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  • Posted by mnc9999 on 12/09/13 2:16pm

    Hi Thomas,
    Hope.you are doing good.
    Recently,I gave gmat and scored 620.
    And a brief insight of my profile:
    X:93.4%
    XII:96.4%
    Btech:8.4/10 (cgpa)
    And I am into various extracurricular activities.
    Also,I have some good academic achievements.
    Decent recommendation letters.
    Right now I am working on a project.completed one project with fruitful results.
    I want to apply for fall 2013.I will have 1 year of work experience by that time.
    So please tell me what are the universities or programmes that I can aim for??

    • Posted by Thomas Graf on 12/09/13 2:34pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. With a GMAT of 620 you will not be accepted at very selective programs - for instance, those that are ranked high in the Financial Times Master in Management Ranking. The HEC, for instance, as average scores of 710 and requires a minimum of around 640. For less-selective schools you are eligible, however.

      Your academic achievements look very strong, and selective schools like HEC would appreciate them. Hence, it all depends in what you want. If you want to study at one of these selective schools, I recommend re-doing the GMAT. Overall, I recommend developing a profile about how the school should look like and then search for schools that fit this profile. Then you can check the entry requirements in the schools' websites. Average GMAT scores are often published in the FAQ section.

      If you do not plan to apply for a very selective school, you probably won't have problems to become invited for an interview. The process again is: You define what you need from schools and MIM programs. For instance, do you need a specific content or concentration? Do you want to study in an international environment? Do you need specific employers coming to campus? (2) You screen the schools' websites for these criteria and build a short list of yoru favorite programs. (3) You check the requirements.

      best wishes
      Thomas

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    • Posted by mnc9999 on 12/12/13 9:21am

      Hi Thomas,
      Thanks for the reply.Ya,i do have preferences

      1. I want to do masters in marketing.
      2. I would like to get into the technology sector.So any company from that sector is fine with me.
        I screened the schools websites,but i don't know what are the non selective schools?

      And about re-doing the GMAT,
      Firstly,for me to apply this year i should meet the march deadline.But if i am not able to meet that deadline,like for instance,if i am getting low score on GMAT mocks,will i stand any chance if i apply with two years of experience to masters in management programmes?

      • Posted by Thomas Graf on 12/12/13 1:11pm

        Hi there,

        "i don't know what are the non selective schools" - well, the schools don't have labels "Selective" and "Non-Selective" on their sites. You need to find that out by yourself. So, what you can you do find that out...? Read my message above...

        "I want to do masters in marketing" - Good. You can use our search engine (just use "Masters in Marketing" in the Program Type criterion). Also, the links at the bottom of your Marketing- article may help you.

        "I would like to get into the technology sector.So any company from that sector is fine with me." - It's great that you clarified that before you enter a program. Now you can search for programs where your employers from that industry recruit. I recommend you (1) screening the schools' websites for employer information, (2) contact your favorite schools regarding "Where do your graduates start to work?", (3) contact alumni of your favorite schools via the schools' admissions offices, and (4) contact your favorite employers, either directly or on career fairs and ask them where they recruit.

        "Firstly,for me to apply this year i should meet the march deadline.But if i am not able to meet that deadline,like for instance,if i am getting low score on GMAT mocks,will i stand any chance if i apply with two years of experience to masters in management programmes?"
        Many programs have their doors open until the program officially start. In case you don't meet the deadlines of some programs there may be many others where you can apply until late August (if the program starts in September).

        As for the GMAT score, again this depends on the requirements of the school and their average scores. Many schools, for example, MIM programs offer alternatives to the GMAT. In fact, only a minority requires only the GMAT. These alternatives (GRE or on-campus tests) may be better suited than the GMAT for you, particularly the on-campus test. And some programs may not ask for the GMAT at all, particularly Masters in Marketing. If you want to apply for a program that requires the GMAT, though, check the average score in the FAQ section. This gives you an orientation of what is expected from you (though you can be lower than average score of course).

        best wishes
        Thomas

        By Thomas Graf

        • Posted by mnc9999 on 12/14/13 1:16pm

          Hi Thomas,
          Thanks for your reply.
          I recently changed my opinion about what kind of masters i want to do.I want to do the Masters in Management program.
          I looked into some of the university websites that actually cater to my needs and prepared a list.Below are the 3 universities that offer programs with flexibility and great opportunity,the way i need.

          1. ESSEC
          2. EMLYON
          3. EDHEC
            How good are my chances to get into their programs if i prepare a compelling admission pack?
            Thanks,
            Nagarjuna

          • Posted by Thomas Graf on 12/16/13 12:23pm

            Hi there,

            I would try to do the GMAT again and increase your score at leas bit. 650 or more would be good. 620 may kick you out at some of these schools. Keep in mind that you plan to study at a Grand Ecoles - these are the top schools in France.

            best wishes
            Thomas

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