“Your exam results do not define you as a person and/or predict your future!”
The GMAT aspirants are often focusing more on attaining a brilliant GMAT score of more than 730. Considering the Indian students has a tendency to measure their or other’s intellectuality based on the score obtained in any respective exam. For seeking admission in international B-schools the Indian aspirants do the high GMAT Score centric preparation. Although, MBA admission doesn’t consider the score only.
In 2016, the Harvard Business School (HBS) class constituents comprise of an aspirant with 510 GMAT score. Previously, in 2013 the lowest admitted GMAT score in HBS was 580. Thus it’s breaking the cold thought of securing a high GMAT score is not the only gateway to top B-schools around the world. Abreast of GMAT score, there are several factors which influence the admission selection procedure.
Here are some key points that work as a selection criterion for almost in all the top notch B-schools and based on these parameters your performance, the fate of selection or rejection is decided.
Academics: Academic records are one of the important factors which influence one’s chance of shortlisting. It represents the consistent performance of the aspirant during the bachelor’s degree course. It offers the adcom to analysis one’s learning and adaptability abilities.
Published Papers and Research Projects: After academics, the published papers, journals and academic project add up value in the profile. It highlights the ability of the student to think in an innovative way. Alongwith it shows the in-depth knowledge about the subject.
Extra-curricular Activities: An MBA program demands multi-faceted talents from an individual. The active participation in the extra-curricular activities highlight the qualities of the students like jovial side, creative thinking skills, interest beyond seeking bookish knowledge, passion and risk-taking skills to try something new. All these are necessary to become a successful manager as they have to play several roles at a same time.
Industrial Internship: Industrial internships allow the aspirants to get the actual knowledge about the industrial operational activities. These kinds of internship programs give the opportunity to convert the theoretical knowledge into practical. These give you industrial exposure and allow you to build good networking connections with the employers.
Work Experience: Work experience hold the maximum consideration. It defines the individual that how quickly they interpret their teachings into practicality to meet the company’s aim. It describes the individual’s role, responsibility and achievements acquired in the organisation.
The reputation of your college: Students from the institutes such as IIT, NIT, BIT, DCE, etc. are given priority than another institute. The status of your institute also works as a selection criterion. But it never means that it is utmost important criteria.
After consolidating the aforesaid points, the next hard step is to yield persuasive letters of recommendations from your ex/current employers or supervisors or from the professors from your respective departments. Hence, focus on all the other main factors required for seeking admission in your dream B-school.
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