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Profile Evaluation / LSE MSc Finance

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Hi guys,

I am planning to apply to LSE MSc Finance and MSc Risk management for 2019 intake. And would really appreciate your thoughts on my chances to get admitted. Please see my background below:

Background: Chinese (22 years old) - Woman
Education: Bachelor of Economics - University of Bath - Expected grades: Upper 2:1 (second year grades: 66.7%)
GMAT: 710 (Q50, V36)

1 year of working experience in a UK bank doing risk modelling analysis for retail sector.

I am aware that 710 is not an excellent score, but am wonder if it is enough for my application. Should I retake GMAT to get a higher scores?

regards,
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Hi guys,

I am planning to apply to LSE MSc Finance and MSc Risk management for 2019 intake. And would really appreciate your thoughts on my chances to get admitted. Please see my background below:

Background: Chinese (22 years old) - Woman
Education: Bachelor of Economics - University of Bath - Expected grades: Upper 2:1 (second year grades: 66.7%)
GMAT: 710 (Q50, V36)

1 year of working experience in a UK bank doing risk modelling analysis for retail sector.

I am aware that 710 is not an excellent score, but am wonder if it is enough for my application. Should I retake GMAT to get a higher scores?

regards,



Hello caroline1229


Fact that you are woman is your advantage, from diversification perspective.

In general there is trend in education to encourage women or minorities for advanced degrees, so ad com's are less harsh toward them and welcome their applications.

Work experience is really relevant and education is fine.


Now you are wrong GMAT score is really very good, no need to worry about that.

Even best UK schools like LBS have 700 as their average GMAT score of admitted applicants and beware that is for MBA program which more competitive than any master program.

Now it is safe to conclude that for Master at LSE average will be only less.


For MSc in Finance they don't even mention GMAT score request which is a good sign in terms of competitiveness, not sure what second program you are referring to, I have found two close enough MSc Risk and Finance where they request score of at least 650 and MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management where strangely enough there is no GMAT requirement :-o :shocked

To the best of my understanding there is no such program as MSc in Risk management currently on LSE.


Anyway, good news, you don't need to retake GMAT you are set in those terms.



If you have quantitative aptitude I would recommend you to consider also MSc Financial Mathematics (best choice) and MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics).


However, you cannot make wrong choice all LSE Financial master programs are great.



Good Luck with application ! :cool:
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caroline1229 wrote:
Hi guys,

I am planning to apply to LSE MSc Finance and MSc Risk management for 2019 intake. And would really appreciate your thoughts on my chances to get admitted. Please see my background below:

Background: Chinese (22 years old) - Woman
Education: Bachelor of Economics - University of Bath - Expected grades: Upper 2:1 (second year grades: 66.7%)
GMAT: 710 (Q50, V36)

1 year of working experience in a UK bank doing risk modelling analysis for retail sector.

I am aware that 710 is not an excellent score, but am wonder if it is enough for my application. Should I retake GMAT to get a higher scores?

regards,



Hello caroline1229


Fact that you are woman is your advantage, from diversification perspective.

In general there is trend in education to encourage women or minorities for advanced degrees, so ad com's are less harsh toward them and welcome their applications.

Work experience is really relevant and education is fine.


Now you are wrong GMAT score is really very good, no need to worry about that.

Even best UK schools like LBS have 700 as their average GMAT score of admitted applicants and beware that is for MBA program which more competitive than any master program.

Now it is safe to conclude that for Master at LSE average will be only less.


For MSc in Finance they don't even mention GMAT score request which is a good sign in terms of competitiveness, not sure what second program you are referring to, I have found two close enough MSc Risk and Finance where they request score of at least 650 and MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management where strangely enough there is no GMAT requirement :-o :shocked

To the best of my understanding there is no such program as MSc in Risk management currently on LSE.


Anyway, good news, you don't need to retake GMAT you are set in those terms.



If you have quantitative aptitude I would recommend you to consider also MSc Financial Mathematics (best choice) and MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics).


However, you cannot make wrong choice all LSE Financial master programs are great.



Good Luck with application ! :cool:





Hi

Below is my profile, i'm planning to apply for MSc Finance and PE

1. 4yr's of Work experience - KPMG (2Years as Audit associate), Brahmi Realty (Co-founder, Real estate project restructuring)
2. Cleared CFA L1, appearing L2 in June 2020
3. CGPA - 4.5/6. BCom, St. Joseph College of commerce. (Bangalore, India)
4. Hosted a Finance club during college time
5. College brand ambassador for WeChat
6. GMAT - 550

Any suggestion are recommendation will be really helpful.

