GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog

The Importance of a GMAT Score

Posted by Morgan Bisset on Sat, Jun 24, 2017 @ 11:47 AM

If you are applying to an MBA program, you probably already know that the business school admissions committees will look at a number of elements in your application, but also that not all components are made equal in this process. One of the most important factors when applying to business school is your score for the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), which is a standardized exam developed specifically for business school applicants, intended to measure their capability in pursuing an MBA program in an objective way.

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Answer Questions Like a Scientist for GMAT Success

Posted by Morgan Bisset on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 @ 10:02 AM

One of the great misconceptions about standardized exams such as the GMAT or the SAT is that they are tests of “Math” or “English.”

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Four Common Questions About the GMAT and MBA Admissions

Posted by Morgan Bisset on Sat, Jun 03, 2017 @ 03:00 PM

The business school admissions process has a lot of moving parts. Understanding the details in how your application is evaluated by an admissions office is key to finding success—especially when applying to top programs. To help ease your anxiety about the details of the applications, we have answered four common questions about the GMAT and MBA admissions more generally.

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Tags: MBA programs, Studying Abroad

GMAT Question of the Day #343  - YES/NO Question

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

This week's GMAT Question of the Day relates to question #343 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017. It is a typical AD/BCE, YES/NO Question.

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Tags: GMAT quant, GMAT prep

GMAT Question of the Day #311 - Data Sufficiency

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

For today's GMAT Question of the Day, we have an AD/BCE Value Question, relating to question #311 from theOfficial Guide for GMAT Review, 2017. See below for a clear, step-by-step example and explanation.

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GMAT Question of the Day #116 - Reducing Unnecessary Calculation

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, May 04, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

This blog post relates to question #116 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017.

What intimidates most students here, and sends them spiraling into a black hole of unnecessary calculation, is the first line of the table: 10.8% of 37. It’s not as bad as it looks, but we’ll come back to that…

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GMAT Question of the Day #114 - VIC (variables in choices)

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 @ 11:22 AM

This blog post relates to question #114 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017.

This is a classic combined rate problem with a VIC (variables in choices) twist. The authors of the OG provide the straightforward algebraic solution, and, with the proper background in rates problems like this, you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding what they’re up to. However, VIC problems with only one or two variables are begging to be back-solved.

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GMAT Question of the Day

Posted by Lisa Alvarado on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

 

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Mastering GMAT Quant: Building a Foundation

Posted by Lisa Alvarado on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 05:22 PM

Many of our GMAT students are very intimidated by the quantitative section of the GMAT.  But they really don’t need to be.

We are quick to explain that it can often be easier to make rapid improvement in your score on the quantitative section of the GMAT, as a significant portion of the facts and concepts you need to know are easy enough to learn or re-learn and then begin to apply to GMAT problems. The verbal section, on the other hand, has a stronger element of required “intuition” and general comfort with the nuances of the English language. This intuition and the associated vocabulary and reading comprehension skills take longer to build, and variances across students in these types of skills are generally the result of over a decade of relative differences in number and complexity of books read, reading and writing coursework, and general interest in reading and writing.

All that said, students continue to be intimidated by GMAT quant. Our society has a large cohort of individuals who simply believe they aren’t really “math people.”

This leads to high levels of stress around the quantitative section of the GMAT, and at a certain point, enough stress and anxiety can result in scores on the quantitative section of the exam that don’t even come close to your true level of competence.

So, what are some foundational steps you can take to begin the journey to mastering the GMAT quant section. 

Let me suggest a two-step process to building a foundation for success on GMAT quant.

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MBA vs MiM: The 11 differences that matter

Posted by Lisa Alvarado on Fri, Dec 09, 2016 @ 04:01 PM


For years the MBA has built up its reputation as the go to degree for individuals wanting to make a move into the management field.

What's more, it has fared exceptionally well by equipping various graduates with skills to move forward and enter prestigious positions in MNC's or create organizations of their own.

However, with all the rewards that accompany an MBA, it’s a well-known fact that top schools are extremely choosy and applicants need to meet several prerequisites to meet selection standards.

One such pre-imperative is the work experience required.

With the average age of applicants around 27-28 years, one can't consider taking up this degree before he has 4-5 years of experience securely added to his profile.

This race to gain significant work experience is especially troublesome for people who know they want to change to a  management role however to get to there, struggle to collect those lucrative years of work experience, at times in deadlocked occupations.

But times are changing.

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