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  • Looking to unlock the good life by going to business school? Best to stay on top of the current MBA news. Check out some of the latest headlines, recaps, and studies about the MBA admissions process from media outlets across the country.

    From parents of prospective MBAs having to foot more of their kids’ tuition bills, to a proliferation of GRE applications ... Read More

  • Attention Wharton b-school applicants! Our friends at are sharing a free resource to help you get in.

    Are you applying to Wharton or another top MBA program and:

    Struggling to create an application that will make you stand out from the thousands of other highly qualified applicants, while simultaneously demonstrating your fit with the ... Read More

  • There has been a lot of discussion recently on, “How much does the GMAT matter?” Is there a perfect score? After many conversations with current MBA students, alumni, admission officers, and admission consultants, here’s some information that will hopefully shed some light on how much GMAT scores matter when applying for business school.  

    Why ... Read More

  • Since 2001, more than one million military veterans have been returning from Afghanistan and Iraq only to face high unemployment rates and a poor job outlook, so it’s no surprise that veterans are turning to higher education—including business school—when they return from military service.

    Veteran applicants are highly sought in business schools, ... Read More

  • This week, meet Claire, a Canadian native. You’ll want to hear about the flashcard technique she used to raise her score by 20 points on test day! Way to go, Claire!

    About me: I’m from Toronto and I majored in Finance during my undergrad. After working in infrastructure finance consulting for 3.5 years, I switched to a slightly different ... Read More

  • Got GMAT Test Anxiety? Not Any More! Join us as we partner with Bara Sapir of TPNY/TPSF to bring you a free webinar on Tuesday, September 23rd 2014 at 9:00pm EST (6pm Pacific) where we’ll teach you how to overcome the stress of the GMAT and perform your best on test day. Don’t miss it!

    We’ve already had overwhelming interest in ... Read More

  • Worried about your chances of getting into business school? Sign up for this free webinar and learn to get admitted!

    See Jane. See Jane Study. See Jane sit for GMAT.

    See Jane sad with low score.

    See Jane attend webinar. See Jane jump. See Jane go to dream b-school!

    We want to see you go to your dream school too.

    Join ... Read More

  • If you’re about to start studying for the GMAT, your life is going to undergo some temporary changes. Odds are, your professors, parents, and peers have already started giving you some study tips to coach you through the two to three months of recommended GMAT prep you’ll need.

    You’ve probably thought about some of the adjustments you’re going ... Read More

  • Hello!

    This week, we’re tackling the GMAT math through a question that a student brought up. At first, the problem seems like a plug-and-chug kind of problem. But with the help of a crucial insight, this problem can be solved much quicker! Watch the video to find out what that insight is.

    Here’s a still of the final board work:

    Feel ... Read More

  • Future MBAs have a lot to keep track of when applying to business school, so we’re here to provide some straight talk on the issue of admissions rounds for business school—namely, whether applying in round one, round two, or round three is best for your particular strengths.

    Many MBA admissions officers will tell candidates that if they can submit ... Read More

  • This week, we’re hearing from John. He only had two and a half weeks to study for the GMAT, but was able to bring his math score up by 12 points! Learn what advice he has for you.

    About me: I’m from Birmingham, AL and have an accounting background. I finished undergrad about 4 years ago, and went on to earn my Masters in Accounting & ... Read More

  • Everybody’s business school application timeline is different and dependent upon his or her own schedule, but the application checklist is pretty consistent across the board.

    It’s never too early to start putting together your MBA application. While you’re gathering your materials, it’s a good time to take stock of your progress and determine ... Read More

  • Want to stand out among the crowd of MBA applicants? Then put some work into your resume! If you’re scratching your head over how exactly to do that, check out this step-by-step guide from our friends at mbaSpain.


    If you are applying to an MBA this year, you’ve probably noticed that top b-schools are not asking for many essays. Tuck requires ... Read More

  • Many students are looking for ways to boost their AWA skills and score. Unfortunately, there is not a plethora of resources out there for students. Most often, we have to rely on people around us or forums online to receive feedback on our writing.

    Let’s look at what is available for those of us looking to boost our AWA score.


    GMAT Write® The ... Read More

  • I tried studying for the GMAT on my own for a few months using every online resource I could find, with little success. Then I came across Brett’s videos on YouTube and I thought he made things so much simpler and previously difficult concepts now made sense. I decided to postpone my GMAT and reach out to Brett for help. I really wish I had ... Read More

  • Did you know that most business schools process MBA applications in rounds? What does that mean for you? Well, for most schools, it means that there are three separate application deadlines—or rounds—of processing. How does this play into your business school admissions strategy?

