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Hello everyone,

I'm currently a senior at a mediocre university in the United States. I am graduating with summa cum laude. I have a double major in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Mathematics. I want to apply for masters in finance at MIT. I know it's competitive. I just wanted to get some evaluation of my chances for acceptance at MIT ms finance. Here is my profile:

An international student at a US university
Major GPAs: 4
Cumulative GPA: 3.93
GMAT 710 (Q50/V37)
Honors college: graduating with Summa Cum Laude
two research papers (writing in progress)
President/founder: Financial Management Association (FMA)
Founder of a community library in my hometown (providing access to more than 10,000 individuals)
Election Commission: Student Government Association
Student Ambassador: college of business and economic development
President: high school student council
No work experience: senior at current college. no internship because I'm an international. You all know how difficult it is to get internships and jobs in trump administration.

I am working hard to get into some competitive master programs. Please help me evaluate my profile and suggest me how i can better improve my chances. Thank you,
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Hello everyone,

I'm currently a senior at a mediocre university in the United States. I am graduating with summa cum laude. I have a double major in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Mathematics. I want to apply for masters in finance at MIT. I know it's competitive. I just wanted to get some evaluation of my chances for acceptance at MIT ms finance. Here is my profile:

An international student at a US university
Major GPAs: 4
Cumulative GPA: 3.93
GMAT 710 (Q50/V37)
Honors college: graduating with Summa Cum Laude
two research papers (writing in progress)
President/founder: Financial Management Association (FMA)
Founder of a community library in my hometown (providing access to more than 10,000 individuals)
Election Commission: Student Government Association
Student Ambassador: college of business and economic development
President: high school student council
No work experience: senior at current college. no internship because I'm an international. You all know how difficult it is to get internships and jobs in trump administration.

I am working hard to get into some competitive master programs. Please help me evaluate my profile and suggest me how i can better improve my chances. Thank you,


Hey sy160,

Your profile looks interesting. One of the strongest factors about your profile is your CGPA. We will discuss more in detail. Let us have a glimpse at your target school i.e. MIT.
MIT is one of the most competitive schools worldwide. According to FT rankings 2018, MS in Finance at MIT Sloan is ranked 7th worldwide. MS in Finance at MIT has 2 options i.e. 12 months and 18 months. You can choose either of them.

So overall you have a fair profile. You have a strong GMAT score which can be one of your strengths while applying to MIT. You have been the founder of the Financial Management Association which can be used to showcase initiatives taken. You also founded a community library. Your experience at a community library can be used to compensate for the lack of work experience as you have done a fantastic job catering to thousands of individuals. In your extracurriculars, you can highlight your experience at Election commission and student ambassador.

One of the areas where you can face tough competition is a lack of work experience because there are many applicants who apply to schools with work experience in globally known brands or companies. Getting into MIT or any other school in MAsters in Finance can be challenging without work experience. So you can make your profile stronger by taking up some freelance projects, look out for some internships, certifications in a relevant field,

A few things that you can do to improve your profile can be take up some courses related to Finance, or get into a financial profile at an NGO, participate in some events or competitions related to Finance as it will add value to your profile. And most importantly, you should have well written strong essays that put all the above points into perspective. All these factors will surely help add value to your profile

Also, regarding the schools, you need to have some more options in hand to be on the safer side. It depends on which country you want to study.
Some schools that you can apply in are Princeton, NYU, Rotman School of Management, EDHEC, HEC, ESCP.

A lot of chances of your selection depends upon how you showcase your profile. So you need to make sure that you highlight all your strengths properly such as good GMAT, extracurriculars, leadership skills, initiatives are taken, etc. I hope that helped!

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Hello everyone,

I'm currently a senior at a mediocre university in the United States. I am graduating with summa cum laude. I have a double major in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Mathematics. I want to apply for masters in finance at MIT. I know it's competitive. I just wanted to get some evaluation of my chances for acceptance at MIT ms finance. Here is my profile:

An international student at a US university
Major GPAs: 4
Cumulative GPA: 3.93
GMAT 710 (Q50/V37)
Honors college: graduating with Summa Cum Laude
two research papers (writing in progress)
President/founder: Financial Management Association (FMA)
Founder of a community library in my hometown (providing access to more than 10,000 individuals)
Election Commission: Student Government Association
Student Ambassador: college of business and economic development
President: high school student council
No work experience: senior at current college. no internship because I'm an international. You all know how difficult it is to get internships and jobs in trump administration.

