MSc finance profile evaluation

Hello everyone. I have recently finished my undergrad in Bachelor's in Commerce and am looking at the following MSc finance programs for the September 2023 intake. I will be applying sometime this December.

ESSEC

Frankfurt

SKEMA

IE

Bocconi

Stockholm School of Economics

WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management

EDHEC

McGill

Edinburgh

ESADE

Trinity Business School

Bayes Business School

Background and nationality - Indian, completed my 12th with a 95.6% in the AISSCE examinations.

Undergrad information - Finished my undergrad with a GPA of 8.0/10. In my university, that translates to approximately 85-90%. I am approximately in the 93rd percentile in my class.

GMAT 700 (Q44, V40)

Work experience - At the time of application, roughly 3 months in an investment banking internship, 2 months in the treasury department of a commercial bank, and 3 months in the financial research internship from Wall Street Oasis. I would also like to mention that after I apply in December, I will be working for roughly another 6 months in the same bank. So before I join my masters', I would have 14 months of experience, BUT while applying I would have roughly 8 months. Would this make a difference?

Leadership - I was responsible for leading a team that conducted a three month survey studying financial literacy amongst the BCom.(Hons.) students in the campus.

Extracurriculars - I have been responsible for helping coordinate various programs in my hostel, including plays put up during festivities. I was involved in scriptwriting for the same plays. I'm currently working on a blog where I would frequently publish my poetry. To compensate for the lack of extracurriculars on account of me having pursued my education online due to the pandemic, I am doing a few virtual internships from Forage, including a sustainable finance internship. I am also attending the HPAIR 2022 conference as a delegate.

Volunteering - Applying for the GITEX expo and the Tech expo taking place in Dubai. Hope to get into those. I am looking at various other volunteering work that I can do here in NGOs.

Other activities - Current FMVA candidate from CFI

What programs among these do I have the most chance of getting into?

Comments (4)

Jul 25, 2022 - 5:05pm
boib_1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Bocconi and SSE are the two that stand out the most out of the options you mentioned. ESSEC would come after that.

Jul 26, 2022 - 3:13am
narayanasathya710, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do you mean that with my current profile, I have a good chance of getting into the universities you mentioned?

Jul 26, 2022 - 3:57pm
boib_1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes, I think it should be enough considering you have quite a solid background and profile. Focus on your work experience as it is what can make the difference post and pre graduation. Good luck

Aug 5, 2022 - 4:06pm
IBhunter, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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