GMAT vs MBA


Ak09

Hey,

I have a good 3 years of work experience after my bachelor\'s degree and wanna apply for MBA in USA. The only worry is my GMAT score, which is really bad.

Want suggestions that with the worst GMAT score but a good work experience, which universities would be worth applying for? I want to pursue MBA from top universities of USA.

Thanx

Hey,

I have a good 3 years of work experience after my bachelor\'s degree and wanna apply for MBA in USA. The only worry is my GMAT score, which is really bad.

Want suggestions that with the worst GMAT score but a good work experience, which universities would be worth applying for? I want to pursue MBA from top universities of USA.

Thanx
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ralph

What is your score?

What is your score?
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efeedz

Hello,

I would recommend that you take the test one more time. If you are really aiming for the top US business schools, you would definitely need something in excess of 700 (considering your 3 yrs work experience) to be considered for an interview

Cheers
eFeedz
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Hello,

I would recommend that you take the test one more time. If you are really aiming for the top US business schools, you would definitely need something in excess of 700 (considering your 3 yrs work experience) to be considered for an interview

Cheers
eFeedz
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sally

I would disagree about needinig a score over 700, even for top business schools. I was admitted to some very good programs with only a 610 and 3 years work experience. But, to make up for the low experience you have to make up for it with good essays, references and interactions with the admissions staff.

Anyway, it doesn't sound like the OP is worried about getting into a top school, only a good, reputable one in the US. The good thing is there are plenty to choose from. If you have at least a 500 score you should have no problem getting into a decent program. Less than that, it will be tougher. But there are some programs that will allow you to take extra remedial courses to make up for a very low score. For example, if you are weak in quantitative they would make you take math courses before starting your MBA. If weak in verbal, you'd have to take English classes.

Anyway, give us an idea of your score range, and we can try and give you an idea of some reputable programs you'd have a chance at. Also, let us know if there is anything specific you're looking for in an MBA program -- location, price, specialization, etc..

I would disagree about needinig a score over 700, even for top business schools. I was admitted to some very good programs with only a 610 and 3 years work experience. But, to make up for the low experience you have to make up for it with good essays, references and interactions with the admissions staff.

Anyway, it doesn't sound like the OP is worried about getting into a top school, only a good, reputable one in the US. The good thing is there are plenty to choose from. If you have at least a 500 score you should have no problem getting into a decent program. Less than that, it will be tougher. But there are some programs that will allow you to take extra remedial courses to make up for a very low score. For example, if you are weak in quantitative they would make you take math courses before starting your MBA. If weak in verbal, you'd have to take English classes.

Anyway, give us an idea of your score range, and we can try and give you an idea of some reputable programs you'd have a chance at. Also, let us know if there is anything specific you're looking for in an MBA program -- location, price, specialization, etc..
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ralph

I would disagree about needinig a score over 700, even for top business schools.


This is debatable, and I think it depends on who you are. It's becoming apparent that for the most competitive sections of MBA applicants (think, information technology professionals from India,) even marginal increases in GMAT scores up to and over 700 can lead to significant improvement in your application's chances.

But for somebody with a more unique application and perhaps stronger in different areas (varied work experience, etc.,) a 600 will do just fine.

<blockquote>I would disagree about needinig a score over 700, even for top business schools.</blockquote>

This is debatable, and I think it depends on who you are. It's becoming apparent that for the most competitive sections of MBA applicants (think, information technology professionals from India,) even marginal increases in GMAT scores up to and over 700 can lead to significant improvement in your application's chances.

But for somebody with a more unique application and perhaps stronger in different areas (varied work experience, etc.,) a 600 will do just fine.
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sally

I agree with you Ralph. I just disagree with efeedz that someone "definitely" needs a score above 700 to get into a top school.

Replace "definitely" with "usually" and it's true.

I agree with you Ralph. I just disagree with efeedz that someone "definitely" needs a score above 700 to get into a top school.

Replace "definitely" with "usually" and it's true.
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A good GMAT is necessary for a good university to pursue MBA. You can appear in GMAT once again to score good marks. Before that it is good to have advice of some experts. For this you can participate in seminars, counseling, webinars and group discussions.

A good GMAT is necessary for a good university to pursue MBA. You can appear in GMAT once again to score good marks. Before that it is good to have advice of some experts. For this you can participate in seminars, counseling, webinars and group discussions.
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