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    I've just wondered if passing CFA level 1 really helps MSc Finance application?
    Is there anyone with a not good GPA/GMAT but passed CFA level 1 managed to get in a top tier MSc Finance ? :confused:
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    At most it will help with schools which like to see work experience prior to undertaking a MSc Finance (such as LBS). For all the others, which include Oxbridge, LSE and the like, it doesn't matter at all. They really don't care if you have a CFA1. It look nice of course, but doesn't add much.
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    Definitely YES
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    (Original post by rsingh)
    At most it will help with schools which like to see work experience prior to undertaking a MSc Finance (such as LBS). For all the others, which include Oxbridge, LSE and the like, it doesn't matter at all. They really don't care if you have a CFA1. It look nice of course, but doesn't add much.
    Is that really true?
    I'm gonna to apply for LSE MSc Finance next year and considering sitting for CFA level 1.
    If so, maybe CFA is just a waste of time at the moment.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by frozania)
    Is that really true?
    I'm gonna to apply for LSE MSc Finance next year and considering sitting for CFA level 1.
    If so, maybe CFA is just a waste of time at the moment.
    Thanks
    I'm doing LSE MSc Finance and Economics right now and the only people here who have passed CFA1 are those who did it as part of a previous job. No one has done it with the thought of improving their chances for admission, incl. myself, and of course they all got in. The thing with MSc Finance is that it is more targeted towards people who already have some work experience. IMHO, what they are looking for is just that, work experience, not necessarily a CFA1. If you want to, of course go ahead since it doesn't in anyway hurt your chances, and if anything only makes you stand out.
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    It looks like CFA level 1 does increase the admission chance to LSE MSc Finance
    I emailed to ask about it and here's the answer:
    Dear Linh,



    Thank you for your email. You academic background is the most vital aspect, and the CFA will also be considered when reviewing your application.



    Regards,



    Emma



    Emma Coker

    Graduate Admissions Assistant

    Department of Finance

    London School of Economics

    Houghton Street

    WC2A 2AE
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    I just wanted to know whether work experience is a very specific requirement for the M.Sc. Finance course in LSE ? I have passed the Level 1 exam and am going to complete the further levels too. But I would very much like to get a place at LSE to study Finance. How do I go about it ?

    NB: I have no work experience whatsoever !
 
 
 
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