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If you ever wonder whether you fit the typical profile of an EMBA applicant or want to know more about the latest trends of EMBA programs, take a look at these important facts!

  • The U.S.-based EMBA Council lists about 250 EMBA programs from 180 leading institutions around the world on its web site.
  • Because of rapid globalization, most EMBA classes comprise students from a wide range of industry sectors and countries.
  • An EMBA program can cost up to $100,000.  Customized courses start at a few hundred dollars. An increasing number of executive education organizations offer online courses.
  • Customized executive education programs are on the rise.  Duke University’s corporate education division reports growth of 25 percent a year for custom-made courses.
  • A typical EMBA student is likely to be in his/her early 30s and will have six to ten years of working experience.
  • Employees taking Executive Master’s of Business Administration Programs in the U.S., Europe & Asia have average salaries of $130,000 to $200,000.
  • Executives enrolled in the highest-ranking EMBA programs in the U.S. have salaries of $180,000 to $200,000.  Europe is slightly lower at $130,000 to $160,000.

Posted on March 17, 2010 by Manhattan Review

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The GMAT ToolKit, a leading mobile GMAT Prep application developed by GMAT Club, has just been featured by Apple® on its “What’s Hot” list. The iPhone® app is part of an ongoing project by GMAT Club to bring high-quality design and execution into the mobile test prep space. The ToolKit was originally released several months ago and has since undergone 3 updates to include additional features requested by users.

The GMAT ToolKit

Today, the app is no longer a simple GMAT Timer, but a leading GMAT prep tool that includes:

  • QUESTION SETS – application comes preinstalled with 111 Hard Quant questions and also includes an option to download free additional SC questions from the GMAT Club forum.
  • FORUM – direct access to GMAT Club’s forum using enhanced navigation features.
  • BOOKS – a must-have grader/error/time log for Official GMAC books
  • TIMER – the most sophisticated GMAT Timer specifically designed for GMAT preparation.
  • IDIOMS – an adaptive system to test your knowledge of 240 idioms.
  • VOICES – save prep time by getting recommendations from over 78,000 GMAT Club members.
  • MATH – detailed review of Absolute Value, Triangles, Circles, Coordinate Geometry, Standard Deviation and Probability.
  • RESOURCES – links to the most important topics in the GMAT and MBA community.
  • NEWS – receive 2 GMAT questions daily with our “Question of the Day” tool, use the embedded RSS Reader to manage your own feeds and stay current on the latest GMAT and MBA news.
  • Just in case this is not impressive enough, new features and improvements are already on the roadmap for another update in 2-4 weeks, which owners of the app will receive for free.

The latest version of the GMAT ToolKit will enable users to easily add custom content and questions to their iPhone or iPod Touch, significantly expanding test preparation options and moving beyond traditional learning styles. For additional screenshots, to learn more about this iPhone App, or to leave a comment, please visit: GMAT ToolKit for Apple iPhone dedicated page.

Posted on February 24, 2010 by Manhattan Review

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We would like to share with you an exciting new promotional offer for our GMAT students – All students who sign up for a full course of 16 hours or more will be entitled to Unlimited Class Access. A saved value of over US$1000!

What is the offer?

1) You can join any available sessions of a comparable in-person course or an online GMAT course within 60 days of the last day of your course.

2) In addition, you will receive free access to our popular 100+ hours of GMAT online recording library.

(Please note that this offer may not be applicable to certain regions.)

How will it help you achieve a higher score?

  • Allows you to extend your study period with the guidance of an instructor for an additional 60 days after you take a course with us
  • Provides you with the opportunity to prepare your own questions after substantial self-study to bring them to the classroom and consult with instructors in real-time
  • Reinforces your learning through repeated but progressive instructions
  • Allows you to focus on various areas of strengths and weaknesses over an extended period with expert guidance
  • Solidifies your knowledge by studying with two or more of our top instructors, each with years of teaching experience and consistent student acclaim. Get to know some of our star GMAT teachers:

John Beer has taught English composition and literature to undergraduates for over eight years.  His writing has appeared in numerous periodicals, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Review, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Time Out Chicago, and the Village Voice.  He is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy and social thought at the University of Chicago and holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a BA from Princeton.  John also takes the GMAT on a periodic basis to stay abreast of the latest GMAT changes. He consistently scored 780’s on the GMAT.

