Interests: Development studies, Prevention of Corruption, Energy politics and ethics, Emigration, exile and diasporas, Russian-American relationships, Post-Soviet literature and culture, Postcolonial studies vs. world-system analysis
Undergrad Institution: Double degree between University of Applied Sciences in Finland and University of Applied Sciences in Germany
Undergraduate Major: International Business Administration, double major in Consulting (Strategic Project Management studies) and Financial Engineering
Undergraduate GPA: 3.32/4.0 in Finland, 4.0/4.0 in Germany
Quantitative Courses: Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis (A), Financial Engineering (B-), International Economics (C), Management and Cost Accounting (A), Discrete Mathematics (A), National and Global Economics (B-), Linear algebra (A). Bachelor's dissertation written on the" Implications of Brexit for German Financial Institutions", grade A.
Additional Education: Studying for June 2017 Level 1 CFA Exam
GRE: not required for the program.
Years of Work Experience: ~2 of full time in total. Financial Strategist for a mobile application in a European Start Up Accelerator, came top 3 in a program (6 months), Colliers International, Junior Consultant in Investment and Real Estate services (6 months) - received an excellent recommendation, Accountant for a local SME (3 months), Big Data Analytics Intern for an SME (6 months), Real Estate Analyst at Palo Alto based start-up (present)
Undergraduate Activities: Technical University of Munich Investment Club, CFA Society Germany
Additional Information: CFA Scholarship, Erasmus grants, studied abroad in the University of Salford, UK. Lived, studied and worked in Russia, Finland, Germany, Denmark and the UK.
Languages: Fluent in Russian, English, German and French
LORs: Professor in Strategic Project Management studies, Senior Lecturer in Discrete Mathematics
Concerns: Poor university rank internationally, lack of previous economics knowledge, poor Economics grade.
I would much appreciate evaluation from anyone familiar with the programs and/or universities, as well as any suggestions how could I strengthen my candidacy. Thank you for reading this.