Top Indian B-schools accepting GMAT scores
MBA schools accepting GMAT scores in India – the scenario 10 years back
An MBA from India through the GMAT route was, till about a decade back, an exercise in futility. At that point in time, ISB (Indian School of Business) Hyderabad had just about begun offering its renowned PGP program, and the most popular route for getting an MBA in India was to get one right after graduating from one’s bachelor’s program through the CAT route. Appropriately, almost all students with GMAT scores in India chose to go abroad.
The scenario today – vastly different
Today, however, almost all top schools offer admission to MBA programs for experienced professionals through the GMAT route. The ISB PGP is a top choice, and so are the IIM PGPX programs. The list of top schools doesn’t end there, though, and newer names are being added every year. The programs are win-win propositions for the schools offering them as well as for applicants. While schools can extend their MBA offerings to cover experienced executives, professionals from different industries can now avail of these offerings to give a boost to their careers and set themselves up for leadership roles around the 5-7 experience level.
A list of top schools in India accepting GMAT scores is as follows:
|B-school name||Location||Avg GMAT score||Admission requirements (beyond a bachelors degree)||Web URL|
|ISB||Hyderabad||712||2 years of work-ex||www.isb.edu|
|IIM-A||Ahmedabad||713||7 years of work-ex||www.iimahd.ernet.in/programmes/pgpx.html|
|IIM-B||Bengaluru||702||7 years of work-ex||www.iimb.ernet.in/postgraduate/epgp|
|IIM-C||Kolkata||718||5 years of work-ex, GMAT score not older than 3 yrs||http://programslive.iimcal.ac.in/pgpex/overview|
|IIM-L||Lucknow||700||6 years of work-ex, GMAT score not older than 3.5 yrs||www.iiml.ac.in/post_graduate_program_ipmx_brochure.html|
|SPJIMR||Mumbai||680||5 years of work-ex||www.spjimr.org/pgpm/pgpm_home.asp|
|XLRI||Jamshedpur||660||5 years of work-ex, GMAT score not older than 3 years/XAT score||www.xlri.ac.in/scripts/GMP-Home.php|
|IIM-I||Indore||690||5 years of work-ex, CAT/GMAT score||www.iimidr.ac.in/iimi/pages/programmes_main/epgp.php|
|Great Lakes||Chennai||650||2 years of work-ex, GMAT/CAT/XAT score||http://greatlakes.edu.in/programs-pgpm/index.php|
Applying to these schools – points to keep in mind
Some points to note when looking at this list and evaluating these schools:
-The GMAT averages are only indicative – getting a GMAT score that is around the average may not make the applicant
competitive at the corresponding school. Similarly, getting a score that is somewhat below the average may not
necessarily make the applicant non-competitive at the corresponding school
-The GMAT averages are high for the top 5 schools on this list. Therefore doing well on the GMAT is important. Also, while only
some schools mention this fact, but most on the list above will not look very favorably at GMAT scores that are more than
3 years old.
-When applying to these schools, take all stages of the application process extremely seriously. Some applicants in the
past have assumed (to their dismay) that as they fare well on basic parameters (academics, work experience, GMAT scores),
the application process will be fairly seamless. Nothing could be farther from the truth – having good credentials helps
one clear an initial filter, but creating a strong application and then putting in a correspondingly strong performance
in the admissions interview is absolutely critical
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