Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles October 06, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

October 06, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1 Mission Admission: Controlling Your Online Presence
Social Media can be a minefield of potential triumphs and embarrassments, so be careful what you put out there on Facebook and the like. Although MBA admissions committees probably have better things to do than to sift through your vacation photos, you can never truly know whether an alumnus/alumna or a student interviewer has taken a few moments to find out more about you online. Does your online persona represent the true you?
[via mbamission.com]

2 4 Ways You Should NOT Use the MBA Rankings
There is a lot more to MBA ranking than what you read on U.S News, and by blinding yourself to the rankings’ flaws you could end up making a costly and time-consuming mistake: choosing the wrong MBA program. Don’t replace good B-school research with simple rankings to determine where you should apply or attend.
[via accepted.com]

3 Admissions Deans at Top Business Schools Caution Prospective Applicants Against Buying Essays
Would you purchase winning application essays before filling out your MBA forms? Is there a moral difference between this and hiring an MBA admissions consultant for an hour?
[via clearadmit.com]

4 Univ. of Houston: What is a good GMAT score to get into University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business?
88% of full-time Bauer graduates were employed three months after graduation with an average starting salary of $58,789. If you are considering studying at Bauer, have a look at these quick facts.
[via newgmat.com]

5 Twin Passages – For Practicing Your RC Main Point Skills
“The idea behind this exercise is to show that two different passages written on the same subject matter can have two different main points.”
[via beatthegmat.com]

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles September 28, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

September 28, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1MBA Applications: Use Design Thinking to Find Insight
As you start writing your bschool essays you realize you don’t really know yourself as well as you think. Best thing to do is – instead of fancy iPhone apps or online programs – go back to your trusted good ol’ sticky notes. “Affinity Diagraming” can help you put things in perspective.
[via kaplangmat.com]

2What Are the Differences Among MBA Options Available to Working Professionals?
As professionals seeking the right MBA program, the options available can be quite baffling. Asking the right questions can help you narrow down the options to one that’s best for you.
[via MBA.com]

3Mini-Me, You Complete Me: Similar Shapes On The GMAT
Mini-Me and Dr. Evil are the same shape but only half the size of one another. Similar shapes have a “constant ratio between any matching lengths, and that ratio is squared for matching areas and cubed for matching volumes.” Simple tricks for GMAT questions that don’t require more than 20 seconds to answer.
[via manhattangmat.com]

4Why are business school applications declining for the fourth year in a row?
Don’t ignore the writing section, receiving a score lower than a 4 can have a negative impact on your application.
[via quora.com]

5GMAT Tip: Yes or No Questions
Knowing when a data-sufficiency question only requires a yes/no answer can take you a step closer to acing the GMAT.
[via businessweek.com]

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles September 21, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

September 21, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1GMAT Sentence Correction: A Can-Do Attitude
Direct and concise is always better than extra-wordy on the GMAT. Stick to simple language and short sentences. Unnecessarily stretching a sentence makes your point less emphatic. If you have something to say, just say it!
[via magoosh.com]

2Monday Morning Essay Tip: Own Your Goals
Knowing why you want to get into a specific MBA program helps in convincing the adcom that you are a good candidate and would do your best to excel. If you can easily substitute another job title into your career goals (“In the short term, when I graduate from Wharton, I want to become a Consultant | Investment Banking Associate. After three years, I will be promoted to VP and then in the long term, I will become a Managing Director.”), you know you have a serious problem on your hands and will need to put more work into your essay.
[via mbamission.com]

3GMAT Arithmetic Shortcuts: Divide before you multiply
Time management is perhaps the biggest challenge of the GMAT. Small tips and tricks can go a long way in taking off the burden. Reducing fractions and ratios to their simplest form before multiplying will save you mountains of work on test day.
[via kaplangmat.com]

4UC Berkeley’s Haas School Rolls Out New Fall Courses on Social Networks, Social Finance, Women in Business
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, these are all household names. From teenagers to professionals everyone is using social media and it has almost become an addiction. Businesses, especially SMEs, swear by the marketing prowess of Facebook. Also, more and more women are entering business. Haas has taken an important step in recognizing these areas and introducing new courses.
[via clearadmit.com]

5Three Critical Steps to Revising an Admissions Essay
Never hand in an essay that is no more than a glorified draft. Here are three golden rules to follow for essay success. On Screen, On Paper and then Read Aloud.
[via veritasprep.com]

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles September 14, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

September 14, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1GMAT Tip: Take a Deep Breath
What would it be like to take the GMAT with less anxiety? More focus? Greater attention to detail? Better memory? Modern folks know how to stress and if they’re lucky, also know how to veg, but neither of those is the Jedi state of energized, yet relaxed awareness that is needed to ace the GMAT.
[via businessweek.com]

