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  2. SAT to GMAT Score Correlation

    The only real correlation between how you do on these tests is your aptitude as a standardized test taker. If you are a good test taker, that will definitely help you with the GMAT. How Well does the SAT Predict Your GMAT Score? Unlike what some people be ...

    72 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2018 - 5:26pm -

  3. How to Ace the GMAT with Minimal Effort while Working in Investment Banking

    Moderator note (Andy): this was originally posted on 5/17/12, Here is the link to his study guide Background: I recently took the GMAT and scored a 770 on my first and only try. Long story short, I studied and took the exam under conditions that would not ...

    95 comments - 23 silver bananas - Mar 19 2018 - 11:32am -

  4. Chances of Top 20 MBA?

    Hey guys, new to the community, and looking for some advice. I'm hoping to go to either McCombs or Rice for my MBA, but I haven't taken the GMAT yet. My profile is as follows: BS Mechanical Engineering, large state school in TX 3.7 GPA / magna c ...

    22 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 29 2018 - 4:00am -

  5. Attempting to take GMAT between graduation and full time start date

    I am a senior at a Public Ivy graduating this May, and beginning work full time at Big 4 Consulting firm the last week in July (I was originally under the impression I'd be starting in October.) With the adjustment in my start date, I am now unsure h ...

    48 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 26 2017 - 1:56pm -

  6. AMA- Non-ranked undergrad 'ORM' with a 660 GMAT who got into multiple top 20 programs

    Mod Note (Andy)- we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 1/18/2015. I hope everyone is doing well. I just wanted to give back to the community who really helped me out more than I could ever ask for. Quick shout o ...

    70 comments - 11 silver bananas - Jan 2 2016 - 9:05am -

  7. CFA vs. GMAT

    I'm going to start off by saying this is not another CFA vs. MBA thread. The purpose of this thread is to address a completely different issue. I'm trying to figure out what percentage of the college educated population is even capable of passin ...

    105 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2017 - 8:02am -

  8. Best GMAT Prep Books for Self-Study- Recommendations

    I am planning to start prepping for the GMAT next summer during my internship (it will be in F500 corporate finance so I will have plenty of time on the side lol) and I was wondering what books and materials do you fellow monkeys recommend for self studyi ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2018 - 5:34pm -

  9. GMAT Score on Resume?

    Suppose I'm a HYP undergrad philosophy major with no quantitative skills to speak of. How beneficial would it be to put my gmat score (specifically the quant. score) on the top of my resume if it turns out to be pretty good? I'm interested in co ...

    188 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2018 - 3:39pm -

  10. GMAT Score Necessary for PE Recruiting?

    Hi everyone, I have been visiting WSO for the last couple of years and will be joining the LevFin / M&A group of a middle market investment bank this summer as a first year analyst. My short term career goals are IB--> PE--> MBA--> PE. I spen ...

    49 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:15am -

  11. (GMAT) Do IR and AWA scores matter?

    Do the people at admissions for MBA programs care about the Integrated Reasoning and Analytical Writing Assessment scores? I just began studying for the GMAT and the book mentions that the gmat score is computed only from the quantitative and verbal secti ...

    115 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  12. INSEAD MBA: Yay or Nay?

    Hi community, I don't want to spark another general,,MBA worth it or not" discussion, instead I'm interested in your opinions based on my specific situation. Some background info: European citizen 31 years of age (yes, old but quite normal ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 19 2017 - 4:00am -

  13. Is it actually possible to get an 800 on the GMAT?

    I've never actually met or even heard of anyone getting a perfect GMAT whereas it seems pretty common on SAT and GRE. Is that b/c its just that difficult or because the creators of the test won't let you? i.e. if you got all 41 V and 37 match qu ...

    70 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  14. Manhattan GMAT- Input

    Hi friends- Need your opinion on the following: Manhattan GMAT Prep or Manhattan GMAT Prep Plus? MGMAT Prep includes- The guides, practice tests, post exam assesment MGMAT Prep Plus includes- The guides, practice tests, post exam assesment + 27 hours of c ...

    97 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 8:03pm -

  15. Cold Hard GMAT: Are You Too Stupid to Hit 760?

    Mod note: "Best of Bankerella"- this was originally posted 6/22/12 Do you want to go to a top b-school? You should have a 99th percentile GMAT. This is hugely controversial. I have no idea why. If you're already assured of getting into your ...

