This podcast answers the following reader question on GMAT scores and their relevance versus GPA scores etc.
My question is about GMAT scores for MBA students who hope to get offers at a BBM.
Overall, how important is the GMAT when interviewing with a BBM? Does this differ by each of BBM?
What type of scores do they expect, 700+? Is it more like 720 or higher these days?
I have heard some firms look at the breakouts of the score, focusing on the quantitative section. If that is the case, what scores would be considered below expectations/good/excellent on the quantitative section?
I have also heard that some BBMs require you to submit your GMAT scores when you initially apply, others only ask for it only after they invite you to interview – this may differ by BBM (as well as by office within a particular BMM).
Finally, I believe at some MBA programs the BBMs are a little more proactive… meaning they will reach out to potential applicants who they like. i.e. invite MBA students to apply. Are GMATs used to screen or make “cuts” on who makes short-lists such as these (this may differ by BBM and by each MBA program).
Anything else to keep in mind about GMAT scores and BBM??