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Profile Evaluation MIT MFIN/ LSE MFIN (2019)

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New post 15 Sep 2018, 21:13
Hi guys,

I am planning to apply to MIT MFIN/LSE MFIN for 2019 intake. And would really appreciate your thoughts on my chances to get admitted to these schools. Kindly find below for my background.

Background: Indonesian (23 years old) - Woman
Education: Bachelor of Economics (Concentration : International trade and finance) from top 1 university in Indonesia. GPA : 3.79/4.0
GRE: 163/168 (target)
Work Experience: 1 year 2 months (will be 2 years by Aug next year) at sell-side BB as an equity research associate (has already co-cover 11 companies), previous internship part-time special project intern to the minister (6 months) , asset management intern at Indonesian central bank (2 months), research intern at US based consulting and research firm (3 months), equity research intern at BB (3 months).

Extra curricular activities:
Founded a financial literacy NGO - has mentored 1000 youths and housewives about basic investing skills. Online platform has more than 20.000 members.
Head of finance for biggest indie music festival held by university students in Indonesia.
Vice head for economics research division (published weekly economics research)

Awards: Won Indonesian Investment banking and equity research competition, International economics research competition, participated in international finance conference, formerly absolute gold medalist of national science olympiad- economics in high school

Courses: Business Mathematics, Advanced Business Mathematics, Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics, Statistics, Statistics II. Got A- for two of these subjects but the rest is decent.

Goal: Continue financial literacy initiative - set up investment and financial management consulting organisation for youth in Indonesia.


Thank you. I would really appreciate your thoughts on my chances!
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Hey there,

You have a very impressive profile, here are some pointers about the same:

You have a very strong background in finance (right from your academics to work ex to extra-curriculars). This will be a profile asset, so make sure that you highlight the same via your application.
Since schools look to include students of diverse nationalities, so your ethnicity can be a strength.
Your work-experience is extensive, so you will need to dig deeper into those experiences to present data-backed examples of your learnings and achievements.
Also, you have not mentioned details about the companies that you worked with - Having a brand in your resume (like the Big 4 companies) can definitely earn you brownie points.
Your electives don’t really differentiate your profile .I would suggest you to take up a CFA certification, it will definitely increase your selection chances.

As far as your target schools are concerned, both MIT and LSE are really competitive schools and are notorious for being extremely selective.

They attract thousands of applicants from across the globe (many with a far extensive experience in finance), so even with an impressive profile you will be starting at level ground with them.

Your essays will play an integral part in your application to highlight your interest in finance and differentiate your profile.

With a 325+ GRE and strong essays, MIT and LSE are achievable.
You can also check the lBS MFA program or Oxford’s MFE.

You might also want to check out EDHEC, Bocconi as your safety schools.

If you need help in creating a competitive MFin application, check out this page : https://www.mim-essay.com/masters-finan ... y-editing/
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I am working as senior manager credit analyst in corporate banking with a nationalized bank with 9 yrs experience post MBA in finance & mkt from IBS gurgaon. Also did CAIIB from IIBF. I have worked in 2 banks climbing the hierarchy starting as junior analyst, Manager-Analyst before my present position. If I want to switch to Private equity or stressed assets finance will MFin be suitable and which are accelerated 9-12 months pro experience programs suitable in addition to LBS. What are my chances of selection if I score 720+ in GMAT.

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New post 24 Sep 2018, 06:56
Very good odds.

GPA - Great
GRE - looks like it converts to roughly a 720 - great
Work Experience - great (relevant finance work, BB bank, etc).

Coursework is fine, extra curricular's are good.

All in all, your profile match's or exceeds the profile of MIT incoming students. Being a woman will help as well since these programs tend to be very over weight men.

LSE - I would say you will have zero issue getting into any one of the MSc finance related programs LSE offers.
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New post 24 Sep 2018, 18:50
Hi guys!
Could you help review my profile?
I am an International Student applying for MSF Fall '19.
Profile:
Undergrad from top tier university in India. Engineering in Information Technology.
GRE : 321 (Q: 165 V: 156)
GPA: 6.48/10 ( Any idea how that converts on a 4.0 scale?)
Cleared CFA Level 1 in June 2018
No finance internships as of now but starting as an equity research intern at the biggest private bank in India from Jan '19.
Applying early at the following:
Vanderbilt
UT Austin
Fordham
Babson
Purdue
USC

Chances of getting in?
Any other programs you would recommend?
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New post 28 Sep 2018, 23:34
MSFHQ wrote:
Very good odds.

GPA - Great
GRE - looks like it converts to roughly a 720 - great
Work Experience - great (relevant finance work, BB bank, etc).

Coursework is fine, extra curricular's are good.

All in all, your profile match's or exceeds the profile of MIT incoming students. Being a woman will help as well since these programs tend to be very over weight men.

LSE - I would say you will have zero issue getting into any one of the MSc finance related programs LSE offers.



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Thank you for your comment. Really appreciate it!

Do you think recommendation is very significant to the admission process or more underscored to the essay?

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