GMAT score of 610 - which schools to pick?


venn17

Hi folks,

I got a 610 score today - not as high as I would have liked but it is what it is so am thinking of just going ahead with it :) Before taking the test, I had this shortlist of full time MBA programs in UK/Europe to apply to:

1. Mannheim
2. EDHEC
3. Imperial
4. Copenhagen
5. IMD
6. ESMT Berlin
7. Edinburgh
8. Durham
9. St Gallen
10. BI Norwegian

But now, based on my test score, if I had to reduce this list to 6, which of these would you recommend that I choose based on the highest chances of getting an admission and/or scholarships? Are there any others (in UK/Europe) that I should be considering but am missing from my list?

Thanks!
V

Hi folks,

I got a 610 score today - not as high as I would have liked but it is what it is so am thinking of just going ahead with it :) Before taking the test, I had this shortlist of full time MBA programs in UK/Europe to apply to:

1. Mannheim
2. EDHEC
3. Imperial
4. Copenhagen
5. IMD
6. ESMT Berlin
7. Edinburgh
8. Durham
9. St Gallen
10. BI Norwegian

But now, based on my test score, if I had to reduce this list to 6, which of these would you recommend that I choose based on the highest chances of getting an admission and/or scholarships? Are there any others (in UK/Europe) that I should be considering but am missing from my list?

Thanks!
V
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Duncan

Is your goal only admission and scholarship, rather than finding employment? 

See:
- GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
- The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055

Is your goal only admission and scholarship, rather than finding employment?&nbsp;<br><br>See:<br>- GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT&nbsp;www.find-mba.com/board/27082<br>- The sad facts about scholarships&nbsp;http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055
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Duncan

I think that, even without a scholarship, admission will be challenging for you ate most of these schools. How balanced is your GMAT score? 

I think that, even without a scholarship, admission will be challenging for you ate most of these schools. How balanced is your GMAT score?&nbsp;
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venn17

Is your goal only admission and scholarship, rather than finding employment? 

See:
- GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082
- The sad facts about scholarships http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055


Thanks for sharing! Employment most certainly is a consideration down the line but for now I am more worried about getting in I guess :)

[quote]Is your goal only admission and scholarship, rather than finding employment?&nbsp;<br><br>See:<br>- GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT&nbsp;www.find-mba.com/board/27082<br>- The sad facts about scholarships&nbsp;http://www.find-mba.com/board/37055 [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for sharing! Employment most certainly is a consideration down the line but for now I am more worried about getting in I guess :)<br>
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venn17

I think that, even without a scholarship, admission will be challenging for you ate most of these schools. How balanced is your GMAT score? 


Quite imbalanced I'd say - ~65 percentile on Verbal/IR and 28 percentile on Quant

[Edited by venn17 on Dec 29, 2022]

[quote]I think that, even without a scholarship, admission will be challenging for you ate most of these schools. How balanced is your GMAT score?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Quite imbalanced I'd say - ~65 percentile on Verbal/IR and 28 percentile on Quant<br>
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Duncan

That makes you less attractive, especially for schools that reply on off-the-cuff case study discussions and group work. 

That makes you less attractive, especially for schools that reply on off-the-cuff case study discussions and group work.&nbsp;
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Have you spoken to the respective business schools to discuss if you are likely to be accepted? They are businesses themselves so if they have spaces on a cohort that is due to start shortly they may be more accommodating. Also, have you considered business schools own tests? 

Have you spoken to the respective business schools to discuss if you are likely to be accepted? They are businesses themselves so if they have spaces on a cohort that is due to start shortly they may be more accommodating. Also, have you considered business schools own tests?&nbsp;
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Obinna

You certainly have a chance with Durham. Not sure about your background though but you could consider schools like Durham and Lancaster (though not on your list). They take candidates without GMAT scores so there is a waiver for that especially if you’re experienced (especially with some years of managerial experience). Also consider University of Edinburgh Business School. 

You certainly have a chance with Durham. Not sure about your background though but you could consider schools like Durham and Lancaster (though not on your list). They take candidates without GMAT scores so there is a waiver for that especially if you’re experienced (especially with some years of managerial experience). Also consider University of Edinburgh Business School.&nbsp;
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