Hi all -
Was admitted to Bocconi today and SSE last month and figured I'd share my profile for others looking to apply to either of these schools. I didn't apply to any other MSc Finance programs, was only really interested in these two.
Degree: International Business, Finance and Marketing Concentrations from a non-target US school (2016)
GMAT: 720 (first take 680)
Languages: English (mother tongue), Spanish (C1), Filipino
International Experience: (2) semesters in Europe; Barcelona - UPF and London - Cass + Internship
Internship: (3 mo) Finance news firm in London
Work Experience: (1.5) years in middle office trade operations, (~0.5) years doing analyst work for well-known Silicon Valley tech company, not Finance-related (current; will be ~1 yr by the time I quit to start MSc)
Extra-curricular activities/interests: (College) theatre club, latin dance club, tutoring; (Current) CrossFit, volunteering at a local community center
Other stuff: proficient in SQL, working on R and Python
Um, this may have been a little too detailed but I think that's it. Currently leaning towards Bocconi but my decision will be dependent on how generous both schools are going to be with financial aid, I'm a poor American student...
Not sure this will be relevant but I figured I'd try to give back to the forum that gave me lots of information (and lots of anxiety) when I was applying to schools this past year. :)
Please reach out with questions (if any), I'll answer to the best of my ability.