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please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2012, 10:51
Hi,

I've just taken the GMAT and scored 640 (Q49 V29). This is definitely a poor score. However, I strongly believe that the GMAT is only a part of the application, so I do not intend to retake the GMAT.

I'm interested in the following schools:

Insead: As Insead is very GMAT-Oriented, I assume with 640, it is beyond reach. Therefore I will not apply and save my time and their time.

LBS. (My favorite school)
IMD.
HEC
Oxbridge
Cranfield
How would you assess my chances? Here is my profile:

Nationality:
Moroccan / African: African students are a minority in almost all MBA programs (US and EU).
I hold also the German Citizenship

Education :
Engineering Diploma in Energy from a German Engineering school (Duration= 5 years) GPA 3,8
Master Degree in Renewable Energy from a German University (Duration= 2 years) - GPA 4,0
Practical Industry experience during my study time:
3 Months at Teleplan in Germany = Internship
1 year Full Time at Siemens in Germany = Internship and Thesis
6 Months Full Time at Coherent in Germany = Internship
5 Months Part Time as a technical assistant within the University.


Work Experience:
6 years. by the programm start
Company: Siemens (Germany)
3 years as a Project Manager (Energy Industry)
1,5 year as Project Engineer (Solar Industry)
1,5 years as a Senior Project Manager (Energy Industry)
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Languages :
I speak 4 languages.

Many Thanks in advance.

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Re: please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2012, 06:56
LBS will love your multi cultural and international experience. But, thats not the only thing LBS looks for. If I were you, I would retake the GMAT one more time. 640 is very low and it will pull your application down. If you can get slightly above score, INSEAD will also be in your reachable zone.

I know atleast one person who got in with 650 at LBS. But, he had a extremely strong profile. It is not clear from your message about your strength on leadership and extra curricular activities, which are very important aspects of the application. I think you can get to the interview stage at HEC, Oxbridge, and Cranfield with minimal level of guidance. But, MBA is a one time activity. Do it from the best if you can. Don't get me wrong. Above schools are great, but I believe you can reach higher if you can work on your profile. GOod luck!

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Re: please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2012, 00:09
Hi,

many thanks for your reply.

I made up my mind, I'm going to retake the GMAT.

What score is needed in order to be seriously considered by INSEAD?

What are the other schools that I should apply to (both US EU)?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: please evaluate my profile [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 01:51
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If you can hit a 690, you should be allright.
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