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PROFILE EVALUATION: MIT MS IN FINANCE

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A little about myself, I am a Nigerian female (22 years) looking to see if I have a chance at getting into MIT's Mfin program

Currently: Equity research in a Nigerian Investment bank (1.5 years) Previously: 2 summer internships in financial services companies and 1 off-cycle internship in a consulting company.

GRE - Yet to give but my expectations based on mocks - Q:162 (82nd percentile) V:158 (80th percentile) - at the very least!

College info: Bsc. Economics from Covenant University - top 5 in Nigeria but about 1500-2000th in the world; GPA: 3.71/4.00 (WES converted); Year of graduation: 2016.

College extra-curricular activities: Volunteer at a student-run charity
Post-college extra-curricular activities: Volunteer at a campaign aimed at empowering and mentoring 1,000+ indigent girls; I play the violin ( 12+ years); Member of the Nigerian women in finance society and I founded a company that specialises in designing powerpoint templates and facilitating powerpoint training for undergrads.

Others: CFA Level 2 candidate

Post-MSF, I want to break into management consulting in an MBB...
Regarding my eligibility for MIT's MSF program;

1) I don't have any experience in an internationally recognized company (I noticed most of their students have worked with big names)
2) I didn't go to a top school for my undergrad (Again, I noticed most of their students came from schools like Cornell, Duke, UCLA, and the likes)
3) I am not too heavy on quants - but I have learned Python and R through Edx and I plan on going for the corporate finance track - as opposed to the financial engineering track that would really require these heavy math skills. Nevertheless, I still have fears that I am just not good enough for the program.

I would really appreciate it if anyone can tell me what my chances are applying for this program and what I can do from now till December to submit an unrivaled application! Should I be considering getting a new job with a multinational company?... Please, what do you advise? University selection is also fine...
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Bump up that GRE. You should have the equivalent of a 700 or above to really be competitive.

Good and interesting international background. Strong GPA. CFA L2 is good. Like the work experience and programming.

You might have to take their quant bootcamp or maybe take a class online or two to meet their math/stats requirements, but you have a good profile assuming your GRE/GMAT scores are in line with the class average.
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New post 22 Aug 2018, 12:31
Thank you so much for your comment and for what you're doing with MSFHQ - really insightful!

In your opinion, do you think my undergrad and the companies I have worked with (being relatively unknown) would be deterring factors in my application?
Also, just wanted to know if you would be initiating coverage on Canadian MSF/MFE programs?


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Bump up that GRE. You should have the equivalent of a 700 or above to really be competitive.

Good and interesting international background. Strong GPA. CFA L2 is good. Like the work experience and programming.

You might have to take their quant bootcamp or maybe take a class online or two to meet their math/stats requirements, but you have a good profile assuming your GRE/GMAT scores are in line with the class average.
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