    59 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 2 2013 - 10:32am -

  16. WUSTL vs. U Rochester Simon MSF (2017 intake)

    I am an international student, and I have been admitted to WUSTL MS Finance (Quantitative track) and U Rochester Simon MSF. Both programs have given me some funding (25% from WUSTL and 40% from Simon). Both are 17-month programs and I would like to do a s ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 17 2017 - 3:56pm -

  17. GMAT importance

    How important are gmat scores? I would like to apply to LSE or HEC Paris MSc Finance program and saw that the average gmat score of applicants was around 700. I will take the GMAT soon and I'm wondering if I should apply if I have a score of 650, or ...

    101 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:50pm -

  18. Creative Strategies to Break into HBS or Stanford GSB- Please Help

    Hello monkeys, Wanna B MBB 's AMA depressed me (very strong credentials / similar to mine, no interview at even Wharton), and got me thinking- there has to be some clever strategies to earn acceptance to HBS or Stanford. So, I'm turning to the o ...

    38 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 18 2016 - 12:00pm -

  19. 4-year-old GMAT Scores

    Mixed answers on the net. Does anyone know if a 720 from 2007 is worth the same as a 720 from 2011, assuming the school accepts scores in a 5 year range? admissions GMAT years score ...

    65 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 11 2018 - 2:25pm -

  20. Best GMAT Practice Tests

    Hey guys- aside from Manhattan GMAT- what other brands would suggest for online practice tests? I've heard many times the Manhattan tests are a bit tougher than the real one (so likely good prep), but would like to try some other brands. Thanks ...

    106 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  21. 760 on GMAT-- Game Plan

    Hey everyone, Just took my GMAT this morning and scored 760 (IR8/Q50/V44), which is at the 99th percentile. While this is certainly not the limit of what many of you could score, I think my experience going through the process might be valuable to share, ...

    51 comments - 28 silver bananas - Aug 31 2014 - 2:00pm -

  22. Best Prep for GMAT

    What's the best prep for GMAT? Is the GMAT easier than GRE? ...

    146 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 15 2014 - 6:10pm -

  23. 690 GMat-should i retake?

    Should I retake the GMAT? I got a 690, Q43, V41 so did horrible on the quant (64 percentile). I've been out of ugrad about 4 years, and saw that the test format was changing and wanted to take it now before the new test comes out. There's basica ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  24. phantombanker's GMAT Study Guide

    Plus make sure to see my post How I got a 770 on the GMAT with minimal effort while working banking hours phantombanker's blog GMAT gmat courses beat the GMAT gmat books Gmat exam GMAT 700 GMAT 750 Blog ...

    48 comments - 46 silver bananas - Sep 16 2012 - 10:45am -

  25. South Korea’s College Entrance Exams

    Imagine, your entire life coming down to one moment- your teenage self with a few hours of classroom solitude, nothing in hand but a pencil and that fateful scantron. For South Korea's young adults, the reality of college entrance exams is one exempl ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 26 2011 - 5:30pm -

  26. MSF (Master of Finance) Programs

    Hey guys, I go to the University of Miami. Im trying to decide if i should try to get into UM's MSF program, which doesn't require me to take the GMAT or have any recommendations as I am already a student of the undergraduate business school OR ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 28 2018 - 5:54pm -

  27. Bad First Practice GMAT Score

    Hey All, So I took my first practice gmat test (official test) and scored a 530 (31Q, 31V). I took it as a baseline test to see where I stand before starting my studies with manhattan GMAT. In all honesty, I guessed on around half of the quantitative ques ...

    68 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:14pm -

  28. 400 hours for the GMAT?

    Hello WSO, Firstly I am very grateful that I have found this forum and I sincerely hope that this community can aid me in attaining my goal. At any rate, from June to July/August 2016 I will have the opportunity to study for the GMAT. My aim is 740 and I ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 24 2016 - 10:05pm -

  29. The M.B.A. degree...becoming obsolete?

    The M.B.A. degree used to be a sure thing, but today it may be becoming obsolete. T-Rex with a busted ankle, hobbling towards the Cenozoic. How quickly the world can change... Not too long ago, with a Top 5-10 M.B.A. in tow, you could write your own ticke ...

