3 Tips on Writing a Great Statement of Purpose

A strong statement of purpose can push a business school application from solid to phenomenal. A sta

What is a CAT exam?

As the name suggests, a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) is a test that is administered through a comput

GMAT Math Solutions: Data Sufficiency

Data sufficiency problems can be tricky, even for students who have studied a high level of mathemat

 

3 Tips on Writing a Great Statement of Purpose

October 20, 2014 in Tips from the Admissions Office

A strong statement of purpose can push a business school application from solid to phenomenal. A statement of purpose is an opportunity to express exactly what is motivating you to pursue an MBA. In fact, it’s often one of the only opportunities you’ll get to express this very important life decision. Your GMAT score doesn’t say it; your references may make some passing mention of it; your college transcript might provide some hints; but it’s […]

What is a CAT exam?

September 17, 2014 in CAT (Computer-Adpative Test)

As the name suggests, a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) is a test that is administered through a computer rather than on pencil and paper. But CATs like the GMAT are a bit more complex than their pencil-and-paper counterparts. Let’s look at the big differences between CATs and traditional paper-and-pencil tests that you may be used to seeing.

GMAT Math Solutions: Data Sufficiency

February 1, 2014 in Example Problems, Quantitative

Data sufficiency problems can be tricky, even for students who have studied a high level of mathematics. The problems often involve simple concepts such as fractions, percentages, multiples, and prime numbers. There are never questions involving trigonometry or calculus, and even advanced algebra concepts aren’t often present. Instead, data sufficiency questions are often complex and challenging questions based on simple concepts. This question is a great example. It is testing your knowledge of odd and […]

Wharton School of Business

July 17, 2013 in Program Profiles, School Profiles

      America’s first business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is also one of the best business schools in the world, consistently ranked in one of the top three spots on Financial Times‘ ranking of Global MBA programs. Students from the Wharton School are CEOs of American Airlines, UPS, Johnson & Johnson, Paypal, and Time, Inc. Among the most famous alumni of Wharton are Donald Trump, Warren Buffett, and Elon […]

Grammar Crammer – Pronoun Case

July 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

When studying for standardized exams that test standard English, we tend to become increasingly self-conscious of our own use of grammar in our everyday speech and correspondence (if tweets and facebook posts count as correspondence). Sometimes, we might even go too far and over-correct ourselves. Well intentioned as these over-corrections might be, the GMAT considers them to be just as wrong as the original mistakes. One of the most common instances of over-correction is the […]

GMAT Math – Fun with Averages!

June 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Studying for the GMAT can be tough. In the mean time, let’s make sure your math score is above average by reviewing averages! Consider the following problem: The average (arithmetic mean) of six numbers is 14. After one of the numbers is removed, the average (arithmetic mean) of the remaining numbers is 16. What number has been removed? To solve this problem, all you need to remember is the definition of an average: average = (sum […]

Univ. Rochester: What is a good GMAT score to get into the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester?

May 27, 2013 in School Profiles

Simon Graduate School of Business – University of Rochester “Simon is a place to stand up and stand out—a place that will leave an impression on you for the rest of your life.” Quick facts: Location:  Rochester, NY Size: 293 enrolled (full-time) ; 208 enrolled (part-time) Average age of new entrants: 28 Tuition: $45,933 per year (full-time) ; $1,506 per credit (part-time) Website: http://www.simon.rochester.edu/index.aspx Contact: rebekah.lewin@simon.rochester.edu (Rebekah Lewin, Executive Director of Admissions and Administration) FAQs […]

Univ. Illinois: What is a good GMAT score to get into the College of Business at the University of Illinois?

May 13, 2013 in School Profiles, Uncategorized

College of Business at the University of Illinois “Why Illinois? Because our MBA program offers not only what you need, but also what you want.” Quick facts: Location:  Champaign, Illinois Size: 226 enrolled Average age of new entrants: 27 Tuition: $29,975 per year (full-time out-of-state) ; $24,541 per year (part-time) Website: http://www.mba.illinois.edu/ Contact:217-244-7602 (phone) ; mba@illinois.edu (email) FAQs What is the average GMAT score for applicants accepted to the College of Business at the University […]

Boston College: What is a good GMAT score to get into the Carroll School of Management at Boston College?

April 29, 2013 in School Profiles

Carroll School of Management – Boston College “The Carroll School of Management provides undergraduate and graduate management education attuned to the needs of today’s business world. Aligned with the philosophy of Boston College, we develop leaders and managers who bring an ethical perspective to business decision making.” Quick facts: Location:  Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Size: 200 enrolled (full-time) ; 435 enrolled (part-time) Average age of new entrants: 27 Tuition: $36,960 per year (full-time out-of-state) ; $1,320 […]

My Personal Statement & Me – What is a Personal Statement & How do I get Started?

April 19, 2013 in Admissions Advice, Uncategorized

Writing a personal statement is an integral part of the business school application process; however, many applicants are not exactly sure as to what a personal statement is (or should be) or how to get started on their personal statement. A personal statement is a lot of things, but perhaps we should start with what a personal statement is not… What a Personal Statement is NOT! It might be easier to define what your personal […]

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