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Master in Finance or MBA France

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New post 28 Feb 2020, 20:34
Hi all, I need a lot help and advice from everyone here :)

My situation is a little bit tricky here and I'd appreciate all advice given !!! I need advice on the programs I should pursue,

My goals:
In a broad sense I would like to move to Europe (long term) and work in IB (corporate finance)
I have a strong preference for France as I am attracted to the dynamic and competitive banking culture (and to a lesser extent the program costs)

My profile:
- I come from Singapore and graduated with a 4 year BBA with Honours (specialising in Finance) from NUS (top university in Singapore),
however I have an issue with GPA (converted to 3.1 out of 4) as I initially did not have a clear idea of my career goals and felt lost until the final year when I became acquainted with banking - and because of this I have since had many obstacles pursuing a dream job in corp fin
- I have 3.5 years of professional corporate and investment banking experience at 2 non-BB but major IB within the Risk function (non-quant) - I found the work to be unchallenging
- During my initial undergraduate years I did 2 overseas internships with MNCs in Beijing, China (6 months) and Paris, France (4 months)
- Student exchange semester in Germany (have intermediate level in German)
- Recently started French (but aiming to do intensive courses until B2 by masters graduation)
- To compensate for the low GPA, I focused on GMAT and achieved 740 (Q49 V41)
- Passed Level 1 CFA exam

I would very much like to deepen my finance knowledge to make my transition into corp fin by pursuing a masters, but I am very much restricted by the low GPA. I recently got rejected by the ESSEC MiF program - was told by the program recruiter it could be an issue with my age as the program is targeted to pre-exp plus I do not have French proficiency.

I am now considering EDHEC MSc Corporate Finance and Banking and EMLyon MSc in Finance, may I know if they are programs which can help me achieve my long term goals? At the same time I have been advised to pursue the ESSEC Global MBA (as I have WE), however, I am not sure if MBA is the right path as I would like to remain my focus in banking and finance, or should I leverage the strong ESSEC brand name to help me in the job market in France ?

Please help, any advice is greatly appreciated !!! Suggestions for other programs/paths are welcome :)
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skittleslittles wrote:
Hi all, I need a lot help and advice from everyone here :)

My situation is a little bit tricky here and I'd appreciate all advice given !!! I need advice on the programs I should pursue,

My goals:
In a broad sense I would like to move to Europe (long term) and work in IB (corporate finance)
I have a strong preference for France as I am attracted to the dynamic and competitive banking culture (and to a lesser extent the program costs)

My profile:
- I come from Singapore and graduated with a 4 year BBA with Honours (specialising in Finance) from NUS (top university in Singapore),
however I have an issue with GPA (converted to 3.1 out of 4) as I initially did not have a clear idea of my career goals and felt lost until the final year when I became acquainted with banking - and because of this I have since had many obstacles pursuing a dream job in corp fin
- I have 3.5 years of professional corporate and investment banking experience at 2 non-BB but major IB within the Risk function (non-quant) - I found the work to be unchallenging
- During my initial undergraduate years I did 2 overseas internships with MNCs in Beijing, China (6 months) and Paris, France (4 months)
- Student exchange semester in Germany (have intermediate level in German)
- Recently started French (but aiming to do intensive courses until B2 by masters graduation)
- To compensate for the low GPA, I focused on GMAT and achieved 740 (Q49 V41)
- Passed Level 1 CFA exam

I would very much like to deepen my finance knowledge to make my transition into corp fin by pursuing a masters, but I am very much restricted by the low GPA. I recently got rejected by the ESSEC MiF program - was told by the program recruiter it could be an issue with my age as the program is targeted to pre-exp plus I do not have French proficiency.

I am now considering EDHEC MSc Corporate Finance and Banking and EMLyon MSc in Finance, may I know if they are programs which can help me achieve my long term goals? At the same time I have been advised to pursue the ESSEC Global MBA (as I have WE), however, I am not sure if MBA is the right path as I would like to remain my focus in banking and finance, or should I leverage the strong ESSEC brand name to help me in the job market in France ?

Please help, any advice is greatly appreciated !!! Suggestions for other programs/paths are welcome :)


Hi, Considering your future plan, MS Finance will suite you. However, you have a good GMAT score. You can apply to any program. Think twice before applying to the program.
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Hey skittleslittles,
I must say that you have a pretty strong profile. Although you have low GPA, you have done well on
your academic and professional fronts. And, not to mention, you have scored a fairly good GMAT
score.
Your work experience of 3.5 years is quite a strong point. Moreover, the overseas internships are
also noteworthy.
The student exchange also depicts your international exposure. Given your low GPA, it can
strategically be covered in your essay application by highlighting your work experience, student
exchange program, extracurricular, and your overall international exposure. This would certainly
enable your profile to stand out from other applicants.
Further, embarking on the CFA journey and qualifying the level 1 exam is another point
strengthening your profile.
With a GMAT score of 740, you can target a specialized master’s degree or an MBA as per your
career goals.
Personally, I would say that your profile is way stronger to target EDHEC and EMLyon, given that
you strategically portray your profile strengths and interest in the banking sector in the school’s
application.
A few schools you can apply to in Europe are - HEC, WHU, EDHEC, and ESCP Europe.

If you have any other queries feel free to drop me a mail at support@mim-essay.com I would be
happy to help you with your queries and application process.
Also, if you are planning to apply for2020 intake and have further queries you wish to address, I would be happy to help via a free counseling session.
https://www.mim-essay.com/book-an-appointment-form/?gfc

Hope this helped!
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