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  • 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

  • Can you believe there are now 17 videos about idioms? I can’t! I am amazed by all the idioms out there!

    This week, you will learn idiomatic expressions involving years, different, capable, and argue.

    Be sure to check out the board for this week!

    The post GMAT Tuesday: Must Know Idioms #17 appeared first on Magoosh GMAT Blog. Read More

  • Don’t just score well on the GMAT. Score a great letter of recommendation.

    When applying to business school, it’s tempting to only focus—or focus too heavily—on your GMAT score. After all, that’s within your control, the result of stellar GMAT prep. But any and every part of your business school application can give you that edge you need. ... Read More

  • GMAT Genius has been working closely with the publisher of the Official Guides for GMAT Review over the past few weeks, in advance of tomorrow’s official release of the 2017 editions, to help improve the online version of the Official Guides. In this fourth post of this series of exclusive previews of the 2017 GMAT Official Guides, we now turn to ... Read More

  • In this third post of this series of exclusive previews of the 2017 GMAT Official Guides, we now turn to the math section of the main Official Guide. We will focus on how the 2017 GMAT Official Guide differs from the 2016 edition in terms of math question difficulty and math concepts.

    Problem Solving – Difficulty Both the 2017 and 2016 editions ... Read More

  • GMAT Genius has been working closely with the publisher of the Official Guides for GMAT Review over the past few weeks, in advance of the June 7 release of the 2017 editions, to help improve the online version of the Official Guides. In doing so, we have thoroughly analyzed the 2017 versions of the GMAT Official Guides, and want to give you an overview ... Read More

  • There are many students out there who falsely believe that getting a high GRE score is not important at all. The reality is that doing well on the test can have great benefits. If you are unclear about what the advantages are, you should continue reading.

    Admissions

    While the SAT is generally heralded as the key to getting into a great college, a ... Read More

  • Make it your business to know how the average GMAT score is changing.

    Get inside the mind of an admissions officer. Yale applicants see a rise in the average GMAT score. Yet another business school is turning the page on a difficult couple of years. Catch all the trending stories for MBA programs and future business leaders.

    Behind doors So much ... Read More

  • GMAT Genius has been working closely with the publisher of the Official Guides for GMAT Review over the past few weeks, in advance of the June 7 release of the 2017 editions, to help improve the online version of the Official Guides. In doing so, we have thoroughly analyzed the 2017 versions of the GMAT Official Guides, and want to give you an overview ... Read More

  • If I had a dollar for every time an MBA applicant reached out and asked us which MBA programs are the best “fit” for him/her, I wouldn’t be writing this blog post right now. I’d be too busy driving around in my Tesla, counting the gold bars on the passenger seat.

    That, followed in a close second by “what are my chances ... Read More

  • Create a professional social media presence and take every opportunity to make new contacts.

    Networking tips for job-seekers Network, network, network. It’s what any college or career adviser will tell you is most important as a job-seeker, and it’s something that never goes away—no matter how far into your career path you are. Be genuine in ... Read More

  • Next Saturday I’ll be taking the CFA Level III for the first time, and hopefully for the last. I think I’ve put in between 150 and 200 hours of studying by now, but I didn’t keep detailed records.

    Since I last posted, I’ve taken two in-person practice exams. One was a Boston Securities Analyst Society (BSAS) exam that was sponsored ... Read More

  • Ross names one of its most popular professors as their new dean.

    There’s a new dean at one top business schools, the deans of two other top-ranked MBA programs talk about what it takes to get in and succeed, and NFL players are given an opportunity to learn business skills for their post-football lives. Catch all the trending stories for future ... Read More

  • When attacking the argument for the writing section of the GMAT, it’s important to be versed in the many common errors that pop up. This week we look at sampling errors.

    For access to the argument that I mention in the video, and all the other possible arguments, click here to download the PDF from mba.com.

    Check out this week’s board!

    The ... Read More

  • What’s the best way to say thank you to your interviewer?

    Following up after an interview You left the interview feeling good and loved everyone you met in the office. Although you may feel confident, you aren’t done with the interview process just yet.

    As a proactive job seeker, you want to guarantee that you’ve done everything you can to ... Read More

  • 1) In quadrilateral ABCD, is angle D ≤ 100 degrees?

    Statement #1: AB = BC

    Statement #2: angle A = angle B = angle C

     

    2) Point P is a point inside triangle ABC.  Is triangle ABC equilateral?

    Statement #1: Point P is equidistant from the three vertices A, B, and C.

    Statement #2: Triangle ABC has two different lines of symmetry that ... Read More

  • This post is most relevant to folks applying to Harvard Business School in 2016, but in many ways, it could be helpful for folks considering application essays for many business schools.  This year, the question on the application for the class of 2019 is simply the open ended question: “As we review your application, what more would you ... Read More

  • Spending time with your pet can help get you through the semester.

    You love dogs because… well, they are just so darn cuddly and cute. But did you also know that being around these friendly canines can improve your health?

    Being a dog lover reduces stress Studies have shown that dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression and have lower ... Read More

  • Could a new app give MBAs more confidence in their speaking?

    From MBA applicants narrowing their focus to analytics and Big Data bringing big opportunities—catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    Narrower focus in business education A new survey released by the Graduate Management Admission Council, the folks who make the GMAT, ... Read More

  • Are you wondering, why an entire blog post on Inequalities?   Well, as you may have already found out, compared to other question types on the GMAT, inequality questions are an especially slippery slope! They have sent many a test-taker tumbling down on the path to not-so-great Quant scores.   By the time you finish reading this post, you ... Read More

  • First, here are 8 GMAT Sentence Correction problems, each involving some kind of logical issue.

     

    1) Napoleon entered Russia in June, 1812, with an army half a million strong, but leaving in December, 1812, with just less than 30,000 troops.

    (A) leaving in December, 1812, with just less

    (B) just left in December, 1812, with fewer

    (C) left ... Read More

  • Are you a job seeker hoping to wow the interviewer?

    The dreaded interview round Congratulations, you’ve made it to the interview round—the part of the application process that every job seeker both dreams of and fears. Fortunately, we’ve put together some advice on how to make a positive and lasting impression.

    Before you let the pressure get ... Read More