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.
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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.