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# MS Finance Profile Evaluations [Master Thread]: Post all Profiles Here

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Hi everybody. Newbie here so sorry if I'm breaking any rules. I was hoping to get my profile reviewed for a couple of competitive finance masters programs that I'm interested in.

Undergrad major: BSc Accounting and Finance + CFA L1 Candidate
CGPA: 3.96 (batch topper)
Have strong coursework in subjects like econometrics, quantitative finance, linear algebra, derivatives, data science and CS. Also have a good portfolio of hands-on projects in python, financial analysis, portfolio management etc.
GRE: 334 (167Q 167V)
Currently working on a research project on ESG investments as well.
Cofounder of a welfare foundation focusing on minority communities.
Vice president of the Finance club at my uni - also a national finalist in the CFA Ethics challenge.
Work experience:
1) Corporate finance internship at a Fortune 25
2) Research analyst at a boutique tech consulting firm

I am targeting 3 programs. MFE at Oxford, MS Finance at LSE and MS Finance at MIT. My main motivation for attending these programs is to break into an equity research role. My main concern is that my GRE quant is just an 89th percentile. Should I be retaking it to aim for a 170? I can easily raise it because i got a 170 in my diagnostic but just happened to get some seriously weird questions unfortunately, but not sure if its worth the time and money involved. Oxford's MFE has a 85 percentile quant cutoff for applicants and for MIT the median is 170 while the middle 80th percentile is 166-170.

Would be really grateful for any feedback, thanks!
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Hi everyone,

I am looking to apply to Master's in Finance and/ or Economics in LSE / UCL / Imperial.

I am 26F, from Lebanon.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate from the American University of Beirut (prestigious university in the middle east- not sure if it's known elsewhere). I graduated with Honor's with a minor in Mathematics (GPA: 3.4).

GMAT: 720 (Q49, V38)

Work experience: around 3-4 years of engineering experience in Supply Chain and Datacenters. Haven't taken any leadership role, mostly analyst and project management roles. I have been working in Dubai for the past 3 years so I have been exposed to a multinational work environment. I speak Arabic and French.

Looking for a career change into consulting or asset management.

I am also considering applying for an MBA in LBS. But given the high cost (around 100K), I would rather go for a master's degree.

Appreciate the help.
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Hi everyone; I'm still doing my undergrad but plan to apply for an MSc Finance after graduation, and thus would like some pointers on what to work on.

Nationality:
21M from Canada; ethnically Italian so I could apply for an Italian passport if a european school catches my interest.

3.0 GPA (currently) in a niche industry specific BSc at the University of British Columbia (#37 world, #2 in Canada from times rankings). GPA isn't stellar, but I was able to pull up my grades from straight Cs to straight As. (Note my school does not officially calculate GPA, so this is just a rough calculation based on a standard US GPA calculation). Graduating April 2023.

GMAT:
I have not yet taken the GMAT; excpecting high 600s - low 700s based on my prep. I have lots of time before I plan to apply, so this can be raised.

Work Experience:
Internship as a financial analyst at a mid-sized industrial company in my industry. It was this job actually that piqued my interest in pursuing an MSc in Finance. Possibly another internship in the coming year.

Currently treasurer for a recreation club. Was president for a year when our current active president was at an internship.

Post-Master Goals:
Investment banking in either Japan or China, depending on the school I attend.

I am looking to apply for programs in Asia, specifically Japan or China (Waseda MSc Finance or Peking MSc Finance). Likely will apply to others, but these two are my main targets. The admissions competitiveness of these programs isn't available based on what I can find, so I don't really know where I stand.

Thanks for any advice!
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MFin/MFE Profile evaluation for a diversity candidate? [#permalink]
Background and nationality : 24F Indian, LGBT
Undergrad Information - private deemed to be uni, CGPA: 3.1/4, dual degree program with MBA in Tech Management and BTech in IT, relatively quantitative
GMAT/GRE: will give the GMAT, should be somewhere over 690
Work experience and leadership: 2 months web dev in digital payments, 4 months data analytics at a national digital payment solutions provider, 2 years of WE as a tech consultant at a big4 with exposure to financial services
Community and others: really involved on campus, 5+ leadership roles at MUN organization in and outside of college, have participated in a ton of them across India, about 60. Projects include financial analysis and valuation of US retailer, comparative analysis of options pricing methods and technical indicator analysis. Proficient in Python, SQL, Excel, Tableau and PowerBI. Have certifications such as Google Data Analytics, Wharton Business Analytics, ISB Financial Markets, CFA Investments Foundation, considering giving the L1 too!
Post Master goals: DeFi/sustainable finance, open to financial consulting
Schools I'm looking at: USC, UTAustin, Georgetown, WUSTL, Vandy. NY schools like Rochester and SUNY. I would love to stay in the tri-state area or Chicago. I am school-agnostic, wanna go somewhere with good placement stats for international candidates.

