Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Queen’s Smith is 640 for the last entering class. If you score above 640, 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 Queen’s Smith for the last graduating class was $100,406. 96% of the class accepted an offer before graduation with majority of class going into consulting (51%), Finance (26%) and technology (8%) oriented functional roles.
Placement for the remainder of the class was highly diversified across airlines, consumer goods, energy, government, healthcare, and retail. Over 70% of placements were jobs facilitated by the school, including postings from the Smith job board, referrals from alumni, classmates, and networking with alumni, and Smith corporate partners.
The Tuition fees for Queen’s Smith MBA is $105,100 and an additional $20,000 in living cost.
The Full-time MBA program fee includes program enrollment; all books, case materials and other instructional supplies; academic events like case competitions; and career related non-academic events, including executive coaching.
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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.
There is no application fee and no fees are due until you are accepted into the program.
No we do not require a GMAT or GRE. That said, you can certainly begin your application without a GMAT score. The GMAT may be required depending on your undergraduate academic performance and career progress. Your application advisor will conduct a preliminary assessment and determine if a GMAT is required.
We have a number of opportunities for scholarships available;
At Smith we pride ourselves on our coaching and career service while you are in the program and beyond. We provide you with a career coach who can offer assistance with career development and networking access to alumni.
The curriculum for the Accelerated MBA for Business Graduates at Smith School of Business has been designed to complement an undergraduate degree in business. Applicants will be considered from other undergraduate disciplines if they have completed courses in the prerequisite subjects (Accounting, Finance, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Statistics, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Operations and Strategy) with a grade of B or better.