Low GMAT score


Duncan
What are your goals? Probably you should retake. Why do you anticipate problems with US visas?
What are your goals? Probably you should retake. Why do you anticipate problems with US visas?
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sixg
Hi
I have a GMAT of 590 (q46, v26). I have 21 years of service in defence forces. I am looking at a second career and have identified environment management and information management/ security as two areas of interest to me. Request inputs on colleges to apply for MBA. I am looking at Canada, Singapore, Dubai. Europe/ Scandinavian countries and even Aus/ nz would be OK in case post MBA job availability is there for my age group. Would it make sense to give gmat again. I want to start by Aug 14.
Thanking u all in advance. Must mention replies by Duncan, Ralph and others are quite informative.
Hi
I have a GMAT of 590 (q46, v26). I have 21 years of service in defence forces. I am looking at a second career and have identified environment management and information management/ security as two areas of interest to me. Request inputs on colleges to apply for MBA. I am looking at Canada, Singapore, Dubai. Europe/ Scandinavian countries and even Aus/ nz would be OK in case post MBA job availability is there for my age group. Would it make sense to give gmat again. I want to start by Aug 14.
Thanking u all in advance. Must mention replies by Duncan, Ralph and others are quite informative.
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Duncan
I think that 21 years of defence experience makes you an interesting candidate for many degree programmes.

IS an MBA the right course for you?

If you want to work in environment management and information management/ security then take a masters degree in those topics. Firms wanting to hire people will want folk with specialised degrees in those areas, not general management degrees.

Given your military background, I would start with Cranfield http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-degrees/full-time-courses/ since they run the army's Defence Academy College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham.

One suggestion: you have to work on your English because with a 26 for verbal that also means that your IELTS score might be weak. With low score you can't get into a good MBA, and even specialised master of science degrees will require good verbal skills.
I think that 21 years of defence experience makes you an interesting candidate for many degree programmes.

IS an MBA the right course for you?

If you want to work in environment management and information management/ security then take a masters degree in those topics. Firms wanting to hire people will want folk with specialised degrees in those areas, not general management degrees.

Given your military background, I would start with Cranfield http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-degrees/full-time-courses/ since they run the army's Defence Academy College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham.

One suggestion: you have to work on your English because with a 26 for verbal that also means that your IELTS score might be weak. With low score you can't get into a good MBA, and even specialised master of science degrees will require good verbal skills.

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nathmond
What are your goals? Probably you should retake. Why do you anticipate problems with US visas?

I would like to change my job to get rid of the stagnation which happened due to the limited growth opportunities in Govt job.
I need better exposure and a formal MBA.
I approached few consultants in India and everyone says getting USA VISA is ruled out as I will be viewed as potential immigrant by the VO, because of my 10+ yrs of experience.
<blockquote>What are your goals? Probably you should retake. Why do you anticipate problems with US visas? </blockquote>
I would like to change my job to get rid of the stagnation which happened due to the limited growth opportunities in Govt job.
I need better exposure and a formal MBA.
I approached few consultants in India and everyone says getting USA VISA is ruled out as I will be viewed as potential immigrant by the VO, because of my 10+ yrs of experience.
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sixg
Hi Duncan
Thanks for the inputs. Guess I'll work on GMAT once again. Could u suggest any other colleges say in Canada, or about.

Thanks and regards
Hi Duncan
Thanks for the inputs. Guess I'll work on GMAT once again. Could u suggest any other colleges say in Canada, or about.

Thanks and regards
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sarwan
Hi, I completed my Under Graduate with 81% in july 2012. After completing my degree I entered into a business where I learnt different skills from business. Now I would like to do MBA in U.S.A & U.K in reputed universities, but universities required professional work experience. Could u help me how to be placed among top univeristies.
Hi, I completed my Under Graduate with 81% in july 2012. After completing my degree I entered into a business where I learnt different skills from business. Now I would like to do MBA in U.S.A & U.K in reputed universities, but universities required professional work experience. Could u help me how to be placed among top univeristies.
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Duncan
Either take a masters in management (Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411 or Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783) or get more work experience.
Either take a masters in management (Pre-experience masters in the USA www.find-mba.com/board/23411 or Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783) or get more work experience.
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Hi Duncan
Have gone thru all of your posts and replies in this thread. Im planning to apply for this fall or spring 2015 .Im an Indian IT male with 2.5 yrs exp,ll turn 3 this sept 2014. As per my score the best option i found is UCT . But im more interested to work in US (doesnt matter even if i study in CapeTown). can you suggest ? Can i have options for B-Schools with fees not more than 40k US $ for a full time MBA? (anywhere considering US and Canada). I know this is too much to ask but i have my constraints :(
Hi Duncan
Have gone thru all of your posts and replies in this thread. Im planning to apply for this fall or spring 2015 .Im an Indian IT male with 2.5 yrs exp,ll turn 3 this sept 2014. As per my score the best option i found is UCT . But im more interested to work in US (doesnt matter even if i study in CapeTown). can you suggest ? Can i have options for B-Schools with fees not more than 40k US $ for a full time MBA? (anywhere considering US and Canada). I know this is too much to ask but i have my constraints :(
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Duncan
Read http://www.find-mba.com/board/21614
Read http://www.find-mba.com/board/21614
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Hi
I have a GMAT of 590 (q46, v26). I have 21 years of service in defence forces. I am looking at a second career and have identified environment management and information management/ security as two areas of interest to me. Request inputs on colleges to apply for MBA. I am looking at Canada, Singapore, Dubai. Europe/ Scandinavian countries and even Aus/ nz would be OK in case post MBA job availability is there for my age group. Would it make sense to give gmat again. I want to start by Aug 14.
Thanking u all in advance. Must mention replies by Duncan, Ralph and others are quite informative.


