Latest Articles from Beat The GMAT’s Blog Network

  • This article is written by Keith Soranno, a GWSB Class 2014 graduate. Keith has been one of the key figures in forming the image of this remarkable class and is well known for his straightforward no BS attitudes and expression.

    Going to graduate school for me was a different decision than for most individuals. Being a little older, I did not see an ... Read More

  • I’ll follow the sun

    by TopDogMBA on September 28, 2014

    Hello and I’m sorry for being so quiet these past few weeks.

    First of all, I’ve submitted my three applications in Round 1 for INSEAD, MIT Sloan and Wharton.

    As usual, it was a mad dash to the finish line, tweaking essays and getting feedback, chasing recommenders and myriad other tiny things that have made the last month or so almost ... Read More

  • In a recent conversation, I asked a colleague at BCG to tell me about her experience preparing for the GMAT. Since she ultimately scored an impressive 760 (99 percentile), I suggested that she share her experience with MBA Admissions Advisors readers, which she gladly agreed to.

    Can you tell us a few words about yourself?

    I graduated in May 2013 with a ... Read More

  • The MBAache

    by UCD Smurfit MBA Blog on September 27, 2014

    Apparently I am a month into my MBA experience. Not quite sure how that happened but I’ll accept it must be true; I have a fairly reliable calendar (big numbers, at least 12 point; nice, sensible Times New Roman font – nothing barbaric like Arial – and exceptional inch-width margins). So it really must be [...] Read More

  • Hoping to unlock the good life by going to business school? Best to stay on top of the current MBA news. Check out some of the latest headlines, recaps, and studies about the MBA admissions process from media outlets across the country.

    From Wharton topping Harvard in the coveted category of average GMAT score, to business schools frowning on “helicopter ... Read More

  • Welcome to the latest edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. This week, MBA bloggers look forward to a sleepless first year, lay out their essay strategies, and think up an entirely new approach for conquering the GMAT.

    The whirlwind begins—Now ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Geometry

    ABCD and JKLM are square regions with vertices J lying on side AD and point K lying on side BC. Is the area enclosed by region JDCK greater than 7?

    (1) The length of MK is √23

    (2) D is the center of square JKLM

    AnswerSelectShow A.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThis GMAT Geometry ... Read More

  • As the new school year gets underway, we’re pleased and excited to announce the brand new VOA Student Union blog!

    In addition to highlighting valuable information for students looking to study in the United States, we’ll be showcasing experience and advice from students who are currently studying or have studied in the US. If you’re ... Read More

  • Just in time to motivate some of you slaving-away BSers: A Success Story to share!

    About this time last year I was reeling from a much lower-than-expected GMAT score (about 70 points lower than my goal), having spent the entire summer taking a class and studying non-stop. I was starting to have a lot of doubt in my decision to apply to business school, ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Number PropertiesIf z and x are integers is (z^3 + x)(z^4 + x) even?

    (1) x^3 + x^2 is even

    (2) (z^2 + x^2)/2 is odd

    AnswerSelectShow B.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionSimplify GMAT DS questions. Break down what the question is asking. Take this seriously. It’s your job on DS questions ... Read More

  • Why Get an MBA?

    by Kaplan GMAT Blog on September 25, 2014

    Why go to business school? The answer can be nearly anything, but it’s almost always about moving forward.

    By its very nature, business school is a means to an end. The benefits of business school are numerous: it can help us reach our goals, advance in our careers, and become better people.

    At Kaplan, we have thousands and thousands of success ... Read More

  • The MBA programme has finally come to an end.  My one-year roller coaster experience has ended faster than I had imagined. When I bid farewell to Orla, Michael and Yvonne in the MBA programme office before heading to Dublin airport, I found myself stuck by a simple question asked by Yvonne,  “How do you feel [...] Read More

  • We saw a lot of this happen even before our series of posts on telling stories in your MBA essays, but unfortunately it’s gotten worse.

    We need to state this for the record:


    Since most of you have no experience with creative writing, that should be good news!

    However, this post is directed ... Read More

  • Though not impossible, it is very challenging for international students to gain admission to and attend medical school in the United States for the following reasons:

    1.  Many schools will not even accept an application from a student who is not a US citizen or permanent resident.

    Only about 50% of US medical schools accept application from international ... Read More

  • You’ll be spending tons of money, time and energy to earn this degree, so you have to ask the question: is it all worth it? Check out this answer from UNC’s Kenan-Flager Business School, as told by an infographic!

    An MBA degree can open many doors for you professionally, personally and financially. An MBA can increase your salary by up to 81 percent, ... Read More

  • Business schools love to talk about how diverse their class is but we thought rather than just saying “Rotman has a diverse class!” we’d use our latest blog post to talk to the many of the really exciting things happening on and off-campus for students from all walks of life.

    For whoever you are or where you are from, we have a club for you:

    Association ... Read More

  • When the GMAC changed their GMAT testing procedure to allow test-takers to cancel the score at the end, after previewing it, we laid out our opinion that nobody should ever cancel their score. What if you have canceled a score? What should you do about it? Is it something you need to worry about? Well…

    While much of the blahg is available completely ... Read More

  • Welcome to our 3-part series!   What are the core attributes of a winning MBA candidacy? Here's O-Z...   O is for OBJECTIVES: Milestones on your journey to success.   P is for PASSION: Exuberance, joy and celebration.   Q is for QUALITY: Achieving your best, exceeding expectations.   R is for RELATIONSHIPS: Connecting with, ... Read More

  • As you know, getting into a top law school involves much more than excellent grades and LSAT scores. But, because everyone’s road to law school takes a different shape and is not preset like a pre-med curriculum might be, checking your progress and development along the way involves some serious self-reflection. Thus, you should try to use the ... Read More

  • Hello!

    This week, learn how to use the idiom “allow for” correctly AND learn how to avoid it’s common “allow to” trap!

    Here’s a still of the final board work:

    If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future videos, please share them with me! Leave them in the comments below, and I’ll get back ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency - Number PropertiesIf x is a positive integer greater than 1 does x have more than two factors?

    (1) x has the same number of factors as y^2

    (2) The result when y is divided by x is an integer

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThe post GMAT Question of the Day – DS – ... Read More

  • Several months ago someone sent in an email that started like this:

    I just read your military blog piece, I have a couple of bosses and underlings who never respond to emails, totally drives me crazy haha.

    Apparently they were referring to this post where we called out some people for a lack of manners. And apparently this opening was meant to show ... Read More

  • On Tuesday 2nd of September, the MBA Programme Office were delighted to host a Celebrating Entrepreneurship Event in the Hibernian Club on St. Stephens Green in Dublin. After a brief introduction by Prof. Pat Gibbons, MBA alumni and current students were treated to some rare insights from Claire Lee, head of Corporate Venture at Silicon [...] Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – DigitsIs the two digit integer k less than or equal to 19?

    (1) K^2 > 400

    (2) K^3 < 8000

    AnswerSelectShow B.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionThe post GMAT Question of the Day – DS – Digits appeared first on Atlantic GMAT. Read More

  • The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT was introduced in 2012 to replace the “Analyze an Issue” essay. The Integrated Reasoning section tests your ability to quickly process information and answer questions about it, combining reading comprehension and quantitative skills (especially percent change, ratios, etc.). It tests 12 “items,” ... Read More