Admissions to leading Business Schools without a very high GMAT score now made possible

“It has been a distinct pleasure associating with Columbus MBA Admissions consulting. I gained admission to ISB with a GMAT of 650 - They have literally turned my life around” Remarked a candidate with an ISB (Indian School of Business) admit.

Online PR News – 16-December-2009 – – With India’s marks-driven, fiercely competitive educational system, most of the applicants aspiring for world-class M.B.A degrees often feel disheartened when they are not able to crack the GMAT (The Graduate Management Admissions Test). The traditional school of thought moves towards the philosophy that a GMAT less than 700 makes the entire case for a leading Business school void. Often candidates with a GMAT of say, 670, tend to take a second or even fourth attempt to cross the 700 barrier. The GMAT being a global ranking exam, success often remains unmet and only a very determined few make to the score.

“Most candidates tend to invest nearly 80% of their energies cracking the GMAT and less than 20% actually presenting their case during the lengthy and detailed business school application. MBA admissions interviews preparations are also take a backseat with responses that are not too specific in terms of career goals and other aspects. What we focus on is the Right Balance – a 700 GMAT may not be “the confirmed ticket” to the Ivy. We believe that much of the success comes from well-prepared admissions essays, meticulously sought out recommendations and well-rehearsed interview preparations. Since many candidates prepare for such stages by themselves, our clients do stand to gain the edge” commented Mr. Haresh Kodnani, MBA Admissions Consulting.

It is this “admissions marketing” that often gives the student a cutting edge. Many students are often at sea when it comes to the MBA admission process. Very often SOP’s (Statement of Purpose) and admission essays are more or less a replica of

“my friend’s successful essays”. Interviewers often find very stereotypical answers when it comes to interviews and tend to favour those who stand out – and with confidence.
“Haresh, who is himself an ex-New Yorker, would often comment that an MBA implies the world of business. And the first skill in business is to be able to present very well – I thus ensured a meticulous admissions preparation and received an offer from Duke University’s MBA program with a GMAT of 650” remarked a jubilant candidate who is now pursuing the U.S top 10 MBA.

With a passion of helping students develop themselves as they apply for their dream business school, the team at Columbus prides itself in the direct involvement of senior consultants for every case. “Be it a low GMAT or lacklustre academic performance or employment gaps or year drops, we have seen and sailed through all. On an average, our support increases admission chance by atleast 200%” remarked a jubilant associate of MBA Admissions Consulting.