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GMAT score of 570...Which colleges will consider?

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I am a Chartered Accountant (India) with 10+ years of experience (3.5 years Senior Auditor - Big4; 3+ years Healthcare Sector- Manager Strategy Execution; 3 years of articleship training).
Active member of Toastmasters fraternity with notable achievements in speech contests.
Undergrad GPA of 2.5 out of 4.
GMAT score of 570 (Q38, V31); Analytical Writing - 4, Integrated Reasoning - 5.

What are your views wrt applying to a US or Europe Business Schools for one year MBA? Is there any chance that I will get into good colleges?
How about ISB and IIM?

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by MargaretStrother » Tue May 15, 2018 9:20 am
I can't weigh in on the Indian schools, but for US and UK schools, there are some programs that don't absolutely require a GMAT score, and other schools that are very open-minded about scores. They probably won't be in the Top 50, but you can take it on a case-by-base basis. For example, I was just looking at Saunders in Rochester, NY -- they don't post an average incoming GMAT, but the school looks very open to the kind of profile you bring: great experience and a global perspective. For one-year (i.e. "fully employed") or EMBA programs, the GMAT expectation is not as high as full-time programs, but a score of under 600 will be a challenge for any top-100 school, whether two-year or one-year.

So I do think you can achieve your MBA dreams if you target your applications very strategically, and don't forget to research each program and school community! You want to be informed not only about your statistical chances, but also about the unique assets of the school you're applying to.

Good luck!
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by Donna@Stratus » Tue May 29, 2018 1:16 pm
Tanujh wrote:Hi friends

I am a Chartered Accountant (India) with 10+ years of experience (3.5 years Senior Auditor - Big4; 3+ years Healthcare Sector- Manager Strategy Execution; 3 years of articleship training).
Active member of Toastmasters fraternity with notable achievements in speech contests.
Undergrad GPA of 2.5 out of 4.
GMAT score of 570 (Q38, V31); Analytical Writing - 4, Integrated Reasoning - 5.

What are your views wrt applying to a US or Europe Business Schools for one year MBA? Is there any chance that I will get into good colleges?
How about ISB and IIM?
Agree with the other advice about thinking outside the box. There are some US programs such as Michigan State https://poetsandquants.com/2018/03/26/w ... ut-a-gmat/ that are considering allowing some applicants (may be domestic only-- but check) to not submit a GMAT. Rotman in Toronto will accept a CFA (3 levels) in place of GMAT so there are some programs out there that you can work with. I think for ISB and IIM this score you have will likely be too low in range.
I encourage you to sign up for our free webinar on how to write strong applications for top MBA programs-- while this score is going to make top 10 tough-- the skills of writing a strong essay are the same regardless of program so you may get some good ideas from this webinar: link to register is here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7884019930408879105
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