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Posted by | October 2, 2018
MBA & Master school fairs: what you need to know

This fall there are a series of good fairs that allow candidates to interact with schools face-to-face. Because I also attend the fairs, I can offer a few tips on...

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Posted by | September 26, 2018
EMBA v MBA?

A common dilemma facing applicants is whether to apply to Executive or full-time programs. The simple answer is that EMBA programs cater to applicants with 10+ years of managerial experience...

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Posted by | September 25, 2018
What to do about TOEFL on an application.

Most schools require GMAT and TOEFL (or TOEFL equivalent such as IELTS). MBA programs and Masters of Management and Finance almost universally share this requirement. GMAT is the harder exam...

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Posted by | September 12, 2018
Diversity in the corporate world — fact check

A renown business school asks its applicants to disclose qualities they use to "succeed when dealing with diversity in the corporate world?" I personally find this a strange question because in...

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Posted by | September 12, 2018
What to read for GMAT and before the MBA- with good free suggestions.

I often get asked by both GMAT/ GRE/ EA test takers and clients that have been admitted to business school for reading lists. For a list of current excellent books...

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Posted by | April 10, 2018
FT editorial: Business education goes faster, younger, cheaper

The FT has written an editorial painting a pessimistic picture of MBA institutions and the value of the degree. They claim that the modern workforce prefers a high caliber master's,...

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Posted by | April 10, 2018
Take-aways from a Stanford acceptance

I am happy to announce an acceptance at Stanford this year. Statistically this is the most difficult MBA to get into with an acceptance rate at around 6%, so naturally we...

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Posted by | September 4, 2017
Growth of the MiM

Today the FT reported that the Masters in management enjoys faster growth than the MBA (https://www.ft.com/content/73469dac-868c-11e7-8bb1-5ba57d47eff7). The articles states that "many students see the course as a quicker, cheaper route...

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Posted by | July 18, 2017
Average GMAT scores of the top 10

The average GMAT score of the FT MBA ranking top 10 is 710. The individual school averages are listed in the figure. The career advantages of attending a top school...

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Posted by | June 6, 2017
The dreaded (or not so dreaded) wait list

Every year there are applicants that are placed on the waiting list. Business schools have the difficult task of admitting the right number of applicants. Almost all applicants apply to various...

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