    61 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 28 2010 - 12:59pm -

  30. GMAT Prep Courses, Manhattan GMAT vs. Veritas

    Hi, After doing my research, I have narrowed down my main GMAT prep course to either Veritas or Manhattan Prep. Reviews on both have been stellar, though it seems like Veritas slightly edges out the other when it comes to the sheer number of customer feed ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 23 2017 - 7:50pm -

  31. 710 on GMAT (48Q/40V)- Should I retake it?

    Just took the GMAT yesterday, comes down to a 92 percentile overall but the quant percentile was horrendous, only 78. The verbal was a 90 which was probably my saving grace. My study prep was the OG 13th edition, OG Quant 2nd Edition. I'm an avid non ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  32. Cold Hard GMAT: Lessons from fat chicks, black belts, and the 4-minute mile.

    As I showed last week, following commonsense GMAT strategies sometimes gets you hosed. One example of a popular but very bad strategy: "Don't go it alone." In other words, your common sense probably suggests that you use the GMAT community ...

    39 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 25 2012 - 7:45am -

  33. Is the GMAT an IQ test?

    I would be interested in postgraduate study in future and henceforth would like to clear the GMAT as quickly as possible. I have read a lot about the GMAT on this forum and on other websites in recent weeks; but I have my concerns. One user on this forum ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2015 - 6:49am -

  34. 460 GMAT Diagnostic- Is there any hope?

    Currently a senior in college going to graduate in a few months and per the suggestion of friends, former colleagues, and many users on here I decided that I wanted to take the GMAT before I start my full time job in June. A few days ago I took a GMATPrep ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2015 - 5:17am -

  35. Hard Cold GMAT: You need to screw up faster

    Time to share one of my most useful mantras: Fuck it up faster. This mantra alone got me (and one of my two students) from the low 700's to the mid-700's. Warning: if you're already 750+, do not use this. It may hose you. You get roughly tw ...

    35 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 29 2012 - 12:45pm -

  36. GMAT improvement?

    Recent GMAT threads have made me curios to hear about what people scored on the GMAT in their first try (no preparation) and what their final score was when taking the actual test (basically interested in seeing whether there is a pattern that reveals som ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2014 - 6:25pm -

  37. 470 first try... Still possible to hit 700?

    At my first try I hit 470 and my goal is 700. I still have +2 months to prepare it (i take it on October). Do you think that it is still possible to do it? Thanks! GMAT ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 17 2016 - 3:48am -

  38. GMAT + GRE or Just GRE for MBA/Masters Dual Degree

    I've been trying to find a thread that relates to this, but haven't found a relevant one. I'm planning on pursuing a MBA dual degree with a masters in another field (leaning towards urban planning, but basically something that doesn't ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 28 2018 - 2:12pm -

  39. Conversation with a former top 5 MBA student adcom

    So with round 1 mba admissions cycle starting to get into full gear, a lot of applicants are very anxious. I recently had a chance to catch up with an old friend of mine who just graduated from a top 5 business school and was a student member of the adcom ...

    45 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 22 2012 - 12:29pm -

  40. Recent HBS College Reject, Retake 740 GMAT?

    I recently got rejected from HBS after applying directly from college. 740 GMAT/3.8GPA. I'm graduating in the spring, and working at a $1B AUM early-mid stage VC fund in the US. I know that scores are valid for up to 5 years after I graduate. However ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 29 2012 - 9:50pm -

  41. Manhattan GMAT Accuracy

    I took the free practice CAT from Manhattan online to see if and how much I need to study and got a 730. However, I was surprised at my score; I thought it would be a lot lower. I got 9/37 Quant wrong and 13/41 Verbal wrong, and still managed 50Q and 40V. ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  42. What was YOUR GMAT?

    Since a lot on the board have taken it just curious to see and hear what everyones scores breakdowns etc are/were 700 Overall, 48Q 38V, 6 AWA... 82/83/96 (or 92 forgot;p) percentile each. Not sure if i want or need to bother with retaking since i got dece ...

