GMAT & MBA Admissions Blog

More than a Signal: Deconstructing the Value of an MBA Degree

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

I have an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. This is a top program and I’m proud of having been accepted to and graduating from it, but it did cost me almost $150,000 in direct tuition. So, do I think it was worth it? I think so, but I’m not always sure. It’s perhaps a more complex question that requires consideration along multiple dimensions. In this article, I’ll explore the value of an MBA.

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Top 10 MBA Abroad Destinations

Posted by Tanmoy Ray, Stoodnt.com on Fri, Jun 01, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

The MBA is one of the most sought-after graduate programs in the world. Whether you are looking for a jump in the corporate career ladder, starting your own venture or hoping for a career change, an MBA degree could be more than handy. According to the QS Global Employer Survey 2017/2018 results, business and management studies are among the top 5 preferred disciplines among the recruiters. MBA is a great program to learn cross-functional skills and essential soft skills. On top of that,  studying abroad has its own unique advantages. Hence, it’s a no-brainer why so many international students apply for MBA programs abroad. In this post, we will look at the top 10 MBA abroad destinations for international students.

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Should I Consider an MBA Without Sponsorship?

Posted by Hadi Sawaya, PreptoAchieve on Fri, May 04, 2018 @ 09:05 AM

Among the many factors affecting the decision to pursue an MBA, the student’s ability to fund the program is undoubtedly an incredibly important component.

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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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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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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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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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