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How Keeping A Notebook Can Improve Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 31, 2011

In the spring and summer, make the decision to carry around a notebook to write down your thoughts about your applications. Some of these thoughts may be random ideas that [...]

Thursdays with Ron - Dissecting a Geometry Problem

by Manhattan Prep on Mar 31, 2011

Every other Thursday, our instructor  Ron Purewal (known on the Beat The GMAT forums as  lunarpower ) hosts a free study hall session, called  Thursdays with Ron , where anyone [...]

5 Thoughts to Avoid on the AWA

by Knewton on Mar 31, 2011

Written by Christina Yu. Business schools are placing an increased emphasis on communication ability -- all the more reason to step it up during the AWA section of the GMAT. So, how [...]

Applying to B-School Next Year? Start Now!

by Knewton on Mar 29, 2011

You may think that starting the application process six months before your application due date is a bit, well, excessive. After all, there's no way a single application should require [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 28 Mar 2011

by Manhattan Prep on Mar 28, 2011

Here is a new Challenge Problem! If you want to win prizes, try entering our Challenge Problem Showdown . The more people enter our challenge, the better the prizes! Question [...]

Are You Sure You Want To Attend An MBA Program?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 28, 2011

As an MBA admissions counselor, I regularly receive emails from candidates who want to attend business school. These individuals are normally set on attending a few MBA programs and want [...]

MBA Curriculum Changes at Wharton, Yale, and Stanford

by Knewton on Mar 25, 2011

Written by Christina Yu. If you're thinking about b-school, a recent  article in U.S News , "Rethinking the MBA," may have caught your attention. Several top MBA programs -- including [...]

How Do You Know That? Or: The Importance of “Why”

by Knewton on Mar 24, 2011

Today’s article is going to be a little bit different from our usual. Rather than picking apart one question or talking about how to review tests or fix weaknesses – [...]

Creating Your Long Term MBA Plan

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 23, 2011

Applying to business school in 2011 or 2012?  Now is the perfect time to begin your planning.  The earlier you start your MBA application prep, the better your prospects will [...]

Am I Too Old To Attend An MBA Program?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 23, 2011

It wasn’t too long ago that everyone wondered whether they were too young to pursue an MBA program. Older candidates seemed destined to better contribute because of their experience. In recent [...]

GMAT Idiom Tips for Non-Native English Speakers

by Knewton on Mar 23, 2011

Written by Jesse Sternberg. For more GMAT Verbal tips, be sure to check out our free Knewton webinar next week: The Top 5 GMAT Mistakes Made by Non-Native English Speakers [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 22 Mar 2011

by Manhattan Prep on Mar 22, 2011

Here is a new Challenge Problem! If you want to win prizes, try entering our Challenge Problem Showdown . The more people enter our challenge, the better the prizes! Question [...]

MBA Life on Youtube: Advice for First-Year MBA Students

by Knewton on Mar 22, 2011

Headed to business school next year? Or just trying to gauge what the experience will be like? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj3a1psrja4[/youtube] Check out this video from Boston University's School of Management, which features 2nd year [...]

MBA Life on Youtube: Rethinking the MBA at HBS

by Knewton on Mar 21, 2011

If you're considering business school, it's likely you're no stranger to the ongoing debate about the value of an MBA. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBxtrbj_yXU[/youtube] In this video, Harvard Business School professor David Garvin discusses the [...]

How Arnab Got Into ISB - An Exit Interview

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 20, 2011

Today it's my pleasure to share another segment of the Beat The GMAT Exit Interview Series.  Today I spoke with Arnab Ray, who has been recently admitted and will be [...]

5 Reapplication Tips that Work

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 18, 2011

Okay, so you didn't get accepted to any of the b-schools that you applied to. The best thing you can do now is turn to the future and consider reapplying [...]

Breaking Down a Long GMATPrep SC Problem

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 16, 2011

Last week, we started discussing what to do when faced with Sentence Correction problems containing very long underlines and a “jumble” in the answer choices. Click here for the first [...]

Autotune the GMAT

by Knewton on Mar 15, 2011

You've heard of Autotune the News. But have you tried autotuning GMAT exponent rules? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wavlUC223E[/youtube] Dave Ingber (Knewton's lead GMAT teacher) and RoboMath (our lead GMAT robot?) show you how a little [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week – 14 Mar 2011

by Manhattan Prep on Mar 14, 2011

Here is a new Challenge Problem! If you want to win prizes, try entering our Challenge Problem Showdown . The more people enter our challenge, the better the prizes! Question [...]

MBA Life on Youtube: Research Round-up from London Business School

by Knewton on Mar 14, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtvoCeLDYyo[/youtube] Wondering what 2011 holds for the world of business? Look no further: This installment of our  MBA Life on Youtube series features four faculty members from the London Business School [...]

MBA Life on Youtube: The Advantages of an MD/MBA

by Knewton on Mar 13, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jua3uzHkSls[/youtube] In this MBA Life on Youtube video, learn about a super-intense joint degree program offered at some schools: the MD/MBA. And you thought business school was hard! This video from  Dartmouth’s [...]

GMAT On Demand: Solving for One Variable Among Many in DS Questions

by Knewton on Mar 12, 2011

// In this video, Rich begins by presenting a sample DS question. To try it out, just hit pause! The question tests your ability to solve for the value of [...]

Developing Your Brand

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 11, 2011

For a moment, consider who the audience is for your MBA application.  You will be spending countless hours writing a magnum opus that may be read by only one individual—or [...]

GMAT On Demand: How to Solve for the Value of an Expression (Without Solving for its Variables!)

by Knewton on Mar 10, 2011

// As Jess and Rich explain in this video, Data Sufficiency problems often give you more variables than you have equations. This happens for two main reasons: You're [...]

Thursdays With Ron: Critical Reasoning

by Manhattan Prep on Mar 10, 2011

Every other Thursday, our instructor  Ron Purewal (known on the Beat The GMAT forums as  lunarpower ) hosts a free study hall session, called  Thursdays with Ron , where anyone [...]

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