HEC and LBS evaluation.
I am interested in the MFA at LBS and MIF at HEC.
My GPA is 2.15 out of 1.0; however, I will apply with an expected GPA of 1.98. A GPA of 1.5-2.0 is upper second class, and 2.0-2.7 is lower second class. So I would apply with a GPA in the lower second class and an expected upper second class GPA.
Work experience: Worked at Elite Boutique (think, ), a PE fund with 20bn and a few internships at smaller companies.
GMAT: Expected around 710
Extra Curricular: Member of Finance Club
That's about it. I have asked in a previous, but unfortunately, I didn't get the GMAT of 720 as expected, and my GPA at the time of application will be lower by 0.15 than expected, putting me in the lower second class instead of the upper second class.
Yeah, what are your thoughts, do you have any suggestions? Also, should I try and apply in the first round (October 1st) or in the second round (January) with an improved GPA?
Also, if I don't get into the above schools, which other schools should, I target? I was thinking of Nova, ESADE, IE, and Bocconi. I am primarily looking for a 1-year master's degree, preferably a Master's in Finance. Also my long term goal is IB.