I am contemplating different strategies of breaking into ER after working in a back office role for a year after undergrad. MSF programs for the year have already started so my best hope would be to apply for next summer. I am located in soCal and have been thinking of applying to USC, UCI (new program), and UCR. What are my chances of getting into USC if I do great on the GMAT (740+), along with a possible CFA level 1, and shitty 2 year BO experience? Or should I forget about USC and apply to UCI/UCR? How relevant would MSF ranking be if I don't have any experience in investing (Unless I can get an internship during the MSF)? Thank you for the help.