• Target Test Prep
    5-Day Free Trial
    5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Target Test Prep
  • Magoosh
    Magoosh
    Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Magoosh
  • Economist Test Prep
    Free Trial & Practice Exam
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Economist Test Prep
  • e-gmat Exclusive Offer
    Get 300+ Practice Questions
    25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    e-gmat Exclusive Offer
  • Kaplan Test Prep
    Free Practice Test & Review
    How would you score if you took the GMAT

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Kaplan Test Prep
  • PrepScholar GMAT
    5 Day FREE Trial
    Study Smarter, Not Harder

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    PrepScholar GMAT
  • Varsity Tutors
    Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
    Register now and save up to $200

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Varsity Tutors
  • Veritas Prep
    Free Veritas GMAT Class
    Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    Veritas Prep
  • EMPOWERgmat Slider
    1 Hour Free
    BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

    Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

    MORE DETAILS
    EMPOWERgmat Slider

Low gmat : 640 One year MBA options

This topic has 1 expert reply and 1 member reply
arrastra Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
Joined
14 Jan 2014
Posted:
16 messages
Thanked:
1 times

Low gmat : 640 One year MBA options

Post Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:49 am
Hi ,
I have a low GMAT score of 640 ( tried multiple times but unable to improve) .I want to apply to one year MBA programs but am not sure what options do I have with this score.
I have around 7 years of experience in IT. 4.3 years with an Indian MNC . Currently working in Abu Dhabi,UAE as a Project Coordinator for the implementation of a school management software in an international school.
I am looking for an MBA to accelerate my career in IT consulting and want to follow a career path of a Business Analyst.I am searching for programs in India or abroad.
Please let me know if I have some options with this score and how should I proceed from here.

Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
Post Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:50 am
arrastra wrote:
Hi ,
I have a low GMAT score of 640 ( tried multiple times but unable to improve) .I want to apply to one year MBA programs but am not sure what options do I have with this score.
I have around 7 years of experience in IT. 4.3 years with an Indian MNC . Currently working in Abu Dhabi,UAE as a Project Coordinator for the implementation of a school management software in an international school.
I am looking for an MBA to accelerate my career in IT consulting and want to follow a career path of a Business Analyst.I am searching for programs in India or abroad.
Please let me know if I have some options with this score and how should I proceed from here.
A few alternatives to consider:

If your score is unbalanced, and you're stronger in, say, verbal than quant, you could take a few graduate level courses in quant-intensive subjects and use those classes as evidence that you possess the requisite skills for the program. (This is a little trickier to do if it's the verbal that's dragging you down.)

You could also give the GRE a shot - some test-takers find this to be a more palatable option. (Though in my experience, most end up with comparable percentiles in both.)

Last, you could try applying with your 640 - if every other aspect of your application is appealing to a school, you may still get admitted. If your GMAT score is the only variable that makes an admissions committee reluctant, they may well contact you and tell you that if you managed to bring the score up to, say, a 680, they'll admit you.

_________________
Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor

Veritas Prep Reviews
Save $100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

Enroll in a Veritas Prep GMAT class completely for FREE. Wondering if a GMAT course is right for you? Attend the first class session of an actual GMAT course, either in-person or live online, and see for yourself why so many students choose to work with Veritas Prep. Find a class now!
EduSimplified Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
Joined
06 Feb 2017
Posted:
29 messages
Thanked:
5 times
Post Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:58 am
arrastra wrote:
Hi ,
I have a low GMAT score of 640 ( tried multiple times but unable to improve) .I want to apply to one year MBA programs but am not sure what options do I have with this score.
I have around 7 years of experience in IT. 4.3 years with an Indian MNC . Currently working in Abu Dhabi,UAE as a Project Coordinator for the implementation of a school management software in an international school.
I am looking for an MBA to accelerate my career in IT consulting and want to follow a career path of a Business Analyst.I am searching for programs in India or abroad.
Please let me know if I have some options with this score and how should I proceed from here.
Hi there,
Having been there myself, I understand its a frustrating journey - GMAT. Provided you have decided to go ahead with your application on your 640 score, there are a lot of options where you can get in. Your work ex is also above average which will help. But first you'll atleast have to narrow down a country. For eg, if you're considering Canada you may want to look at Ryerson, Laurier, Corcordia. All of these schools have 1 year MBA programs. Similarly there are a lot in US too. Let me know if you want to discuss your profile over a free call.

Best,
Deep A.

_________________
Deep A.
Chief Counselling Officer
EduSimplified.com

Best Conversation Starters

1 LUANDATO 153 topics
2 lheiannie07 87 topics
3 Roland2rule 75 topics
4 AAPL 62 topics
5 ardz24 60 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 image description EconomistGMATTutor

The Economist GMAT Tutor

166 posts
2 image description GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

130 posts
3 image description Jay@ManhattanReview

Manhattan Review

128 posts
4 image description Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

121 posts
5 image description Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

99 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts