How good is a 620 GMAT score?


zccvvx
Got a 620, and I want to know what MBAs I should apply for. Breakdown was 40Q, 35V.

I work in IT and am looking to do an MBA in the US or Europe. Any suggestion?
Got a 620, and I want to know what MBAs I should apply for. Breakdown was 40Q, 35V.

I work in IT and am looking to do an MBA in the US or Europe. Any suggestion?
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Duncan
Take at look at my post on GMAT tiers, linked from my profile page
Take at look at my post on GMAT tiers, linked from my profile page
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What are your goals?
What are your goals?
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zccvvx
What are your goals?

Hey there, I'm looking to do an MBA and then work internationally for 2 or 3 years. I currently work in IT and would like to change fields to either supply chain management or marketing.
[quote]What are your goals?[/quote]
Hey there, I'm looking to do an MBA and then work internationally for 2 or 3 years. I currently work in IT and would like to change fields to either supply chain management or marketing.
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Duncan
If the US and Europe are international, that is to say you are not a citizen there, take a look at the post linked from my page on best MBAs for international students placement.
If the US and Europe are international, that is to say you are not a citizen there, take a look at the post linked from my page on best MBAs for international students placement.
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zccvvx
That's right, I'm not a citizen of the US or Europe. I will look at that post.
That's right, I'm not a citizen of the US or Europe. I will look at that post.
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Larry
Try to get your verbal score up to parity with your quant. This will get you to 650 or 660 or around there, and look better all around. If you can raise your overall score to 700 that would be even better.

I don't know much about the rest of your background - such as how much work experience you have - but if that's all comparable to other applicants, a 660+ could really put you in a much better position all around.

However, you want to think about your career goals. Working internationally for 2-3 years could mean very different things for different people, but generally if you only speak English? - then you'd be quite limited in your career / country options. If that's the case you might also consider MBAs in Canada or Australia.
Try to get your verbal score up to parity with your quant. This will get you to 650 or 660 or around there, and look better all around. If you can raise your overall score to 700 that would be even better.

I don't know much about the rest of your background - such as how much work experience you have - but if that's all comparable to other applicants, a 660+ could really put you in a much better position all around.

However, you want to think about your career goals. Working internationally for 2-3 years could mean very different things for different people, but generally if you only speak English? - then you'd be quite limited in your career / country options. If that's the case you might also consider MBAs in Canada or Australia.
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zccvvx
Larry, it would be quite difficult for me to get my GMAT score higher. I studied quite a bit before taking the test and I think there would be diminishing returns on the time invested to study more.

I speak English as well as some Spanish. Do you have suggestions for schools in Canada or Australia that would accept a 620 GMAT score?
Larry, it would be quite difficult for me to get my GMAT score higher. I studied quite a bit before taking the test and I think there would be diminishing returns on the time invested to study more.

I speak English as well as some Spanish. Do you have suggestions for schools in Canada or Australia that would accept a 620 GMAT score?
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Duncan
It may be that simply applying early, maybe even applying for deferred entry, is the right tactic.

Even if you don't study, you will probably do better the second time around.
It may be that simply applying early, maybe even applying for deferred entry, is the right tactic.

Even if you don't study, you will probably do better the second time around.
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Larry
Yes, I agree with that. But to really increase your odds, even a slight bump in your GMAT score would help. And Duncan's right, GMAT takers often get a better score the second time - maybe due to familiarity with the exam, a better comfort level, etc.
Yes, I agree with that. But to really increase your odds, even a slight bump in your GMAT score would help. And Duncan's right, GMAT takers often get a better score the second time - maybe due to familiarity with the exam, a better comfort level, etc.
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