What do you think? Is there anyway in which I can build my profile further?
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Hello everyone

Nationality: American
GRE score: 331 (Q 169, V 162) – per ETS calculation equals to 733 in GMAT (Q 51, V 37)
GMAT highest score: 618
Work experience: 1.5 years as FP&A
Leadership: Head of the team of 3 students
Post-Master goals: get a paid internship at Goldman Sachs
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notanmfeapplicant wrote:
Background and nationality : 24F Indian, LGBT
Undergrad Information - private deemed to be uni, CGPA: 3.1/4, dual degree program with MBA in Tech Management and BTech in IT, relatively quantitative
GMAT/GRE: will give the GMAT, should be somewhere over 690
Work experience and leadership: 2 months web dev in digital payments, 4 months data analytics at a national digital payment solutions provider, 2 years of WE as a tech consultant at a big4 with exposure to financial services
Community and others: really involved on campus, 5+ leadership roles at MUN organization in and outside of college, have participated in a ton of them across India, about 60. Projects include financial analysis and valuation of US retailer, comparative analysis of options pricing methods and technical indicator analysis. Proficient in Python, SQL, Excel, Tableau and PowerBI. Have certifications such as Google Data Analytics, Wharton Business Analytics, ISB Financial Markets, CFA Investments Foundation, considering giving the L1 too!
Post Master goals: DeFi/sustainable finance, open to financial consulting
Schools I'm looking at: USC, UTAustin, Georgetown, WUSTL, Vandy. NY schools like Rochester and SUNY. I would love to stay in the tri-state area or Chicago. I am school-agnostic, wanna go somewhere with good placement stats for international candidates.

What do you think? Is there anyway in which I can build my profile further?

Click on the following link and post your profile there.
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ms-finance-p ... 19345.html
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Re: MS Finance Profile Evaluations [Master Thread]: Post all Profiles Here [#permalink]
Hi Guys,

Would be great to get a profile evaluation please!

Background and nationality: 21 Franco-British
Undergrad Information: Finance and Accounting, Economics, and Philosophy degree at the UCO of Angers, France, good university, CGPA: 4.0
GMAT/GRE: 660
Work experience and leadership: Internship at the Crédit Agricole in Management Accounting at the HQ in Paris; Sailing instructor; President of Finance Club; Class President; Faculty Ambassador; Selected to be an assistant teacher in Maths and Economics by the University; Led a team of engineers in creating a technological innovation that one an award
Community and others: Charity work for an association called Le Secours Populaire for a year
Post Master goals: Corporate Finance/ IB

Schools I would like to apply for: LSE, Imperial, LBS, Oxford, HEC, ESSEC, EDHEC, St Gallen...

I know that my GMAT score is on the lower side, but can this be compensated by excellent recommendations and solid statements?

Cheers!
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Hello I would like your thoughts on my profile for Mfin at the universities bellow. Any additional school recommendations are welcome

Profile :

1.Demographics: Moroccan, Male,21.

2.Undergraduate GPA (BBA at KU Leuven) : 75,89% (ranked 9th out of 114). Currently pursuing a Msc. in corporate finance at KU Leuven?

3.GMAT : 720 (V42,Q48), planning on taking GRE and shooting for 169-170 Quant

4.Work experience : 3 months full time internship as a credit underwriter at the 4th largest trade insurance company in Belgium. I am currently at the same role but only working part time (2 days a week).

5. Extracurricular : Co-founder of my university's debate club.

US universities :

USC,Vanderbilt,YSOM,MIT,.

Non US universities :

LSE, LBS, ESSEC, EDHEC, PSL (Dauphine)

I am avoiding countries whose national language I do not speak, therefore Bocconi, ESADE etc... are off the table.

BIG issue with my profile : I messed around a lot during freshman year and only got it together in the following years, my grades are very skewed. Unfortunately I had most of my stats/maths classes were in freshman year so I had B's and C's on those.
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Indian female with an engineering background (quite quant heavy)

Target programs: USC MSF (target)
UCSD MFIN
UCI MFIN (safety)

GMAT:690(Q:48,V:35)

Undergrad GPA: 9.66/10 (~3.86)
(Ranked third in my dept (~300))

Undergrad major: Electronics Engg
Minor: Computational Math

Extracurricular: Former international martial artist and a martial arts instructor, national team captain,couple of college clubs, tech fests etc.

Volunteering: taught self defence to 500+ school going girls, launched a citywide anti-tobacco campaign, currently teach English as a foreign language to local house-makers.

Work exp: Interned at a major asset management firm for 6 months, and accepted a full time role thereafter. Total work exp (incl internships) is about 12 months.(tech domain - building portfolio management software)

Others: a couple of coursera projects in finance, a virtual internship project in investment management.

