Anyone have an idea of what scores are required by UofM for GMAT. I was looking into attending in a few years to get my MBA.
681.9... Buy US News and World Report on grad schools, it's a good resource.
that you need a 690+ for any top school, unless everything else on your application is amazing.
I was looking on the official site and did find the average. Does anyone have any tips on applying?
I'm going into my 2nd year at Kellogg (Northwestern) right now, and was fortunate to choose from a few top schools when deciding, so I figure I can comment since I went through the app process in 07-08.
Your GMAT matters as a minimum threshold, but it is evaluated in tandem with so many other things that no GMAT is a guarantee for getting into school. There are people who get in with a 550 and people who get rejected from HBS with an 800 (though I think they do it just to say they did it).
Bigger factors to consider are obviously your recos, essays, extracurriculars, undergrad school + gpa, and your interview.
Anyhow, I would say that unless you have something that really stands out from the rest, I would say that you need a minimum 650 to clear the consideration hurdle and a good story to get into RSB from there. Otherwise, 700 would be a good target to get yourself in pretty comfortable shape.
The Kaplan / Princeton Review courses are worth it if you can foot the bill - you have to think of the entire process as an investment in yourself / your career, otherwise people just get bogged down about the money, etc, which IMO isn't the right approach.
(*This is all for full-time. Part-time is a different story.)
From the research I've done you should shoot for a 700+ to give yourself the best chance at a top school like Ross.
Best of luck man.
Just out of curiousity where else are you applying?
Man I have to hand it to you guys who have the chops to get into the Masters programs at places like Michigan and Northwestern...it's no easy feat. I ended up going to Wayne State for Graduate School which, obviously, is easy as pie to get into, but still it was a metric shit-ton of work to get through the program and graduate. I can't imagine how difficult it must be once you're in. Good luck to you.
I got a 650 and didn't even bother applying to Ross.
Wasn't an easy decision though, and I did a ton of research beforehand. If you're not mortgaging your dinner to do so, make the investment in yourself and take a class. Aim for 700+.
Thank you to everyone for their insights. I am a couple of years away from applying. In my mind its Michigan or bust but thats the way it has always been. I have not even taken the GMATs yet because I started working for the FDIC right away. I'm plan on taking all the Princeton Review courses that I can because I think getting a 700 will be a real challenge for me.
so which bank is the next go under?
On "This American Life" they followed along with the FDIC as they shut down a bank, it was fascinating.
The 60 Minutes piece is pretty accurate of what a bank closing is like. I'd give you a link but I working now and can't get on youtube.
Good call, I've seen that as well.
I'm pretty sure if you have 1000 mgopoints they automatically let you into Ross. Brian pulled some strings.
I HIGHLY recommend taking a prep class...
I only bought a couple review books because a professor at OU told me not to worry about my GMAT score, and I'll be admitted no matter what (plus Oakland only requires a score of 500).
Making a long story short, I never used the books and never prepared for the test. I still got in, but I got below 500 and now I feel like a retard. TAKE A PREP CLASS