I am working hard to get into some competitive master programs. Please help me evaluate my profile and suggest me how i can better improve my chances. Thank you,


Your GPA is strong and you have a minor in math which will help you. GMAT is OK. Since MIT has a ton of international students I think they will understand that the verbal is what is hurting you.

https://mitsloan.mit.edu/mfin/apply/class-profile

As you can see, your GPA is higher than the class profile, but your GMAT is on the lower end. The program is mainly international students, which is shocking to me since international students have a hard time finding sponsorship. I suppose MIT has enough weight that it doesn't matter. Being international slightly hurts you in other programs, but with MIT you should be fine.

I think it is worth applying and I think you stand a decent chance. MIT has a huge class size. Lack of work experience, lack of prominence of UG school and GMAT on the lower end will be your challenges.

As for strengthening your application - higher GMAT. About it at this point.

Good luck.
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Hello,

I am looking to apply to MSF programs for Fall 2020.
I am primarily interested in Vanderbilt, UTA, BC, WUSTL, as well as the MiM from Duke, and the MS Commerce (Finance Track) from UVA

Academic Background:
3.4 GPA from a reputable school (top 40-50) with BSBA in Finance
Heavy quant background, several semesters of calc, stats, etc. and some programming
Semester abroad at a prestigious university in Europe
ECs: Served as an ambassador for my University to attract foreign students/acclimate them to U.S. life, and was a member of a leadership program for local community change (lots of volunteering stuff)
Graduated early
Worked part-time all throughout college and attended on a pretty much full ride scholarship (from a low-income family)

700 GMAT

Work History:
I know this is a weak area as I have very little relevant experience.
Currently doing corporate finance (controlling) for a very well-known company (not a relevant industry)
Completed an internship in corporate finance (similar role) in another very well-known company
bs operations internship for an independent brokerage where i did nothing (probably wouldn't even list it)

I am wondering how much of shot I have at these programs. Also, on a side note I am wondering if it is worth it to apply to some European programs (Bocconi, Imperial, ESADE) as an American, or if it would be a waste of time/effort (I wouldn't mind working in Europe)

Thanks in advance for the feedback!
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Good GMAT and GPA from a most likely recognizable school. Solid EC's and work experience at known firms.

In at all the US schools, with BC and WUSTL being the easiest and Vandy being the more difficult (although I still think you are in there as well). UVA, last I checked, didn't allow business/finance majors into their MS Commerce program (https://www.commerce.virginia.edu/ms-co ... ligibility).

Go to school where you want to work. If it is Europe, do European schools. You have a good profile. Bocconi would look at you, although all the EU schools like higher GMAT and GPA's. They tend to be very score focused whereas US schools look for employability. The employment market for a non-EU citizen is probably as hard as it is for a non-US citizen in America - not easy.
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Ahh ok, I hadn't done much research into the UVA program yet, 1 less application to worry about anyway.

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Hi Guys, This is a Master thread for all profile evaluation requests for MS Finance applications. We do not want random profile evaluation threads everywhere on the forum. This will help people get some consolidated advice from consultants and help others learn as well.

Post your profile here if you want!

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Hi all,

Hoping for an evaluation on my profile

Nationality: British
Choice Schools: Oxford Said, LBS, LSE, Imperial, Warwick
Course: MSc Finance / Financial Analysis / Financial Economics
GPA: 1st Class (UK) - Expected
GMAT: 740 (Q49,V42)
Work Experience: One internship with Tier 1 BB (MS, JPM, GS)
Undergrad: Top 10 UK
ECs: VP of Fin Club

How are my chances looking? Thanks
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Hi all,

Hoping for an evaluation on my profile

Nationality: British
Choice Schools: Oxford Said, LBS, LSE, Imperial, Warwick
Course: MSc Finance / Financial Analysis / Financial Economics
GPA: 1st Class (UK) - Expected
GMAT: 740 (Q49,V42)
Work Experience: One internship with Tier 1 BB (MS, JPM, GS)
Undergrad: Top 10 UK
ECs: VP of Fin Club

