Msc Finance in UK - Profile evaluation

Dear all,

I am planning to pursue Msc Finance in a good UK university with the purpose of finding a job in UK in Asset Management or Hedge Fund.

Below is my profile :

Under : 3-year-Bachelor degree in Finance from an average Australia university .Gpa : 3.3/4.0 graduate with Distinction
Honours Year (the additional 4th year for high-achieved students to do a thesis) in Finance from a Group of 8 (top 8 universities in Australia) . First Class honours, Dean's list honor (normally for top 2% undergraduate students)

GMAT : 750 (Q50, V42)

Working exp : 1 year corporate finance in a Fortune 500 company as Business Analyst
2 year as investment officer from a top local Asset Management Company.

Passed CFA level 2.
Fluent in English and French, apart from native language.

Could you please take a look at my profile and tell me whether a have a chance at : Oxford, HEC, LSE (Accounting and Finance), Imperial (Msc Finance), Warwick.

I highly appreciate any helps you can provide.


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Comments (12)

Jun 11, 2014 - 6:21am

agreed, shoot have a good shot at all of the ones you have mentioned. You should try to aim for the Oxford MFE, LSE Finance & Imperial Finance

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Jun 11, 2014 - 9:40am

Thank you so much for all your comments.

As I know, these programs are pre-experience master programs, so I wonder whether 3 years working experience of mine (even though it is Finance related job) is an disadvantage to my profile.

Besides, do these universities take into account CFA qualifications and language abilities , or they just don't care and look only at GPA and GMAT.

Thanks again, and looking forward to receive more feedback from you guys.

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Jun 11, 2014 - 12:13pm

Thanks for your post.
I have thought about that, but it seems easier to get admission into these pre-experience programs than applying to Cambidge or LBS programs. Because my WE is just 3 years (minimum length for these programs) , and taken in my local country, which obviously cannot be as solid as many other candidates apply to post-experience master programs.

Do you think that I should also apply to some programs in US, which don't require WE but take WE as a plus point in application? If yes, could you please recommend some programs which have good reputations with top recruiters in London?

Jun 11, 2014 - 12:23pm

If you are interested in LBS I would highly suggest submitting your CV review, they'll give you an idea if your profile fits. I'm starting at LBS in the MiF program in a couple months and I have about 3.5-4 years of exp. Let me know if you have any questions.

Jun 11, 2014 - 1:23pm

I'm a bit of an nontraditional candidate for the program, but here is my overview:
-Canadian undergrad (not a top tier school, I'd say middle of the range. Regional target at best), economics, similar GPA to yours
-3.5 years (at time of application) at a tier 2 consulting shop doing management consulting, top bucket during promotion year
-730 GMAT

I did not apply to any other MiF programs, I did apply to two MBA programs

Jun 12, 2014 - 12:19am

Thank you for your useful information @"blah23"
Did you apply in the first round? I know that many UK universities use rolling admission, but I am not sure whether this is a big advantage to apply earlier. .
Besides, regarding CFA and language ability, do you think that admission team takes these things into consideration?

Jun 12, 2014 - 5:54pm

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