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Chances of getting through Oxford/LSE/Imperial with BCG Knowledge

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Hi all.
I'm currently working as a junior specialist in BCG Knowledge in India for their private equity practice. I'm looking at MSc Finance in the UK and my target schools are Oxford, LSE and Imperial. I'm also thinking of applying to MIT Sloan.
1) BCG Knowledge is back-end and not client facing, will this be a disadvantage while applying to these schools?
2) post my masters I plan to switch to finance - IB or VC. How tough will it be to do this without any IB/VC experience?

Any other advice on how I can switch from my current role (which is mostly research and curation based) to finance is welcome! Or if anybody has advice on how I can make my current role sound fancier in applications lol

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If there's any way for you to become a consultant on the associate level and work on private-equity projects that would be ideal. At BCG if possible but maybe you could take your private equity knowledge and use it to get into a more PE oriented consultancy similar to LEK. And then that would get you some customer-facing experience and qualify you for mid-market PE and or VC if you play your cards right during your MS experience.

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New post 03 Jul 2018, 06:57
A few questions and thoughts for your to ponder on Arushi.
  1. How long have you been working? Have you worked with any Indian clients - meaning, front-end exposure? It is pretty tough, but those from the Knowledge space do get some chances. That's one, difficult route you can take.
  2. PE/VC jobs are pretty scant in general. IB is far more common and something you can work towards - of course, you will have to project and articulate your work in the PE space well to get the right mileage from it.
  3. At first it appeared that you want only UK. But the choice of Sloan says otherwise. If you aren't, there are several other options you can consider for MSc Fin/MFin, for instance read here.

Hope this helps some.

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