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10 MBA Programs With the Highest GMAT Scores

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert 511 replies3012 threads CC Admissions Expert
"As average GMAT scores at top business schools have skyrocketed, that trend has added stress to the MBA admissions process. Some applicants worry that if they don't achieve a stratospheric score on the test, which has a maximum score of 800, they won't get into top schools.

However, MBA admissions experts say that while GMAT scores are important, they are not necessarily the deciding factor, since other application components like the resume and essay also matter.

It's also essential, experts say, to bear in mind that the average GMAT score at a business school is not a cutoff score, since there are admitted applicants who score above and below that number.

Among the 127 ranked business schools that submitted these data to U.S. News in an annual survey, the average GMAT score of their incoming full-time MBA students in fall 2017 was 631. In contrast, among the 10 schools with the highest scores, incoming students had an average GMAT score that was nearly 100 points higher: 728." ...

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-schools/the-short-list-grad-school/articles/2018-03-20/10-mba-programs-with-the-highest-average-gmat-scores
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  • PublisherPublisher 11263 replies148 threads Senior Member
    Thank you for posting this.

    Although GMAT scores are important for full time students due, in large part, to the US News ranking system, they are far less important for those seeking to enroll in part-time programs --including a few of the M-7 schools.

    Elite MBA program admission tends to be focused on one's work experience & statement of purpose--GMAT scores have become a qualifier for the full time elite programs in response to the job security concerns of business school deans who are very aware of their school's US News rank.
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  • happy1happy1 23832 replies2384 threads Super Moderator
    No surprises here but as noted above GMAT is but one component of a successful application.
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 15738 replies1052 threads Senior Member
    800 GMAT and weak employment history will likely be a rejection at those business schools.
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