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Which is the Best MBA in Singapore? Is it the prestigious INSEAD, the much-vaulted NUS, its perceived lesser cousin Nanyang (or NTU, as some refer to it), or the fast emerging SMU? For MBA applicants who would like to explore the potential of Asia, there are few programs that have the pan-Asian appeal of MBA programs in Singapore.
The city itself is known as Asia’s hub for business, and almost every multi-national business organization that operates in Asia has an office (and in most cases, its regional HQ) in Singapore.
Whether it is financial services, energy, FMCG, or consulting, you will find top employers from each sector based in Singapore. No wonder, then, that MBA aspirants look to the city, and its MBA programs, with much interest..MBA Admission Consultants India
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The INSEAD MBA Experience

by GyanOne » Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:40 pm
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An MBA at INSEAD Business School provides candidates with a global perspective and cultural diversity. Balaji Ramaswami, a merchant navy professional, a GyanOne client and now an INSEAD student, has shared his insights on life at INSEAD, the INSEAD MBA experience and campus environment. The MBA program and our class has a very diverse environment, with students from 84 countries and an average work ex of 5 yrs. Each person is a reservoir of information, knowledge and energy.
Also, the professors here are experts in their subjects, who relate theories to practical experience, and make every class really interesting..MBA in Europe
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We have spoken about Siddharth Kashiramka earlier. In fact, he has spoken about GyanOne. Siddharth is a thorough professional, a technology enthusiast, and passionate about the potential of analytics to deliver value to business. He is also a part of the Emory Goizueta community and a current student at Emory Goizueta (Class of 2016). Siddharth is one of the most smart, hard-working, and generous individuals we know. In this article, part of our ongoing initiative to bring to potential applicants insights on top MBA programs, Siddharth provides an insider’s perspective on life and learning at the Goizueta MBA. Over to Siddharth..Indian IT Male MBA
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MBA for Merchant Navy Professionals

by GyanOne » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:00 pm
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The Merchant Navy can be a great profession to be in. Not only does one travel to different parts of the world, visiting cities that would not be humanly possible for non-Merchant Navy people to visit in a lifetime, but one also gains handy professionals skills such as leadership and people management that may take much longer to imbibe in corporate roles. However, life in the Merchant Navy can also be challenging after a few years spent in the profession. Long months away at sea, the repetitive nature of the job, and lack of career progress beyond a point can lead many Merchant Navy officers to consider a career beyond the Merchant Navy. While on-shore jobs in the Merchant Navy itself as well as associated shipping positions are alternatives, some choose to look at the MBA for career growth as well as change. This can be a great option to consider, and one that is increasingly aware of the unique needs of Merchant Navy professionals.. MBA Admission Consultants India
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Is GMAT Integrated Reasoning Important?

by GyanOne » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:08 pm
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Is the section on GMAT Integrated Reasoning important? Isn’t it (almost) all about the 800 score on the GMAT? Will scores reject applicants with strong Quantitative and Verbal scores but poor Integrated Reasoning scores? Ever since GMAC introduced the Integrated Reasoning section on the GMAT, these questions have been coming in. Now, two years after that, they have acquired rising numbers. Through this article, we at GyanOne try to answer some of the questions we are most frequently asked about Integrated Reasoning scores on the GMAT..Is GMAT Integrated Reasoning Important
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MBA Essay Tips: Avoid Indianisms!

by GyanOne » Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:52 pm
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This article is meant primarily for Indian MBA candidates, though other MBA candidates too may find something useful here. As part of our MBA essay tips series, today we talk about Indianisms, and why it is important to avoid such expressions in your MBA essays at all costs. Our MBA essay tips are meant to bring you advice and suggestions on how you can improve your essays, your overall application, and also your candidature. Without further ado, lets dive into the topic for this article.. MBA Essay Tips: Avoid Indianisms!
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Low GMAT MBA Success Stories

by GyanOne » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:07 pm
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Have a low GMAT but high aspirations? Far too many MBA applicants think that this is an obvious mismatch, but it may not necessarily be! This still does not mean that the doors to all top MBA programs are open wide for you, but it does mean that not all doors are closed either! Over the years, we have seen (and fashioned!) many low GMAT MBA success stories. This post is our attempt to explain what may be the possibilities if you have a low GMAT score but are still aiming for the top programs.. Low GMAT MBA Success Stories
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Analytics MBA Programs and Opportunities

by GyanOne » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:27 pm
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The Analytics MBA may not yet be part of the common lexicon yet (like the Marketing MBA, Finance MBA, or Entrepreneurship MBA is), but Analytics is an area that is giving birth to a whole range of new opportunities for business graduates. In 2012, Harvard Business Review published an article asserting that the job of Data Scientist would be the ‘sexiest job’ of the 21st century. That apart, Analytics is an area that is equally interesting for business professionals, mathematics majors, and information technology majors alike. If you love mathematics, statistics, and interpreting data, this is a field you are going to love. Not just because of the analytical acumen that it involves, but also because the insights that you glean are impossible to derive any other way, and can often get to the root cause of pressing business problems quickly..Analytics MBA Programs and Opportunities
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MBA Essay Samples : Beware of Using Them!

