Author Archive - Economist

GMAT Verbal | Grammar Myths in GMAT Prep

By - Jan 17, 09:53 AM   Comments [0]

Being a native English speaker has great benefits when it comes to taking the GMAT, but one of our biggest blind spots is our tendency to rely on grammar mythology that has been passed down to us over time. Here are five common grammar misconceptions...

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MBA Admissions | How Much Does GPA Matter?

By - Jan 10, 15:42 PM   Comments [0]

When students imagine their profile being ranked by admissions officers, one element that’s always mentioned is GPA. This article is going to examine some important points to keep in mind when weighing your chances of admission related to your GPA.

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GMAT Study Tips: The Myth Of Study Splurging

By - Jan 3, 14:17 PM   Comments [0]

A good study plan requires actual planning. Not so profound, but there it is. Yet many applicants do themselves a big disservice by trying to rely on study splurges— lengthy cramming sessions with long periods of no studies in between—not a study plan so much...

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MBA Admissions | New Rankings by The Economist Based on Salary Increase

By - Dec 20, 13:04 PM   Comments [0]

The Economist publishes rankings of full-time MBA programmes every year, but in 2016 it has added a new method for evaluating programmes that suits its audience perfectly: A "mini-ranking" based solely on average salary increase.

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MBA Admissions | Does It Matter Which Round You Apply In?

By - Dec 13, 15:26 PM   Comments [0]

Yes! That’s the simple answer to this complex question. But let’s try to talk about why it gets complicated and how to think about your applications with the choices available to you.

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GMAT Quant | Solve Perfect Square Questions Perfectly

By - Dec 6, 09:35 AM   Comments [0]

An important area of GMAT math is the concept of a perfect square. First, we should define it. A perfect square is an integer that is the square of an integer. Let’s look at an example of a question involving perfect squares from Economist GMAT...

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GMAT Tips from our Fall 2016 Scholarship Winner

By - Nov 30, 08:20 AM   Comments [0]

Meet Angela, the winner of this autumn's Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest who beat thousands of contestants around the world to claim our $25,000 MBA scholarship prize. Angela is 28 years old, lives in Los Angeles and is a Certified Public Accountant. She moved to...

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Verbe Tense in GMAT Sentence Correction

By - Nov 22, 14:46 PM   Comments [0]

There are many questions on the GMAT relating to verb tense (though, as we've mentioned in the past, only six tenses are tested directly) . The use of tenses in English is one of the more complicated areas of English grammar for native speakers and...

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GMAT Memorization Trick: Mnemonic Devices

By - Nov 16, 08:49 AM   Comments [0]

In theory, the GMAT is meant to measure skills, ranging from analytical writing to critical reasoning, that have been developed over a long period of time. That ‘long period of time’ for most people equates to two decades of foundational education.

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Economist MBA Fair Raffle Prize Winners

By - Nov 9, 08:59 AM   Comments [0]

The Economist's autumn MBA fair is now underway (don't worry, you can still join in if you haven't yet)!

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