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Posted on September 14, 2014 | Filed in MBA

Learn what 3 characteristics thrive best in an MBA program.

Learn what 3 characteristics thrive best in an MBA program.

Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Business as the activity of making, buying, or selling goods or providing services in exchange for money. The key factor that defines business is that people dictate every transaction. Supply and demand are forever linked and Adam Smith’s invisible hand guides the economy as naturally as a gust of wind blows a leaf. Everyday you are exposed to an aspect of business, whether it is purchasing goods at a grocery store for dinner or trading in a used car for new. These daily brushes exemplify just how …

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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 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 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 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 November 8, 2013 | Filed in Admissions, MBA

Discover if you have what it takes to get into an elite b-school.

Discover if you have what it takes to get into an elite b-school.

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 …

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Posted on September 17, 2013 | Filed in MBA

Lern more about getting an MBA abroad.

Lern more about getting an MBA abroad.

U.S. business schools have always attracted a wide range of applicants and not just national but international as well. However, in the last 5 years an interesting trend has emerged. A wider percentage of American students are seeking to enter European business schools. A variety of influences are responsible for this shift – from the economic advantages to a more global perspective overall.

There are no boundaries to getting an MBA anywhere in the world thanks to technology and a global marketplace. So if you’re a U.S. citizen looking to get an MBA, …

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