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New post 30 Jun 2009, 17:44
Was curious of this:

Have you or someone you know re-taken the GMAT after they were admitted/enrolled, just because they wanted to achieve a target score and could not walk away?

I am sure some people think that would be crazy..but after reading some of the personality types who contribute to this forum, I have a suspicion that some do.

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New post 30 Jun 2009, 18:51
I've heard of students who have retaken the GMAT after admission in order to improve their chances at MC or IB recruiting. Personally, I would take GMAT as many times as possible. It's just like a game, the more you play, the better you'll get :)
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New post 01 Jul 2009, 04:51
I would imagine that most people who do this are doing it for the following reasons (in order of frequency):

1) To help with recruiting (MC and IB particularly)
2) To do a PhD post-MBA
3) For the Challenge.

I'm sure there are a variety of other reasons as well.
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I guess IB recruiters commonly require to see your GMAT scores? What are they looking for? High Quant, score in 700s, etc?

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I guess IB recruiters commonly require to see your GMAT scores? What are they looking for? High Quant, score in 700s, etc?


Score in the 700s - but I don't believe a low score is a deterrent for selection and quite obviously the higher the quant score the better.
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From my outside viewpoint, I think it would be fairly useless, for instance for a major investment bank to ask a 2nd year Wharton finance grad with awesome grades, etc.... for a GMAT score that might have been taken years ago.. and is less relevant to the fianance coursework performance...

But I guess competition is fierce and any little difference can mean a lot....

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wouldn't IBD care just as much about your Verbal skills as well?

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I am not sure they care too much about how well you can talk to the Excel spreadsheets you will be working on 15 hrs a day...... :)

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For a top IB or MC firm you need a 700+. Most schools tell you to put it on your resume, but not the breakdown. So don't worry about the breakdown as much, if at all. If you get accepted w/o a 700+, take it again. It will really help your chances. I know you'd rather put that test to bed, but think about this way: if you don't have a 700+, the resume under yours might, and you are just giving that person a leg up on you. You spend another $250 or more, crack 700, get closer to your dream job, and it is all worth it. Bschool entails a lot of sacrifices, but it is about the big picture, right? If you give yourself every advantage you possibly can, you will come out of school having achieved the goals that you set out to conquer. And if you're not giving yourself every advantage, I can guarantee that someone at your school or another certainly is.

That's my late night pep talk...back to work.

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