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New post 05 Oct 2018, 15:29
Hi .
I have recently given GRE score 319 - 160 quants and 159 verbal

I have a BE computer science degree from India 8.5/10 GPA
and have 2.4 years of work experience in TCS. My project has been in financial services domain i have worked on a project for National stock exchange of India . I have also completed CFA level 1 and i am currently a level 2 enrolled candidate
I am currently looking at msf program at these universities

Uiuc
Usc
Vanderbilt
Bentley
Syracuse
Purdue
Uc san diego
ASU
OSU
SUNY Buffalo
Texas MCCombs

I am really looking for STEM designated courses. Kindly let me know which school should i apply to

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New post 06 Oct 2018, 05:42
Your GRE converts to about a 630 GMAT. Honestly, target lower ranked schools or retake the GMAT. Bentley, ASU, San Diego, Buffalo. You might get into some of them.
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New post 06 Oct 2018, 07:54
Can u suggest some schools that will accept with my scores

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Hello, I am an international student applicant and have received admission in Ohio State(Fisher School of Business) and University of Utah(David eccles school of Business) for MSF (Masters of Science Finance) programs. Ohio is giving me a $15k scholarship and I think that I will get one from Utah.

As an engineer with no background and internships in finance, which is a better program for me?

I am talking with respect to job prospects, curriculum and overall reputation of the university.

I am concerned that no internship opportunity will hinder me in job search .

I have cleared CFA level 1 and appearing for level 2 so that should give me some leverage during job hunt

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New post 17 Jan 2019, 22:26
UT, USC and Vandy might be tuff. However, still possible

The CFA 1 should help demonstrate interest.

The 159 on Verbal is quite good for a foreign student. Math 160 is fine

The Engineering background demonstrates comfort with math and computers.

The GRE isn’t too bad.


A lot will depend on your essay, video essay and references.

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I am an international student currently studying Finance at Ohio University and currently looking to applying to MS in Finance programs that have a STEM Designation.

GPA: 3.25/4.0
GRE: 305 (I am planning on taking it again); Quant 156, Verbal 148
I have been involved with student organizations on campus; the most relevant one is a student-run equity management group that manages $4.6 million. I have been a part of the group for all 4 years during undergrad. I had an internship in India at a small Wealth Management and Portfolio Management company.

The schools I am looking at are:

Ohio State University
University of Rochester
University of Pittsburgh
Bentley University
Boston College
Syracuse University


Do you think I have a chance or getting into any of these schools? If not, what would be some other schools and do I stand a chance for any scholarships?

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msfstem2019 wrote:
I am an international student currently studying Finance at Ohio University and currently looking to applying to MS in Finance programs that have a STEM Designation.

GPA: 3.25/4.0
GRE: 305 (I am planning on taking it again); Quant 156, Verbal 148
I have been involved with student organizations on campus; the most relevant one is a student-run equity management group that manages $4.6 million. I have been a part of the group for all 4 years during undergrad. I had an internship in India at a small Wealth Management and Portfolio Management company.

The schools I am looking at are:

Ohio State University
University of Rochester
University of Pittsburgh
Bentley University
Boston College
Syracuse University


Do you think I have a chance or getting into any of these schools? If not, what would be some other schools and do I stand a chance for any scholarships?

Thank You.


I would suggest retaking the GRE. I put it in the ETS conversion and it comes out to be around a 520 GMAT. That, coupled with the lower GPA, will make you a marginal candidate at most schools.

Assuming you can't or don't want to redo the GRE, I would say Syracuse and Pitt would probably be your best shot. Maybe Bentley. Boston College and OSU, no way. Like they would have to have a major shortfall in applications for you to stand a chance.

If my GRE assumptions are wrong, my advice changes, but this is based off the conversion.
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New post 19 Mar 2019, 23:39
Hey there,

So overall you have a fair profile. Here are a few pointers about the same -
You have a fair amount of work experience can easily be highlighted in your application and essay and will provide a positive impact on the school admission cell.
However, the schools are interested in impact rather than just participation.
So make sure that you exemplify your learnings and your interest in finance field through your Work experience.
You have a comparatively average GPA; make sure to highlight your other profile strengths.
Your CFA level 1 tag is an add-on to your profile, and will definitely provide a positive impact to the selectors, make sure you properly showcase it in your essay as well.
As for your target schools, USC, Vanderbilt, Purdue, UC San Diego, and Texas McCombs have a good reputation but also are quite competitive so make sure that you spend enough time perfecting your Essay and application.
To help you give a better context, here is bifurcation for the same
Competitive - USC, Vanderbilt, Purdue, UC San Diego, and Texas McCombs
Safe- ASU, OSU, SUNY Buffalo, Bentley, Syracuse
Apart from these, you can also try your luck in other Top B-Schools that offer good Masters in Finance programs in the US :

Sloan School of Management, MIT
Brandeis International Business School, Brandeis University
Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University
University of Illinois
Carroll School of Management, Boston College
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park
To get a better idea of your profile you can check out this profile evaluation link below to know about your chances at your target schools: http://info.mim-essay.com/forums-pe

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New post 24 Jun 2019, 08:35
Hi All,

Would really appreciate help in evaluating my profile for MSF in the USA.

Education: BCom and MCom (Specialisation in accounts and finance) from Mumbai University (9+ GPA consistently). Cleared all 3 levels of CFA.
Work Ex: Work for ~2.5 years as an analyst at an early stage VC fund.
GMAT: 740 (Q49, V41);
Target: top 10 MSF programmes

Happy to share any additional relevant information. Thank you in advance for the help.

Note: Pursued MCom to complete the min 16 years of education required by many colleges.
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