MBA Admissions News Roundup

By - Aug 4, 06:47 AM   Comments [0]

An article in Fortune Magazine looks at how MBA job recruiters are courting military veterans because of their management experience and ability to work under pressure. Although veterans sometimes struggle with the lingo of the business and consulting world, with the help...

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Kaplan GMAT Sample Problem: Average Speed

By - Aug 4, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Knowing how to use the distance = rate x time formula in various permutations will help you tremendously on the classic GMAT speed word problems. Just remember that when asked about average rate over an entire journey, you must think about total distance...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Aug 4): Arithmetic and Critical Reasoning

By - Aug 4, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (DS) What is the value of ? 1. is a mode of 2. is neither positive nor negative GMAT Daily Deals Take a very brief survey for Veritas Prep (2 min max!) on the MBA Admissions process and enter to win an iPad 2! Take...

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Wharton Deadlines and Admissions Essays

By - Aug 3, 14:42 PM   Comments [0]

Wharton has released its MBA application deadlines and admissions essays for the coming year. Last year Wharton really stirred the pot by introducing radically different essays. Here are Wharton’s deadlines and essays for the Class of 2014, followed by our comments in italics: Wharton Application...

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What to Memorize for the GMAT: 5 More Must-Know Grammar Rules

By - Aug 3, 11:55 AM   Comments [0]

This post was written by Christina Yu. For more GMAT prep advice, check out the Knewton GMAT blog. In the first post of our “What to Memorize for the GMAT Verbal” series, we covered the business and logic vocabulary you should know for the test. In...

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Selecting Your Target MBA Program: Take Rankings With a Grain of Salt

By - Aug 3, 09:16 AM   Comments [0]

How many readers moved to Norway, Australia or New Zealand last year? (Stick with us—we swear we are going somewhere with this line of thought.) Maybe a handful, but how many of this handful moved because the United Nations (UN) determined that people who live...

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Precision Essay LIVE Mock Interview with Jon Frank

By - Aug 3, 07:43 AM   Comments [1]

When it comes to MBA admissions, the application is only half of the battle. Once you submit that sucker, wash your hands of it and move on to everything you’ve been neglecting in your life for the past 2 months (like your laundry…), you’ve still...

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Should Busy Applicants Delay Applying Until a Later Round?

By - Aug 3, 06:06 AM   Comments [0]

In a recent blog post, Motown asks a question faced by many business school applicants beginning to feel rushed as deadlines appear on the horizon: should she continue her plan to submit applications in the first round or delay until a later...

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Kaplan GMAT Sample Problem: Data Sufficiency Averages

By - Aug 3, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

GMAT Data Sufficiency questions can take simple concepts like averages and have test-takers pausing or falling into traps because of the way they are worded, and the fact that you have to keep in mind what your goal is with Data Sufficiency—to find out...

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MBA Admissions: Thoughts on Chicago 2

By - Aug 3, 05:32 AM   Comments [0]

I find Chicago 2, a new question this year, to be a thought provoking one. It asks: "At Chicago Booth, we believe each individual has his or her own leadership style. How has your family, culture, and/or environment influenced you as a leader?" In...

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