What are my chances of getting acceptance into LSE Masters of Economics or Finance
I'm in my final year of my undergrad (graduating in July 2016), and am considering doing a Masters of Finance or Economics at LSE (or a similarly ranked university), in the event that my grades prohibit me from getting the job I want (Ideally 2nd tier management consulting, boutique IBD or at a place like the Asian Development Bank (or World Bank)).
So here's my situation: Currently studying law/commerce (majoring in corporate finance) at an Australian university (as my undergrad). My weighted average mark is really average though - 73% / 100% - (GPA = 5.3/7).
However, I've compensated in other areas.
- I went on exchange to a prestigious university in Singapore
- I've interned twice in Singapore (in small corporate advisory firms)
- I've interned with a Big 4 accounting firm (in advisory)
- I've interned with a mid tier Australian law firm in IP law
- I'm currently working in a high growth startup in the accounting technology space
- I've studied Chinese at a well known university in Beijing
- I've been president of a student society in my university
- I've won an international entrepreneurship competition
- I'm co-founding the local branch of an international not-for profit consulting firm.
With all this in mind, I understand that getting into grad school isn't purely about the grades. My story is that I've basically worked a bunch during my studies, and focused on other things (instead of just my GPA)
My question is, what do I need to achieve in the GMAT or GRE to have a reasonable chance of getting into LSE (or a similarly ranked uni) for Finance or economics. What other things should I be considering at this point?
Very much appreciate the help guys!