How are my chances looking? Thanks


Hey moike,
You have a fairly good profile - UK Schools are high on academics so the GPA and college rank work.
GMAT is within range for Oxford, LBS and LSE
This being said, you have 3 highly competitive schools on your list (Oxford,LBS,LSE) which have paper thin acceptance rates. Having a CFA, strong social volunteering experience, etc would have added more weight to your profile.Plus you will be competing with applicants with a wider experience in finance, so make sure to highlight all your finance related activities .
Imperial and Warwick are reachable with a strong application.
I would be able to help you out better (Gauge the selection chances more accurately) if I have more details about your profile.
Can you mail me your resume at support@mim-essay.com?
I know this sounds like a commercialized ID, but I personally read and reply to all the queries totally free of cost :)
Let me know !
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moike wrote:
Hi all,

Hoping for an evaluation on my profile

Nationality: British
Choice Schools: Oxford Said, LBS, LSE, Imperial, Warwick
Course: MSc Finance / Financial Analysis / Financial Economics
GPA: 1st Class (UK) - Expected
GMAT: 740 (Q49,V42)
Work Experience: One internship with Tier 1 BB (MS, JPM, GS)
Undergrad: Top 10 UK
ECs: VP of Fin Club

How are my chances looking? Thanks


Hey moike,
You have a fairly good profile - UK Schools are high on academics so the GPA and college rank work.
GMAT is within range for Oxford, LBS and LSE
This being said, you have 3 highly competitive schools on your list (Oxford,LBS,LSE) which have paper thin acceptance rates. Having a CFA, strong social volunteering experience, etc would have added more weight to your profile.Plus you will be competing with applicants with a wider experience in finance, so make sure to highlight all your finance related activities .
Imperial and Warwick are reachable with a strong application.
I would be able to help you out better (Gauge the selection chances more accurately) if I have more details about your profile.
Can you mail me your resume at support@mim-essay.com?
I know this sounds like a commercialized ID, but I personally read and reply to all the queries totally free of cost :)
Let me know !


Hi MiM Essay,

I did not follow up with the resume as I was worried about data etc.

However, I registered for CFA and applied to all school mentioned.

I have been admitted to all programs with partial scholarship from LBS.

Thanks for your time, I think CFA helped! But also my written application was pretty good.
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Hi guys,

I plan to pursue MSc in Finance from LSE or MFA from LBS. I'll surely apply to other schools to be on the safer side, but my foremost desire is to get into either of the two.

Profile:
1. Age 25
2. Nationality: Pakistani
3. UG: BBA (Hon's) Double Majors in Finance and Marketing from Lahore School of Economics (3rd best business school in Pakistan)
4. CGPA: 3.56
5. Internships: AIESEC; LABELS - an upscale fashion retail chain in Pakistan
6. GMAT to be taken: expected score 680-700
7. Languages: Fluent in English & Urdu
8. Extracurricular: Played under 19 cricket at regional level; won Special Mention at the most competitive Model United Nations conference in Pakistan; won another debating competition at my university.

Note: Pakistan doesn't offer many options to have exposure to international companies. The 'flamboyance' factor of working in top notch finance related MNCs or international companies is missing in my case, unlike in the cases of other applicant profiles that I have read. This has largely to do with my country's financial landscape than my competitive abilities. In addition, I couldn't gain valuable work experience since graduating in 2017 because I was pursuing competitive examinations to enter into the Civil Service of Pakistan. Unfortunately, I failed twice by a thin margin. Now I want to complete my education and build a career upon my passion to study and thrive in finance. After graduating, I want to work in an Investment Bank in a foreign country (preferably the UK or Singapore) before eventually starting my own business with either building a startup in the Fintech sector or a financial consultancy in my native country.

P.S. I have decided to write my personal statements with honesty and share the lessons that I have learnt through my staggering failures. I am not sure if the adcoms will appreciate honesty but my hardwork and struggle to pursue a dream is something I'm really proud of, even if I failed.

I would highly appreciate your honest review.
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Hi guys,

I plan to pursue MSc in Finance from LSE or MFA from LBS. I'll surely apply to other schools to be on the safer side, but my foremost desire is to get into either of the two.

Profile:
1. Age 25
2. Nationality: Pakistani
3. UG: BBA (Hon's) Double Majors in Finance and Marketing from Lahore School of Economics (3rd best business school in Pakistan)
4. CGPA: 3.56
5. Internships: AIESEC; LABELS - an upscale fashion retail chain in Pakistan
6. GMAT to be taken: expected score 680-700
7. Languages: Fluent in English & Urdu
8. Extracurricular: Played under 19 cricket at regional level; won Special Mention at the most competitive Model United Nations conference in Pakistan; won another debating competition at my university.

