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Msc finance/MiM profile evaluation (High GMAT)

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Msc finance/MiM profile evaluation (High GMAT)

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Hi everyone, I planing to apply for B-schools in 2019 for Masters in Finance
Nationality: Indian
GMAT-750
Degrees:
1.B.Sc from B.H.U Varanasi
CGPA: 6.3/10

2. M.Sc from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
CGPA: 8.9/10

3. M.Tech from IIIT Hyderabad
CGPA: 7.4/10

Fellowships:
1.SURGE fellowship from IIT Kanpur
2.GATE fellowship

Work ex=0

Internship:Working in an NGO for 3 months now

Leadership role in college:
Class Representative during M.Sc

Online courses done:
2 Coursera courses in finance and trading

College wanted to apply:Mcgill,HEC Montreal,ESADE,Kelley,cornell,HEC Paris,Essec,Krannert
Please add or delete colleges as necessary

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You've got a lot of great academics here -- glad your CGPA improved from undergrad to your graduate studies, and your GMAT is terrific.
However, you've got a lot of different kinds of programs and schools/regions listed here, and their requirements are different in each case. You may want to narrow your targets a bit through research. Do you want a two-year Masters, or only a one-year? What are your career aspirations (you already have two Masters degrees, so the specific reason for a third one will be crucial in your application). Are you more interested in only Finance or also in Management? I am asking because not all the schools on your list seem to offer a MSc in Finance: Cornell has a one-year MPS and a two-year MBA in Finance. and McGill offers a "pre-experience" MiM/Finance that targets recent undergrads, but you'd need to check if you have too many Masters degrees to be eligible... so again, narrowing this down and being more specific about what you're looking for will help you identify the right schools for your profile.

Overall, I'm getting a sense of an aspiration to study and probably work in somewhere other than India. I'm happy to advise you more intensively, but I'd need more information.

Good luck!
Margaret Strother

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Margaret Strother wrote:
You've got a lot of great academics here -- glad your CGPA improved from undergrad to your graduate studies, and your GMAT is terrific.
However, you've got a lot of different kinds of programs and schools/regions listed here, and their requirements are different in each case. You may want to narrow your targets a bit through research. Do you want a two-year Masters, or only a one-year? What are your career aspirations (you already have two Masters degrees, so the specific reason for a third one will be crucial in your application). Are you more interested in only Finance or also in Management? I am asking because not all the schools on your list seem to offer a MSc in Finance: Cornell has a one-year MPS and a two-year MBA in Finance. and McGill offers a "pre-experience" MiM/Finance that targets recent undergrads, but you'd need to check if you have too many Masters degrees to be eligible... so again, narrowing this down and being more specific about what you're looking for will help you identify the right schools for your profile.

Overall, I'm getting a sense of an aspiration to study and probably work in somewhere other than India. I'm happy to advise you more intensively, but I'd need more information.

Good luck!
Margaret Strother
Hi Margaret Strother,
After my M.Tech I was offered many decent paying IT jobs in india but I have no interest in it. I have a keen interest in field of algorithmic trading, I have read quite a bit programming in field of AI during my college days and I want to apply it in field of stock trading. I want to go into stock trading and later down the carrier want to establish my own mutual fond . So for this reason I want to join a M.Sc finance course. Currently I am interning in an NGO and working in a research lab inorder to meet my finances. I have done some research online and found these programs to be quite interesting Princeton Master of finance and UC Berkeley master of financial engineering. I want your advice regarding these programs and kindly suggest some more similar programs.

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This is a topic we should discuss off-line, because the specificity of your questions would need further research. I suggest that you reach out to Stacy Blackman Consulting for a free analysis: https://www.stacyblackman.com/contact/

Thanks for your interest!
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