How did you figure out whether to take GMAT or GRE? Background: applying to STEM grad school in addition to MBA programs

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Did a practice test in both and chose the one I did better in. I’ve gone with the GRE btw. Additionally, there is no difference in how the b schools look at the tests now so pick whichever you test better in.

like

Still a preference for GMAT all else being equal. A higher GMAT is better for scholarship considerations

Take a look at the material (a study guide, some practice questions), and decide which you're more comfortable with. neither is notably harder than the other, but there are some stylistic and thematic differences, so you may find one is a better fit. If you're truly indifferent, I'd agree with Atos1 that b-schools don't really care. More traditional/academic grad programs, however, are predominantly GRE focused, so might make sense to do that to avoid doubling up.

Related Posts

Is an exec mba from a tier 1 school worth it if I already have a full time mba from a lower ranked school.

Anyone here study for the CPA during a full-time MBA program? How’d it go?

like

Hi 🐠! My firm is willing to file an EB3 GC for me, however I’m from a highly backlogged country and was wondering what’s the realistic timeline for it from start to finish? The process seems to be stressful, to say the least. Alternatively, I have the ability to venture out into Canada (as I’m yet to pursue my MBA, after which I plan on pivoting into a diff. industry). What would you do?

like

Anyone was able to get a grant for part time mba ? I am woman (brown if it matters). Any grants available for part time MBAs through some voluntary work etc.?

like

How would you rate IESE MBA (Top3 Euro school in Barcelona) vs US Schools? Asking as a European (German).

like

Hello everyone, Hope you guys are doing well. My current CTC is 7 LP and I have altogether 5.5 years of experience (3 years in statutory audit field, which they consider as relevant. And 2 years in credit field) So do you think the CTC I am getting as an experienced associate in pwc sdc is okay or should I ask for more ? Qualification - B.com, MBA (Finance) I will really appreciate your comments and suggestions Thank you

like

How much does an upward trajectory of gpa help in mba admissions? 3.2 freshman/sophomore year and 3.8 junior/senior- netting out to just above a 3.5. Good enough to not remove myself from contention at M7?

like

Is the main advantage of applying to mba early simply to literally start making more sooner? Is it easier when you’re younger? I’m fortunately not in a rush to apply and I think next year my app will be stronger, my income is not gonna be much higher post mba, I’ll have another promotion, better recs, and less debt to take on. What am I missing?

like

Thoughts on getting a CAMS certification as a Staff/Senior?

like

Are all Directors paid more than every non-MBA senior in the same group?

like

Does anyone know of recruiting firms with a focus on Anti-money laundering? I’m foreign educated and newly admitted NY attorney with CAMS certification but living in Miami lol. I’m here, because my husband practices in SoFlo. Any recommendations? I don’t have any experience but have CAMS.

like

Anyone have a test bank for the Azure 900 cert or have any recommendations on how to pass it asap. Also looking into AWS cloud practitioner

like

I hear a lot about Bankers & consultants going back to school for their MBA. I’m a digital marketer having worked for 5+ F500 clients. Should I try and get an MBA from a Top 20 school?

like

Anyone actually keep their PHR active? I got my cert in 2013 and have done nothing since.

like

Almost done with MBA. Apply to strategy practices during or after attaining?

like

Should I open a 529 or a taxable brokerage account? Might go get an MBA down the line, but also would hopefully be with a company that would pay for it.

like

What's the TC range for the post MBA level? Specifically not just in year 1, but in years 2 and 3 in between post MBA and manager level? And what does the TC breakdown look like at the manager level over the years?

likefunny

Seeking to transition out of the current industry into cloud computing. Spent the last 2+ years learning and acquiring experience in AWS, CI/CD, Jenkins, AWS Pipeline, GitHub, and Terraform. Honing Bash and Shell scripting. Picked up certifications as a PMP, AWS Cloud Practitioner, and AWS Solution Architect Associate along the way. Already have an MBA. What is the best way to break into the cloud and/or DevOps community?