Note: Pakistan doesn't offer many options to have exposure to international companies. The 'flamboyance' factor of working in top notch finance related MNCs or international companies is missing in my case, unlike in the cases of other applicant profiles that I have read. This has largely to do with my country's financial landscape than my competitive abilities. In addition, I couldn't gain valuable work experience since graduating in 2017 because I was pursuing competitive examinations to enter into the Civil Service of Pakistan. Unfortunately, I failed twice by a thin margin. Now I want to complete my education and build a career upon my passion to study and thrive in finance. After graduating, I want to work in an Investment Bank in a foreign country (preferably the UK or Singapore) before eventually starting my own business with either building a startup in the Fintech sector or a financial consultancy in my native country.

P.S. I have decided to write my personal statements with honesty and share the lessons that I have learnt through my staggering failures. I am not sure if the adcoms will appreciate honesty but my hardwork and struggle to pursue a dream is something I'm really proud of, even if I failed.

I would highly appreciate your honest review.


Hey Louis14,
To start off with, I would like to assure you that you have a pretty fair profile,
Since you have prior knowledge about the degree you want to pursue and have a good GPA as well, you don’t have to worry about meeting the cut-offs for specific schools,

Now coming over to the extracurricular activities which you have talked about, you need to consider everything you have done starting from the impact you created at the MUN Conference, to the people you led during your regional cricket tournaments this needs to be showcased very strongly because you are competing with people who have international experience, who have engaged in several types of national competitions, etc.

The work experience might cause you some hindrance as you have not mentioned much about how long the duration of your internships were, I would advise you to showcase the learning aspect during your internships as the same will be very crucial since you will be competing with people who have experience of working in top MNC.
To improve your chances of selection at LSE and LBS, I would highly recommend working on the GMAT exam and aim for a 680+ score.

Taking everything into consideration apart from your target LSE and LBS schools here are some other top schools you can look at as well:
1)ESSEC
2)ESCP
3)Warwick
4)CASS
5)ESADE

The above is a tentative list of schools you can target, based on your profile,
For assistance in your applications, we will be happy to help you,
You can check out our flagship service MiM All in One https://www.mim-essay.com/mim-all-in-one?gcf
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You will find other relevant details and the pricing structure on the respective pages. (Just click on the links above)

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Hey Louis14,
To start off with, I would like to assure you that you have a pretty fair profile,
Since you have prior knowledge about the degree you want to pursue and have a good GPA as well, you don’t have to worry about meeting the cut-offs for specific schools,

Now coming over to the extracurricular activities which you have talked about, you need to consider everything you have done starting from the impact you created at the MUN Conference, to the people you led during your regional cricket tournaments this needs to be showcased very strongly because you are competing with people who have international experience, who have engaged in several types of national competitions, etc.

The work experience might cause you some hindrance as you have not mentioned much about how long the duration of your internships were, I would advise you to showcase the learning aspect during your internships as the same will be very crucial since you will be competing with people who have experience of working in top MNC.
To improve your chances of selection at LSE and LBS, I would highly recommend working on the GMAT exam and aim for a 680+ score.

Taking everything into consideration apart from your target LSE and LBS schools here are some other top schools you can look at as well:
1)ESSEC
2)ESCP
3)Warwick
4)CASS
5)ESADE

The above is a tentative list of schools you can target, based on your profile,
For assistance in your applications, we will be happy to help you,
You can check out our flagship service MiM All in One https://www.mim-essay.com/mim-all-in-one?gcf
The MiM All in one covers everything from Resume editing, LOR Preparation, Essay Editing and even covers the Interview Preparation.
We further help you with scholarships, GMAT prep and Loan Processing.

You will find other relevant details and the pricing structure on the respective pages. (Just click on the links above)

If you have any further query related to your applications, you can reach out to us via https://gmatclub.com/chat message at +918810658356

Hope this helped!


Thank you very much for such a detailed analysis, MiM. Truly appreciate it!

