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  • Although most U.S. MBA deadlines have passed (though I am still taking clients for Round 3), there is still ample time to apply for an EMBA (or, Executive MBA) at some of the most prestigious and competitive schools.  With final deadlines not until late May or June for most programs, due a rolling admissions process that most EMBA programs operate ... Read More

  • America’s health care system is unique among industrialized democracies: there is no universal, government-sponsored health care plan for all citizens. Most Americans pay for private health insurance.

    Without health insurance in the United States, a surgery or illness could cost thousands of dollars; according to The Commonwealth Fund, Americans ... Read More

  • MBA Acceptance Rate by Application Round

    Some business schools have roughly the same acceptance rate during all rounds while others see a significant drop off in later rounds. With applications for round 3 due in the next month or two, this analysis may help you decide which schools to focus on and which to avoid. Here is a list of the top 20 school’s ... Read More

  • It’s been a while since I’ve had anything to report and honestly, the release of a new product has had me working 12 hours day, I kid you not. I’ve been so burnt out for the past few weeks and my eyes have begun to water as soon as I look at the screen of my laptop. Ridiculous.

    With everyone getting invites left and right, I’d ... Read More

  • Many Asian associations at Georgetown University held 2015 Lunar New Year Celebrations with cultural events and food. International students work together cooperatively in small and large groups to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the U.S.

    Students who are involved in the Korean Graduate Students Association enjoyed a Lunar New Year party on February ... Read More

  • Happy Lunar New Year! 2015’s Lunar New Year is February 19. Even though Americans don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year, many call the Lunar New Year “Chinese New Year.”

    However, from late January to the middle of February, China, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and many Asian countries celebrate the Lunar New Year as national ... Read More

  • Felipe San Martin is currently pursuing a joint degree in MBA/MPA at Harvard Business School & Harvard Kennedy School .He shares his secrete of how he got accepted to Harvard business school.

    Why is an MBA important for your career? Why right now?

    I took the decision of the MBA program for two main reasons: First, I was in stage of my life where ... Read More

  • Tuck Acceptance Rate Analysis

    Tuck School of Business is a top MBA program with a competitive admissions process. The Tuck acceptance rate is low, at 20%. Unlike most other top MBA programs, Tuck is a self initiated interview. Anyone who visits campus can schedule an interview. In this article I will discuss which factors impact Tuck acceptance rate.

    Tuck ... Read More


    by GNPTH on February 18, 2015

    When the whole world celebrated Valentine day and enjoyed with their Love. I was hoping that Cupid will shoot his Arrow of desire/love towards me. But instead I had to stick with my GMAT preparation.

    When many MBA applicants are keen in making a decision about “Which school to attend”. I had to stick with OG and Practice for the GMAT with ... Read More

  • In the last few years the interest for one- year MBA programs has increased considerably. INSEAD was the first school to offer a one-year program for students, since then a lot of other schools are offering similar programs. Accelerated alternatives have considerable financial benefits the obvious-saving in living expenses for the second year and the ... Read More

  • 1.Networking: Your MBA contacts are your potential business partners, investors etc.

    2.Feedback & Test market: You can bring and test your ideas in the laboratory of your classes and use a variety of resources at your disposal.

    3.Acquire Business skills: You will learn about finance, marketing, sales and all the related function in order to successfully ... Read More

  • Those of you who’ve been following me for a while will know that I was honoured to receive MBA admits to both INSEAD and MIT Sloan. And, while it all seemed a lot clearer when I started this process, choosing between these two great institutions has taken me a lot of time. Having thought long […] Read More

  • What comes to your mind when thinking about Valentine’s Day, February 14? Do you imagine giving and getting chocolates and flowers, or you and your girlfriend or boyfriend celebrating with a romantic dinner at a restaurant?

