LSE MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (EME)

Applicant C’s Background

Geographic Location: Melbourne, Australia

GMAT and GRE: 710/330

Undergraduate Major: Finance and Economics

Admissions: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) – Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (EME), University of Cambridge – MPhil in Economics, UCL – Economics MSc


Case Detail

We met Applicant C in his third year at the University of Melbourne. He held a first-class honour weighted average mark (WAM) at that time and was very interested in a graduate finance degree in the UK or US to enhance his employability. Therefore, we recommended he join our GMAT prep program first and gave him preliminary advice on his application, including pursuing the honours degree.


It was not until the completion of his honours year that he finally decided to start application work and hire our services. The pandemic greatly disrupted his GMAT preparation and internship plan. After a detailed discussion, we came up with a series of personalised strategies for him. Firstly, after seeing him fail to achieve a very competitive score in GMAT, we advised him to try the alternative, GRE. Secondly, after evaluating his academic and professional experiences thoroughly and brainstorming about his career options, we suggested he aim for economics instead of finance in the UK. Thirdly, we gave him specific ideas to use his current gap year well to enhance his candidacy. These recommendations laid solid groundwork for his outstanding admission results in the end.


After C achieved a competitive GRE score, we started collaborating on the application materials. We rebuilt his resume for application purpose, and then discussed his past and present experiences to search for the best narrative to demonstrate his interest and motivation to continue learning economics. Then accordingly, we helped C specify his career goals after the program and planned the essays and short-answer questions with a clear storyline in mind. In the end, C managed to secure offers, including the highly competitive LSE Msc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics (EME).



The team at Elite Admission Consulting helps clients make decisions based on their circumstances and our in-depth understanding of the admission process. Decisions like switching the test choice sound risky but backed by our expertise, they could make exceptional differences in the chance of admission. In addition, C’s case again proved the value of developing a good narrative in applications and our personalised consulting services.