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Mr. Finance Manager

About Me:

3.4 GPA in MSc. Finance // Undergrad in Economics, 2.4 GPA (but playing semi-pro sports meantime). Currently working at a big int’l US company.
Trying to assess the likelihood of getting into a Top 10-15 school, haven’t taken GMAT yet but aiming for a score I know I can get.


Undergrad School: Buenos Aires University

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 2.6

GMAT: 660

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Other Degree/Certification: MSc Finance

School Name: UTDT

Extracurriculars: Ex Semi-Pro soccer player, Tennis player, Teaching assistant

Work History:

Title: Finance Manager

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: Finance Analyst

Industry: Power / Energy

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 5 mos

Big Life Wins:

Professional: Youngest from team to be promoted as Finance Manager (an in the shorter period of time), taking over a +100M project.
Personal: Re-establish soccer club in first division (being co-captain) after 8+ years being.

Post MBA Goal:

Aiming to go to one of the best schools in the US, and changing roles from corporate finance to Investment banking/PE since that industries are not very developed in my country to continue building my financial acumen.
Plan of working in the US/Europe and coming back to my country after to help develop the energy sector.


Target School: NYU Stern

Status: Open

Considering: Duke Fuqua, Columbia


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 12%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 10%

    Hi Mr. Finance Manager,
    It sounds like you have a lot on your plate! From being promoted (congrats!) to soccer! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission. I think you have a lot of strengths in your profile – your professional track record looks very robust and it’s impressive that you’re leading a +$100M project. I like that you were juggling playing semi-pro sports while in college, although it looks like your undergrad GPA took a bit of a hit. Do consider explaining these circumstances in your optional essay, so AdCom can understand your side of the story. Your MSc Finance GPA is solid, which is good news. To be competitive at a top b-school like Stern, I advise aiming for a GMAT score that’s closer to …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 15%

    Hi Mr. Finance Manager, Melisa here from Stratus Admissions. Let’s start with your stats since you are still working towards taking your test. You may want to consider taking both a GRE and a GMAT to see which test shows your strengths. In 2019, 18% of Stern’s class took the GRE. And with the challenges in testing this year, I have seen an increase in GRE scores across my clients. While your university GPA is lower, the fact that you have a masters with a stronger GPA will help. In additional to explaining how soccer impacted your university GPA, you can point to your masters as a better indication of your academic aptitude. And the fact that it is in Finance helps show that you …

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