Low GMAT score! :(


mtlcanuck

As I said, wait until you get at least 1 1/2 year of work experience. It doesn't have to be paid work experience (while you work to at least survive until the MBA). Do volunteer work in your community. This will count as work experience. While you do so, prepare and retake the GMAT. Score ideally in the 650-700 range. Applications are in decline since 2009. Your profile will be much more competitive in 2014 and you should even be able to get acceptance at a second-tier program with volunteer experience and a GMAT score in the 650-700 range. This will make a huge difference 10 years down the road.

Think about the future, don't rush the MBA experience. You will be much happier with a second-tier MBA than a non-ranked MBA in 10 years.

As I said, wait until you get at least 1 1/2 year of work experience. It doesn't have to be paid work experience (while you work to at least survive until the MBA). Do volunteer work in your community. This will count as work experience. While you do so, prepare and retake the GMAT. Score ideally in the 650-700 range. Applications are in decline since 2009. Your profile will be much more competitive in 2014 and you should even be able to get acceptance at a second-tier program with volunteer experience and a GMAT score in the 650-700 range. This will make a huge difference 10 years down the road.

Think about the future, don't rush the MBA experience. You will be much happier with a second-tier MBA than a non-ranked MBA in 10 years.
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RahulSingh

Hey Duncan,

Happy New Year!!

Can you please tell how good will be Thunderbird for a guy with more than 5 years of work-ex. Experience more in banking.

Hey Duncan,

Happy New Year!!

Can you please tell how good will be Thunderbird for a guy with more than 5 years of work-ex. Experience more in banking.
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Duncan

What's your GMAT? What are your goals? Thunderbird's not great for employment...

What's your GMAT? What are your goals? Thunderbird's not great for employment...
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RahulSingh

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the reply and sorry for late turn up. Your answers have been really helpful for my brother me and to decide on the college to take admission. My brother has got an offer from Manchester Business School, UK. Can you please tell me how do you rate this college in terms of career progression and placements? He has an exp of more than 7 years in small and medium industries financing in a govt Bank in India.

Regards,
Rahul.

Hi Duncan,

Thanks for the reply and sorry for late turn up. Your answers have been really helpful for my brother me and to decide on the college to take admission. My brother has got an offer from Manchester Business School, UK. Can you please tell me how do you rate this college in terms of career progression and placements? He has an exp of more than 7 years in small and medium industries financing in a govt Bank in India.

Regards,
Rahul.
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Duncan

The FT has data for career progression and placement: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2013

The FT has data for career progression and placement: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2013
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RahulSingh

Thanks Duncan.
I have gone through ft as well as Businessweek. Though figures look promising, I ask for your personal opinion on this one.

Thanks Duncan.
I have gone through ft as well as Businessweek. Though figures look promising, I ask for your personal opinion on this one.
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Duncan

Personal opinion about what? I think the data are very clear. Whether it's a good fit really depends on an individual goals, not the progression. What matters is whether the school takes you where you want to go.

Personal opinion about what? I think the data are very clear. Whether it's a good fit really depends on an individual goals, not the progression. What matters is whether the school takes you where you want to go.
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alveena

Sir,myself Tanvir .My major was Marketing with a C-GPA of 3.04 out of 4. I got 6.5 in IELTS and 330 in GMAT (verbal & quantitative), 3 in IR and 4.5 in Awa.Therefore is that possible to get a chance to admit in any US university ranked (300-600) for full time MBA degree

Sir,myself Tanvir .My major was Marketing with a C-GPA of 3.04 out of 4. I got 6.5 in IELTS and 330 in GMAT (verbal & quantitative), 3 in IR and 4.5 in Awa.Therefore is that possible to get a chance to admit in any US university ranked (300-600) for full time MBA degree
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Duncan

Retake the test. Take a look at this guidance: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/scored-just-330-in-gmat-advice-please-t10335.html

Retake the test. Take a look at this guidance: http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/scored-just-330-in-gmat-advice-please-t10335.html
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alveena

sir.this is tanvir, Is GRE is widely accepted for MBA in USA Business School? I have found that i can score better in GRE than Gmat, because,I'm well enough in quantitative but so poor in verbal,basically in answering critical reasoning and reading comprehension.It took huge time to understand and answer.Therefore,is that possible to get a chance to admit in US Business School with average GRE School.

