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MS Finance in McGill vs MBA from Brock

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New post 14 Sep 2019, 13:48
Hey my question is specifically for if you're an Indian without work experience, but a high GMAT score (~740).

Would it be better to enroll in a Masters in Finance program at a university with a better reputation (e.g., McGill) - or to obtain an MBA from a university with worse name recognition (e.g., Brock Univeristy - which accepts students without work experience)?

Any guidance is appreciated.
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New post 15 Sep 2019, 05:28
MSF from McGill. Great school and you have no work experience. Most of the benefit you get from an MBA program comes from the fact that you learn from other students and their life and work experiences. Save the MBA for later.
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New post 21 Oct 2019, 17:53
Hey Pharos,

Before coming to the question, I’d like to highlight the fact that there are lots of factors other than GMAT & Work-Experience that affects the strength of a profile. No doubt a good GMAT score can get you a step closer towards your dream school but you need to note that while targeting Top Schools you’ll be competing with applicants with a far wider experience, your high GMAT cannot completely offset your zero work experience and you’ll surely have to dig deeper into your profile to come up with a combination of other profile strengths and experiences which will help you compensate for your work exp.

Now coming back to the question, I’d suggest that applying for a Master in Finance in a university like Mcgill would a better option to choose than going for an MBA from Tier 3 Universities like Brock University.

I would always advise applicants to never compromise on the brand of the school - even if you find programs with a more flexible eligibility criteria or even with wider scholarship options, it is better to stick to the school with a stronger brand as the ROI is much more lucrative in the end.

Also, it makes much more sense if you go for an MBA after some solid work experience. In fact, it is always recommended that to make the best out of MBA it is imperative that you have a certain level of industrial exposure and that is the reason why maximum of the Top B-schools for MBA requires at least 4-6 years of work experience as an eligibility criterion in their selection processes.

Talking about the average GMAT Score for MSF from Mcgill University, it ranges between 665 to 690. So, a GMAT score like 740 would be a strong highlight and will surely add extra weight to your profile. But as mentioned above, just a good GMAT score won’t be enough.
So, make sure to highlight your other strengths and achievements through your Essays and LOR’s.

Overall, I’d say that Mcgill comes in the competitive range, and it is advisable for you to target at least 4-5 Schools based on the Dream Competitive and Safe schools category.
In fact, you can take our Free Profile Evaluation through the link below to get your comprehensive lists of Schools suitable for your profile based on the above three categories. https://mim-essay.com/profile-evaluation?gcf

Hope this helps!
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