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Hi,
I am from India and want to apply for MS in Finance for fall 2016.
I have 7.5 years of work ex in Financial Planning and Analysis most of them in IT firms.
I have already done an MBA with 8.08 CGPA out of 10 from a tier 3 college in India.
I have cleared CFA level 2 and have been trying very hard to get into core finance related profiles like equity research.
I appeared for GRE this Saturday and got the score as V-153 and Q-161. As the score wasn't as per what I had expected, I wanted to reappear for GRE. But it being already late for fall-2016 application, I have decided to take risk with this score.
Could someone please let me know how good are my chances of getting into a good college for MSF. Also which colleges should I apply to?

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New post 24 Oct 2015, 11:58
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Hi,
I am from India and want to apply for MS in Finance for fall 2016.
I have 7.5 years of work ex in Financial Planning and Analysis most of them in IT firms.
I have already done an MBA with 8.08 CGPA out of 10 from a tier 3 college in India.
I have cleared CFA level 2 and have been trying very hard to get into core finance related profiles like equity research.
I appeared for GRE this Saturday and got the score as V-153 and Q-161. As the score wasn't as per what I had expected, I wanted to reappear for GRE. But it being already late for fall-2016 application, I have decided to take risk with this score.
Could someone please let me know how good are my chances of getting into a good college for MSF. Also which colleges should I apply to?


I would look at part time programs, decent regional programs or something in the middle. Think Case Western for Cleveland, Boston College PT program, Johns Hopkins, Santa Clara, etc. You have far too much work experience for the vast majority of MSF programs. Having an MBA will also hurt your admission chances at many places.
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Would you have any suggestions for me?

This is my profile:
Country: Costa Rica
BA in Business from USA college
GPA: 3.6
Work experience: 1 year as PR and Community Manager in the USA
GRE: 306 (I know... :()
GMAT: planning to take

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Hi!

Could someone please help me out? I wanted to apply to the MIT MFin. Here's my profile.

-Int. Student
-3.5 GPA from IEP Sciences Po Paris (Major: Economics & Law, Minors: Entrepreneurship, Management of Banking & Financial Institutions)
-4 months internship at a start up consulting firm
-Currently starting up an investment firm in Kenya (Started in September)
-700 GMAT (Q48, V38), Going to redo: hoping for +730

I don't have as much experience, which worries me quite a lot. I've done a couple of MOOCs but I'm not very sure if they take that into account.

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Would you have any suggestions for me?

This is my profile:
Country: Costa Rica
BA in Business from USA college
GPA: 3.6
Work experience: 1 year as PR and Community Manager in the USA
GRE: 306 (I know... :()
GMAT: planning to take

Thanks


I'd almost recommend you look at MiM programs. PR and Community Manager isn't very finance orientated. BA usually means less math than a BS. Costa Rican is cool. Gotta get your GRE/GMAT up though. Masters in Management would like your experience, but also give you a variety of job opportunities.
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Please advise me? I am looking to apply to a MFin program (USA OR UK). Here's my profile.

-International student (Dual Citizen: Thai and NZ) from NZ.
-High Second Class GPA (Missed first by just a bit; not sure about the direct GPA conversion to US grading system) from University of Auckland: Two Degrees; 1 for Finance and 1 for Computer Science
-Passed Level 1 CFA Exam.
-3 Internship as Financial Analyst in a bank in Thailand
-Currently working full time as Analyst Programmer in a company that provides IT solution to organisations. (7 Months)
-730 GMAT (Q50, V38)

What are my chances at somewhere like LSE? Oxford?

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Not sure about Oxford, but I think you have a good shot at LSE. They have a number of MS in Finance program variants and not all have the same entrance requirements/scores. I forget off the top of my head which one is the hardest vs "easiest".
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Hello MSFHQ,

Could you please help evaluating my profile?

I'm actually new here as im planning to pursue my MFin as of next year in the US.

My profile is as follows :

Undergrad : Banking and Finance in one of the best Universities in the MEA. (GPA : 3.4)
GRE : 158Q , 141V
Toefl : still pending

Target universities : Villanova , Boston College , George Washington U, John Hopkins, University of Maryland , Bentley University, University of Delaware, Northeastern University.

What are my chances and evaluation concerning my stats and would you suggest retaking GRE even if i scored high in Toefl to recompensate my low Verbal score?
Any other universities suggestion?

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Would you have any suggestions for me?

This is my profile:
Country: Costa Rica
BA in Business from USA college
GPA: 3.6
Work experience: 1 year as PR and Community Manager in the USA
GRE: 306 (I know... :()
GMAT: planning to take

Thanks


I think this is a good and unique profile. Really don't run into too many people from Costa Rica applying to MSF schools. GMAT is going to be important. I'd need to know the GRE splits to run a rough conversion though.
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Hello MSFHQ,

Could you please help evaluating my profile?

