2017 Summer Challenge

Applying to MBA programs in Rounds 1 or 2 in 2017? How about a money-back guarantee that you’ll get in? Can we agree that 2017 has been a wild ride? Well, MBA application season is no reason to slow it down. So let’s fire up the last days of Summer and prepare for business school … Read more

Grammar Cheatsheet

Here’s a fellow writer’s grammar cheatsheet: Common Writing Challenges for Native and Non-Native English Speakers, Grammar Cheatsheet.   Don’t forget to scroll all the way down to Principle vs principal …. I see that one misused often. They also include such gems as fewer versus less – a GMAT issue!! Grammar is a set of … Read more

GMAT Scores Keeping Going Higher At Leading Business Schools

The average score on the Graduate Management Admission Test is around 547. The average scores of accepted applicants to the nation’s most elite business schools is much higher. One school recently set a class average score record that places them in the ninety seventh percentile of all test takers. Elite test scores are not essential, … Read more

This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

Children don’t learn empathy and emotional intelligence from screens. And Adam says kids now spend 20% less time playing face-to-face. Guess where that time went? Exactly. When you say “can’t” it feels as though some external force is telling you you shouldn’t be doing this thing. The way human motivation works and the way human … Read more

What Asians Should Know When Applying to Top U.S. Business Schools

While American business schools value the diversity of their student body, applicants from China and India have difficulties getting into those programs. This is due to the high application rate from those areas compared to students from other countries and even U.S. students. To gain an edge Chinese and Indian applicants should strive to have … Read more

You Can’t Break Math

If you ever have struggled with math, it’s important to note, that just like a baby, it’s stronger than you think. When you add other variables to a problem, it does prove that in many concepts, the numbers don’t matter. It’s understanding the concept that does. It can be frustrating for students until they understand completely … Read more

How does it feel to fail because of 0.1 points?

Grades do matter. They can make the difference between going to this college or that one. Getting a scholarship or not. How can 0.1 possibly make a difference? The problem is, where does the teacher draw the line? Many would feel that boosting that kind of difference up would cause no problems, however does that … Read more

Start Saving for Your Summer Vacation Now

Not only is vacation fun, but it’s good for you as well. If you are planning on going on vacation, but don’t have the funds, then now is the time to start saving. Some thing you could do would be to set up a separate account for that savings, have a change jar, do something … Read more

750 GMAT Score with Low IR

If you have a 750 GMAT score with a low IR you may be wondering what your focus should be. Instead of focusing on the GMAT you need to focus on your application. This means making sure your essays are substantive and that your letters of recommendation are all high quality. Determine which round you … Read more

How An Online MBA Program Went From No. 29 To Unranked

How the University of Illinois Became Unranked   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business was in a four way tie to be ranked in the top 30 of the 2017 U.S. News and World Report rankings of MBA programs offered online. Suddenly though University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business was removed … Read more

GMAT Score of 710 with Very Low IR

What should you do with a good GMAT score but very low IR? Ideally you would apply first round. You will also want to focus heavily on creating substantive essays. You will also want to make sure that all of your letters of recommendation are top notch. There are other steps you can take to … Read more

Don’t YOU Want to Get Accepted to INSEAD?

INSEAD: What You Need to Know   Do you want to get accepted to INSEAD? Then you will need to hurry up and get signed up for their upcoming live webinar. The Webinar takes place on February 15 at 10am. Attend this webinar to learn more about how to improve your odds of being accepted … Read more

Dean Q&A: Rice MBA’s Peter Rodriguez

Sit down for a question and answer session with Dean Peter Rodriguez. Rodriguez promises that Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of business can compete with anyone. He is quite confident in his brand promise. 2016 was a great year for the Rice MBA. Jones catapulted into the top 10 of the annual Bloomberg Business school … Read more

Two Grad School Applicants Walk Into a Bar…

Grad school applications can be tricky. Having your application picked by your top choice can be stressful and downright agonizing. If you have a bit of humor on your side, then you can stand out from the crowd. Learning the do’s and don’ts of adding humor into your grad school application can help you in … Read more

Ask Kate: Okay Quant, Low Verbal

Low Verbal on the GMAT?   If you receive your GMAT scores and are caught off guard by a low verbal score, there are steps you can take to improve this score. It is suggested to improve your English to read prolifically. It does not matter what you choose to read. You can read fiction … Read more

GMAT Score indicates which Round to Apply

The GMAT: Different Rounds May Affect Your Score   GMAT scores are valuable for being accepted to your school of choice. Your GMAT score should be combined with an outstanding essay to increase your odds. Depending upon which round you apply, you can also increase or decrease your odds. It is best to research each … Read more