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New post 23 Jun 2009, 05:52
Hey guys, I would appreciate, if someone could evaluate my profile. I won't be applying for an MBA, rather MSc/MPhil in Finance. My question is regarding Princeton's Master of Finance, Oxford's Master of Financial Economics & Cambridge's MPhil Finance.

My stats:
BSc Management (Finance Specialism), top UK university
Degree: First Class, i.e. 3.7/4 GPA
GMAT: 740 Q47 V44
EC: President and co-founder of couple of societies within the uni, couple of other minor things
WE: Couple of summer internships in a BB; Intern at the Ministry of Finance of a CEE country.

Background: Easter European, a lot of international experience

All those programmes r quite quantitative , thus I am not sure, if my degree will be considered appropriate. However, i ve done courses like financial engineering, derivatives and econometrics at undergrad.

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New post 24 Jun 2009, 21:08
Erion - Princeton will be tough without at least a 50 in Q. Although you do seem to have an interesting profile and work experiences. I think also your references for Princeton will need to shine. I dont know much about Oxford and Cambridge though.

Erion wrote:
Hey guys, I would appreciate, if someone could evaluate my profile. I won't be applying for an MBA, rather MSc/MPhil in Finance. My question is regarding Princeton's Master of Finance, Oxford's Master of Financial Economics & Cambridge's MPhil Finance.

My stats:
BSc Management (Finance Specialism), top UK university
Degree: First Class, i.e. 3.7/4 GPA
GMAT: 740 Q47 V44
EC: President and co-founder of couple of societies within the uni, couple of other minor things
WE: Couple of summer internships in a BB; Intern at the Ministry of Finance of a CEE country.

Background: Easter European, a lot of international experience

All those programmes r quite quantitative , thus I am not sure, if my degree will be considered appropriate. However, i ve done courses like financial engineering, derivatives and econometrics at undergrad.

Kudos [?]: 667 [0], given: 210

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New post 25 Jun 2009, 05:02
bsd_lover wrote:
Erion - Princeton will be tough without at least a 50 in Q. Although you do seem to have an interesting profile and work experiences. I think also your references for Princeton will need to shine. I dont know much about Oxford and Cambridge though


Well, honestly, Princeton seems to be way to quant based, it is Financial Engineering, rather than finance. Thus, I think Oxford will be the best choice. Would appreciate, if someone could shed some light on the Finance masters in Oxbridge.

Regarding the recomendations: I have one from a VP in Merrill Lynch/Citigroup/UBS etc. (dont want to mention the exact bank). However, the academic recomendations are more difficult to get. In the UK the education is rather impersonal, hence I am not sure who will be the right person to approach. btw, what do u consider shining recomendations?

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New post 25 Jun 2009, 10:10
Last year there was some dude who got into Princeton - he worked for one of the federal reserves and had glowing and personal recommendations from Professors who had Phds from schools such as Harvard / Chicago ( or some other top tier schools ) I'd say those would have been pretty shiny recommendations.

Erion wrote:

Well, honestly, Princeton seems to be way to quant based, it is Financial Engineering, rather than finance. Thus, I think Oxford will be the best choice. Would appreciate, if someone could shed some light on the Finance masters in Oxbridge.

Regarding the recomendations: I have one from a VP in Merrill Lynch/Citigroup/UBS etc. (dont want to mention the exact bank). However, the academic recomendations are more difficult to get. In the UK the education is rather impersonal, hence I am not sure who will be the right person to approach. btw, what do u consider shining recomendations?

Kudos [?]: 667 [0], given: 210

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