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LSE - MSc Risk and Finance

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New post 16 Mar 2019, 09:05
Hi there!

Yesterday I got an email from LSE to let me know that the Department of Finance has recommended me for a place in the MSc Risk and Finance programme starting in September 2019. It stated that "they were highly impressed by my application which stood out among the many they receive on this competitive programme", but it mentioned that an official offer will be sent out later. I have a couple of questions.

Does anyone have an idea how long it takes before official offers are sent out?
Is this a standardised message every 'accepted' candidate gets?
This would be my second masters, do you think they would still require a first on my ongoing MSc or is my undergrad the only thing that matters grade-wise?
Their site states that math tests can be a condition. Does this happen (a lot)?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi Philc,

Congrats on your offer! Yes it is an email every candidate offered a place at a program of the Finance department at LSE receives.

From my personal experience, it should take about 7 working days (i received the same email for the MSc Finance program on a wednesday and received the formal offer on the next Friday).

I can’t help you with the second question sorry.

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Hi, Philc
Could you please share your profile?
Good luck with your application!
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New post 31 Mar 2019, 06:11
Hi cagi !

Of course! I'll share my profile below. Note: I haven't received my official offer yet, I called the admissions office and they're experiencing a backlog. They said I can expect it next week, so I'm not too worried.

- BSc Economics (70%) and MSc Economics with a major in Financial Economics (75%) from a reputable European University.
- GMAT 710 (Q48 V40 IR7).
- One internship at an insurance firm. It was nothing too relevant, but I was able to position it pretty well within my application considering the risk-aspect of the programme.
- Some interesting extra-curriculars that allowed me to write a strong/unique personal statement. I played sports at a very high level and am a glider pilot part of an Air Cadet programme. Also, I tutored economics at my university, did an Oxford MOOC and was active in a three-month student consulting project at a private bank.
- Very strong letters of recommendation - I got pretty lucky here. One of my references used to be Centennial Professor of Finance at LSE and is a highly regarded professor/researcher in the field of risk and finance.
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New post 31 Mar 2019, 07:55
Philc

Thank you very much for your answer and congratulations for your offer :)

I am interested in same program and also msc fin/pe

It would be best to get your comments you about my profile:

Gmat: 660 ( Q50; V28)
GPA: 3.60 ( Top 10% despite double major)
WE : Bank of America ML FICC Trading sales (3months)
Citi bank corporate banking (3months)
Student assistant ( like TA) for some finance courses
Researcher at finance center
Founder of two startups; one in finch
Exchange in Bocconi with 5 finance courses
Prog: R, Python, SQL, Stata
Program : Best in country: 99,99% scorer in university exam
Economics/management double major
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You seem to have quite a strong profile, definitely up to LSE-standards I would think. The 'weak' point would be your GMAT-score, which is rather average, however, the other aspects could make up for that. Make sure to sell yourself well!

Might I ask where you are from?
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