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  • A couple of days ago I promised that we’d tackle the question, “When does it make sense to set aside GMAT prep and focus on other parts of your application?” I got a little carried away so I’m spreading the answer out over a few days. If you missed Part 1, go ahead and read that one first.

    These posts take us a little beyond our specific area ... Read More

  • Free Webinar 12/17 at 10:00am PST – Register Now! Chicago Booth School of Business

    Is a Chicago Booth MBA in your future? Concerned about the thousands of other qualified applicants also applying to Chicago Booth?

    If you’re seeking expert tips on how to get accepted to Chicago Booth or another top-ranked MBA program, then you’ll want to ... Read More

  • With MBA interview invitations continuing to arrive this time of year, we thought now would be an appropriate time to discuss some challenging interview situations. Most business school interviews are straightforward opportunities for an interviewer to learn more about a candidate’s personal and professional backgrounds, goals, reasons for selecting ... Read More

  • Please donate to support the memory of Hansoo Lee, a co-founder of Magoosh, without whom we wouldn’t have the opportunity to work with amazing students like you.

    Hansoo Lee, co-founder and former CEO of Magoosh, and one my closest friends, passed away nearly 2 years ago after a battle with non-smoker’s lung cancer. Hansoo was 35. In Hansoo’s ... Read More

  • Hello!

    Looking for more idiom practice? Look no further than this week’s GMAT Tuesday! We’ll be learning how to correctly use the words “amid” and “among” today.

    Here’s the board work for this week:

    And, if you have comments or questions about this video or anything related to the GMAT, feel free to leave ... Read More

  • Our friends at Accepted.com have a new (and free!) resource that will help you get into your dream business school. Check it out below!

    Is a Chicago Booth MBA in your future? Concerned about the thousands of other qualified applicants also applying to Chicago Booth?

    If you’re seeking expert tips on how to get accepted to Chicago Booth or another ... Read More

  • Brenda and Sally run in opposite directions on a circular track, starting at diametrically opposite points. They first meet after Brenda has run 100 meters. They next meet after Sally has run 150 meters past their first meeting point. Each girl runs at a constant speed. What is the length of the track in meters?A) 250B) 300C) 350D) 400E) 500 Read More

  • Don’t Overthink GMAT Critical Reasoning Arguments I recently received an e-mail from one of my students asking the following:

    “I was reading in Brandon Royal’s Game Plan for the GMAT book about “Implementation Assumptions” and I don’t really understand them. How do they work and what am I missing?”

    Note: ... Read More

  • Is an MBA Worth It?

    by Kaplan GMAT Blog on December 15, 2014

    Is the ROI of a top MBA program worth the financial obligation of going back to business school?Photo Credit: StockMonkeys.com via Compfight cc

    The price tag of an MBA and the rising debt of newly-minted business school graduates could make anyone stop and second guess their plans to return to business school, leaving them wondering, Is an MBA worth ... Read More

  • Yesterday, I promised that we’d tackle the question, “When does it make sense to set aside GMAT prep and focus on other parts of your application?” I got a little carried away, so I’m going to spread the answer out over a few days.

    These posts take us a little out of our area of expertise (we’re test experts, not admissions consultants) ... Read More

  • New MBA rankings, opportunities for women MBAs, and a record-breaking salary for one Sloan graduate—all in the latest business school news.

    From Duke and Yale University’s new spots in MBA rankings and which MBA programs have produced the most billionaires, to programs geared toward women MBAs, lucrative compensation packages, and—everybody’s ... Read More

  • If you increase your GMAT score by five points, ten points, fifteen points, will that mean that you’ll eventually earn more money?

    One test-prep tutor here in the San Francisco Bay Area used to advertise that if you spent $5000 on his services you’d recoup that in the first five months of your post-MBA employment. His reasoning? He expected a ... Read More

  • Here’s the Deal: Between December and February, Magoosh is advertising inside BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains, all around the San Francisco Bay Area.

    To celebrate, we are throwing a fun contest for fellow members of our hometown. Ready to win some Magoosh swag?  

    Track Down Our Ads!

    Here’s how you enter the contest:

    1) Find ... Read More

  • Howdy!

    by Magoosh GMAT Blog on December 10, 2014

    Howdy!

    I’m a different Michael than you usually see in this space. Let me tell you why we’re shaking things up and who I am.

    Mike McGarry, whose valuable posts many of you look forward to, will still be posting but not on quite the regular schedule that he’s maintained for years. He’ll be devoting much of his time and energy to improving our ... Read More

  • What kind of salary growth can you expect in your career after business school? Will you see a high ROI reflected in your MBA salary?Photo Credit: The Urban Scot via Compfight cc

    Let’s imagine that you’re on ABC’s Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs (many of them MBAs!) pitch their business and product ideas to five mega-millionaires in the hopes ... Read More

  • 1) The line shown passes through the point (A, 30).  Which of the following is closest to the value of A?

    58 59 60 61 62

    2) Line A has a slope of and passes through the point (–2, 7).  What is the x-intercept of Line A?

    3) Line J passes through the points (– 5, – 1), (2, 2), and (5, Q).  What is the value of Q?

    4) A circle has a ... Read More

  • While attempting the questions in the Verbal section on the GMAT, one type of question that makes your hearts skip a beat is definitely the fully underlined sentence correction question.

    In your mind, Sentence Correction is already full of gruelling grammar rules and exceptions – add to that a fully underlined question and you probably don’t even ... Read More

  • Pick numbers carefully and strategically on GMAT Data Sufficiency Yes/No questions.

