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LSE Finance/LBS MFA with very good academics but weak GMAT quant?

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Hi guys!

I am currently preparing my applications for a MSc Finance program in Europe (starting next year) and am very unsure about my chances due to me having tanked my GMAT quant section. Besides this weak spot, I have a very high GPA (+ among top of class) and strong extracurriculars + internships. Could you guys give me a honest, unbiased opinion on whether I have a chance of being admitted for either LSE MSc Finance or LBS MFA? (and, if not, which other programs should i consider?)

The "specs":
Major: major in finance
GPA: Very close to 4.0
Extracurriculars: member of board of biggest finance society of my uni for a while
Internships: 1x Big 4, 1x PE Fund
GMAT (the weak spot): 710

I'm aware of the fact that my profile is pretty strong besides that GMAT score, which would also be quite decent if the splits weren't so out of my favour. I'm extremely worried that the 54th percentile quant (which imo does not reflect my true quant capabilities but just that I put in too few time for preparation) will lead admission committees to just decline me without giving my application any further consideration.
Sadly, I don't have time to retake the GMAT before the application deadlines, so that is not really an option.

What do you think? Thank you very much in advance!

Originally posted by PeZoR on 05 Oct 2018, 11:30.
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Hello PeZoR


Okay your GPA is great and internships are relevant.

And you have worries for no reason regarding GMAT.


I already addressed LBS MFA facts here in some of my previous posts:

LBS MFA average GMAT score is 708

https://gmatclub.com/forum/master-in-fi ... 77602.html


Furthermore, I can recommend for instance Imperial MIF, since you want to be located in London, they want 650 or higher on GMAT. ;)


I can recommend also St Gallen's Banking and Finance (MBF) they want minimum of 680, another their program Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) would like to see minimum of 650.


For LSE MSc Finance they don't even mention GMAT score request which is a good sign in terms of competitiveness, I have found two close enough MSc Risk and Finance where they request score of at least 650 and MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management where strangely enough there is no GMAT requirement :-o :shocked

https://gmatclub.com/forum/profile-eval ... 77239.html


As you can see, you are in good position to be admitted in all of these schools and various corresponding programs. :cool:



Good luck with application ! :fingers_crossed:
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Your GMAT is fine. 710 is a very good score. Coupled with your GPA and class ranking, you will be in a good position.
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