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Masters in Finance both Pre-experience and Post-experience 2018 by FT

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Here it is ranking list by esteemed Financial Times for Masters in Finance programs, both Pre-experience and Post-experience options, for year 2018.

I present you here top 15 pre-experience for quick review, however I also have uploaded full report for your reference if needed.

Don't be confused, there are only 6 post-experience Masters in Finance programs ranked below, by FT. ;)
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Name - Jayesh Jain (India)
Age- 20
Background - BTECH final year IT
GRE- 162Q|150V
Internship - 3 ( 9 months) small firms in equity advisory
CGPA- 7/10
College- K. J Somaiya College of Engineering (in top 15 in India)
Extracurricular- Captained my college football team.

Which school should I target?
MY list- Ohio, UIUC, Simon, UT Austin, BC,
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jain123jayesh wrote:
Name - Jayesh Jain (India)
Age- 20
Background - BTECH final year IT
GRE- 162Q|150V
Internship - 3 ( 9 months) small firms in equity advisory
CGPA- 7/10
College- K. J Somaiya College of Engineering (in top 15 in India)
Extracurricular- Captained my college football team.

Which school should I target?
MY list- Ohio, UIUC, Simon, UT Austin, BC,



Hello jain123jayesh


I would say that your list suits your background and GRE score.

Only UT Austin on your list is a little bit more on competitive side, than the rest of them.

I assume BC goes for Boston College ?


You can add some more like :

Vanderbilt University

Washington University in St. Louis

Boston University

Georgetown University

University Wisconsin-Madison

University of Minnesota

Claremont Graduate University

Florida State University



Good Luck ! :cool:
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Isn’t Vandy would be too ambitious, as 2 deadlines have already passed.

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Hi billionare,

Really insightful post. Opens up a different perspective.

I have an offer from SMU (Singapore) for Quantitative Finance Masters on the table. However I have three other options as well, ESADE Spain, UCD Ireland and NUI Ireland. I have to respond to SMU by 21st. What's your opinion on the market for QuantFin and FinTech when Europe and Singapore are compared ? And what university would you suggest.

Thank you.

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Hello everyone,

I am new to GMAT club. And I hope I am posting at the right place. I want my profile to be evaluated for both MFin and MBA programs.

I am an India, age 26.

Class 10: 95.80 % ( School rank 1, district topper, state rank 11)
Class 12: 85.00% ( School rank 5)
UG: NIT Jamshedpur, B. Tech: 82.90% (Top 20% of the batch)
PG: MBA in Finance (Minor in Operations), FMS, University of Delhi, 75.44% (Rank 4, Top 2% of the batch)

Yes, I am targetting a second MBA or an MS in Finance (yet to decide and I am inclined towards Finance)

Pre-MBA work experience: Associate Applications Developer at Oracle Financial Services Software, 20 months
- Worked on Retail, Corporate and Islamic banking modules
- Improved functional performance in liquidation, standing instructions etc.
- Improved loan processing timing from 7 days to 2 mins
- Improved credit rating performance and profile evaluation time
- Worked on Java & Scala programming langauges

Internships
1. Department of Space, ISRO, 8 weeks
- Worked on developing Real-time disease outbreaks system, working on Python 2.7, wrote more than 13000 lines of code
2. Axis Bank, General Management Intern, 8 weeks
- Improved the Prime Plus product by removing and adding certain features, and rebranding it

Post-MBA work experience
- No experience, I will start working in April. Just beginning an early preparation for GMAT and learning more about the International B-Schools
- Placed on campus in a Financial Analytics firm
- Also targetting off-campus companies for roles in IB, Equity Research etc.

Projects
1. Equity Research, Company: Equitylevers
- Worked on developing the overall company analysis model
- Prediction, valuation etc
2. Financial Modelling, Academic Project at FMS
- Building Markowitz portfolio using 25 listed stocks on NSE, Sharpe ratio; 1.33
- Predicting USD-INR exchange rate using OLS regression
- Predicted Customer credit default and churn in telecom industry using logit & probit models

Software/Tools: Excel, MATLAB, Pythion 2.7 & 3.6, Python libraries - Pandas, NSEpy, Numpy, Matplotlib etc.

Extracurricular - Mostly college level
- Rubik's cube
- Drawing & Painting
- Football

Positions of Responsibility
- Heady Boy at School
- Coordinator of events at tech fest of NIT Jamshedpur
- Placement Cell of NIT Jamshedpur
- Restructuring Committee at FMS Delhi

Any other info is needed?

- I took CAT (an exam similar to GMAT in India) 2016 - Secured 99.87 percentile in CAT
- I have not taken GMAT yet (expecting 720+ )
- Please comment about the chances and which one would be better considering that I am a bit inclined towards Finance, Consulting would be my second choice.
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New post 27 Jan 2019, 16:57
Hi, great post! Would you mind evaluating my profile chances to get into the following programes (application in mid February when I receive my official GMAT score report)?

-MSc Finance at LSE
-MSc International Finance at HEC Paris
-MSc in Financial Analysis at LBS


My profile:
-GMAT: 710 (90%) Q47 V40
-Bachelor: Economics a target university in Spain with a 8.60/10 (8 out of a class of 160)
-1 year Exchange: University of Chicago: Booth (Economics, Corporate Finance, Strategic Management...)
-Recommendation letters: strong recommenders from UChicago, my home university and manager at the Consultancy.
-Statement of Purpose: Quite good in my opinion
- Actively participating at my University Consulting Association. Additionally I ended up 2nd in a Case Consulting Competition with a Jury of members of Bain, BCG and McKinsey and was invited at their recruiting process.
- Start Up co-founder. Lead the team in the Mobile World Congress Start Up competition & ended as European Semi Finalists.
- 2 summer Internships. first as a Financial Analyst at a well-known multinational and later on at a Strategy Consulting Boutique.
- Languages: Native Spanish and Catalan, Proficiency in English, Intermediate in French and very basic German.

I am worried because my quant score is not very high, and LSE might be very strict about it.
Also, do you think I might be able to get any scolarships if I get in?

Thank you!
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