Profile evaluation : MSc in Finance (my main target being Bocconi)

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Hello,

I'm a french student who would like to apply for a MSc in Finance, and would like to know what are my chances, and how high should my GMAT score be (I'll take it in two-three month).

  • Joint Bachelor'sDegree in Economics and Law at Toulouse School of Economics and University Toulouse 1 Capitole, with 13,75/20 (two semesters at 2.8-2.9, two semesters at 3.4, two semesters at 3.8), ranked 6/41 during the last year.
  • Currently in my first year of Master's degree (Master 1) in Economics and Business Law (Joint degree, TSE - UT1 ), for the year 2017-2018.
  • No relevant profesionnal experience or internships, only summers jobs since I am 15. (My father being a farmer, he demanded that I'd help him, and that I'd get money, during my BSc)
  • Member of the Junior enteprise at TSE, and the school newspaper.
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Here is a copy of my resume : http://docdro.id/N72W4Ro (sorry if there are any mistakes, quickly translated it)

I don't konw how strong is my profile, pros are double degree (is studying law a downside to apply for MSc in finance ?), TSE (top 3 research center in Economics in Europe, partner school with Bocconi), cons are lack of experience, lack ofinternational exchanges and maybe GPA.

I'll apply to the top 5 Business Schools in France (HEC ESSEC ESCP EM Lyon EDHEC), but my main chances are for EM Lyon/EDHEC.

My main target is Bocconi, I think my profile won't be good enough for Rotterdam BS,and I don't think I can apply to SSE, since they're demanding a certain amouting of credits taken in Finance, which I didn't. Where else could I apply according to you ? Finally, if I manage to score around 700 at GMAT, do you think I have a shot for Bocconi ?

Thanks for reading.

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Comments (27)

Aug 23, 2017

PM me

Aug 23, 2017

Will do, but I have to wait two days (new member).

Aug 24, 2017

If you'll score >650 at GMAT you'll be fine

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Aug 23, 2017

Poor advice. You would need at least 700 GMAT to compensate from the lack of experience. Bocconi is not easy at all to get into, especially as a foreign student with no experience - some friends did not manage to get in even with 700+ GMAT

By the way RSM is way easier to get into than Bocconi (requirements are lower and you are directly accepted if you meet them).

Aug 24, 2017

I'm Italian with a lot of friend (Italian, US, French etc.) in Bocconi for UG or PG as well. Bocconi care a lot for GPA/gmat score, experience is a minus. Good GPA , good GMAT and fine ECs are the way.
Don't forget that you can pick up to 4 course; I have a friend that got an admit with 550 GMAT but 3.9/4 GPA for Management. AFC is another good course as well.
Don't spread panic man

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Aug 23, 2017

Not "spreading panic" dude, just speaking from experience.

And yes, I was speaking about the MIF, not the other masters. I would be surprised to see someone with less than 700 GMAT, no experience and an ok GPA get in, but feel free to prove me wrong :-)

Aug 24, 2017

Gotcha, no prob. I said spread panic given your "poor advice".
Hope the best for this mate!
About MIF due to the last FT/QS rankings I think Bocconi has strengthened their admission requirements.
Alternatively the MIF I would suggest the AFC course.
Anyway if you want to be in Italy (and especially in Milan) you can go to Politecnico Of Milano, the best Uni in Italy: Check the courses in Mathematical Engineering (quantitative finance track) or the Management Engineering (Finance track). A few kids from there go to London BB/EBs etc.

Aug 24, 2017

Really? Then why do you ask about continental Europe MSFs on here all the time? FFS just go to one already!! You're indecisiveness is laughable haha!

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Aug 24, 2017

If idk something I ask. When I can I'm happy to share and help who needs..quite easy. Is the spirit of the forum, and fyi I decided what to do.
Anyway you can continue to stalker my post and leave comments, isn't a problem if you have a passion for me honey

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Aug 24, 2017

haha stalker your posts? You're an idiot!

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Aug 24, 2017

Your hobby is to collect monkey shits right? I think you're so frustrated and unhappy :-(

Aug 24, 2017

Your hobby is to collect monkey shits right? I think you're so frustrated and unhappy :-(

Aug 24, 2017

RSM's finance placement is shit all they have is a decent place on the ft ranking, I wouldnt reccommend it under any conditions, I literary know 2 dudes who went for a second masters to a better school after graduating from there

Aug 24, 2017

Echo this. They're fine for the management track, partnership with MBB and AT Kearney

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Aug 23, 2017

What would you recommend for Finance in europe (outside UK) ?

SSE, Bocconi, HEC ESCP ESSEC, Em lyon ? EDHEC ?

Aug 24, 2017

All of these, plus Polytechnic of Milan in Italy, SciencesPO in Paris, the Germans one (Manheim, WHU, Goethe Frankfurt, EBS), Tillburg in The Netherlands, St Gallen and HEC Lausanne in Switzerland etc.
You have a lot of choice, everything depend on how you'll score at GMAT and what you want to do after

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Aug 23, 2017

Thanks for the insisghts.

Where would you rank EM Lyon and EDHEC among those ?

Aug 24, 2017

Where do you want to work? France? Europe? London? Frankfurt? Milan?
If France, Em Lyon > EDHEC, if Eu/London EDHEC > EM Lyon Imho.
As said, it depend on your future gmat score and on where do you want to work/live

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Aug 24, 2017

Don't know for what he got monkey shit, his judgement is totally on point in France EDHEC is a joke in the eyes of snobby dudes fromHEC/ESSEC/Polytechnique/SciencePo. But its anyway quite a good program content-wise, but imo more like s&t/risks than ib

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Aug 24, 2017

That troll try to fuck with us giving random monkey shit and ruining posts.
Back to the point @DickSwington I'm agreeing with you.
Actually I'm studying in a french grande ecole, so I share what I heard about

Aug 24, 2017

@Real Marcus Halberstram" @DickSwington is a mister how do they reach the 1st place on FT ranking. Im in France as well

The name of the game, moving the money from the client's pocket to your pocket

Aug 24, 2017

It's only a ranking don't take it too seriously (Do you seriously believe that MIT is worse than EDHEC?), moreover seems like ft changed the methodology this year, if you check out linkedin and see where alumni go there shouldnt be any questons. No doubt the program is good, I mean you have Fabozzi, but placement in France is subpar compared to HEC/ESSEC. And if you know how french grand ecole admission system works it should be obvious why edhec is less respected. It's like a pecking order model, even in ESSEC it's obvious that everyone who is studying there didn't get into HEC...

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Aug 23, 2017

Thanks for your answer. To work in france, would you still put Em Lyon ahead of Bocconi in Finance ?

Aug 24, 2017

To be honest, no. Bocconi is really strong although EM Lyon place really well in France IB.
I've known a kids that works in Rotschild with EM Lyon M in corporate finance

Aug 24, 2017

From this basket: 1. HEC 2. Bocconi

The name of the game, moving the money from the client's pocket to your pocket

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Sep 1, 2017