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Good With Numbers, Bad With People


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GOOD WITH NUMBERS, BAD WITH PEOPLE

Do students with high GMAT scores make the best execs? Nope. The closer they get to a perfect 800 on the Graduate Management Admission Test, the worse they're equipped for the real world. So says a study at the University of Southern California's B-school of 1,200 students, who took personality tests gauging management prowess. Those who did the worst had the best GMAT math scores. USC researcher Michael Driver says they're "nerds" lacking needed social skills. Those with higher GMAT verbal scores are better, he says. The Graduate Management Admission Council says its GMAT test shows only how

first-year students will do

academically.EDITED BY LARRY LIGHT AND JULIE TILSNER By Jeffrey Glasser


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