How much does your AWA score matter on the GMAT?

By - Dec 8, 08:06 AM   Comments [0]

I’ve heard that schools check for an Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) score of 4.5 or more on the GMAT. Is this true? Sincerely, Writer’s Block

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6 Ways to Tell if You’re Ready to Take the GRE

By - Dec 8, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions Consulting%%www.expartus.com%% Have you decided to take the GRE in order to get into business school? For a long time, the GMAT was the preferred test for b-school admissions. But in recent years, the GRE has been gaining popularity among MBA admissions committees, and in...

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Forbes Top 20 U.S. MBA Programs in 2015

By - Dec 8, 03:21 AM   Comments [0]

Here are the top 20 MBA programs in the U.S. according to Forbes: A Few Points (from the Lead Article) • The average five-year gain at the top 25 U.S. business schools was $61,700. That's down $6300 from two years ago, and down $56,300 since 2003.  • The average debt...

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GMAT Question of the Day (December 8)

By - Dec 8, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math A circle is inscribed in a square with the diagonal of 4 centimeters. What is the approximate area of the square that is not occupied by the circle? A. 1.7 B. 2.7 C. 3.4 D. 5.4 E. 8   Question Discussion & Explanation Correct Answer - A - (click and drag your mouse to see...

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Make the Most of Each MBA Application Component

By - Dec 7, 09:02 AM   Comments [0]

As you pull together your MBA application materials for Round 2, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the AdCom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply copy and paste bullet points from your resume into your data forms....

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Maximize Your Round Two Application: Q & A With Former Hbs Adcom Board Member

By - Dec 7, 05:42 AM   Comments [0]

EXPARTUS MBA Admissions Consulting%%www.expartus.com%% With less than three weeks until Christmas and with the New Year just around the corner, there is a time crunch for getting a number of things done before the start of 2016. For those of you applying to business schools, the...

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MBA admission before college graduation?

By - Dec 7, 03:16 AM   Comments [0]

  Undergraduate students are often surprised to learn that approximately 20 MBA programs across the US will consider their applications even before they graduate from college. These business schools range from prestigious Harvard and Stanford to under-the-radar UC San Diego. A few minutes of Googling will...

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GMAT Question of the Day (December 7)

By - Dec 7, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

Math At a dog competition, a dog is awarded 10 points if it runs through 4 pipes, makes 10 jumps, and walks on 2 beams. If Roofy gets 9 points after missing a pipe and Ralph gets 7 points after missing a pipe and a beam,...

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3 Essential Components of a Personal Statement

By - Dec 7, 01:53 AM   Comments [0]

While listening to a podcast, I started thinking about the essential components of a strong personal statement, statement of purpose, or MBA goals essay. Basically, the adcoms want a map of where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going for the statement of...

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Welcome to the Team Adam Nathan!

By - Dec 7, 01:37 AM   Comments [0]

A friendly handshake goes out to our newest team member, Adam Nathan! Adam is a Harvard Business School 2+2 participant, Baker Scholar at HBS, and Duke University graduate. He worked with the Duke and HBS admissions offices while a student at these programs, gaining significant...

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