As mentioned, I'm an American student looking into UK postgrad options for an MSc Business Analytics degree. I've never applied abroad before and I'm not sure what to expect or how well I will fit various universities in the London area (interested in London for future job prospects and also loved the city when I visited).
My greatest fear is that in coming out of a business background, I may be lacking the quantitative training needed for an analytics program. Do you guys mind giving me some insight on where I might have a fighting chance with my applications? I am particularly interested in Imperial's program, but feel free to make recommendations on other schools.
At a glance:
-BBA Marketing degree from Southern Methodist University (Cox school) with a Chinese Language minor
- 3.8/4.0 GPA
- No GMAT taken (I know this is bad but it was for cost and time reasons. Luckily many UK schools don't seem to require it.)
-VP of our uni's Amnesty International chapter; also in an honor society and business association
- Quant: Taking free R programming course on coursera and is Bloomberg certified. Has taken university courses in database operations management, marketing research, stat and calculus, etc, but the business curriculum isn't terribly quant-heavy.
- Good project management experience; I will have my most recent community service project published under the university some time this year and it also gained a fair amount of media attention. I also have a couple of data collection and reporting team projects that my university is using toward the development of a new online graduate program.
- Also studied and volunteered abroad in various places. I would love to work abroad some day and am particularly interested in places like China, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
I am interested in a marketing research or consulting firm job and later on taking up pro bono consulting for arts nonprofits. My work experience is mainly museum admin/marketing jobs and internships.
Hope I didn't get too long-winded on this but I'm limiting myself to two UK schools and I want to choose wisely. I really appreciate the input. Thanks!