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GMAT Test-Taking Tips & Today’s Expert: Veritas Prep

I'm Diana Jordan with MBA Podcaster. I'm working on an upcoming show about the GMAT. I have interviewed five experts who have been giving me their advice on how you can improve your GMAT score.The fifth of five experts on this topic is Brian Galvin of Veritas Prep. Galvin is given to visual examples. He mentions the guy whose car broke down on the day of the test, and he had to sprint. Sweating, then chilled by the air conditioning, the GMAT

GMAT Test-Taking Tips & Today’s Expert: ManhattanGMAT

I'm Diana Jordan with MBA Podcaster. I'm working on an upcoming show about the GMAT. I've been interviewing five experts who are giving their advice on how you can improve your GMAT score.Chris Ryan of Manhattan GMAT says if you're thinking of taking the GMAT, the sooner the better. After all, the scores are good for five years, and you can take the test several times -- schools expect that. Ryan says some schools, like Harvard Business School,

GMAT Test-Taking Tips & Today’s Expert: Kaplan Prep

I'm Diana Jordan with MBA Podcaster. I'm working on an upcoming show about the GMAT. GMAT experts are giving me advice on how you can improve your score.Liza Weale with Kaplan shocks me. She says on the GMAT, you'll find "stuff you did in seventh and eighth grade." The point is there is no magic bullet, Weale says, you have to study, practice. She compares prepping for the GMAT with trying to learn French for a vacation in France. Know your

Prepping for your MBA: Vanderbilt’s Accelerator Program

I'm Catherine Girardeau with MBA Podcaster. I'm working on an upcoming episode on prepping for an MBA by taking courses before starting the MBA program. How do the experts - program administrators, professors, students -- advise non-business majors about getting some coursework under their belts before applying for or entering an MBA program?Meena Putatunda, a 2005 Vanderbilt University Biomedical Engineering graduate I spoke with the other day,

GMAT test taking pros give advice

I'm Diana Jordan with MBA Podcaster. I'm working on an upcoming show about the GMAT. I've been talking to several GMAT experts, asking them for advice on how you can improve your score.This morning I spoke with Jon Denning of PowerScore. He says the company was founded in 1997 and focused on the LSAT at that time. PowerScore swooped into the GMAT market about six years ago. One of Denning's strongest points -- one he emphasized throughout

Prepping for your MBA: UC Berkeley Extension

I'm Catherine Girardeau with MBA Podcaster. I'm working on an upcoming episode on prepping for an MBA by taking courses before starting the MBA program. How do the experts - program administrators, professors, students -- advise non-business majors about getting some coursework under their belts before applying for or entering an MBA program? I talked this morning with Keith Gatto, Program Director at UC Berkeley Extension for several

GMAT test taking advice from the experts

I'm Diana Jordan with MBA Podcaster. I'm working on an upcoming show about the GMAT. I'm talking to several GMAT experts and asking them for advice on how you can improve your score.My first guest is the CEO of a new GMAT test prep company. Knewton's CEO tells me that no one comes out of the womb being a good test-taker. Jose Ferreira says being a natural at taking the GMAT is not unlike being able to bend your elbow backwards. Ouch.So I ask how

Prepping for an MBA with a Business Studies Certificate

I'm Catherine Girardeau with MBA Podcaster. I'm working on an upcoming episode on prepping for an MBA by taking courses before starting the MBA program. Do people coming from non-business backgrounds need to get some coursework under their belts before applying for or entering an MBA program?I talked yesterday with Charissa Asbury, Director of Business Programs in the School of Continuing Education at Columbia University. She said her program is

UCLA Extension Prof on math before MBA

I'm Catherine Girardeau with MBA Podcaster. I'm working on an upcoming episode on prepping for an MBA by taking courses before starting the MBA program. Do people coming from non-business backgrounds need to get some coursework under their belts before applying for or entering an MBA program?As part of my quest to answer that question, I interviewed Dr. Dale Maeder this morning. He's an instructor at UCLA Extension who teaches math courses for

U. of Chicago GSB: Listen to a Day in the Life on Campus

We visited Chicago GSB to shadow a current student, speak with the Dean, the admission's director and other people on campus to bring listeners a "day in the life" perspective. Listen to the show on iTunes, or on our site, and get a behind the scenes look at life and times on campus:http://www.mbapodcaster.com/DayInLife/CHICAGO_DayInLife.aspGuest List: Jen LaBelle, MBA Student Allan Friedman, Communications Director Stacy Cole, Deputy Dean Julie

Getting Into a Top 10 Program

Getting Into a Top 10 MBA Program: What it Takes to Join the EliteTo get into a Top 10 MBA program you need sky-high GMAT scores, a perfect GPA from an Ivy League school, fluency in five languages, a Nobel prize, and have already started your own successful company. Well, not quite. Though it may seem that way, the top schools are not full of super heroes. They want to know who you are as a person, how you have overcome obstacles, and why you

Getting A Rejection Letter: What To Do?

There's been an uptick of MBA applications in recent years and this means more competition. As more candidates are vying for the same number of seats at business schools, more applicants are unfortunately getting rejected. Some schools encourage you to reapply while others don't. This time, we'll learn from admissions officers about the re-application process, where you can find feedback, and how you can recover from rejection and re-energize

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