710 GMAT vs 329 GRE (Which score to use for B-school applications)


Guys would super appreciate input from all you good folks.

I gave my GRE 2 years back & scored 329 (169 Quant / 160 Verbal). However, I bombed my Essays and scored a 3./6.
This year I decided to pursue MBA and thought of giving GMAT. I was aiming for 730+ but today got a score of 710 (which effectively put an end to my dreams of applying to an M7 :lol: :lol: ).
I am thinking of applying to top Europe Universities (Insead, LBS, Oxford, Cambridge).
Since R2 applications are around the corner, I was wondering whether to use my GRE or GMAT score.

Following is my profile (just to give you guys a better sense of what I am working with):
I am a Pakistani applicant with 4 years of work experience (Entire work experience is Pakistani based).
Worked 1 year as business analyst in a large energy conglomerate.
Than started a business which I took it to profitability (business is still profitably managed by my younger brother).
For the past 2 years I have been product manager for Pakistan's leading startup/company!

Would appreciate all replies :)
Guys would super appreciate input from all you good folks.

I gave my GRE 2 years back & scored 329 (169 Quant / 160 Verbal). However, I bombed my Essays and scored a 3./6.
This year I decided to pursue MBA and thought of giving GMAT. I was aiming for 730+ but today got a score of 710 (which effectively put an end to my dreams of applying to an M7 :lol: :lol: ).
I am thinking of applying to top Europe Universities (Insead, LBS, Oxford, Cambridge).
Since R2 applications are around the corner, I was wondering whether to use my GRE or GMAT score.

Following is my profile (just to give you guys a better sense of what I am working with):
I am a Pakistani applicant with 4 years of work experience (Entire work experience is Pakistani based).
Worked 1 year as business analyst in a large energy conglomerate.
Than started a business which I took it to profitability (business is still profitably managed by my younger brother).
For the past 2 years I have been product manager for Pakistan's leading startup/company!

Would appreciate all replies :)
quote
Razors Edg...
First of all, a 710 vs 730 on the GMAT is not the end of the world. Because you have a fairly common profile, the schools will be looking closely at other factors of your application, including your undergraduate grades and work experience / career arc. Your letters of recommendations and essays - as well as how well you articulate clear and actionable goals - will be extremely important.

What is the breakdown of your 710 in terms of quant vs. verbal?
First of all, a 710 vs 730 on the GMAT is not the end of the world. Because you have a fairly common profile, the schools will be looking closely at other factors of your application, including your undergraduate grades and work experience / career arc. Your letters of recommendations and essays - as well as how well you articulate clear and actionable goals - will be extremely important.

What is the breakdown of your 710 in terms of quant vs. verbal?
quote

Reply to Post

Related Business Schools

London, United Kingdom 143 Followers 426 Discussions
Fontainebleau, France 61 Followers 504 Discussions
Oxford, United Kingdom 60 Followers 244 Discussions
Cambridge, United Kingdom 42 Followers 252 Discussions

Other Related Content

Aug 14, 2019

MBA Application Deadlines: Spring 2020

News Aug 14, 2019

Should You Take the GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment (EA)?

Article Nov 14, 2019

There are a growing number of admissions exams to pick from. The choice could be significant

Hot Discussions