Please evaluate my profile for masters

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Rank: Chimp | 6

Hi all!

I will be applying for master's degrees for the fall 2012 intake. I've read a lot of these profile evaluation threads and have a decent view of where I'm standing. I realize that all of these are proably a reach but I have narrowed the programs down since I don't think it would be worth the money otherwise.

The programs I'm considering are:

Columbia MSOR
Stanford MS&E
MIT MFin
Berkeley IEOR
LSE Mfin
HEC Paris Mfin

My profile:

BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management with specialization in financial mathematics at one of Sweden's top technical universities, will have completed one year of my two-year master's by fall 2012. Will also have completed three months of non-degree coursework at UCSD.

GPA: 4.5/5.0
GRE: 800Q, 520V, 4.0 AWA
TOEFL: Yet to take

Two summers as retail banking intern, one summer as equity research intern at one of the biggest nordic banks. Started a small company that I've been running while at school. Other very good entrepreneurship related ECs.

What do you think of my chances?

Thanks in advance!

Region: 
France
United Kingdom
United States - Northeast
United States - West
Other Western Europe

Comments (3)

Mar 23, 2011

Couple things to note:

  • DON'T go for Columbia MSOR, it's essentially just a degree factory to pump in money. Columbia MFE or don't bother at all.
  • Dunno about HEC, but I did hear that LSE MFin is also essentially a degree factory and is not viewed highly upon by recruiters. Don't source me on this but that's what I've heard on this board.
Mar 23, 2011

I don't understand. You are not a US citizen, hence you will NOT get a job in the US. Why don't you plan on applying to more European universities?

Mar 24, 2011
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