by GyanOne » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:08 pm
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Creating strong and compelling MBA essays that interest as well as impact MBA Admissions Committees is never an easy job. With multiple schools to apply to, and different essays for each, the pressure for putting in all the required elements and yet stick to the word limit can be immense. Of course, reviewing your essays multiple times and incorporating the feedback obtained from others also saps your energy. At this time, some applicants can feel fatigue and make the fatal mistake of looking for MBA essay samples online – some for outright usage, others for ‘inspiration’..Indian IT Male MBA
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MBA after Teach For India

by GyanOne » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:36 pm
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Every year, we have the opportunity to speak to a few bright and enterprising young men and women who have spent two important years of their life volunteering for Teach For India. They are looking at an MBA after Teach for India (TFI). We also occasionally come across people who ask whether a Teach for India Fellowship will help improve their chances for an MBA and differentiate their profiles. To those people, if they happen to be reading this article, here is our advice..MBA after Teach For India
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An MBA after a life in the Indian armed forces (Army / Navy / Air Force) is something that many officers consider after they leave the military. Your operations and administration skills are far superior to those possessed by people in civilian life. After all, as an armed forces officer you are a natural leader – you have commanded large groups of men in difficult conditions, and handled many emergencies. Now, an MBA can help you to further add skills and business acumen that can make possible the attainment of better positions in business and professional life.. MBA for Indian Army
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GMAT vs GRE for MBA Programs

by GyanOne » Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:28 pm
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GMAT vs GRE – this is a conundrum that is not uncommon among MBA applicants today. This scenario has developed fairly recently, but it is here to stay. 2011 onwards, ETS (Education Testing Service, the people who conduct the GRE) started pushing for wider inclusion of the GRE among business schools. According to a US News report, more and more business schools are now also accepting the GRE for MBA admissions. Before we can get to the question on whether one should take the GRE or the GMAT for B-school admissions, we first need to compare the two tests to point out obvious differences..GMAT vs GRE for MBA Programs
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Retaking GMAT: How To Do Better Next Time

by GyanOne » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:31 pm
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So you did less than your best on the GMAT? Read on!
The GMAT can be brutal sometimes. After months of preparing week after week, day after day, sometimes the result comes out to be significantly below your expectation. This can mean not just frustration and disappointment at not being able to reach a target score, but also concern around being able to muster your strength for a second attempt and do better next time round. Retaking GMAT is not about being disappointed, but about analyzing what went wrong, and then fixing it..Retaking GMAT: How To Do Better Next Time
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IMD Assessment Day: What to Expect

by GyanOne » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:18 pm
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Forget 30 minute admissions interviews. The IMD assessment day is the king of the interview and assessment process. Over a full day, MBA applicants (assessment day participants) visit the IMD campus in Lausanne, Switzerland, and go through multiple stages of assessment. IMD business school was ranked no.1 among Forbes International business schools 2013 rankings. As we have detailed earlier in a post on one (successful) IMD MBA applicant’s experience, the process has a number of components, and each requires specific preparation to do well at. While a lot of it comes down to one’s natural ability to network, preparation definitely helps. We say this on two counts: people who went to the IMD assessment day with minimal preparation and were then surprised and felt under-prepared by the intensity of it, and people (including our clients) who prepared well and stated explicitly how they felt rewarded by it on IMD assessment day..IMD MBA
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MBA for Doctors and Healthcare Professionals

by GyanOne » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:57 pm
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The MBA in Healthcare – more popular than ever
The MBA for Doctors is fast becoming a popular option for healthcare professionals who do not wish to stay with clinical practice or research careers. The landscape of opportunity for such programs used to be fairly restricted till just a few years back, but two particular trends have made this a top option now for doctors looking at careers in healthcare administration and business management. One, more top MBA programs have now started offering a healthcare focus or concentration. Two, there is an increased awareness in large healthcare institutions, hospitals, and pharmaceuticals companies on the need for experienced doctors who also have business education to manage the affairs of their companies..MBA for Doctors and Healthcare Professionals
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