GMAT vs. Work Experience in MBA Admissions
This post was written by our friends at blog.admit.me
Time to time, we receive questions from prospective MBA candidates about the trade-off between GMAT scores and work experience.
A sample conversation would look something like this:
Applicant: What would be the ideal experience in years that B-schools would consider for lower GMAT scores?
Admit.me: Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. It depends, depends, DEPENDS! Sorry, my friend…
Fortunately, I’m kidding. I wouldn’t be able to hold up my title as an admissions expert if I had given such an answer. Although it’s true that the extent of the trade-off depends on many factors, my job here is to give some clarifications on how to navigate this uncertainty in the application process.
Last Updated June 13, 2018