GMAT Question of the Day (Nov 18): Geometry and Sentence Correction

By - Nov 20, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) Two watermelons, and , are on sale. Watermelon has a circumference of 6 inches; watermelon , 5 inches. If the price of watermelon is 1.5 times the price of watermelon , which watermelon is a better buy? (Assume that...

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Specify a Learning Agenda in Your MBA Application

By - Nov 19, 14:26 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on "So, you want to go to business school. What exactly do you want to learn?" It sounds like a simple question, but MBA applicants often struggle with it. College interviewers might have asked about...

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MBA Rankings: Valuable Tool or a Distraction for Applicants?

By - Nov 19, 14:21 PM   Comments [0]

The subject of rankings comes up a lot with MBA applicants. I’m always surprised by the extreme interest in rankings, which are, after all, rather fleeting. You may have your sights set on the “No. 1″ school, but a decade from now, that same stellar...

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Forbes’ 10 Most Under-Rated Reasons to Get an MBA

By - Nov 19, 14:18 PM   Comments [0]

Some people are dubious about the value of an MBA degree---see the link I mentioned recently, where UV Darden's Dean Robert Bruner sets straight the naysayers who argue, "But Steve Jobs didn't go to b-school..."--- so I'm always heartened to read a thoughtful, reasoned analysis...

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How to Stand Out When You Have The Same ‘Ol Story As Everyone Else

By - Nov 19, 14:08 PM   Comments [0]

Hi There! Could the leaves changing color be any prettier?   Even though it’s not that cool yet in Los Angeles, my sweaters and fireplace are beckoning me. At this time of year, I always find that I want to hunker down and really focus on my work....

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Columbia Business School MBA Interview with Cassandra Pittman

By - Nov 19, 13:54 PM   Comments [0]

Here’s a talk with Cassandra Pittman, a former admissions committee member at INSEAD and recent graduate of Columbia Business School. Thank you Cassandra for sharing your thoughts and experiences with us! This interview is the latest in an blog series featuring interviews with current MBA...

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Consortium 2013 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Nov 19, 13:47 PM   Comments [0]

Applying to the Consortium will save you time when it comes to applying to individual MBA programs—but that’s not to say you’re not going to have to put in the time to get this application exactly right. The Consortium application essays require that you prove...

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GMAT Reading List

By - Nov 19, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Learn what to read now to best prepare yourself for GMAT Reading Comprehension Not surprisingly, one of the very best ways to prepare for GMAT Reading Comprehension is simply to read, preferably from a high-quality reading list of GMAT-style material.  If you have only a few weeks between...

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GMAT Question of the Day (Nov 19): Statistics and Sentence Correction

By - Nov 19, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math (PS) Which set has the greatest standard deviation? I. 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 II. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 III. 1, -1, -3, -5, -7 (A) I (B) II (C) III (D) I and II (E) none Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - E - (click and drag your mouse to see the...

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GMAT Math: Possibilities for Variables

By - Nov 16, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

How do we know what the possible values for a variable on the GMAT are?  First of all, consider this DS problem 1) Is P > Q? Statement #1: P = 5*Q Statement #2: P = Q + R For folks who are not as comfortable with math, or are...

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