UK MBA with GMAT 580--- Where can I go?


sada
I finished five chances to take GMAT and my best score was 580. I aim to MBA in UK in autumn 2017. Do anyone have any idea which MBA course below I have possibility to be accepted?

-Imperial College London
-Cranfield Management School
-Manchester Alliance Business School
-Henley Business School
-Duhram Business School

Because I got our company's sponsorship in last June, I must start a course in 2017 and the company demand me to enter 50 over ranked schools in the world (by FT or Business weeks). It seemed nearly impossible, but it is clear I have to aim to relatively high level school. In addition to this, I married last year and had my wedding party in early January so I didn't have time to study for GMAT. Is there any hope?

I wanted to learn electives about clean energy, so I applied to Imperial College and Cranfield Business School (because I have nothing to lose...). And will apply Manchester and Henley. My first priority dream school was Cranfield. But I failed in GMAT...

Regarding my background, I am a Japanese woman. I have BA (GPA:3.3) and MSc (GPA: 3.7) in applied chemistry in Sophia Univ. in Japan. I worked for total 7.5 years in energy sector; first 4 years as a researcher, next 2 years as a intellectual property technician, and after that I have been working for public sector (as a loaned employee) for 1.5 years. I will return to the company after MBA.

I would appreciate it if someone could advise me about which school in UK I could be accepted.
I finished five chances to take GMAT and my best score was 580. I aim to MBA in UK in autumn 2017. Do anyone have any idea which MBA course below I have possibility to be accepted?

-Imperial College London
-Cranfield Management School
-Manchester Alliance Business School
-Henley Business School
-Duhram Business School

Because I got our company's sponsorship in last June, I must start a course in 2017 and the company demand me to enter 50 over ranked schools in the world (by FT or Business weeks). It seemed nearly impossible, but it is clear I have to aim to relatively high level school. In addition to this, I married last year and had my wedding party in early January so I didn't have time to study for GMAT. Is there any hope?

I wanted to learn electives about clean energy, so I applied to Imperial College and Cranfield Business School (because I have nothing to lose...). And will apply Manchester and Henley. My first priority dream school was Cranfield. But I failed in GMAT...

Regarding my background, I am a Japanese woman. I have BA (GPA:3.3) and MSc (GPA: 3.7) in applied chemistry in Sophia Univ. in Japan. I worked for total 7.5 years in energy sector; first 4 years as a researcher, next 2 years as a intellectual property technician, and after that I have been working for public sector (as a loaned employee) for 1.5 years. I will return to the company after MBA.

I would appreciate it if someone could advise me about which school in UK I could be accepted.
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yipkc
Hi Sada,

I think with your background, even with a lower than average GMAT score for the schools you mention, you can definitely make it into one of them. You can eliminate Durham and Henley. Now you will just need to concentrate on your essays to impress them. You can probably add Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick as your stretch goals.

[Edited by yipkc on Jan 28, 2017]

Hi Sada,

I think with your background, even with a lower than average GMAT score for the schools you mention, you can definitely make it into one of them. You can eliminate Durham and Henley. Now you will just need to concentrate on your essays to impress them. You can probably add Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick as your stretch goals.
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Duncan
Manchester and Cranfield are good for you but, personally, I think you will find a beautiful city like Cambridge, Durham or Edinburgh to be a unique opportunity.
Manchester and Cranfield are good for you but, personally, I think you will find a beautiful city like Cambridge, Durham or Edinburgh to be a unique opportunity.
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sada
Dear yipkc and Duncan,

Thank you for your advice and positive feedback. Currently I am preparing essays for Manchester. I would be so happy if I get an offer from any of these three schools. Cranfield's calm and beautiful environment seems excellent. Anyway, I will do my best!!
Dear yipkc and Duncan,

Thank you for your advice and positive feedback. Currently I am preparing essays for Manchester. I would be so happy if I get an offer from any of these three schools. Cranfield's calm and beautiful environment seems excellent. Anyway, I will do my best!!
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yipkc
Dear yipkc and Duncan,

Thank you for your advice and positive feedback. Currently I am preparing essays for Manchester. I would be so happy if I get an offer from any of these three schools. Cranfield's calm and beautiful environment seems excellent. Anyway, I will do my best!!


