MSc Finance - Is my target out of reach?
Hi there, this is my second time asking for advice on my MSc Finance application. I know that this is a recurring topic but I am still not confident about my choices. Would really appreciate it if someone could give me advice. Thanks in advance!
Coming from: Hong Kong
GPA: BSSc in Global communication, 3.25/4.0 (Expected) in a local target (world ranking around #40). I think this is where my weakness lies, a low GPA and a non-quantitative subject.
Working Experience: Four internships in total. 2-mo@ small-to-mid cap Chinese broker, 3-mo Research at @ one of the big 4, 3-mo ER @mid-cap Chinese broker, 6-mo internship @ Investment department of a larger Chinese asset manager (AUM > 800B). Planning to find one more internship before I graduate.
Qualifications: GMAT = 720, CFA L1 Passed, >90th percentile (does this even matters?), IELTS: 8.0, planning to take the FRM soon too, but probably would only be able to clear it after the application period.
Extracurriculars: Regional Chess Go player, college table tennis team member, community service director at college club, student ambassador of college faculty, one-year exchange in the UK, etc.
My Current Targets:
- UK: LSE, Imperial, Warwick
- Europe: ESSEC, ESCP, ESADE, IE, Nova etc.
I wonder if schools like this: LSE, Imperial, HEC, ESSEC, ESCP, be too out of reach for me. I don't any preference for location/budget. Any advices? Thank you!