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# GMAT 580!! What are my chances?

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12 Feb 2013, 08:34
Hi Friends,

Please forgive me if this has been brought up a million times before. This is my first post in this forum. Here is my background.

I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Engineering from two top 10 schools in the United states. I have 4.5 yrs work experience in a fortune 200 company an an Engineer. By the time i apply to Business school, i would have completed 5.5 years in the industry. I had my first attempt at the GMAT and scored a 580. I didn't prepare well, i am planning to take a shot at it again sometime in a month or so.

Here are the schools I want to apply to, what are my chances of getting into these with a 580? (from your experience)

- Richard Ivey
- Queens
- York
- U of T
- Sauder @ U of BC (maybe)

will appreciate any feedback

cheers
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12 Feb 2013, 23:30
Not impossible but a higher GMAT score (650+, ideally 700+) will obviously work in your favor.

Also, what do you want to do post-MBA?
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13 Feb 2013, 06:33
Try this:

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13 Feb 2013, 06:52
If you could provide some insight into your undergraduate and graduate GPA -- then I can provide you with guidance on the target GMAT score that these schools will be looking for (if you prefer to do this privately, please email me at manhattan review). Just based on the 580 GMAT score, I would recommend that you take the exam again and take preparation seriously (dedicate the time, effort and energy required for your target score). By the simple fact that you attended two premier American programs, I would guess that your SAT and (possibly) GRE scores are high and this simple fact should translate into much high GMAT scores that 580.

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16 Feb 2013, 08:51
Get a GMAT of 650+, have good essays and a good resume that clearly explains your experience and improvement over the 5.5 years. And with 5% of luck, your 95% guaranteed to get into any of the mentioned schools.

Obviously your engineering background is an asset, since an Eng background teaches you to think critically...etc...

Goodluck BOSS.....

PM if you have questions regarding any of the above, i got into Ivey with an eng background and a subpar GPA, but had great experience....

ASAP
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08 Mar 2013, 00:10
Hi,

With the given information, you can target b-schools like: Minnesota-Carlson, Boston-Carroll, Georgia-Terry, Tulane-Freeman, Smeal, Michigan-Broad and William & Mary (Mason). The avg. GMAT range for these b-schools fall between 570-700. You can also try your chances in b-schools by clicking http://www.general-ed.com/chances-of-bschool. The list of your shortlisted b-schools looks ambitious.

You also need to stay focused on your short/long term goals and post-MBA career. An avg. profile can certainly be offset by submitting strong application essays and demonstrating headship qualities during final interviews.

Feel free to post any other concerns you might have.

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Hi Friends,

Please forgive me if this has been brought up a million times before. This is my first post in this forum. Here is my background.

I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Engineering from two top 10 schools in the United states. I have 4.5 yrs work experience in a fortune 200 company an an Engineer. By the time i apply to Business school, i would have completed 5.5 years in the industry. I had my first attempt at the GMAT and scored a 580. I didn't prepare well, i am planning to take a shot at it again sometime in a month or so.

Here are the schools I want to apply to, what are my chances of getting into these with a 580? (from your experience)

- Richard Ivey
- Queens
- York
- U of T
- Sauder @ U of BC (maybe)

will appreciate any feedback

cheers
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09 Mar 2013, 10:30
Your chances are good assuming your GMAT is going to improve. I personally believe if you graduated from 2 top 10 programs in engineering, getting a higher GMAT isn't a problem...
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09 Mar 2013, 21:37
There are two simple facts

1. Complete your MBA from the very best schools. Don't waste your time, money, energy in 2nd tier schools, specially at this time, when jobs are questionable in tier 1 schools.

2. Forget all those holistic selection talk by schools. You are primarily selected based on your GMAT score, plain and simple. Your scholarship depends on GMAT score. No one will tell you this truth but this is the fact. It is worth to spend some time to improve your GMAT.
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