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# Re-Taken GMAT after Admitted/Enrolled ??

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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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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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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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01 Jul 2009, 07:49
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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01 Jul 2009, 10:57
phoenix09 wrote:
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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01 Jul 2009, 11:35
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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01 Jul 2009, 12:34
wouldn't IBD care just as much about your Verbal skills as well?

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01 Jul 2009, 13:02
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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01 Jul 2009, 20:15

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

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