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Invigorating the Student Experience at Kellogg

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 27, 2012

As the associate dean of MBA programs and the dean of students at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of  Management, Betsy Ziegler is tasked with making sure that students at Kellogg have [...]

Getting Ready for Integrated Reasoning: The Scoring!

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 26, 2012

We’ve been talking a lot lately about how to prep for IR , including the idea that we only need a “good enough” score for now because the section is [...]

Exit Interview: Hari Graduates from IESE

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 24, 2012

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOy-DKhmrp8[/youtube] In this exit interview, I sit down with Hari (username: hk ) to learn about his last two years as an MBA student at IESE .  Hari shares many insights [...]

Profiles of Real HBS, Wharton, Stanford Admits: How do you Compare?

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 24, 2012

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a chat outlining real successful profiles of admits to HBS, Wharton, and Stanford. Dr. Shel Watts, founder and CEO of MBAAdmit.com [...]

NYU Stern Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 23, 2012

If you are applying to NYU Stern keep in mind the admissions criteria that will be used to consider your application. As the website states, “we seek students with strong [...]

The Next-Gen GMAT: Table Analysis

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 23, 2012

I recently received a request to do more on Integrated Reasoning, so here you go: a Table Analysis problem. These problems will consist of some kind of complex table (sometimes [...]

Wharton School Posts 2012-2013 Essay Topics

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 22, 2012

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School has published the required essays for the 2012-2013 MBA application season. All first-time applicants and reapplicants must complete the same set of essay questions, [...]

The Art of School Fit & Recommendations

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 21, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwrPTG0NWmw[/youtube] During this webinar session Kofi Kankam, co-founder of Admit Advantage, provides advice on: (1) how to determine best school fit, and (2) how to identify/select/coach your recommenders. [...]

Looking Beyond the Top 5 MBA Programs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 21, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. A few years ago, our client Priya was starting to [...]

What Does My International GPA Mean?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 20, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Our client Naveen was worried about one particular aspect of [...]

The Future Looks Bright for B-School Grads

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 19, 2012

This post originally appeared on Stacy's "Strictly Business" MBA blog on U.S.News.com Class of 2012 grads are breathing a collective sigh of relief—and likely doing some version of the happy [...]

Columbia Business School Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 19, 2012

Columbia Business School has posted the essay questions for the class of 2015 application. Columbia has significantly reduced the number of questions asked this year, but continues to seek customized [...]

Now You Can Talk To The Test Maker

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 17, 2012

I'm thrilled to announce that GMAC, the organization behind the GMAT exam, will be partnering closely with the Beat The GMAT community in the coming weeks. So what does that mean [...]

Where are the Splits? Handling the “New” SC

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 15, 2012

A lot of students have reported lately that the Sentence Correction questions on the official test were a lot harder than what they were expecting, or that they’ve been having [...]

What You Need To Know: Applying to Columbia Early Decision

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 13, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_NEek1xYLU[/youtube] In this amazing session produced exclusively for the Beat The GMAT community, Deena Maerowitz, a former admissions officer at Columbia Business School, provides tips and strategies for applying to the Columbia MBA [...]

GMAT Integrated Reasoning - Two-Part Analysis Problems

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 13, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVDk4lodTNk[/youtube] In the last day of our week long Integrated Reasoning Webinar Series, Becky Robinson, a Master Instructor for The Princeton Review, provides a deep-dive lesson on Two-Part Analysis, which is one [...]

GMAT Integrated Reasoning - Table Analysis Problems

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 11, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzKu5JUF-IU[/youtube] In the fourth day of our our week long Integrated Reasoning Webinar Series, Aaron Lin, a math instructor for Master GMAT, provides a deep-dive lesson on Table Analysis, which is one of [...]

How to Get Into Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia and INSEAD

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 10, 2012

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a chat outlining some key points on how to gain admission to the top business schools. Dr. Shel Watts, founder and [...]

GMAT Phobia - Demystifying the GMAT Myth & Unveiling A Structured Approach

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 9, 2012

Today's article is written by our guest author, Puneet Mundhara. Puneet is a Stanford admit for the class of 2014 and the owner of Puneet's blog . This article is for [...]

GMAT Integrated Reasoning - Multi-Source Reasoning Problems

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 9, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOGq0LKbldo[/youtube] In the third day of our our week long Integrated Reasoning Webinar Series, Liz Moliski, an instructor for Manhattan GMAT, provides a deep-dive lesson on Multi-Source Reasoning, which is one of the [...]

GMATPrep Quant Question, Part Two: What is this?

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 7, 2012

Recently, I gave you a GMATPrep® question and started out by asking “What is this thing, anyway?” I’ve got another one (along similar lines) for you this week (also a [...]

GMAT Integrated Reasoning - Graphics Interpretation Problems

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 6, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15ccGgS4r80[/youtube] In the second day of our our week long Integrated Reasoning Webinar Series, Brian Galvin, Director of Academic Programs at Veritas Prep, provides a deep-dive lesson on Graphics Interpretation, which is one of [...]

GMAT Integrated Reasoning - An Introduction

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 4, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7PNnU_pqCs[/youtube] In the first day of our our week long Integrated Reasoning Webinar Series, Arthur Ahn, a top GMAT expert with Kaplan Test Prep, provides an overview of the new Integrated Reasoning section [...]

The 6 Steps for a Successful Round 1

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 3, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2ql3Bt5otA[/youtube] In this webinar session hosted by Beat The GMAT and Clear Admit, Stacey Oyler, a top MBA admissions expert, provides advice on the six tactical steps that all MBA applicants can [...]