I'm a Bocconi student (undergrad, BSc in International Economics and Finance) and I will hopefully graduate in september. I'm considering applying for a few MSc programmes for 2019-2020. I want to do a MSc in Finance and have a preference for the corporate aspect; my target would be to work in PE or something related to M&A (PE preferred).
This is my current background:
- Current GPA: 27.2/30 (missing 3 exams grades). I expect to get a total of 101-102/110 as a final grade.
- IELTS: 8 overall (reading & listening: 8.5; writing: 8; speaking: 7.5; BSc was entirely in english anyway).
- 5 weeks internship in a family office company here in Milan (mostly secretarial work though).
- Next year, starting mid-september, I'll do a 6-month internship in PE, again in Milan.
- GMAT: 660 overall, high verbal and quite low quant (39; 40%).
- Additional experience such as volunteer experience in Peru for a 1-month period in high school, a couple of other volunteer projects but nothing major.
I was looking at these MSc Finance programs:
- HEC (tough)
- LSE (tough)
- EDHEC (interested in MSc in Corp. Finance & Banking)
- SKEMA (altough I'd prefer a 1 year MSc)
- ESSEC (same as SKEMA)
Would I be (realistically) eligible for these programs? What would be the best, aside from LSE and HEC which will be hard to get into? Any additional advice?
Thanks a lot.