MBA Handicapping: When White Males Should Retake The GMAT by: John A. Byrne & Sandy Kreisberg on November 01, 2019 | 6,607 Views November 1, 2019 Copy Link Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Share on Reddit When should white males retake the GMAT? Sandy Kreisberg, founder of HBSGuru.com, says “almost always,” especially when your current score is a 710. That’s the case for Z. A financial analyst, he works in business development for a petroleum company after having spent more than a year in corporate finance at a minerals company. He’s hoping to use an MBA to change careers to land a job in marketing analytics, preferably the business side of sports. He has a GPA of 3.78 from Rice University where he had majored in economics and sports management.He did well on the GMAT, scoring a 710, but is targeting Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, and UCLA Anderson for its MBA studies. HANDICAPPING YOUR MBA ODDS That’s 21 points shy of Booth’s average for last year. Six points below Stern, nine points under Anderson’s average, but a half dozen points over Fuqua’s average (see Average GMAT Scores At The Top 50 Business Schools). The obvious question: Should Z retake the test? In this Fridays With Sandy episode, HBSGuru.com Founder Sandy Kreisberg says that when a white male scores a 710 and wants into an elite MBA program he should almost always retake the GMAT and aim for a higher score. Find out why in the video above. DON’T MISS PREVIOUS FRIDAYS WITH SANDY EPISODES 3.4 GPA, 700 GMAT & HISPANIC: CAN HE GET INTO HARVARD, MIT, KELLOGG? CAN THIS LIFE SCIENCE CONSULTANT GET INTO COLUMBIA & KELLOGG? DO FEMALE INDIAN TECHIES HAVE AN EASIER TIME WITH THE HBS ADCOM? CAN THIS INDIAN IT MALE GET INTO HBS WITH A 3.4 GPA BUT A 750 GMAT? WHERE RETAIL BUYERS & BRAND SPECIALISTS GET MBAs CAN THIS EX-AIR FORCE OFFICER-TURNED-SOFTWARE-ENGINEER CRACK THE MBA CODE? CAN THIS TARGET STAFFER GET INTO HARVARD OR STANFORD? HOW PETRO ENGINEERS CAN GET INTO A TOP MBA PROGRAM LONG DISTANCE CALL: HOW DOES AN AUSSIE TELECOM GUY GET INTO STANFORD? IS THIS 30-YEAR-OLD ENERGY GUY HEADED FOR HBS? GETTING IN IF YOUR STATS ARE BELOW THE MEDIAN WHAT GMAT DOES THIS LATINA GOVERNMENT ANALYST NEED? REAL GOOD ODDS FOR THIS INDIAN DO-GOODER. HERE’S WHY MILITARY-BANKER-HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL? HOW TO AVOID LANDMINES IN YOUR 2+2 INTERVIEW THE REAL HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL 2+2 INTERVIEW Comments or questions about this article? Email us.