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New post 31 Dec 2012, 09:46
(I copy my post again here, I had it on the Ms Finance sub-forum, and I think it fits better here)


I am about to finish my bachelor in Tourism Business Management. I'm studying it in a public Spanish University, URJC.

My question is: I really like the financial world and would like to take a "junior" master program on Finance, do you think B-Schools will turn down my application due to my background?

I am aiming to get into an European B-Schools.

My degree has courses like: 2 micro/macro, 3 on accounting, 3 law, 1 statistics, 1 human resources, 2 psychology, etc. Actually, is similar to the Business Administration degree, is just that everything is studied under the tourism industry perspective and we lack some of the maths in economics.

I don't know if this will make my application an automatic direct reject.

Also I am worried about how to exactly measure my GPA. My grades form is from 1 to 10 (the Spanish system).

I've read, that to compute my GPA I will have to multiply the score of each subject as follows:

x1 the passed C grades(5 - 7,5) (In Spain you pass from the 5, not like in US 6) (In Spanish Aprobado = C)
x2 the B grades (7,5 - 9) (In Spanish Notable = B)
x3 the A grades (9 - 10) (In Spanish Sobresaliente = A)
x4 is given to what we call Honour Roll (Matricula de Honor in Spanish). Honour Roll is the highest distinction you can get on a subject and it is only given to one student, it means you got the ten, plus a distinction. It is really hard to get this in university, since it means you don't pay next years courses, and normally no one in the class gets that grade. I only achieved 9 honour rolls in all my degree, maybe I get two more on the last semester, which is actually quite good, nobody from my promotion has so many.

My GPA, when computed, is still a 2.5. This is really low.

So even-though I will try to hit 700+ on GMAT. Do you think I have any possibility to get in a Msc in finance?

Do you know if admission teams really take into account languages spoken? (In my case I can speak almost perfectly Spanish, English and French).

I hope to not be addressing nonsense questions or that have already been answered (I've looked up in the forum and couldn't find anything).

Thanks in advance!

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