is Gre required for uk universities

GMAT, TOEFL, and other tests
  • Posted by as007 on 10/09/13 5:10am

    I am thinking of pursuing my masters in management degree from a uk university and i am currently preparing for the GRE. I am not scoring too well on the quant section coz of my non math background. My question is that how seriously is the GRE score looked at when applying to universities like MBS or University of Edinburgh or Imperial College London? Or what is the minimum average score needed on the quant section on the GRE? Is a score of say, 315 good enough for getting admission to a good university in the United Kingdom?

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 10/11/13 7:32pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. In general, a GRE of 300 (=GMAT of 600 or more) should be sufficient for most MIM programs. Programs in top ranking position are more selective, however, and require 630 or 640 as a minimum GMAT score.

      You can find out the average GRE scores either by screening the schools' websites (often this is published in the FAQ section) or - if not published there - by contacting the schools and asking.

      About half of the MIM programs don't require a GRE or GMAT by the way. If you check the Manchester Business School page, for instance, you see that such tests are not required.

      best wishes
      Thomas

      By Thomas Graf

    • Posted by as007 on 10/14/13 8:53am

      Thanks thomas! have heard about manchester business school. How are the employment prospects after an mim there? will i get the opportunity to have an internship or a job with a good company there and gain exposure/

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 10/14/13 12:40pm

        Hi there,

        thank you for your question. It is the right question, actually, and I tell you how you find that out:

        First, contact the school's admission or career service team, for example through the MBS website, by phone, or via our School Contacts page.

        Second, ask them exactly your question above.

        Third, ask them to bring you in contact with an alum from your country (or any other alum from your geographic area).

        Fourth, contact this person and ask him or her the same question and his or her experience.

        Fifth, screen the MBS website for career statistics.

        best wishes
        Thomas

        By Thomas Graf