Thanks in advance.
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billionaire wrote:
caroline1229 wrote:
Hi guys,

I am planning to apply to LSE MSc Finance and MSc Risk management for 2019 intake. And would really appreciate your thoughts on my chances to get admitted. Please see my background below:

Background: Chinese (22 years old) - Woman
Education: Bachelor of Economics - University of Bath - Expected grades: Upper 2:1 (second year grades: 66.7%)
GMAT: 710 (Q50, V36)

1 year of working experience in a UK bank doing risk modelling analysis for retail sector.

I am aware that 710 is not an excellent score, but am wonder if it is enough for my application. Should I retake GMAT to get a higher scores?

regards,



Hello caroline1229


Fact that you are woman is your advantage, from diversification perspective.

In general there is trend in education to encourage women or minorities for advanced degrees, so ad com's are less harsh toward them and welcome their applications.

Work experience is really relevant and education is fine.


Now you are wrong GMAT score is really very good, no need to worry about that.

Even best UK schools like LBS have 700 as their average GMAT score of admitted applicants and beware that is for MBA program which more competitive than any master program.

Now it is safe to conclude that for Master at LSE average will be only less.


For MSc in Finance they don't even mention GMAT score request which is a good sign in terms of competitiveness, not sure what second program you are referring to, I have found two close enough MSc Risk and Finance where they request score of at least 650 and MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management where strangely enough there is no GMAT requirement :-o :shocked

To the best of my understanding there is no such program as MSc in Risk management currently on LSE.


Anyway, good news, you don't need to retake GMAT you are set in those terms.



If you have quantitative aptitude I would recommend you to consider also MSc Financial Mathematics (best choice) and MSc Statistics (Financial Statistics).


However, you cannot make wrong choice all LSE Financial master programs are great.



Good Luck with application ! :cool:





Hi

Below is my profile, i'm planning to apply for MSc Finance and PE

1. 4yr's of Work experience - KPMG (2Years as Audit associate), Brahmi Realty (Co-founder, Real estate project restructuring)
2. Cleared CFA L1, appearing L2 in June 2020
3. CGPA - 4.5/6. BCom, St. Joseph College of commerce. (Bangalore, India)
4. Hosted a Finance club during college time
5. College brand ambassador for WeChat
6. GMAT - 550

Any suggestion are recommendation will be really helpful.

Thanks in advance.



Hello Ronjith

I would advise retaking GMAT.

Everything else seems ok.

Based on your GMAT score you can later decide where to apply.


Good Luck :cool:
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New post 19 Feb 2020, 22:12
Hey Ronjith,


I would say that you have a fairly decent profile.
Talking about your Academics your GPA is decent and clearing your CFA Level 1 would surely be a highlight in your application on your academic part. It’s because the CFA exam is highly valued by Top B-schools for MSc Finance and also they are good for showcasing your interest in the finance sector to the Adcoms.


You have a big brand name in your resume and also you are a co-founder in a Real estate Project which surely adds weightage to your profile and differentiates you from your competitors. You will be competing with applicants with a wider experience in finance, so make sure to highlight all your experience and the major achievements you had while you worked at the company as adcoms would be interested in knowing about the roles and responsibilities you had over there and how you added value.

Coming over to your GMAT score, it can be a bit of a roadblock in your application process because in college like LSE the average GMAT score is 720+. It can not fully be considered as a deal-breaker as your application would depend upon lots of factors other than the GMAT. But still, I’d strongly suggest you retake the exam and try to target a score of 700 + this time.
Colleges highly value Community development initiatives and leadership qualities in an applicant’s profile and this can be highlighted in the form of extracurriculars through your essays. Although you have some good extracurriculars like Hosting a Finance club, I’d still suggest you dig deeper into your profile to come up with some more interesting achievements that you can highlight through your Essays or SOP.

Overall, I’d suggest you target at least 5-6 schools other than LSE to be on the safer side. In Fact, you can use our amazing School Selector tool that will provide you with a list of 6-7 schools depending upon your profile which would be divided into Dream, Competitive and Safe categories. All you have to do is simply take our Free Comprehensive Profile Evaluation from the link given below and Sign-Up for your Personalised dashboard.

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