sir.this is tanvir, Is GRE is widely accepted for MBA in USA Business School? I have found that i can score better in GRE than Gmat, because,I'm well enough in quantitative but so poor in verbal,basically in answering critical reasoning and reading comprehension.It took huge time to understand and answer.Therefore,is that possible to get a chance to admit in US Business School with average GRE School.
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Duncan

Read http://www.find-mba.com/board/33540

Read http://www.find-mba.com/board/33540
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bliss

hi Duncan, have seen a lot of value adding comments from you on FindMBA forum.
I am a Software Professional with 7 years of work ex and aspired to do an MBA from US, majoring in Product and Brand Management. I have taken GRE (since I was initially looking at MIS / MSM too) and my GRE score is 304. I am a computer science graduate (MSc) with a GPA of 3.7
Could you please suggest good MBA schools to me preferably in West Coast?

hi Duncan, have seen a lot of value adding comments from you on FindMBA forum.
I am a Software Professional with 7 years of work ex and aspired to do an MBA from US, majoring in Product and Brand Management. I have taken GRE (since I was initially looking at MIS / MSM too) and my GRE score is 304. I am a computer science graduate (MSc) with a GPA of 3.7
Could you please suggest good MBA schools to me preferably in West Coast?
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Duncan

No. I can't. Please take the GMAT if you want to go to a good business school, not the GRE.

No. I can't. Please take the GMAT if you want to go to a good business school, not the GRE.
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amulya

Hey Duncan,
I got a score of 690. I have no workex. I'm a 2013 B Tech CSE pass out. Planning to go for 2014 Fall. I will work meanwhile. I am a volunteer for an NGO. I'm always interested in Extra- Curricular Activities. Please suggest some universities.

Thanks a lot,
Amulya

Hey Duncan,
I got a score of 690. I have no workex. I'm a 2013 B Tech CSE pass out. Planning to go for 2014 Fall. I will work meanwhile. I am a volunteer for an NGO. I'm always interested in Extra- Curricular Activities. Please suggest some universities.

Thanks a lot,
Amulya
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Duncan

Try these: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2012 Add the field called "Relevant Degree" (which means that you need a prior degree in business) and look for the programmes that say "No".

These are much, much better than the 'freshers' MBAs'.

Try these: http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/masters-in-management-2012 Add the field called "Relevant Degree" (which means that you need a prior degree in business) and look for the programmes that say "No".

These are much, much better than the 'freshers' MBAs'.
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amulya

But there aren't any programs in the USA.

But there aren't any programs in the USA.
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awaissem

hello everyone
can u please help me if I can find admission in US universities for Msc Marketing
GPA 3.18 in mngmt/ marketing
IELTS 7
GMAT 440 :/

I would appreciate ur help
thanks alot

hello everyone
can u please help me if I can find admission in US universities for Msc Marketing
GPA 3.18 in mngmt/ marketing
IELTS 7
GMAT 440 :/

I would appreciate ur help
thanks alot
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Duncan

In the US these are called MS degrees, not MSc. Take a look at https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3A.edu+MS+marketing+gmat+400&oq=site%3A.edu+MS+marketing+gmat+400&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.17579j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Given your high IELTS score, I think it will be easy for you to dramatically improve your GMAT with 50 or 100 hours of study.

In the US these are called MS degrees, not MSc. Take a look at https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site%3A.edu+MS+marketing+gmat+400&oq=site%3A.edu+MS+marketing+gmat+400&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i58.17579j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Given your high IELTS score, I think it will be easy for you to dramatically improve your GMAT with 50 or 100 hours of study.
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awaissem

thanks Duncan for ur reply
I don't think I can have more than that
I took it more than once
and this was the highest result although I had a well and long preparation with a supervisor

I will check the link
thanks again

thanks Duncan for ur reply
I don't think I can have more than that
I took it more than once
and this was the highest result although I had a well and long preparation with a supervisor

I will check the link
thanks again
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Duncan

What was the breakdown in your score? Did you have a high verbal score and a low quant score?

What was the breakdown in your score? Did you have a high verbal score and a low quant score?
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