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Dear All,
I am in the process of applying to business schools this year for Masters in Finance programs. My profile is as follows:
Undergrad: BSc. Accounting and Finance (Maths minor) from the top business school in Pakistan with a distinction (GPA 3.62/4)
GMAT: 720 (Q48 V40)
CFA Level 1 cleared
Experience: I have done two internships at the Central Bank of Pakistan and Ernst & Young. Since my graduation in May 2017 I have been working as a financial analyst at a PE firm in Pakistan.= and have worked on multiple deals worth over USD 1 million.
I am targeting the following programs: Mfin at MIT, MFA at LBS, MFin at USC Marshall, MFE at Oxford, MFeng at Haas, MFeng at UCLA.
My major concern is a lower GMAT quant score.
Do I have a chance in these programs? I would also appreciate suggestions for other programs to consider.
Thanks
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shaheryar12345 wrote:
Dear All,
I am in the process of applying to business schools this year for Masters in Finance programs. My profile is as follows:
Undergrad: BSc. Accounting and Finance (Maths minor) from the top business school in Pakistan with a distinction (GPA 3.62/4)
GMAT: 720 (Q48 V40)
CFA Level 1 cleared
Experience: I have done two internships at the Central Bank of Pakistan and Ernst & Young. Since my graduation in May 2017 I have been working as a financial analyst at a PE firm in Pakistan.= and have worked on multiple deals worth over USD 1 million.
I am targeting the following programs: Mfin at MIT, MFA at LBS, MFin at USC Marshall, MFE at Oxford, MFeng at Haas, MFeng at UCLA.
My major concern is a lower GMAT quant score.
Do I have a chance in these programs? I would also appreciate suggestions for other programs to consider.
Thanks



1) Good GPA
2) Very good GMAT (and the V aspect is great as well)
3) Good work experience.
4) CFA L1 is nice to have.

I would apply to all of those schools, but my caveat would be that you might not have enough math for the MFE programs. I don't know your entire profile so if I am wrong, I apologize.

Don't worry about your GMAT. 48Q is fine and the fact you have a V above 30 is great. I think the GPA, 720 GMAT and work experience all make you a good applicant at all of those schools. I'd probably say LBS is the "easiest" for you to get into.
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New post 24 Jan 2018, 02:41
Hey there,

You have a pretty interesting profile. Your GRE score are good , and you have an above average GPA.

Your CFA certification, published papers and research internship show that you have a strong interest in finance. This can be one of the key highlights of the application.

Your work experience looks fine, but may be a bit on the lower side for MIT and Colombia.
Please check out the schools’ class profile for the program to know the average work experience.

You have a diverse set of extra-curriculars, which make your profile more holistic.
However, unless you can effectively highlight the impact that you created on yourself and your surroundings through these experiences, it won’t help you much.

As far as your target schools are concerned, MIT and columbia are highly competitive and can be considered as your dream category of schools. I would suggest you diversify and apply to other programs as well.

You might want to check out MFE programs as well,since they are well suited for your profile.

You can take our Profile Evaluation and we will be able to help you improve your selection chances at your target schools
Here’s the link for evaluation : https://mim-essay.typeform.com/to/tSey1j#01
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Hey there,

You have a pretty interesting profile. Your GRE score are good , and you have an above average GPA.

Your CFA certification, published papers and research internship show that you have a strong interest in finance. This can be one of the key highlights of the application.

Your work experience looks fine, but may be a bit on the lower side for MIT and Colombia.
Please check out the schools’ class profile for the program to know the average work experience.

You have a diverse set of extra-curriculars, which make your profile more holistic.
However, unless you can effectively highlight the impact that you created on yourself and your surroundings through these experiences, it won’t help you much.

As far as your target schools are concerned, MIT and columbia are highly competitive and can be considered as your dream category of schools. I would suggest you diversify and apply to other programs as well.

You might want to check out MFE programs as well,since they are well suited for your profile.

You can take our Profile Evaluation and we will be able to help you improve your selection chances at your target schools
Here’s the link for evaluation : https://mim-essay.typeform.com/to/tSey1j#01



What is this spam garbage?

1) He took the GMAT, not GRE.
2) He lists work experience, not extra circulars.
3) Columbia is never mentioned.


Nice attention to detail. I definitely want you giving me grad school advice or writing essays lol.
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