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  2. MSF Class of 2019

    Business School and GMAT

    Every year I do a post like this on about this date for students seeking admission. Most MSF/MMS program start their application cycle around this time so it is usually helpful. Prior years Q&A are listed below. https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ ...

    353 comments10 Feb 2019 -

  3. MSF Question and Answer

    Business School and GMAT

    Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015. This one was originally posted 6/30/2015. I get a ton of emails and answer a ton of posts asking similar questions so I thought I would answer the most common ...

    239 comments6 May 2020 -

  4. Hey Everyone, I am currently in my second year at Business school and want to take my Masters in Finance in either UK or in the US. My preferred schools:- LBS MFA- LSE MFIN- Imperial MFIN- Said MFIN- Judge I dont know any universities in the US other than ...

    18 comments6 May 2020 -

  5. Which MSF program would you recommend for someone who went to a non-target undergrad who wants to break into either Asset Management or equity research? I would prefer to live on the West Coast in the long run, but I am geographically flexible for at leas ...

    36 comments6 May 2020 -

  6. Hello everyone. I have applied for MSF at various universities. I have received admits from the following universities: 1) University of Rochester 2) University of Arizona 3) University of Buffalo I am really confused as to which university I should choos ...

    21 comments6 May 2020 -

  7. HELP! Claremont McKenna vs. MIT (MFin)

    Business School and GMAT

    I recently was admitted into both programs! CMC has amazing career resources but MIT has the "Ivy League Prestige." Assuming money isn't the issue, which program would you take? I'm mainly looking to get into either banking or consulti ...

    32 comments5 May 2013 -

  8. MBA vs. Masters in Finance

    Job Search Advice

    Earlier today I posted a discussion on if a business/finance certificate held any kind of weight. This lead me to look deeper into other options, such as a Masters in Finance route vs. the MBA route. How much weight does a Masters in Finance have in the P ...

    26 comments28 Apr 2014 -

  9. Sophomore at complete non target on east coast. After getting interested in finance I am not sure how to move forward. I am transferring in the fall to another non target; the reason for my transfer is not to improve my recruitment chances, but to move aw ...

    8 comments6 May 2020 - Prospect in 

  10. Hi, So basically, I've been reading a bit more about masters in finance programs and I'm starting to get a little more attracted to them. Here's the thing though: I'm already a junior and I basically have to major in finance/accounting ...

    28 comments6 May 2012 -

  11. Ok, as most people know I just finished my MSF and am a huge fan of the degree. Just as everyone else who has applied to grad school I looked at a lot of programs and schools. My time on this board as well as having friends in other programs has given me ...

    27 comments12 Aug 2010 -

  12. MSF- WUSTL vs ASU

    Hedge Fund

    Gooday chiefs, Hope you all are doing well in these troubled times. I have received MSF admits from ASU (WP Carey) and WUSTL (Olin) for the 2020 intake (No idea when it will start given the current situation). (Awaiting decision from Simon) The ASU progra ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  13. Hello Friends. I have applied at various universities for MSF. I have received admits from UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA and UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO.I am really confused between the two. Can you please rank the universities. Masters in Finance United States- West U ...

    11 comments6 May 2020 -

  14. Calling all Masters Applicants

    Business School and GMAT

    Anyone applying to Masters programs? I have sent my application for Duke MMS program- R1 decision. I also plan to apply to some finance programs. Anyone else out here? masters Masters in Finance United States- South ...

    20 comments26 Jan 2012 -

  15. -I am an upcoming graduate from a non target state school with a 3.4 upper GPA and 650 GMAT.-I have been accepted to the MSF program at FSU, USC, Villanova, and have an interview with WUSTL this week but am expecting to get in.-I want to leverage my MSF de ...

    10 comments6 May 2020 -

  16. Tonight (August 12th, 830PM et) Wall Street Mentors will be hosting its Third Webinar of the summer. On July 15th, we covered the transition from banking to private equity. On July 29th, we covered what it takes to break into Sales & Trading. On Augus ...

    12 comments12 Aug 2013 -

  17. Does anyone know how well the MIT Master of Finance program does in Associate (*not analyst*) placements? Their employment report doesn't have that data. I'm 27 and hoping to make a career switch from quant to IB. Quant stuff is great but not fo ...

    14 comments11 Sep 2013 -

  18. Grad eSchool

    Business School and GMAT

    deleted Columbia emerging markets Masters in Finance ...

