Background/Work Experience: I am a female who works as a consultant at an analytics firm. The company is a leader in the Big Data analytics space, using analytics and quantitative tactics to solve business problems for Fortune 500 companies. I was promoted at the 2 year mark from the entry level Business Analyst position to the Associate position. I will have 3 years work experience upon entering MBA.
Undergrad: Graduated with a 3.8 from an Ivy with a major in Business Mgmt.
GMAT: I received a 710, but only got a 46 (71%) in quant. I have good grades in my math courses in undergrad, but just am not a good test taker.
I am aiming for T5 schools, particularly Harvard. Should I retake the test? I don't want this low quant to stand in my way. I have good volunteer and leadership experience, and should be able to craft a story for the applications. I plan to apply early decision this year, for matriculation Fall 2014.
Thanks in advance for your help
Obviously a higher GMAT would be better and I can't promise you that your quant score is not going to hurt, but if you don't think you can raise it and your have good grades and highly quantitative work experience, then apply with your current score. If you are not accepted, you can then retake and reapply.
For more on this topic, please see http://blog.accepted.com/2012/07/06/sho ... he-gmat-2/
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