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The MBA for oil and gas professionals

by GyanOne » Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:55 pm
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Over the last 3 years, the price of oil has been rather, er…..slippery. At a high of $125 as recently as 2012, oil prices fell to just $30 by the beginning of 2016. They hover at around $40 currently, but the drop has been enough to send more than OPEC into panic mode. Oil and gas professionals, many of whom saw resurgent careers and rising demand for skills even through the global financial crisis (2008-10), are today facing an uncertain future. This is exacerbated by the fact that even oil majors have chosen to simply shut down some units. The MBA for oil and gas professionals is therefore an option for such professionals that presents an opportunity to grow, gain new skills, and make the most of this slump for the industry. Indeed, many are opting for it already..The MBA for oil and gas professionals
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Ivey MBA essays

by GyanOne » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:11 pm
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Look at Ivey as a top Canadian school
After a number of years with the same essay set, Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in Canada has refurbished its essay set. The essays haven’t been completely revamped, but one of them has been completely changed. Now, Ivey applicants will be facing a lot more competition and will see a lot more selectivity (not implying that the selectivity was low earlier), as more MBA applicants target top Canadian business schools for their MBA. In the Financial Times MBA ranking, Ivey has not been ranked very favorably historically. We believe that Ivey’s low ranking is in contrast to the high quality of education and strong career opportunities it offers to its students, and consider this to be a case of an outstanding school ranked low. We have earlier posted articles on how we feel that the FT ranking does not completely reflect reality always and why the ranks of various schools cannot be taken at face value in all cases..Ivey MBA essays
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Tuck MBA Interview Questions – GyanOne

by GyanOne » Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:14 pm
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Tuck MBA Interview Questions – GyanOne
The Tuck MBA admissions interviews play a critical role in the evaluation process. It is an opportunity for candidates to strengthen their candidatures by enlisting more examples about their leadership qualities, personal attributes and professional abilities. So make the most of it. Introspection on questions like ‘Why Tuck’ and ‘Why MBA’, is important, and deep research about the school and its fit with your goals should be done. Furthermore, display strong interpersonal skills as the adcom is judging the candidate on the same, to gauge your potential as a leader and a team member. Listed below are interview experiences of two of GyanOne’s Tuck MBA applicants. Remember, these Tuck MBA interview questions may be indicative, but they will highlight several dimensions you should prepare on. Focus on the line of questioning, and not just the questions themselves.. Tuck MBA Interview Questions – GyanOne
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Johnson Cornell MBA Interview Questions – GyanOne
Okay, so you had really worked had on your Johnson Cornell MBA application and spent tremendous effort putting together the TOC essay for the application. And finally, yes, the much awaited email has arrived. You got an interview invite from The Johnson Cornell School of Management. One of the most important thing that MBA candidates to Cornell should remember is to be yourself. The Johnson Cornell MBA Admissions Committee highlights that they are not looking for that “perfect” applicant, they are looking for applicants who have the ability to showcase who they are, and are confident and authentic with enthusiasm. Additionally, the characteristics that you should be able to display during various phases of the admission process are the ability to work with others, flexibility, professional maturity and poise, and the ability to analyze, break down problems and formulate good, innovative solutions. Enlisted below are the questions asked in the Johnson Cornell interview...Johnson Cornell MBA Interview Questions – GyanOne
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Georgetown McDonough MBA Interview process lasts about 30 minutes in duration. The interview panel looks for ‘fit factors’, while interacting with the candidates invited for the interviews. The candidates should aim to show professional focus and a demonstrated interest in attending the Georgetown MBA Program. The interview process also involves various questions assessing personal qualities / attributes in the candidate, to assess whether the candidate will thrive in the Georgetown community and contribute to it in a meaningful way.
Candidates appearing for the Georgetown McDonough MBA interview process are advised to prepare the same way that they would for a professional interview. Research well about the program before your interview and take it as an opportunity to learn more about the program and its suitability for you..Georgetown McDonough MBA Questions – GyanOne
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ISB Admissions Round 1 vs Round 2

