Latest Articles from Beat The GMAT’s Blog Network

  • 11 High School Study Skills to Prepare You for College Do you ever feel like you’re in classes with students who don’t need to study, but who still succeed? If you’ve seen this, or even if you are this person, it’s important to know that everyone will need to be excellent at studying in order to continue to succeed. The ability to study and ... Read More

  • Harvard University has named pop singer Rihanna its Humanitarian of the Year. Harvard’s yearly humanitarian award goes to “‘prominent public-spirited leaders” in honor of the late Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, a beloved preacher, theologian and character at Harvard. Gomes was “one of the nation’s truly great preachers ... Read More

  • By Danielle Wirsansky,

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    Everyone knows that students are busy. Juggling school, work, and a social life is difficult — it’s something we can all agree on.

    Most of us make New ... Read More

  • So Round 1 happened.

    And now Round 2 is like really far along.

    And you’re sitting here going, what happened?!?

    If you have this nagging sense of doom creeping into your gut, thinking that after all that, it’s not looking like you’re going to get in anywhere, then leave it to EssaySnark to make some snarky comments about it try and ... Read More

  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    Last year, the Wharton School strengthened its offerings in data and analytics while Duke’s Fuqua School of Business unveiled a new Master of Quantitative Management. But Wharton and Fuqua are far from the only business schools taking an interest in big data, it turns out.

    In fact, according ... Read More

  • Imagine getting an email that said you were accepted at your first-choice college, only to be told an hour later the acceptance was … a mistake. Ouch. That’s what happened to nearly 300 applicants to Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health last week. The emails said the New York City college was “delighted to... ... Read More

  • The U.S. federal government has removed earlier guidelines that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. Transgendered people don’t live as the gender they were born.  For example, a transgender man born female dresses and appears as a man. Likewise, a transgender woman born male appears female. ... Read More

  • Brown University in Rhode Island, Villanova University in Pennsylvania and Smith College in Massachusetts led U.S. schools for sending the most U.S. students abroad on the Fulbright Program, according to the U.S. State Department. Schools that sent the most the most Fulbright U.S. Scholars are the University of South Florida, California Polytechnic ... Read More

  • If you are planning to apply to full-time MBA programs next year to start classes in the next 12-18 months, this is the perfect time to start preparing for your GMAT test date. Even if you aren’t planning to apply for another few years, it’s not too early to take the test! GMAT scores are valid for five years so the sooner you can get this test ... Read More

  • Calling all INSEAD applicants (including those just thinking about it)! We had an amazing turnout at our Get Accepted to INSEAD webinar, and would now like to share that webinar with you.

    If you’re looking for advice on:

    • Deciding if INSEAD is the right program for you

    • Understanding INSEAD’s mission and goals

    • Answering the INSEAD ... Read More

  • Kaplan’s latest survey of admissions officers shows data science skills are in demand.

    While a recent survey suggests MBA programs are taking in-demand tech skills like data science more seriously, a new rankings list evaluates the expected annual salaries of top business school grads. This and more in our roundup of management education news.

    MBA ... Read More

  • Every year, we hear from a breathless Brave Supplicant all jacked up and ready to go, wanting to submit an application to bschool. For Round 3. (Or whatever the school calls its last round – we just mean the March/April deadlines that most full-time MBA programs use.) They just crammed through the GMAT (and usually…

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  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    At EXPARTUS, we often work with young professionals, and college students, who are planning on applying for an MBA in the next couple of years. With so little work experience to rely on, they want to optimize every part of their background in order to get in to their target schools. And so, we ... Read More

  • El MBA es hoy en día, y desde hace más de 50 años, el título de post-grado más popular y más rentable del mundo; es por eso que cada año cientos de miles de personas solicitan admisión a programas de MBA. Cada vez existen más opciones de cómo sacarlo, desde el tradicional (de uno o dos años y tiempo completo), al de medio tiempo, el nocturno, ... Read More

  • Train Your Brain for the GMAT Test-Day Grind You’ve read the books. You’ve taken a GMAT prep course. You’ve filled your head with math formulas and English grammar rules. You’ve posted on GMAT forums, you’ve increased your sleep, and you’ve even gotten help for your standardized test anxiety.

    You’ve done ... Read More

  • In conversation with Saurav Mahopatra who scored a 700 on the GMAT…


    Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

      I passed out in 2008 from ITI Bhubaneshwar in computer science engineering. Post that, I worked as a developer in a company on multiple projects and one of my clients was American express.   After two years of working ... Read More

  • In conversation with Satya Mudalla who scored a 730 on the GMAT…    

    Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

      I did my Computer Science Engineering from BITS Pilani and got placed in Virtusa consulting Pvt. Ltd in Hyderabad. I worked there for around two years and dealt with developing software solutions.   In this period, ... Read More

  • As we covered yesterday, a bad interview experience is understandably very stressful, and if this happens to you, you may be wondering if you should contact the MBA admissions office about it. Before elaborating on the subject, we’ll repeat an important consideration that we mentioned yesterday, in case you come out of the interview feeling…

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  • Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul On March 11th, 70 MBA students will depart for the annual Smurfit MBA International Study Tour. This year, for the first time, we will be visiting Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea. The Study Tour encourages participants to immerse themselves in the business environment of these unique countries by taking them on an ... Read More

  • In a computer lab at Harvey Mudd College in California, a small robot performs the graceful movements of tai chi, an ancient Chinese meditation exercise. Student Jane Wu writes instruction codes from a nearby computer, showing a visitor a simple form of robotics and artificial intelligence. Wu is a third-year student in mathematics and computer... Continue ... Read More

  • In conversation with Isham Roy who scored 700 on GMAT and got an admit to ISB..  

