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Need guidance - 1 Year EMBA in India - GMAT 730 Enuf?

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Need guidance - 1 Year EMBA in India - GMAT 730 Enuf? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 00:09
Hi,

I just got my GMAT score of 730 (49Q 41v). Can anyone with some knowledge about colleges please tell me if this is enough for IIMA PGPX, IIMB EPGP and ISB or do i need to try to get a higher score?

Background:
-IT with 8 years exp by Aug 2012.
-Engg every semester first class with distinction
-33 Months of US and 3 Months of Europe Exp. 4 More months of Europe Exp expected before end of 2012
-Few awards for performance in the Company
-Extra Curricular - Less. Team Outing Organising in companies, Assistant SPL in primary school.
-Leadership/Managerial Exp- From last 6 years, playing leadership roles at different levels within projects with projects size of more than 2M USD
-Career - One Jump 6.5 Years in one of the Largest IT comany and 1.5 years in a medium scale enterprise.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Need guidance - 1 Year EMBA in India - GMAT 730 Enuf? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 01:57
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paddyrao wrote:
Hi,

I just got my GMAT score of 730 (49Q 41v). Can anyone with some knowledge about colleges please tell me if this is enough for IIMA PGPX, IIMB EPGP and ISB or do i need to try to get a higher score?

Background:
-IT with 8 years exp by Aug 2012.
-Engg every semester first class with distinction
-33 Months of US and 3 Months of Europe Exp. 4 More months of Europe Exp expected before end of 2012
-Few awards for performance in the Company
-Extra Curricular - Less. Team Outing Organising in companies, Assistant SPL in primary school.
-Leadership/Managerial Exp- From last 6 years, playing leadership roles at different levels within projects with projects size of more than 2M USD
-Career - One Jump 6.5 Years in one of the Largest IT comany and 1.5 years in a medium scale enterprise.

Thanks in advance!


Congratulations on a good GMAT score.

Your GMAT score is just one of the many variables that admissions consider in the application process. The other aspects being, your work profile and career progression, post MBA goals, the diversity you bring to a class and whether you would benefit from the b-school just as much as the school will benefit having you.

As your profile looks interesting, you definately have a chance at these schools. Though you must remember that the admissions team will look for examples of leadership experiences (and not technical examples), so you must talk about your managerial capabilities in the essays/ SoPs.

Indian b-schools value extra-curricular experiences, but are not very particular about it. So if you can show strength in other aspects, you would still have a fair chance.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Need guidance - 1 Year EMBA in India - GMAT 730 Enuf? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 10:33
Thanks MBAhelp. I will definitely work on other factors which are needed for getting into those schools. But my point is that GMAT score should be out of the equation for the schools i have listed in my original qsn. I do not want my GMAT score to be a border line case and other factors trying to cancel the demerits of average gmat score. So, my qsn was that is 730 a good score for those colleges or it should be improved to say 750/760
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Re: Need guidance - 1 Year EMBA in India - GMAT 730 Enuf? [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 03:03
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Your GMAT score is good enough. It is on par with or probably slightly above the average score of IIMA PGPX class.
It is surely much higher than the average GMAT score of IIMB EPGP class. FYI, Average GMAT score of IIMB EPGP class is about 700.
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Re: Need guidance - 1 Year EMBA in India - GMAT 730 Enuf? [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 08:10
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Hi Paddyrao,

Well, if you are aiming for the PGPX at IIMA, 730 seems to be their average score. But then scoring a 760 itself is not a tad bad. All you need to do is showcase your international experience and leadership skiils (onsite positions and responsibilities held) will help tilting the scale in your favour.

For ISB, the average is more or less in the range of 705-710. So your score is way above it. However, all said and done, my experience with ISB has been that they are either looking for people with exceptional achievements or with significant international experience.

So in that case, your candidature suits ISB as well.

Do let me know in case you need any help with anything else.

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Re: Need guidance - 1 Year EMBA in India - GMAT 730 Enuf? [#permalink] New post 06 Jun 2012, 09:14
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I agree with all of you.

Your profile is impressive.

GMAT: Your GMAT score is slightly above the average score for ISB.(710)
Work Ex: Your work exp. is more than their average WE ( 5 years)
Academic Ability: In addition to good GMAT, you have demonstrated your academic ability by your brilliant performance in undergrad
International Experience: You also boast of significant international experience - almost 3 years in the US and 4 months in Europe
Achievements: You have won awards for your performance in the Company, so I assume you will have impressive accomplishment stories to share.
Extra Curricular - What ever extra curricular activities experience you have , it can be highlighted in essays emphasizing their significance
Leadership/Managerial Exp- You have held leadership responsibilities leading to significant outcomes, so you will select those stories for your essays
Career -Your career shows progression

To sum up, your candidacy is good for ISB. All you need to do is to put in your best effort to showcase it in your essays and resume.

I hope it helped.

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