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    Profile Evaluaiton: Finance PhD 2019

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    Indian, 23, Male
    GMAT: 760 (Q50,V44) 99%ile
    Undegrad GPA:
    4.1 out of 4.3 (1st in Class, Academic Medal, Deanís List in all Semesters. Full Tuition Fee Scholarship for undergraduate)
    Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering (w/ Minor in Business Management)
    Courses: Advance Mech. Engg courses (which I hope substitutes for Math requirements), Programming Courses (VBA, C++ etc. also proficient in Python) Broad fundamental courses in Accounting, Finance
    Research Experience: Undergraduate Engineering Research
    Work Experience:
    Working in Transaction Banking Graduate Program (2 years by Fall 2019) in Hong Kong.
    It will include 6 Months of work experience in London. Mostly sales, business analytics etc. related rotation.

    Concentration Applying to: Finance
    Number of programs planned to apply to:
    T10-50

    What made you want to pursue a PhD?: Strong Research Interest, Interested in exploring various models to predict industry returns.


    Questions or concerns
    Ideally, I would want to pursue PhD in Finance and have an academic role. However, for want of enough Finance/Math research experience, I believe getting into Top 20 Finance PhD programs would be tough. So, in such a situation, should I target Top 20-50 Finance PhD Programs?

    Or are there any Masters in Finance (M.Res. or M.Phil) programs which can help my cause in getting into a better Finance PhD program after?

    Or should I instead go for a Quantitative Masters of Finance Program and keep my options of working in the industry and going back to academia (if I still want to).

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    Re: Profile Evaluaiton: Finance PhD 2019

    I think admissions will like the quantitative engineering background you have, but you'll need to clearly articulate why you're looking to go into academic finance. If you have a recommender from economics/finance, that could help compensate slightly.

    On the master's front, I hear that Quant Finance master's are so pre-professional that they don't really help your application - unless you get stellar grades and great recommendations.

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