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Could anyone evaluate my profile for MIT Msc Finance?

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Hi all, looking for an evaluation for the MIT Msc of Finance program.

Program: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in commerce (one of the top programs in Canada, but I am not sure about the recognition in US), McMaster University (Canada)

GPA: 3.93

Math Courses: Calculus I, Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Finance, Financial/Managerial Accounting - as you can see, not many pure math courses ..

Work: Student strategy consultant for biomedical commercialization, Summer Research Assistant (rececieved a prestigious research scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to conduct this research), Health Policy Research Assistant (1 year), Clinical Research Assistant (4 months), Program Coordinator at a local emergency department hospital program (4 years)

Extracurriculars/Volunteering: Equity analyst at university investment club, selected to attend a program called Emerging Health Leaders based on merits of academics/leadership (received 5K scholarship to attend), communications/outreach organizer for a community tech club, soccer coach, spinal cord rehab volunteer, athletic therapy volunteer, some other scholarships related to leadership/academics

Planning to write GMAT by November

Clearly, I think Im lacking in the quantitative department coming from my biochemistry background. I was wondering if I stood any chance at all for the program and any other thoughts/suggestions you guys had
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McMaster is a good school and MIT admissions will know about it. GPA is strong and you have decent quant classes (although you might need to take one or two classes to meet the qualifications for MIT - they have a bootcamp that could satisfy this).

GMAT is going to be what is important though. I would say 700ish and you start being competitive, with it increasing as your score increases.

MIT might like you as you have a different background than what they usual get applying to their program.

Focus on the GMAT and make sure you get strong letters of recommendation from your professors. Good luck.
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MSFHQ wrote:
McMaster is a good school and MIT admissions will know about it. GPA is strong and you have decent quant classes (although you might need to take one or two classes to meet the qualifications for MIT - they have a bootcamp that could satisfy this).

GMAT is going to be what is important though. I would say 700ish and you start being competitive, with it increasing as your score increases.

MIT might like you as you have a different background than what they usual get applying to their program.

Focus on the GMAT and make sure you get strong letters of recommendation from your professors. Good luck.


Hey, thanks for the evaluation. My target for GMAT was ~730 - do you think that would give me a good shot at MIT?

Also, how would my profile fare at other Msc Finance programs, specifically Princeton and LSE? I've heard Princeton is the most competitive/selective of all finance programs so I'm a little doubtful whether or not I would stand a chance. Much thanks :)
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McMaster is a good school and MIT admissions will know about it. GPA is strong and you have decent quant classes (although you might need to take one or two classes to meet the qualifications for MIT - they have a bootcamp that could satisfy this).

GMAT is going to be what is important though. I would say 700ish and you start being competitive, with it increasing as your score increases.

MIT might like you as you have a different background than what they usual get applying to their program.

Focus on the GMAT and make sure you get strong letters of recommendation from your professors. Good luck.


Hey, thanks for the evaluation. My target for GMAT was ~730 - do you think that would give me a good shot at MIT?

Also, how would my profile fare at other Msc Finance programs, specifically Princeton and LSE? I've heard Princeton is the most competitive/selective of all finance programs so I'm a little doubtful whether or not I would stand a chance. Much thanks :)



730 would put you in the range with MIT. You will definitely be a competitive applicant.

Princeton is a different beast. Honestly, they seem to want people with wall street experience who want a quantitative degree from an IVY vs. an MBA. Take a look at their profile and resumes to get a feel.

LSE - all day. Any of their MSc programs you should not only be competitive in, but get into.
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daftypatty wrote:
MSFHQ wrote:
McMaster is a good school and MIT admissions will know about it. GPA is strong and you have decent quant classes (although you might need to take one or two classes to meet the qualifications for MIT - they have a bootcamp that could satisfy this).

GMAT is going to be what is important though. I would say 700ish and you start being competitive, with it increasing as your score increases.

MIT might like you as you have a different background than what they usual get applying to their program.

Focus on the GMAT and make sure you get strong letters of recommendation from your professors. Good luck.


Hey, thanks for the evaluation. My target for GMAT was ~730 - do you think that would give me a good shot at MIT?

Also, how would my profile fare at other Msc Finance programs, specifically Princeton and LSE? I've heard Princeton is the most competitive/selective of all finance programs so I'm a little doubtful whether or not I would stand a chance. Much thanks :)



730 would put you in the range with MIT. You will definitely be a competitive applicant.

Princeton is a different beast. Honestly, they seem to want people with wall street experience who want a quantitative degree from an IVY vs. an MBA. Take a look at their profile and resumes to get a feel.

LSE - all day. Any of their MSc programs you should not only be competitive in, but get into.


Thank you, I will work really hard for my GMAT in that case. I'm planning to sit down for a November date - this won't affect my application for MIT since their apps are due in January, but it means that for schools like LSE and LBS, I will be applying for the 3rd round. Would this put me at a significant disadvantage for LSE & LBS? For LSE, I am considering applying to Msc Finance and Msc Management & Strategy ; for LBS, I am considering applying to MiM.

Are there are other top tier school programs you would recommend based on my profile?
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