Top Business School MBA Admissions With Low To Average GMAT Possible

Our Backdated Media Release Pertaining To Effective “Branding” For MBA Admissions Success


With India’s marks-driven, fiercely competitive educational system, most of the applicants aspiring for world-class M.B.A degrees often feel disheartened when they are not able to crack the GMAT (The Graduate Management Admissions Test). The traditional school of thought moves towards the philosophy that a GMAT less than 700 makes the entire case for a leading Business school void. Often candidates with a GMAT of say, 670, tend to take a second or even fourth attempt to cross the 700 barrier. The GMAT being a global ranking exam, success often remains unmet and only a very determined few make to the score.

“Most candidates tend to invest nearly 80% of their energies cracking the GMAT and less than 20% actually presenting their case  to the MBA Admissions Committee. Also, MBA admissions interviews preparations take a backseat with responses that are not too specific in terms of career goals and other aspects. What we focus on is the Right Balance – a 700 GMAT may not be “the confirmed ticket” to the Ivy. We believe that much of the success comes from well-prepared admissions essays, meticulously sought out recommendations and well-rehearsed interview preparations. Since many candidates prepare for such stages by themselves, our clients do stand to gain the edge” commented Mr. Haresh Kodnani of MBAadmissionGURUS.

It is this “admissions marketing” that often gives the student a cutting edge. Many students are often at sea when it comes to the MBA admission process. Very often SOP’s (Statement of Purpose) and MBA admission essays are more or less a replica of “my friend’s successful essays”. Interviewers often find very stereotypical answers when it comes to interviews and tend to favour those who stand out – and with confidence.

“Haresh, who is himself an ex-New Yorker, would often comment that an MBA implies the world of business. And the first skill in business is to be able to present very well – I thus ensured a meticulous admissions preparation and received an offer from Duke University’s MBA program with a GMAT of 650” remarked a jubilant candidate who is now pursuing the U.S top 10 MBA.

With a passion of helping students develop themselves as they apply for their dream business school, the team at Columbus prides itself in the direct involvement of senior consultants for every case. “Be it a low GMAT or lacklustre academic performance or employment gaps or year drops, we have seen and sailed through all. On an average, our support increases admission chance by at least 300%” remarked a jubilant associate of MBAadmissionGURUS, A boutique, high-end MBA Admissions firm that effectively and ethically “markets” MBA admission applicants’ cases

13 Thoughts on “Top Business School MBA Admissions With Low To Average GMAT Possible

  1. Vinit Gupta on October 12, 2015 at 3:43 AM said:

    Hello Gurus,

    I took GMAT and scored 620(Q-49, V-27). A fairly low score.
    I have 2 yrs of work experience and want to apply for MBA. I Have a GPA equivalent to 3.7 on a scale of 4, good acads and internship to back up.

    I Wanted like to know about the Universities( Ambitious, Moderate and Safe) where I stand a chance.
    Also, do I stand chance in any of the top 50 Universities in US ?

    I look forward to your help.

    Thanks and Regards,

  2. Dear Gurus,

    I have a 700 GMAT with a 3.2/4 CGPA and have worked for 3 years in Business Development for an Engineering firm.

    I would like some guidance on the schools to apply. Please guide.

    Sid J

  3. Rodrigo Chanin on September 22, 2015 at 6:36 AM said:


    I just took the gmat and got 670 (44 Q / 38 V). I am 28 years, Brazilian and have been working since I was 18.

    I used to work in the family business (bank) and now I work in another financial institution. In college, I have a GPA of 3.3 (first in class) and have also done a specialization in finance.

    I also do a lot of volunteer work, have my own investment fund and participate in the major group of leaders with the focus of free market in latin america, in which we make an event, once a year, for 5k people.

    Do you think I have chance in Tuck, Duke or Cornell? Or maybe in any other top 15 programs?


    • Greetings Rodrigo,

      Thanks for the post. While this information looks handy, we typically opine after a full profile assessment. We have also emailed you with reference to the same (Asking for some further, specific details). Once the information is recd, we will be happy to advise over a totally free, no-obligation-whatsover, admissions consultation call.


  4. Hello ,
    I have a GMAT score of 600 and have 3 years of work experience (pre-MBA) . Is it fine that I concentrate more on my essays and resume in place of a GMAT improvement (which is getting increasingly difficult)


  5. manish kumar on February 5, 2014 at 3:41 AM said:


    I have written the GMAT but my score is just 480. Please suggest what to do next.

    My Profile is:
    BS In Computer Science With Class I
    Work Experience: 3.5 Yr in Technology (Infotech)

    Warm Regards,

    • Hi Manish,

      GMAT scores below 570-600 are generally of low benefit. We suggest a retake. Our article here talks about assistance to those with a minimum 550+ GMAT. In your case, you will have to do your admissions documents (essays, resume, recommendation letters for MBA application) really well. Else entry to a global top 100 MBA program is nearly impossible.

      MBA admission Gurus

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