David Chambers is the director of a Singapore-based small-cap equities fund and the founder/director of an engineering software company that won a UK government “SMART” development grant. He holds three masters degrees: an MBA from London Business School, an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from the University of London. He has also studied at Keio Business School in Tokyo and spent extended periods living and working in the USA. His commercial experience encompasses corporate finance, strategy, engineering, software development, and sales, in a variety of international environments. He scored 760 on the GMAT (99th percentile) and is a highly experienced instructor.

How does it work?

Check out our Unlimited Class Access or email us at info@manhattanreview.com for more details!

Posted on February 8, 2010 by Manhattan Review

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Manhattan Review GMAT Prep is into its eleventh year of helping students achieve high GMAT scores and get into top MBA programs. Now, more than ever, GMAT score is essential to the strength of a business school application. With an MBA degree from top schools becoming ever more in demand, and thus the MBA application processes becoming ever more competitive, students are always looking for a way to make their application stand out. A high GMAT score is instrumental for any student who wishes to be accepted to a top MBA program. With a decade of experience, more than any other comparable GMAT prep company, Manhattan Review is continuing to educate students on how to get the top scores necessary to get into the top schools.

The story of Manhattan Review began in an Ivy-League MBA classroom in summer 1999. Dr. Joern Meissner, while teaching at Columbia Business School, heard from his students that they and their friends were frustrated with conventional GMAT preparation options. In response, he started to create original lectures that focused on presenting the GMAT content in a coherent and concise manner. Dr. Meissner then shared his new approach with students preparing for the GMAT, and it proved immediately popular. Based on these methods, the company Manhattan Review was created with the purpose of providing higher quality GMAT preparation.

Throughout Manhattan Review’s history, the GMAT has changed in many ways. Since the development of those original lectures, the team at Manhattan Review has expanded and adapted its teaching methods to reflect the changes in the test. Students who are retaking the GMAT after a few years need to be aware of the ways in which the test differs from when they originally took it. And any student preparing to take the GMAT needs up-to-date information on the test and the ways it has been modified.

“Over the last ten years,” said Manhattan Review’s founder, Dr. Joern Meissner, “we’ve seen the GMAT becomes more important to the MBA admissions process. We’re proud of the work we’ve done, and we look forward to providing help to students in need of GMAT preparation for many years to come.” She added, “This milestone of being a premier GMAT provider for a decade gives us a chance to reflect on the current landscape of highly selective programs.”

Meantime, students are increasingly seeking the knowledge and support offered by Manhattan Review MBA admissions consultants to gain acceptance into the top business schools around the world. A combination of former admissions committee member experience, insightful advice and customized service distinguishes Manhattan Review’s admissions consulting services. Manhattan Review’s various MBA admissions consulting services are designed to cater to the needs of GMAT students seeking an additional edge in the MBA application and admissions process.

Posted on January 23, 2010 by Manhattan Review

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Dr. Joern Meissner, founder and chairman of Manhattan Review, has written an article discussing the rising importance of the GMAT in the recruiting process of MBA graduates.

 

He draws on his years of experience as a tenured professor teaching in the MBA Program at Lancaster University Management School in the UK .

In particular, he recommends students to retake the test if a substantial score increase can be achieved and if they are looking to apply for competitive positions including those in investment banking or management consulting while their GMAT score is below 700 points.

You can find the full article titled “Why the GMAT still matters when you already are at B-School” on his academic website.



Posted on January 18, 2010 by Manhattan Review

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Manhattan Review has responded to the ongoing recession by lowering the price of its Multi-Week Long GMAT Courses held in New York and Live Online.  For a limited time in 2010 starting from January 16th, a discount is being extended to students who join the Manhattan Review New York GMAT Long Courses and Online Live GMAT Courses. Normally priced at $1399, the New York GMAT Long Courses are now available for $1099. Normally priced at $1025, the Live Online GMAT Courses are now available for $899.

“We understand that current economic conditions have put a strain on the budget of many students,” said Dr. Joern Meissner, the founder and academic director. “But Manhattan Review is committed to preparing students for the GMAT and helping them reach their target score.”

