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Profile Evaluation for MS in Finance

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New post 07 Mar 2013, 00:53
Hi, I am an Indian national willing to pursue MS in Finance for fall'14. As I have a lot of time to prepare myself for GMAT and other application related stuff, I would be highly grateful for your suggestions regarding university selection and my chances to get into good MSF programs. Any additional suggestion to improve my profile during the year would be highly appreciated. Here's a list of my background and

Background :
Undergrads : Engineering in Electronics and Communication with 63% Aggregate(upward trend).
Opted for 2 courses at London school of economics (Summer School'12) : Finance and Financial Markets (3 weeks each)
Work exp - Started to work in a private financial firm since sept'12 and until I start my grad I would be having in all a exp of 2 years (sept'12-sept'14).
Job profile : Financial planning & Analyzing and maximizing the current ROI of Loan Portfolio of the company.

Other than this I have a full time work exp of 6 months before my undergrads as a Front Office Coordinator ( I am not sure, whether that would be acceptable or not during applications as they ask for full time work exp after completing your undergrads)

Internships : 1 Technical internship of 3 months in VODAFONE .

GMAT : Yet to take, Targeting 720+

Extracurricular :
 National player in 100m sprint race
 Winner in 100m at Zonal level and State level competition
 Coordinator in various events organized by the college including Tech-Fest
 Senior coordinator in Farewell activities and Department Day's of the Electronics branch for three consecutive years.
 Chief Coordinator of the " Entrepreneurship group" during undergrads
 Member of Cancer society of Rajasthan.
 Sports Captain of the School for 2 consecutive years and House Captain for session 2005-2006.
 Leaded the school's Kho-Kho team in Clusters(State Level) .
 Won various medals in inter and intra school competitions in various sports activities.

Now coming to the universities, I am a bit centric towards central London but to keep my options more diversified I had shortlisted 10 universities I would like to apply for,
 LSE : MS Finance
 Imperial : MS Finance
 Cass Business School : MS Finance
 Warwick : MS Finance
 Princeton MSF
 Vanderbilt (Owen) : MS Finance
 Stockholm school of economics :MSc Accounting and Finance, specialization in Corporate Finance
 Rotterdam School of Management : MSC Finance and Investments
 Washington St. Louis Masters in Finance (Olin)
 Simon- Msc Finance
 Fisher School of business (The Ohio state University) : Specialized master in finance

Apart from this I would love to apply for London Business School Msc in Management

I'm more interested in Corporate Finance / Investment Management rather than Quantitative Finance / Financial Engineering.

I am good at mathematics but my grades does not support me to go into Quantitative Finance.

Kindly, Let me know what are my chances into these universities
Suggestions provided will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance :)

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Dear Sir,
It is very difficult to say where you may or may not get in given that two of the most important factors - the GMAT and your work experience remain undefined. And I think I may not do you justice by giving you an answer.

What I CAN say is that you do have a nice and vast basis, with diverse activities so far, more than I usually see, and this is very good (and should be kept up within the measure of the possible as you work). If you were to get a 720+ and your company/work experience is strong, then you should have a shot at the top programs (and this is essentially the ones you are aiming for). Most importantly now would be to ensure good solid performance at your workplace, with impressive achievements and quick promotions where possible. The schools know what that means more than anything else. The 700+ GMAT is pretty much a requirement for Top programs, and I wish you luck there on getting the score you are aiming for.

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