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  • GMAT Course Options

    by OPTIMUS PREP on July 3, 2015

    Optimus Prep offers GMAT courses in a variety of options, ensuring that your needs are met whatever your current circumstances. We pride ourselves in adapting to each students individual needs, both academic and everyday, to a much greater extent than any of our competitors. With Optimus Prep, you know you are receiving our full attention in addition ... Read More

  • Preparation for the GMAT is absolutely essential to success. Optimus Prep now offers private tutoring in New York City to assist you in your preparation for the GMAT. If you live in New York City or the New York City area and you’re planning to take the GMAT, your preparation should start at Optimus Prep!

    The first step in GMAT preparation is a diagnostic ... Read More

  • Just how big is the business school salary bump?

    Do MBA jobs really pay more? Which companies are trending with business school graduates? Could residency become the norm for earning an online MBA? Keep reading to find out.

    What are the most desirable MBA jobs? For the ninth straight year, Google tops the list of the most sought-after MBA jobs according ... Read More

  • Here are five practice SC problems, exploring this particular grammatical structure.  Full explanations will appear at the end of the article.

     

    1) With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, Playlite has to upgrade their systems to compete with them.

    (A) With Arcsun Corporation announcing their new home video system, ... Read More

  • For starters, the new test will be more reading-centric and passage-based than ever before. On the new SAT, everyone starts out with an interminable string of lengthy reading passages. After first facing a 65-minute, 52-question Reading test containing 5 long passages (some accompanied by charts), students then advance to a 35-minute, 44-question Writing ... Read More

  •   Finding the author’s opinion and tone is not easy. The passages on the GMAT won’t contain authors openly stating how they feel.

    To discover their true purpose and their true inclinations, we have to pay attention to the subtleties of word choice. We need to pay close attention to the connotation of the words used and to consider ... Read More

  • Former students share their GMAT study strategies.

    We often ask GMAT students who are nearing the end of their Kaplan course if they have any recommendations or advice for incoming students. Although not all of you are or will be Kaplan students, the GMAT study tips we most commonly hear from our students apply to everyone on the road to Test Day.

    Read ... Read More

  • The Graduate Management Admission Council announced two significant changes to GMAT policies. Both of these changes, which take effect July 19, are beneficial to GMAT test takers.

    Attempts with Cancelled Scores Not Shown After completing the GMAT, a test taker is shown her scores and has two minutes in which to decide whether to keep or cancel those ... Read More

  • New Features Effective July 19, 2015 You spoke. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) listened. Effective July 19, 2015, three new features are going to be introduced to improve and streamline the GMAT exam experience for test takers.

    You can read the full explanation of each enhancement here, but here’s a quick summary for you:

    Cancelled ... Read More

  • The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT), which adapts to your performance as you’re taking the test.

    The GMAT is a computer adaptive test (CAT), which is more than just a digital version of a written exam. A CAT adapts to your performance as you’re taking the test. When you begin each category, the computer assumes you have an average score ... Read More

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    As you may be aware, GMAC, the folks who create the GMAT, just released three new official books:

    1) The Official Guide for the GMAT 2016 (dark gray cover)

    2) The Official Guide for the GMAT Verbal Review 2016 (orange cover)

    3) The Official Guide for the GMAT Quantitative Review 2016 (green cover)

    FACT: Each one of these ... Read More

  • GMAT Genius worked closely with the publishers of the 2016 GMAT Official Guide, upon their request, in the weeks leading up to the release of the book to help improve the online versions of the Official Guides. This gave us an opportunity to thoroughly analyze the 2016 GMAT Official Guide, and we want to share our insights with you. Feel free to read ... Read More

  • Are you thinking about applying to Harvard Business School?

    Join Accepted’s upcoming webinar, Get Accepted to Harvard Business School, to learn the 4 key steps to an HBS acceptance.

    Linda Abraham, Accepted’s CEO and founder, will be presenting the webinar – with new insights for the 2016 application!

    Who should attend: Anyone planning to apply ... Read More

  • Is a Harvard MBA in Your Future?

    Are you thinking about applying to Harvard Business School?

    Join Accepted’s upcoming webinar, Get Accepted to Harvard Business School to learn the 4 key steps to an HBS acceptance.

    Linda Abraham, Accepted’s CEO and founder, will be presenting the webinar – with new insights for the 2016 application!

    Who ... Read More

  • Applying to business schools is all about balance. Credit: Steve Hardy via Flickr cc

    These days, as candidates consider their strategies for the coming MBA admissions cycle, many have a logical question in mind: How many business schools should I apply to?

