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Author:  Narenn [ 11 Jul 2018, 00:42 ]
Post subject:  MS Finance Profile Evaluations [Master Thread]: Post all Profiles Here


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Hi Guys, This is a Master thread for all profile evaluation requests for MS Finance applications. We do not want random profile evaluation threads everywhere on the forum. This will help people get some consolidated advice from consultants and help others learn as well.

Post your profile here if you want!

Suggested Template
  • Background and nationality
  • Undergrad Information
  • GMAT/GRE
  • Work experience and leadership
  • Community and others
  • Post Master goals
  • Anything else?

Author:  bowie05 [ 06 Aug 2021, 11:26 ]
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Hi,
I am planning to apply for either MiM or MIF at HEC, LBS, INSEAD, ESSEC, ESADE in the 2022 intake.
Could you please suggest me the chances of my admission and also suggest how I can improve my profile? Thank you!

Background and nationality - 21 y/o female from Italy
Undergrad Information - BSc. International Economics and Finance at Bocconi, GPA of 25.5, mathematical average of 25.9
GMAT/GRE - Scoring around 720 in mock tests, due to do it in a month
Work experience and leadership -
Summer job as Sales Assistant at the local pharmacy
Financial Analysis summer intern at small marketing company in Barcelona
Client Services and Solutions summer intern at a global financial tech company in Milan, interacting with investment management companies
Incoming autumn Sales intern in a financial tech company in Frankfurt, interacting with banks
Community and others -
Involved in the university's finance and portfolio management societies, did handful of projects with the latter in collaboration with an investment management company;
Finalist in a stock pitch competition and a couple of Hackathons in the sustainability area;
Participated in a few selective one day orientation/trading simulation programs with a few banks;
Three volunteering experiences related to teaching and poverty alleviation
Certifications and other skills -
BMC, Thomson Reuters certifications
Proficient in Excel, C++, Python, SQL, R, PowerBI
Italian and English fluent speaker, Spanish and German intermediate speaker
Post Master goals - Would love to work in the Sales/Markets division of an investment bank or on the buy-side (Investment Management, PE). Could also consider a career in MBB if the opportunity arises.

Unfortunately I have a pretty low GPA, I am not sure if I should wait to apply until the 3rd/4th intake and try increase it (Could reach around 26 as GPA) or try my shot in the earliest intakes. Also welcome to other universities suggestions where I could have more chances.

Thank you!

Author:  sam9p [ 06 Aug 2021, 19:26 ]
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Profile-
GMAT - 740
University- Aston University/ Cardiff University
Degree Result- 1st Class
Experience- Nothing considerable

Hello,
I am considering Oxford Said's MSc. Financial Economics, ETH Zurich's MSc. Quantitative Finance and University of Cambridge's Mphil Finance. Can please know what are my chances? Do these universities look at A-Level grades too? Mine was not too fancy.

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Author:  rigbyblue0897 [ 09 Aug 2021, 01:45 ]
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I am planning to apply to schools in Singapore and the UK. Can someone kindly let me know which schools would be within my reach? Thank you in advance!

Background and nationality: Indian, 23M

Undergrad Information:
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, VTU (Graduated 2019)
CGPA: 7.92/10 (Top 10% of Batch, First Class Distinction), Received scholarships in 6 semesters

GMAT: 710 (Q49, V37)

Work experience and leadership:
Due to join a start-up as a Financial Analyst in September 2021
Aug 2019 - June 2020; January 2021- July 2021: Co-Founder of my consulting start-up (failed miserably)
July 2020 - December 2020: Worked for 5 months as an Inside Sales Manager at an Ed-Tech Firm
January 2019 - February 2019: Technical Internship

Community and others:
Grad Mentors (July 2021 - Present): Mentoring 2 students who are due to take up their GMAT in the coming months

Child Rights and You (November 2020 - Present): Worked as a Content Creator to create easy to follow presentations on Maths, Physics and Chemistry for children between the ages of 10-14; Created a Covid Relief Database that contained information about the various medical
resources available in the city which was made open to the public

Represented my college and department in football tournaments winning medals in the same.

Vice-Captain of my college team that took part in a National Level Two-Wheeler Hybridisation challenge, reached the finals.

Additional Information:
CFA L1 Candidate for May 2022
Completed online certification courses on Microeconomics, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Excel

Post Master goals: Asset Management, Investment Banking

Author:  anonymous3497 [ 09 Aug 2021, 23:31 ]
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Please review the following profile

GMAT 720 (Q49, V39)
UG GPA: 7.58/10 (Bachelor of Engineering from NSIT, Delhi University in Computer Engineering (2016-2020))
Current Work Ex: 14 Months as Software Developer at Flipkart (+3 months if we count internships during UG)
Some Volunteer work under Teach For India where i teach science to under priviliged students (2 months and currently ongoing).

