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Profile Evaluation: LBS/HEC Paris Profile Evaluation

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New post 05 Apr 2019, 02:48
Hello,

Hope everybody's doing great!

I'm applying for the Msc In Finance at HEC Paris and LBS, in the last round, which I'm pretty stressed about. So any advice you guys could offer would be highly appreciated! :please

I'm a Moroccan student with an undergrad degree in Business Administration (major: finance, minor: computer science) from Al Akhawayn University. Cumulative GPA: 3.77 (I didn't put in much effort during a couple of semesters which resulted in a couple of B's and C's)

GMAT Score: 740 (47Q, 45V). I know my quant score is quite low, especially since both schools seem to really value strong quantitative skills. I've highlighted some projects and classes that I've taken which require considerable quantitative skills, but I don't know if that's enough to make up for it. I also took the GMAT with zero preparation. I don't know if I should mention that to justify the low quant score, or if that comes off as carelessness on my part.

Internship: I did a summer internship at BMCE, which is a pretty big retailing bank in Africa. As part of my internship, I partook in a rigorous research about financial inclusion in Morocco.

Extra-curriculars: I was a peer-tutor for around two years. I also volunteered in some international events organised by the university.

Do you guys think I have a shot?
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chubbybunny156 wrote:
Hello,

Hope everybody's doing great!

I'm applying for the Msc In Finance at HEC Paris and LBS, in the last round, which I'm pretty stressed about. So any advice you guys could offer would be highly appreciated! :please

I'm a Moroccan student with an undergrad degree in Business Administration (major: finance, minor: computer science) from Al Akhawayn University. Cumulative GPA: 3.77 (I didn't put in much effort during a couple of semesters which resulted in a couple of B's and C's)

GMAT Score: 740 (47Q, 45V). I know my quant score is quite low, especially since both schools seem to really value strong quantitative skills. I've highlighted some projects and classes that I've taken which require considerable quantitative skills, but I don't know if that's enough to make up for it. I also took the GMAT with zero preparation. I don't know if I should mention that to justify the low quant score, or if that comes off as carelessness on my part.

Internship: I did a summer internship at BMCE, which is a pretty big retailing bank in Africa. As part of my internship, I partook in a rigorous research about financial inclusion in Morocco.

Extra-curriculars: I was a peer-tutor for around two years. I also volunteered in some international events organised by the university.

Do you guys think I have a shot?



Hello chubbybunny156

You should not be stress out.

Since you have Moroccan descent, I understand why you target French school, I assume you do speak French.

The reason you should not be stress out is that you have awesome total GMAT score :clap: and that is apples to apples comparison between candidates.

How awesome is your score, you will figure put when I present you with facts, and they are :

LBS average GMAT of admitted students is 707

HEC average GMAT of admitted students is 691

:)

Enough said.

Now you can mention that you took GMAT with zero prep only if they ask you about it and/or you can justify properly in essay why you didn't prep.

The rest of your profile, GPA, internships, extra curricular activities is just fine.


I would say you have fair chance of getting admitted to both schools.


In case you want to add some more schools on application list and how to target them you can find out in my post about best European Business schools here :

https://gmatclub.com/forum/mba-in-europ ... 82899.html



Good Luck with application :geek: :cool:
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