    What was your basic motivation behind your MBA?     Basically I come from an engineering background, I did my computer science engineering in BIT, then I worked for 4 Years in Cisco in Bangalore. I was working in a purely technical role and was doing quite ... Read More

  • Your MBA admissions interview was awful. It was not just bad; it was horrible. The reason? BECAUSE YOUR INTERVIEWER WAS LOUSY. What do you do????? Before deciding to complain about an MBA interview experience, make sure to evaluate as much as you possibly can from the other side of the table. You need to get…

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  • Conventional wisdom: Round 1 (September/October) and Round 2 (January) application deadlines are the only targets that a serious MBA applicant should ever consider.  As the admissions committee allocates a finite number of seats, and the wait list only grows, a Round 3 applicant’s chances for acceptance are nil.  So, if you miss R1 and ... Read More

  • “The fact that recruiters are closer – zero distance – to their end customer means they get a clearer sense of what professionalism is, what’s needed to solve problems… One of the reasons I love working with our young consultants is that I believe there are certain behaviors, certain skills you can learn to accelerate ... Read More

  • Ultimately, very few people pursue an MBA to stand firm in the field, company, or role in which they currently serve. By giving you a broad overview of primary business functions, a deeper level of understanding than a bachelor’s degree in business, and the chance to focus your skills in one or more areas of business, an MBA helps you create new ... Read More

  • You’ve been busy these last few years. Very busy. How will you ever fit all of your classes, extracurricular activities, awards, and job experience in your EMBA application essays?

    The simple answer is that you won’t, and you shouldn’t even attempt to.

    Trying to include all of your past experiences will create an essay that is too long ... Read More

  • It’s early February, time to explore one of the MBA world’s hidden opportunities: J-term, or January Entry.

    As the name implies, these students begin in January and continue through the summer term, meaning that they get the same amount of classroom time as traditional two-year MBAs.

    J-term  programs are typically smaller and more international, ... Read More

  • Happy Presidents’ Day!

    by EssaySnark on February 20, 2017

    Hello BSers! Today is the Presidents’ Day holiday here in the U.S., so Team EssaySnark is off doing non-EssaySnark things. We’ll be back tomorrow for another installment of MBAsnarkiness! Read More

  • Α while ago, I entered a competition for the best MBA blog. In my day job, I am a graduate admissions consultant, so I thought I would try to get some attention to my blog through this contest. I didn’t win. I didn’t place. I didn’t even show.

    It wasn’t for lack of effort. I tapped all my social media friends and contacts as I looked for votes. ... Read More

  • “Application Timing” is the first post in our series, Navigate the MBA Maze.

    Should You Apply Round 1, Round 2, or Round 3?

    Do not try to win the admissions game through timing. Quality—not timing—trumps all. Submit your application when it is at its best.

    When in doubt, listen to Linda’s rule:

    “Apply in the earliest round possible ... Read More

  • Now is the season for the all-important MBA interview process.

    In fact, and many of you are preparing as I write this! Or at least I hope so? Or..maybe not?

    I often see applicants pour all their precious energy into applications and then blow it big time with the interview. By the time interviews roll around, they are either 1) burnt out, or 2) a ... Read More

  • This interview is the latest in an Accepted blog series featuring interviews with MBA students, offering readers a behind-the-scenes look at top MBA programs. And now for a chat with Mitch Brummer, second year MBA student at Cornell Johnson…

    Accepted: We’d like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what did you study as an ... Read More

  • In Conversation with Ajinkya Bokil who scored a 710 on the GMAT and bagged an Admit to ISB. Could you tell us a little bit about your background?   I graduated in 2011 from BITS Pilani as an engineer with a specialization in electronics and electrical engineering. After that, I pursued an internship for 6 months in a research institute. Post this, ... Read More

  • Black CEOs are underrepresented in HBS case studies, reports one professor.

    Here’s the latest on the management education landscape—from the importance of MBA career services centers, to a lack of African-American representation in HBS case studies, to the challenges and rewards of attending business school as a married couple.

    Career services ... Read More

  • What are your values?

    by EssaySnark on February 17, 2017

    Many bschool adcoms offer essay questions in their MBA apps that are an invitation to get personal. This year, Yale SOM asked you about your biggest commitment. Stanford GSB has, going back to the beginning of time, asked you to state what matters most to you. Schools like Berkeley Haas and UCLA and Duke talk about their principles and values.

    What ... Read More

  • EXPARTUS MBA Admissions

    Have you been weighing whether an Executive MBA (EMBA) program is the right next move for your career? Designed for mid-career professionals with more than ten years of work experience, typically including managerial experience, an EMBA can be a great way to hone your leadership skills and take ... Read More

  • So you’ve decided to get an MBA… now comes the hard part!

    There are hundreds of schools out there, each one bombarding candidates with huge quantities of surprisingly similar marketing material. The decision can feel complex and difficult, hinging on ambiguous factors like “fit,” “culture” and the school’s “network” in your chosen ... Read More