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 […]

Univ. Minnesota: What is a good GMAT score to get into the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota?

February 4, 2013 in School Profiles

Carlson School of Management – University of Minnesota “The mission of the Carlson School of Management is to discover transformative knowledge about the issues faced by organizations and managers in a dynamic global economy and create exceptional learning and career opportunities by facilitating an engaged and integrated community of scholars, students, and practitioners.  The vision of the Carlson School of Management is to engage individuals and organizations in the discovery and dissemination of transformative knowledge […]

Indiana University Bloomington: what is a good GMAT score to get into Kelley School of Business: Indiana University Bloomington?

October 15, 2012 in School Profiles

Kelley School of Business: Indiana University Bloomington “Today’s Kelley students are tomorrow’s leaders. For more than 90 years — first in Bloomington and later in Indianapolis, online, and for top companies — the Kelley School of Business has prepared students to lead organizations, start companies, develop new products and services, and shape business knowledge and policy.” Quick facts: Location:  Bloomington, Indiana Size: 448 enrolled (full-time) ; 294 enrolled (part-time) Average age of new entrants: 28 […]

Dual MBA Programs: Is a Dual Degree Right for Me? (Part 1)

April 15, 2012 in Program Profiles

Time Dual MBA degrees take longer to obtain than a single MBA.  More time in school means more money spent on tuition, meaning more debt to pay off after graduation.  More time in school also means more time spent outside of the working world.  Dual degree candidates can spend as many as six or seven years out of the workforce and in school.  This translates to a huge amount of potential salary earnings lost over […]

Why is GMAC changing the GMAT? What is their goal?

March 21, 2012 in FAQs, New GMAT

GMAC is changing the GMAT with the goal of making the test better meet the needs expressed by business schools around the globe.  In 2009, GMAC surveyed 740 business school faculty worldwide to ask them what test skills would be important for incoming students as they prepare to work in technologically advanced, data-driven environments.  They are introducing the Integrated Reasoning section to address the needs specified by those business schools.  The Integrated Reasoning section is […]

What is a good score on the GMAT?

March 15, 2012 in FAQs, GMAT Scores

A good score on the GMAT is a score that will get you into your first choice for business school. This varies with the schools you are applying to, what type of program you are trying to join (full time, part time, or executive education), your work experience, and your undergraduate GPA.  Below is a chart of the 2012 GMAT score and undergraduate GPA for students admitted to the top 20 business schools as ranked […]


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