Post Masters goal: Would love to explore opportunities in the fintech domain (thinking startups/small firms). In the longer run, planning on setting up a startup in fintech. Love Cali for its tech startup culture.

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Hello I would like your thoughts on my profile for Mfin at the universities bellow. Any additional school recommendations are welcome

Profile :

1.Demographics: Moroccan, Male,21.

2.Undergraduate GPA (BBA at KU Leuven) : 75,89% (ranked 9th out of 114). Currently pursuing a Msc. in corporate finance at KU Leuven?

3.GMAT : 720 (V42,Q48), planning on taking GRE and shooting for 169-170 Quant

4.Work experience : 3 months full time internship as a credit underwriter at the 4th largest trade insurance company in Belgium. I am currently at the same role but only working part time (2 days a week).

5. Extracurricular : Co-founder of my university's debate club.

US universities :

USC,Vanderbilt,YSOM,MIT,.

Non US universities :

LSE, LBS, ESSEC, EDHEC, PSL (Dauphine)

I am avoiding countries whose national language I do not speak, therefore Bocconi, ESADE etc... are off the table.

BIG issue with my profile : I messed around a lot during freshman year and only got it together in the following years, my grades are very skewed. Unfortunately I had most of my stats/maths classes were in freshman year so I had B's and C's on those.
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Nationality / Age: Indian/19
GMAT/GRE Score:None
GPA / Work experience:8.04/10, 25 months internship
Educational Background: Bachelors of Commerce from Mumbai university
Master program(s) you are applying to?: MSC Accounting and Finance
Post-MS Targets: University of Bristol, University of Warwick, University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham
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Hello, I would like to have a profile evaluation:

I am Italian,
On July 2022 I will be graduated in Economics and Management (bachelor degreee in Italian) at Luiss University, the second best university in Italy (GPA 3.94)
Expected Bachelor final Degree: 110 cum laude/110
ERASMUS (semester abroad): Paris school of business. in Paris.
Age: 20
Previous work experience: 1 month full-time internship as Account intern at Pavillion Hotels and Resorts Group.
IELTS 7.00
GMAT 650 (Q 49 V 30)
Program I am interested in: Master in finance
Dream business school: Bocconi, HEC, Imperial, LSE, LBS, ESSEC
Extracurricular activities: volunteer at Caritas Italia (Caritas works as part of the Church to raise awareness on issues around charity, care for those in need and promote the importance of concrete actions for the poor)

What do you think about my profile, do I have any chance?
Thank you in advance
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Re: MS Finance Profile Evaluations [Master Thread]: Post all Profiles Here [#permalink]
Hi,

My name is Palak Batra and I'm pursuing Economics (Hons) from SRCC (a premier institution in India), I would be applying to top London colleges for MSc Finance. Please let me know my chances.

CGPA: 9.79/10
GMAT: 690 (Q50)
Work Experience: Unfortunately, I don't have internships in finance, but I do have 4-5 internships in various domains

I would like to apply to LSE, HEC, KCL, UCL etc. What are my chances?

Here are my internships,
INTERNSHIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Intern, ‘The Gaming Project’
(3rd April - 3rd June, 2020)
India’s first cloud gaming service, it allows the user to play any game from a wide range and works much like other streaming services
● Worked on different modules of company projects ranging from writing online blogs, and market evaluation, to content creation for
marketing on social media channels, as well as tasks like copywriting, developed an understanding of how start-ups work

Corporate Outreach Intern,‘The Upstarter’
(1st June - 25th August, 2020)
A student-led initiative working towards bridging the gap between students and corporates through live projects
● Reached out to potential clients, turned these leads into actual live projects. Once finalized, worked as a lead on these projects
● Successfully converted clients like ‘Zimyo’ (SaaS-based HR Company), and ‘Pure India Trust’ (NGO) and received a month long
projects from these companies, and generated Rs. 25,000+ in revenue for the organization

Industry Research and Analysis Intern, ‘ZIMYO’
(20th June - 21st July, 2020)
An award-winning Employee Experience Platform that helps companies recruit, manage, and process the payrolls for their employees
● In-charge of conducting an ‘Industry Research and Analysis’ project for the company for a duration of one month
● Led three other students to complete an Industry Analysis and built an online Marketing Strategy for the brand

(17th August - 18th September, 2020)
A SaaS-based solution for fashion houses with a focus on automatic creation, modification of designs at prompt for products through AI
● Worked as a Business Development Intern, to build a database of potential clients for their AI-based project developed for
fashion brands, and reached out to them to convert them, created a database with 30+ brands after intensive research