    Round one: application deadlines in September—October Round one ... Read More

  • 7 Steps to Get a 700+

    by Magoosh GMAT Blog on September 3, 2014

    I’ve taken the GMAT twice and scored 710 TWICE (is that good or bad… I still can’t decide…) However, I do feel I can give some sage advice for those that are aiming to get the magical 700+. Here are MY SEVEN ESSENTIAL steps to getting a 700+:


    #1 – Give yourself time to study There is an old GMAT proverb: “Study for 100 minutes, ... Read More

  • Making time to effectively boost your GMAT skills can be challenging enough without the added headache of lugging a tower of books around with you every day. There are faster, easier, and less physically demanding ways to kick off your GMAT preparation. Build your GMAT skills before Test Day: Download our free app! Even if you’re new to Kaplan Test ... Read More

  • “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” — The Clash In today’s economy, people are finding that success isn’t obtained by years of hard work within the same company. While loyalty to a business may have helped employees work up the ladder in the past, today it can actually hinder career progression.

    Earlier this year, Forbes posted ... Read More

  • Parents ask me all the time Is there ONE way of determining which college entry test (SAT or ACT) my student will do well on & should take. My answer to this million dollar question is, tell me about your student, including their strengths, weaknesses and any learning challenges and then I can help you determine if your student has an advantage ... Read More

  • A student recently asked: “Most of the time it happens that, when I keep moving forward in my GMAT studies, I forget some topics I had learned in past.  I need some tips regarding it please.”  This merits a discussion of memory.  Of course, folks who are preparing for the GMAT are trying to learn material, and of course, what it means ... Read More

  • Earning an M.B.A. is an excellent way to complement and build on your undergraduate education and broaden your job prospects. Unlike undergrad, most M.B.A. programs don’t require you to select a major, and the general curriculum is designed to equip you to work in a wide array of fields. However, many schools do offer the option to select a concentration ... Read More

  • By Jeremy Shinewald

    Megalomaniac; madman; murderer … not necessarily the type of character you want to brag about emulating—even if what you’re talking about is his singular work ethic and fervor for competition.

    So when I say that Daniel Plainview—the role portrayed by Daniel Day Lewis in the 2007 Paul Thomas Anderson film, There Will be ... Read More

  • Vote for Magoosh!

    by Magoosh GMAT Blog on August 27, 2014

    Help Magoosh Win the People’s Choice Award Did you know that Magoosh was founded by 4 entrepreneurs who were tired of old-school test prep and wanted to create a better way to study? Their goal was to make test prep accessible, convenient, and fun … and look where we are now!

    This year, Magoosh is taking part in the Empact100 Showcase, ... Read More

  • By Megan Weyrauch on September 9, 2013

    This article  is brought to you by Uloop & Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, roommates, college jobs, internships, scholarships, and college news.

    It’s 3 a.m. and you’re still studying. Sweaty fingers turn the pages of your textbook as your heart tries to bust out of its chest-jail. In ... Read More

  • Understanding the Relationship Between Cost, Sales Price, and Profit on GMAT Quant Questions A common type of word problem you’ll encounter on the GMAT quantitative section involves merchant services, namely the buying and selling of goods or services. The math itself needs to be learned for these types of questions, to be sure, but for some of my ... Read More

  • The availability of MBA jobs If you’re considering going to business school, you should feel pretty great about your path to unlocking the good life. After all, the availability of MBA jobs is up across the board, and that includes startups and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

    The usual suspects—consulting firms and big banks—are still hiring ... Read More

  • A very common question we receive from students is something along the lines of: “Can you provide/recommend a good study plan for someone who wants to score over a 700 on the GMAT?”  Keep in mind, according to GMAT percentiles, a GMAT score of 700 puts on in the top 10% percent, and a score of 730 is in the top 4%.  Also, remember: that ... Read More

  • Alex, Austin TX

    by Dominate the GMAT on August 24, 2014

    I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to you and your videos! I just got admitted into UT Dallas’ MBA Internal Audit program and your videos definitely helped improve my GMAT score. I only had 3 weeks to study and only discovered your videos about a week before the test (I wish I had found them sooner, the were fantastic!), yet I ended up making ... Read More

  • Say hello to our friends at TopMBA! They’re offering Magooshers free attendance to their World MBA Tour, and they’re sharing tips to improve your b-school applications.

    The GMAT is often seen as the ‘gatekeeper’ for top-tier business schools around the world – such is its importance to the MBA admissions process.

    Nine million tests ... Read More

  • This week, lawyer Druva tells us about how he overcame his rustiness in math to do well on GMAT test day. And he echoes a sentiment many students share: Don’t give up, even though the GMAT can be demoralizing! Read on for more.

    About me: I’m a Lawyer, Thinker, Runner, as I describe myself on Twitter. I was born into a family of a rocket ... Read More

  • If you’re looking for an answer to the question you’ve probably asked yourself a million times— why get an MBA? —you can add this to the list of responses: Because you’re likely to get hired!

    The continued upward momentum of MBA holders in the global labor market is especially encouraging in light of the overall grim employment trends for ... Read More

  • Hello!

    Today, after a little Shakespeare monologue, I’m sharing a very important tip you’ll need to know to tackle sentence correction problems: the difference between a clause and phrase.

    In the video, I mention “subordinate conjunctions” as one way to identify clauses. Here’s a list of key ones to know:

    only, if now, ... Read More