Masters - Profile Evaluation

Hey guys,

Would really appreciate if someone could provide feedback on my chances at a Masters program in Europe:

GMAT 710 (Q44/V42/IR7/AWA4)
CFA Level 3 Candidate 
GPA 5.7/7 - BComm

2 Internships:
1. Investment Banking at BNP/HSBC/StanC 
2. Audit at a Big 4

Volunteer at an organisation that provides food to underprivileged children, along with teaching them. 

From India. Would be looking to apply to LBS MFA, HEC MIF, Bocconi MSc Finance and LSE MSc A&F. Would also appreciate inputs on if retaking the GMAT has any merit in my case and would lead to better admission outcomes 

Thanks a lot for your time

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Comments (12)

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Mar 30, 2021 - 10:42am

Good shot at LBS MFA, can only really speak to that program.

Not sure what your grades transfer to under the UK System. GMAT is in line, and internships are good enough.

Should get an interview.

Mar 30, 2021 - 12:26pm

GMAT is in line - but a higher score is required from Indian applicants. I don't remember if its LBS MFA or LBS MFIN that also has GMAT waivers for candidates that have passed CFA L2. 

In-general good profile for all of the above programs. 

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Mar 31, 2021 - 11:53am

Thanks for your responses guys, good to know that I'm not wasting my time applying.

If anyone else has any additional inputs that they might want to provide, would love to hear.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 2, 2021 - 1:11pm


Why not LSE MSc Finance?

Still reading up on the course, however based on preliminary research coursework seems largely similar to MSc A&F with a few distinctions, while course fee is lower. Understand that there might be minor differences when it comes to recruiting from the two courses

  • Analyst 1 in Consulting
May 21, 2021 - 5:24pm

Doesn't hurt to try, but unlikely to receive any response. Keep your head up, I am sure you will get a placement worthy of your profile!

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