So, I've a few question, and if you could respond, it'd be really helpful;

1. I have worked for while in small family business. I learnt a lot, and made some deals as well. Do you think adding the whole experience of working in family business would be helpful?
2. Do I still stand a chance to get scholarship from LSE or LBS in particular.
3. As far as GMAT is concerned, I've been preparing for it for a long while and I was very much ready to take it but unfortunately it has been cancelled because of corona virus. Given that I may not be able to take it before I the deadlines, do you think I can get admission with an application like mine, supposing the GMAT is waived? As in, I'm not saying it will be waived but suppose it is.

Thanks so much.
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Louis14 wrote:
Thank you very much for such a detailed analysis, MiM. Truly appreciate it!

So, I've a few question, and if you could respond, it'd be really helpful;

1. I have worked for while in small family business. I learnt a lot, and made some deals as well. Do you think adding the whole experience of working in family business would be helpful?
2. Do I still stand a chance to get scholarship from LSE or LBS in particular.
3. As far as GMAT is concerned, I've been preparing for it for a long while and I was very much ready to take it but unfortunately it has been cancelled because of corona virus. Given that I may not be able to take it before I the deadlines, do you think I can get admission with an application like mine, supposing the GMAT is waived? As in, I'm not saying it will be waived but suppose it is.

Thanks so much.


Hello again Louis14!
Glad that you liked our previous answer :)
Coming to your question, family business experience is taken into account when you showcase some quantifiable achievements. B-schools love people with an entrepreneurial spirit so this shouldn’t be a problem. However, it all depends on the way you showcase your achievements and work in your essays.

For scholarships, there are two different categories. Either you get a scholarship that is need-based or one on the basis of your academic excellence. Your academic record is pretty decent and you have good extracurricular activities on your plate as well so yes, you do stand a chance if you write your scholarship essays extremely well and explain the need for the same as well.

LBS has now given a GMAT waiver for this intake so you can try your luck but again, the competition would be tougher since applicants with MNC exposure would be applying as well. So I would suggest you to apply with a GMAT score in hand.

You can book a free 20-minute consulting session with us as well if you are determined to apply in the 2020 intake. Our expert consultants will let you know the best possible solution for your problem and also about the assistance which we can provide.

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Hello again Louis14!
Glad that you liked our previous answer :)
Coming to your question, family business experience is taken into account when you showcase some quantifiable achievements. B-schools love people with an entrepreneurial spirit so this shouldn’t be a problem. However, it all depends on the way you showcase your achievements and work in your essays.

For scholarships, there are two different categories. Either you get a scholarship that is need-based or one on the basis of your academic excellence. Your academic record is pretty decent and you have good extracurricular activities on your plate as well so yes, you do stand a chance if you write your scholarship essays extremely well and explain the need for the same as well.

LBS has now given a GMAT waiver for this intake so you can try your luck but again, the competition would be tougher since applicants with MNC exposure would be applying as well. So I would suggest you to apply with a GMAT score in hand.

You can book a free 20-minute consulting session with us as well if you are determined to apply in the 2020 intake. Our expert consultants will let you know the best possible solution for your problem and also about the assistance which we can provide.

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I'm utterly grateful to you again for such elaborate answers. You guys are brilliant! Thanks so much. Really appreciate it!
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New post 01 Apr 2020, 18:25
Hi Team,

I am primarily interested in applying to MiF / MBA programs, and would like your invaluable advice on potential safe schools I can apply to. I am aware about LBS' MiF program, and am researching on my end as well, but apart from this course, do not have much of an idea as to how I should go about shortlisting schools.

Any guidance on how I can improve my profile, and pointers as to which schools I can apply to would be highly appreciated.

If I apply for a MiF, I would like to apply immediately, but understand that I will be better of biding my time before applying for an MBA.

