I hold a BSc in international business with few quantative classes (10-15%). I am going to apply to top european schools for my master in finance (September 2018 intake). As you know, recruiters are looking for candidates with strong quant skills. Regarding that, I have few questions if you guys can help me:
I am currently intern in a boutique M&A, I work around 60h a week which give me a ''lot'' of free time to study for my GMAT. I started to study for my GMAT last week and I am studying 15h/week. I don't know when I am going to be ready, but as soon as I reach a good score, I will take the test. (700+)
I took the CFA last year during my bachelor degree but I failed (my average score was 55%, you need at least 70% to pass), I am now wondering if I should take the test again on december 1st.
Question : Do you think a CFA level I passed can help or I should only focus on the GMAT right now? I really need to show them (schools) that I can do the job on the quant part.
One other point is the CFA exam is on December 1st but results are always published at the end of January/beggening of February. At the MBA level, most of top schools see a significant drop off in later rounds. I would like to know if it's the same for master in finance?
thank you guys!