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GMAT 680: retake? Target: 1-year MBA

by NON » Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:18 am
Hi,
I would be grateful if you could advise me whether it is worth for me to retake GMAT, I feel that I could push my score to 700-720. My job is pretty time-consuming, thus I would like to avoid retaking GMAT.

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Male from Eastern Europe, 24 yrs.
1st GMAT attempt: Total - 600 (62%), Quant - 47 (73%), Verbal - 27 (43%), AWA - 4.5 (39%), IR - 8 (92%).
2nd GMAT attempt: Total - 680 (85%), Quant - 44 (63%), Verbal - 38 (84%), AWA - waiting for official score report, IR - waiting for official score report. Yep, I bombed Quant part, this is the lowest grade I got for Quant, during my preparation I was always getting >47.
Undergraduate education: BSc in Economics (major in finance) at Top15-20 business school according to Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2011 - international study experience.
Undergraduate grades' percentile: ~60%
Work experience: 1 year as an analyst in energy industry, currently - 1 year experience as a head of commodity trading division in one relatively small company (annual revenues <50 million EUR), there are several people under my direct supervision. De facto, I am a deputy CEO in this company.
Extracurricular activities: could present a decent case with them - leadership and etc.
Target 1-year MBA programs (by the way, I plan to apply after ~3 years and I plan to stay at the same company for the next ~3 years): Insead, IMD, Kellogg, Cornell, Emory, USC. The schools are listed in order of decreasing preference, that is, Insead is my choice No. 1.

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by machichi » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:20 pm
If you're not applying for 3 years, why not retake the GMAT? You have plenty of time. Or am I misunderstanding?
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by [email protected] » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:04 am
Yep dude... Just bite the bullet and retake the GMAT. You may not want to, but it's the thing that will most help you out.
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by money9111 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:16 am
Lol I took it 3 times in 1 year! You can take it again in 3 years....
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by GMAT Kolaveri » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:08 am
If you ve 3 years retake. You have the potential to score in the high 700s.
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by Lizza Kaushal » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:35 am
Hi, I want to do one year MBA. But I am not so much financially strong, so according to my problem which university will best for me.

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by Vendetta » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:24 am
Lizza Kaushal wrote:Hi, I want to do one year MBA. But I am not so much financially strong, so according to my problem which university will best for me.
Hi Lizza,

If you are looking for 1 year MBA Program then you may target Simon Fraser University(12 Month MBA), John Molson - Concordia Univ (16 month MBA), Curtin University of Technology(12 month MBA).

You may also gauge your chances of getting into business school by trying the tool https://tinyurl.com/acrp3n7

Feel free to write if you have further queries.

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by money9111 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:10 pm
Lizza Kaushal wrote:Hi, I want to do one year MBA. But I am not so much financially strong, so according to my problem which university will best for me.
@Lizza Kaushal

don't worry about "tools" that show you which schools to apply too. sorry @Vendetta

If you're looking for a 1 yr program, then simply google the list of 1 yr MBA programs and start there. If you want to go to a program that is the "cheapest" then I advise you to really think about the benefits of going to business school. also look into other ways of financing an MBA.
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by money9111 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:10 pm
Lizza Kaushal wrote:Hi, I want to do one year MBA. But I am not so much financially strong, so according to my problem which university will best for me.
@Lizza Kaushal

don't worry about "tools" that show you which schools to apply too. sorry @Vendetta

If you're looking for a 1 yr program, then simply google the list of 1 yr MBA programs and start there. If you want to go to a program that is the "cheapest" then I advise you to really think about the benefits of going to business school. also look into other ways of financing an MBA.
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