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MBA Admissions Resume – Make a Great One

by GyanOne » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:47 pm
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Why do you even need an MBA admissions resume / CV? After all, don’t your essays, recommendations, and goals suffice? No, since the MBA admissions resume / CV, while only a small part of your entire application, is a critical document. MBA admissions committees don’t spend a huge amount of time on your resume, but it is often the first document they pick up when reviewing your application. After all, the resume contains (or ought to contain) an excellent overview of your entire profile, and should help the admissions reviewer understand most aspects of your candidacy. Another key reason to create an excellent resume is that this document alone might well form the basis on which your interviewer conducts your interview later (strange, but true). An excellent resume can not only improve your profile as seen by the admissions committee, but also help you create that first critical impression..MBA Admissions Resume – Make a Great One
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Life at HEC Paris

by GyanOne » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:16 pm
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When looking at top MBA programs abroad, especially those in Europe, HEC Paris is a name that comes to mind immediately. In the past, the school has been compared to other top programs in Europe, including the INSEAD MBA program, the IMD MBA program, the LBS MBA program, and to a lesser extent, the Oxford and Said MBA programs. 2015 was a pivotal year for HEC Paris too. It named a new dean, and gained on the MBA rankings. As one of the few one-year programs that offers both a January and a September intake, the HEC MBA is growing more popular by the day. However, while rankings and placements constitute important criteria for valuing a school, student life at the school is another important consideration. Life at HEC Paris is about much more than academics and courses. For example, part of the leadership training of HEC MBA students is done at a Military Academy. In 2014, its 50th year, HEC also put out a video of how life at HEC Paris has changed over 50 years.. Life at HEC Paris
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Why go for an MBA as an entrepreneur?
As an entrepreneur or a family business professional, the first question that one asks oneself when considering further education is around whether the MBA is the right program in the first place. In this sense, the MBA competes with other specialized master’s programs, short-term executive education options, and even the option to not get any further education at all.
This is especially true for second-generation family business professionals, as many of them are already part of well-established, successful businesses. And yet, even this trend is now changing. Many family business professionals and entrepreneurs now see the value of gaining advanced business education that may not get them immediate short-term profits, but could be pivotal to helping them forge partnerships and expand their concerns in the medium to long term..Entrepreneurship at Cornell and other top schools
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IIMC PGPEX Interview Questions

by GyanOne » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:28 pm
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The IIMC PGPEX is one of the most sought-after MBA-equivalent programs in India for experienced professionals. After a thorough initial process involving multiple essays, the admissions process moves on to the IIMC PGPEX interview. As would be expected of a premium program, IIMC keeps the interview very selective. We present here a debrief of the interview and a brief analysis. IIMC PGPEX interviews (and IIM experienced MBA interviews in general) involve significant questioning on current affairs and career goals. Short questions involving calculations or quick conversions are possible too.
Some guesstimates may occasionally be asked as well. In some rare cases, candidates may be asked to explain the meaning of technical terms connected to their profession..IIMC PGPEX Interview Questions
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INSEAD Ranked #1 in FT Ranking

by GyanOne » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:16 pm
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The full-time INSEAD MBA program was ranked the best MBA program in the world in the latest released FT ranking 2016 for MBA programs. This is the first time in the history of the FT ranking that a 1-year program has been ranked at the top, above vaunted traditional 2-year options like MBA programs at Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, and MIT Sloan. The business school for the world is now at the top of the world, at least in the FT MBA ranking. While INSEAD business school has moved from #4 in 2015 to #1 in 2016, there hasn’t been a big change in the positions of most other top schools, with the exception of Berkeley Haas (#10 to #7), Cambridge Judge (#13 to #10), and Kellogg (#14 to #11). Judge’s rise is notable, given the fact that Oxford Said, in many parameters similar to Judge, slipped 6 places to #28 from #22..FT MBA ranking
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Rotman MBA with Scholarship

