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# Guide to Business School Application by Rhyme (MBA Guide)

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GMAT Club's Guide to the Business School Application is based on the questions asked on these pages by thousands of GMAT Club members (sometimes over and over again). The guide provides 120+ pages of straight answers to some of the toughest questions. It has a logical structure to it but it is written as an FAQ, so you don't have to read it chronologically. Attached is also a 30-page sample of the work - enjoy!

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This Page has been replaced by a more recent one here: http://gmatclub.com/mbaguide

• Written as an FAQ
• GMAT book and course recommendations
• Is my GMAT Score OK and what score do I need?
• What is an MBA and why should you get it?
• Interview strategies, tips, and do not's
• What should I wear to the school visit, to the interview, to..
• Post-admit advice (should I enroll into quant/finance/marketing/other classes before my MBA?)
• 120 pages of candid responses to the questions that university admissions professionals are unable to answer openly
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24 Feb 2011, 02:46
This is fantastic! And $10 is a steal for all of Rhyme's wisdom and insight consolidated into one document. Bravo bb and Rhyme! _________________ "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~Mark Twain Current Student Joined: 13 Feb 2009 Posts: 262 Concentration: Finance, General Management Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2013 WE: Other (Insurance) Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 45 Re: Guide to Business School Application by Rhyme [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Feb 2011, 07:36 As always, this is great. Only one comment. A mean of 700 doesn't imply that 50% fall below; a median score of 700 does. Regardless, I will be buying this. GMAT Club Legend Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 5926 Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009 GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45 WE: Business Development (Consumer Products) Followers: 305 Kudos [?]: 1970 [0], given: 7 Re: Guide to Business School Application by Rhyme [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Feb 2011, 08:55 mreevit wrote: As always, this is great. Only one comment. A mean of 700 doesn't imply that 50% fall below; a median score of 700 does. Regardless, I will be buying this. Good catch... I'll make sure to edit for clarification. Manager Joined: 22 Jul 2010 Posts: 206 Location: Chicago Schools: Booth R2, Kellogg R2 (W/L - withdrawn) WE 1: Big 4 IT Auditing Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 1 Re: Guide to Business School Application by Rhyme [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Feb 2011, 15:47 Is this different than the 72 PDF Rhyme posted for everyone when he announced he was leaving? GMAT Club Legend Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 5926 Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009 GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45 WE: Business Development (Consumer Products) Followers: 305 Kudos [?]: 1970 [0], given: 7 Re: Guide to Business School Application by Rhyme [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Feb 2011, 11:51 driege wrote: Is this different than the 72 PDF Rhyme posted for everyone when he announced he was leaving? Its built from that PDF. It contains a number of updated sections (hence the page difference), but a large portion of the content would be the same. I intend to keep updating it throughout the rest of the year, so I imagine it will morph more and more over time. Founder Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond Joined: 04 Dec 2002 Posts: 13982 Location: United States (WA) GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42 GPA: 3.5 Followers: 3464 Kudos [?]: 20647 [0], given: 4340 Re: Guide to Business School Application by Rhyme [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Mar 2011, 13:16 For those who have purchased this guide, we welcome any feedback for improvement or any questions you may have! _________________ Founder of GMAT Club US News 2008 - 2017 Rankings progression - New! Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books Co-author of the GMAT Club tests GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Intern Joined: 28 Dec 2010 Posts: 4 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2 Re: Guide to Business School Application by Rhyme [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Mar 2011, 20:28 A steal for$10
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10 Mar 2011, 05:35
A steal for \$10

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02 Apr 2011, 08:18
hey Rhyme, thanks for this book, it's excellent. Wish I had laid my hands on it earlier.

BTW, I am a WL @ Booth and wanted to see some WL strategies, but I don't see any in the book, did I buy a wrong book or missed it?
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06 Apr 2011, 06:24
An excellent book that answers the question 'Is there life after the GMAT?'. It is really up to the point and addresses vital questions about the application process w/o meaningless fluff 'no gmat is bad', 'be yourself and show that in your applications'. Highly recommended as the guide at the other part of GMAT journey

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What I liked in particular:
- how to research schools
- a real student's opinion on what is important in the application process
- opening the Vayner's story for me
- interview guidance

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17 Apr 2011, 16:42
Vorskl wrote:
An excellent book that answers the question 'Is there life after the GMAT?'. It is really up to the point and addresses vital questions about the application process w/o meaningless fluff 'no gmat is bad', 'be yourself and show that in your applications'. Highly recommended as the guide at the other part of GMAT journey

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11 Jul 2011, 07:01
Very well said.This can help a lot..
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05 Sep 2011, 03:01
I am thinking about purchasing this ebook, it seems to have been written a few years ago perhaps... would you all say it is still pretty relative? The table of contents is quite interesting and I am sure it's beneficial. Thanks
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16 Sep 2011, 03:07
jeprince112 wrote:
I am thinking about purchasing this ebook, it seems to have been written a few years ago perhaps... would you all say it is still pretty relative? The table of contents is quite interesting and I am sure it's beneficial. Thanks

It's about eight months old, with parts written perhaps a year ago, and I'd say its still largely relevant. At the end of the day, much of these questions and issues are timeless in nature (or at the very least pretty long term): issues relating to GMAT haven't fundamentally shifted in the last year (other than the average ticking up a few points here and there), coping with low GPAs is still the same fundamental problem one would have faced, etc. In short, I think you'll find most of the book relevant, and, if you don't find it useful feel free to PM me and yell at me.
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16 Sep 2011, 14:40
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jeprince112 wrote:
I am thinking about purchasing this ebook, it seems to have been written a few years ago perhaps... would you all say it is still pretty relative? The table of contents is quite interesting and I am sure it's beneficial. Thanks

It's about eight months old, with parts written perhaps a year ago, and I'd say its still largely relevant. At the end of the day, much of these questions and issues are timeless in nature (or at the very least pretty long term): issues relating to GMAT haven't fundamentally shifted in the last year (other than the average ticking up a few points here and there), coping with low GPAs is still the same fundamental problem one would have faced, etc. In short, I think you'll find most of the book relevant, and, if you don't find it useful feel free to PM me and yell at me.

LOL Im going hold you to that!!! jk. Well thanks for personally addressing my questions, and I will certainly get it shortly, once I have finished reading GMAT strategy books.
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06 Oct 2011, 10:42
If we buy it now and BB or rhyme make some awesome updates to it - can we get the update for free or will you do it publishing company style of editions? =D
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06 Oct 2011, 17:24
Make sure you save the original email - it allows you to download the file 2 or 3 times. After that it has an option to request additional downloads (reset the license), and we always grant it.
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08 Oct 2011, 13:15
llindah wrote:
If we buy it now and BB or rhyme make some awesome updates to it - can we get the update for free or will you do it publishing company style of editions? =D

great question... thanks for the answer BB
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