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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

University of Edinburgh MSBA Review

July 7, 2023

700+

Avg. GMAT

24

Avg. Age

1-2

Avg. Exp.

80+

Class Size

11 

Months Duration

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What is a good GMAT score for Edinburgh University MSBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score 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 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. 

 

Average Employment Salary after Edinburgh University MSBA?

The average salary at University of Edinburgh for the last graduating class was £ 54,500. 91% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (7%), Finance (23%) and technology (45%) oriented functional roles. 

The success of the programmes is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. Hugely respected by global employers, our programmes provide the perfect learning experience with access to world-class academics and programmes that are underpinned by real world insights.

Key Employers

91%

Employed within 3 months of graduation

54,000

Avg. Salary

 

7%

Consulting

23% 

Finance

45%

Technology

25% 

others

 

£ 29,500

Tuition Fee

£ 12,500

Living Cost

42,000

Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Edinburgh University MSBA

The Tuition fees for University of Edinburgh is £ 29,500 and an additional  £ 12,500 in living cost. 

The University of Edinburgh Business School is offering a number of scholarships covering part of the fees for Masters students commencing study in September 2023. 

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Application Process & timeline

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

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

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. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about Edinburgh University MSBA

You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detailing these experiences on your CV (Resumé).

The application fee is £60, and must be paid by Credit card when you submit your application. The application fee is required and non-refundable.

Students may also finance the cost of their education with student loans, which typically carry low interest rates and can be paid back following graduation. We suggest that you contact your local bank in your home country. They often have close links to certain banks in France.

 

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