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Profile Evaluation for Masters in Management Programmes

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Senior Manager
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Status: 750+ or Burst !
Joined: 01 May 2011
Posts: 388
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V35
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 21

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Profile Evaluation for Masters in Management Programmes [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2011, 20:37
I wish to apply for the elite masters in management programs, which require no work experience.

My profile:

Age - 21
Nationality - Indian
Undergrad - Bachelors in Management Studies from Mumbai University. Graduated with 82% aggregate score - top 1% of class.
Work Experience - 2 internships of 2 months each, at startups.
GMAT - 670 Q48 V35 (Was expecting 720-730)

Others- Ample amount of team work experience.
Core committee member of the organizing committees of 3 different events of my college for 3 successive years.

I feel that my stint at the startup and my experience with the events was really amazing and I can effectively market them through my essays.

I plan to apply for LBS MiM, Duke MMS, LSE MiM-CEMS and St.Gallen MA.SIM. Are my chances still dim, considering that these programs are difficult to get into, as far as I have heard ? Do I need to retake the GMAT ?

As per their websites my GMAT score is a tad more than the average/median scores. I was targeting a scholarship but that seems next to impossible now. Do you think my chances of admission are dim ?
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Re: Profile Evaluation for Masters in Management Programmes [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 00:39
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Yes, you need to retake the GMAT. A quick glance as the GMAT averages and ranges of the above schools will tell you statistically that you are running against tough odds without that super high GMAT score, ESPECIALLY when you don't have work experience. It just makes the GMAT even more important.
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Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: 750+ or Burst !
Joined: 01 May 2011
Posts: 388
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V35
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 26

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Re: Profile Evaluation for Masters in Management Programmes [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 01:13
But the courses I mentioned are meant for people without any work exp! A person with work exp of more than 12 months will not be accepted for the program.

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Re: Profile Evaluation for Masters in Management Programmes [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 03:43
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I know!
Maybe I wasn't clear but what I meant was BECAUSE these are programs for people with no work experience, your GMAT becomes an all important measure (more so than regular MBA programs, in which you can get a 500 on a GMAT but if you have founded a 100 million$ business noone will care)
:)
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Status: 750+ or Burst !
Joined: 01 May 2011
Posts: 388
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V35
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 26

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Re: Profile Evaluation for Masters in Management Programmes [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 12:03
precisionessay wrote:
I know!
Maybe I wasn't clear but what I meant was BECAUSE these are programs for people with no work experience, your GMAT becomes an all important measure (more so than regular MBA programs, in which you can get a 500 on a GMAT but if you have founded a 100 million$ business noone will care)
:)


cold truth!

What GMAT score you reckon should be competitive enough? I don't mind retaking but there are a lot of if and buts involved.

Also, let's say I retake and get more or less same score. Will
that have a significantly negative effect on my app?

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Re: Profile Evaluation for Masters in Management Programmes [#permalink] New post 21 Aug 2011, 22:26
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Well I assume from your post that you were mock testing 720-730. I would say 720 is a good minimum for you, although of course anything higher would be blessed and welcome!
:)

If you get the same score, it doesn't really look any worse, although you will have a tough time with the schools you mentioned. But for other programs it could be good. Just try not to get 30 points less! :)
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