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Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Average GMAT Scores for Top European Business Schools

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We’ve compiled the average GMAT scores for the top European business schools in the chart below. See where your GMAT score lands or, if you have yet to take the GMAT, get a sense of what score you need to target to be competitive. Business school admissions use the GMAT score as a sign of applicants’ academic abilities and a high score can help you stand out in admissions. Also, average GMAT scores play a role in schools’ rankings.

Review the average GMAT scores for the top European business schools below.

European SchoolAvg. GMAT
Bocconi School of Management650-750
Cambridge Judge690
Esade660
ESMT Berlin640
HEC Paris690*
IE Business School677
IESE Business School681
IMD Business School680
INSEAD706
London Business School708
Manchester AMBS550-700
Oxford Saïd Business School680*
Rotterdam Business School640

*Median GMAT score.

The Real Numbers of MBA Admissions: Average GMAT Scores for Top European Business Schools represents the average GMAT scores for the Class of 2023 for two-year programs and Class of 2022 for one-year programs.

The average GMAT scores at top European business schools range from 640 to 710. Based on this information, MBA applicants can expect to be competitive in regards to their GMAT score with a score in the high 600s or over 700. Of course, there are other elements of an MBA applicant’s profile that the admissions committee will consider in regards to acceptance to b-school. In general, GMAT scores stand for five years, meaning business schools will accept test scores from within five years prior to applying to their MBA program. Be sure to check each school’s requirements. The chart of average GMAT scores at top European business schools can allow applicants to quickly see where their final GMAT scores land within the applicant pool.

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Posted in: GMAT, Real Numbers of MBA Admissions

Schools: Cambridge / Judge, ESADE, ESMT Berlin, HEC Paris, IE Business School, IESE, IMD, INSEAD, London Business School, Manchester / AMBS, Oxford / Saïd

About the Author


Lauren Wakal

Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.

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