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

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

  • Internships:
    1 EB in London (Laz/Rot/PJT)
    1 MBB in my home country
    1 local PE shop
    1 small M&A boutique

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?

Comments (23)

ajabaja05, what's your opinion? Comment below:

And also, does the it matters a lot when I apply, Rd 1/2/3? 

@patagonia_monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I have to ask, how did you manage to secure that many internships in undergrad?

ajabaja05, what's your opinion? Comment below:

A combination of luck, networking and also to having the opportunity (because uni her is pretty soft), to do internships parallel with school:)

pluto_6000, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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.

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pluto_6000, what's your opinion? Comment below:

740 is considered to be average on the MFE, so should be fine, but not a silver bullet

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  • Intern in PE - LBOs

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

ajabaja05, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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

  • Intern in PE - LBOs

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

ajabaja05, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Damn, okey this is making me happy! :)  Do you have any insights on which uni is better for MF recruiting in the future?

  • Intern in PE - LBOs

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

  • Prospect in Consulting

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. 


ajabaja05, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Do you mind sharing more details? GMAT, GPA and work experience?

  • Prospect in Consulting

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

ajabaja05, what's your opinion? Comment below:


Which round did you apply in?

  • Prospect in Consulting

1 for LBS and INSEAD, 2 for HEC / Yale

iorqxrkdo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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