Please evaluate my profile for masters

il_voce's picture
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
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!

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