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Applying Round 3: MBA Round 3 Deadlines, Chances & More
For those of you thinking about applying round 3, MBA programs DO admit candidates during MBA round 3. While in many cases, the spots left for round 3 candidates [...]
Executive Assessment vs. GMAT: What is the Difference?
The Executive Assessment (EA) is a relatively new exam compared to the GMAT, but nowadays, many business schools accept both. So, why do some people take the Executive Assessment [...]
MBA Candidate Success Spotlight: 2021/2022 Dartmouth MBA Admit
Wondering how to get into business school? While, naturally, there is no one answer, find out how this Personal MBA Coach client got accepted into Dartmouth Tuck, how they [...]
MBB Consulting: Salaries, Trends, Myths #38; the MBA
The management consulting career path is considered integral to the early career and/or the professional aspirations of countless MBA applicants that our team has advised over the last two [...]
What Is a Good Executive Assessment Score?
If you’re considering taking the Executive Assessment (EA) to apply to an EMBA or full-time MBA program, you’re likely wondering what a good EA score is. In this article, [...]
Executive Assessment Format: All You Need to Know
If you’re an experienced business professional who is interested in Executive MBA programs, you may be considering taking the Executive Assessment (EA). An increasing number of business schools around [...]
GMAT vs CAT: Key differences on Syllabus, Eligibility, and Patterns
If you’re planning to apply to MBA programs, you may be wondering which entrance exam you should take. In this article, we’ll explore two commonly used entrance exams for [...]
B-Schooled Podcast Episode #92: MBA Background Checks
There are many things that can freak MBA hopefuls out during their application journey, and one of the biggest comes during what should be a joyful time: post-admission. You’ve [...]
GMAT Scores for Top Business Schools
So, you know you want to apply to top MBA programs, and you know you need a good GMAT score to stand out in the highly competitive business school [...]
Is Getting an MBA Worth It?
Given the large investment in both time and out of pocket cost (though Personal MBA Coach ’s clients earned $6.5M in scholarships last year!) questioning the value of an [...]
Using GMAT Divisibility Rules to Answer Quant Questions Faster
As we learned in a previous blog, the GMAT does not allow a calculator in the Quant section. Thus, it’s important to memorize and be able to use divisibility [...]
How Should You Use MBA Rankings?
Use MBA rankings as a broad way of viewing which programs are ranked high, medium, and low. Do your own research on each program’s culture, size, location, [...]
7 Whiteboard Strategies for the GMAT Online
The online GMAT currently offers two options for note-taking during the exam: a virtual whiteboard that is accessible throughout the exam via the notepad icon at the top of [...]
The Truth About Round 3 MBA Applications
If the first two application deadlines for the top MBA programs got away from you, you’re not alone! Now you might be questioning if you should apply in round [...]
GMAT Online vs. In Person: Which Should I Take?
The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) recently announced some big changes on the horizon for the GMAT Online test, changes that may alter your calculation of whether to take [...]
GMAT Math is Hard, But No One is “Bad at Math”
Too often, students convince themselves that they are “just not math people.” As a result, these students often score significantly lower on the GMAT than they would have if [...]
Bouncing Back from an MBA Rejection
Were you rejected from business school this year? After getting over the initial disappointment, you likely turned your attention to finding out what went wrong. While there are countless [...]
STEM Designation Attracts International MBA Students
While universal adoption is still far off, a growing percentage of full-time U.S. MBA programs are looking to get STEM certification. A 2021 Kaplan/Manhattan Prep survey of b-school admissions [...]
Taking GMAT Practice Tests
If you have done any amount of GMAT preparation, you have likely heard that taking full-length practice tests is a critical part of your preparation. This is sage advice. [...]
Top MBA Programs That Don’t Require the GMAT – Which Are They and Does It Matter?
As MBA admissions consultants , a question we often receive is which top MBA programs don’t require the GMAT or GRE and whether taking one of these tests is [...]
How to Reschedule or Cancel Your GMAT Exam Appointment
No one wants to have to reschedule or cancel his or her GMAT exam, but from time to time, it may become necessary to do so. Many test-takers wonder [...]
What Is an MBA Resume?
All MBA applications require you to submit a resume. You may be thinking, “No problem, I already have a resume.” However, it is not quite that simple. An [...]
Personal MBA Coach’s Take on the 2022 Financial Times MBA Rankings
The Financial Times recently released its 2022 MBA Rankings . Unlike last year’s Financial Times MBA rankings, which international business schools dominated, U.S. schools rose to the top this [...]