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What Do Most Applicants to Top Tier MBA Programs Have in Common? No Compelling Reason.

Posted by Morgan Bisset on Thu, Aug 31, 2017 @ 09:21 AM

The MBA applicant file was thick, with transcripts, recommendations, all sorts of testing metrics, alumni interview reports, essays, work portfolio, and even a video. The grades, numbers, work experience and personal narratives were superb. However at the bottom of the Director’s decision sheet clipped to the file folder were the letters NCR. In the decision column, the letter “Z” was scrawled, code for application rejected.

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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

How Important is Work Experience When Applying to Business School?

Posted by Morgan Bisset 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 Morgan Bisset 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 Morgan Bisset 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 Morgan Bisset 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