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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 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 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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Posted on July 15, 2013 | Filed in Career, MBA

Discover the 5 top banking and investments jobs for MBA grads.

Discover the 5 top banking and investments jobs for MBA grads.

In terms of a lucrative and rewarding career path, getting an MBA makes one fairly versatile. Any area of concentration is good, as the basic core of your MBA program will always include finance, human resources, marketing, and accounting – all essential for any successful business. Many programs introduce students to campus career services immediately, so at Manhattan Admissions, our applicants are told to make this a priority in their first year. Base salaries for MBA grads typically begin at $90,000, with total compensation going over $125,000 when …

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Posted on April 7, 2013 | Filed in Career, MBA

Discover the 3 top analyst jobs for MBA grads.

Discover the 3 top analyst jobs for MBA grads.

Any area of concentration is good when you are thinking about an MBA, as the basic core of your MBA program will always include finance, human resources, marketing, and accounting – all essential for any successful business. Many programs introduce students to campus career services immediately, so at Manhattan Admissions, our applicants are told to make this a priority in their first year.

One of the traits that make a person pursue an MBA in the first place is the desire to identify and solve problems, which brings us to …

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Posted on December 13, 2012 | Filed in Admissions, Career, MBA

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?…

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Posted on December 12, 2012 | Filed in Admissions, Career, MBA

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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Posted on December 11, 2012 | Filed in Admissions, Career, MBA

Applying for a business school is quite daunting and it is hard to know what the admissions committee of a prospective business program wants from you as an applicant. This is an obvious statement but one that has been tackled by Melissa Korn of The Wall Street Journal. Last year, she interviewed Derrick Bolton, Assistant Dean and MBA Admissions Director at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and asked a lot of questions about what he and his colleagues look for in an applicant. We included parts of the interview below as well as highlight some important points to keep

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Posted on December 10, 2012 | Filed in Admissions, Career, GMAT, MBA

Manhattan Review provides its students with topnotch prep courses that will allow students to tackle the challenges found in the GMAT. For young and aspiring entrepreneurs, entry into a top business school is vital to their future success. You have us on your side and quite frankly, our courses are more than capable of pushing you over the top. Assistance like that is valuable and necessary if you want to enter one of the ten toughest business schools in the country:
School name (state) Full-time applicants Full-time acceptances Full-time acceptance rate U.S. News rank
Stanford University (CA) 6,618 466 7.0%

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Posted on November 30, 2011 | Filed in Admissions, Career, MBA

University of Chicago

University of Chicago's Booth EMBA Program was ranked #1 in 2011

With the economy in stasis, an increasing number of professionals looking to return to school to get advanced business degrees are unwilling to give up their current positions when finding a new job after their graduation is no longer assured. Executive MBA programs, offer an excellent alternative to traditional full time MBA educations- where they would be expected to leave their current roles, and then hope that they will be able to find better positions after completing their post graduate education. Part time programs take about 1-2  additional years to

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