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  • By Jeremy Shinewald

    Megalomaniac; madman; murderer … not necessarily the type of character you want to brag about emulating—even if what you’re talking about is his singular work ethic and fervor for competition.

    So when I say that Daniel Plainview—the role portrayed by Daniel Day Lewis in the 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson film, There Will be ... Read More

  • Here’s some quick advice that came up for us when reviewing a set of Haas essays submitted by a Brave Supplicant recently. Berkeley essay 2 asks for your “most significant professional accomplishment” and other schools ask about similar stuff. Kellogg and Ross and Yale all have questions that go along these lines. This means there…

    While ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day - Data Sufficiency – Number PropertiesIf v is greater than or equal to 1 is r/v a terminating decimal?

    (1) v – 1 is divisible by 3

    (2) r = 99

    AnswerSelectShow E.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionA terminating decimal broken down to its simplest form only has 2′s and 5′s in the denominator. That’s ... Read More

  • Late August is upon us, the fall is near, and law school application deadlines are quickly approaching. If you are applying or thinking about applying to top 10 law schools, here is a breakdown of the application deadlines for each school along with the average LSAT score and average GPA of accepted students.

    For help planning and implementing your ... Read More

  • Duke, Fuqua is one the top B-school around the world but is it right fit for me? I still don't have a solid answer but the program seems to be very enchanting and attractive. In my research I identified few points that gave me positive vibes about the program but there are few points on which I've to do more research  to come to the ultimate conclusion ... Read More

  • Vote for Magoosh!

    by Magoosh GMAT Blog on August 27, 2014

    Help Magoosh Win the People’s Choice Award Did you know that Magoosh was founded by 4 entrepreneurs who were tired of old-school test prep and wanted to create a better way to study? Their goal was to make test prep accessible, convenient, and fun … and look where we are now!

    This year, Magoosh is taking part in the Empact100 Showcase, ... Read More

  • Next on our Fortuna Admissions list of ‘Top Tips’ – insider advice on applying to eight of the top US, and two of the top European, b-schools – is MIT Sloan.  Despite its proximity to HBS, also located in Cambridge, MA, Sloan has a very different feel, as its campus is less traditional and more urban. Students at Sloan feel integrated ... Read More

  • By Megan Weyrauch on September 9, 2013

    This article  is brought to you by Uloop & Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, roommates, college jobs, internships, scholarships, and college news.

    It’s 3 a.m. and you’re still studying. Sweaty fingers turn the pages of your textbook as your heart tries to bust out of its chest-jail. In ... Read More

  • Many business school applicants believe that gaining admission to a top-10 requires a great application. Well, they are right. Producing a stellar app that conveys authenticity, vision and value is essential to success.   But those individuals are also wrong. The process of earning a seat at Harvard, Stanford or INSEAD doesn't  begin with ... Read More

  • A better way to put it: A kitchen-sink strategy is not a strategy.

    Your goal in applying to business school should not be to dig up every little detail and aspect of your life, academic and professional and extracurricular, over the past ten years and cram it in somewhere in the application – or cover it all in your HBS essay. You’ll end ... Read More

  • Let me ask you this question first- directly- and try to answer this honestly from your heart, please.

    Why the MBA? Why?………………………………………….THINK before you continue any further.

    Don’t worry if your real answer can’t be said to your friends, family…etc. ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – CombinatoricsA team is composed of exactly 4 executives and 3 associates. How many such teams can be formed?

    (1) If two fewer executives were available for selection there would be equal an number of executives and associates available for selection.

    (2) If two more associated were available ... Read More

  • We just wanted to give you a head’s up that we’ll be increasing our prices September 1.

