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Msc Finance Profile Evaluation

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New post 05 Aug 2018, 03:01
Hi Guys.

This is my first post on this forum and need your help to decide about my future studies.

I want to apply for Msc Finance program after my under graduation below is my profile.

Under graduation(I am currently in my last year) : Bachelor in Engineering in Information Technology , Percentage uptil Sem 5 is 63 %(I know is too low).

Gre/Gmat : I gave a mock GRE and got 320 in it(Q:162 V:158) , I am yet to give an official test.

Work Experience : Interned under Mission Antyodaya an Govt of India initiative as an healthcare research intern for 2 months
I am currently interning under an Financial firm for more than 2 months

Extra Courses: Completed an certification course of Financial Markets of ISB via Coursera.
Completed an certification course of Fundamental and Technical analysis via Udemy.
Currently doing another certification course of Portfolio and Risk Management of ISB via Coursera.

Extra Curriculum : Member of TedX Community Service for 2016-2017.
Was a Student Tutor for students of Bal Bhavan from Jan2017 to March2017.
Participated in Blood Donation Camps conducted by TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Member at College Fest during FY and SY of Junior College.

The above is my overall Profile.
Please let me know with this profile will I get into an good Business school for Msc Finance program.
Will it be good to take a year break and have a some months of Work Experience and do few courses and then apply.
Also please give some suggestion on what and how can I improve my profile to get into some good Business School for Msc in Finance.
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New post 05 Aug 2018, 07:16
Guys please do respond.
I really need to know what are my chances for any good business school and what can be done to improve my profile.
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What does that GPA % convert to on a US scale?

Here is the issue. With that lower GPA class rank, UK/EU schools will be tough. In the US, the GPA issue is less of a problem, but for lower ranked schools. Depending on your career goals, this could be an issue.

IMO, focus on the GMAT/GRE and get it as high as you can. This will help if you want to apply to US schools.

What do you hope to do with the degree? Where are you considering going to school?
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New post 14 Aug 2018, 07:51
The US equivalent on the scale of 4 would be around 2.6 or 2.7

After completing the degree I'll work in the same field.

Country is not yet decided, given higher fees of US universities I would prefer Europe.
But it would be really helpful if you can suggest some schools for on my profile in Europe or US or any specific country
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New post 27 Aug 2018, 05:43
Hey there,

You have an interesting profile, here are some pointers about the same:

You have an average GPA, and you have not mentioned anything about your college rank. However, the GPA can be easily compensated by a strong GRE Score. A 320 in your mock tests looks good, I would strongly suggest you to aim for a 325+ score in your official attempt.
Since you have an engineering background, you come under-the “over-represented category” of applicants. Also, keep in mind that you have to justify your reasons for making a career switch from technology to finance.
Your extra-curriculars are decent - But remember that Adcoms are interested in impact created, rather than just participation. Make sure that you focus on the impact created.


While It is a great initiative on your part to take up internships and courses related to the field, it still does not account for a lot of finance related experience with regardings to the competition.
Getting into a top MSc Finance program can be a bit of challenge without a strong financial background. Your essays need to be exceptionally strong to showcase your motivation towards a long term career in finance.
Alternatively, you could pursue a general Masters in Management degree and specialize in finance.

Lastly -If you are able to create a strong application, I do not think that taking a gap year is necessary.

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