If students pay two weeks in advance for the New York GMAT Long Courses, they are also eligible for an early-bird discount of $999 for a full 28-hour in-person course. The students will also have the option to reinforce their learning with a different instructor in a live online course, bringing the total hours of instruction to 56 hours or more.

Students not located in the New York City area should also check out Manhattan Review’s new discounted price for its Interactive Online GMAT Courses. Normally priced at $1025, the Live Online GMAT Long Courses are now available for $899. If students pay two weeks in advance for Online GMAT courses, they are also eligible for an early-bird promotional discount of $845. It also comes with unlimited access to Manhattan Review’s popular online live recording library of over 100 hours, bringing the total hours of instruction to 128 hours.

Though the price of the course has been lowered by as much as 30%, the Manhattan Review GMAT course content remains unchanged. Students will still receive four Manhattan Review Turbocharge Your GMAT study Guides, as well as the three GMAT Official Guides. Purchase of the course also includes five online full-length Computer Adaptive Tests that simulate the GMAT on a home computer and help students gauge how their score is coming along as they progress through the course.

All Manhattan Review GMAT courses include the following services:

*Better Score Guarantee: Unlimited class hours and advice*
*Double Class for 56+ hours; US$200 Student Referral*
1-2 dedicated GMAT Math and GMAT Verbal instructors for the entire course
Full set proprietary GMAT course materials (Turbocharge Your GMAT)
Real Official Guide GMAT questions (3 books included)
Five on-line challenging GMAT practice tests (CATs)
After-class GMAT Home Study Guideline, Email Support, BlogForum
8-Hour MBA Admissions Online Boot Camp
Student Discount for GMAT TutoringMBA Admissions Help

Find out more – Syllabi, Schedule, Venues, Teaching Video!


Posted on January 16, 2010 by Manhattan Review

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After some diligent preparation, we are excited to share with you all that our first GMAT teaching video is ready for you to enjoy and learn! Each teaching clip lasts 3-7 minutes long, short enough for you to catch a quick overview and long enough for you to understand a concept thoroughly.

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In the coming weeks, we will continue to release more recordings on the following GMAT topics. A number of our most popular instructors will be featured in the series, each focusing on different aspects of the GMAT with his/her own very unique teaching style. We will continue to expand our video library with more in-person classroom recordings and online class videos, with a goal of providing our students a complete spectrum of GMAT teaching media, GMAT teaching methods, problem solving approaches and MBA Admissions consultation.

  • GMAT Verbal, Sentence Correction, Grammar – Pronoun Tips
  • GMAT Verbal, Sentence Correction, Grammar – Modifier
  • GMAT Verbal, Sentence Correction, Grammar – Comparison
  • GMAT Verbal, Sentence Correction, Grammar – Parallelism, Prepositions
  • GMAT Verbal, Sentence Correction, Grammar – Diction
  • GMAT Math, Data Sufficiency, Algebra
  • GMAT Math, Problem Solving, Permutation & Combinatorics I
  • GMAT Math, Problem Solving, Permutation & Combinatorics II
  • GMAT Math, Data Sufficiency, Geometry
  • GMAT Math, Problem Solving, Statistics

Look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Posted on December 14, 2009 by Manhattan Review

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Recently Manhattan Review has had a number of raffle drawings in Germany. We are pleased to announce three of our recent raffle winners: Cordelia Neumetzger, Christian Mankiewitz, and Lena Haubold!

Cordelia Neumetzger entered our raffle at our MBA Gate event in Frankfurt. Christian Mankiewitz and Lena Haubold entered our raffle at the QS World MBA tour in Berlin and Munich. All three won a free in-person GMAT course! Included in the prize are the following benefits included in our course tuition:

  • Better Score Guarantee – Unlimited Classes, Online Library & Advice
  • Turbocharge Your GMAT Math/Verbal Study and Solutions Guides
  • Extensive Quant and Vocabulary Glossaries
  • Three on-line challenging Computer Adaptive Tests
  • After-class Home Study Guideline provided
  • Discount for Private Tutoring & MBA Admissions Services
  • Discounted Access to Online Recording Library for tailored study
  • US$200 Student Referral; US$1000 Corporate Account Referral (applicable only for paying students)
  • Double Your In-Person Class Hours with an Online Course at No Additional Cost (up to 56 Hours of Total Real-time Instruction Hours)

Thanks to everyone who entered our drawings!

