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GMAT score and Schools in Europe

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New post 12 Oct 2013, 12:24
Hi Everyone,

I want to apply to a MSc in Europe, but couldn't find much information about it so far.
This is a short profile:

- Brazilian, Male, 22 years old (soon 23)
- Graduated on top 15 universities in Brazil (Business Management)
- GPA 3.1/3.2 (81/100)
- 1,5 years of internship in the biggest private company in brazil
- 0,5 year of internship in a startup acelarated by one of the most well know Business Aceletators in Brazil.
- Speak English, Spanish and Portuguese (two expiriences abroad to improve the languages)
- TOEFL IBt: Will take it in a week (From 95-105)

***However, GMAT: 540 38Q/ 26V

I know that MSc are not as hard to get in as MBA programs. But I should have a score higher than 600. What should I do? My profile is interesting, but GMAT is holding me back.

** Note: My GMAT score range is very broad on Gmat Mocks: Quant 38 - 46 / Verbal 26 - 34

Top of mind universities:

*** Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
*** Warwick Business School
** Hult International Business School
** City University: Cass
* Imperial College Business School
* Manchester Business School

Alternative choices (Don't require GMAT for MSc Programs):

*** Grenoble Ecole De Management (France)
*** Copenhagem Business School (Denmark)
**University of Edinburgh (UK)
** Bradford University (UK)
* University of Bath (UK)
* Durham Business School (UK)
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New post 24 Dec 2018, 09:36
Sorry to say, bud, but most schools, if you're looking at half decent ones, will want a higher GMAT score than that. Seriously, it's very rare for a candidate with really good profile, yet a low GMAT score, to be accepted into one of the good schools, whether in Europe or in the US.
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New post 18 Feb 2019, 00:04
Hey Leo,

You have pretty decent profile but the only thing holding your profile back is your low gmat score. Also you have around two years of work experience so I’ll suggest that you apply by this intake or by next intake latest as you will be deemed ineligible for schools that have limit on the total work experience of more than two years.

Out of the universities that you have mentioned you’ll have a good shot at almost all the universities except RSM and Imperial. RSM’s CEMS program needs a minimum gmat score of 600 whereas Imperial’s MIM requires graduates from non-business backgrounds. However to have a decent shot at Universities other than these you’ll have to make sure that you are submitting a top notch application. Schools generally give more weightage to other components of your profile such as your Essays and GPA to compensate in the absence of standardized admissions tests. I would say that since you have a strong profile however you will need to highlight some solid strengths ( viz.impact that might have created during your internships and extra curricular ) for this.

You can use your essays to weave a story that
(a) explains the reasons for your low score,
(b)justifies your reasons of pursuing finance as a long term career
(c) justifies how the school can help you reach that goal
(d) Why you are a good fit for the school that you are applying to

In case you feel that you need help in creating a competitive application, you can check out this resource here

You can also check out a list of schools that doesn’t require either gmat/gre here
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