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Dealing With a Low GMAT Score

In a 2008 Kaplan survey of 250 MBA admissions officers, 55% said that the GMAT is the most important factor on the business school application. Over 90% said it's one of the top 2 most important factors. Research shows that every 10 point increase in your GMAT score correlates to another $5K in your starting salary after business school. Why? Higher scores help you to gain admission into more competitive, higher-ranked MBA programs, which in t...

MBA Admissions Panel

On today's show, we bring you coverage of a live event, “MBA Admissions and the New World Order”. How is the "new world order" affecting business schools? Has the MBA curriculum changed as a result of the economic downturn? How are schools coping with the economy? Panelists also answered audience questions about the panel topic, as well as general questions about their programs, admissions, and career prospects for graduates. The June 30th...

Preparing for an MBA

Let’s face it: getting into the MBA program of your choice isn’t easy. This may be especially true for younger people with less work experience, or would-be applicants with liberal arts or science backgrounds valid pursuits, but not directly linked in an admissions director’s mind to making someone B-school ready. In this show, we’ll talk with some experts - program administrators, a professor, and a student to hear their advice for no...

Landing Your Ideal Summer Internship

MBAs are feeling the employment squeeze from a tightening economy. This makes the summer internship, taken between the first and second year of your MBA program, an even more crucial step toward the ultimate goal of landing full-time employment with the company of your choice. On today's show, Landing Your Ideal Summer Internship, we'll talk with a former MBA student with an unusual story to tell; the career development director from the Unive...

Business School Panel, hosted by Microsoft Corp

The Africans at Microsoft diversity group recently assembled a panel of experts to talk about earning and making the best of an MBA degree. The panel is a candid discussion with business school admissions and career services people, current students and MBA graduates on a range of topics. Speakers included representatives from some of the best schools in the country, including Harvard Business School; Sloan School of Management at MIT; UC Berk...

Getting Into a Top 10 MBA Program

To 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 want that top-tier degree. Getting that prized acceptance letter from...

Part II of Understanding the Various MBA Tracks

Focusing your MBA education on a particular concentration can have several benefits. It can fill in gaps in work history, give you expertise in a field, and help you break into a specific industry. In Part I of our series on MBA Tracks, we learned that there’s a difference between just taking an elective course to actually specializing your MBA degree. In Part II, we explore four more popular tracks in non-profit management, marketing, real...

Business School & Ethics

In this day and age of reoccurring corporate scandals and government-mandated reporting procedures we're exploring what business schools are doing to educate their students on the ethical responsibility of corporate leadership. We'll learn why ethically-led businesses make economic sense and how business schools are getting the message across to the next generation of leaders.

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The GMAT®

The Graduate Management Admission Test, or GMAT®, is the single most dreaded part of the business school application process. Everyone has heard the stories and myths surrounding the exam. Listen in as we interview the experts in the field, including the test administrators, and dispel many popular notions about the exam, including the notion that the first 10 questions on the test are most critical and determine your overall score. The deans...

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