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GMAT score and SOS for advice [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2004, 09:38
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I took the GMAT in early May and my total score is 740. I unluckily scored low on the quant - 90 percentile. I scored a 6 on the essays. I have just over 2 years experience and I would like to go in for a Consultancy major. I am a software professional with Novell (a leading software company), but I've had no manegerial experience. I've completed a post-graduate Master's degree in Computer Applications from a (the?) top college in India, though my gpa is very low (about 4.1 out of 6). My graduate gpa is also very low. What kind of colleges can I apply for and how do my prospects improve if I gain more experience? Also, what else can I do to improve my chances? Ideally, I would like to be accepted into one of the top 15 colleges as per ratings.

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Re: GMAT score and SOS for advice [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2004, 16:06
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I took the GMAT in early May and my total score is 740. I unluckily scored low on the quant - 90 percentile. I scored a 6 on the essays. I have just over 2 years experience and I would like to go in for a Consultancy major. I am a software professional with Novell (a leading software company), but I've had no manegerial experience. I've completed a post-graduate Master's degree in Computer Applications from a (the?) top college in India, though my gpa is very low (about 4.1 out of 6). My graduate gpa is also very low. What kind of colleges can I apply for and how do my prospects improve if I gain more experience? Also, what else can I do to improve my chances? Ideally, I would like to be accepted into one of the top 15 colleges as per ratings.

Thanks in advance...
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First of all, your GMAT and quant score are not "low." They are both high. I also wonder if your grades are as "low" as your GMAT score.

In any case your lack of experience is a problem at most top schools. You would be wiser to work for an additional year or two and then apply. During that time try to take on responsibility at work and if you can't at work, then try to take on leadership roles in volunteer organizations.

The following articles may be of help to you:

MBA Admissions: Applying with low GPA/GMAT
MBA Admissions: Application Advice for Younger Applicants
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2004, 07:37
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I would like more information about your first degree. Strong performance in college might mitigate a weaker graduate record, especially if you can explain how the undergrad performance is more representative of your true ability.

I am not particularly concerned with the quantum of work experience, you would seem to have about three years by the time you entered in 2005. If you pick carefully, this should not be a major problem. However, it is crucial that you show how your work experience contributes to your leadership development and maturity.

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