GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog

The Key to a 700 GMAT Score (or Higher): Multiple Levels of Strategy

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

There is just something about breaking that 700-score threshold on the GMAT that feels, and perhaps really is, very important when you are applying to business school. In this article, I’ll share a less “technical” view on how to approach the GMAT to improve your chances of scoring 700 or better.

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Common GMAT Mistakes & How to Avoid Them - The Verbal and Writing Sections

Posted by Luis Freire on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is intended to evaluate the ability to interpret and process information or knowledge within a specified period of time. The majority of students who register for and complete the GMAT are, for the most part, considering an advanced degree in Business, Management, Finance, Accounting or Human Resources. If you’re unsure whether the GMAT or the GRE is the best option for your specific situation, see our advice here.

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How to Get a GMAT Waiver From an MBA Program

Posted by Tiffany Rowe on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 09:39 AM

Earning an MBA could mean substantially boosting your earning power and lowering your risk of unemployment. MBA graduates typically see pay rises of 50 percent over their pre-business-school salaries, and five years after graduation, they’re typically earning about 80 percent more than those already-higher post-graduation salaries. In 2016, 88 percent of students graduating from a ranked business school found a job within three months of graduation.

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GMAT Scores Continue to Rise

Posted by Stefan Maisnier on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 @ 09:25 AM

This summer at mba.com, the GMAC released new raw scores to percentile guidance based on nearly 800,000 tests administered from 2014-2017. In the newly released time-period, the average overall score out of 800 has risen by more than 4 points to slightly above 556 from just below 552 for the previous period of 2013-2015. Interestingly, this increase can be almost entirely attributed to improvements in the Quantitative section. For the reporting period ending in 2015, the average GMAT Quantitative raw score was 38.91. In this newly reported data, that score has risen by almost a full ½ point to 39.4. Concurrently, the GMAT Verbal average score improved, too, but only at a factor of about one-tenth that of the quantitative improvement – from 26.8 to 26.86.

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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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3 Key Components of a Good MBA Application

Posted by Lisa Alvarado on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 12:50 PM

Applying to business school is an extremely competitive process. Top schools such as Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Wharton hold applicants to high standards, so putting together a good application is key.

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MBA Programs: The Best-Kept Secret Revealed

Posted by Jared Rand on Mon, Sep 12, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

 

You’ve done your research on MBA programs, and have resigned yourself to the fact that you’ll have to spend $50-$100k for your MBA. Right? Not so fast. Let me introduce you to the one top 20 business school, my alma mater, that pays you to attend through a working fellowship.

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