    65 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2011 - 12:09pm -

  43. Finding time to study for the GMAT?

    How do people find time to study for the GMAT and work full-time? Now my job is going to require only about 50-60 hours a week so that's doable but still difficult, but I can't imagine how someone in IBD pulling 80-100 hours a week could possibl ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:16pm -

  44. Is it worth taking GMAT after GRE?

    I took the GRE a few months ago thinking I wanted to pursue a PhD. I did well, scoring 170Q/164V (99%/94%). I've realized as I've started working the past few months that business school may be more up my alley. Is it worth taking the GMAT or do ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 23 2017 - 12:07am -

  45. Going from a 41 to upper 40s on GMAT Quant

    Any advice to get my quant to a 45+, I'm thinking about going through Manhattan GMAT again, I did Knewton (subscription expired), I am doing Magoosh. Is there anything else, I have Sackmann's book, but it is painful to get through. ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2012 - 12:49am -

  46. Difference between a 720 and a 750+ GMAT

    I am starting to think about who my competition is for the Wharton interviews for round 1. I am reading GMAT club forums and I am seeing a whole lot of 750+ scores while I only have a 720 (median for wharton). My GPA was only a 2.9. I mentioned on other p ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  47. Taking the GMAT purely to get into IB

    Hey there, I am considering taking the GMAT purely to get into Investment Banking, i.e. only to put it on my CV. I am already in a masters program, GMAT's are not used where I am doing my masters. I am wondering if it is positive to take the GMAT and ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 7 2015 - 11:49am -

  48. 720 GMAT, low quant %-> retake?

    Got 720 on the GMAT. Serviceable score, but with a nasty split: 95th percentile verbal, 75th quant. Planning to pursue IB post-MBA, and will likely present this story at MBA interviews. If that's the case, I'll probably want a higher quant score ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:14pm -

  49. GMAT: quant much more important than verbal?

    I've heard mixed things about this from people. Really curious to know what others think. So as everyone knows, it's the overall gmat score that factor into b-school rankings, and schools care about it rightfully so. At the same time, I've ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2014 - 2:41pm -

  50. Three Contrarian Takeaways from the GMAT

    Throwback Thursdays: This was originally posted August, 2012 There's no shortage of GMAT advice out there- most of it is centered around giving adequate time for preparation, carefully tracking and shoring up problem spots, and anticipating any and a ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 25 2014 - 11:34am -

  51. Monty09 has a mental block.... anyone else have this happen

    Took gmat some time ago and mid 600s... not bad not great but good enough i think to get into the schools I am trageting.. retaking to try to get a higher score and take a practice exam.... mid 400s..WTF....this happen to anyone else? it is playing major ...

    48 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 25 2010 - 8:42pm -

  52. Is 740 the new 700?

    About five years ago, the conventional wisdom was, "just break 700, and you'll be fine with the top b-schools." The median gmat however has increased a lot since then. Virtually all the top 10 programs are now in the 720-730 range. HBS and ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2012 - 9:04pm -

  53. Elite resume is the deciding factor in applications

    I keep hearing it said that GMAT is the most important element of the bschool application. But when you plot acceptance v. GMAT, you find that top 10 schools always reject the majority of applicants with any gmat score. A school might reject 85% of their ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 17 2014 - 1:25am -

  54. Tanked on the GMAT...now what?

    Hey guys, Bit of a backstory: 3rd year in a corp finance role, was looking to go into an MBA program this upcomng year. Submitted all my documents etc to the schools i was applying for, however I scored poorly on the GMAT exam (530). My question is, what ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2012 - 3:30pm -

  55. What Schools are Possible with a Good Overall GMAT but Bad Quant

    Just curious which schools are still on the table with a 710 GMAT but, 97th percentile verbal and 65th quant split. Obviously admission depends on other factors, but let's say:- 4 years NY BB Public finance- 3.9+ GPA in Business Economics from semi-t ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2012 - 1:49pm -

  56. GMAT Prep- Is Manhattan material considered the best?

    Hi all- I'm an analyst a few years out of undergrad looking to start studying for the GMAT. I've read numerous threads that all seem to throw support behind Manhattan's line of books/materials for the GMAT. Does anyone have any suggestions ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 22 2018 - 11:57am -

  57. 2.4 GPA- 760 GMAT- Interesting Stats

    Would appreciate any help in regards to my chances of getting into a top 10 MBA Program: Stats: 2.4 GPA (top 50 Uni- 4 years out of school) 760 GMAT Started own NPO Started own company out of college that grosses 2 m/yr and employs 5 people Now in Sales/R ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 4:55pm -

