Short Answer – The average GMAT score at IE Business Analytics is 650+ for the last entering class. If you score above 650, 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 600 getting selected into top schools like HEC PARIS 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 below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, say, starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can catch up in other application sections by writing outstanding essays or performing 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 shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
IE Business Analytics Employment salary for the last graduating class was €65,000. 91% of the class was employed within 6 months of graduation with the majority of the class going into consulting (19%), Finance (16%) and technology (38%) oriented functional roles.
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Admission to IE Business Analytics requires the submission of two letters of recommendation. The letters can be academic or professional but, should be written by referees who must have observed the candidate closely and can rightfully mention the strong points of the applicant.
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.
A Master in Big Data is a program designed to mould data scientists of the future also called the IE Business Analytics program. By studying their Master in Big Data you will learn how to gather, analyze, manipulate and present data to draw strategic business decisions.
IE Business Analytics program graduates or to say data science professionals are in high demand. The number of data science/analysis roles is growing massively, and around 40% of those positions require a master’s or PhD. Opportunities exist in every sector and Harvard called it “the hottest job of the 21st century.”
You can enter all types of work experience for IE Business Analytics program admission in the Education and Experience section as well as detail these experiences on your CV (Resumé).
Only the applicants who clear the initial round of screening of IE Business Analytics program are invited to participate in an interview. The interview is an integral part of the application that gives a one-to-one chance to interact and get admission to the course.