Dartmouth: What is a good GMAT score to get into Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business?

April 30, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, School Profiles

Dartmouth College – Tuck School of Business “Tuck’s overarching goals are to provide the world’s best educational preparation for a career of business leadership and to support a faculty of acknowledged thought leaders who are also outstanding teachers. Everything Tuck does is guided by general principles and values it shares with Dartmouth College relating to integrity, excellence, community, individuality, diversity, and inclusiveness.” – Tuck School of Business Quick Facts: Business School Rank: #9 Location:  Hanover, […]

GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Graphics Interpretation Example Problem #1

April 29, 2012 in Example Problems

In June of 2012, the GMAT will contain a new 12 problem Integrated Reasoning section. To help you prepare for the IR section, we are working out the problems for you! Below is a sample IR Graphics Interpretation problem from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) at www.mba.com.  You can find this and other integrated reasoning problems online at http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/nex-gen/integrated-reasoning-question-formats.aspx. Problem: Solution: Type of problem! Graphics interpretation Tip! Your first step in analyzing graphics interpretation […]

Integrated Reasoning Section: Our Analysis (Part 1)

April 28, 2012 in New GMAT

Before you start panicking about the integrated reasoning section, remember this important  fact: the integrated reasoning section does not require you to learn any new skills.  It tests you on the same quantitative concepts covered in the math section and the same verbal skills found in the verbal reasoning section.  The only thing that’s different? It tests you on this information in new ways. Before test day, familiarize yourself with the four different types of […]

Dual MBA Program Spotlight: MBA/MS (Environment & Resources)

April 27, 2012 in Program Profiles

“That’s what I really enjoy about the program: that I get to play in these two different worlds. In my engineering classes, I’m the business guru. In the Business School, I’m the environmental science expert.” –MBA/MS student Degrees: MBA & Master of Science in Environment & Resources Schools: Stanford Graduate School of Business & Stanford School of Earth Science’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources Program Length: 8-9 quarters (approximately 2.5 years) Overview: This […]

Integrated Reasoning Section: Graphics Interpretation

April 27, 2012 in New GMAT

What The Questions Look Like: Graph or graphical image such as a scatter plot, pie chart, x/y graph, bar chart, or statistical curve distribution Text explaining the graphic or image and providing additional data Fill in the blank statements with multiple-choice answers Strategies: Read the questions carefully. Make sure you understand what you are being asked to do.  Sometimes, these questions will require quantitative analysis such as comparing different rates of growth or calculating a […]

Should I take the GMAT or the GRE? Four Scenarios (Part 2)

April 26, 2012 in GMAT vs. GRE

Wondering whether you should submit GMAT or GRE scores to a business school that accepts both?  Here are two more scenarios to help you decide which test is right for your circumstances. If you haven’t already read it, don’t forget to check out Part 1. Scenario Three: You’ve already taken the GRE and you’re unhappy with your score If you’ve already taken the GRE, but your score is too low for the MBA programs you’re […]

Dual MBA Programs: Is a Dual Degree Right for Me? (Part 2)

April 25, 2012 in Program Profiles

Career Flexibility Two graduate degrees does give you an advantage in the working world.  Since you’re trained in two fields instead of just one, it may be easier for you to transition from one field to another.  Likewise, your dual degree may give you more negotiating power in the workforce because you have a greater degree of education than many of your coworkers.  Furthermore, a dual degree demonstrates to employers that you are highly motivated, […]

Columbia: What is a good GMAT score to get into Columbia Business School?

April 24, 2012 in GMAT Scores, GMAT vs. GRE, School Profiles

Columbia Business School “Columbia Business School has been pioneering business practices and educating leaders from around the world for nearly a century. The School joins rigorous academic theory and real-world practice through broad engagement with the business community. In doing so, it fosters in students an entrepreneurial mindset for recognizing and capturing opportunity — critical attributes for global business leaders.” – Columbia Business School Quick Facts: Business School Rank: #8 Location:  New York, New York […]

GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Table Analysis Example Problem #1

April 23, 2012 in Example Problems

In June of 2012, the GMAT will contain a new 12 problem Integrated Reasoning section. To help you prepare for the IR section, we are working out the problems for you! Below is a sample IR Table Analysis problem from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) at www.mba.com.  You can find this and other integrated reasoning problems online at http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/nex-gen/integrated-reasoning-question-formats.aspx. Problem:              Solution: Question type! Table Analysis Whenever you are […]

GMAT Verbal: Critical Reading Example Problem #2

April 22, 2012 in Example Problems

Problem: Question Type! Specific Which of the following best describes the organization of the second paragraph? (A) An argument is delineated, followed by a counterargument. (B) An assertion is made and several examples are provided to illustrate it. (C) A situation is described and its historical background is then outlined. (D) An example of a phenomenon is given and is then used as a basis for general conclusions. (E) A group of parallel incidents is […]

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