What are the best schools for 650 GMAT score


I wrote my GMAT, yesterday :- 650 : 50 Quant & 28 Verbal.

Profile:
2 years of work experience as a software developer.
Education: BTech in Electronics and Communications
CGPA: 8.43 ( on scale of 10 ).

What are the best choices for me.

1st preference: USA
2nd : Canada/UK

Thanks.
I wrote my GMAT, yesterday :- 650 : 50 Quant & 28 Verbal.

Profile:
2 years of work experience as a software developer.
Education: BTech in Electronics and Communications
CGPA: 8.43 ( on scale of 10 ).

What are the best choices for me.

1st preference: USA
2nd : Canada/UK

Thanks.
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laurie
There are a couple of weak points on your profile that will be red flags for admissions committees:

- your work experience is rather low, and doesn't show much of a career arc. Most internationally accredited full timeMBA programs will recruit applicants with 4-6 years of work experience.

- your GMAT is rather unbalanced, with the verbal much lower than the quant.

I suggest one of the following:

- try to get your verbal up on the GMAT to be closer to where your quant is. If you can bring a 700+ overall score with the sections more balanced, you'd relieve some of the fears that these business schools will inevitably have about you.

- wait at least another year to apply, hopefully getting some kind of promotion during that time.

If you don't do either of those things you honestly won't have a very competitive profile. Maybe locally-oriented schools like UNC Greensboro or Rollins - Crummer - but, assuming you're an international student, I don't know how much value those MBAs would have for you.
There are a couple of weak points on your profile that will be red flags for admissions committees:

- your work experience is rather low, and doesn't show much of a career arc. Most internationally accredited full timeMBA programs will recruit applicants with 4-6 years of work experience.

- your GMAT is rather unbalanced, with the verbal much lower than the quant.

I suggest one of the following:

- try to get your verbal up on the GMAT to be closer to where your quant is. If you can bring a 700+ overall score with the sections more balanced, you'd relieve some of the fears that these business schools will inevitably have about you.

- wait at least another year to apply, hopefully getting some kind of promotion during that time.

If you don't do either of those things you honestly won't have a very competitive profile. Maybe locally-oriented schools like UNC Greensboro or Rollins - Crummer - but, assuming you're an international student, I don't know how much value those MBAs would have for you.
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namroka
Hi Laurie,

I also got a 650 on the GMAT although my score was a bit more balanced (38V, 42Q)

I have 4 years of work experience.

I would like to apply for 2018 intake - MBA in the USA only. Do you have any advice? I don't think I can do any better on the GMAT so I am not sure I should retake it.
Hi Laurie,

I also got a 650 on the GMAT although my score was a bit more balanced (38V, 42Q)

I have 4 years of work experience.

I would like to apply for 2018 intake - MBA in the USA only. Do you have any advice? I don't think I can do any better on the GMAT so I am not sure I should retake it.
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laurie
It depends. What are your goals?
It depends. What are your goals?
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namroka
My main goal is to learn more about business operations and strategy. I have worked for an airline and I recently was promoted to supervisor. After the MBA, I would like to stay in the airline industry or go into another industry with a 'global' footprint. I am originally from India but I have PR in the USA, so visa is not a concern. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
My main goal is to learn more about business operations and strategy. I have worked for an airline and I recently was promoted to supervisor. After the MBA, I would like to stay in the airline industry or go into another industry with a 'global' footprint. I am originally from India but I have PR in the USA, so visa is not a concern. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
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laurie
Your goals are rather broad.

Check out Duncan's GMAT tiers post:

https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/gmat-tiers-strong-schools-for-your-gmat-23247

With your GMAT, you're somewhere on the cusp between tier 3 and tier 4. Pepperdine might be worth looking at, or Tippie. Safety schools might be USC Moore, Georgia - Terry, etc.

I would refine your goals by looking at specific industries, and even companies, that you want to work in - then work backwards by looking at where MBAs in those places did their degrees.
Your goals are rather broad.

Check out Duncan's GMAT tiers post:

https://find-mba.com/board/gmat/gmat-tiers-strong-schools-for-your-gmat-23247

With your GMAT, you're somewhere on the cusp between tier 3 and tier 4. Pepperdine might be worth looking at, or Tippie. Safety schools might be USC Moore, Georgia - Terry, etc.

I would refine your goals by looking at specific industries, and even companies, that you want to work in - then work backwards by looking at where MBAs in those places did their degrees.
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namroka
Thank you for the information. Yes, I will refine my goals.
Thank you for the information. Yes, I will refine my goals.
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