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Apply with current score or retake GMAT?

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New post 18 Dec 2018, 08:59
Hey guys,

I'm applying for the 2019 MS Finance intake and am debating whether I should retake the GMAT.

Current Score: 690 (Q:45, V:39, IR: 8/8, AWA: 5) I messed up big time on the quant part, took the test after a couple 80 hr weeks at work and working till 9 pm the night before test day. My average on practice tests was 49 for quant

TOEFL: 114/120

Work experience: ~ 8 months as an analyst at a REPE fund, will be 1.5 yrs when the fall semester starts

Undergrad: Upper second class honors at a decent (not top tier) German school

Preferred Unis: Warwick MS Finance, Imperial MS Finance, Bocconi MS Finance, LSE Real Estate Finance

My dilemma is that I need to finalize my applications asap but I still feel like I could improve my GMAT score, especially the quant part. I took the test around 6 months ago so I would probably need some time getting back into it. I have around 2 weeks off now, so I could pretty much spend most of my time studying and then take the test around 02/01/2019.

Should I retake the test or is my current score still sufficient for schools like Warwick etc. As I am already late in the application process I would prefer to finish all my applications by the beginning of January. I would appreciate any advice.

Thanks for your time!
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New post 20 Dec 2018, 07:05
Bump. Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
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New post 27 Dec 2018, 14:47
Class honors will help. GMAT isn’t horrible. The REPE experience is really good as well.

I think you’ll get into one or two of those programs. Probably Warwick and LSE. I could be wrong. My advice - apply and if you don’t get in where you want, work another year and retake the GMAT. More experience will only enrich what you learn and it will bolster your resume.

And the global economy is slowing so might as well work while it’s good and study while its ow. My two cents.

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New post 28 Dec 2018, 04:35
FutureHFM wrote:
Hey guys,

I'm applying for the 2019 MS Finance intake and am debating whether I should retake the GMAT.

Current Score: 690 (Q:45, V:39, IR: 8/8, AWA: 5) I messed up big time on the quant part, took the test after a couple 80 hr weeks at work and working till 9 pm the night before test day. My average on practice tests was 49 for quant

TOEFL: 114/120

Work experience: ~ 8 months as an analyst at a REPE fund, will be 1.5 yrs when the fall semester starts

Undergrad: Upper second class honors at a decent (not top tier) German school

Preferred Unis: Warwick MS Finance, Imperial MS Finance, Bocconi MS Finance, LSE Real Estate Finance

My dilemma is that I need to finalize my applications asap but I still feel like I could improve my GMAT score, especially the quant part. I took the test around 6 months ago so I would probably need some time getting back into it. I have around 2 weeks off now, so I could pretty much spend most of my time studying and then take the test around 02/01/2019.

Should I retake the test or is my current score still sufficient for schools like Warwick etc. As I am already late in the application process I would prefer to finish all my applications by the beginning of January. I would appreciate any advice.

Thanks for your time!


When applying for MFin, focus on your quant score, because that's what the adcoms look for.
I believe there's plenty of room for improvement in your quant score. But you need to know for sure how much you'll be able to do in 2 weeks.
Practice from GMATclub mocks, because you won't be able to do much in 2 weeks.
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Re: Apply with current score or retake GMAT?   [#permalink] 28 Dec 2018, 04:35
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