  58. GMAT Score and Bschool Chances (740, 76% math)

    Recently took the GMAT and unofficial score report was 740 (97% percentile), but imbalanced with a 99% in Verbal and a 76% in Math. Only want to go to business school if I can attend Top 5/Top 8. (e.g. Wharton, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, etc.) I underst ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2012 - 10:42pm -

  59. Should I take the GMAT before the changes?

    Currently a senior with some time on my hands. Prepping/planning on taking the GMAT next spring before the changes. I know that the scores are good for 5 years but I plan on working at least two years in banking and possibly another 2 somewhere else. By t ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 27 2011 - 7:29pm -

  60. GMAT Scores

    I am wondering if a high GMAT score on one's resume would offset a middle-of-the-road GPA and could replace an SAT score. I will be graduating in May and have a FT MM IB gig lined up. I do have an interest in either lateraling to a more prestigious f ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2009 - 5:59pm -

  61. 799 GMAT- worth retaking?

    Didn't do too well on this test- especially quant section- is it worth retaking to get 800? GMAT ...

    31 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 25 2008 - 2:09am - Anonymous Monkey

  62. Graduating early = have fun/study for GMAT

    Hi guys, I will be graduating a semester early and wanted to get your take on what I could spend my semester off doing. I already have my IB offer and want to take this opportunity to study for my GMAT, build out my extracurriculars for business school, a ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2015 - 4:53pm -

  63. Getting extra time on the GMAT

    I imagine the GMAT is, by law, required to grant extended time to those who can prove they have some sort of learning disability. Has anyone done this, and if so, how involved a process is it to apply for/qualify for extended time (I was diagnosed with AD ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2013 - 4:35am -

  64. GMAT Allows Test Takers to "Preview" Score

    Prospective business students taking the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will now be able to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or cancel them. The change, announced today (June 25) by the Graduate Management Admis ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2014 - 4:59pm -

  65. IBanking recruiting and GMAT- Top 15 school

    I am about to start my first year at a top 15 school (NOT M7), and I'm trying to get an IBanking summer internship. However, I've heard some stories from people that GMAT is often used as a cutoff for interviews. I currently have a 690 (Q48, V37 ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 7:38pm -

  66. GMAT Prep 700, Real test 640

    Hello all, I have been studying the GMAT for 9 months (including studying 3+ hours every single day for the last 3 months) and am truly "burnt out." I took two practice exams (GMAT Prep) 2 weeks before the real test and got a 700 and 710. On the ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 6:09pm -

  67. GMAT Quant score/Engineering degree

    Hi all, Been reading this site for a while now, but first post, so here goes; I'm currently in my final year at Imperial College doing an Engineering degree (MEng), and in the process of applying for Masters in Finance (or similar) at a variety of th ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2012 - 12:13pm -

  68. Why Does UCLA-Anderson Have Such High GPA/GMATs?

    According to their website, they AVERAGE a 3.75 GPA and 715 GMAT! http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x843.xml#8 When I first saw those stats, I thought that I was looking at Wharton's business page. Why the hell are their averages so high, especially since ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2010 - 6:04pm -

  69. At classic crossroads- job or master's degree?

    Long story short: 23yo; just finished a 3yr B.Sc. in Finance; private Norwegian university; lousy 2.35 GPA (EDIT: 3.04); lots of extra-curricular activities; ~ $60k in student loans; ~ $90k gross cash; no relevant job experience; been doing okay with stoc ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2013 - 4:32pm -

  70. Sick GMAT Problem

    I'm studying for the GMAT at work and I came across this problem from GMAT Club (answers are not pasted since its owned by gmat club) If 40% of unsuccessful suicide attempts are repeated within 6 months and 25% of suicides are successful, what percen ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2010 - 3:44pm -

  71. Advice for a GMATtaker 2 weeks before GMAT

    As title suggests, I have just 2 weeks before the test. Scoring around 710-720(Q:49-50; V:35-37) on gmatprep. Please share if you have got any anecdotes how you made the best out of the last few days before hitting the ring. GMAT ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 2 2016 - 1:33pm -

  72. 750 GMAT- worth retaking?