by GyanOne » Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:27 pm
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Should you apply to ISB MBA Round 1 or ISB Round 2? This is a perennial question that many ISB MBA applicants ask. We have earlier tried to answer this, but perhaps that response was not comprehensive enough. Here is our perspective on this now, which will help you make a more confident decision on ISB executive MBA Admissions Round 1 vs Round 2.
First, you should ensure that you are ready to apply – you should have a decent GMAT score, have identified your recommender, and have time to dedicate to working on your application. Next, assuming you do have them, Round 1 is better. Why? The class profile is yet to be shaped, and so more chances of unconventional profiles, or profiles with some weaknesses making it. Further, ISB gives out some scholarships only to Round 1 applicants..ISB Admissions Round 1 vs Round 2
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Starting Salary After MBA

by GyanOne » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:12 pm
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So all those who have nurtured the dream of pursuing an MBA abroad, or are contemplating the idea to begin with, would certainly want the answer to this question – what is the starting salary after an MBA? Job satisfaction and career growth are certainly two of the most important aspects that a professional would seek after an MBA abroad. However, if the return on investment is good, it provides professionals and their dreams a further push to take a step ahead. The average salary figures for graduates of most top MBA masters programs comes to around $120,000. Of course, there could be wide variance based on work experience (both quantity and quality).
On an average, young executives with 0-5 years of experience, get a pay package of USD59,000 annually, as compared to USD99,000 for mid level executives (with 10+ years of experience). These figures also vary for professionals across different industries..Starting Salary After MBA
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TRIPESH SAKHUJA
Working in the banking sector, Tripesh was a reapplicant to ISB in 2015. He had a work experience of two years at The Smart Cube as an analyst and two years at American Express, as a manager, before he decided to pursue management education.
After not being able to make it to ISB once, Tripesh spent time understanding the factors on which he could improve further. He volunteered for and was selected for a prestigious assignment. He sought feedback from ISB, and worked with GyanOne to interpret it and ensure that his next application reflected his considerable strengths. He improved his GMAT score in his retake and submitted a strong application to ISB in R1, though right towards the fag end. Tripesh is finally now studying at ISB and is enjoying every bit of it..ISB Reapplicant Chances
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MBA in Rotman Canada Success Stories

by GyanOne » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:27 pm
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Tushar Khare
Before we begin this success story, it is worth mentioning that Tushar has been one of the most proactive and enthusiastic clients that the GyanOne team has worked with. He got into the MBA in Rotman Canada owing to his hard work, initiative, and top skills. Tushar started off his career with Infosys, as most engineers fresh out of college do. But was quick to move on to Deloitte as a consultant, because of his stellar performance at work. Tushar won multiple awards at Infosys, and he carried on the good work at Deloitte. He managed a 690 on GMAT. Tushar’s work revolved around technology, but he also used his expertise to build great systems while working for Deloitte USI (US India Office). For example, he helped put in place a new system to map welfare for abuse victims for the US public health sector..MBA in Canada, MBA Success Stories, Study in Canada
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ISB PGP Class Profile
The ISB PGP PGP class profile is diverse, with students from varied backgrounds, industries and even nationalities. The PGP class size has increased to a total of 908, with 623 students in the Hyderabad campus and 285 in the Mohali campus. On an average 30% of the class at both the campuses is made up of female candidates and the average GMAT score of the class is 704. Minimum work experience of students at ISB PGP program is 2 years, with the average being 5 years. Good news for engineers, as more than 70% of the ISB PGP class is made up of engineering graduates. With such a diverse peer group, students at ISB PGP are sure to build strong networks across industries, and polish their leadership skills with umpteen opportunities to work in extensive team environments.
As India’s top ISB Admissions Consultant, we not only closely monitor the ISB PGP class profile every year, but also look at key factors like test score averages, interview experiences, and professional experience that ISB values..ISB PGP Class Profile and Admission Success
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UNC Kenan Flagler business school is ranked #17 by Bloomberg Businessweek rankings 2015, and #13 by Forbes MBA Rankings. This top 20 US MBA program has been consistently ranking among the top
MBA programs in the world. Mentioned below are UNC Kenan Flagler MBA success stories at GyanOne.