    14 comments8 Jul 2014 -

  19. WSO Mentor Chat- MSF

    Business School and GMAT

    Yo, technical issues prevented the love from outpouring, but if any of you have questions let me know and I will answer them. I'll be drinking beers and fielding questions all night. Masters in Finance ...

    12 comments17 Sep 2013 -

  20. Hey all, Just discovered this site and am very happy I did! Anyway, I recently graduated from a t-25 public school with a liberal arts major. However, I have always wanted to break into the ER field but am finding it difficult with a non-finance backgroun ...

    13 comments8 Dec 2010 -

  21. Hi, I graduated undergrad with a major in English and was just accepted to a Master of Science in Finance program. Is there anyone else here that was a non finance major and went into an MSF program? How hard was the transition? What kind of math should I ...

    11 comments12 Mar 2014 -

  22. Profile Evaluation for Msc Finance

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello, I am looking at pursuing my Masters in Finance, and am unable to evaluate my chances for each university. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could guide me with the same, or provide me information on my chances for the universities listed. ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  23. Chosing from IE, Imperial, Cass

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi everyone, If your goal was to work in AM preferably in London, and maybe in US or Canada later, which option would you choose? High GPA from a top Nordic uni, 1 internship in commercial banking, 1 year student job in AM trade support role. IE Business ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  24. Hi all, Long time lurker here. I do have a question that I hope you guys would be able to shed some light on. I worked for 3 years in finance (BO and then trading) followed by 2 years in project management role. I realized I want to get back into finance ...

    8 comments22 Feb 2016 -

  25. MSF for Corporate Finance

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    - Masters in Finance ...

    9 comments26 Jul 2014 -

  26. A little bit about myself: I am a 3rd Year Business student at a top ranked UK Business School (think Saint Andrews, Bath, Warwick). As part of my degree, I am currently on an industrial placement (12months) in the investment management division of a BB. ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  27. Hello guys, I have a question and was wondering if you could aid me...it is regarding MFin application. If you state that you are working towards CFA Level 1 and 2 in your Masters application or better you have already passed both levels, will this in any ...

    8 comments7 Oct 2015 -

  28. Need Masters in Finance help

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello all. I was told to post here as you would be helpful in guiding me through this. A little bit about me: I am a 5th year undergrad senior graduating in December of this year. I am graduating with three majors in Business Economics, Finance, and Accou ...

    8 comments14 Nov 2011 -

  29. GMAT & Application Timing

    Business School and GMAT

    I asked this general question in another thread, but here goes... schools have listed admissions deadlines for various rounds and they state that you must have your entire application package at that point. Is the final scoring for the GMAT included in th ...

    7 comments8 Nov 2011 -

  30. Right now I'm helping a low-end applicant, and I need some advice. I could really use some help and consulting with the expertise ya'll have. This person wants to get a Masters in Finance. I think she couldn't find a job after graduation, b ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  31. Hello. I'm looking to transition into a career in finance, specifically to work in IBD and then transition to private equity to hopefully to work with technology companies. A little about myself: HYP 2014 graduate in engineering with a 3.76 GPA. Took ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  32. IE or ESADE for Master's in Finance?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi everyone! With graduate applications about to open, I have a hard time choosing between 2 business schools and wanted to ask your opinion. In the future, I want to work within asset management /fintech. I am applying to 3 programs: LBS MFA, ESADE MSc F ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  33. Will a MiM hurt my MBA Chances

    Business School and GMAT

    I'm considering apply to Duke and Wake Forest for their Masters in Management, will it hurt me when I apply for an MBA? MSF Masters in Finance MIM United States- South ...

    4 comments30 Jul 2015 -

  34. Hello guys I am finishing up my Management degree in a non target university in June 2019 and I am going to apply now for Masters in Finance to rebrand and hopefully manage to get a position in Investment Banking / Hedge funds I am going to the UK and I h ...

    3 comments22 Oct 2018 -

  35. Hello everyone. I have applied for MSF at various universities. I have received admits from the following universities: 1) University of Maryland 2) University of Rochester Which Program will be a better choice? I am really confused as to which university ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  36. Is there anyone out here who graduated from/is matriculating in these programs: LSE MiF Princeton MiF Simon Rochester MiF Warwick MiF Vanderbuilt MiF HEC Masters in International Finance (business track) I am planning to apply to these schools and would l ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  37. MSF that starts in summer or fall?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey Monkeys, Got a couple offers for some tier 2 MSF programs (according to rankings on WSO threads). My cGPA is 3.3 which is under the 3.5 that most banks require for jobs in IB / ER. I have an option to start in the summer at one school that will give m ...

