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Short Answer – The average GMAT score for Imperial MSBA 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 MIT SLOAN 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. Hence, you should be scoring above the average for 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 to be shooting at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average.
The average salary at Imperial College for the MSBA program is generally $75,000+. 95% of the last graduating class was employed within 3 months of graduation with the majority of class going into technology (39%), consulting (26%), and Finance (16%) oriented functional roles.
The Tuition fee for Imperial MSBA is $46,091.42 and an additional $15,503.00-living cost is required for admission and survival.
Imperial College offers significant scholarships to fund the most talented applicants. Their suite of scholarships recognizes students with outstanding academic accomplishments and leadership potential and who are committed to supporting their community.
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You have the opportunity to demonstrate your career plan through the Career Planning Questions on the application form, and this is an extremely important aspect of your application.
All candidates, regardless of your level of previous work experience are expected to provide evidence of your research into the professional areas, roles and potential employers that you are considering pursuing after you graduate – as well as the challenges you may face in your career and the skills you possess to help you succeed.
In the career planning questions you will need to show you have thought about the type of employer you want to work for immediately after graduating and have researched your target organisation(s) and role. You will also need to answer the following questions to demonstrate awareness of what is required and the steps you will take to prepare for your chosen career.
1. How will your chosen programme help you reach your career goal?
2. Do you see any barriers that you may need to overcome to reach this goal (personally, professionally, or academically)?
3. What gaps in your skillset will you need to develop to prepare for this career?
Contact details of two referees – at least one of which must be academic is required. Imperial College will accept two professional references where applicants graduated five or more years ago.
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.
For certain programmes, as part of the selection process, suitable applicants may be invited to an online interview especially for Imperial MSBA.
All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency for grabbing a seat in the Imperial MSBA course. Students who were not awarded their degree in a qualifying English-speaking country must demonstrate their proficiency by completing an approved English language qualification.
GCSE English, IELTS or TOEFL) at the required level.
Imperial College London is a global top 10 university with a strong reputation for research and teaching. Studying here will give you access to the latest thinking across business, technology, engineering, healthcare, and science. Beyond the classroom, it will open
doors to worldwide connections.