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I am from India and I plan on applying to the Judge Business School Class 2013
GMAT - 630 (V-32 Q-44 AWA-4.5) Years of work ex : 10+yrs Industry: Media & Entertainment (Advertising Sales) - India Age: 33 yrs
I have a query for the Cambridge Admissions Team:
For Judge Business School students, I see that the Current class average is 690 & even the Mid 80% are 640-740. Given that usually there is a strong correlation between the accepted students' and the above two figures, do you think I should go ahead and apply with my current score or retake the GMAT in January and apply for the next round. Would I be at a disadvantage if I apply in the next round. I am ready with my application and can submit it by November 16th, 2012 deadline.
I would suggest you retake the GMAT because, as you have pointed out, your score is below the 20th percentile of the class. Of course, we have some students with that GMAT in the class but if you have the chance to retake it, then it would only help and not detract from the application.
Please note that my remarks above should not be interpreted as an indication of your suitability or otherwise for the programme.
I would be working to re-take my GMAT but the earliest I reckon I would be able to re-take it is by January end which would push my application into Round 4 applications. Would that leave me at any disadvantage?
I am currently working in New York(for a Wall Street firm as a consultant Project Manager for Derivatives and FX trading systems) since last 7 years and I plan on applying to the Judge Business School.
GMAT - 710 (V-38 Q-49 AWA-5.5); TOEFL - 112 (R-29, W-29, L-28, S-26) Bachelors - Electrical Engineering Certificate in Business from Columbia University with 3.78 GPA Years of work ex : 10+yrs Industry: Banking, Finance & Capital Markets (IT Project Management) - UK (London) and US (New York) Age: 34 yrs
I have a concern regarding my age and the fact that I come from over-represented group of Indian Male with IT Background, please can you advise how much positive or negative my chances are at Cambridge Judge ? Thanx for your time.
Sorry for the delay in replying, I missed the notification email.
I can't comment on the suitability of individual cases, but my advice to everyone is to think about what you hope to get out of an MBA, whether you could do what you want to do without an MBA. If it is a career transition that you are looking for, then find someone in the target industry and ask them if an MBA would make the difference in your suitability.
I am a university student from Canada and my school uses a 4.33 GPA scale. My understanding is each school has its own specific scales. I am wondering what is the proper way of converting my GPA to one that is comparable and appropriate for Cambridge? Is there a guideline somewhere?
Thank you for the prompt reply. I am wondering then, is there a ball park or are there general rules I can apply as a guide, on a % or letter grade basis, to see if I meet an average or minimum requirement? I see most MBA schools disclose a "3.5 GPA" average or minimum requirement, but I have now idea how that is applied to me. Any insight is appreciated!