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Young and wanting to go on! (feedback plz on my choices)

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New post 04 Sep 2006, 22:12
This post just kind of describe the process I went through for picking schools for a master.

First a little bit about me: I will graduate in June 2007 with a BA in Finance, by the end of fall quarter I should expect a 3.6 GPA. I have held many internships and blue colored jobs while studying at the same time. After working my rear end off in low paying internships I have decided that I need more schooling after my BA in order to get a good job.

The problem is: almost no MBA will take you in without work experience, however some masters in finance will. Actually almost all masters in finance will! And that is the good news; the draw back is that people with a lot of work experience have that to add to their application and you don't. So what do you do?
Go through the GMATclub forum, and do some research on your own to compile a list of good school offering a master in finance. Then look at the average work experience for each school as well as if they accept the GMAT as a substitute for the GRE.
Get your list together look at the deadline and get ready to apply!

I've found out that you pretty much need a 670 on your GMAT if you want to get anywhere, so good luck to you!

Here is the list of the school I will be applying to:

Instituto de Empresa - Spain
UC Berkeley: Haas – USA
Science Po – France
HEC – France
LBS -- can't apply there you need work experience ;(
LSE – England
Illionois Urbana Champaign – USA
Princeton – USA
Bocconi -- Italy

Feel free to comment, and if you are in the same situation as me I'd love to hear about your experience regarding your hunt for schools that will accept young students.
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New post 08 Sep 2006, 10:05
Hi Disjoint,
I have a very similiar background as you. I will graduate from a state university next may and I am looking to get a master degree in finance. I believe most programs in the U.S. take fresh graduates. I have also done some research on the topic. Since I am more interested in comprehensive finance rather than financial engineering or mathematical finance, I guess I will be applying to the following schools:

U of Arizona
UIUC
OK State
IIT
Syracuse

I don't know if there are any other schools that offer comprehensive finance and take fresh graduates at the same time. Feel free to comment on my selection.
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New post 09 Sep 2006, 15:01
Looks like a good mix of University, if I were you I woud go check out this ranking:
http://www.global-derivatives.com/schoo ... 003-04.php
Even though it is old it can give you an idea on what school are the top ones. I also use general MBA ranking just to see how the school ranks among others.
I went on a lot of their websites, and usually they tell you if they want: 1)GRE math or GMAT, 2) work experience or not.

Good luck with everything, and what university you go to? I am a student at the University of Washington.
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New post 09 Sep 2006, 21:31
I would also take a look at Washinton University's (Olin) MS in Finance if you are seeking a comprehensive finance program.

"The technical ability of our MS in Finance students will lie in the middle ground between that of an MBA finance-major and someone with a PhD in finance. And while many of our courses are as highly quantitative as those found in typical financial engineering degree programs, our goal is not simply to narrowly train individuals for back-office, derivative pricing jobs."

http://www.olin.wustl.edu/msfin/adm/value.cfm
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New post 10 Sep 2006, 10:41
Getting into a Masters program for Finance is definately do-able. UCB posts little bios of their students... heres a link to a profile of a student who was accepted after 3 years of undergrad

http://mfe.berkeley.edu/current/bio5.html

(its the first bio)
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New post 06 Oct 2012, 00:00
thank for sharing !!!
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I'm seeking for this information
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