Wednesday, February 16, 2011

GMAT

"I am a mechanical engineer with a master degree from University of Toronto and a graduate certificate from Stanford University. I was wondering if indeed you have not listed Iran as a country people can graduate from with a degree as I couldn't find it listed and your search could not find my undergraduate university. My undergraduate degree is from Isfahan University of Technology in Iran. Please let me know how you can fix the pull-down menu so I can choose my school and continue with my registration. For your information I am already pursuing my MBA at Golden Gate University but preferred to transfer to San Jose State University which is closer to my work place and home. Please advise!"

This is what I posted on mba.com last night when I wanted to register for an official GMAT exam.  I knew there was a way to go around this.  After all so many of my friends and acquaintances have taken this exam around the world.  I was just looking for an answer on why Iran was not even listed.

The brief response just indicates that I can leave the undergrad school blank.

What if I didn't have a graduate degree?  I wonder, is this a punishment mba.com is imposing the Iranians?  I wonder if people can be so resentful that they cannot comprehend the individuality of people, the brains, the souls.  After all, don't you guys see there is a huge gap between people and governments particularly in that part of the world?  Can't you realize the individuality of people beyond the location of birth?  What do you know about Iran?  What is the meaning of a country to you?  Any one else born in any other country is assumed more worthy so their country will be listed?

I wonder, do I want to take the GMAT exam anymore?  Can I talk to SJSU business school to provide me with an alternative?  I can even stay in GGU where they elected to wave the requirement for GMAT score from me because of my strong technical background.

Ah! Healing Love.  That's what we need.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well said!

midnight/... said...

Thanks! But I am still debating really if I want to take the exam now...

Anonymous said...

Leila my dear, you are so right, at soem point, it all boils down to their perception of acceptable and unacceptable countried..why?? Do you really need to give GMAT to get MBA degree after living in the country for so many years and havign not one but 2 degress, one PE cert and one grad certificate..I say don't dignify the lame registration and continue with the more humble school, as a dedicated person like will make it big irrespective of the school..

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midnight/... said...

Thanks guys for your comments! I think I will consider altrnatives. I just don't care for this website much anymore.

Thanks Pro for the provided link!

maman said...

So, Is this not any better with the Obama administration?!
I was thinking things will get better ...

midnight/... said...

Hmm... I think it takes time maman.