How hard would you think it would be to overcome a bad grade in Finance (3rd semester UG)?
I recently got a bad grade (barely passed) on my exam in Finance, is pretty much the story.
Exams were crammed together (3 big written exams in 8 days), and working almost full time (completely my own fault). Our professor in Finance is a notorious ball-buster (fired and rehired a couple of times and the courseload is pretty big).
Still, that's not a valid enough excuse. I didn't get shit done, bottom line.
I have an overall high gpa (despite the bad grade), which is why i'm not worried on that front. As well as experience as a TA in another subject and job as a part time finance assistant for a company (although small). So I overall think I can make a pretty solid candidate.
....but how badly would this affect me when applying to FO positions at IB's? Do IB's generally look at overall GPA, and not at individual grades.
If I were at the other side of the table, I sure as shit would look at that particular grade and it wouldn't reflect well.
So my question is: Is BB IB totally out of the question now. And how could i possibly explain a bad grade in as imporant a course as Finance, with respect to IB.
(English isn't my native, so please pardon any grammatical errors).