Bachelors was in finance from a top ranked university in India 4 years ago.
Non consulting experience: Around 4 years of experience with a well known banking MNC in finance and data analytics. Also involved managing teams of around 8 analysts, making client pitch-books, working with government on some implementation projects and on constructing valuation and financial models. Also part of the national CSR committee for the organization.
Will pursue my MPA at LSE starting this September.
Primarily, what can I do to prepare for the selection process as well as to build a well rounded profile to pass the initial shortlist? For instance, I have won accolades in classical dance forms and for some volunteering projects I initiated at college and then at work and planned to actively engage in similar clubs at LSE. Furthermore, what technical skills should I work on? I have experience with IB softwares like FactSet, Thompson, Capital IQ etc. And can work on softwares like SQL, Stata, R; in addition to having above average command over excel and ppt - should I start learning Tableau too?
Also, do I qualify as an experienced hire or will I be considered for entry level roles?