Posted on July 11, 2014 | Filed in Admissions, MBA

MBA - Why work experience matters to business schools.

Why work experience matters to business schools.

Your academic record is one of the most important indicators of your future ability to succeed, which is why admissions committees consider your undergraduate GPA. It is also the reason why the GMAT is given so much weight – it is a test that is a very accurate predictor of your ability to succeed in a graduate business management program. Admissions Committees rely on the GMAT.

Almost as important as those factors, though, is your prior work experience. Unlike law school or medical school where the graduate program itself can be …

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Posted on June 27, 2014 | Filed in Career

Look beyond school and prep for the business world with Manhattan Review’s Top 9 essential career books you may have missed in school.

Look beyond school and prep for the business world with Manhattan Review’s Top 9 essential career books you may have missed in school.

You learn a lot in school, but so does everyone else. With everyone learning the same lessons, the job pool becomes diluted, and those who stick out have a better chance of being hired. It may feel like your brain is fried and you can’t possibly fit any more info into it, but there’s no better time than now to build a solid foundation.

Entrepreneurs and executives come from all walks of life, and each of them …

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Posted on June 16, 2014 | Filed in MBA

The pros and cons of getting an MBA online

The pros and cons of getting an MBA online.

The decision to get an MBA is a significant one, with financial and professional considerations that depend on the quality of the education you receive. One option that MBA applicants have today that they didn’t have twenty years ago is the ability to get an MBA online. While employers were reluctant to hire people who got their MBA online as few as ten years ago, there has been a big shift recently as online schools have continued to invest resources into their online programs.

Today, employers are more willing than ever …

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Posted on June 13, 2014 | Filed in GMAT, MBA

GMAT prepares you for Business School.

GMAT prepares you for Business School.

As business programs are faced with a dramatic increase in the number of applicants from a greater diversity of backgrounds, the importance of a standardized metric to measure them against each other grows as well. Business schools use the GMAT because without a standardized test, it would be impossible to compare an applicant who went to a highly-touted engineering college in China against an applicant who was a Renaissance History major at a small liberal arts college.

Research has found that there is also a high correlation between success on the GMAT and success …

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Posted on May 14, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

Five Questions to Ask Before Hiring a GMAT Tutor

What to ask a potential GMAT tutor?

If you are preparing for the GMAT, you’re probably considering some form of test preparation to help you study. Once you begin looking for all the options available, it can be daunting. There are official guides that present problems you can work through on your own. What’s more, there are free GMAT practice exercises online.

If you want, you can combine a type of self-study with one-on-one tutoring. In the event you decide to use a tutor, we at Manhattan Review would like to give you a run-down of questions you may want …

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Posted on April 26, 2014 | Filed in Career, MBA

How to choose the right MBA program for your career advancement.

How to choose the right MBA program for your career advancement.

MBA programs are very specialized and require a good amount of investigation and consideration. The first question you want to ask yourself is “How will this MBA program help me to achieve my personal and career objectives?”

The answer will give you a structure to operate within comprised of those types of courses the MBA program will need to cover. The structure will also give you ideas of what you can do with your MBA once you graduate. It’s fairly simple. You want to be an investment banker, so …

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Posted on March 28, 2014 | Filed in Admissions, MBA

Five strategies for addressing a lower GPA.

Five strategies for addressing a lower GPA.

Business school admissions is becoming more competitive every year, and many potential applicants are daunted by the fact that they have a less than stellar undergraduate GPA (Grade Point Average). While in some cases a small difference in GPA may make a difference, most business schools consider the applicant as a whole, especially if you have significant work experience. The more work experience you have, the less relevant your undergraduate GPA becomes, especially if you have a stellar work record.

It’s important to remember that your undergraduate GPA is a reflection of how …

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Posted on February 11, 2014 | Filed in Admissions, MBA

How to deal with business school rejection and take time off before re-applying to cast a critical eye on what might have caused the rejection.

How to deal with business school rejection and take time off before re-applying to cast a critical eye on what might have caused the rejection.

Being admitted to a top MBA program is quite a challenge. One of the questions we get most frequently at Manhattan Admissions is: “What are my chances of being admitted to a program after I’ve been rejected the first time?” The answer is: probably better than you think. There is a lot of data that suggests that re-applicants are actually admitted at a higher rate than first-time applicants. This makes sense – after all, people …

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Posted on January 8, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

Best ways to prepare for the GMAT. Ace the GMAT with 5 of the best tips.

Best ways to prepare for the GMAT. Ace the GMAT with 5 of the best tips.

After hours of research and soul-searching, you’ve decided to get an MBA. Good for you!

Now all you need to do is prepare for a great score. First thing you should know is that the GMAT is unlike any other test. It’s one you can’t cram for either. In terms of test difficulty, it’s thought of as as middle-of-the-road. However, there’s good news ahead. At Manhattan Review we tell applicants that if they’re disciplined and prepare well, they’ll get a great score.

The GMAT

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Posted on December 21, 2013 | Filed in Career, MBA

How to choose the right MBA program for your career advancement.

How to choose the right MBA program for your career advancement.

Not every MBA program is the same, and many MBA programs have reputations for excelling at different specialties. The first question you should ask yourself is, “What are my career goals after completing my MBA?”

How you answer that question will determine which MBA programs you should target. If you want a job in a specific field such as finance or consulting, look up programs that have the best employment statistics in those fields. Some programs will emphasize financial fields such as investment banking, while others will emphasize operations …

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