Pre-Experience MiMs on the Rise

By - Oct 11, 06:15 AM   Comments [0]

Masters in management degrees, or MiMs, once an offering unique to European business schools, are now becoming more mainstream in the U.S., especially after Duke's Fuqua School of Business launched its one-year MiM program. Fuqua's new program is intended "to give a bit of business know-how...

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Columbia Business Schools Receives $100M Gift

By - Oct 11, 06:12 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia alum Henry R. Kravis donated $100 million to support the b-school's move to Manhattanville. The school will be naming one of its two new facilities to honor Kravis's generosity. In a message to the school (published on the Columbia website) Kravis credits his business success...

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MBA Admissions News Round Up

By - Oct 10, 04:24 AM   Comments [0]

Can social entrepreneurs resolve thousands of years of conflict between Muslims and Jews? A Financial Times article, "Building bridges," reports on a new program funded by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and co-sponsored by Cambridge University and Columbia Business School that sets out to unite...

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View Valuable MIT Sloan Tips Video

By - Oct 8, 02:49 AM   Comments [0]

If you missed Linda's presentation "Breaking Down MIT Sloan's MBA Admissions Essays" during Beat the GMAT's Write Like an Expert series, have no fear – you can catch the video right here and now. Linda provides great advice on addressing MIT's specific questions and unique...

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Columbia Launches New Saturday EMBA Program

By - Oct 7, 13:58 PM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School's new program, EMBA Saturday, allows highly qualified executives an opportunity to pursue "a full MBA experience through intensive Saturday-only coursework," reports a Columbia press release. "Now these top achievers can pursue an MBA without forfeiting a hard-earned spot in a top firm and...

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Top 20 Best GMAT Books – GMAT Club Ranking for September

By - Oct 7, 02:39 AM   Comments [0]

September 2010 popularity index of Best GMAT Books as determined by GMAT Club members. (We measured how often our members referred to each of the books in their posts from the past month and assembled the GMAT Book popularity index below). You can also visit...

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Top B-Schools Seek Opportunities in Africa

By - Oct 6, 12:03 PM   Comments [0]

For the last few decades, European, Asian, and American business schools have merged from-a-distance partnerships with programs on the African continent. Now, reports a recent Businessweek article, "For B-Schools, Opportunities Rise in Africa," these Western b-schools are ready to get up close and personal with...

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Notre Dame Mendoza 2011 MBA Application Questions, Deadlines, Tips

By - Oct 6, 11:58 AM   Comments [0]

This Notre Dame Mendoza 2011 MBA Application tip post is one of a series of posts providing MBA application and essay advice for applicants to top MBA programs around the world. You can access the entire series at My tips for answering Mendoza's essay...

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It’s Essay Editing Time! How to Use the Editing Funnel

By - Oct 5, 11:54 AM   Comments [0]

By now, most of you are probably editing the final drafts of those critical personal statements and application essays. To help you survive (and conquer) this phase of your application, I'm going to share with you one of the techniques that editors use when reviewing...

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MBA News Roundup: Work Experience, Job Prospects, and a Q&A with MIT Sloan

By - Oct 5, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Prepared by the GMAT prep team at Knewton. This week's MBA news roundup starts with a question on every applicant's mind: How much work experience do you need before b-school? Read on to learn about the experience question, post-MBA job prospects, and what MIT Sloan is...

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