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Profile evaluation for MIT MFin 2019

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New post 18 Dec 2018, 07:30
Please evaluate my profile for MIT MFin/LSE MFin

Nationality: China
Age: 21
Undergrad Degree: Chemical Engineering with minor in business. (GPA : 4.51/5.0/First Class Honors equivalent to 3.7-3.75/4.0 in US system) at a Top 2 University in Singapore/Asia.
A/A+s in all statistics/mathematics related courses
GRE: Quant: 170/170, Verbal 160/170 (Total 330/340) AWA: 4.0/6.0
TOEFL: 109
Internship: 0.5 years full-time internship at US Oil Supermajors APAC Crude oil trading desk in Singapore, a Big 4 consulting summer internship in Singapore and some experience in Singaporean boutique consulting firms.
International exchange: half-year exchange in Top 3 Uni. in Hong Kong, one-month summer program at Chicago Booth School, one-month summer exchange in South Korea
Extracurriculars: Pro Bono consulting experience at the largest Pro Bono consulting NGO in China while studying in Hong Kong, President for student committee, Some Sports Competitions award in Uni.
Certifications: taking CFA level 1 in June 2019(I guess a bit late...)
Past programming courses in: MATLAB, Python, C
Volunteer: Taught secondary school kids basketball (for ~1 year).
Languages: English, Mandarin
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EricWanZewei wrote:
Please evaluate my profile for MIT MFin/LSE MFin

Nationality: China
Age: 21
Undergrad Degree: Chemical Engineering with minor in business. (GPA : 4.51/5.0/First Class Honors equivalent to 3.7-3.75/4.0 in US system) at a Top 2 University in Singapore/Asia.
A/A+s in all statistics/mathematics related courses
GRE: Quant: 170/170, Verbal 160/170 (Total 330/340) AWA: 4.0/6.0
TOEFL: 109
Internship: 0.5 years full-time internship at US Oil Supermajors APAC Crude oil trading desk in Singapore, a Big 4 consulting summer internship in Singapore and some experience in Singaporean boutique consulting firms.
International exchange: half-year exchange in Top 3 Uni. in Hong Kong, one-month summer program at Chicago Booth School, one-month summer exchange in South Korea
Extracurriculars: Pro Bono consulting experience at the largest Pro Bono consulting NGO in China while studying in Hong Kong, President for student committee, Some Sports Competitions award in Uni.
Certifications: taking CFA level 1 in June 2019(I guess a bit late...)
Past programming courses in: MATLAB, Python, C
Volunteer: Taught secondary school kids basketball (for ~1 year).
Languages: English, Mandarin



Hello EricWanZewei


First of all, on congrats on lofty idea of pursuing MS in Finance at MIT/LSE.

Excellent choice of schools. :thumbup:


Your undergraduate GPA is fine, but even more important is that you have all A/A+ in math and stat courses :clap:

You rocked GRE Quant, that will make the most difference and GRE verbal/TOEFL is very good also.

One-month summer program at Chicago Booth School is going to be beneficial for your application in terms you proved you can perform at top level of Western biz schools.

Extracurricular activities are interesting and do count toward your personality, still you would benefit from them even more, if you would pursue MBA instead of MS in Finance.

CFA is smart move, it is never too late.

MATLAB, Python, C# will make you competitive, good job :thumbup:


When I convert your GRE score to GMAT scale it is equal to 750, once again great job done there ;)


MIT provides only GMAT/GRE Range of accepted students as GMAT 700-760 and GRE Q 164-170 and V 153-165, however you can see you are in upper part and in excellent position to be admitted.


LSE does not specify GMAT/GRE average score or requirements for their MS in Finance program, which is a good thing from your perspective, although even if they would do it, I would know to tell you in advance that requirement would be certainly lower (sometimes significantly) than for MIT.

Furthermore, I played a little bit with research, to give you a ballpark number and here are the GMAT/GRE figures for similar/related MS programs at LSE :

MSc Accounting and Finance >650

MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics > 163 GRE Q

MSc Economics 161 GRE Q

MSc Risk and Finance >650


As you can see you surpassed that substantially :cool:


All in all, I would say you are in excellent position to be admitted to both schools.




I expect some good news from you ! :cool:
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New post 28 Dec 2018, 07:43
I’d expect you would have very high odds. Top GRE score. High class rank in a tough major. Programming fluency. Good work experience.

Definitely a strong candidate. Make sure your resume and essays are in line and you should be good.

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