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 January 8, 2014 | Filed in GMAT

Best ways to prepare for the GMAT. Ace the GMAT with 5 of the best tips.

Best ways to prepare for the GMAT. Ace the GMAT with 5 of the best tips.

After hours of research and soul-searching, you’ve decided to get an MBA. Good for you!

Now all you need to do is prepare for a great score. First thing you should know is that the GMAT is unlike any other test. It’s one you can’t cram for either. In terms of test difficulty, it’s thought of as as middle-of-the-road. However, there’s good news ahead. At Manhattan Review we tell applicants that if they’re disciplined and prepare well, they’ll get a great score.

The GMAT

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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 October 18, 2013 | Filed in GMAT

Discover time tips guaranteed to improve your GMAT score.

Discover time tips guaranteed to improve your GMAT score.

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

The questions on the GMAT are challenging. And most test-takers report that the clock counting down 75 minutes per section (for the quantitative and verbal sections) …

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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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Posted on August 16, 2013 | Filed in GMAT

Learn more about the 5 top GMAT study mistakes.

Learn more about the 5 top GMAT study mistakes.

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.

Here …

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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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