    The answer, of course, varies considerably from applicant to applicant, but the golden rule ... Read More

  • Key Insights Into the MBA Admissions Process Since 2009, the AIGAC MBA Applicant Survey has solicited feedback from MBA applicants across the globe on their application experience, framing and driving conversations with key influencers in the MBA admissions space including applicants, schools, advisors, and other stakeholders. The results help business ... Read More

  • I worked closely with the publisher of the Official Guide for GMAT Review in the weeks leading up to the June 8 release of the 2016 editions, to help improve the online version of the Official Guides. In the fourth post of this series of analysis of the 2016 GMAT Official Guides, we now turn to the verbal section of the main Official Guide. We will ... Read More

  • Don’t be a fool about what to expect on Test Day. Credit: CollegeDegrees360 via Flickr cc

    Some students find the GMAT prep intimidating. Others underestimate the challenge of this important component of their business school application. To be sure, there’s plenty of misconceptions out there about just what to expect on Test Day and how to achieve ... Read More

  • Is a top-ranked MBA program worth the debt?

    The gender pay gap persists, top ranking MBA graduates size up average salary against their debt, and an MBA namesake passes away—let’s dig into the latest headlines in business education and business school news.

    Average salary vs. debt at graduation While it’s true that graduates from top-ranked ... Read More

  • Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from Akhil, a former Magoosh student who will be pursuing his MBA at Hult in the fall. Akhil will be writing about his experience with the GMAT and the MBA admissions process as an international student. You can learn more about him on his blog, and you can read his first post here. 

    The GMAT takes ... Read More

  • Beat the heat with GMAT prep.

    Summer’s here—and with it, the two to three months you’ll need to finally commit to studying for the GMAT. So, how can you ensure the summer doesn’t slip by before you’ve hit your target score?

    Set your summer study schedule Whether you’ve just graduated or are heading into your senior year, summertime freedom ... Read More

  • In this third post of this series of exclusive previews of the 2016 GMAT Official Guides, we now turn to the math section of the main Official Guide. We will focus on how the 2016 GMAT Official Guide differs from the 2015 edition in terms of math question difficulty and math concepts.

    Problem Solving – Difficulty Both the 2015 and 2016 editions ... Read More

  • Worried about losing focus while taking the GMAT?

    Two weeks ago, we talked about anticipation stress and how it can impede your preparation for the GMAT. Being proactive in the months leading up to the test can greatly improve your score—but that’s only half the battle.

    What about when Test Day finally arrives? While you continue to work on conquering ... Read More

  • I have been working closely with the publisher of the Official Guide for GMAT Review over the past few weeks, in advance of the June 8 release of the 2016 editions, to help improve the online version of the Official Guides. As with my prior post on the Quantitative Guide, I want to give you an overview of how the 2016 GMAT Verbal Official Guide differs ... Read More

  • Tour your target MBA program from your iPad.

    Business schools look to Cuba, HBS brings back its mandatory essay, and paid internships are on the upswing—let’s dig into the latest headlines pertaining to business schools and MBA news. Leave your comments below.

    MBA mojitos? When President Obama announced a thawing in relations with Cuba last December ... Read More

  • I have been working closely with the publisher of the Official Guide for GMAT Review over the past few weeks, in advance of the June 8 release of the 2016 editions, to help improve the online version of the Official Guides. In doing so, I have thoroughly analyzed the 2016 versions of the GMAT Official Guides, and want to give you an overview of what ... Read More

  •   Today, I have a very special GMAT Tuesday, recorded at the base of a Coastal Redwood—the tallest living things on the planet!

    These beautiful trees inspired our topic for the day—taking breaks! It’s crucial for you to have breaks as part of your study schedule. You will be happier taking breaks and not studying all the time, ... Read More

  • The art of #humblebrag won’t get you far, but a job market upswing might.

    From a sizzling MBA job market to the eternal question: GMAT or GRE?—let’s dig into the latest headlines in business education and MBA news. Leave your comments below.

    MBA job market on fire We’ve come a long way since the 2008 financial crisis, which slowed the job ... Read More

  • International students face unique challenges applying to business school.

    So, you’re looking to study abroad and earn an international MBA. Becoming an international student is a unique opportunity to open your mind and enrich your life. It also makes for an impressive addition to your resume or CV.

    Whether you’re looking to go to business school ... Read More

  •   As the test quickly approaches, you need to know what to spend your time doing, and more importantly, you need to know what to not do!

    Here are all my tips for your final week before the exam. And if you’d like to read more, there’s an entire article I wrote on the last minute tips here.

    This week’s board:

      Read More

  • Planning to apply to Columbia Business School? Nervous your application might not make the cut?

    If you’re seeking expert tips on how to get accepted to CBS, then you’ll want to attend Accepted’s upcoming free webinar, Get Accepted to Columbia Business School, Wednesday, May 27 at 10am PT. During the webinar, you will learn how to ... Read More

  • Planning to apply to Columbia Business School? Nervous your application might not make the cut?

    If you’re seeking expert tips on how to get accepted to CBS, then you’ll want to attend Accepted’s upcoming free webinar, Get Accepted to Columbia Business School, Wednesday, May 27 at 10am PT. During the webinar, you will learn how to reveal your ... Read More