LSE vs. Double Degree St. Gallen + Bocconi

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Hey,
I'm looking for some recommendations concerning the choice of my master program. I'm a bit uncertain whether I should go for a double degree HSG 1 year + Bocconi 1 year (I get two master degrees) or for a 1 year master at the lse. Due to my lack of work experience (did only one internship at tier 2 bank m&a) I guess that my chances for the full time finance master are quite low. So i would go for the finance and economics master, which I think is also a great program. I'm german therefore HSG would enable me some great job opportunities in germany and switzerland meanwhile bocconi has a great placement in london. Bocconi has also the advantage that I could do an internship during my study period. lse is lse, so lse advantage.
My final goal is to get into a summer analyst program at a BB (probably for m&a). would prefer london to frankfurt or zurich.

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Aug 2, 2014 - 1:48pm

My final grade will be a 1.6 (1.0 is the best, 4.0 the worst) in economics from the Uni Bonn which belongs to the top 3 universities in economics. Bonn and lse are both members of the european doctoral program in quantitative economics, so bonn should be known at lse. With that grade I will belong to the top 10%. GMAT +-720.
Chance?

 
Aug 3, 2014 - 6:30am

You have more than an average chance (I know what Im talking about, I know several people who have done this program). An additional internship would be helpful but even without that you have a decent shot. Make sure your personal statement is spot on, it is considered quite important. Apply for sure, and also apply for the LSE Fin & Acc MSc. It's a little bit less competitive to get into than the Finance MSc and still has great job placement.

720 or 730, nobody gives a shit, like seriously nobody. Unless you think you can get 770 or 780, don't do the GMAT again.

 
Apr 23, 2017 - 7:20am
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