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    (Original post by JW Lee)
    Hi, I'm international applicant for LSE'S Msc Finance 2010 and A&F(2nd choice). - actually already finished application.

    What do you guys think of my chance of getting in the LSE's Msc. Finance and A&F 2010 ?

    My stat& others:

    1) age - 34(!) :eek:
    2) itelts 7.5 / gmat 640 (v27 , m 50, awa4.5) - first try
    3) gpa(%) - 92.1% but gpa number itself is lower than min requirment.
    3) international applicant with more than 8 years of work experience -
    - PwC assurance for 4 years - audit
    - Deloitte FAS for close about 3 years - doing m&a stuff.
    - no1.local securities firm located in east asian country for about 1 year
    - currently working as venture investment analyst for about 1 year
    4) Cfa charterholder since 2007
    5) US.Certified Public accountant since 2001


    Thank you for any advice or comments in advane !
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    (Original post by JW Lee)
    Hi, I'm international applicant for LSE'S Msc Finance 2010 and A&F(2nd choice). - actually already finished application.

    What do you guys think of my chance of getting in the LSE's Msc. Finance and A&F 2010 ?

    My stat& others:

    1) age - 34(!) :eek:
    2) itelts 7.5 / gmat 640 (v27 , m 50, awa4.5) - first try
    3) gpa(%) - 92.1% but gpa number itself is lower than min requirment.
    4) international applicant with approximately 8 years of work experience -
    - PwC assurance for 4 years - audit
    - Deloitte FAS for close about 3 years - doing m&a stuff.
    - no1.local securities firm located in east asian country for about 1 year
    - currently working as venture investment analyst for about 1 year
    5) Cfa charterholder since 2007
    6) US.Certified Public accountant since 2001


    Thank you for any advice or comments in advance !
    why would you go to lse, lbs is more suitable for experienced, or cambridge msc finance
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    I'm also an applicant to this program. You might want to check out the "LSE Postgrad Application" thread....other applicants to this program discussing the program. Your work exp/CFA would help your app...but it seems LSE is looking for only students with a 1st in their undergrad (more than the 2.1 listed as "minimum")....so if your gpa is less than the min...doesnt look that good
    I got waitlisted for this program on Jan 4..and 2 weeks later got rejected. I'm 22, 740 GMAT, 3.64/4.0 g.p.a, internship experience but nothing full time. My g.p.a was more than the min, but since the program gets sooo many applicants, they can easily require a 1st.
    But, you never know.....your work experience might be something they are interested. Best of Luck
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    (Original post by stu_m_l)
    why would you go to lse, lbs is more suitable for experienced, or cambridge msc finance
    thanks for your comment. I agree that cambridge ms finance may be also one of my options I might apply for, but I'm much worried of gpa requirment of 3.6(!) of cambridge that i am not confident with my chances of being admitted to the course.. and of its small class size of 25, which looks really small, even compared to LSE's.

    meanwhile not sure that my gmat score is enough to apply for lbs mif..

    thanks anyway for your advise.:o:
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    (Original post by JW Lee)
    Hi, I'm international applicant for LSE'S Msc Finance 2010 and A&F(2nd choice). - actually already finished application.

    What do you guys think of my chance of getting in the LSE's Msc. Finance and A&F 2010 ?

    My stat& others:

    1) age - 34(!) :eek:
    2) itelts 7.5 / gmat 640 (v27 , m 50, awa4.5) - first try
    3) gpa(%) - 92.1% but gpa number itself is lower than min requirment.
    4) international applicant with approximately 8 years of work experience -
    - PwC assurance for 4 years - audit
    - Deloitte FAS for close about 3 years - doing m&a stuff.
    - no1.local securities firm located in east asian country for about 1 year
    - currently working as venture investment analyst for about 1 year
    5) Cfa charterholder since 2007
    6) US.Certified Public accountant since 2001


    Thank you for any advice or comments in advance !
    Is this programme not a step down for you? LBS is more likely to leverage your background but even then, knowing quite a few people that have done the LBS programme, I had the impression that a CFA charter holder would be a bit bored with the content unless you take some PhD electives (which you can do)...
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    I think you should go for MBA instead.

    Why waste extravagant amount of money learning something you already know? I'm pretty sure CFA syllabus and Masters in Finance follow closely with each other.
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    Given your profile I don't think LSE is the right choice for you. Most people there are straight out of undergrad or with just a handful years of experience. You may want to consider the MFin at LBS which specifically is targeted towards people with work experience. Alternatively I think you should consider a MBA - you have already passed the CFA so I don't think a specialised Finance degree will add much.
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    (Original post by rsingh)
    Given your profile I don't think LSE is the right choice for you. Most people there are straight out of undergrad or with just a handful years of experience. You may want to consider the MFin at LBS which specifically is targeted towards people with work experience. Alternatively I think you should consider a MBA - you have already passed the CFA so I don't think a specialised Finance degree will add much.

    Thanks a lot for your comments.

    I know many cons for going back to the type of course at this time of my career. but, there are also many crucial rationales of my own for going back to LSE, which can only be solved by getting into
    the school. :sigh:

    all in all, is there any chance of admission? Because I'm not sure.
    actually I feel remote chance of getting in.

    Thanks so much anyway.:o:
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    I do think you have every chance of getting in. You may not meet the minimum academic requirements, but your considerable work experience with major firms may make up for this. If you provide a strong rationale for why you want to return to study I think you would be fine. You may also want to beef up your GMAT.
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    (Original post by JW Lee)
    Hi, I'm international applicant for LSE'S Msc Finance 2010 and A&F(2nd choice). - actually already finished application.

    What do you guys think of my chance of getting in the LSE's Msc. Finance and A&F 2010 ?

    My stat& others:

    1) age - 34(!) :eek:
    2) itelts 7.5 / gmat 640 (v27 , m 50, awa4.5) - first try
    3) gpa(%) - 92.1% but gpa number itself is lower than min requirment.
    4) international applicant with approximately 8 years of work experience -
    - PwC assurance for 4 years - audit
    - Deloitte FAS for close about 3 years - doing m&a stuff.
    - no1.local securities firm located in east asian country for about 1 year
    - currently working as venture investment analyst for about 1 year
    5) Cfa charterholder since 2007
    6) US.Certified Public accountant since 2001


    Thank you for any advice or comments in advance !
    It is definitely a step down for you!!!:eek3: You should be doing an MBA instead!! With the CFA charter it is just like doing the same degree twice!
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    I got rejected from 1st choice.
    for even 2nd choice, I'm not sure.

    Good luck to all you guys.

    JW
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    (Original post by JW Lee)
    I got rejected from 1st choice.
    for even 2nd choice, I'm not sure.

    Good luck to all you guys.

    JW
    There is such a thing as "over-qualified"
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    I'm sure it was his low GMAT. LSE's looking for the the best of the best. Any one thing can disqualify you.
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    Out of curiosity, when did you apply?
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    I applied on 30th Dec 2009..maybe they started to review my application package after Jan 4th..
    now I am waiting for A&F result, which keeps me nervous so much as well..
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    Yes, non top GRE/GMAT scores lead to rejection at top schools. One must be in top 90%+ for the analytical section. It does not matter how good you are. Low test scores will ruin your chances.
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    why would you want to?
 
 
 
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