2Why Choose the Executive MBA (EMBA)?
Executive MBA programs are not only for “executives”, they can also be for “up and comers” who have been identified as future leaders at their companies. Students who journey through this program are able to bring what they are learning in the classroom directly to their organization and earn the same degree with a different delivery. A delivery designed to meet the needs of professionals who want to excel in at their organization while earning their degree. It’s not for everyone, but it could be for you.
[via beatthegmat.com]

3Key Qualifying Factors the EMBA Adcoms Look For
Goals, Quant Skills, Contribution, Experience and Time Management Skills, the five golden key qualifying factors the EMBA Adcoms look for.
[via accepted.com]

4How to Squeeze Everything Into Just a Few Short Essays
Don’t Are you a specialist or a generalist? And which type are business schools looking for? Watch the video to get your questions answered.
[via stacyblackman.com]

5GMAT Tip of the Week: One Word – Arithmetic
The GMAT is a test on which the most complex problems often have the simplest solutions, and who better to bring us a simple solution to a complex problem the Bill ‘Arithmetic’ Clinton himself!
[via veritasprep.com]

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles September 7, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

September 7, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1GMAT Tip of the Week: GMAT Success The Clint Eastwood Way
That internal dialogue, asking “the testmaker” questions is critical to the logical reasoning emphasis of the GMAT. Here are some examples of how Clint Eastwood and an empty chair can help land you at a B-School of your choice.
[via VeritasPrep ]

2GMAT English vs. Regular English
To his patient, a Dentist would say “are you experiencing any discomfort?” yet were he working on his son’s teeth he would simply say “does it hurt?” The comprehension passage on GMAT is another classic example of being unnecessarily and excruciatingly verbose. The entire purpose is to gauge if you, the test-taker, have the ability to extract the necessary information without getting distracted by the unnecessary prose.
[via beatthegmat.com]

3MBA Admissions: How to Show Growth in Your MBA Application
If you work in a flat organization may have held the same title for five years, so how do you demonstrate advancement and growth? Start at ABC and make your way clearly to XYZ.
[via accepted.com]

4Business School: Part-time or Full-time
The decision to go to school full-time versus part-time is an intensely personal one, only you will really know what’s right for you. This post sheds some light on a few cons in going part-time over full-time.
[via kaplangmat.com]

5GMAT Impact: Yes, You Do Need to Study (a Bit!) for IR
When it comes to the GMAT, raw intellectual horsepower helps, but it is not everything. Let’s look at the your Integrated Reasoning (IR) score section.
[via mbamission.com]

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles August 31, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

August 31, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1BEST MBA PROGRAMS FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS
As more and more companies conduct business internationally, the ability to communicate effectively and with sensitivity across cultural boundaries is crucial. Earlier this week, Hispanic Business revealed its annual ranking of the top business schools, based on the effectiveness of these programs in attracting Hispanic students.
[via stacyblackman.com]

2When to Take the GMAT
Remember that your GMAT score is valid for five years, and it’s pretty hard to take the GMAT too soon. But when should you actually take the GMAT? It’s important to have a good strategy for when you want to take the GMAT to get into a program of your choice.
[via veritasprep.com]

3The Benefits Of Knowing Yourself
In preparing for your GMAT you should know your topic strengths and weaknesses as well as other aspects of your personality and approach that will impact your GMAT experience. These four questions should help you determine your “test-taking personality” and give you an insight into how you should approach the GMAT.
[via manhattangmat.com]

4The A-G of Choosing a B-School
So how do you determine what’s the best b-school for you? Academics and faculty of course are important factors but what about Direction and Career Services? This guide will help you pinpoint those important elements.
[via accepted.com]

5Monday Morning Essay Tip: Choose More Active Verbs
Are you selling yourself short by using passive language? “As a result of obtaining my MBA, I will be able to….” or “As a result of earning my MBA, I will be able to….”. Let’s look at your essay again.
[via mbaadmission.com]

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles August 25, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

August 25, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1If Dark Knight were to Rise above the GMAT: How would the Dark Knight use the experience of RISING from the Pit in taking the GMAT?
Here is a somewhat thought provoking take on the GMAT and its comparison to the difficulties faced by Batman in climbing out of “the pit” in the blockbuster movie The Dark Knight Rises. How does the methods taken by Batman mirror the methods and efforts by this GMAT taker?
[via The Rise of the Phoenix… My GMAT & MBA Odyssey!!]

