Short Answer – All things considered, the average GMAT score at Foster MSBA was 670 for the last entering class. If you score above 670, 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 MIT 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 go 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 starting salary after the Foster MSBA program for the last graduating class was $140,354.91% of the class was employed within 3 months of graduation.
The majority of the class went into consulting (12.8%), Finance (23.4%) and technology (13.3%) oriented functional roles.
The Tuition fee for the Foster Business Analytics course accounts t0 around $ 57,024. An additional $29,130 living cost is required for proper sustenance.
Admitted international applicants are required to show proof of adequate financial support. Details about this financial ability requirement can be found on the Graduate School’s website.
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One short-answer essay is required and uploaded as part of your online application. The essay must be within 300 words.
Two recommendation letters are required. Preferably, recommendations should be provided by professional contacts versus academic or personal contacts. Designate your recommenders in your online application profile. Recommenders will receive an email directing them to the online recommendation form.
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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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.
Yes, our Foster MSBA program is designed to be work-compatible so that individuals may work a typical work week. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:30 pm and on occasional Saturdays from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
Both. We recommend that you report and enter your GPA based on the last 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits when prompted to “Self-Report GPA.” Though we recommend that you report and enter your cumulative GPA, as stated on your bachelor’s degree transcript when adding your transcript for admission to Foster MSBA.
You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detail these experiences on your CV (Resumé) for Foster MSBA admission.
The English language exams that you can take to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirement for Foster MSBA are-
TOEFL iBT Home Edition
Duolingo English Test