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  • Since the GMAT is typically used for admissions to American universities, it is conducted only in English. Taking the GMAT for non-native English speakers is therefore slightly more challenging than for native English speakers. Non-native speakers have to navigate the same challenges that English speakers encounter, but they need to do them in a second ... Read More

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  • The 5-Step Guide to Writing Your MBA Goals Essay

    You’re getting ready to apply to b-school this fall, targeting the Round 1 deadlines. You may also have other responsibilities like work or family, or trying to improve your GMAT scores. What you don’t have is extra time. Let’s take advantage of the time you do have to prepare for the application ... Read More

  • Be prepared to solve questions about both proportions and combinations.

    Mixture problems show up frequently on the Quantitative section of the GMAT and fall into two basic categories. As each type of mixture question will be approached in fairly different ways, it is important that you know the difference between them.

    Proportions in mixture problems ... Read More

  • Pose these questions to yourself as you strategize to advance your career.

    The first rule of getting promoted is that you have to ask for it. It’s amazing how many people think that if they put their heads down, do the work, and hit every deadline, a promotion will come their way. If that hasn’t worked out for you, it’s time to get proactive! ... Read More

  • Last time, I promised to show you how to increase your chances of admission by having firm, clear goals. One of the key reasons for this is to demonstrate fit. This phrase is widely used, but not generally understood.

    To illustrate, let’s take the case of a common applicant who wants to enter the world of management consulting. And let’s say they ... Read More

  • Remember these basic rules when dealing with proportional relationships.

    We encounter proportions frequently in everyday life. When we cook, we add proportional measurements of ingredients. If you are arranging flowers in a vase, you might want to add 2 stems of one type of bloom for every 3 stems of another.

    On the GMAT proportions appear in word ... Read More

  • Here are four ways to project executive presence.

    You’ll learn many sophisticated management theories in business school, and they will make you a more effective leader. But some part of leadership still comes down to a less easily quantifiable essence, a “she has it” quality that inspires people to follow. This is sometimes referred to as executive ... Read More

  • Watch an HBS applicant find out about his acceptance.

    From tips for packaging your resume to the best practices of successful applicants—here’s what’s happening in our latest roundup of business school news.

    Getting in at Harvard Business School Meet Kel Jackson, an aspiring MBA who’s decided to allow all of you vicariously experience what ... Read More

  • Hustling isn’t just about money—it can advance your career.

    The work world has been upended, and we can expect to work for multiple employers over the course of our careers—not just one. Increasingly, employees are developing side hustles as alternative ways to improve their skills, increase their personal visibility, and bring in more money.

    As ... Read More

  •   Photo courtesy of Workman.

    The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business is a leading business graduate program. That means that the GMAT score for University of Virginia is competitive. Admissions will not be easy. But for strong students, UVA’s business programs offer a variety of choices, but all focus on the same high quality ... Read More

  • So often applicants think about other aspect of their application (school selection, resume etc.) prior to considering their MBA goals, and I really feel this is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog.


    To write a persuasive application, it’s critical that you have those goals honed and refined. Background + MBA = Post-MBA Goal. ... Read More

  • Orient yourself to important themes using navigational reading strategies.

    In a recent Kaplan GMAT class, several of my students were very excited about the results they were seeing from using the Kaplan Method for Reading Comprehension. I’ve discussed this Method before, but now I want to emphasize part of the first step.

    Mapping Reading Comprehension ... Read More

  • This blog post relates to question #114 from the Official Guide for GMAT Review, 2017.

    This is a classic combined rate problem with a VIC (variables in choices) twist. The authors of the OG provide the straightforward algebraic solution, and, with the proper background in rates problems like this, you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding what ... Read More

  • Surprise! You may be better at networking than you think.

    Too many people assume they’re no good at networking, and pretty much everyone says they dread it. But your next job opportunity will likely come from someone you know—as will most other opportunities that cross your path. Plus, networking is the best way to get answers to the professional ... Read More


    In this webinar, presented by Accepted’s CEO and founder, Linda Abraham, you’ll learn:

    • What the adcoms seek besides a high GMAT score and GPA • How to divert the spotlight away from your weaknesses • How to position your unique strengths ... Read More

  • By Madison White,

    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.

    A good study technique is best accompanied by a good study space. Now, what does a good study space entail? Overall, a good study space is a place that allows you ... Read More

  • Manage how others perceive you online and in-person.

    ‘Personal branding’ is a term that gets thrown around a lot without it always being clear what it really means. In broad strokes, your personal brand is your reputation, or how people would sum you up to a stranger in a professional context. As you’re branding yourself, you’ll need to work ... Read More

  • Could you spare a few minutes to complete a short survey? You might recall that I’m a member of AIGAC, the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants. In June, we will hold our annual conference in California. While there, we will present anonymous data about MBA applicants to the top MBA programs, AIGAC members, and select media. ... Read More

  • Getting ahead professionally can sometimes mean taking a new direction.

    Chances are that at least once in your career, you will hit a spot where you need to make a 180-degree turn and change direction in order to get ahead professionally. See it as an opportunity to pivot to skills that you find more rewarding and that you can rely on going forward. ... Read More

  • Memorize these handy tricks for the Quantitative Reasoning section.

    No calculator on the GMAT? No problem. With an arsenal of mental GMAT math tricks at your disposal, you won’t need no stinkin’ calculator. Here are some ways to get ahead of the curve in Quantitative Reasoning arithmetic.