    One of the hallmark points of confusion on GMAT Data Sufficiency is the dreaded Yes/No question.

    In a Value question, such as “What is the value of x?” the question of sufficiency is a familiar one: if you can solve for x, you have sufficiency.  But in a Yes/No ... Read More

  • Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. We recently surveyed a number of visitors to our site to get a feel for the concerns, plans, and mind-sets of this season’s MBA applicants. Now the results are in, and ... Read More

  • In conversation with Athul who bagged an admit to the Queen’s School of Business with 710 on the GMAT. In this blog, Athul narrates how he overcame the limitations of his ‘Typical IT engineer profile’ on his road to success.

     

    Could you please share your GMAT journey with us?

    I had attempted the GMAT twice. In my first attempt, I scored ... Read More

  • Curious about what deal-breakers can turn off the MBA Adcom as they evaluate your MBA application? Read on to find out!

    Do this. Write that. Include the other. What TO put in your MBA essays is the topic of many discussions. But what NOT to include is a less talked about conversation. Until now…

    Check out these three things that you should NEVER ... Read More

  • Find out about your future salary, trends among GMAT scores, and more in recent MBA news.

    From MBA students in India and China vanquishing their American counterparts on their GMAT scores to big data getting big attention from students and recruiters … and Harvard Business School plowing through its fundraising goal, there’s a lot going on in ... Read More

  • Hello!

    This week, we’re talking about why you can actually appreciate–and not fear–your mistakes! To do this, I’m busting a few myths and misconceptions you might have heard about making mistakes, so watch the video for more.

    As usual, here’s the board work for this week:

    And if you have any comments or questions about ... Read More

  • Each year, there’s a new wave of GMAT books crashing onto our bookshelves at Magoosh. Publishers are keen to be as up-to-date as possible, as close to the current version of the GMAT as possible, and so they regularly churn out new editions of their prep books. A few bits of text get switched out, some practice sets get augmented with new questions, ... Read More

  • Don’t get into debt with business school tuition—research MBA scholarships, fellowships, and financial aid. Photo Credit: B Rosen via Compfight cc

    If there’s one thing future MBAs are likely to understand, it’s the value of a good investment. Even though figuring out how to pay for an MBA can present a challenge, business school applicants ... Read More

  • Going to business school and getting an MBA does not mean you can’t go into the nonprofit sector or working for a social enterprise. Photo Credit: Robert S. Donovan via Compfight cc

    If you think MBAs and nonprofits are about as compatible as oil and water, think again.

    Yes, finance and consulting industries lead the top-10 industry preferences ... Read More

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    by Magoosh GMAT Blog on November 27, 2014

    Here at Magoosh, we are very grateful to all of you who read our blog. We love getting to know you guys, and are thankful that you spend your study time with us.

    Have a great holiday weekend with family and friends. And for everyone outside of the U.S. – have a great Thursday!

    (I’m going to put my stretchy pants on and get back to pie ... Read More

  • In conversation with Sampanna Hegde who bagged 5 MBA admits with a GMAT 690 score and also a full  tuition waiver to Terry College of Business (University of Georgia).

    Please take us through your Profile:

    I graduated from RV College of Engineering, Bangalore in 2010 and have been working with Oracle since 4 years. I used to handle Product development ... Read More

  • I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for your program. The videos are very well done and very useful. The strategies are great and I’ve felt tangible learning all along. The included textbooks were an unexpected benefit that basically sealed the deal for paying for the course. Those few things themselves warrant a 5 of 5 stars for the price, ... Read More

  • MBA Admissions Secrets

    by Magoosh GMAT Blog on November 26, 2014

    Have you decided to apply to b-school? Then check out this free resource from our friends at GradSchools.com–it will help guide you on your application journey to an MBA!

    Applying for admission to an MBA program can be daunting.  You have to make decisions about what information to include in your personal statement, who to ask for letters ... Read More

  • Want to get MBA tuition reimbursement from your employer? Emphasize your value to the company, just as if you were asking for a raise!

    Have you ever asked your boss for a raise? This isn’t a conversation most of us relish, so, all too often, we put it off, hoping our bosses will just notice all the amazing things we do and eagerly reward us when ... Read More

  • Here are the list of schools you can still apply too !! Prepare for your GMAT with our CrackVerbal Fastrack Program and meet your deadlines !

    Give it your best shot and make it to a Business School this year !

    Number School Name R1 Deadline R2 Deadline

    1 NUS Oct 1st – Jan 31st 2015 Feb 1st – march 31st 2015

    2 IMD Feb 1st ... Read More

  • It may sound a bit strange, but one of the most important classes I’ve taken in my life was on posture. The class was on the Alexander technique, specifically, and it’s influenced how I interact with the world around me every day since. I’m far from a master of the technique, so I’m not going to try to pass on any nuggets of wisdom on how to ... Read More

  • How do you make your MBA network work for you?

    MBA networking: one of the supposed benefits of attending business school.  Part of the job description of an MBA in almost any position includes that elusive, poorly-defined, sometimes awkward activity.

    Top Three Quotes About MBA Networking:

    “Job opportunities require great networking skills.”

    “Business ... Read More

  • Magoosh Vine!

    by Magoosh GMAT Blog on November 21, 2014

    Magoosh is now on Vine!!

    Follow Magoosh, like our vines, and share our office shenanigans with your friends.

     

    Have an idea for a Magoosh vine? Leave it in the comments below!

      Read More

  • Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. We recently surveyed a number of visitors to our site to get a feel for the concerns, plans, and mind-sets of this season’s MBA applicants. 

    As part of our informal survey ... Read More