    3 comments20 Feb 2015 -

  38. I am brand new to this forum and I was hoping someone could give me some helpful insight. ...

    3 comments19 Oct 2012 -

  39. Hey all. I am currently a first year credit analyst working at a BB. I went to a huge state school and graduated top of my class. I've been trying to break into Investment Banking for about three years now. In an effort to rebrand, I have decided to ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 - Analyst 1 in CB

  40. Admitted, what would you choose?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi guys, If you were admitted to the MFin program at IE Business School in Madrid with a 50% scholarship and to the MFA program at London Business School with no scholarship, which one would you choose and why? (EU citizen, career plans in asset managemen ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  41. Which MSF is good?

    Business School and GMAT

    I have an average GPA, GMAT: 670. 2 years work ex in startups in Business development role. Big drawback I did my engineering in 5 years(had backlogs). Which MSF programs are good? I want to make a career in wealth managment/Asset Managemet/Quant trading. ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  42. Hi all, I finished undergrad this year at a Maine NESCAC school (not bowdoin) with a 2.7 gpa (rough times for a few years) and I was an athlete (Football). I want to enter a masters in finance or MSF program and get a high GPA to hopefully offset my low U ...

    1 comment17 May 2020 -

  43. Need help choosing a school for MSF

    Business School and GMAT

    I recently applied and was accepted in to multiple MSF programs including Fordham, Boston College, and UConn (MSFRM). I would like your opinions on which school you think is best for a career as an Equity Analyst. I am leaning towards Fordham but BC is ve ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  44. Masters Programs in Finance

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey guys, I'm currently working full-time in San Francisco at a valuation firm, and I'm interested in applying to some masters programs in finance around the Bay Area. Unfortunately, options seem a bit limited. I would need to enroll in a part-t ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  45. Hi Guys, I'm going to apply for my masters in the coming weeks and I needed your help on understanding some things about the Hedge Fund Industry. I have gone through a lot of posts about entering the HF Industry, on WSO and completely understand that ...

    1 comment29 Jan 2019 -

  46. Dear WSO Members, This is my first post ever on WSO and I'm excited to receive your opinions on it. I am an International Sophomore pursuing Finance at a Semi-Target in the Midwest and am interested in pursuing a career in Investment Banking. Given t ...

    6 May 2020 -

  47. I interviewed Linda Kreitzman, Executive Director of the Master of Financial Engineering Program at UC Berkeley, a couple of weeks ago. If you are considering applying to MFE programs, especially if you are thinking about this one, you really want to list ...

    1 comment3 Oct 2018 -

  48. Tulane or Santa Clara MSF?

    Business School and GMAT

    I've been accepted to both programs and not sure which to attend. I'm from SF and have a good network in the Bay Area, but I've seen some decent energy placements from Tulane and I know they used to have good placement before they went inte ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  49. Hi all. I have completed my under-graduation in the Business Management stream with an average GPA. I am also pursuing a professional accounting degree and have a 3 year intern-ship experience in Audit department of a big 4 firm. I am looking forward to a ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  50. looking for education/career advice

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello everyone I am 21 years old and currently in my junior year of college, earning a bachelors in Finance. I go to a University in the CSU system (California State University) so my school is not going to open any doors for me. I currently have a GPA of ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  51. Which MSF program can I get into?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi all, Looking to get into a solid MSF program prior to doing an MBA to transition into IB / PE. Graduated from a cal- state university with 3.4 gpa in bio,published research, took econ/accounting courses at JC/Cal state 4.0gpa. Been working in non-finan ...

    3 May 2016 -

  52. Dissertation Advice

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi! I would like to ask for the "community advice" in a following matter. I am about to finish a MSc in Finance, in UK. The last barrier between me and my degree is a dissertation. It is going to be my biggest academical work and I got stuck rig ...

    1 comment11 Oct 2015 -

  53. Trying to break into Ibanking, should I take client service professional position at a big bank and network or get a mfin/msm from nova, duke, mich, UVA etc. Advice please thanks. uva mm mfin Masters in Finance MIM Duke Fuqua Salary United States- South ...

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