Can I get into MIT MFin or LSE MSF or should I work and apply later?

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My profile:
3.6 GPA non target(accounting major)
770 GMAT (Second attempt)
3 months of non profit experience, no IBD or anything
Was awarded scholarship by my undergrad institute
Some other achievements

My goals:
Breaking into investment research or IBD(US)
And I want to commit and devote the year to improving my personality and developing soft skills during the program(participate in as many activities as I can)

So do you think my profile is competitive enough? Also, I'm considering duke MMS just because I think they have the tools and right programs that I can use to develop solid soft skills. I'm not concerned so much about recruitment at duke because I know I'll get a job no matter, I'm a networking geek. So I'm only interested in the activities and social network there.

Comments (5)

Jan 26, 2015

I thin you are very competitive at MIT. LSE is hard or relatively easy to get into depending on the program you. Either way you'd be good at LSE as well.

Jan 31, 2015

TNA, sent you a PM. Thanks.

Jan 31, 2015

Some options:
Do a gap year with internships and you'll be very competitive. Know that finding a job in IBD with no experience is difficult, even if you come from a top school/program.
Go for a less competitive program (LSE MSc A&F for example). Your GMAT is sky-high so you should be very competitive there.

Feb 1, 2015

Apply for LSE MSc Fin (or Fin & PE, depending on your preferences) as first and A&F as your second choice. I'm sure you will get in at one of them. Don't know about MIT though.

Feb 1, 2015
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