GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog

Using Khan Academy for GMAT Prep

Posted by John Easter on Sat, Aug 06, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

 If you don't know what Khan Academy is, watch this. When it comes to GMAT prep, using Khan Academy can be a very effective tool for refreshing basic skills, but there's a catch. KA content is aligned to the common core state standards for math. The GMAT is NOT aligned to the common core.

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Tags: GMAT prep, GMAT tips, GMAT, GMAT Blog

GMAT or GRE: 3 Key Questions

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 @ 03:00 PM

I often get asked to help our students decide between taking the GMAT and the GRE. Here are the three most fundamental questions you should be asking as you make your decision.

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Tags: GRE Verbal, GRE vs. GMAT, GMAT reading comprehension, GMAT, Reading Comprehension

How Important is Work Experience When Applying to Business School?

Posted by Suzanne Pearman on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Many potential MBA applicants worry about their level of work experience. This is an important piece of your business school application, and it can play an important role in the admissions process.

While some prospective students have already been working for years by the time they choose to attend business school, others are either just out of college or only have 1-2 years of work experience. Business schools will almost certainly take into account your prior work history, considering both the amount and the type of experience you have.

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Tags: business school, work experience

Should You Get Your MBA Abroad?

Posted by Suzanne Pearman on Wed, Mar 04, 2015 @ 03:13 PM

American business school applicants are increasingly opting to go abroad for their MBAs, and with good reason - there are many advantages to overseas MBA programs. However, there are also drawbacks, and there are numerous factors you will need to consider before making this choice.

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Tags: MBA programs, Studying Abroad

GMAT Scores: To Cancel or Not to Cancel?

Posted by Suzanne Pearman on Mon, Feb 23, 2015 @ 01:52 PM

At the end of the GMAT, you will be asked whether you want to report your scores or cancel them. This is an important moment, because it is the only opportunity you will have to cancel your scores. Once you report them, you cannot reverse the decision.

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Tags: GMAT, Test Scores

Time Management on the GMAT

Posted by Suzanne Pearman on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 09:13 AM

How can you manage your time while taking the GMAT? I often get asked this question. For most people, the Quantitative and Integrated Reasoning questions pose the most significant time pressures, so in this post I will be focusing on those two sections.

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Tags: GMAT, time management

GMAT Math: 5 Tips for Data Sufficiency Questions

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Feb 05, 2015 @ 12:16 PM

GMAT Data Sufficiency problems present you with some initial information and a question, followed by two statements.  You have to decide whether the information contained in each statement is sufficient, when combined with the initial information, to give a definite answer to the question.  In this case, a definite answer means being able to answer either “definitely yes” or “definitely no” to the question.  If you can only answer “definitely maybe” then the statement is not sufficient by itself.  If neither statement is sufficient by itself to give a definite answer, you then evaluate whether the two statements taken together are sufficient to find a definite answer.  Some questions involve solving for a value; for these questions, a statement is sufficient if it allows you to solve for one, but no more than one, value. 

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Tags: math skills, GMAT

The Great MBA Admissions Debate: Round 3 vs. Next Year

Posted by Rachel Cavalier on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

Are you conflicted about whether you should apply to b-school Round 3 of this year or Round 1 of next year’s application cycle?

Tune in to Accepted’s webinar, Round 3 vs. Next Year: The MBA Admissions Debate, for professional advice that will clarify the two options and help you come to a conclusion that will increase your chances of getting accepted.

During the webinar, Linda Abraham, founder & president of Accepted, will discuss:

  • The differences between R3 and earlier rounds.
  • The pros and cons of applying R3.
  • 6 reasons why some people should wait until next year.

…and more!

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST. Reserve your spot by registering for free now!

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A Recipe for GMAT Reading Comprehension Practice

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Dec 09, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

When we’re helping students prepare for the GMAT, we tend to find that the most stressed out students are those that are really struggling with the quant section. But paradoxically, those that are truly lacking math skills can be the easiest students to help. Why?

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Key GMAT Sentence Correction Concepts: Diction

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Tue, Nov 04, 2014 @ 09:46 AM

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