    So what does this mean for you? It means that you’ve got until August 31, 2014 to lock in a service at the current, low rate. Browse our catalog of services today to get an early start on your applications and to take advantage of our pre-increase ... Read More

  • On day two of this years Foundation Week programme the students took a little time out from the business of the day to meet with Ciarán Ó Hógartaigh, Dean of the UCD Business Schools who hosted a coffee break for the incoming classes at which he welcomed both full-time and EMBA classes to to the [...] Read More

  • What does it test? According to the ETS Web site, the Analytical Writing section of the GRE General Test “measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.” It measures these … Continue reading → Read More

  • MBA Program Spotlight: Health Care Administration Health care is a booming industry and shows no sign of slowing down.  Just look at the projections from the US Department of Labor While many of those jobs will be for doctors, nurses, and medical support staff, hospitals and clinics need skilled business professionals as well. Working in health care, ... Read More

  • You know when you’re digging in with a new topic and doing a lot of research on it and trying to ferret it out, when you don’t really know what it’s about? Not this applying to bschool stuff; we mean more like in your job, or maybe when you start to explore a new hobby…

    While much of the blahg is available completely for free, ... Read More

  • Change in the Game Plan

    by Pro GMAT on August 26, 2014

    Hi Guys,  Its been a while since  I’ve posted my last blog. Yes, I was super busy with official work as well as some mind-blowing results of my practice tests and others. But, now it feels great after putting my thoughts again … Continue reading → Read More

  • Our original plan for a Greek island vacation was a multi-week sailing trip hopping from one beautiful place to another on a catamaran with friends in tow. Then I got pregnant and the idea of flitting around the Aegean Sea no longer seemed wise. So we narrowed our focus to one island: Santorini.

    We chose very, very well.

    The small island had everything ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Ratio/Word ProblemOn July 1st Company X and Company Y each sold their entire inventories of Widget Z. If Company X sold 40% more units of Widget Z than Company Y sold and charged 60% less than Company Y per unit of Widget Z, which of the following could be the combined revenue from the sale ... Read More

  • Understanding the Relationship Between Cost, Sales Price, and Profit on GMAT Quant Questions A common type of word problem you’ll encounter on the GMAT quantitative section involves merchant services, namely the buying and selling of goods or services. The math itself needs to be learned for these types of questions, to be sure, but for some of my ... Read More

  • Late August is upon us, the fall is near, and law school application deadlines are quickly approaching. If you are applying or thinking about applying to top 10 law schools, here is a breakdown of the application deadlines for each school along with the average LSAT score and average GPA of accepted students.

    For help planning and implementing your ... Read More

  • The availability of MBA jobs If you’re considering going to business school, you should feel pretty great about your path to unlocking the good life. After all, the availability of MBA jobs is up across the board, and that includes startups and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

    The usual suspects—consulting firms and big banks—are still hiring ... Read More

  • Swiss rules for naming babies

    by Plan MBA on August 25, 2014

    There are lots of rules in Switzerland. And I’m not just talking about speed limits and littering laws. The Swiss laws get personal.

    Most of them exist to keep you from irritating your neighbors. Before we moved here, we read stories of people forbidden to do laundry on Sunday and of men told to pee sitting down after 10 p.m. because they made too ... Read More

  • Dee Leopold said, “Don’t overcrunch the numbers” but did she really think we could let such a prime opportunity pass us by?

    Here’s the data from her post – from the HBS Admissions Blog:

    Let the number-crunching commence!

    Lessee what we got… OK:

    Percent of applicants with GMAT scores: 87%

    Percent of applicants ... Read More

  • A very common question we receive from students is something along the lines of: “Can you provide/recommend a good study plan for someone who wants to score over a 700 on the GMAT?”  Keep in mind, according to GMAT percentiles, a GMAT score of 700 puts on in the top 10% percent, and a score of 730 is in the top 4%.  Also, remember: that ... Read More

  • MBA@UNC sent us an infographic about an MBA Return on Investment as well as ROI considerations for those MBA applicants that are considering online MBA degrees.    

    The post MBA Return on Investment Infographic appeared first on MBAPrepAdvantage. Read More

  • The next incoming class has finally arrived on campus, that is the full-time MBA class of 2015 and the Executive MBA classes of 2016.  It was a very busy morning with handout of materials, name badges and getting to know you sessions.  The morning sessions covered the basics of who is who and who does [...] Read More

  • There are a lot of pieces to keep track of in your MBA applications, and international applicants have more than anyone. Some of these can really screw you up if you’re not paying attention. Case in point: We were rather surprised last year when a Brave Supplicant informed us – after the fact, no less…

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