The GMAT is an important part of applying to business school, but it is one of many dimensions admissions committees will look at. To a greater degree than law school or medical school, the business school application puts a very large premium on the holistic “story” of each applicant. For example, a sliding scale of GPA vs. LSAT score, adjusted for undergraduate school and major, essentially determines your law school admissions chances). However, while a 90th percentile GMAT score is very helpful in getting into a top 20 business school, a poor story can really hurt your chances. On the other hand, a low GMAT score with a strong story can and does frequently result in admissions offers.
Questions like the following are explicitly or implicitly asked in applications to top business schools:
- Why do you want an MBA?
- What do you want to learn while there? Why?
- What are you going to focus on while getting the MBA?
- Where do you see yourself in five years? How will the MBA help you get there?
- How can you explain your lack of experience/low GPA/low GMAT/ etc.?
It’s important to have strong, clear answers to these questions. While MyGuru focuses on delivering best-in-class 1-1 private GMAT tutoring, we know students ultimately end up grappling with the above questions. That’s why we refer them to Stacy Blackman Consulting for GMAT admissions advice.
Join Stacy Blackman Consulting for an insightful conversation led by an ex-admissions officer on their team. They'll share how applicant profiles are reviewed, and answer your questions during this interactive webinar on July 10, 2013, at 5 p.m. Pacific. Attendees will receive exclusive offers from Stacy Blackman Consulting and some of their partners. Space is limited, and a password is required, so please pre-register for the event here to receive the event password and all of the details: stacyblackman.webex.com.
The title of the webinar is Inside the Black Box - an insider's perspective on how candidates are REALLY evaluated and it will address, as the name implies, how candidates for spots at top business schools are evaluated by those schools. You’ll gain valuable insights to help you craft your personal “story” and improve your business school application.