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GMAT 680, Q50 V 31 - Should I retake?

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GMAT 680, Q50 V 31 - Should I retake? [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2012, 13:19
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I gave GMAT on june 2nd and got a 680 with Q50 and V31. Awaiting AWA scores but hopeful of getting at least 5.

I am targeting to go for Full Time MBA in Fall 2013. By that Time I will have total of 14 years experience (1 year in manufacturing and rest in IT). I have held managerial positions in US and Mexico for past 6-7 years. I have managed teams as big as 120 people in Mexico (mostly Mexican Nationals) and 60-70 people in US. In Mexico I played Account Manager role for 2 years and in this time period I was able to grow the team size from 40 to 120. I also led the recruitment and training (Technical and Behaviorial) initiatives for the entire Mexico office (close to 400 people).

I have a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Chemical engineering and secured 78% (Passed with Honors). During my engineering I was Atheletics Captain and was part of college Cricket, Table Tennis and Hockey teams. During my school days I was part of my District Hockey team. I was also part of National cadet Core and passed B Certification.

I want to apply to following schools:

Sloan
Haas
Tuck
Duke
UNC
Booth

Please suggest if I have good chance (Considering I could come up with strong essays and recommendations) with my GMAT score and profile or should I retake GMAT?

Thanks in Advance
Arvind
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Re: GMAT 680, Q50 V 31 - Should I retake? [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 09:00
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Dear Arvind,

This question is best posed to the Adcom members on the MBA forum. Your GMAT score is below par for your target schools and would probably not do any favors to your MBA application. Hence, you will have to justify your candidacy based on your professional credentials, especially a unique set of experiences that you bring to the table. Therefore, the question you need to answer is: What compelling quality (backed by a solid experience) does Arvind have that justifies admitting someone who has twice as much experience as the typical candidate in spite of his below par GMAT score? If you can do well to answer this question then you have a fair chance.

Another key question that you may need to answer is - Why MBA now (after 14 years of experience) and why full time rather than Executive MBA?

PS: I was a bit confused reading about your profile - initially you state that you have 14 years of experience, majority of which is in IT and then you talk about being an account manager in Mexico. Can you please clarify.

You would still have to do the above if your GMAT score were 750, however your GMAT score would have pushed your candidacy then.
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Re: GMAT 680, Q50 V 31 - Should I retake?   [#permalink] 06 Jun 2012, 09:00
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