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Retake GMAT before finishing MBA? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 18:55
When is it worth retaking the GMAT for a higher score? Can anyone provide some perspective?

I'm half way through my MBA at Univ. of Florida. This is not a top tier school, but rising surprisingly fast. Nonetheless, my 650 is lower than I think I'm capable of, but maybe it is more of a personal goal to get into the 700s. I believe i read somewhere that people would retake the GMAT based on trying to get a job within a high profile company. But maybe that doesn't matter since I'm not attending a top tier school anyway. What do you think?
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Re: Retake GMAT before finishing MBA? [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2012, 19:32
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The GMAT is definitely NOT worth retaking in your situation. Devote your time and energy on looking for jobs, networking, and preparing for interviews.
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Re: Retake GMAT before finishing MBA? [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2012, 06:50
It would not hurt if you are trying to get your Ph.D from a top school within the next 5 years, in something business related, then you can apply to top schools.
Job wise, employers don't care what you've score. Employers want linked in, networking, etc. Good Luck!
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Re: Retake GMAT before finishing MBA? [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2012, 07:44
Unless you want to work for one of the four or five premier strategy consulting firms, the GMAT question will not arise. Also, while a 650 i not great, it is perfectly respectable. If the question arises, I would state your score and let it be -- the person asking the question probably got a lower score. You should spend your valuable time studying, learning and looking for the ideal job. Do not take the test again for the purposes of impressing employers.

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Re: Retake GMAT before finishing MBA? [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2012, 09:30
GMAT score is not at all a criteria to work. Myself working for a Top Consulting company. I am studying at a good average school, but not top in the rankings. Even my classmates are also working for good consulting firms. My GMAT score was not asked also. My GMAT score was close to yours and I would say when you go for an interview, they would look at your capacity and if u r not good and then even if u have GMAT of 760 they wouldn't take you. Yes, as somebody said above, try focusing on the necessary things - make good networks, try to learn more or attend competitions, try for a good job.... Your mind is restless and sooo focus on what is important. If you feel your school is not soo good, why can't you focus on improving it.
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