Posted on December 4, 2009 by Manhattan Review

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According to a recent article in Business Week titled: “GMAT: The MBA Job Seeker’s Best Friend” – it appears that many schools are encouraging students to take the GMAT time and time again.  A very eye-opening article by Anne VanderMey, it seems the GMAT is not only important for MBA admittance, but also for job recruiting after graduation.

According to VanderMey, with companies being flooded with resumes due to the recent economic recession, it appears recruiters are using GMAT scores to weed out applicants.  This is unusual, as never before has the GMAT taken on such added weight, but it appears for some companies, your score could very well be the factor that gets you an actual interview.

Due to this, professors and career services directors are encouraging students to retake the GMAT time and time again thanks to the tough recruiting climate.  VanderMey profiles several schools that are taking this advice seriously and putting it into practice:

  • University of Texas’s McCombs School of Business: Stacey Rudnick, director of MBA services is advising recent admits with mediocre GMAT scores to consider retaking the test if they think they can score higher.
  • University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business: Mendoza sent a letter to its 2011 class reminding students of the importance of the GMAT when applying to prestigious firms.  The school has offered a four-day crash course for students who wish to retake the test.  Mendoza’s director of MBA career development claims: “We see a large number of consulting companies, some investment banks and a couple of corporations all looking at both GMAT and undergrad MBA GPAs.  These companies are looking for a sustained record of academic excellence.”
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management: Kip Harrel, president of the MBA Career Services Council, claims that students’ average GMAT score is a primary factor in deciding where companies choose to recruit.
  • Darden School of Business: Jack Oakes, director of career services, claims that he sometimes advises candidates with scores in the mid-600s to retake the test if they are looking to land top-shelf consulting or banking positions.
  • Goizueta Business School: Wendy Tsung, executive director of MBA career services, states: “Because the economy is so bad, and there’s so many people applying for positions, companies are looking for different ways to reduce the number of resumes that they go through.  Of the reasons to throw out an application – GPA, undergraduate institution, years of work experience – the GMAT is an ‘easy one.’”

As suspected, a person’s quantitative GMAT score does seem to be linked to salary while some GMAT scores appear to be linked to managerial status. However, VanderMey informs us that not every company considers GMAT scores to be important when considering new hires.  At the University of Connecticut’s School of Business, for example, the executive director was never even asked for GMAT scores from its student body.

It appears, however, that a high GMAT score simply helps you get your foot in the door for the actual interview.  A high score, in general, won’t get you the job of your dreams, but it will get you into speaking with someone face-to-face.  VanderMey quotes Mareza Larizadeh, the founder of Doostang, a career networking site popular with MBA students: “The GMAT isn’t going to get you in.  But it’s something that can prevent you from getting in the door.”

While it seems the GMAT is becoming important for more than just MBA admittance, VanderMey concludes (along with the above schools) that ultimately, the personal elements of the job search – interviews and references, primarily, will always be more important than test scores.

Posted on November 28, 2009 by Manhattan Review

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According to the recent GMAC London Summit on September 17th, students who study for the GMAT well in advance do better on the test than those who don’t.

Dr. Lawrence Rudner presented an enlightening seminar on the GMAT, presenting research that shows an interesting statistic: the older you are, the worse you perform on the exam.  The “peak” of a GMAT test-taker appears to be at the age of 27 or 28, and older people tend not to take as much test prep and score, on average, 30 points lower.

What are some other interesting facts according to the GMAC seminar in London?

•    the GMAT is testing math skills at a 10th grade level
•    geographic trends are the reason for declining percentiles with a large increase in the average quantitative score but not much change in the verbal
•    there are more than 50% non-U.S. GMAT test takers
•    students receive a fixed number of data sufficiency, reading comprehension, critical reasoning, problem solving and sentence correction questions

Want a piece of important advice from the test owner of the GMATIt’s better to guess than omit questions, as there is a severe penalty for not completing the test.

Posted on October 5, 2009 by Manhattan Review

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