Target Schools:
INSEAD
London Business School
HEC Paris
Michigan
ESSEC
or any other good that i have missed.

I plan to do an MBA after 5-6 years from now, will MiM provide an edge in my MBA application (as I currently represent indian IT male applicant pool which is generally very much over-respresented in MBA, so MiM will change my profile) or will it be a barrier? Is it advisable to go for MiM now or should i just wait 5-6 years for MBA?

Author:  ar21x [ 24 Aug 2021, 05:03 ]
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Hello,
I am a June 2019 pass out in B. Tech ECE with 67.30%. I couldn't find a job and earlier I prepared for CAT and couldn't clear. So afterwards I decided to give GMAT a try I gave my first attempt in FEB 2021 with a score of 530(Q-46,V-17,IR-3) and prepared for 6 months for verbal hoping to get a 680 or so, and apply in Round 1 deadline to get a decent university in USA or Canada and apply in Masters in Finance but I again end up getting a same score 530 (Q-47,V-17,IR-5,AWA-6). I am a little confused should I apply with score of 530 or prepare for 2 months or so and apply in round 2 or to get a job and reapply next year for 2023 intake that would be too much time wasted. Your recommendation is highly appreciated.

There are a few question :-
1. Should I be preparing for IELTS or TOEFL or BOTH side by side as my first preference is USA and second is Canada.
2. If I apply in Round 2 what are the chances of getting admitted considering my profile. I don't want to apply in a low ranking university and have a bleak chance to get employment.
3. Is there anything else you recommend doing side by side to make my profile stronger.
4. I wish to apply with a good GMAT score try to get admitted in a university under 300 rank. Would that be possible if I apply in round 2 with GMAT 650+.

Author:  quant1997 [ 29 Aug 2021, 03:41 ]
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Dear all,

I have now decided which programmes to apply for and have secured an extra internship. I would be very grateful for an assessment on whether I have realistic chances of getting accepted or not.

Background: German citizen, studied in the UK for 3 years (GSCE, then International Baccalaureate).
Undergrad: GPA of 3.0/4.0 at a technical university consistently ranked as the best German university. My programme is a combination of Management (60%) and Computer Science (40%). I spent two months abroad in South Africa on a study project. My thesis was quant-heavy and at the Chair for Capital Markets.
GMAT: I scored 650, 690, 680 and 730 in practise tests in that order. I will keep studying and take the GMAT in about 5 weeks.
Extra-curricular: Very active member in a student consultancy and the investment club at my university.
Work Experience: Internships at Allianz (Digital Factory) and Deutsche Bank (Asset Management), both 4 months. I will also intern on the investment team of a local private equity fund for 6 months, starting October.
Voluntary work: Business plan consultant for inmates aiming to become entrepreneurs after their release.
Special Achievements: Elected Head of House & Head of Sixth Form in my high school.

Target Masters: Bocconi (Finance), LBS (Financial Analysis), Imperial (Investment Management), SSE (Finance), Skema (Finance), EDHEC (Finance)

Thank you & kind regards :)

Author:  jjj232323 [ 29 Aug 2021, 21:28 ]
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Dear All,

It would be great if you could evaluate my profile, and help me decide where I should apply. I am only interested in UK.

Background: Indian citizen, working in General Management role in manufacturing industry
Undergrad: Engineering (First Class)
Postgrad: MS in Engineering (Telecom), USA - 3.65 GPA
GMAT: 700 (Q48, V37)
Age: 37 yrs
Work experience: Around 10+ years in Manufacturing industry - Managerial roles like procurement and supply chain.
Other Finance related experience: Passed CFA Level 1, completed some quant finance courses and machine learning courses online.

What should I target, considering I am 37 years old, and most students for MS in Finance would be 22-30 (I am guessing). Do I have a shot at the good shools?

LSE, LBS MFA, Oxford? Or at least Warwick, Manchester, Edinburgh etc.?

I am very much interested in Finance, and am writing the CFA L2 in Nov 2021. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Author:  mpieva98 [ 08 Sep 2021, 10:47 ]
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Hi, I'm an italian BSc student in Business administration (non target university), I'm interested in Essec, Bocconi, St Gallen and LBS MSc Finance (pre experience), I'm also interested in HEC MiM. I've already got a positive feedback from LBS and HEC advisors.
Anyway, here is my profile:
GPA: 28.74/30
Relevant Courses: statistic, advanced financial accounting, economics
GRE: Q162 V161 AWA 4.0
Certifications: Bloomberg Market Concepts; ICDL Full standard
Volunteer experiences: Blood donor since this january; summer camp animator for 5 years during high school
Work experience: 5 months as a financial trainee in a (non famous) financial and insurance consulting company
International experience: HEC Paris Summer school in investment banking; incoming erasmsus at european university of Cyprus
Career goals: Investment banking in London
What are my chances to be admitted in those programs?
Thanks

