Deciding to study an MBA is a huge commitment, and it is important you are fully aware of the entry requirements before beginning the application process. All business schools vary, but as a general rule applicants will need the following:
A number of business schools require students to take the Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT. The GMAT tests ability in:
The GMAT is unique because if you answer questions correctly, you are given harder ones worthy of more points. Incorrect answers will be met with easier questions, which reward fewer points.
Students should spend at least six months preparing for the GMAT. If your use of English is better than your mathematics, then focus on solving quantitative problems. If it is the opposite, then begin reading preparation.
It is important to read newspapers (The Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian) and rewrite the articles in your own words. There are many websites offering GMAT mock-tests, while some websites also analyse your test performance and give you reports with advice.
|Verbal Scaled||0 to 60 (75 minutes)|
|Quantitative||0 to 60 (75 minutes)|
|Analytical Writing||0 to 6 (30 minutes)|
|Integrated Reasoning||1 to 8 (30 minutes)|
|Total Scaled Score||200 to 800|
In the quantitative and verbal sections, students score between 0 and 60. Scores of over 50 in either are very rare.
Temporary scores are generated at the end of the test and the final scores go online after 20 days once the essay is manually read and graded. Your GMAT score is valid for five years, with a score of 600 considered good and over 660 excellent.
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