HKU MBA - please suggest


gmatv9

Would like to apply for HKU's MBA program for 2010. Please let me know if this school is good experienced professionals.
I have 11 yrs of experience in IT industry (with 6 yrs of international experience). I am interested in HKU because of its partnership with LBS and CBS.
Also, recently I gave my gmat and scored < 600 :(
How important is the gmat for this program?

thanks

Would like to apply for HKU's MBA program for 2010. Please let me know if this school is good experienced professionals.
I have 11 yrs of experience in IT industry (with 6 yrs of international experience). I am interested in HKU because of its partnership with LBS and CBS.
Also, recently I gave my gmat and scored < 600 :(
How important is the gmat for this program?

thanks
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ralph

How much lower than 600? The middle 80% of GMAT scores for students at that school is between 580 and 730.

It's a good school, but with that kind of experience have you considered an EMBA?

How much lower than 600? The middle 80% of GMAT scores for students at that school is between 580 and 730.

It's a good school, but with that kind of experience have you considered an EMBA?
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gmatv9

my score is 560. However, I am considering doing fulltime MBA program over EMBA because of the the placement assistance provided to fulltime MBA students.

my score is 560. However, I am considering doing fulltime MBA program over EMBA because of the the placement assistance provided to fulltime MBA students.
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ralph

I see. That score is definitely on the low end of the spectrum, and that makes your work experience and associated experience.

I say you should still at least consider an EMBA program, the reason being that 11 years of experience puts you pretty far above the average for most MBA programs, and there is such a thing as being over-qualified.

For example, the average work experience for the HKUST MBA program is only four years.

I see. That score is definitely on the low end of the spectrum, and that makes your work experience and associated experience.

I say you should still at least consider an EMBA program, the reason being that 11 years of experience puts you pretty far above the average for most MBA programs, and there is such a thing as being over-qualified.

For example, the average work experience for the HKUST MBA program is only four years.
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borism

i agree with Ralph - although your GMAT is a bit on the low side, our work experience may cover that fact, although you will have to show how relevant it was in your interview and essays(you should however consider taking it again). where you in managerial positions? if not, you should think about all the different positions you had, and how you present them during your application process, in turns of what you learned from it, and what it can bring to your studies. as for how good is HKU - you should search this forum - there are lots of threads on this subject(and lots of different opinions.....)

i agree with Ralph - although your GMAT is a bit on the low side, our work experience may cover that fact, although you will have to show how relevant it was in your interview and essays(you should however consider taking it again). where you in managerial positions? if not, you should think about all the different positions you had, and how you present them during your application process, in turns of what you learned from it, and what it can bring to your studies. as for how good is HKU - you should search this forum - there are lots of threads on this subject(and lots of different opinions.....)
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theredstar

my score is 560. However, I am considering doing fulltime MBA program over EMBA because of the the placement assistance provided to fulltime MBA students.


focus and try to take the test again. thats a really low score, work experience may not be enough.

<blockquote>my score is 560. However, I am considering doing fulltime MBA program over EMBA because of the the placement assistance provided to fulltime MBA students.
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focus and try to take the test again. thats a really low score, work experience may not be enough.
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gmatv9

yes, I am planning to retake gmat.
I have about 4+ yrs of managerial experience. Also extensive exposure to global delivery model (software development).
According to HKU website, the university can waive the gmat requirement for ppl with exp > 7 yrs.

yes, I am planning to retake gmat.
I have about 4+ yrs of managerial experience. Also extensive exposure to global delivery model (software development).
According to HKU website, the university can waive the gmat requirement for ppl with exp > 7 yrs.
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