Author:  mateo11 [ 08 Sep 2021, 15:12 ]
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Hi I am from Argentina, Patagonia

Below is my profile, i'm planning to apply for MSc Finance at LSE:

1. 2yr's of Work experience - Goldman Sachs as Analyst.
2. Cleared CFA L1, appearing L2 in June 2022.
3. CGPA - 7.9/10. Bachelor in Economics at Universidad de San Andres (Top undergraduate school).
4. CGPA - 8.8/10. Master in Economics at Universidad de San Andres.
5. GRE: Quant= 169
Verbal=155
6. Toefl: 110
7. Participated in multiple volunteering events to help small businesses grow.

Author:  mateo11 [ 08 Sep 2021, 18:09 ]
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Hi I am from Argentina, Patagonia

Below is my profile, i'm planning to apply for MSc Finance at LSE:

1. 2yr's of Work experience - Goldman Sachs as Analyst.
2. Cleared CFA L1, appearing L2 in June 2022.
3. CGPA - 7.9/10. Bachelor in Economics at Universidad de San Andres (Top undergraduate school).
4. CGPA - 8.8/10. Master in Economics at Universidad de San Andres.
5. GRE: Quant= 169
Verbal=155
6. Toefl: 110

Author:  palakbatra [ 18 Sep 2021, 05:35 ]
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Hi,

My name is Palak Batra and I'm pursuing Economics (Hons) from SRCC (a premier institution in India), I would be applying to top London colleges for MSc Finance. Please let me know my chances.

CGPA: 9.79/10
GMAT: 730-750 (in practice exams), planning to take it in a week
Work Experience: Unfortunately, I don't have internships in finance, but I do have 4-5 internships in various domains

I would like to apply to LSE, HEC, KCL, UCL etc. What are my chances?

Author:  homie [ 19 Sep 2021, 04:33 ]
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Background and nationality - Complete bachelors in Accounting & Finance with CGPA 7.23 (India). I also cleared CFA L2.
Interested in MscFin.
GMAT- will appear in Oct 2021, confident enough to score somewhere between 680-710. On a very lucky side, 730/740 can be achieved.
Work experience and leadership- I am currently employed with 6 months experience and will complete a whole year. I am in position called Subject Expert - finance.
Post Master goals- Really interested in asset and portfolio management.

From all the colleges I looked in EU, my undergrad scores makes me a weak profile. However, I finally came across SSE sweden and really loved it. However, i am not able get hand on first hand experience over there. Is MFin any good there? They have decent curriculum spammed over 2 years and i would love to hear any more regarding the same.

Can you suggest any more colleges with my profile in Msc Fin course? Thank you.

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Author:  Sim223 [ 20 Sep 2021, 00:21 ]
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Background and nationality
Hi, I'm Malian, I'm going to graduate in Economics this year and wanted to try the GMAT instead of the TAGE since one is known worldwide instead of just in France. ( Université de Paris)
Undergrad Information
I have an average score 2.0-2.1
GMAT/GRE
Hoping for something around 680-700
Work experience and leadership
I have done 2 internship : One this year, for two month I was an accountant for an enterprise selling gaz. Two Years ago I was doing logistics for an entreprise selling batteries and solar panels
Community and others
Master goals
I want to find something in Insurance or Banking.
I have not yet chosen the universities yet.

Author:  Abcse [ 21 Sep 2021, 12:11 ]
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*resolved, thanks*

Author:  Moondinvestor [ 22 Sep 2021, 01:00 ]
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Background and nationality

I am a 23 YO Korean student.

Undergrad Information
I finished my B.A in Psychology in Korea, GPA A-(3.7/4.3) or 93/100.
I am doing MiM(Grande Ecole Programme) at EDHEC/EM Lyon and I have GPA of 14.5(Equivalent to First Class in UK or A in US),also, I am doing my second year in Germany as an exchange student. (Top 5 School)
GMAT/GRE
I just passed it this Thursday and I got 740(Q50 V40) IR 6

I did one 6 months internship in Korea(Small Accounting Firm in Seoul) and another 6 months in Boutique Asset Management firm(AUM $150M) as an assistant portfolio manager(I managed $10M for 6 months under supervision and I made 17% of the annualized profit)

Community and others
I speak Korean, English, and French. (C2 Level) + German(B1 and still learning)

I'm also studying Python and Linear Algebra on top of my degree program.

Post Master goals
Want to work in AM/HF, but I also consider Corporate Finance such as M&A or PE mostly where I will study(UK or US) but I could work in France, Luxembourg, Swiss, and Asia.

I am thinking about 6 schools.