    GMAT math multiplication hacks The testmaker knows we ... Read More

  • Many of our clients need support beyond preparing for tests: picking the best schools and getting their candidacy in check. We work with several expert admissions consultants, and David Petersam of AdmissionsConsultants is one of them.

    We’re excited to share some of his expertise with you here on this guest blog post, below:

    MBA Application: ... Read More

  • Survey: Relative Weight of MBA Admissions Criteria At the beginning of my free video on YouTube titled “GMAT Master Part 1 – Get 20 Easy Points on the GMAT + Your Success Triad,” I talk about how important your GMAT score is on your MBA applications.

    True, admissions officers often given “political” answers when asked ... Read More

  • Job placement hits 100 percent among Fox School of Business graduates.

    A new Kaplan survey finds American business schools believe themselves superior to European ones, women are trying to break into male-dominated fields, and one top-MBA program boasts a perfect job placement rate. Here’s the latest in our roundup of business school news.

    American ... Read More

  • This post was originally published on the StudySoup blog.   You did it- you got the interview! You found the perfect attire for making a strong first impression. You’ve stayed up late researching every piece of information on the company you can find. And you’ve practiced your answers to the most common interview questions at least one hundred ... Read More

  • This is a hard question, and you should prioritize it in your efforts. The key is doing the proper introspection. Think about past experiences that point to specific strengths.

    With regards to examples, my #1 message about this essay is DO NOT TALK ABOUT WORK. They mention *personal* like 9 times in the prompt. This is the #1 error that most people ... Read More

  • You’re Invited! – Free GMAT Math Webinar 4/3/17 Percents and Number Properties questions can be tricky on the GMAT.

    But they don’t have to be.

    Join us on Monday, April 3rd at 1:00pm EST (10am Pacific) as we host Ace the GMAT author Brandon Royal for a free GMAT math class where he’ll review several tricky GMAT percentage problems ... Read More

  • Nestled in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Cornell University offers its students a bucolic landscape and an Ivy League education. The Johnson School of Management at Cornell is ranked in the top 25 best business schools by U.S. News and World Report. As such, the average Cornell GMAT score is high, and admissions are competitive. But, ... Read More

  • Hey GMATters,

    This post is 2500 words long! Want a PDF instead? Get it here:

    Picking a private GMAT Tutor is a difficult and costly decision. These tutors charge tremendous amounts of money that you, the client, intend to exchange for GMAT success.

    In other words, you are renting their brain to download its contents. How easy that is depends ... Read More

  • At top programs, a high GMAT score is essential for applicants.

    A new study finds that average GMAT scores at top MBA programs keep rising. Perseverance and planning win the MBA admissions race. Watch trends on the U.S. business school landscape. New data reveals compensation packages for MBAs who choose to work at startups. Here’s the latest in ... Read More

  • Should You Retake the GMAT? One of the most common questions I get from prospective students is, Should I retake the GMAT? Perhaps you have that question yourself. You want to know whether it’s worth continuing to invest time and money preparing for an exam that’s already taken up a lot of your time and money.

    That’s understandable.

    Unfortunately, ... Read More

  • By Elana Goodwin,

    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.

    If you’re planning to attend business school in the near future, now’s the perfect time to start planning and thinking about your various social media accounts ... Read More

  • Application volumes at LBS seem unaffected by worries over Brexit.

    An applicant dishes on interviews at two top business schools, applications at one of Britain’s top business schools don’t seem to be affected by Brexit, and aspiring Indian MBAs are looking to Canada for their business education. Here’s the latest in our roundup of business ... Read More

  • Jennifer Land explains how to maximize your available study time.

    When I coach students who are prepping for the GMAT, I find myself stressing two seemingly unrelated aspects of scheduling: finding study time and taking breaks. Both are necessary for landing your best score.

    How to find GMAT study time “I can’t find the time to fit in all of ... Read More

  • MBA Game Changers Fireside Chat & Fair A big part of preparing yourself mentally and emotionally for business school is to network with people who have already been where you want to go. That includes admissions officers at top MBA programs as well as industry leaders who have altered their career paths and companies for the better — and who ... Read More

  • By Danni White,

    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.

    To succeed in pre-business school, perseverance, a good work ethic, dedication, and motivation are important things to have to do well in your classes. You also need ... Read More

  • Wharton climbs three spots to tie with HBS in this year’s business school rankings.

    U.S. News announces its 2018 business school rankings, a Bollywood star goes for her MBA, and Chicago Booth gets a new dean. Here’s the latest in our roundup of business school news.

    2018 business school rankings arrive Tuesday was arguably the biggest day of ... Read More

  • One question that frequently pops up in a MBA aspirant’s mind is – ‘How do I go about choosing the right MBA program?’

    This is probably the second most important decision of your life, after the one you make about whom to marry! ☺   In terms of your commitment, an MBA costs you 1 to 2 years, and between 50 lacs to 1 crore on an average ... Read More

  •   In this article, let’s discuss about the GMAT Integrated Reasoning in detail,   Before getting into details of number of questions, question types etc. Let’s understand the GMAT Integrated reasoning.   I am pretty much sure below three questions would be going on your mind, before starting the preparation for GMAT Integrated Reasoning,   How ... Read More

  • Manoj is a Management Graduate from the University of Leicester, UK. After working in various roles with different companies, he discovered his passion for training and has been in the industry for over 3 years. He is a certified TESOL trainer through Oxford Trinity College, London and has brought his love for and strength in the English language into ... Read More