My background is as follows:
Indian male, 24 years

Work-ex (everything in India)
1. Currently working with a luxury fashion and retail startup as a Strategy Consultant (7 months) (not a well known company)
2. 21 months with a bulge bracket Investment Bank in its Investment Banking team
3. 2 years as an intern with a Big 4 Firm's Deal Advisory team

Education
1. Chartered Accountant (similar to the American CPA) (Top 5% of the class)
2. Completed all 3 levels of the CFA Program, USA
3. University (Bachelors of Commerce, graduated with the highest possible GPA, Top 5% of the class)
4. High School (Stood 3rd in Mathematics, Accounts, and English across the State)
5. School (Top 3% of the class)

ECAs
1. Represented and captained my school at various football and athletic tournaments, and was also selected to represent the state and college football teams
2. As a volunteer with 2 non-profits, taught English, Mathematics, and Football to school going children. Also, involved in community outreach programs through the firms I have worked at
3. Elected to the Development Councils at work and university, where I helped organize multiple events
4. Possess a keen interest in personal finance, and actively aid friends and colleagues in charting out financial plans for themselves
5. Black belt in Karate, have participated in and won the Best Speaker award during Model United Nations, etc. (but back in school, so this won't carry any weight)

GMAT
700 (This is on the lower side, and for programs like the MiF at LBS, I plan on applying without this)

Goal
To work in Corporate Strategy at a multinational firm, and eventually move up to the C-Suite. An MBA would certainly speed this up, and equip me with the management skill set that will come in handy.
Not really particular about geographies, as long as the school is a good one.

Constructive advice on how to improve my profile, which schools I can target, and good admission consultants to work with is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time out to help me!
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New post 03 Apr 2020, 08:19
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Hello again Louis14!
Glad that you liked our previous answer :)
Coming to your question, family business experience is taken into account when you showcase some quantifiable achievements. B-schools love people with an entrepreneurial spirit so this shouldn’t be a problem. However, it all depends on the way you showcase your achievements and work in your essays.

For scholarships, there are two different categories. Either you get a scholarship that is need-based or one on the basis of your academic excellence. Your academic record is pretty decent and you have good extracurricular activities on your plate as well so yes, you do stand a chance if you write your scholarship essays extremely well and explain the need for the same as well.

LBS has now given a GMAT waiver for this intake so you can try your luck but again, the competition would be tougher since applicants with MNC exposure would be applying as well. So I would suggest you to apply with a GMAT score in hand.

You can book a free 20-minute consulting session with us as well if you are determined to apply in the 2020 intake. Our expert consultants will let you know the best possible solution for your problem and also about the assistance which we can provide.

Here is the link- https://www.mim-essay.com/book-an-appointment-form/?gcf


So, I sent my CV to LBS, and after reviewing it, they said I'm ineligible for MFA program since I graduated 2017, which is more than two years from the years intake. They also told me to get some more work experience before I applying for Master in Finance or MBA. It's pretty disappointing as LBS was one of my most preferred schools. Can you please comment on what just happened with me so that I've a bit of clarity? I'm afraid LSE might reject me for the same "lack of experience" thing. God forbid. :shh:
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Hello everyone!
This is my first post in the forum so do excuse me for any transgressions unknowingly committed.
I am a final year B.Sc. Mathematics student looking to get enrolled in an M.Sc. Finance program and any help in shortlisting potential universities would be greatly appreciated.

GPA: 6.5/10 (Private Indian University)
GMAT: 770/800, Q:50, V:44, AWA:5, IR:7
1 research paper on mathematical modelling published, with the co-author having an Erdos number of 3.
Multiple Finance related projects (more like case studies)
Professional Working Fluency in German

I'm looking for universities in Europe or Singapore, like Gallen, HEC, NUS, ESADE, ESSEC, etc (overlooking USA/UK/Canada due to low GPA.)
Knowing that the universities mentioned are all top-tier, if you feel that I'll be unable to get in, do give alternatives.

Thank You for taking your time and any advice is welcome!
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New post 04 Apr 2020, 06:38
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Hello everyone!
This is my first post in the forum so do excuse me for any transgressions unknowingly committed.
I am a final year B.Sc. Mathematics student looking to get enrolled in an M.Sc. Finance program and any help in shortlisting potential universities would be greatly appreciated.

GPA: 6.5/10 (Private Indian University)
GMAT: 770/800, Q:50, V:44, AWA:5, IR:7
1 research paper on mathematical modelling published, with the co-author having an Erdos number of 3.
Multiple Finance related projects (more like case studies)
Professional Working Fluency in German

I'm looking for universities in Europe or Singapore, like Gallen, HEC, NUS, ESADE, ESSEC, etc (overlooking USA/UK/Canada due to low GPA.)
Knowing that the universities mentioned are all top-tier, if you feel that I'll be unable to get in, do give alternatives.

Thank You for taking your time and any advice is welcome!