I'm actually new here as im planning to pursue my MFin as of next year in the US.

My profile is as follows :

Undergrad : Banking and Finance in one of the best Universities in the MEA. (GPA : 3.4)
GRE : 158Q , 141V
Toefl : still pending

Target universities : Villanova , Boston College , George Washington U, John Hopkins, University of Maryland , Bentley University, University of Delaware, Northeastern University.

What are my chances and evaluation concerning my stats and would you suggest retaking GRE even if i scored high in Toefl to recompensate my low Verbal score?
Any other universities suggestion?

Thanks a lot!


I think you have a good shot at Villanova, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Bentley, Del and Northeastern. Most likely Boston College as well. Why did you pick these schools though? Pretty random selection and mainly safety schools.
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Please advise me? I am looking to apply to a MFin program (USA OR UK). Here's my profile.

-International student (Dual Citizen: Thai and NZ) from NZ.
-High Second Class GPA (Missed first by just a bit; not sure about the direct GPA conversion to US grading system) from University of Auckland: Two Degrees; 1 for Finance and 1 for Computer Science
-Passed Level 1 CFA Exam.
-3 Internship as Financial Analyst in a bank in Thailand
-Currently working full time as Analyst Programmer in a company that provides IT solution to organisations. (7 Months)
-730 GMAT (Q50, V38)

What are my chances at somewhere like LSE? Oxford?

Thanks!:)



Hmmm. I think decent. At least for LSE. Oxford/Cambridge, I don't know as well. Maybe throw LBS into the mix. Their MiM and MS Business Analytics would fit your profile as well.
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Hi everyone,
I have a 3.8 GPA from FSU ( Majored in Accounting and Finance)
710 GMAT (V41, Q47)
Solid ECs ( sports teams, leadership position)
Big 4 internship
Foreign national, but Im an American citizen by now.
What are my chances at Vandy, BC, UT: Austin?
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Hi everyone,
I have a 3.8 GPA from FSU ( Majored in Accounting and Finance)
710 GMAT (V41, Q47)
Solid ECs ( sports teams, leadership position)
Big 4 internship
Foreign national, but Im an American citizen by now.
What are my chances at Vandy, BC, UT: Austin?
Thank you very much for your input.



In at all, scholarship money at most. Great stats all around. IMO, If you have the math or the ability to get the math stats, I would say throw and app into MIT.
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Hi

I have been looking for some STEM designated finance programs and found these programs.
Univ Connecticut - Ms in FRM
Univ North Carolina - Ms in Mathematical Finance
Univ Texas at Arlington- Quantitative Finance

and Ms finance is not STEM designated but Quant or Computational Finance is.

My profile:
Country: India
B.Tech, mechanical, Private institute
GPA: 7.75/10
GRE: 314 ,Q 163 V 151
TOEFL: 97
XP: 1 year as associate software engineer at a Big software company
2 years of experience at a public sector Bank

Please suggest me if there are any STEM designated programs for my profile.

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I'm curious if anyone has heard much about ASU W.P. Carey MSF lately?
How does it rank among the older programs?

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I have been looking for some STEM designated finance programs and found these programs.
Univ Connecticut - Ms in FRM
Univ North Carolina - Ms in Mathematical Finance
Univ Texas at Arlington- Quantitative Finance

and Ms finance is not STEM designated but Quant or Computational Finance is.

My profile:
Country: India
B.Tech, mechanical, Private institute
GPA: 7.75/10
GRE: 314 ,Q 163 V 151
TOEFL: 97
XP: 1 year as associate software engineer at a Big software company
2 years of experience at a public sector Bank

Please suggest me if there are any STEM designated programs for my profile.


WUSTL is STEM certified now. Loyola Chicago is STEM. I think your profile would be more in line with Loyola than WUSTL. Campus is right in downtown Chicago which isn't a bad thing.
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I'm curious if anyone has heard much about ASU W.P. Carey MSF lately?
How does it rank among the older programs?

Thanks,
Brooke


It is a fine program. Much more diverse than I used to think. I'd say it would be good if you are interested in working out West where most of the alumni reside. Really depends on what you are looking to do. If you want to break into NYC IBD this might be a tough program to do that from. If you are looking for a graduate degree and working at a a F500 of Big 4 accounting firm out West/Arizona, this would be a decent fit.
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Hi

MSFHQ could you please evaluate my chances?

26 years old Iranian with bachelor of civil engineering and master of construction management, worked as project planner and controller and as financial manager, GMAT 690 (Q51 - V31), GRE (Q168 - V153), TOEFL 104, taken CFA level 1 december 2016.

I like to work in US following graduation. I would like to see whether I have made right decisions for application.

Princeton MSF
UT Austin
Boston College
UT Dallas
Maryland
USC

Thanks

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