Prospective Student- MFE(Query Regarding Applicant Profile)

singhshekhawat

New Member
I am looking forward to join the MFE/MSCF/ (Related courses) for 2020 or 2021 (only for Berkley Haas) batch at one of the top 10 universities

I completed my B.Tech in 2016 from one of the most esteemed colleges in India (IITs) and I am currently working in a role of Credit Research for a financial consultancy.
I recently appeared for my CFA level 3 exam (Clearing L1 & L2 in first attempts) in this June. In my prior role as an Associate at a IT firm, I had worked in development for business process flow applications successfully implementing my knowledge in JAVA and SQL. As a part of a project I have successfully applied R and have simulated electrical circuits using Matlab during my graduation.

However a low academic score due to an accident in my first year of college (followed by a knee surgery), affected my grades (D) in Mathematics courses involving Multivariate Calculus and Linear Algebra. I realise that strong background in Mathematics is a must for the Financial Engineering course and I believe that I am well prepared for it.

I would be really thankful if you can suggest any alternatives (exams or courses) which could act as a validation for my interest in this area and prove my competence in Mathematics.

I am already considering writing GRE mathematics subject test, and wanted to know if that is something you'd recommend?

Also, if you know someone who have cracked the admission process with similar issues, the reference of them would help to boost my confidence in this pursuit!


Thank you for your time !
 

Onegin

Active Member
C++ Student
Grades are one input. I repeated a class where I received a shitty grade. You might consider the same. And please refrain from randomly boldfacing phrases in your posts. Almost as bad as crying emojis.
 

YangXu

Member
C++ Student
Maybe consider some online math courses? There are previous posts about that
 

MRoss

Well-Known Member
I agree with Onegin. Retake Multivariate. Aside from the grade, if you cannot score well in multivariate, FE will be too much for you.
 

singhshekhawat

New Member
I agree with Onegin. Retake Multivariate. Aside from the grade, if you cannot score well in multivariate, FE will be too much for you.
Thanks for the suggestion. I have already graduated and taking the course again from college is not an option. And its not like, I cant score well. Just that even when I am well versed with the subject, I need something tangible to prove that.
 

Onegin

Active Member
C++ Student
I think your view of your academic potential will be disregarded in favor of the actual result.
 

singhshekhawat

New Member
I think your view of your academic potential will be disregarded in favor of the actual result.
Thanks for sharing this. I am just trying to confident about the future and do whatever can be done to make sure I get the admit.
 
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