2At UM Ross, Leadership Lessons Scale New Heights
This article takes a look at The UM Ross School of Business and their new executive education. In an attempt to stay on the cutting edge of management education the students participate in leadership lessons via a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro.
[via stacyblackman.com]

3Tough GMAT Probability Questions
Tackling some of the tougher GMAT probability questions efficiently relies on both steady practice and your ability to make decisions, but with the clock ticking away, figuring out the total number of possibilities can be time-consuming and fraught with room for error. Essentially it all boils down to a toss of a coin.
[via kaplangmat.com]

4How to get a perfect 800 GMAT score
If candidate #1 can get the perfect 800 GMAT score, why can’t you? After analyzing candidates who achieved the Perfect 800m here are a few pointers that came up more frequently for the high GMAT scorers.
[via MBAcrystalball.com]

5Goals Essay-Writing Tip
Short-term, intermediate, and long-term goals. Have yours worked out before you start drafting your Goals Essay. Cindy Tokumitsu talks you through the benefits and how to accomplish this somewhat mammoth task.
[via accepted.com]

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles August 17, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

August 17, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1Job interviews: Top 10 tips to keep in mind
You have your MBA medal of honor and it’s time for those dreaded job interviews, the time when you are so poignantly reminded by ‘The Boss’, how insignificant you are. Just keep these ten practical steps in mind when preparing and say goodbye to those interview jitters.
[via MBA Crystal Ball ]

2U Penn’s Wharton School Hosts Admissions Events to Attract Entrepreneurs
U Penn’s Wharton School is looking to attract entrepreneurs in its second round of admissions and are hosting a series of special entrepreneurship-focused admissions events. “…the attendees [are] treated to an inside look at how a group of talented young entrepreneurs have leveraged Wharton’s unique entrepreneurial resources – academic, co-curricular and network focused – in the pursuit of enhancing their entrepreneurial career path.” Senior Associate Director Megan Mitchell
[via clearadmit.com]

3The MBA Tour to Host Conferences Around the World this Fall
Registration for The MBA Tour’s 2012 Conferences is free. Sign up today! Participants can look forward to the MBA panel presentations, school presentations and the MBA fair.
[via clearadmit.com]

4GMAT Gurus Speak Out: Getting the Most Out Of Your Study Time
The problem is that most people study for 3 months or more, usually balancing studying for the GMAT with working full-time, you need a system that will allow you to review your past progress and maintain the gains that you have made. The GMAT Guru gives out tips to help you get the most out of your study time which will guarantee a decent result on your GMAT. The key is to be organized and efficient in your prep for the GMAT.
[via veritasprep.com]

5UC Berkeley-Haas Debuts EMBA Focused On Innovative Leadership
UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has launched the Executive MBA. The new program—tailored for executives averaging 12 years of professional experience, stresses a convenient, business-friendly schedule, with classes meeting every three weeks on Thursdays through Saturdays over the course of 19 months. The program will include a campus-based lecture series; study trips to Washington, D.C., and the entrepreneurial San Francisco/ Silicon Valley area; as well as a week-long, required international trip to Asia that will further deepen familiarity with problem framing tools and the innovation process applied to an international challenge.
[via stacyblackman.com]

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles August 10, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

August 10, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1Mission Admission: Should I Retake the GMAT?
The GMAT is not the only metric that admissions officers consider. But if you feel you want to retake the GMAT only do so if you are confident that you’ll increase your score by 20 points at least.
[via mbaMission.com]

2MBA Admissions: 3 Reasons It’s a Good Time to Apply
According to recent numbers, the numbers of candidates applying to bschools is declining. When fewer applicants apply a higher percentage of applicants get it, which means it’s a good time to apply.
[via Accepted.com ]

3GMAT Verbal: Does that Word Mean What You Think?
Do you know the different between economic and economical? When taking the GMAT, make sure your understand the little differences in similar words with different meaning.
[via kaplangmat.com]

4Dial the Right Area Code for Reading Comprehension
“While attempting the Reading Comprehension exercise on the GMAT remember how you use a phonebook to look up numbers. To look up a number you don’t go through the entire directory. You find the directory for the State the person or business is located in which makes it so much easier to find the number. Similarly with the reading comprehension, get acquainted with the paragraph and then come back to particular passages that you believe had the information.”
[via BeattheGMAT.com]

5 GMAT Tip of the Week: Fall in Love with the Correct Data Sufficiency Answer, Bachelor-Style
You need to be just like the Bachelor — not with people that you date but with the statements on Data Sufficiency!
[via VeritasPrep.com]

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles August 3, 2012

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

August 3, 2012

Mission Admission: Should You Submit in Round 1 or Round 2? – MBA Mission
In theory schools will always find room for a strong applicant, however most consultants encourage applying in round 1. There are several reasons why this is the case.

The Business School Elevator Pitch – Kaplan GMAT
Your adcom interview can make or break your chances for admission. Have you worked through your Elevator Pitch?

GMAT Critical Reasoning Inference Questions – Beat the GMAT
“Don’t let the GMAT Inference questions faze you. There is simple logic to them. You got to assess the available choices and pick the one that is not just “possible” but actually true according to the question.”

2013 Wharton Executive MBA Application Tips – Accepted
The second Wharton’s Executive MBA application essay allows you to let your personality shine. This is your opportunity to stand apart from the rest of applicants and the crowd.

How to Market Yourself Effectively in MBA Applications – Stacy Blackman Consulting
Every year top business schools receive thousands of applications. The GMAT and application forms help admission officers narrow down top candidates. In the end, it comes down to “selling” yourself. What makes you special and different from the others? Treat your application as a brand pitch, carefully set our your unique selling point.

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