Basically, do you have much room to compensate for poor undergraduate grades or lack of advanced economics coursework with something like relevant work experience/SAS or R programming skills/ CFA or similar accreditations?
I am considering applying for the MSc Economics or MSc Economics and Philosophy, but I am afraid my undergrad record will not get me through the initial screen. I have got 3.2 GPA from the "average" US university (not Ivy, but mid-range in Tier 1), also graduated with focus on Finance and MIS, not Economics.
However, in the last two years I have been working in research consultancy on very academic style of projects - i.e. internation trade models, simulations, etc. This work was of commercial nature, so its not published, but I could get some samples to show. Would LSE take such things into consideration?
GRE is Q760, V600.
It appears the first thing they want is "honours" in undergrad, and good GPA. Eveyrthing else is secondary importance.
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