Update by: Nidhi bahl on Jan. 15, 2021, 6:16 p.m.
GMAT is an examination that has been planned for the aspirants of management courses in more than 112 countries including India. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) takes place at regular intervals throughout the year and is a Computer Adaptive Test. There are various GMAT Participating Colleges in India including IIM, Indore; IIM, Bangalore; LPU, etc. Students aspiring to study management programmes abroad can check out popular foreign universities such as Stanford University; Harvard University; University of California, Berkeley, etc. that also base their admission on GMAT scores.
Candidates can check the cut-off marks of GMAT once they are done with the examination. But before checking the cut-off they must check the GMAT Result to see their score. Minimum marks accepted worldwide is above 600 which may vary depending on the institutional occupancies and vacancies. Other than the scored GMAT marks and cut-off marks, candidates will have to clear the selection rounds consisting of GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview), if they want admission in the Participating Colleges of GMAT. Admission in the participating institutions will be based on these above-mentioned parameters including candidates professional and educational background.
GMAT is also being conducted in online mode in view of the pandemic. Colleges across the world are shifting to the online mode of education and engaging with students virtually. The COVID-19 outbreak has also forced business schools to change their curricula.
There are a lot of things that the candidates must keep in mind while selecting the management institutions after clearing GMAT examination. These pointers will help them in getting the right institution for their desired course. Let’s look at the determining factors for choosing a college after GMAT.
Accreditation and Affiliation of the College:
It is very important for an institution to be recognised and accredited and affiliated from acknowledged authorities. This is one of the most important things that the candidates must look after in any institution. An accredited college will lead candidates through good job opportunities and recognition in the field of management.
Infrastructure and Basic Facilities:
Infrastructure and Basic facilities is a must for any institutional structure. Candidates must check the condition of the building, power supplies, classroom condition, roads, libraries, halls, canteen area, the campus area, etc. If the institution successfully fulfils the basic facilities and has a good infrastructure then candidates can surely think of taking admission in it.
The fee structure is something that cannot be denied. It is an important factor that must be kept in mind while selecting the management institution. Candidates can compare two top-rated B-Schools in terms of their fee structure and then choose the one that suits their pocket.
Ranking and Ratings of the College:
Management aspirants must check the ranking and ratings of the college they are about to select for a management course. Candidates must see whether the institution is ranking in the top ten or top twenty management colleges. Ranking and ratings must be considered an important determining factor as it also guarantees a good group of faculty members along with a good infrastructure.
Candidates must look for the college that offers the management course they want to pursue. Also, check for the duration of the course offered. If the college is offering a related course then such a college can also be opted for management courses, considering the accreditation, affiliation and recognition of the institution.
The only reason to study from a good and reputed B-School is to get placed well after the completion of the course. It is a parameter that must be checked by the management aspirants. Check for the companies invited for campus selection and placement process along with the rate of successful placements. Candidates can also check for the highest package offered by the companies and the parameters the companies consider for offering the highest packages.
Good campus culture is very important for the overall development and grooming of the students. Hence, candidates must check the campus culture of the institution they are planning for. To check for the campus culture candidates can visit the official website of the institution or can possibly go to the institution and see the environment of the institution.
Alumni and their Success Stories:
Alumni are an integral part of a reputed management institution. Read about the top placed alumni and their success stories to know about how the institution helped them to achieve the pinnacle of success.
Also Read: How to Choose a B-School?
Let’s look at some of the important factors that candidates must know with context to participating colleges of GMAT.
It is important for candidates to first know about the college in which they want to take admission. While selecting the right management college, candidates must do some research about the background of the college keeping in mind the above-mentioned pointers of ‘how to choose a college’.
Candidates must also know that the final selection for the considered college will not only be based on the marks scored in GMAT but it will also comprise of the GD and PI score along with the professional and educational background of the candidates.
The cut-off marks determined by each national and international institution will also be a deciding factor for the selection of the candidates.
Once documentation is complete no changes in terms of college or course can be done.
Candidates who fail to turn up for the final admission procedure will automatically lose their candidature.
Here is the list of GMAT participating colleges in both India and abroad:
GMAT Participating Colleges in India
|GMAT Participating Colleges Abroad|
|University of Leeds, UK|
|California State University, East Bay, Hayward, USA|
|George Mason University, Fairfax, USA|
|California State University Sacramento, USA|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA|
|University of Manchester, United Kingdom|
|City, University of London, London, UK|
|Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK|
|Queen's University Belfast, UK|
Note: Mentioned above are top-rated national and international management institutions accepting the GMAT scores.
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