December 07, 2015

Joined: Feb 05, 2008

Posts: 1830

Kudos: 1076

Self-reported Score:
710 Q48 V38

MGMAT -- Excellent (but you can self prep)

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Course Manhattan Prep GMAT Manhattan Prep Live Online

Location Online

Part of my debrief includes my feelings on MGMAT:

In a nut shell, learning as a 20+ something is much more difficult than learning as a 8-20 year old. The older you get, the more set you become in your ways (yes all ways), so if you have subconscious tendencies that are wrong educationally (math, grammar, etc.) it will be VERY difficult to get over those obstacles on your own. MGMAT puts a lot of emphasis to help you understand the "why" aspect of getting answers incorrectly. Obviously, a 1:1 is much more helpful, but the program does cater to this. The instructors are top notch, the material is excellent, but you as a student must invest the time to utilize these resources.

The flip side is self prep is possible, but you really need to invest the time to identify these tendencies and overcome them (the importance of the error log). No matter what you decide, the GMAT is a test that can be overcome, but you must invest in what your needs are (there isn't a one size fits all).

The class is well worth the money.

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December 01, 2015

Joined: Feb 05, 2008

Posts: 1830

Kudos: 1076

Self-reported Score:
710 Q48 V38



This review is for Ross Michigan

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2014

Experience during the program

Ross has a strong connection for people in the MBA program. It can be seen in the way the school was built to facilitate human interaction and connections.

I also found the staff to be very inviting (for the most part) and willing to engage the students on a variety of subjects, especially when it came to defending a position during a discussion.

The ranking of the MBA also makes it desirable as you find all forms of on campus recruiting regardless of what a student is interested in.

If I could suggest one thing: think very hard about what you think your interests are and then look to see who the major hiring firms are at a program. The companies with the most presence dictate a lot of the recruiting events and as such, lends to what the students are interested in. You might actually find lower ranked programs are more in line with your career aspirations when compared to higher ranked programs.

About professors, classes and curriculum

The MBA world is in a state of flux, a bubble of sorts. I feel there will be diminishing returns on the MBA program over time as more and more people obtain the MBA.

Ross has a nice niche of cross campus class, with school of public policy, natural resources, law/med school, engineering among others. This really lends a student to branch out and really experience whatever he/she is interested in. I'm very fortunate to have been part of this.

About job placement process

Mentioned above: make sure you think hard about what you want out of the MBA. It's acceptable to change your mind during the MBA program, but go in with a desired path and seek it.

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (3.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity
Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:


Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

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