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# 5 Dings and only 1 Admit with a 710 on GMAT

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Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
GMAT 1: 650 Q48 V31
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
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29 Mar 2013, 00:24
Hi Everyone,

I’ve taken the GMAT thrice and have gone through the application process twice.

With 6yrs of IT experience, a highest GMAT score of 710, 11 dings and 1 admit (@ SMU – Cox w ) over the last two years, and an aim to build a career in Strategy Consulting, is accepting the SMU – Cox admit a sensible decision? Or I should re-visit the application I prepared?

Your inputs will be highly appreciated.

Thanks!!
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29 Mar 2013, 04:23
I would have to learn a bit more about your background to determine if you could be a competitive candidate at a higher ranked school. SMU Cox is a very good school, but strategy consulting firms are very particular on where their employees are educated and doubt that very few Cox students are hired every year from this program. Also, with your GMAT scores, I would have guessed that with a very good application that you would have been admitted to a higher ranked program where your career transition would be a bit easier. If strategy consulting is your career goal -- be honest with yourself and with Cox's ability to help you in this transition and then make the decision.

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Re: 5 Dings and only 1 Admit with a 710 on GMAT   [#permalink] 29 Mar 2013, 04:23
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