I have been browsing this site for the past couple of days (I wish I would have found it sooner) and wanted to get some opinions on my situation. I graduated from college in December of 05 and am currently unhappy with my work situation. I had high hopes that a bachelors degree would get me money and a good job right away but I was very wrong. I work for a major bank and have been there for 1 year so there certainly are many opportunities; just not for someone with merely a bachelors degree. I decided that pursuing an MBA would be best and give me the edge that I need. I have been studying for the GMAT for the last 3 months or so and finally took it yesterday. THe 3 months of studying was on and off and I definitely think I could have done more but I only ended up taking 3 full length practice exams. First one I took before I did any studying and I got a 530 (powerprep). Took another after about 1 month and received a 580 (powerprep again). The third one I took about a week before the big day and I received a 580 (princeton review
) again. I found the offical gmat review book the most helpful but also used the princeton review
Finally, at 9am yesterday, I start my exam. AWA goes very well (the issue I was given was fairly straightforward and the argument was pretty blatant in its assumptions). The quant I knew I struggled in but I maintained my composure and was very confident throughout verbal. I click submit and my scores come back: 39 quant and 38 verbal for a 630 score. My original goal was for a 600 so I was very pleased with this score.
Here is where I need some advice. The B-School I am looking at has an average GMAT score of 575 for last years entering class. My GPA was not great in undergrad (2.7) and I only have 1 year of work experience. Will this better than average GMAT score be enough for me? Should I study hard on the quant and take it again? Should I put my B-School plan on hold for a year or 2 to gain more work experience?
Any feedback is much appreciated.