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    Hi all,
    Looking for a bit of advice.
    So my intentions the past while has been to do a masters next year with the end goal of securing a job in trading in london.

    I sat the gmat last Friday and to my dismay only scored 620 when I was scoring better in practice. I am currently in final year of a finance degree in top 3 Irish Uni (not helping me I know) with a first class honours every year and obtained in the top 3% in my leaving certificate from secondary school.

    I have also done 6 months internship in back office trading company and a sales and trading spring week internship in a BB. I have extra curricular on top of this too.

    However my question I am asking is do have any chance at all of securing a masters with such a poor gmat score. To be honest I can't afford the application fees if I have no chance of getting in. I have applied to imperial with no GMAT just to see but I don't think I have a chance.

    Likewise I have applied to UC Dublin which has no requirement for gmat. I don't have time to resit the GMAT so I may just wait until next year and apply again once final year exams are over . sorry for the long post.

    Many thanks,
    H
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    Any advise at all appreciated. With Gmat of 620 am I wasting my time applying to Bocconi St Gallen etc?
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    From what I have read elsewhere on the forum the GMAT seems to be a standardising mechanism used by Universities to evaluate applicants quantitative skills with less emphasis put on the verbal section (at least for the likes of an MSc in Finance where applicants are coming from an array of different backgrounds). The point being that if you can demonstrate your quantitative ability through your written application and module descriptions I would say that a poor GMAT score won't cripple your application. With the majority of Universities I have looked at the GMAT is recommended but not a necessity for applying. Personally I would imagine the GMAT only adds considerable weight if you have an outstanding score.

    That would be my opinion for UK based Universities, as for European Universities like St. Gallen and Bocconi, I get the impression that they put more emphasis on the likes of the GMAT/GRE.

    I wouldn't write yourself off just because of your score, if I were you I'd just not submit it and instead make a point of emphasising any strong mathematical skills you might have acquired throughout your course.
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    (Original post by Lapse)
    From what I have read elsewhere on the forum the GMAT seems to be a standardising mechanism used by Universities to evaluate applicants quantitative skills with less emphasis put on the verbal section (at least for the likes of an MSc in Finance where applicants are coming from an array of different backgrounds). The point being that if you can demonstrate your quantitative ability through your written application and module descriptions I would say that a poor GMAT score won't cripple your application. With the majority of Universities I have looked at the GMAT is recommended but not a necessity for applying. Personally I would imagine the GMAT only adds considerable weight if you have an outstanding score.

    That would be my opinion for UK based Universities, as for European Universities like St. Gallen and Bocconi, I get the impression that they put more emphasis on the likes of the GMAT/GRE.

    I wouldn't write yourself off just because of your score, if I were you I'd just not submit it and instead make a point of emphasising any strong mathematical skills you might have acquired throughout your course.
    Cheers for the advice mate got offer from Imperial so you were spot on.

    Return on investment wise is imperial say €50k more valuable than rotterdam would ye say? Which fees will be more or less free and am also holding an offer for.
 
 
 
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