Last Year I Got Admission PGP Program in India in Woxsen Business School after take MAT Test Score 714

And According to me Woxsen is best in B-schools in india
<blockquote>Hi
I have a GMAT of 590 (q46, v26). I have 21 years of service in defence forces. I am looking at a second career and have identified environment management and information management/ security as two areas of interest to me. Request inputs on colleges to apply for MBA. I am looking at Canada, Singapore, Dubai. Europe/ Scandinavian countries and even Aus/ nz would be OK in case post MBA job availability is there for my age group. Would it make sense to give gmat again. I want to start by Aug 14.
Thanking u all in advance. Must mention replies by Duncan, Ralph and others are quite informative.</blockquote>

Last Year I Got Admission PGP Program in India in Woxsen Business School after take MAT Test Score 714

And According to me Woxsen is best in B-schools in india
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Hey guys,
Took GMAT today and scored 560, screwed up the verbal section.
Please advise, which all colleges I can get into? Have 2.5 years experience in merchant navy, sailing on Oil tankers at management rank.
Thnx


Dear Friend I got 68% Score in CMAT and 65% in MAT

But Last year got admission in Woxsen business school and I have Learn many things

thanks Woxsen
<blockquote>Hey guys,
Took GMAT today and scored 560, screwed up the verbal section.
Please advise, which all colleges I can get into? Have 2.5 years experience in merchant navy, sailing on Oil tankers at management rank.
Thnx</blockquote>

Dear Friend I got 68% Score in CMAT and 65% in MAT

But Last year got admission in Woxsen business school and I have Learn many things

thanks Woxsen



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azam
Hey Guys,
I took GMAT and scored 590( q49, v22). I have 6.5 years of experience in IT.Please guide me which MBA colleges in Canada i can get into?

Thanks,
Hey Guys,
I took GMAT and scored 590( q49, v22). I have 6.5 years of experience in IT.Please guide me which MBA colleges in Canada i can get into?

Thanks,
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ezra
IT professionals tend have a tough time, since many people in the field go for their MBAs, and it can be very competitive. Even an unranked MBA program in Canada like Ryerson has an average GMAT score of 615. I am not aware of many programs where you would be competitive and that would be worth the investment.

I suggest re-taking the GMAT and aiming for 650+.
IT professionals tend have a tough time, since many people in the field go for their MBAs, and it can be very competitive. Even an unranked MBA program in Canada like Ryerson has an average GMAT score of 615. I am not aware of many programs where you would be competitive and that would be worth the investment.

I suggest re-taking the GMAT and aiming for 650+.
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azam
Thanks Ezra. I was scoring above 650 in practice exams but was not able to convert it to 650 in GMAT.I gave GMAT for 3rd time so i want to apply now as it is pretty difficult to study while working.I have checked on some universities in Canada , they mention they don't have minimum Gmat requirement and some mentioned 550 as minimum Gmat score.Please suggest some good universities in Canada as want to get admissions next year.

TIA
Thanks Ezra. I was scoring above 650 in practice exams but was not able to convert it to 650 in GMAT.I gave GMAT for 3rd time so i want to apply now as it is pretty difficult to study while working.I have checked on some universities in Canada , they mention they don't have minimum Gmat requirement and some mentioned 550 as minimum Gmat score.Please suggest some good universities in Canada as want to get admissions next year.

TIA
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Duncan
I think you are missing the point. Many schools don't have a GMAT minimum, but you still need to pay attention to their average GMAT. There will be an average score. If you are below average on the GMAT, then you will need to be well above average on their other criteria. That's for for you to attain if your profile is similar to other candidates; there are more Asian IT guys applying for MBAs than any other profile.
I think you are missing the point. Many schools don't have a GMAT minimum, but you still need to pay attention to their average GMAT. There will be an average score. If you are below average on the GMAT, then you will need to be well above average on their other criteria. That's for for you to attain if your profile is similar to other candidates; there are more Asian IT guys applying for MBAs than any other profile.
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ezra
Yes, exactly: you are welcome to apply to any program you want, and in fact many business schools do not have minimum GMAT score requirements (even Stanford doesn't have a minimum GMAT requirement!)

However, most business schools will not let many candidates in if their GMAT scores are substantially under their average GMAT score, and if they do it's on the basis of another part of the candidate's profile which is strong.

Like I mentioned earlier, I don't know of any accredited MBA programs in Canada where a 590 GMAT score would be competitive. I'm sorry, but I just don't have any suggestions.
Yes, exactly: you are welcome to apply to any program you want, and in fact many business schools do not have minimum GMAT score requirements (even Stanford doesn't have a minimum GMAT requirement!)

However, most business schools will not let many candidates in if their GMAT scores are substantially under their average GMAT score, and if they do it's on the basis of another part of the candidate's profile which is strong.

Like I mentioned earlier, I don't know of any accredited MBA programs in Canada where a 590 GMAT score would be competitive. I'm sorry, but I just don't have any suggestions.
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