All the best! Manchester and Cranfield are the optimal options for you. I am very sure you will be able to make it into either, if not both schools. Don't worry about your GMAT as these schools emphasise on background and gender diversity and you are one of a kind in the UK.
[quote]Dear yipkc and Duncan,

Thank you for your advice and positive feedback. Currently I am preparing essays for Manchester. I would be so happy if I get an offer from any of these three schools. Cranfield's calm and beautiful environment seems excellent. Anyway, I will do my best!![/quote]

All the best! Manchester and Cranfield are the optimal options for you. I am very sure you will be able to make it into either, if not both schools. Don't worry about your GMAT as these schools emphasise on background and gender diversity and you are one of a kind in the UK.
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sada
Finally, I got conditional offers from Imperial and Manchester, and an unconditional offer from Cranfield! Thank you all for your kind advice. I learned that I should not give up before submitting application even if my scores are disappointing.
Finally, I got conditional offers from Imperial and Manchester, and an unconditional offer from Cranfield! Thank you all for your kind advice. I learned that I should not give up before submitting application even if my scores are disappointing.
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Duncan
These are wonderful choices. Having done my undergrad at Manchester, I think it's a great university, a more flexible MBA length and traditionally it is a business school which has been more open for women. However, I really think it's a difficult choice between it and Cranfield: I think I would pick Cranfield because of the four-term structure and the calmer setting. Imperial's cohort will be too junior for you, I think.
These are wonderful choices. Having done my undergrad at Manchester, I think it's a great university, a more flexible MBA length and traditionally it is a business school which has been more open for women. However, I really think it's a difficult choice between it and Cranfield: I think I would pick Cranfield because of the four-term structure and the calmer setting. Imperial's cohort will be too junior for you, I think.
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yipkc
Finally, I got conditional offers from Imperial and Manchester, and an unconditional offer from Cranfield! Thank you all for your kind advice. I learned that I should not give up before submitting application even if my scores are disappointing.


Congrats Sada! Do let us know which school you will decide to go and why.
[quote]Finally, I got conditional offers from Imperial and Manchester, and an unconditional offer from Cranfield! Thank you all for your kind advice. I learned that I should not give up before submitting application even if my scores are disappointing.
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Congrats Sada! Do let us know which school you will decide to go and why.
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Ludovic
For information, at Henley my cohort fellows with GMAT score (not compulsory) were around 640 - lower score was 620. So it is great you got an offer and I guess you have many other talents ! :)

Good luck with your choice; all your options are very good choices.

[Edited by Ludovic on Jun 15, 2017]

For information, at Henley my cohort fellows with GMAT score (not compulsory) were around 640 - lower score was 620. So it is great you got an offer and I guess you have many other talents ! :)

Good luck with your choice; all your options are very good choices.
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sada
Thank you everyone. I accepted an offer from Cranfield, considering its environment, students' experiences, and expertise of energy business. I look forward to attending the course! :)
Thank you everyone. I accepted an offer from Cranfield, considering its environment, students' experiences, and expertise of energy business. I look forward to attending the course! :)
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Duncan
Great news. Congratulations. It is the best for you of the schools you applied to. I agree with yipkc that Cambridge might also be at least worth an email.....
Great news. Congratulations. It is the best for you of the schools you applied to. I agree with yipkc that Cambridge might also be at least worth an email.....
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Great news. Congratulations. It is the best for you of the schools you applied to. I agree with yipkc that Cambridge might also be at least worth an email.....
[quote]Great news. Congratulations. It is the best for you of the schools you applied to. I agree with yipkc that Cambridge might also be at least worth an email.....[/quote]
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Hi' can u tell me the advantageous points about choosing Cranefield?is it more practical knowledge oriented than Oscan or Warwick or lancaster?how Strathclyde stands with it?durham?
If someone wants to pursue a core business school of good standing and one that launches you into corporate world,which two you shortlist. In one uk?
Hi' can u tell me the advantageous points about choosing Cranefield?is it more practical knowledge oriented than Oscan or Warwick or lancaster?how Strathclyde stands with it?durham?
If someone wants to pursue a core business school of good standing and one that launches you into corporate world,which two you shortlist. In one uk?
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mba hipste...
Those schools' FT rankings are a good indication of their comparative quality: Warwick is ranked a bit higher than Cranfield; Durham and Strathclyde are ranked below.
Those schools' FT rankings are a good indication of their comparative quality: Warwick is ranked a bit higher than Cranfield; Durham and Strathclyde are ranked below.
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