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  • What kind of responses will Kellogg look for with its new video question?

    While one top business school just added another video question to its application essays, another appointed a new dean. Catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    Kellogg adds third video question Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management joins ... Read More

  • It’s admissions event season, and many MBA applicants will be headed to  The MBA Tour in DC on Thursday, or QS World MBA Tour, kicking off in Mumbai this Saturday. Before attending admissions events, do some research that will lead into some juicy questions. Don’t ask them about stats you could easily find online.

    Rather, ask questions that ... Read More

  • Jennifer Land offers GMAT strategies for diagnosing grammatical problems.

    GMAT Sentence Correction draws on rules and skills most people learned in elementary school. That’s one reason why it helps to have some guidance on specific issues and errors you are likely to see on Test Day. These tips will help you answer Sentence Correction questions ... Read More

  • As an experienced GMAT Sentence Correction practitioner, you know that pronouns are beloved by the test makers, who are always trying to trip you up. However, even this knowledge is not enough to save you unless you are paying very close attention. For those of us who know how to read, write and speak in English, we often end up falling on easy grammar ... Read More

  • The below information about The Official Guide for GMAT® Review, 2017 is from the Graduate Management Admission Council – the makers of the GMAT exam. This content was originally posted on The Official GMAT Blog.

    Corrections for the Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017 A note from GMAC: We recently released The Official Guide for GMAT® ... Read More

  • By Gretchen Kernbach on July 6, 2016

    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. 

    There is only so much college can teach a student about business. The required classes, like employment law or international financial management, ... Read More

  • The HBS Class of 2018 includes the business school’s highest ever enrollment of women.

    HBS has big shoes to fill in its office of admissions, CBS sees an uptick in applications, and one London business school explores options in Cuba. Catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    Top MBA gatekeeper leaves a legacy Lee Leopold, Managing ... Read More

  • Jennifer Land explains how to find answer choices for three special cases of Critical Reasoning.

    Fortunately for savvy test-takers, GMAT Critical Reasoning questions fall into predictable patterns. Certain argument constructions are used the same way from test to test, and recognizing them makes landing your highest score easier. Here are three special ... Read More

  • The GMAT, of course, is given in English.  In fact, the GMAT Verbal section assesses a high level of English usage.  This certainly presents a challenge to folks who are learning English as a second language, and it also presents challenges to American students, native speakers, who speak colloquial English and are less familiar with the sophisticated ... Read More

  • You would agree that it is almost impossible to get anyone to answer this question:  

    What is the GMAT “cutoff” required for ISB?  There are varying answers:   Some people tell you not to apply with a sub-700 score.   While others tell you the story of their cousin who got in with a 640.   Worry not! In this in-depth ... Read More

  • First, here are four DS practice problems:


    2) In the diagram above, line BC touches the circle at point C, and the distance from B to C is 35 cm.  What is the area of the circle?

    Statement #1: AB = 25 cm

    Statement #2: angle OCB = 90°


    3) At the 2016 convention for Aim Far Motivational Society (AFMS), each AFMS member ... Read More

  • Read trending stories from top business schools.

    From the rise of the online MBA to a potential boon to post-Brexit business school admissions—catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    Business schools brace for Brexit The recent referendum in Great Britain—in which 52% of the population voted to leave the European Union—was ... Read More

  • Imagine the scene: A stunning campus in the heart of Northern California. A reputation for greatness…according to everyone. An entrepreneurial mindset with the influence of top Silicone Valley neighbors. Weather, wine, culture, and scenery to die for. Now there’s just one thing missing…your Stanford GSB acceptance.

    If you’re eager to find ... Read More

  • Jennifer Land explains how to solve for variables given limited data.

    Data Sufficiency (DS) questions are perhaps the most dreaded on the Quantitative Reasoning section of the GMAT. Some people, however, get really good at them—and actually prefer them to Problem Solving questions because often you don’t have to solve them to answer the question. ... Read More

  • By Madison White on July 6, 2016

    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. 

    You may feel a lot of different ways before starting your first year of business school — nervous, excited, confident. Yet the best way to feel ... Read More

  • Create a Winning MBA Application [Free Webinar] How to Get Accepted to the Top Business Schools – Free Webinar

    Are you struggling with how to create a winning MBA application that will grab the attention of the admissions committees and differentiate you from your competition?

    If so, you can’t afford to miss this FREE webinar:

    8 Steps to ... Read More

  • Emphasize your value to your employer, just as if you were asking for a raise.

