Verbal Abilities Affect Overall GMAT Score

If You Want to Score Well on the GMAT, You’ve Got to Have a Decent Verbal Score.   A low verbal score will put a hard cap on your total GMAT score. Scoring less than 34 on the verbal portion of the test will prevent you from reaching 700 overall no matter what. If verbal … Read more

Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria’s 2017 Report To Alumni

Harvard Business School: Here’s What You Need to Know   A failure to plan is a plan destined for failure as the old saying goes; this is the full transcript of Harvard Business School’s dean outlining just that plan for school alumni. This transcript provides an overview of the past, present and future of the … Read more

Business Schools With The Best MBA Teaching Faculty

A top-rated school is great, but does it have a good faculty? School programs live and die by the quality of the teaching faculty and this especially true of a business program: competition breeds success. This article provides an in-depth comparison of the different faculty at business programs across the United States, with a focus … Read more

First-Year MBAs Share Recruiting Experiences

First-Time MBA Students: What to Expect   Culture shock can happen at any age to us and the recent college bound – or returning former students- are not immune to this. Covering numerous pitfalls and areas of concern, this article outlines the realistic expectations of graduate work that first-time MBA students can expect. First hand … Read more

First-Year MBAs Share Recruiting Experiences

What can be expected during the first year of an MBA program. Some students say it is about adjusting to the unknown. Others feel that their choice of a target industry , existing work experience, and even the student’s particular personality type would be major factors in their success. First-Year MBAs Share Recruiting Experiences

Business Schools With The Best MBA Teaching Faculty

If you want to get your MBA there are many schools you can choose from. That is offered everywhere. You want a good teaching staff, though, and some of the best are outlined here. You can use this to help choose a school that will give you a good education. Business Schools With The Best … Read more

Why Narcissistic Leaders Are Prone to Overconfidence

Over-Confidence is not Linked to Success.   Narcissism is a problem because people who suffer from it are arrogant and think they are the best thing since sliced bread. These are not the qualities a leader should possess. It’s hard to deal with a narcissist in daily life. More about this and how it relates … Read more

You’re Less Persuasive Than You Think Over Email

Talking Face-to-Face is More Impactful Than You Might Think.   It turns out that people are actually less persuasive than they think when it comes to email. Asking people face to face is a better recruiting method than doing it online through email. People think they are convincing through email because they are focused on … Read more

People Are Surprisingly Bad at Knowing Who Their Rivals Are

Think You Know Who You’re Up Against? Think Again.   It turns out that people are surprisingly bad at knowing just who their rivals are. Research has shown that we are not that good at figuring out who our rivals are, but we are good at knowing who likes us and wants to be around … Read more

The Trait That Turns Some Bosses into Micromanagers

There is a Correlation Between the Power Someone Feels and the Control They Need.   There is one trait that turns some bosses into micro managers. They are the bosses that control everything, down to the smallest and most insignificant thing. A study was done and it was found that bosses who felt very powerful … Read more

A Meaningful Job Linked to Higher Income and a Longer Life

Meaning and purpose is what everyone wants in their job.   When people have a job that they really admire and gives them joy, then that is linked to a higher income and a longer life. A good job is about more than a steady income stream. It is about passion and expressing yourself through … Read more

Ask Kate: 730 GMAT Score with Low Quant

Student scores a 730 on the GMAT. Good enough for top MBA programs?   Hi Kate, I scored a 730 the 2nd time I took the GMAT (47Q 68%, 42V 96%). The first time I scored a 700 (49Q 79%, 36V 81%). Should I be concerned about my low quant score (in particular the percentile) … Read more

Ask Kate: Two Attempts and No Improvement in Overall GMAT Score

Student has taken the GMAT twice, but no improvement. What next?   Hi KATE, GREAT WORK!!! I have given GMAT twice. Unfortunately ended up with same overall score of 650. 1st Attempt – Q-42 V-36 2nd Attempt – Q-47 V-32 Should I retry? I am targeting at Top B-school programs only. I worked on my … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score – Lowish Quant

Student scores a 660 on the GMAT with a low quant. Is it time to retake?   Hi Kate, First, thank you so much for the great advice. I scored 37 Verbal, 44 Quant (660), 5.5 Analytical Writing and 8 Integrated Reasoning. My target school is Emory’s One-Year MBA program. I come from a liberal … Read more

Ask Kate: 700 with 40 Verbal and 44 Quant

Should You Retake The GMAT After A 700 Score?     I just took the GMAT for the first time and received a 700 but not with a particularly balanced score (Q 40, V 44). I was a Business and Psychology major in college with a 3.55 GPA overall and good grades in several math-based … Read more

Ask Kate: Does Unofficial GMAT Test Score Show IR Percentile?

Are Unofficial Scores Shown in IR percentile?     Hi! I just wanted to ask if , in the UNOFFICIAL test score, will I be shown my IR PERCENTILE? I came to know that IR scores are shown , but please clarify about percentile, as I have scheduled my exam only a week before last … Read more

Ask Kate: Will a 670 GMAT Score get me in Kellogg?

A 670 GMAT Score With a Low Verbal: Good Enough for Kellogg?   Hi Kate, I am from Pakistan. I intend to apply to Kellogg, INSEAD and London Business School. My extra curriculars (particularly sports) are strong and I already have an MBA+ Engineering from Pakistan. I worked for 3 years for one of the … Read more

Ask Kate: Will Better GMAT Score Land a Better Job?

GMAT Score Vs. Job Success: Do Higher Scores Affect Better Employment?     Kate, I’m very frustrated, and I’ve messaged you before, but I wanted to reach out again. I have managed to get my Quant score up to 46 on the latest retake, but still cannot crack 700 due to a low verbal score, … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score of 680 With 35 Verbal

Low GMAT Score With Low Verbal: What Now?     Hi Kate, I recently took the GMAT and received an overall score of 680 with : Q47 /V35, and IR 5/12 . I am hoping to apply for top 5-10 full time MBA Programs. I have an MS from Univ of Michigan Ann-Arbor in Mech … Read more

Ask Kate: GMAT Score Dropped After Retake. Should I do Another Retake?

Hi Kate Thank you very much for your feedback. I am a European candidate and my target schools are Booth, Haas, Kellogg, Sloan and Stern. I have taken the test twice. The first time I took the gmat was on January 2015: Jan 15: IR 3 (25%), Q45 (63%), V41 (94%), T700 (89%) I was … Read more