mimimum GMAT score
MBA Application & Admissions
Posted by beRnhart on 04/17/13 11:03am
what's the mimimum GMAT score for top MBA programs in Europe? Is 630 be sufficiient? If not would you recommend to take the text again?
Posted by Thomas Graf on 04/18/13 1:35am
thank you for yoru question. It depends on how you define "top". A general (not official) rule of thumb is that MBA students should have a minimum score of 600. Particularly in highly ranked schools, the average scores are much higher though.
- INSEAD writes on their homepage: "In order to be competitive, you should aim to achieve a score at or above the 70 - 75 percentiles in both the quantitative and verbal sections." The average GMAT score in 2011 was 703.
- London Business School also has around 700.
- IESE 680.
Keep in mind that you can have lower scores as these scores are just average scores; also the GMAT is just one criterion and you may be able to compensate for a lower score by providing interesting work experience,. for example.
If you want to apply for a merit-based scholarship, however, I recommend to have 650 at minimum.
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