like

Hi Everyone! I’m torn between which HR certification to pursue (SHRM-SCP or SPHR). Which one would you recommend and why?

like

Hi All, I'm 5+ experienced in IBM DataPower, secondary skills include working on WAS, MQ, Jboss, Tomcat - shell scripting to automate basic stuff. Holds certification in AWS Cloud Practitioner. Knowledge of DevOps tools like Jenkins, Ansible, Docker, GIT, SonarQube. Please let me know of any opportunities

like

Additional Posts

What is it like working in PE? What type of work do people in this field normally do from week to week? Is the field generally taxing with tons of working hours or does it vary on company, industry specialization, team, etc. Currently a Big 4 management consultant and a head hunter reached out about a PE Equity Operating Associate role in the southeast region.

like

Anyone feel super awkward around their team when they’re trying to develop you? My manager and leadership keep telling me that they see me owning the workstream I’m on soon and that I’ll be managing the project in the future and that I have big things ahead for me at the firm. The problem is that I’m job searching now and haven’t told any of them and it’ll be super awkward when I leave.

likefunny

Any recommendations for personal injury lawyers in LA County in California? Friends parent was injured in a car accident and looking for representation. Thanks!

like

Hi there! I attended a virtual robotics workshop last week. I learned a lot and especially enjoyed connecting with others who were using robots in their classroom. I hope you join the discussion and we can find a way to support each other.

Laid off. Applying to jobs. Besides networking, what are the top job search platforms/websites? There’s LinkedIn, indeed, monster and Glassdoor. Anything else I’m missing or which is the “best”?

like

Looking to Switch from Transfer Pricing into DDV, Valuations, or Operations consulting. Econ major. Worked as an equity research intern before joining the firm. Minor PE experience. Not sure if valuations is right for me but prepping for interview tomorrow. Any Advice?

like

I'm a senior finance major planning to take the CISA instead of the CFA/CPA so I can get to manager. What are the best CISA prep programs/books for a non-IT major?

like

Should I reach out to the recruiter for the final offer? I got an email from recruiter last week saying they would like to initiate the offer process and asked my salary expectation. I replied with my answers but haven’t heard back since then. Should I reach out? Or that might impact my negotiating position for pay.

like

Is it unprofessional to bring a pencil to an interview instead of a pen?

like

Why do people client side think it’s ok to treat consultants so badly. They would never treat colleagues the way they treat us, it would be a HR violation. I mean, I know consultants are annoying, but we still deserve to be afforded some human decency. Instead, it’s usually aggression and rudeness.

like

RubinBrown , Denver , tax - private client services same RSM , Denver , tax private client services what do we know about them? PCS groups in Denver

like

Recently accepted an offer but I got another one later on with better pay and benefits for the same job. How common is for people to withdraw from accepted offers and how do you address it? Will that affect possibilities to move to that company in the future?

like

Thoughts on Prosci or SHRM-SCP certification? Which would be considered more valuable or highly regarded? Currently focused on Change Management but have a HR background (industry experience / area of study in college).

likehelpful

Any MBB folks willing to do a referral?

like

Moms help me. I'm resentful that I got pregnant and now stuck dealing with the exhaustion of a newborn and recovery. My soul mate Hubby wanted kids, not me, but since it was "something he couldn't live without" I agreed since I was on the fence. He's super helpful and we have family to help out, which is more than most moms. But the exhaustion and PP depression is making me resent my decision and him. Baby is perfect, a regular healthy full term joy. I'm so blessed. But so miserable. Help.

like

How is Weber these days? Especially in healthcare or the DC office?

likehelpful

Job I applied for took down their original posting online. Position filled?

like

Has anyone been able to get United to status match AA ConciergeKey to Global Services?

Raw scores,scale scores,percentile scores,grade equivalent scores Which two scores do you think are most prone to misinterpretation by a parent? What you would say to a parent to help him or her understand the correct way of interpreting each score

like

is it worth upgrading to platinum AMEX or the reserve AMEX?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.