Canada MBA with 670 GMAT


Prab0dh
Can anybody please suggest a few MBA colleges in Canada for a 670 GMAT score? I am an Indian IT professional with 4.5 years of work experience in total.

I understand that maybe the top MBAs in Canada might be out of reach for me. But are there other universities where I might have a chance?

Thank you!
Can anybody please suggest a few MBA colleges in Canada for a 670 GMAT score? I am an Indian IT professional with 4.5 years of work experience in total.

I understand that maybe the top MBAs in Canada might be out of reach for me. But are there other universities where I might have a chance?

Thank you!
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laurie
I think the average GMAT at some of the better schools in Canada like McGill tend to be in the 660-680 range.

However, you seem to be aware that for someone with your background, your score may be a bit low, owing to others with similar profiles who tend to score higher on the GMAT.

How balanced is your school in terms of the breakdown between verbal and quant? A well balanced score might go farther compared to others with similar profiles who may score higher on the quant and lower on the verbal.

The next tier down from the FT-ranked schools, so to speak, would be schools like Alberta, Ryerson, Concordia, maybe Calgary. Look into those and see if they line up with your goals.
I think the average GMAT at some of the better schools in Canada like McGill tend to be in the 660-680 range.

However, you seem to be aware that for someone with your background, your score may be a bit low, owing to others with similar profiles who tend to score higher on the GMAT.

How balanced is your school in terms of the breakdown between verbal and quant? A well balanced score might go farther compared to others with similar profiles who may score higher on the quant and lower on the verbal.

The next tier down from the FT-ranked schools, so to speak, would be schools like Alberta, Ryerson, Concordia, maybe Calgary. Look into those and see if they line up with your goals.
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mba hipste...
A main issue is that there are a lot of applicants from India who are also IT professionals and who are targeting schools in Canada. The GMAT is a key indicator, and, as Laurie mentioned, you'll be compared against others who might have higher GMAT scores. It might be worth it to re-take your GMAT, or, in any case, point to any factors in your essays that would set you apart from the pack.
A main issue is that there are a lot of applicants from India who are also IT professionals and who are targeting schools in Canada. The GMAT is a key indicator, and, as Laurie mentioned, you'll be compared against others who might have higher GMAT scores. It might be worth it to re-take your GMAT, or, in any case, point to any factors in your essays that would set you apart from the pack.
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Prab0dh
My score breakdown was 44Q / 37V. Is it worth to re take with these scores?
My score breakdown was 44Q / 37V. Is it worth to re take with these scores?
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mba hipste...
If you think you can get your verbal score up, closer to the level of your quant score, I would say retake it.

A comparable verbal performance would get your overall score up to 700+ which looks a lot better and would make you more competitive at better schools.
If you think you can get your verbal score up, closer to the level of your quant score, I would say retake it.

A comparable verbal performance would get your overall score up to 700+ which looks a lot better and would make you more competitive at better schools.
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Larry
The difference between the quant and verbal scores isn't *that* big. However, you'll probably see larger returns focusing on the verbal at this point.
The difference between the quant and verbal scores isn't *that* big. However, you'll probably see larger returns focusing on the verbal at this point.
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imthejohn
Hello everybody,

How would you compare the MBA programs at Concordia and Ryerson? Asking for a friend.
Hello everybody,

How would you compare the MBA programs at Concordia and Ryerson? Asking for a friend.
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mba hipste...
In general I would rate Ryerson above Concordia for most students, given its status in the Businessweek ranking and decent (relatively speaking) placements / salary stats.

Concordia might be more appropriate if you're looking to work in Montreal instead of Toronto, and for some specific career goals.
In general I would rate Ryerson above Concordia for most students, given its status in the Businessweek ranking and decent (relatively speaking) placements / salary stats.

Concordia might be more appropriate if you're looking to work in Montreal instead of Toronto, and for some specific career goals.
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imthejohn
Okay, that's much appreciated. I'll let my friend know.
Okay, that's much appreciated. I'll let my friend know.
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Ayon
Hello everybody,

How would you compare the MBA programs at Concordia and Ryerson? Asking for a friend.


Ryerson's location is awesome. Bang in the middle of Downtown. (well not bang in the middle) but 3 stops from Union station. Even York/Schulich feels out of the city (Schulich is at Keele & Steel which is just on the outskirt of city on line 1.) Do Concordia if you want to get into Quebec firms - Bombardier, Cogeco and the likes. Do Ryerson for Toronto/GTA based firms.
[quote]Hello everybody,

How would you compare the MBA programs at Concordia and Ryerson? Asking for a friend.[/quote]

Ryerson's location is awesome. Bang in the middle of Downtown. (well not bang in the middle) but 3 stops from Union station. Even York/Schulich feels out of the city (Schulich is at Keele & Steel which is just on the outskirt of city on line 1.) Do Concordia if you want to get into Quebec firms - Bombardier, Cogeco and the likes. Do Ryerson for Toronto/GTA based firms.
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mba hipste...
Location isn't everything though - Queen's places well into GTA firms and it's in Kingston!
Location isn't everything though - Queen's places well into GTA firms and it's in Kingston!
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