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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 …
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 …
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 …
Out of the more than 20,000 combined applications received each year at Harvard Business School (HBS), Stanford, and Wharton, approximately 1 in 10 applicants are chosen. What distinguishes the one chosen candidate from the 9 others who were not?
Manhattan Admissions takes part in on-going conversations with many MBA admission members. From these talks, we’ve gathered important information we offer candidates seeking to get into an elite business school. To that end, here’s our theory. If there is a single most important trait …
So here you are, you’ve taken the exam, and you log on to check your application status. Obviously, you’ve spent the last 6 months preparing to go to business school. You’re ready to find out the status of your application and when you log on, you’re hit with the strangest of three outcomes: you were neither accepted nor rejected, but waitlisted. This is, by far, the place where all good candidates go to await further judgment.
You’ve just entered ‘admissions limbo’ because you don’t know if you should pack …
There are decades of research that confirm the GMAT score is a reliable predictor of an applicant’s academic performance in today’s management programs. The exam, used by learning institutions around the world, is backed by more than 50 years of convincing research including hundreds of validity studies in just the last 10 years.
The exam is computer adaptive, which means it, selects each question for the test taker based on his or her level of ability. This makes the total score an extremely precise measure of one’s ability, more so than a paper …
Now more than ever, students are opting to pursue a specialized MS degree as opposed to a traditional MBA. Many universities are responding to this demand by offering programs in finance, supply chain management, management, accounting, marketing analytics and others. Why the rise?
A Bloomberg Businessweek article cites the boom in these specialized degrees as a direct result of the high cost, time, and work experience needed to complete a tradition MBA program.
Schools such as Maryland’s Smith and Michigan’s Broad are working on their fifth and seventh MS program, respectively.
Which program would you choose? And why?…
Doing the appropriate research prior to your MBA Admissions Interview is of utmost importance. Here are three solid keys to ace your face-to-face!
- Know how you fit the program
Chances are you have already demonstrated your interest in the particular program in your application and essay – so go over those again. Refresh your memory on why your professional and educational background matches the school’s methodology, strengths and career opportunities. Dig out your old essays and re-read them from beginning to end. This solid written document will remind you of why you were interested in the school in the first
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