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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 June 13, 2013 | Filed in Admissions, MBA

Get 5 valuable tips on how to get off being waitlisted.

Get 5 valuable tips on how to get off being waitlisted.

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 …

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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 (http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-11-21/the-booming-market-for-specialized-masters-degrees) 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 place.

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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 December 4, 2012 | Filed in Admissions, GMAT, MBA

Not everyone studies for the GMAT or approaches it in the same way, so we at Manhattan Review have come up with a list of helpful tips and strategies anyone can use to come out at the top.
  • Practice with a time limit The GMAT is timed so it is best to work problems under a time constraint. In doing so, you will learn how to effectively manage your time. While studying without a time limit is sensible, you cannot hope to accurately gauge how you will perform “under the gun” if your practice sessions do not closely mirror the

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Posted on December 10, 2011 | Filed in GMAT, MBA

While the total volume of people taking the GMAT over the last year fell marginally from the year before, and again from it’s all-time high in 2009, the percentage of those test-takers who were women or from racial minorities grew significantly in the 2010-2011 GMAT season. Below are some of the most significant shifts in the test taking population from 2011: GMAT Snapshot The percentage of female test takers increased for the sixth consecutive year to 41%, which is up from 39% just two years earlier.  The fastest growing group to mention in the GMAT pipeline is the under 24 year old population, which has exploded since 2007 – reflecting

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Posted on December 5, 2011 | Filed in Admissions, MBA

For MBA applicants, it is already well known that obtaining their advanced degree will be costly and most likely require some combination of loans, financial aid and personal investment. Scholarship Winner Some employers still fund or at least partially fund their employees graduate business education, however the number of companies still practicing this has dwindled in lieu of the our current economic state. Unlike a lot of private undergraduate schools, the offers of MBA scholarships based on merit are much harder to come by. While many student loan brokers are willing to approve much larger amounts of money for graduate students than

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