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MSc in Finance before top MBA: does it make sense?

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Dear Veritas Prep team, I received my bachelor degree in 2015. And now I'm about to win an educational grant with stipend to the best full-time MSc in Finance program in Central Asia. But then, will it make sense to apply to the top MBA program (HBS, Stanford, Wharton)? Is it considered as advantage or disadvantage? Won't they ask questions like why do you need second Masters? Even though they have different curriculum

To be honest, I have low GPA score (I used to work during my university study) about 3.1. However, I have really good background, and I planned to cover my low Bachelor degree GPA using high MSc in Finance GPA. What do you think about it? Is it advantage or disadvantage? Should I apply to MSc in Finance (full-time good program with scholarship), or should I skip it in order to apply to the top MBA program?

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They will always scrutinize whether an MBA will be helpful for every applicant, not just those with grad degrees, you will just need to make the case. It seems an MSc in Finance could be helpful for you given your low GPA. You should also consider work experience at some point prior to pursuing an MBA unless you are applying to one of their early career programs (HBS 2+2). But I think this makes sense for you
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