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Hey everyone,

I am an international student student that has taken I.B instead of A levels. Right now, I go to university in the US and have a 3.9/4 GPA in Maths and Economics. My goal is to get a master in finance from the top schools in the UK in order to get an investment banking FO job in London. The problem is, my IB (International Bac) grades were terrible. I was predicted a 37 but got a 32. My question is, will my IB grades affect my chances at a banking job in London even though I am an international student studying in the US and planning to get a masters from a top school?

Do I even need to mention my high school grades on my application?

I would really appreciate some answers

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Hey everyone,

I am an international student student that has taken I.B instead of A levels. Right now, I go to university in the US and have a 3.9/4 GPA in Maths and Economics. My goal is to get a master in finance from the top schools in the UK in order to get an investment banking FO job in London. The problem is, my IB (International Bac) grades were terrible. I was predicted a 37 but got a 32. My question is, will my IB grades affect my chances at a banking job in London even though I am an international student studying in the US and planning to get a masters from a top school?

Do I even need to mention my high school grades on my application?

I would really appreciate some answers

Thanks,
It would likely affect your applications to US unis since top ones are EXTREMELY difficult to get into even on the best of terms. But if you did get into a decent US uni then getting into a top masters place in the UK should be fairly easy (obviously on the assumption you perform very well at your degree there).
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It would likely affect your applications to US unis since top ones are EXTREMELY difficult to get into even on the best of terms. But if you did get into a decent US uni then getting into a top masters place in the UK should be fairly easy (obviously on the assumption you perform very well at your degree there).
Yes,like I said, my bachelors GPA is quite good (3.9/4). My worry is that Investment banks in the UK ask for 'A' level grades or equivalent. Do iBanks ask for high school grades from international students with a masters?

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It would likely affect your applications to US unis since top ones are EXTREMELY difficult to get into even on the best of terms. But if you did get into a decent US uni then getting into a top masters place in the UK should be fairly easy (obviously on the assumption you perform very well at your degree there).
I just reread my post and it looks confusing.

My International baccalaureate are 32/45 (bad i know)
My university GPA in the us (3.9/4)

I want to apply to a masters in financeImage in the UK (Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial etc.) to get an InvestmentImage banking job in London (M&A).

I want to know whether InvestmentImage banks will ask for my International baccalaureate grades?

I am also an international student.

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I just reread my post and it looks confusing.

My International baccalaureate are 32/45 (bad i know)
My university GPA in the us (3.9/4)

I want to apply to a masters in financeImage in the UK (Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial etc.) to get an InvestmentImage banking job in London (M&A).

I want to know whether InvestmentImage banks will ask for my International baccalaureate grades?

I am also an international student.

Thanks
Oh right i see, no you will be fine with that, I don't think they'll care about your prior grades though IB is widely used and accepted here alongside A levels so thats not a problem. If you got 3.9/4 then it should be fine. Which uni was it? if it has a good rep here you should walk in no swet.
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Hey everyone,

I am an international student student that has taken I.B instead of A levels. Right now, I go to university in the US and have a 3.9/4 GPA in Maths and Economics. My goal is to get a master in finance from the top schools in the UK in order to get an investment banking FO job in London. The problem is, my IB (International Bac) grades were terrible. I was predicted a 37 but got a 32. My question is, will my IB grades affect my chances at a banking job in London even though I am an international student studying in the US and planning to get a masters from a top school?

Do I even need to mention my high school grades on my application?

I would really appreciate some answers

Thanks,
As long as your qualifications hit the UCAS point boundary - usually 320-340 - you should be fine. Your IB points are equivalent to 435 UCAS points, I wouldn't worry about getting screened out.

Your UG GPA is above the threshold of usually 3.5-3.7; so well done on that front! All in all, give it a bash - you've got nothing to lose.


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It would likely affect your applications to US unis since top ones are EXTREMELY difficult to get into even on the best of terms. But if you did get into a decent US uni then getting into a top masters place in the UK should be fairly easy (obviously on the assumption you perform very well at your degree there).
Lol, completely misread the OP, standard game from you.

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As long as your qualifications hit the UCAS point boundary - usually 320-340 - you should be fine. Your IB points are equivalent to 435 UCAS points, I wouldn't worry about getting screened out.

Your UG GPA is above the threshold of usually 3.5-3.7; so well done on that front! All in all, give it a bash - you've got nothing to lose.


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Lol, completely misread the OP, standard game from you.

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Considering OP acknowledged what he said was vague in the context, of which i gave him a more specific answer when he clarified, then there has been no harm done.

For somebody tooting his horn about ABB at Nottingham and having life Exp and being smarter than everyone else you sure are modest about it aren't you (sarcasm).
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Considering OP acknowledged what he said was vague in the context, of which i gave him a more specific answer when he clarified, then there has been no harm done.

For somebody tooting his horn about ABB at Nottingham and having life Exp and being smarter than everyone else you sure are modest about it aren't you (sarcasm).
Again, fair game from you mate. Love the wee punt at Notts as well - keep them coming.
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Again, fair game from you mate. Love the wee punt at Notts as well - keep them coming.
Nottingham is a good uni
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