Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Cambridge is 690 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee.
Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot;
“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.”
If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.
“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”
The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
The average salary at HEC Paris for the last graduating class was £64,000. 92% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (27%), Finance (19%) and technology (29%) oriented functional roles.
Cambridge students are typically ambitious, intelligent, motivated, hard-working, passionate, committed, curious, intellectually creative, independent thinkers, and able to manage their time effectively. Employers know this and look for the same attributes in potential new employees, which is why our graduates are so sought after.
The Tuition fees for Cambridge MBA is £9250 and an additional £ 11020 in living cost.
The University and Colleges are committed to the principle that no suitably qualified Home fee status student should be deterred from applying to Cambridge by their financial circumstances
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We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks
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If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average.
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3-4 weeks at least.
Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.
School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.
Although the Cambridge MBA is a full-time 12-month programme, we also offer part-time 20-month Executive MBA programmes (EMBA).
Our Projects Office will identify project proposals for the class, but if you are particularly keen on a specific sector or company, you are also welcome to source your own Global Consulting Project and are encouraged to do so; it gives you a reason to talk to potential clients and to expand your network in your chosen area of interest.
Once you and your group have decided which company you would like to work with, you will then develop the project brief with that company.
Given the structure of the degree and the class demographic, there are no formal supervisions through Colleges, or during the course of the MBA. However, there are a great many opportunities to link with academic and professional staff throughout the year, and students are encouraged to use these links.
A variety of assessment methods are used during the programme, often several forms used in combination in one course:
International students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or masters degree will be able to benefit from 2 years’ work experience in the UK upon graduation, through the new Graduate Route.
There are other options available to international students who want to stay and work in the UK after their studies.
If you’re considering staying in the UK after your studies, you may need to apply for a separate visa to your student visa. You can check whether you need a visa at UK Visas & Immigration.
There are 31 Cambridge Colleges, but not every College takes MBA students every year. If you are made a conditional offer of a place on the MBA programme, we will put you forward for membership of a College which has places for MBA students.
However, it is very difficult to say which College this is likely to be until nearer the time. Applying early may give us more of a chance to secure membership of a College of your preference, but this can never be guaranteed.