by GyanOne » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:08 pm
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Rotman MBA with Scholarship! Tushar Khare, a consultant at Deloitte, was thrilled to break this news to us! Tushar is one of the most well connected professionals we know (we were surprised to know he was friends with so many of our clients:)), is a sports enthusiast and is now making the most of his stay in Toronto as a Rotman student.
Well, here is his MBA admissions journey, insight into his aspiration to pursue an MBA, and into his decision to leave a ‘technical’ but rewarding career at Deloitte to pursue an MBA at Rotman. He also discusses Life at Rotman, Toronto..Rotman MBA with Scholarship
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A credit risk is the risk of borrower default. It is essential to measure credit risk as banks are expected to hold reserves against expected credit losses; its cost is included in cost of funds for the borrower.
In general, banks charge higher cost and higher security from less creditworthy counterparties as the credit risk of such counterparties is higher. Ultimately, the bank’s objective is also to earn money. It is vital to determine an acceptable level of risk so as to ensure adequate return to stakeholders.
Credit Risk Management is certainly becoming an important aspect of all financial institutions. Akshay Gupta, a former GyanOne client, an ISB Alumni, and a thorough finance professional, shares detailed insight into this aspect of the finance industry..Credit Risk Management: What is it and Why is it Important?
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SP Jain is recognised as one of the premier business schools of India. The one year MBA (PGPM) attracts some 70 applications for every seat. The programme offers specialisations in Finance, Operations, Marketing and Information Management. SPJIMR has consistently been ranked among the top 10 in India. The programme considers CAT, XAT and GMAT scores for admission but places more emphasis on academic performance, versatility in extracurricular activities and relevant work experience. It has also introduced an international immersion programme called the ‘Global Fast Track’ (GFT) where participants will travel to a globally top-ranked B-School, in order to gain cutting-edge inputs in their area of specialisation. This post brings you actual SP Jain MBA interview questions for the PGPM program, from actual successful applicants..SP Jain MBA Interview Questions and Experience
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IE Business School, ranked 12 as per FT Global MBA rankings, boasts of an extremely diverse class profile with students from more than 70+ nationalities.
Udit Bhatnagar, a GyanOne client, looks forward to start his MBA journey at IE Business School and explains his reasons to select this European MBA program, despite the ‘economic conditions’ in Europe. Before embarking on my MBA journey, I was working as a Senior Business Analyst at one of the largest banks in the Nordic region. Prior to this, I had a 7-year long career in application development at one of India’s software services giants.
From being an application developer to a technology lead, from managing projects as a team leader to client management as an onsite coordinator, I have played diverse roles during my professional journey.
I also gained international work experience of about 4 years and have worked with teams from several nationalities while living in Spain and Japan..MBA in Europe, MBA Success Stories
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ISB Hyderabad. Almost every Indian MBA applicants aspires to get into this top ranked MBA institute. And why not? It is not just management education that you go his institute for. It is an experience in its own.
Arani Roy, an ISB Alum and a GyanOne ISB Application Review client, shares his experience and insights on Life at ISB: Campus, Teaching, Placements and Peers. Over to you Arani! “This will be the best year in your lives, this we can promise’ keeping the microphone on the stand the 5 feet 10 inches figure in his blue kurta turned away from the apprehensive eyes set on him.
A huge cheer broke the silence from behind, the spontaneous shout came from his 30 odd classmates.”
And he was right. Best year can appear to mean a year of never-experienced fun or a year so constructive that there was no looking back since or it can be of making best friends…ISB was all of these and more..ISB, isb mohali, ISB PGPMAX
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5 ISB MBA Admission Mistakes – BEWARE!

by GyanOne » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:44 pm
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Every year, thousands of students apply to ISB. Many of them have strong GMAT scores, good academic profiles and work experience, and a high likelihood of success at the ISB admissions process. Yet, many year, many deserving candidates fail to make it to ISB in spite of these credentials. GyanOne has worked with many reapplicants, helping them to make it to ISB the following year. Yet, this article is not about us – it is about ISB applicants themselves, and how they can avoid some common ISB MBA admission mistakes that, if not addressed, can lead to the rejection of their candidature at ISB..ISB essays, ISB MBA Admission consultant
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The MBA Optional Essay is a bit of an enigma to most MBA applicants when they first see it. For most people preparing their MBA applications, the other essays adequately cover the applicant’s career goals, reasons for choosing the relevant school, and key achievements and learning. The optional essay therefore presents an opportunity to provide yet more information, but in most cases, applicants are not clear about what exactly it should contain. As a result, many applicants tend to use this essay to provide random information, extend other essays, or make a further case for their candidature. This article attempts to remove the confusion underlying the content of the optional essay, and presents a few scenarios on how it should be used..The MBA Optional Essay – How to Approach and Tackle it
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100% scholarship for Indian students!!??
For many MBA applicants, 100% scholarships are more of a myth than a reality. They have been heard of, but few people are known who have received them. Yet, 100% scholarships for Indian students are not just myth, but reality. True, getting one is not easy, and nor are such scholarships common. However, for strong students who represent potential, scholarships are certainly possibly. Not everyone may get 100% scholarship at top MBA programs, but quite a few are able to get generous financial grants by way of scholarship. This article discusses some such stories..MBA scholarships
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MIT Sloan Fellows Program | Stanford MSx | LBS Masters in Strategy and Leadership
The MIT Sloan Fellows program is quite unlike any other masters program for business professionals out there. Why? Quite simply because there are very few full-time options for mid-career professionals looking at MBA equivalent programs or programs that give them advanced management skills. On the one hand, there are full-time MBA programs, which will consider applicants with 12+ years of experience as older applicants, while on the other there are Executive MBA programs, which are all part-time options. The Sloan Fellows programs are one among them, and is why this post emphasizes the nature of each program, and highlights the Stanford, LBS, and MIT LBS Sloan programs essays..MIT Sloan Fellows Programs
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MBA for Chartered Accountants

by GyanOne » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:19 pm
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Are you a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) considering a top MBA program (through the GMAT route) like ISB in India or one among many top globally renowned names like London Business School (LBS), Wharton, or Harvard Business School (HBS)? The first thing that comes to mind when a Chartered Accountant thinks of an MBA is often around whether an MBA is really needed. Chartered Accountants compete with MBA graduates in finance positions in leading corporate organizations around the world. In fact, many CAs reach the pinnacle of corporate life, as CFO / CEO, without MBA degrees as well. After having spent years pursuing the CA certification, completing the mandatory articleship (which is gruelling, to say the least), and then gaining work experience, a CA already has a lot of business exposure and experience. So, should a CA really consider pursuing an MBA at all? Or is it best to pass on the option?chartered accountants MBA
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