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New post 16 Nov 2017, 12:32
Hello everyone,

I am planning on admissions for 2018.


I am an Ecuadorian-American (born and raised in Ecuador) and current student at the Kelley School of Business Indiana University, pursuing my Bachelors of Science in Finance. I am in my final year(4th-year 1st semester).
I interned at Barclays (Sales and Trading) in New York City this summer.
GPA: 3.72 (4.0 Major GPA)
GMAT: 590 (I know, it is my weak point. I attended high school in Ecuador)
I have three very strong recommendations:
- The first from a former head of the Ecuadorian Central Bank and Minister of Finance
- The second from a current Hedge Fund Partner in NYC
- The third from a Finance professor at Kelley (Former #1 ranked Healthcare research analyst, worked for: UBS, Credit Suisse)
I have solid community service (recognition from Ecuadorean government for earthquake relief efforts)

I am considering following programs (not my final list):

Washington U MSF
UT Austin
Harvard 2+2
Booth MBA
NYU MBA
John Hopkins MSF
LSE MSF
Bentley MSF
Vanderbilt MSF
Stanford MBA
Wharton MBA

Please assess my chances, I'm open to any suggestions and to considering other programs.


Thank You.
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New post 17 Nov 2017, 11:01
diegohe94 wrote:
Hello everyone,

I am planning on admissions for 2018.

Hi diegohe94, My first question for you is if you are graduating from Kelley - where they have a strong undergraduate business program and recruiting process- why not go ahead and get a finance related job first and work a few years before looking at more graduate school?
I am an Ecuadorian-American (born and raised in Ecuador) and current student at the Kelley School of Business Indiana University, pursuing my Bachelors of Science in Finance. I am in my final year(4th-year 1st semester).
I interned at Barclays (Sales and Trading) in New York City this summer. Do you have an option to return to Barclays?
Because that would be a great option.

GPA: 3.72 (4.0 Major GPA) excellent
GMAT: 590 (I know, it is my weak point. I attended high school in Ecuador) with more time, you can improve that score with steady practice
I have three very strong recommendations:
- The first from a former head of the Ecuadorian Central Bank and Minister of Finance
- The second from a current Hedge Fund Partner in NYC
- The third from a Finance professor at Kelley (Former #1 ranked Healthcare research analyst, worked for: UBS, Credit Suisse)
I have solid community service (recognition from Ecuadorean government for earthquake relief efforts)

I am considering following programs (not my final list):

Washington U MSF
UT Austin
Harvard 2+2
Booth MBA
NYU MBA
John Hopkins MSF
LSE MSF
Bentley MSF
Vanderbilt MSF
Stanford MBA
Wharton MBA

Please assess my chances, I'm open to any suggestions and to considering other programs.
I think the HBS 2+2 and Wharton and Stanford deferred admit programs may be out of reach on a 590 GMAT. Darden also has a program like this- but I also think the 590 is an issue. I just don't think it is worth your money to get the MSF when you have the undergrad business already. I think you should pursue the work option through Kelley on campus recruiting for finance- which you need for 2+2 or any other deferred admit programs anyway- and then make your winter break project studying again for the GMAT. Try to get the best score you can- and then on that score apply to the deferred admit programs- adding UVA to Wharton, Stanford and HBS. If you want help putting strong applications for that - we can help- and go to this link for a free consult to do this:
https://stratusadmissionscounseling.com ... b-visitor/ and then I would say spend the next 3-4 months really working on upping the GMAT. You have some time with the semester break coming up to jumpstart this. I encourage you to splurge for a tutor as you have good education and work experience for be a compelling 2+2 or deferred admit MBA if you can move the GMAT up. Worth a try- as most of these programs don't have deadlines until late Spring!


Thank You.

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