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Hi. I am a mech.engg student pursuing my final year in India. My aspiration is to do mba abroad and I am working towards the same.
But I have certain doubts regarding gmat. I hope someone helps me in clarifying them.

1) I have decided to take my gmat on sept 15.
How long will it take to receive my gmat score. Can I postpone my gmat date or will it affect me from applying to major reputed universities.
Will it be too late to apply for top50 universities if I take my gmat in october?

2) Some people say you need to have work experience in order to apply for gmat. Is that true??
If not, how good is the opportunity for freshers doing mba abroad ( especially USA). Is there a good chance for freshers getting admit there? Is there a better career opportunity for freshers after completing mba in USA?

3) Can you please let me know the details of top universities offering mba for freshers.
My area of interest is Operational Research and General management.
And how much will I have to score to manage getting admit in a top b-school??
My cgpa is 8.74/10. Is that decent enough for a better profile

I would be really grateful if someone clarifies all these queries as soon as possible..
Thanks in advance.
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How long will it take to receive my gmat score. Can I postpone my gmat date or will it affect me from applying to major reputed universities.

You will receive your unofficial score right after taking the test. You will get your official score via email approximately 2 weeks after completing the test. Most schools only require a self reported GMAT score, which can be from your unofficial score. If accepted, you will need to send them your official score.

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Will it be too late to apply for top50 universities if I take my gmat in october?

For the 2014 intake, no. Most schools have application rounds in October, January and April. By taking the gmat in October, you will at least have the chance of applying in January and April, maybe even October as well.

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2) Some people say you need to have work experience in order to apply for gmat. Is that true??

No, that is not true. You do not need work experience in order to take the GMAT.

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If not, how good is the opportunity for freshers doing mba abroad ( especially USA). Is there a good chance for freshers getting admit there? Is there a better career opportunity for freshers after completing mba in USA?

There are MBA opportunities in the US for no experience candidates. But for top schools, the chances of admission for a candidate with no experience is very slim. Tuck, for example, had no students with zero work experience in their last intake.

Most schools look for candidates that can contribute to their class by providing insight to the industries they previously worked in. By having no real world experience, it will be hard to convince business schools to admit you. There are schools out there that would probably admit you, but those schools will more than likely be lower tier schools without great placement statistics. In addition, most employers want to higher people with prior work experience. If you want a high tier job, you should get some work experience first and then look at going to business school. If you skip the undergrad work experience step and settle for a low tier MBA, you will probably end up in an entry level job making the same amount of money as graduates from undergraduate level programs.
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New post 23 Jul 2013, 08:53
Thanks a lot for your valuable information sir.

But now it is very confusing whether to continue my higher studies or get placed..??

But now I wanna go study abroad, learn something and then go to work.
If pursuing my mba without experience is going to give me only ordinary b-school & job,.. is it with respect to salary or hierarchy position n the company???
But some also say people with no experience aftr completing their course get job with avg package more than $50k/ annum, is that not true??
If it is true, is it rarest of the cases???

I am looking forward to hearing from you!!
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If pursuing my mba without experience is going to give me only ordinary b-school & job,.. is it with respect to salary or hierarchy position n the company???

It depends on the company and the mba program you are coming from. My company, for instance, treats most mba grads as entry level highers. They pay them the same as normal undergraduates and their career opportunities are pretty much the same. They do have a program from top MBA schools called the executive development program, which pays much higher (double what normal undergrads make) and has much better career opportunities than the normal entry level jobs.

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But some also say people with no experience aftr completing their course get job with avg package more than $50k/ annum, is that not true??

Yes, that is true. A post MBA job can make more than 50k annually after graduation and in fact, most do. But still, these jobs are generally available to undergraduates as well.

Bottom line: A MBA from a non ranked program with no work experience does not distinguish yourself against the general undergrads. The only exception is obtaining a job through a special connection such as a friend you met while in school or a very generous alumni.
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New post 14 Aug 2018, 04:11
Hello Team,

I am a B Tech Graduate with an ECE branch and having a work ex of 2 years and 4 months . I am Planning to give my GMAT in August 2018 and have a few questions regarding that-

1) I have been giving mocks at a number of places and here are my respective scores-
TIME-370
VERITAS-540
KAPTEST-680
MANHATTAN-550
MC GRWA HILL-600
I am not able to figure out how close are these to the actual GMAT.

2) What are B schools both in India and abroad that take students with work ex and provide 1 year course.

3)How should I improve on Verbal

Please respond to my queries asap. Looking forward to your help.
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For the top colleges you may need 700+ in GMAT. However, if you have a strong application, it can waive GMAT score to some lesser points.

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For the top colleges you may need 700+ in GMAT. However, if you have a strong application, it can waive GMAT score to some lesser points.

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Hello , Thanks for your response. However, I am not clear with some points like which mock is the closest to GMAT, what colleges can i apply to with 2 years and 54 months of work ex .
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Hi Parul12,

To start, if you'd like to have a larger discussion about your studies and application plans, then I suggest that you start your own post-thread (as opposed to piggy-backing on this thread - which is 5 years old). Before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

1) How long have you studied?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) How have you scored on EACH of your CATs (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)? Have you taken either of the 2 free CATs from www.mba.com?
4) What is your goal score?

The process of applying to (and ultimately attending) Business School will require a big investment of time, money and energy on your part, so you really should make sure that the Programs that you apply to match your career goals/needs. There are a variety of factors that go into selecting the Schools that you'll apply to. Instead of just applying to Programs in which you might have a good chance to 'get in', here are some other things to think about:

1) Is there a particular company that you want to work for or industry that you want to work in? Certain degrees are more appropriate than others if you have a specific career goal.
2) What do you want your MBA to do for you?
3) Do you want to go to School full-time or part-time?
4) Are you willing to relocate? Are you comfortable with working through a program that is primarily online?
5) Are you going to be applying for scholarships?
Etc.

It's okay if you don't have answers to any of these questions just yet, but you really should try to define all of the important variables in terms of your goals, so that you can tailor your entire approach to getting into the best School that matches what you're looking for.

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