Welcome to GMAT Club

You have posted in the right forum. I am impressed by your excellent GMAT score and you will take benefit of it in your admission process. I am tagging our expert MiMEssay to provide you some advice.

Good Luck
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I am in the process of applying for Finance MScs starting in 2020. I prefer 2-year courses due to limited work experience. I am from the UK but am only applying outside of the Anglosphere to get international experience before the language-learning part of my brain calcifies completely. My preference ranking is something like this

1. Bocconi MSc Finance
2. ESSEC MSc Finance
3. Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance MSc Finance
4. HEC Paris MSc International Finance
5. ESADE MSc Finance
6. University of St Gallen MBF Banking and Finance (mainly because Swiss working culture sounds like the bomb)

I graduated from Oxford last year in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. I specialised in mathematical economics and econometrics papers but missed out on a First overall (by <0.5%) because of a poor finals mark in a mathematical econ paper (low 2:2 vs average of a clear First in my other papers). So 3.7/4 GPA overall but with a 3.3/4 in first year. No research projects

My GMAT was moved to the interim online assessment due to coronavirus. On practice tests I am averaging 740-750 (range of 730-770 with around Q50 V40). I understand the GMAT plays a heavy role in scholarships so I am hoping to boost this with more verbal revision (so far have focussed almost exclusively on quant)

Very limited work experience - a couple of weeks work experience with a trading team at Investec years ago, also did some research assistant stuff at Oxford (on an intellectual biography of Friedman, not really relevant) and then just tutoring/student jobs.

Also limited international experience - short volunteering stints at a refugee camp - and don’t speak other languages apart from limited French.

My letters of recommendation will be good (although I understand Bocconi doesn’t consider them at all...). One is from my personal tutor and Vice-Master of my college (Balliol), who has known me well since the beginning of my course. He taught me Politics but knows my subject reports+econ performance well (my impression was that with Finance they are interested in a broader picture than a more academic course like Econometrics Masters which I am also applying to).
The other is my macro tutor who’s a big name in his field (international macro). Taught me every week 2-3 on 1 for months but doesn’t remember undergrads’ names. He will base his reference on the work I did, which was good.

One thing I am worried about, since I graduated in 2019, is how the year out will look to an admissions committee. I basically applied for grad schemes mostly at the global asset managers but didn’t get any of the offers I wanted so have also been applying for Finance and Econometrics Masters (mostly 2 years to get back on the summer intern recruitment track as I didn’t do a summer internship).

I was offered an equity research internship at a wealth management but this has been messed up by coronavirus. By the time the lockdown is lifted the gap on my CV since graduating will be quite long. (I haven’t been completely idle - have been working with an education charity and did some tutoring with a program delivering tutoring services to disadvantaged students but no finance work, have also been studying for level 1 of the CFA and done some coding courses).

After graduating I want to work at an institutional asset manager, preferably in a quantitative or multi-asset team (which also leads to my preference for Bocconi with the quantitative focus+AM specialisation)

On the basis of this information, how would my profile stand in the admissions process? Are there any other institutions that might be a good fit?
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Hey Louis14

Is your CGPA a UK 1st/2.1/2.2?

To stand any chance of admission into LSE MFin or LBS MFA you need a 1st and to rank in the top 5% of your cohort, considering you are applying from a university which is not recognised or well known internationally.
I guess you can't take the GMAT or GRE right now because of covid-19, which could have considerably improved your chances had you scored in excess of 710-720.

It would be difficult to explain why you are interested in investment banking all of a sudden, considering you graduated three years ago and have no finance related experience (internship or extracurricular).
Bear in mind, IB is an extremely tough industry to break into. You need internships, a strong degree from a recognised university and a genuine interest in IB. Moreover, you are an international students which makes getting a job in IB in the UK even slimmer.

Your extracurricular are good but again they don't show any interest in finance or investment banking.

I would advise that you apply to the top tier universities in the UK (LSE, LBS) but don't get your hopes high. Focus on tier 2 and tier 3 universities in UK like Manchester, Lancaster. Try getting as much finance and IB related experience during your masters and then try for IB in the MENA or back home in Pakistan. Before you go into startup.

Which entry will you be applying for 2020 or 2021?
If your considering applying for 2020 entry, in my opinion you are a little late. You should have started in Sept/Oct. Applying early improves your chances slightly if your profile is not as strong.

Wish you the best!
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