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Should B-Schools Use Software to Weed Out Cheaters?

By - Jul 5, 10:52 AM   Comments [0]

Cheating on your b-school admissions essay - that most probing, personal, and difficult-to-write account - may seem preposterous. But unfortunately, it happens, and when it does, it can be hard to detect. Business schools receive thousands of applications, and rarely have the staff to scrutinize...

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7 Types of B.S. That Won’t Work on Your B-School Essay

By - Jul 3, 09:37 AM   Comments [0]

The business school application essay is quite a different beast from the academic essay, the creative memoir, and the informal blog post. It can be difficult to know how to approach it. The prompts are simple and yet daunting. In trying...

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5 Tips for Business School Campus Visits

By - Jun 23, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

While visiting prospective business schools isn’t necessary, seeing a school in person can definitely help you get a better feel for the program's culture. At some schools (often smaller ones), expressing your interest via a campus visit might marginally increase your...

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What to Memorize for the GMAT: Business/Logic Vocabulary

By - Jun 19, 11:38 AM   Comments [0]

You’ve probably heard that the GMAT doesn’t require math or verbal skills beyond the high-school level and that it tests your analytical ability as opposed to your knowledge of a particular subject. All this, while true, may lead you to think you...

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Should You Get an MBA If You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

By - Jun 17, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Do you really need an MBA? It's an age-old business question, and that every expert has weighed in on at least once. The debate over whether an MBA is worth the investment becomes even more heated when the question becomes more specific: do you need...

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7 Ways to Handle Dense Science Passages on GMAT RC

By - Jun 15, 11:32 AM   Comments [1]

This post was written by Christina Yu. Tricky science passages on the GMAT may be the bane of your existence, but they don't have to be. Here are 7 expert tips to help you conquer your science fears. 1. Recognize that you don’t need to know any...

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40 Signs You Should Stop Studying for the GMAT

By - Jun 13, 11:57 AM   Comments [0]

How do you know when you've studied enough for the GMAT? It's a question we get frequently for our students. And it's a good one: after so much prep work, how do you know - really know - that you're ready? Here are 40 signs that...

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Why HBS Developed the Case Method — and What It’s Like Today

By - Jun 11, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

If you’ve begun your b-school research, you’ve probably heard about the “case method.” Many business schools (Harvard perhaps best known among them) either base their curriculum on the case method or use it in some courses. If you’re looking to apply to MBA programs,...

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Life After B-School: 5 Very Different Chicago Booth Grads

By - Jun 9, 11:41 AM   Comments [0]

Our BSchool series chronicles the careers of a MBAs from a variety of b-schools. In this installment, check out the paths of five grads of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The Governor: Jon Corzine, MBA ‘73 Corzine, a Democrat, served as the...

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10 Ways to Conquer GMAT Test Anxiety

By - Jun 5, 11:37 AM   Comments [0]

Many students struggle with test anxiety at some point in their lives. Whether you’re paralyzed by anxiety before an important exam, or just have a few butterflies, here are 10 tips to put your mind at ease before you set foot in...

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