    Have you ever asked your boss for a raise? It’s not 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 we obliquely bring up the uncomfortable topic of earning more ... Read More

  • Welcome to “Land Your Score,” a blog series in which Kaplan instructor Jennifer Land shares key insights and strategies for improving your GMAT performance on Test Day. This week, Jennifer discusses using circle ratios to solve geometry problems in the Quantitative Reasoning section.

    GMAT geometry problems often involve circles. The standard circle ... Read More

  • Once you hone your skills for identifying this error, you will see it everywhere. It’s one of the most common flaws that humans make—errors in causality. We are really bad at understanding the relationship of events, actions, and results.

    We look at an example prompt, which you can find in the PDF of sample prompts on the website. ... Read More

  • This webinar is available in a recorded version below. Scroll down to viewNot Sure how to improve your GMAT scores?

    Have you spent hours studying hard for the GMAT but are unable to see a score improvement?

    Are you finding it difficult to navigate through enourmous amounts of GMAT “material”?

    Help is on the way! In this webinar, we will ... Read More

  • Don’t let the warmer months dull your business school ambitions.

    Getting a case of summer brain—especially if you are applying to business school—is a real drag during vacation. Yes, it’s necessary to give your noggin’ a break from crunching numbers and analyzing novels, but you can be wise about your summer activities. You don’t ... Read More

  • Master Quantitative Reasoning using the “slots method” for combinatorics.

    Welcome to “Land Your Score,” a blog series in which Kaplan instructor Jennifer Land shares key insights and strategies for improving your GMAT performance on Test Day. This week, Jennifer discusses combination and permutation.

    Combination and permutation Many GMAT ... Read More

  • Business schools often “group” applicants in ethnic, gender, and professional categories for administrative purposes. So if you are a male, Indian IT professional, you will be grouped separately from a female, Norwegian marketing expert. This certainly doesn’t mean that schools are accepting or rejecting applicants based only on these ... Read More

  • Which companies demand the longest workweek from their MBAs?

    From advancing the careers of Asian women in business to the average workweek for MBA graduates, catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    Goodbye 40-hour workweek Earning an MBA is not for the faint of heart. Business school can be downright grueling at times. Sure, the ... Read More

  • We are now taking on the final question in this set—a detail question. Even though the answer to these questions are stated in the passage, they can sometimes be troublesome and tricky. I guarantee you won’t feel tricked at the end of this video.

    If you’d like to see how we evaluated the passage, head over to our first video in ... Read More

  • Find Out What it Takes to Gain Acceptance to HBS Harvard Business School (HBS) is one of the most competitive business schools in the world, with an acceptance rate of only 10.7%. To get in, you need to learn how to set yourself apart from the competition. In a free 60-minute webinar on June 22nd, 2016 at 10:00am Pacific Time (1pm Eastern) at again ... Read More

  • Former students share their best 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 ... Read More

  • This blog article is to make study recommendations to folks who took the Magoosh GMAT Diagnostic Test.  For folks who took both the Quant Diagnostic and the Verbal Diagnostic, the recommendations here will fall into four buckets, according to your scores on the two diagnostic tests.

    1) Group 1: Quant score 1-6; Verbal Score 1-6

    2) Group 2: Quant ... Read More

  • Welcome! Curious about where you would stack up compared to others taking the GMAT? Take our GMAT Diagnostic test here. You should allow yourself 25 minutes for the Quant Diagnostic and 25 minutes for the Verbal Diagnostic.

    These Diagnostics assume that you are familiar with the basic question formats on the GMAT. On math, the Problem ... Read More

  • Read trending news from top MBA programs.

    While big strides are being made by women attending business school, students at one MBA program are starting six weeks earlier than in years past. Catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    Women in business expand MBA footprint The majority of law students are women, and the proportion ... Read More

  • Don’t let all that sun and fun get in the way of your GMAT prep.

    Summer break affords the two to three months you’ll need to finally commit to studying for the GMAT. You’ll need to ensure the summer doesn’t slip by before you’ve hit your target score, however.

    What’s your summer study plan? Whether you’ve just graduated or are heading ... Read More

  • By Elana Goodwin on June 10, 2016

    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. 

    There are many ways we describe our personalities — bubbly, independent, charismatic, innovative, enthusiastic, etc — and our personalities ... Read More

  • Check out our top stories for aspiring MBAs.

    Celebrities head to Harvard Business School, D-Day offers lessons in MBA leadership, and students look to summer learning opportunities. Catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    Channing Tatum goes to HBS Channing Tatum, L.L. Cool J, and several NBA players recently enrolled in a special ... Read More