MSc Profile Evaluation - Oxford/LBS/LSE/HEC
Would be nice to get some insights on my profile for these programs since I could possibly get in a position of having to reject a potential full-time offer this summer (although I am very humble about even getting an offer) in order to study a master.
I am looking to apply for the following:
- Oxford MFE
- LBS MFA
- HEC MIF
- LSE MIF
A short summary of my profile:
- European white male
- Currently studying a BSc majoring Finance on a semi-target uni in Europe
- GPA: 3.6/4.0
- GMAT: 720
Coming from a professional sports background
I want to study a MSc in order to strengthen my resume for future PE MF recruiting, also my goal is to start of my career at GS/MS/JP in LDN (preferably in one of the better groups).
How does my chances look at the different schools?
And also, does the it matters a lot when I apply, Rd 1/2/3?
With that profile, I think your chances of getting into those schools are about as good as a hedge fund's chances of beating the market.
I have to ask, how did you manage to secure that many internships in undergrad?
A combination of luck, networking and also to having the opportunity (because uni her is pretty soft), to do internships parallel with school:)
For Oxford MFE your GMAT should be higher, but not impossible. For the rest of the schools, you have a decent profile. Make sure to ace the essays and interviews, and you will be fine.
Alright, you think like a ~740 could be enough for MFE with a little luck even with my low GPA?
740 is considered to be average on the MFE, so should be fine, but not a silver bullet
I think you should be a pretty clear admit for all the schools except Oxford. I also think you have a strong shot at Oxford given your work experience, although your GMAT and GPA are a bit on the lower side. You should definitely apply
Are we talking like 25% admission changes at LBS/LSE/HEC and maybe 3-5% at Oxford or is it some now possible to quantify? So hard to get a good picture of peoples profiles except for GMAT in most cases
Obviously, this would just be speculation but I'd say 75% for HEC, LSE, 100% for LBS (as long as you do decent on the interview) and 40-50% Oxford
Damn, okey this is making me happy! :) Do you have any insights on which uni is better for MF recruiting in the future?
They all definitely give you a good shot if you work hard, but my impression is Oxford > LSE MSc Finance and MSc Finance and PE > HEC > LBS > all other LSE programmes
HEC definitely does not outrank LBS. Consensus is Oxford > LSE/LBS > HEC
Would argue you have a solid chance at all. I am from Europe, got into MIM / M2M at INSEAD, HEC / Yale and LBS with lower GMAT, slightly higher GPA at a barely semi-target, similar working experience for MGMT roles, less any MBB internships. Just draft a good story and have front LOR.
Do you mind sharing more details? GMAT, GPA and work experience?
Alla relevant info: 660, 3.8/4.0, 1 F50 company sales internship, 2 boutique consulting firms (one started by MBB partners), 1 Strategy internship
Did extracurriculars all 3 years in BSc with 5 leadership positions in our union so pushed that as well. Also elite junior athlete back in the days.
Feel free to DM me if anything else is on your mind
Which round did you apply in?
1 for LBS and INSEAD, 2 for HEC / Yale
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