Short Answer – The average GMAT score at EDHEC is 650 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 EDHEC for the last graduating class was €88,000. 91% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (10%), Finance (12%) and technology (24%) oriented functional roles.
Throughout the MBA programme and beyond, you will have unique opportunities to build your network and gain access and insights to leading companies, industries and career opportunities including networking and recruitment events, MBA clubs, alumni events, and industry treks.
The Tuition fees for EDHEC MBA is € 46,000 and an additional € 10,000 is the living cost.
Scholarships and financial aid can be critical factors when it comes to embarking on your MBA. For this reason, EDHEC aims to make the process as simple and transparent as possible. When you submit your basic profile to their team, an admissions manager will get back to you swiftly, to discuss which scholarship you are eligible for.
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Detailed description of applicants’ role, responsibilities and achievements in their current (latest) position and explain how applicants’ roles and responsibilities have evolved through their career.
What are applicants’ post-MBA career plans, and how do they expect the curriculum to help them professionally?
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
GMAT / GRE Score
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.
To complete your application, you will need to provide the following documents. More details on each of the documents and the application process can be found here. You can also download a useful template for reference letters.
Once you complete your application, your file will be processed, and successful candidates will be called to complete the KIRA Assessment interview. Following the interview, successful files will be forwarded to the next selection committee for appraisal. These take place regularly, so admissions are on a rolling basis. Successful candidates are informed of the decision of the selection committee if they have been chosen to move onto the second Alumnus interview. The sooner you apply, the sooner you get an answer. The whole process usually takes around four weeks from start to finish but you can request a fast-track admissions process.
The first KIRA interview is followed by the second Alumnus interview which can be done by Teams, Zoom or directly on-campus. It will usually last 45 minutes and allow time for Q&A. You will be tested on communication skills and general “fit” for the EDHEC Global MBA.
Yes, candidates can pay their fees over 3 instalments.
To secure their seat and scholarship, candidates pay a first deposit
The second installment is due during the Welcome week in September
The third installment is due at the end of October.
No, EDHEC does not grant full scholarships.