    Valentine’s Day has long been celebrated as a day for exchanging love messages. Many people who love one another or ... Read More

  • The same is reproduced on Financial Times MBA Blog –

    The winter quarter at UCLA Anderson brings On Campus Recruiting (OCR), changing the entire mood around the school. This year, a diverse set of companies started visiting, conducting internship interviews with first-year full-time MBA ... Read More

  • The Decision

    by under prescription on February 12, 2015

    Don´t worry, I am not LeBron James, and this is not a special TV show in which I´ll waste your time for 2 hours before sharing what I am going to do next. So here we go: I have decided to become a member of Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth MBA Class of 2017. […] Read More

  • Stern Interview Preparation Guide

    Stern Interviewed me back in December 2013. I am happy to say that I was accepted. I used Clear Admit to prepare, and it was very helpful. I felt ready and don’t remember being caught off guard by any questions. I have created a list of the most common questions you can expect during a Stern interview because ... Read More

  • Wharton MBA Interview Questions and Preparation

    Wharton is tied for the number one business school in the world. If you are fortunate to be invited to interview for a spot in Wharton’s MBA program then you are very lucky. Unfortunately, only 47% of applicants interviewed for the Wharton MBA program will be accepted into the school. Given the ... Read More

  • HBS Interview Questions and Preparation

    You have just received your HBS interview invitation and now you realize that you need to prepare for one of the most important interviews of your life. After all the Harvard acceptance rate for those interviewed is still only 50%. This guide will tell you what to expect during the interview and what are the ... Read More

  • The Best Of The Blog 2009-11

    by GMATting on February 9, 2015

    This blog was a place where I used to come and talk about my GMAT worries, share the best resources I found and notes on questions and concepts I struggled with. Here are the best posts -Important Links - all the useful links I've ever found. This was last updated in 2011, and therefore needs some serious updating!A piece of advice which essentially ... Read More

  • The Basics. And What's New?

    by GMATting on February 9, 2015

    1) One of the first things you should do is go through this helpful overview of the GMAT exam in an infographic! (In case you can't view the image clearly, see it here).--2) And then read the GMAT Handbook, downloadable from this page.--3) Try your hand at some sample questions to understand what each section is about:AWA: Here's a sample AWA ... Read More

  • Hello, GMAT's 2015 avtaar!

    by GMATting on February 9, 2015

    Hello!It's been a long, long time. Hasn't it?Life's taken a quite a twist since I last wrote here. A quick update for the curious - I never applied to B-school, because I changed my career path. And I'm happy as can be :) A lot of people have wondered why I wasted a good score, but you know - that's how life is sometimes. I gave the GMAT initially to ... Read More

  • MBA Interview Acceptance Rate Rankings

    So you have just been invited to interview at the MBA school of your dreams. Obviously this raises your chance of getting in, but by how much? In general, top ten schools have lower MBA interview acceptance rates while schools ranked 11 to 20 have a higher acceptance rate for applicants who were interviewed.

    MBA ... Read More

  • Columbia MBA Acceptance Rate Analysis

    The Columbia MBA acceptance rate is on the higher side for a top 10 school, at around 18%. Despite the deceptively high acceptance rate, Columbia is still a tough school to gain admission. I built a predictive model which can give you some insight into what the Columbia Business School admissions committee is looking ... Read More

  • From food to fashion to everyday customs many take for granted, Rahela Mohammad Akbar reacts to the shock that comes from living in a different culture.

    (Note: A version of this article originally appeared on the Afghan Women’s Writing Project website)

    I have to say I did not know the meaning of “culture shock” before I came ... Read More

  • So it’s official, my first ding of Round 2 from Booth. Unfortunately, it was what I considered my best application so now I’m a little apprehensive about the fate of my other three applications. I’m not too disappointed because I knew it was a long shot but I had to try. My presentation was good, I have no doubt about that but I think ... Read More

  • MBA Admissions Process Advice

    The MBA admissions process is long and difficult. It is no wonder that many people pay a lot of money to hire admissions consultants to help them with the process. This article will help you to understand the critical parts of the application process.

