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Every year, Indian School of Business (ISB) rejects literally thousands of applicants seeking to gain admission to its prestigious PGP program. While many of those rejected know that they didn’t make it because of a clear factor (poor GMAT score, poor essays, and issues with the quality of the application submitted, for example), many others aren’t really sure. Their GMAT scores are decent and within range for the consideration of ISB. Their essays (at least at first glance and in the applicants’ own opinion) don’t have much wrong with them either. Some have even done (again, in their own opinion) decently well in their interviews. Still, the question remains – what went wrong? Every year, we are approached by many applicants from the previous year who seek to know what they could have done better..ISB Application Feedback
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MS vs MBA – Which is Better and Why?

by GyanOne » Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:07 pm
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MS vs MBA – this is a perennial question which troubles many an applicant as he/she stands at the cusp of deciding on the right program to pursue for further career growth. Should one pursue an MBA just because it is the more popular option? Is an MS instead going to be a better alternative because it will (in most cases) be lower cost? Is pursuing an MBA after MS anyway going to be a necessity? These questions don’t have simple answers, and many applicants will try to answer them through familiarity (doing what one’s circle of influence has done) or basic research (for example, comparing only salaries for the graduating class between programs and using that as the predominant factor for decision-making).. MBA Admission Consultants India
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It is one of the most critical conundrums a master’s applicant in business can face – should one pursue an MiM now or MBA later? The person looking at this decision is usually about to complete his/her Bachelor’s program, and is deciding on the best course of action for the future. The Master in Management and the Master in Business Administration are both popular, professional programs. Through this article, we discuss the pros and cons of choosing each side. While the final decision is specific to one’s circumstances and objectives, understanding these factors can certainly help take a better decision..career counselling
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The MBA for oil and gas professionals

by GyanOne » Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:22 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 Aug 16, 2021 12:37 am
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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.. Ivey MBA essays
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UNC Kenan-Flagler admissions officers use the interviews to assess whether the applicant will use the MBA program as a springboard to success, or whether their deficiencies will hamper their progress. Candidates appearing for the Kenan Flagler MBA interviews are required to showcase that they would be able to keep up with a rigorous program that can be quite quantitatively front loaded. So enlist your quantitative abilities, decision making abilities and accomplishments in detail during the interview. Kenan Flagler interview questions are designed to test applicants a on a range of qualities, from academic preparation, to leadership skills, fit with Kenan Flagler, and career goals..UNC Kenan Flagler Interview Questions
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ISB Interview Questions – GyanOne

by GyanOne » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:21 pm
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The ISB PGP interview process is changing every year. Some of the interviews are conversational whereas the others are more towards grilling the applicant, in an attempt to chose the best students for the PGP class at ISB. Applicants are at times cross questioned on the goals, work procedures and industry norms that are prevalent to gauge how well read and aware are the applicants. It is best to be confident, courteous and well informed about your work, industry, goals and ISB itself before you appear for the interview process, at this esteemed business school in India. Listed below are ISB interview questions asked and experiences of two of the successful GyanOne ISB applicants..ISB Interview Questions
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Tuck MBA Interview Questions – GyanOne

by GyanOne » Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:47 pm
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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
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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..Johnson Cornell MBA Interview Questions
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Georgetown McDonough MBA Questions

by GyanOne » Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:25 pm
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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..Georgetown McDonough MBA Questions
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The 9 to 5 often stretches from 9 to 8. Monday to Friday often becomes Monday to Saturday, with some work on Sunday too. You think that changing your job is the answer. And you do. Yet, nothing changes, except the job itself. Corporate life can sometimes be taxing and involving, and day-to-day stresses can often make you think that you have been reduced to a corporate drone. Fast career growth? Forget it!
While carrying out daily tasks diligently and being seen as a high potential employee are important, sometimes it can be difficult to find the time, energy, and motivation to drive your corporate career in the direction that you want to..5 Self Improvement Tips for Fast Career Growth
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ISB Admissions Round 1 vs Round 2

by GyanOne » Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:22 am
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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. irst, 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..ISB Admissions Round 1 vs Round 2
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Starting Salary After MBA

by GyanOne » Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:41 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)..Starting Salary After MBA
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PRIYANKAR BASU
Priyankar, a bright engineer from the Indian Navratna company, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), also made it to ISB as a reapplicant. A graduate from Jadavpur University, Priyankar had a strong academic background, and also had various leadership experiences under his belt. However, Priyankar needed a deeper understanding of ISB and how the school could help him achieve his dreams.
An MBA is not always the most obvious career option for public sector professionals, and post-MBA options are somewhat specialized for them too. This is where GyanOne brainstorming sessions helped Priyankar see how the tremendous value he had added for his employer could be an asset for him too. At the same time, Priyankar researched his target industry thoroughly, mapping his skills to future expectations and ISB, and created a much stronger application..ISB Reapplicant Chances
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Shubham Rusia
Ok, so Shubham Rusia was a referral through a very strong network of past GyanOne clients. (it was then when we realised how well connected our clients are :)). Shubham also made it to MBA in Rotman business school, as Tushar did (both of them were friends and colleagues!). Shubham is an engineer from NIT Calicut, and he too worked in the Life Sciences practice at Deloitte.
Shubham’s forte is analytics, and his work has helped make consumer healthcare a lot more personal and effective for patients in the US. So impactful was his project at Deloitte, that it was published in the MIT Sloan Management report twice! Outside work, Shubham has been a passionate social volunteer. He loves to travel, cook, and play the harmonica!!MBA Success Stories
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