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    Hi,

    I am looking to apply for a postgraduate course in finance or another finance related course at a top business school i.e. imperial, lse, cass etc. this september.

    Is it recommended that i take a GMAT test?

    My degree is in computer science and management. I am a UK student studying at Uni. Nottingham

    I not sure if i should spend some of my summer time revising for the GMAT or not. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Because Finance courses are very competitive and you want to apply at the top business schools, it would definitely strengthen your application. On the admission pages of these unis, it says that the GMAT is recommended for UK students and required for international students. Which means that your international competitors will all have a GMAT, and probably most of the UK students too. If I were you, I would start revising for a few days and then see how it goes and how much time you would need to invest to get a score of like 670+.
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    I would! just strengthens your CV and separates your from other candidates
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    (Original post by Vindobona)
    Because Finance courses are very competitive and you want to apply at the top business schools, it would definitely strengthen your application. On the admission pages of these unis, it says that the GMAT is recommended for UK students and required for international students. Which means that your international competitors will all have a GMAT, and probably most of the UK students too. If I were you, I would start revising for a few days and then see how it goes and how much time you would need to invest to get a score of like 670+.
    Thanks for this. Also, can you put your GMAT score on your CV (that's only if its good obviously i.e. 700)? i've never heard of anyone doing this.

    Well, i have till september to do this, since most post grad apps start from then. The only reason why the GMAT came into mind was when i was planning to apply for a postgrad course at NYU Stern.

    But have you done a GMAT before Vindobona?
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    (Original post by CS_Prodigy)
    Thanks for this. Also, can you put your GMAT score on your CV (that's only if its good obviously i.e. 700)? i've never heard of anyone doing this.

    Well, i have till september to do this, since most post grad apps start from then. The only reason why the GMAT came into mind was when i was planning to apply for a postgrad course at NYU Stern.

    But have you done a GMAT before Vindobona?
    I think I would put my GMAT score on a CV, at least if it's used for an academic purpose.

    And no, I haven't done a GMAT... I wanted to apply to LSE and Imperial for a Master's in Management and they both require the GMAT. So I started studying for it for about 2 or 3 weeks last summer, and then I realised that it would be quite difficult for me to score 700. To be honest, I had my little problems with some of the data sufficiency questions. So I decided to apply to other reputated unis that don't require the GMAT (Warwick, Durham, Strathclyde, Bath).
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    (Original post by Vindobona)
    I think I would put my GMAT score on a CV, at least if it's used for an academic purpose.

    And no, I haven't done a GMAT... I wanted to apply to LSE and Imperial for a Master's in Management and they both require the GMAT. So I started studying for it for about 2 or 3 weeks last summer, and then I realised that it would be quite difficult for me to score 700. To be honest, I had my little problems with some of the data sufficiency questions. So I decided to apply to other reputated unis that don't require the GMAT (Warwick, Durham, Strathclyde, Bath).
    Yes, that is actually what i am wondering at this moment. Whether i can actually achieve a high score within 4 months. I guess you could potentially go to a tier two university (RS group) and then top it up with an MBA at a very good BS in the future.

    My other opinion is to go into work for 2-3 years first, as there are some msc programmes that require at least 2 years work experience first, with the likes of LBS etc.
 
 
 
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