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Should You Consider an Online MBA?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on March 28, 2022 10:50:38 PM CDT

A decade ago, although they were available, few would consider an online MBA. Certainly, if you were looking for an “elite” MBA from a top 20 program, it was almost out of the question. But now online MBAs are becoming more popular, even for those looking for degrees from highly selective programs. Should you consider an online MBA? Let’s explore.

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Tips to Improve Your MBA Candidacy Starting Today

Posted by Rona Aydin, Oriel Admissions on August 1, 2018 10:30:00 AM CDT

mbaapplicationIf an MBA is in your future, it is never too early to start improving your profile. MBA applications require a significant time commitment, with applicants devoting hundreds of hours across months to prepare their applications. Starting well ahead of deadlines will help you to manage your time and to make sure that you are able to give your applications your best effort.  Whether you plan to submit an application this year or in the next few years, you can take steps today to improve your chances at getting into your top MBA program.

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Tags: MBA programs, part-time MBA, full-time MBA, GMAT Blog, MBA Admissions, mba admisions consulting, MBA rankings, online MBA

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

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on July 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT

mbaI 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, on June 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM CDT

mbaabroadThe 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 May 4, 2018 9:05:20 AM CDT

gettinganMBAAmong 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 October 10, 2017 9:25:00 AM CDT

act-tutoring.pngThis summer at, 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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