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Rajan Seth
An awesome GMAT score of 770! An IIT Bombay Alumni! Worked for Credit Suisse and JP Morgan Chase! Strong Community work at Teach for India! Gasp! Rajan’s profile is the ideal profile that most US MBA programs would want to consider. He had worked hard to build this profile over the years. And so he did. Rajan earned a free MBA from UNC Kenan Flagler! Yes, he got a 100% scholarship. His 770 score on the GMAT and his IIT alumni credentials helped, but it was really Rajan’s hard work on his applications and his school research that led him to this outstanding result...Kenan Flagler success stories
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McCombs MBA, a top 20 US MBA program, is ranked #14 by Forbes and #17 by US News and World Report. GyanOne has helped several applicants gain admission to this top MBA program (with scholarships). Mentioned below are some McCombs MBA success stories made possible by GyanOne.

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Ishan Agnihotri
Ishan secured an admit in Texas McCombs MBA with USD40000 as a scholarship reward. He also secured an admit to the Johnson Cornell MBA, where he finally decided to go, with a scholarship of again USD40000. Ishan is a professional with more than 5 number of years in the business development and marketing domain. A BITS Pilani alumnus, Ishan was an active member and founder of many clubs and communities during his engineering days (including a very popular sports league)..McCombs MBA Ranking, McCombs Fees, Class Profile
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The CEIBS China MBA is ranked #1 in Asia by the Bloomberg BusinessWeek MBA rankings. The Financial Times MBA ranking ranks the CEIBS MBA #5 globally. Over the last few years,

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Arpit Bhatnagar
A thorough professional, a meticulous applicant, an organized individual, all these are qualities have made our experience working with Arpit, certainly one of the best among most of our clients.
This Chartered Accountant by qualification, approached GyanOne, through a reference, who was a successful ISB admit. With solid experience in Audit and Corporate Finance firms like KPMG, PWC and ITC, Arpit had a good profile to showcase the CEIBS adcom. But, here again, his GMAT score of 660, was something that made him apprehensive of his candidature to this top business school in China. GyanOne experts helped him understand what CEIBS looked for in applicants, and how the experience he had so far had some excellent aspects that he could use to build his candidature...CEIBS MBA Ranking, Fees, Class Profile: GyanOne CEIBS MBA success stories
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Tania Bhattacharya
Tania started working with GyanOne in the month of July 2015. This meticulous professional, took each step with care, and worked with us to shortlist her B-schools, ranging from dream (Kellogg in the US) to safe (ISB in India). She had just four years of work experience working as a Software engineer, with top brands like McAfee and Amazon, in the Information Technology domain. She was performing extremely well at work with several happy clients and awards from senior management. For extra-curriculars, this female indian applicant, a trained Bharatnatyam dancer, had been active in various social causes and leadership activities at work and during graduation. Tania was overwhelmed when the congratulatory email to her came in from Kellogg. Tania had made it to ISB, NUS, and Kellogg. She finally chose Kellogg..NUS Singapore MBA Ranking, Class Profile and Successful Admits
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Rajesh Behera: A cricketer at heart, an IITian by education, and a Project Manager by profession, Rajesh had his eyes set on the IMD MBA for quite some time, before he decided to give it his best shot.
Rajesh started preparing for GMAT…….and scored a 720 on it. However, then came the next big task – The IMD application and the ‘more than an interview’ assessment day processes. Rajesh had more than 6 years of international experience in the Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. With projects spanning operations and project management in the oil & gas industry, he submitted a thought through application for admission into the IMD MBA. The IMD Assessment day is a one-of-its-kind experience for any candidate, which includes a personal interview, a 5 minute presentation, a role play, a case discussion, and a live class. Rajesh prepared hard for one month for the IMD Assessment Day. GyanOne helped him hone his interviewing skills, think through his strategy for the 5-minute presentation, and gain a strong grasp in general on case discussions and what they involve..IMD MBA, MBA in Europe, MBA Success Stories
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