Oxford MFE
LSE M in Finance and M in Finance and Economics
Columbia MFE and MSAFA
Yale MMS in Asset Management
MIT Master in Finance
Berkely Haas MFE

Do I have a chance?

Thank you so much in advance.

Author:  Keshavm001km [ 22 Sep 2021, 02:53 ]
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Currently a 3rd (final) year student at Ashoka University, India. Majoring in Economics and Finance.
Degree CGPA: 3.49/4.0
Major CGPA: 3.70/4.0
GMAT score:
first attempt- 730(Q46 V44)
second attempt- 720(Q49 V39)
Certified Market Professional Level 1 certification from National Stock Exchange's Academy
Two finance internships- one at a VC fund and other at an investment management firm
Currently also enrolled in an investment education cohort at an investment management firm in the US.
Pursuing the investment management using python and ML specialisation on Coursera.
Social volunteering:
1. founded an organisation that helped create awareness against mosquito-borne diseases
2. managed a project that helped underprivileged families receive free health check ups for a year
I have no full-time work experience.

Primarily interested in applying to Imperial, LSE, LBS (MFA program), Warwick and Yale (Masters in Asset Management)

Author:  misterIB [ 23 Sep 2021, 05:44 ]
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Hey, everyone. Kindly take a look at my profile and suggest me on what I should push for.

Background and Nationality - Indian, in the final year of an integrated MBA(Finance) and B.Tech(Computer Engineering) degree from a reputed Indian university.
Undergrad Information - GPA 3.1/4.0, completed a Minors in Machine Learning & Data Analytics.
GMAT/GRE - 690 (Q49/V35)
Work Experience and Leadership - 18-week internship at a premier private bank in corporate risk management.
Community and Others - Active student club participation for 3 years running, organising social donation drives.
Post Master Goals - Investment banking roles abroad.


Anything else? Currently applying to Schulich, HEC Paris, ESADE, ESSEC and Olin.

Kindly let me know in case any further information will help you with the evaluation.

Author:  Ariharaan [ 27 Sep 2021, 10:30 ]
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Hi
nationality: Indian (age: 20)
UG: B.A.Economics from Loyola college
GPA: 83%
GMAT: 680
Extra curricular:
Won state second in table tennis 5 years back
School house captain
Internships: Talent associate in Accenture (2mos) [basically HR]
Marketing internship in ifortis (2 mos)
Social work internship in an NGO (2 mos)
Others: Financial course from Udemy
Basic to finance course from rice university via online
Marketing workshop with a Belgium university
Developed a game available in play store [ just a basic game]
Want to apply in the first rounds of 2022 intake so that I will have a better chance of getting in.
What colleges should I target if I want to get into investment banking sector?

I know my profile is not good, which points should I highlight in the resume and essays.
Literally any good college with a decent chance to get into financial sector will do.

Author:  Nihalkale [ 27 Sep 2021, 10:57 ]
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Hello,

Planning for the MiM program, September 2022 intake ( Round 2). A brief profile is below. Any guidance would be appreciated.

Nationality: Indian
Education : Law ( Pune University)
GPA: 56%
GMAT: Havent given Gmat yet. However i am not very confident about the score. A 650-690 range expected.
Work Exp: 2 years Corporate Lawyer at a Tier -1 law firm of India. Started in the M&A and PE team and later on shifted to Capital Markets and Securities Law.

Internships: 6 internships with various top corporate law firms along with litigation internships.
Also Interned with a reputable NGO ( Smart Card project for elder people)

Extra cirricular :

1. Legal Aid Committeee: Free legal aid fo rural community under the guidance of a senior lawyer.
2. Started a informal group for helping freshers to find a play to stay. Helped over 100 students over the span of 3 years.
3. Managed and Handled the Finance and Sponsorship Committees for College events
4. Organised various social and political debates as awareness campaigns.
5. State-level football and athletic for ovee 4 years.
6. Certificate Courses in Stock market from BSE.


Looking at HEC Paris, ESSEC ,ESCP, LSE WHU, Frankfurt School.

Thanks everyone !

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Author:  Menace12 [ 28 Sep 2021, 13:41 ]
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I am hoping to apply for the top European MSF programs.
Background and nationality: Nordic citizenship but African decent.
Undergrad Information: 3.4 GPA from top university in my country studying international business.
GMAT/GRE: Yet to be taken but expected ~700-720.
Work experience and leadership: 4 month internship in accounting at a large oil & gas company. Completed military conscription and gained some leadership experience there.
Community and others: Helped found a run a non-profit in high-school that ran youth centers and other services for youth in immigrant communities.
Post Master goals: IB or other high finance roles, preferably in London.

I understand that the best way to a job in London is a school nearby but I’m not sure about that anymore since the UK government isn’t giving loans for tuition to EU students; should I apply anyway and get private loans?

Thanks in advance

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