    Didn't do too well on this test- especially quant section- is it worth retaking to get 800? GMAT ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2008 - 12:33am -

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    - GMAT ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 1 2014 - 1:50am -

  74. Integrated Reasoning Help- GMAT- What is Wrong?

    Has anyone who has studied for the GMAT found the Integrated Reasoning portion hard? I've consistently scored 700-750 on the past 4 MGMAT practice tests (75-80% Q, 90-95%V) but in the 2 tests that I've tried out the integrated reasoning portion, ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2013 - 3:00pm -

  75. Is it ok to take a break from studying for the GMAT?

    I recently graduated from college and begin work on July 28th. I have studied for the GMAT for the past month and a half, and took them yesterday and got a 670 44Q/38V. I got a little tripped up on timing on the actual exam and have score mid-low 700' ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 20 2017 - 12:23pm -

  76. What are my chances to top-10?

    -White male, 27 years old-710 GMAT (45Q, 42Q)-Bachelors in Econ from fairly prestigious public undergrad (think UVA, UNC, Michigan, UCLA etc)-Weak GPA ~2.9, ~ 3.3 within my major)-3.5 years work experience as an analyst doing business development for a For ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2013 - 1:54pm -

  77. How your competitors are beating the GMAT

    I've watched as many of my friends and acquaintances screwed up the GMAT due to defeatist thinking and extremely bad advice. They also spent a ton of money and effort, got little or no payoff, and walked away wondering if there was an intellect gap b ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 19 2012 - 12:45am -

  78. Msc Finance, competitiveness and chances

    Hey guys, I'd just like some insight on my chances in some masters program I'm applying to (or consideting). A bit about my profile:-3.1 GPA in computer engineering at McGill. (3.3 in my last 2 years, i kinda had a really bad start). Im currentl ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 5 2011 - 3:07pm -

  79. Advice on the GMAT

    Hi there fellow monkeys, I have been a long time lurker here, only recently started posting and was wondering if I could get some input from you guys regarding my struggles with GMAT. I am trying to apply to M7 schools this coming fall and have taken the ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 20 2018 - 6:40am -

  80. 49+ quant score a MUST for M7?

    I know that wharton and sloan are very rigid when it comes to the 80% threshold for both sections. Kind of bullshit since quant has much fewer raw score intervals that will put you above 80% than verbal. Now a 48 quant score is 78%, and you have to score ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2012 - 6:30pm -

  81. I got perfect GREs/GMATs and am willing to help.

    I'm just settling in to watch some golf and basketball so I thought I might make myself of some use and answer questions about the GRE and GMAT if anyone has any. I got a 170/170/6 on the GRE earlier this year and 800 on GMAT last year. I tutor from ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2013 - 4:27pm -

  82. GMAT Advice

    I know GMAT questions have been done to death, but I'd really appreciate some advice! I could spring for an expensive GMAT class but, being underpaid at a nonprofit, want to make sure that the investment is worth it. I'm hoping to score above a ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2010 - 12:46pm -

  83. GMAT Cutoff

    Scored 680 on my fourth attempt on GMAT... As the GMAT format changes in June, I'd like to avoid re-taking it, if possible. I know that average GMAT at my target schools (Columbia, Chicago, Wharton) range from 700- 710 with 80% range of 680- 750. My ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2012 - 8:33am -

  84. Admission to HBS, Wharton, or Stanford

    Hi all- first time poster. A little background- I am an incoming analyst at a BB bank. Kind of floated into IB and am currently prepping for the GMAT because I already miss college and think that B-school would be a nice vacation from 'the real world ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2014 - 1:09pm -

  85. Is 720 GMAT (Q44/V44) a killer for Msc Finance?

    I just had my first attempt at the GMAT and scored a 720 Q44/V44 (IR Score- 8). The Quant is quite low but I managed to do quite well with the other sections, landing me with an overall 94 percentile. I'm too burnt out/busy to take the GMAT again, bu ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2015 - 11:42am -

  86. Help with a stagnant GMAT score

    I have a very unusual career background. I have a tight narrative and strong essays, but my 3.5 GPA and 720 (Q45, V44) last year placed me right in the middle of the range at top ten schools, and that's really not enough for someone with an untraditi ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2014 - 6:43am -

