I'm planning on applying for the following programs this year. It would be great to receive some feedback about my admission chances.
1. London Business School (LBS): Masters in Financial Analysis (MFA)
2. London School of Economcis (LSE): Masters in Finance & Private Equity
3. HEC Paris: Masters in International Finance (MIF)
4. Bocconi University: Masters in Finance
* Academics: Bachelors in Business Administration at a well-known continental European B-School, graduating with a First-Class Honours (top 15%)
* Work experience: Two off-cycle IBD internships at large European banks, and one internship at a boutique fund of hedge funds manager
* Extracurricular: Exchange semester in Singapore, participated in a university-wide honors program, freelance interpreter during university, member of a student-run investment fund, and 2 years of military experience
* International: Originally from Asia (not India/China), lived and worked abroad in 5 countries (inc. 12 years in Europe), speak 3 languages fluently
Unfortunately, due to the limited circumstances I currently have, I have only scored 650 (Q47, V32) on the GMAT.. I'm afraid that I don't have the time to take the test again, as I am aiming to apply during the earlier rounds. My top choices would be LBS and HEC, but I'm worried that my poor GMAT score would drag me down. Should I look into other programs as well or do I have a chance at the above-mentioned schools?
Many thanks in advance!
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