Student Case

I have about 15 yrs on work ex in another market. in US now, i should go for regular mba or exec mba?

Kate: " I’d recommend the exec MBA for sure. 15 years of experience means you are at least in your late 30s and not only will you be significantly older, you’re likely to find the solutions your 24-28 year old peers present as vapid, regularly..."

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Tips for Applicants

Test tip

Nine weeks before Round 2 applications drop. You're done with the GMAT, right?? If you still haven't nailed the test, you have 3-4 weeks left before either panic or push to round 2 becomes your reality . . .

There's no time to waste. If you're using private label material such as ManhattanPrep (formerly Manhattan GMAT) or kaplan/princeton review/veritas be careful how much you extrapolate from the practice tests. Better yet, don't use their practice tests. At all.Use the free tests available from You'll get tests from the maker of the test and much higher quality questions to answer. The tests will give you a more accurate picture of what the test will feel like test day.

Improve Problem Solving Skills with Random Input Technique.

The Random Input technique can prove particularly useful when trying to come up with new ideas or solutions, particularly when you have habits that are hard to get past. You need to expand your perspective. The Random Input method introduces a new manner of thinking that allows us to view a problem from a different angle by creating associations between our problem and a random word.
  1. Grab a dictionary, book or newspaper,
  2. Open it to any page,
  3. Pick the first or last word that appears.
  4. Describe that word: create a list of its characteristics and traits,
  5. Consider how it relates to your problem.
The point of this exercise is to inspire ideas by using the brain's uncanny ability to make connections between words. The good news is that there is no perfect answer so let your creative juices flow!"

Application tip

Leaves are changing and men are growing all manner of extra facial hair. Is it the return of the Cave Man? No, it's the annual mustache growing movement. Grown men of all walks are plumping up their whiskers.

Former Student and Mustachioed Muscle Man Michael Brannian is busy growing his 4th annual Movember Lip Fuzzies. Movember donations go to R&D organizations that focus on Men's Health issues. If you are interested in hearing Michael's story, take a read:

My Motivation:
Is to help change the face of men's health one mustache at a time. This is year four for me. We have raised over $9,475 in the past three years to help fight cancer and research men's health issues. Support me as I fight the good fight! I’m passionate about the Movember Foundation because they’re tackling some of the most significant health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. Your donations will help them make an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

Donate online at

Learn about the important work Movember is funding and the impact your donation will have, here .

The Trials of the Underbanked and Unbanked.

The issue with poverty, it isn’t just lack of money, it’s how much more complicated everything you need to do is.

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