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Dear All,

I am in the planning to apply to business schools this year for Masters in Finance/Financial Engineering programs.

My profile is as follows:
Age: 24
Undergrad: B.Eng. Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Business Minor) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (GPA 3.5/5.0)
Graduating June 2018

GMAT: 650-700 (expected), Planning to take by end February.
Proficient in: C, C++, C#, Bloomberg Terminal & Excel.

I am targeting the following programs:
MFE at NTU Singapore,
MFin at ESSEC Singapore, HEC Paris, IE Business School, MIT Sloan

My major concern is my GPA. What are main differences and advantages between MFE and MSF?

Do I have a chance in these programs? I would also appreciate suggestions for other programs to consider.
Ultimately, I'd like to get an MBA, 3-5 years post-MSF from the top-10/20 B-Schools.

Thanks & Regards,
Manickam

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Manick9 wrote:
Dear All,

I am in the planning to apply to business schools this year for Masters in Finance/Financial Engineering programs.

My profile is as follows:
Age: 24
Undergrad: B.Eng. Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Business Minor) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (GPA 3.5/5.0)
Graduating June 2018

GMAT: 650-700 (expected), Planning to take by end February.
Proficient in: C, C++, C#, Bloomberg Terminal & Excel.

I am targeting the following programs:
MFE at NTU Singapore,
MFin at ESSEC Singapore, HEC Paris, IE Business School, MIT Sloan

My major concern is my GPA. What are main differences and advantages between MFE and MSF?

Do I have a chance in these programs? I would also appreciate suggestions for other programs to consider.
Ultimately, I'd like to get an MBA, 3-5 years post-MSF from the top-10/20 B-Schools.

Thanks & Regards,
Manickam


What does your GPA convert to? 3.5/5.0 seems like a B or lower. The issue is combined with your GPA (assuming I am correct) and your projected GPA range. Both too low for MIT. HEC Paris is also going to be a stretch.

ESSEC and IE are probably your best shots, with HEC being a stretch and MIT being a pretty low probability.

As for NTU, not really sure.

Main difference between an MSF and MFE is the technical aspect of the degree. MSF is a graduate degree in corporate finance theory (valuation, risk management, derivatives, corporate finance, etc). MFE degrees focus on higher end mathematical finance theory, programming, etc. You'd be a quant vs an investment banker or credit analyst (in general, exceptions apply).
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My GPA would convert to 2.8/4.0. Yes, I think its lower than a B.

With a strong GMAT say over 700 or over 750, I would have a higher chance of getting in?
I understand MIT and HEC are quite tough for my profile.

Thanks MSFHQ!
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With a high GMAT, it would help you with middle of the road and lower MSF programs. The top ones will most likely deny you because of that low GPA.
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