  87. Msf Guidance

    Hi guys, I'm coming out of a big 4 target/otherwise semi/non target school. Majored in business administration(no finance major) with an emphasis in finance(took corp fin, derivatives, investments courses). FT recruiting didn't go well due to la ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2014 - 6:35pm -

  88. Help me chart out my plan to get a top MBA! All advice appreciated!!

    WSO has always been a very helping community and has definitely helped me over the years. Now personally I try to help and give advice (PM or threads) whenever I think I can add good value and see this as paying it forward. This is a thread for personal r ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2015 - 2:50pm -

  89. Is a MSF the right choice for me?

    So my background is this. I go to a complete non target and due to life events have a low 3.2 gpa. I have 3 years of RIA wealth management experience and my Series 7. I have dreams of either IBD or S&T. Would it make sense for me to rock out a msf wit ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2016 - 7:01pm -

  90. GMAT as an Undergrad?

    I have recently been thinking about taking the GMAT at the end of this summer (between my junior and senior years as an UG). Basically my thoughts are: 1) I am not learning anything (in school or out) that will make me better at the test 2) I have more sp ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2011 - 10:12pm -

  91. CFA+GMAT in 6 months?

    Need advice from my fellow monkeys. I've been wanting to take cfa level I for some time, but it kept getting delayed. I need to re-study for my GMAT, get the score i want, and then apply for round 1 deadline. I'm wondering though if it would be ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2012 - 8:56pm -

  92. Does studying for the GMAT make you smarter?

    I am curious to see if the GMAT study material actually makes people smarter or is studying just an exercise to achieve a certain score on some standardized test. GMAT ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 26 2018 - 10:04am -

  93. 720 Overall but low Quant- Should I retake?

    Hello, I just wrote the GMAT and got 720 overall with 46 in Verbal (99th percentile) and 43 in Quant (52nd percentile). I have a strong finance background (CFA Charterholder / passed all exams the first time, majored in finance, spent 4 years working as a ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 3 2016 - 12:48pm -

  94. I got a 730 on my GMAT, but not sure if I want to go to B-School

    I'll get straight to the point: *730 GMAT *Graduated college in 2007-Major- Business Admin with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Finance; Minor- Economics-2.9 Cumulative GPA-3.8 GPA in Math related coursework (Calculus, Statistics, ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2010 - 3:12pm -

  95. Disastrous GMAT score split or good enough to get what I want?

    Took GMAT: Quant: 40 scaled score, 58th percentile Verbal: 42 scales score, 95th percentile Total: 680, 86th percentile I majored in Economics and English undergrad. Got a job at a regional bank as an analyst, been working there for two years. I want to g ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 5 2010 - 12:30pm -

  96. 80-80 split

    So, just got back from the GMAT and wondering if I should retake. I got a decent score, but I didn't break 80% on quant. Is a 750 with a 72nd percentile (45) quantitative score adequate for top business schools? ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2011 - 5:45pm -

  97. Business School- What are good programs?

    What is a good gmat score to apply for some of the top business schools? What are good programs that can help me study for the GMAT? ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 1:06pm -

  98. Did You get a post-MBA M/B/B offer with a <700 GMAT?

    Clearly, >700 is where one would like to be. I know people have gotten in with less. Yes, I have read the other posts. My questions are: 1) Did you or someone you know get an offer with a sub-700 GMAT? 2) How much can my first semester GPA help hedge m ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2012 - 7:31pm -

  99. GMAT- Looking to take the GMAT

    Hi All, I am looking to take the GMAT and was wondering if there were any gmat prep books you found really helpful. I recently went through the Kaplan book but was wondering if there were better guides that go in more depth and that walk you through the m ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 12:48pm -

  100. chances for NYU/Col/Mich/Penn/Chi

    Hey, so posted once already but now have an actual gmat score in hand instead of an estimate. Interested in all of the above schools. Here's my profile 1.Target school U-grad (top 30) Econ major, 3.75 GPA 2.690 GMAT (80% math, 81% Verbal) 3. 1.5 year ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2011 - 6:59pm -

  101. Retake GMAT- Any thoughts

    I took the GMAT right after graduating in 2011, and I thought I would be fine (740 total, 48 math, 44 verbal), but it looks like my quant percentile is getting lower as they update the percentile rankings. Not sure what to do--worth retaking? I'm jus ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 2:59am -

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