Equity Research Analyst, ‘Growth Arrow’
(26th January - 26th February, 2021)
GROWTH ARROW SERVICES, is an independent financial service domain, located in Bangalore, India
● Gained an understanding of different trading systems and techniques, researched and resolved a variety of issues in tradings, and
finally, analyzed and created new trading strategies for the firm

Overseas Intern at ‘Kidadl’, London
(19th April - 9th July, 2021)
Kidadl is a platform that helps parents to educate and provide entertainment with edutainment content, ideas and activities
● Worked on a variety of day-to-day projects like Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Digital Content, and Website Engagement,
attended daily team meetings, researched & sorted SEO keywords, and created content briefs to meet daily targets

Here are the leadership positions,

Content Head, Theme-based Section, YAMUNA Annual College Magazine, SRCC (March - July, 2021)
Led a team of eight other students to build the theme-based section as a new addition to the magazine, managed the
development of 10+ articles from the team, supervised writers, edited content and managed the production process by the effective delegation of tasks

Author, The Connectere (20th December, 2019 - 25th April, 2021)
A forum that puts forward the view of students via articles, news forums, podcasts, has 5000+ subscribers, and reaches 85+ countries
● Contributed with 15+ published articles, on various topics like Economics, Politics, History, Culture, etc, worked on, ‘Ecosodes’
(simplifying economics), with 2000+ subscribers within two months, involved in ideation, wrote 5+ articles that were published

President Students’ Council, DPS, Ranipur, 2018-19
Organised and managed school competitions at state and national level, and social service projects, acted as a spokesperson for students of Classes IX-XII, and successfully worked to resolve problems

THANKS!
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Thanks for the response, Really appreciate it!

Originally posted by Dhruv16 on 07 Dec 2021, 22:45.
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Re: MS Finance Profile Evaluations [Master Thread]: Post all Profiles Here [#permalink]
Hi everyone! How are you doing?
I'm a third year (almost fourth) undergraduate student from Argentina, and I really need help with someone evaluating my profile since I'm a bit lost. Thank you!!

Background and nationality: I was born in China, but due to my parents' job, I've also lived in Cuba and now Argentina (for around 14 years).
Age: 22 by the time I apply
Undergrad Information: I'm a 3rd year Business Economics student. My university is ranked as the 2nd best private school in Argentina this year, and it's well known for its Economics and Business degrees. I enrolled with a 35% scholarship for being one of the top students in high school.
Targeted grad schools: ESSEC and HEC (master in finance or business analytics)
GPA: 9.05/10 (it will probably be 8.89/10 at the end of this semester)
GMAT/GRE: I haven't taken it yet, but it's expected to be around 680 (I'd try for a 700)
TOEFL: 110
Work experience:
I had a very short (2 weeks) internship in high school in an important financial service company. That's when I decided to study something related to finance
I'm starting an 1 year internship in Visa next year, and I'd probably continue working there full time when I finish college
Extracurricural activities:
I can speak 4 languages fluently --> Spanish (native), Chinese (native), English (advanced, I had taken several courses taught in English for the IB exams), Italian (intermediate, I have the CILS B2 certificate) and I'm also learning Japanese (basic).
I had obtained 2 scholarships from Banco Santander (I'm expecting a third one) to study commercial English (by British Council) and learn more about Emotional Intelligence and Neuroleadership (by ESADE)
I was elected as referrer to first year students by my university for having a good academic performance
I had been an IB exams coach for the last 3 years, and I had also been a tutor for primary school students for 1 year
Post Master goals: I'm really interested in Fintech
Anything else? I don't know if this is important, but I'm pretty good with technology --> Excel (advanced), R (advanced), Python (advanced). I had also applied for a schorlarship to study Machine Learning (by MIT)

I also wanted to add that I'll probably apply on the fourth round, and in my opinion my profile isn't that outstanding, it's better to wait a year and apply on the first round?
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Hello Everyone,

I am a 22yo Indian male, looking to apply to MFin programs for Fall 2022. While I have narrowed down on a few schools, any insight into my chances/program suggestions would be great..

Profile:
Undergrad : BTech in Mechanical Engineering from a Top 50 school - 7.36 CGPA
Work Experience : 1. Data Analytics Internship at a Data Solutions/Consultancy company
2. Lead Business Analyst & Board Member at a startup OTT Streaming Platform (Have some corporate finance/entrepreneurial experience here with building financial models, valuations, etc)
Test Scores : IELTS 8
GMAT Haven't decided on giving it yet but expecting 680-700 based on my mocks so far
Apart from these I have also been a state level cricketer upto U-19 level, and comfortable working with Python and Excel.

Post Master Goals : IB, Strategic Consulting are what I'm tending towards but might want to dip my feet in some Fintech courses before I'm sure.

Schools I am considering :
SKEMA
Cranfield
Antwerp Management School
KEDGE
NOVA
IESEG
ISEG Lisbon
BI