Why am I nagging you to get moving on your MBA application prep? Not just because those Round 1 deadlines creep up with wicked stealth and speed (last year, HBS broke the September barrier). But also because there is so much you can still do between now and then to improve your candidacy (sometimes a lot, sometimes on the margins, but margins matter). Also, preparing now will enable you to apply to more programs earlier, and therefore to … Read More
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69% of b-schools now accept the GRE (including Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Booth, and MIT Sloan, among others), so MBA applicants will need to decide whether the GMAT or GRE will better increase their chances of acceptance. Here are some factors you should consider when making this decision: GMAT: Take the GMAT if at least one of the b-schools you’re applying to doesn’t accept the GRE. GMAT: If you plan on a post-MBA career in … Read More
Guest Blog Post by Kaplan Test Prep, originally published on October 24, 2012. As a new crop of business school applicants prepares to submit the first set of applications with GMAT scores that include the newly launched GMAT Integrated Reasoning section, Kaplan Test Prep’s 2012 survey of business school admissions officers* suggests that the opinion of business schools of the new GMAT section may have slipped – though it is too early to … Read More
Dear fellow aspiring BSchoolers, I would like to share with you a piece of wisdom about the GMAT preparation that I learned the hard way – by taking the test 3 times and not scoring the result I believed I deserved. And this wisdom is as follows – taking hundreds of practice tests and reviewing your mistakes will not necessarily teach you to DOMINATE the test. And, unless you dominate the GMAT, you are unlikely to conquer it. To become a … Read More
There are those who revere her and those who fear her--but one thing is certain about Dee Leopold, director of Harvard Business School admissions—she tells it straight. After the May 22 announcement that HBS would modify its admissions process, Dee made herself available to answer questions. She granted an exclusive interview with Poets & Quants and immediately scheduled a webinar to explain the new process. I’ve posted highlights of that … Read More
Kaplan Test Prep Survey: Although Most Top Business Schools Now Accept the GRE as an Alternative to the GMAT, Only 16% of Future Business School Applicants Considered the GRE Option
The following is a Kaplan Test Prep press release by Russell Schaffer and Carina Wong. New York, NY (April 25, 2012) – Despite the fact that a majority of top business schools now accept the GRE as an admissions alternative to the GMAT, just 16% of prospective business school students said they considered taking the GRE route, according to a recent Kaplan Test Prep survey*. And of the 84% who said they never considered taking the GRE … Read More
An acceptable score for one person isn't necessarily an acceptable score for someone else. When considering retaking the GMAT, you need to ask yourself not just "What was your score?" or "What is the average GMAT score for your target b-school?" but also "Who are you?" Who you are is almost as important as what you score. For example, a score for a reapplicant who has been advised to retake may be judged differently than that of a first-time … Read More
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By Russell Schaffer and Carina Wong of Kaplan Test Prep With the launch of GMAT Integrated Reasoning less than eight months away, 67% of admissions officers have not yet seen sample questions from the new section provided by the test maker, according to a Kaplan Test Prep survey of 265 of the top MBA programs across the United States.* Paradoxically, 59% believe that Integrated Reasoning, which adds four new question types to a test that … Read More
The GRE is the buzz word around business schools. It's a growing trend among top MBA programs to accept the GRE in addition to the GMAT. Just to name a few: Harvard Business School, Stanford, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, and Columbia. In this show, you'll find out the key differences between the two tests and learn about the upcoming changes to the GRE...
Here at MBA Podcaster, we are dedicated to keeping you informed about ways to save money on your MBA preparation since we know the costs can add up fast. One of the most costly parts of the application process can easily be preparing for and taking the GMAT or GRE. Luckily, our friends at Kaplan are making a big effort to make their courses affordable. As of this month, Kaplan drastically chopped their prices on the Classroom Anywhere Courses and … Read More
New press release from GMAC!Next Generation GMAT Exam to Add New Integrated Reasoning SectionGlobal Business School Exam to Introduce Innovative New Questions in June 2012June 25, 2010San Diego, California—The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will add an innovative new section designed to measure people’s ability to evaluate information from multiple sources. The new integrated reasoning section, scheduled to be introduced in June … Read More
MBA PodTV host Mia Saini gathers helpful strategies on mastering the Verbal Section of the GMAT with two GMAT gurus from Manhattan GMAT. Find out how you can reach those high GMAT Verbal Scores by using techniques in clock management and nailing down grammar rules. Get several GMAT tips on tackling each of the types of problems including GMAT Re...
MBA Podcaster host Mia Saini digs up strategies on how to master the Quantitative Section on the GMAT exam from two GMAT masters from Manhattan GMAT. Find out how to pick up those extra GMAT math points by using the "rephrasing" technique, identifying problem types, and knowing when to give up and move on. Also, hear what an MBA admissions direc...
The GMAT is a marathon, and not a sprint! I like to use the analogy of an endurance athletic event like a marathon or a stage of the Tour de France. At that point, you’re well trained and primed for action -- you really can’t improve your conditioning the day before the race, but you could certainly downgrade your performance by draining your energy or taxing your muscles. The same is true of the GMAT -- you won’t get any “smarter” the … Read More
Author: Arthur Ahn, Kaplan GMAT Product Manager & Instructor GMAT data sufficiency questions test your ability to analyze a quantitative problem and recognize which information is necessary to figure out the solution. What a data sufficiency question does NOT test you on is your ability to calculate and number-crunch. A simpler way of addressing this might be to ask yourself a question as you work through a data sufficiency problem: … Read More
Author: Gina Allison, Kaplan GMAT Instructor It’s that time of year again—time for resolutions and re-assessing your priorities. If getting an MBA is one of your priorities in the near future, then creating an effective GMAT study schedule should be one of your top January goals. You would be surprised at how many ways there are to fit GMAT study into your busy schedule. As I’ve worked on the Kaplan GMAT Revision and looked at the new … Read More