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Evaluate my chances to get accepted: South American candidate

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I am from Chile and I score 650 in GMAT. I am considering apply to one year MBA at Cornell, Goizueta and INSEAD, plus HEC and Tepper MBA program.
Business background: two years in Finance (renewable energy company), one year as internal consultant (gas company), and two years in market intelligence (retail company).
I would like to know my chances to get accepted at any of these schools? would you recommend me apply to other school?

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Hi Cesar,

judging only by what you have shared, I believe it could be a bit challenging especially for INSEAD, as the last GMAT average has been 712. HEC and Tepper have averages of 690. SC Johnson 687. (Goizueta's is not published).

I realize GMAT is just one piece of the admissions criteria, and the admissions committee takes a more holistic approach when it comes to admissions. But without knowing anything else about your profile, I would encourage you to retake the GMAT to increase your changes of admission.

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New post 22 Dec 2017, 09:04
Thanks for sharing your profile, it is good that you have a business background, which plays well into the accelerated 1 yr curriculum. You are also coming from a country with fewer MBA applicants make you a bit diverse but your GMAT will be on the lower end as many of the schools listed avg around or above 700. This is obviously just one aspect of the admissions process but tends to be a key criteria. How is your GPA? Often this score, can help applicants with lower GMATs improve their chances. Ultimately, I would if you can get closer to 700 this would improve your chances

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New post 26 Dec 2017, 07:25
Hi, we unfortunately need a great deal more information to make a good assessment here. I know your nationality GMAT and the industries where you have worked but not the employers. I don't know your grades your International experience or orientation how many languages you speak the kind of impact you've had it work how many times you've been promoted what the situation is with your recommenders there are just a lot of questions.

But if we were to just take two data points which is your nationality and you GMAT. Chile is under-represented and so for that reason your GMAT is low but not completely impossible low. However if possible, take it again. I recommend you apply next year with a better GMAT if it's possible.

if you're moving forward with this score it does put a lot of pressure on your applications being awesome meaning your recommendations your resume your essays your application boxes all need to be extremely strong. this takes months to achieve.

What are your goals? Do you need an internship? If so you will want to apply to INSEAD in March. And because you be applying there in March it would be good for you to apply to HEC it as well.

Why are you applying to one year programs at Cornell Emery and Tapper? Does this mean you don't need an internship? Because that is only going to be a fit for you if you don't need one. Generally the one your programs are better fit for older candidates working up the ranks then candidates trying to switch Industries.

I hope you're not considering round 2 at this point that would be insane. If you apply around to limit yourself to just one or two applications maximum and only if you have very compelling letters of recommendation that go into very specific stories about how you have added value to the company very specific stories. Most recommendation letters do not meet this criteria.

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