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 …
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 …
If you think of the GMAT as a game, you’ll know that the best way to score well at any game is to familiarize yourself with exactly how its played. As a GMAT test taker, here’s what you need to understand:
Learn the rules – know the difference between a normal test and this kind of computer-adaptive test (CAT)
Work on your time management skills
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, …
The first question we want to ask: How long has it been since you’ve taken a standardized test? Now that you’ve decided to take the GMAT, you’ll need to get back to the books again. At Manhattan Review, we realize that everyone learns differently and may even have his or her own tried and true study skills so we believe there is no universal method to prescribe. However, we do know from years of experience some of the common study mistakes students make while preparing for the GMAT.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Prepare as you might for a standardized exam, your test-day strategy will factor heavily into your outcome. Anthony Russo, a senior at Summit High School in New Jersey, has taken the SAT five times. He shared that the difference between his lowest and highest test scores could be explained by test prep and strategy.
“Taking Manhattan Review’s test prep course initially raised my SAT score by 60 points,” Russo shared. “But more than that, my private tutor gave me a plan for approaching the test more tactically.” Want to boost your SAT score just by shifting …
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