Forum: GMAT, TOEFL, and other tests (6 Comments)

edhec gmat score required

  • Posted by - welcom94 - on 24 September 2015 - 7:07pm

    I am 21 ,i am indian and i am in my 4th year of BTech civil engineering. My current GPA is 4.0 out of 4.0.I have got a low gmat score of 610(quantitive-49 verbal-25 IR-8).I am still waiting for AWA scores.I want to pursue MIM in business management (September 2016 intake).
    I have managed few events in my university.(descent co-curricular)
    I have applied to
    What are my chances of getting selected in these schools with my current gmat score?
    I really appreciate your help.

    • Posted by - welcom94 - on 27 September 2015 - 1:24pm

      hey thomas,
      i read both of your books from amazon.
      for edhec and essec business schools my score is above the minimum requirement.i understand gmat is not the only criteria.
      But do you think i could get a rejection because of my gmat score(610) in the above siad schools?
      which schools should i apply which are as good as essec and edhec (with good alumni network) that will have no issue with my gmat score?

      • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 28 September 2015 - 10:23am

        Hi there,

        if your GMAT score is above the minimum requirement, then it is very unlikely that you get rejected because of your GMAT score. Maybe the minimum score changes for whatever reason from one year to the next. Maybe the school receives thousands of applications with higher GMAT scores. But one of the interesting key results of my MIM ENtry Requirements Survey was that many schools use the GMAT only as a condition that needs to be fulfilled before the actual application is taken into account. In other words, once you show a minimum GMAT score, you passed the first stage - and should you still get rejected then because of something else in yoru profile (but not the GMAT).

        Regarding your other question, at which schools you should apply: This question should be translated into: Which schools and programs provide you with the most career benefits and at the same time respect your resources (financial resources, GMAT score, academic grade of previous studies etc.).

        To answer this question, I always apply my own methodology that I outlined in my MIM eBook - How you find the best Master in Management. The key idea is that you first reflect carefully and ideally very detailed your own career goals. Next, you think about what benefits you can expect from a Master (in my eBook I suggest three key benefits: competence, reputation and network), and you determine the benefit that you most urgently need from a school (e.g., competence and career service). Then you start to analyze schools and programs with respect to what you need: For example, which employers come to the campus to recruit graduates? How fast do the graduates find a job? In my eBook chapter ANALYZE and SOURCES OF INFO you learn how to do that such that you get reliable info.

        Best wishes

        By Thomas Graf
        Owner MIM Compass
        Author of the MIM eBooks

        • Posted by - welcom94 - on 28 September 2015 - 6:08pm

          Okay i will read that chapter.
          Thank you so much

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 25 September 2015 - 12:48pm

      Hi there,

      read my eBook "MIM - Master in Management Entry Requirements" already?

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf
      Owner MIM Compass
      Author of the MIM eBooks

      • Posted by - welcom94 - on 25 September 2015 - 1:10pm

        No I haven't. i will read it first