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    Engineering undergrad,chances for LSE MSc Accountg&Finance

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    Hi everyone,

    Really hope to get some help from everyone regarding my application to LSE Msc Accounting and Finance.

    My undergraduate degree is in Engineering (ie with no accounting or finance background). What are my chances to be admitted to this course at LSE? Do you know of anyone who got accepted with a non-finance background?

    I know it's late to be applying now, but the LSE website says that the programme is still open so I just want to try my luck.

    Thanks in advance. Any advice is really appreciated.

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    No, you won't get in because you don't meet the requirements; you need an upper second with an accounting/finance background. It's a competitive program too. MSc Accounting and Finance - Taught programmes - Graduate Prospectus - Graduate Admissions - LSE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagsa View Post
    No, you won't get in because you don't meet the requirements
    I don't think that is necessarily true. I applied for an MSc Finance and Economics to two programs and I have absolutely no background in Finance. I got into one program already and am seeking to withdraw my application from the other. I think if you have a very good quantitative background (which I assume you do because of your degree in Engineering) you can still apply and see what happens. Maybe LSE will admit you. Many engineers go on to learn to create financial spreadsheet models which require both acounting and finance techniques and which you may have encountered to a degree in your undergrad degree. Apply to other universities as well just to be on the safe side. I am sure that you will definitely be admitted to a program once you have a strong profile. Good luck!

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    thanks jagsa and smileysquared for your comments.

    appreciate both points of view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smileysquared View Post
    I don't think that is necessarily true. I applied for an MSc Finance and Economics to two programs and I have absolutely no background in Finance. I got into one program already and am seeking to withdraw my application from the other. I think if you have a very good quantitative background (which I assume you do because of your degree in Engineering) you can still apply and see what happens. Maybe LSE will admit you. Many engineers go on to learn to create financial spreadsheet models which require both acounting and finance techniques and which you may have encountered to a degree in your undergrad degree. Apply to other universities as well just to be on the safe side. I am sure that you will definitely be admitted to a program once you have a strong profile. Good luck!
    Yes, but you don't need a background in economics or finance for the MSc Finance and Econonmics; it's just recommended. MSc Finance and Economics MSc Finance and Economics (Research) - Taught programmes - Graduate Prospectus - Graduate Admissions - LSE

    That said, neither of us know what the school will do, because neither of us are the admissions committee.

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    Jagsa, I am not saying that he will definitely be admitted to LSE but there other schools that offer the same combination where he can apply and see what happens! Only time will tell and you never know if they will make an exception if he is able to convince the committee of his ability to do such a combination and besides there is no harm in trying. He can contact one one of the professors there and ask for advice on his particular situation.

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