A bit confused about your GMAT, have you already been studying 4 months, or are you just beginning to? If you haven’t started yet, are you saying you will be studying for ~10 hrs every day for 4 months? That’s 1200 hrs of your life which seems extremely excessive. Most sources online would recommend just 120-200 hrs.

Why not take one of the OG mocks, see how you fair and go from there?

 

Firstly, thank you for taking your time of, I appreciate it.

Secondly, I have started gmat journey about a month ago studying about 8h and 10min average daily (I keep a journal so I literally know how much I did lol), and I plan to do so for another 2-3 months. I don’t have that strong quant background and I’m not a native speaker, that’s why I’m doing that much.

About Cambridge, I’m eager to hear any new information. Someone says it’s a bad business school, someone says that still Cambridge and worth the reputation, dunno. Thank you in advance!

 
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Wrote a comment on the programme some time ago. Just copied from there with minimal editing:

The Cambridge MFin is really weird, and has a bad reputation. Here are some reasons:

  1. There are MULTIPLE recent threads on student room talking about how the Judge Mfin is a huge disappointment and a waste of money (can provide links, but you can easily find online)
  1. On their employment report, no one has placed into top tier firms IN THE U.K., and the list is really not that impressive (it’s alright, but nowhere near close to the LBS MFin one)
  1. For some reason, I struggle to find STRONG LinkedIn profiles of people in the U.K., who are working at top firms and have graduated from this programme. Sure, there are occasional ones that went to work at PWC or EY (and that’s rare!!), but do you really wanna pay ~£70k to come out and work there? Whereas the LBS MFin opens you doors to really solid banking and consulting opportunities.

Caveat - there are a couple of profiles of people working at some top companies in smaller markets (Middle East, etc).

  1. The acceptance rate is SHOCKINGLY HIGH. Please see the below disclosure DIRECTLY FROM CAMBRIDGE:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/admission_statistics_mfin_202020

To paste from there:

> 239 applications received

> 123 offers made

> 73 withdrawals after offer made / offers declined

What kind of top programme would have a 50%+ admissions rate?? Wtf? (Look at LSE, Oxford and other masters, they are less than 10-20%)

Again, I spent probably a total of 10 hours looking into this programme, and won’t be applying there this fall because of the reasons above.

However, I welcome any facts that would disprove the above and change my opinion.

 

Those are some very worrying signs I will investigate further more. Thank you for some clues.

What would you recommend based on your research to apply for in London?

Also, do you have any bull park numbers for gmat score that would be fit for my profile?

Kind regards.

 

FYI, I’m pretty sure that the Cambridge MFin also requires 2 years of work experience

 
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Those are some very worrying signs I will investigate further more. Thank you for some clues.

What would you recommend based on your research to apply for in London?

Also, do you have any bull park numbers for gmat score that would be fit for my profile?

Kind regards.

Apply for the MSc in Financial Economics at Oxford. It's much better than the Cambridge programme. However the GMAT requirement is quite high (760+)

 

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