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Profile Evaluation (MSF). I NEED ADVICE

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New post 19 Feb 2016, 06:25
Undergrad Major: Finance at a large state university
GPA: 3.1
Major GPA (3.4)
GMAT: 700
Work exp: 4 months in Tax, I'm looking to break into finance industry

Georgia State, University of Utah, UF, Notre Dame, UT DAllas, Ohio State, USC

Transcript issues: I have 2 F's and several C's... all of which were prior to my last 60 hours of coursework. What can I expect when applying to these types of schools. If anyone has any advice for me I'd really appreciate it.
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New post 20 Feb 2016, 15:17
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Undergrad Major: Finance at a large state university
GPA: 3.1
Major GPA (3.4)
GMAT: 700
Work exp: 4 months in Tax, I'm looking to break into finance industry

Georgia State, University of Utah, UF, Notre Dame, UT DAllas, Ohio State, USC

Transcript issues: I have 2 F's and several C's... all of which were prior to my last 60 hours of coursework. What can I expect when applying to these types of schools. If anyone has any advice for me I'd really appreciate it.



What classes did you get those grades in? I would normally say those grades aren't an issue, but if they are in core business classes and/or math classes you will have an issue. I think your GPA is fine though and the major GPA is a nice highlight. GMAT saves you a lot though and the work experience will help you.

IMO, I like Utah, GSU (curious if you are an Atlanta native), UF (closed to non-UF UG's), Notre Dame, UTD (why UTD, look at SMU and/or UTA), OSU (fine), USC (might be a stretch with your GPA, but worth a shot).

Give me a little more background and I can probably give you a better idea on which programs you'll want to focus on.
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I got an F in Accounting 1, which i later re-took and received an A. I also failed Pre-Calc, which i re-took and made a B-. I made a C in Acct II.

I made A's and B's in all finance classes.
Here's a look at my major grades: Business Stats: B+, Financial Mgmt: A-, Princ of Marketing: A, Princ of Mgmt: A, Predictive Modeling and Optimization: B, Corporate Finance Theory: B+, Applied Corporate Finance: A-, Survey of Investment: B, Financial Modeling: B+, Financial Institutions: A-, Mergers and Acq: B, Derivative Securities: B

I am from the Atlanta area. I've done research on MSF programs, but I'm having a tough time finding a group of quality programs that I would have a good shot at getting into. I'm open to suggestions!
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Are you applying this year? It is going to be a little late in the cycle (R2/R3). I think you should be looking at Villanova, OSU, maybe Vanderbilt (southern, work experience and GMAT all help). Duke MMS also (maybe Wake as a safety). You could get into the new UVA MS Global Commerce with your stats. Really cool program, international experience, UVA brand. First year so they will be generous also. MAYBE Georgetowns MSF. Maybe. UIUC for sure. Good brand, lots of internationals (negative), but solid program for Chicago finance.

You'd get into or be competitive at a bunch of others. Look at SMU for sure in Dallas.
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New post 26 Feb 2016, 02:20
Hi!

Student from India.

Graduation : Bachelors in Economics with Honors, Top 5 College of India
74% ( Top 10% of batch)
Work ex : 1 year in Telecom Consulting at big4 looking to break into IBanking.
GMAT not attempted yet

Grades with upward slope - moved from 70% to 83%(top 5% of batch). Good marks in Finance papers ( Banking & Fin eco)

Which colleges can I look at for MSF in the US & EU for 2017 intake? (with good placement prospects)

Would really appreciate the help! :)
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