    MBA Admissions Process Components

    GMAT Resume Recommendations Essays Application

    This ... Read More

  • MIT MBA Acceptance Rate Analysis

    MIT is one of the most selective business schools in the top ten after Stanford and Harvard. The MIT MBA acceptance rate is only 13%, however several factors can influence your chance of admission at Sloan. Now that I have finished my consulting interviews and secured some summer internship offers I have been able to ... Read More

  • MBA Summer Internship

    by MBA Data Guru on February 3, 2015

    MBA Summer Internship

    I haven’t posted anything in the past month because I have been busy interviewing for my summer internship. I interviewed with 14 different consulting companies and am happy to say that I have already received 3 offers and am waiting to hear back from a few others. Getting your first offer is the greatest feeling in the ... Read More

  • Features Sport + Entertainment reported that global viewers’ favorite sporting event in 2014 was the FIFA World Cup Final. Most international students might be familiar with the FIFA World Cup – it’s watched by billions around the world.

    But another championship is capturing attention in the U.S.: the American football championship ... Read More

  • Have you already gone through the Verbal questions in GMAC’s Official Guide, reviewed the MGMAT Sentence Correction book, and covered the Powerscore CR book? Feeling a GMAT Verbal plateau and not sure what to do next? Here’s some solid tips to move your GMAT Verbal score an extra 40 points in just under 2 weeks!

    Beef up the grammar skills. ... Read More

  • Ready to try a quick 5-question pacing drill for problems involving Sentence Fragments and Run-On Sentences?

    Set your timer for 12.5 minutes if you’re still new to Sentence Correction, 10 minutes if you’ve done a good amount of review and feel confident in your knowledge of Sentence Fragment and Run-On Sentences,  7.5 minutes if you want ... Read More

  • If you’re serious about GMAT Verbal and within 45 days of your Test Day, you should be doing pacing drills at least every other day. Most students have a hard time coming up with their own pacing drills, which is understandable. How much time should you give yourself to start? When should you start trimming seconds off? Should you time individual ... Read More

  • So it’s been nearly 20 days since I submitted my Round 2 applications and so far it’s been radio silence. I’m a little antsy but I’m dealing with it… it helps that work has been extremely busy and that my social life has been on overdrive. It’s my birthday tomorrow so I’m hoping some birthday luck comes my way ... Read More

  • So things have been quite dull ever since I submitted my applications. I wrote the TOEFL yesterday and it was such a breeze – I actually enjoyed the exam! It’s scheduled to be about 4h 30m long but I finished it in about 3h 15m, following which I got the stink-eye from the remaining test takers. All in all, I think I’m going to manage ... Read More

  • International students coming to the US to study can face problems such as being home sick, dealing with the language barrier, and getting accustomed to their new home. One of the most daunting tasks is finding a place to live – especially if you’re searching from overseas.

    But as the number of international students coming to the US has ... Read More

  • I submitted my Cambridge MBA application in on time. But do have to say I took a laziez faire approach to the whole submission thing. Even went to the cinema the night before for a movie preview. I have to say reapplying is just much easier, done most of the thinking and have a better understanding of the process.

    The process Overall the application ... Read More

  • Congratulations to all the aspirants VLMPians on getting selected in this Prestigious program. I plan to come up with a series of articles aimed for PGPEX-VLM candidates. More like the Do`s and Don’ts that I derived out of my experiences in this program. Warning : These are strictly derived from my own personal experiences and characters in these ... Read More

  • I finally submitted all four apps in the past two days and let me tell you, it was exhausting. Here are my thoughts on each application:

    Booth: I absolutely loved the Booth application. It gave me enough space to talk about everything (and I mean everything!). The prompts within the app allowed for enough detail and I even used the optional essay ... Read More

  • Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets & Quants,  Anderson is a great place!  Sorry for the lack of updates recently.  I promise there is a new post coming soon! Read More

  • I was getting late for my flight and rushed to the lift. As if the lift wasn't descending slowly enough it stopped on the 9th floor. An aged lady entered the lift and stopped the doors from closing. She was waiting for someone. I started getting restless and didn't say anything for 30 seconds or so but then i couldn't resist'can you please let ... Read More

  • Boston or Hanover?

    by under prescription on January 1, 2015

    It´s January 1st. I have had almost two weeks now to digest my admission news. It´s is an amazing feeling, after so much effort and planning to finally know that I will indeed become an MBA candidate at one of the top business schools in the US after all. During these couple weeks I have received […] Read More