Ask Kate: what is the minimum GMAT score needed for top 5 Bschools?
I have GPA 1.9 in undergraduation as per conversion table on MBA.com. What minimum score is needed for top B-schools loke LSB, HBS, Stanford, Wharton, INSEAD etc? or the chances of admission in top B schools is completely vanished, whatever is the score in GMAT. I have 8 years of experience.
Given your GPA is well below average for any school in your list, your chances of presenting a strong application are very, very low. HOWEVER!! All is not lost. If you can put up a very strong GMAT and your resume points to your tremendous potential, you may be able to get an interview. 1. GMAT should to be 740+ but 720+ may still get you an interview (if you’re a total rock star). 2. You will need to write the supplemental essay explaining why your GPA is so low and what you’ve done to prepare for the academic portion of business school. Have you taken a Statistics course? Have you taken Calculus? On average, business schools consider your previous academic experience as strongly as your GMAT score – both of which combine to comprise approximately 50% of the weight of your application
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