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

Ask Kate GMAT Score report, 710 but does IR matter?

Low IR: Is It Time For A Retake?   Kate gives advice to a student who is concerned about her integrative reasoning score on the GMAT. By analyzing the pool of candidates at the top three schools, including work experience and test scores, prospective students will be able to better judge whether they need a … 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

When to Retake the GMAT

Do You Need to Retake the GMAT?   When accepting candidates most institutions prefer to see more than one set of results. Even if your test results are acceptable it is best to try and take the GMAT again in the near future before submitting applications. There have been candidates turned away with strong backgrounds … 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

31 Days to Financial Independence (Day 26): Considering Insurance

Financial Freedom: Getting Your Insurance   Financial freedom and independence is a growing interest among Americans. Those you following along with the 31 day guidance, step 26 is all about insurance and what you stand to lose or gain when deciding the best needs for you and your family. Insurance can be a daunting task, … 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

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

Ask Kate GMAT Score report 680 Q42, V41 Should I retake

Time Management and the GMAT: What to Expect   Kate gives advice on attending business school to a student who is deciding whether to continue studying to improve her quant score on the GMAT or work on her essays. Working full-time is no excuse to not prepare. Time-management is key when preparing for the GMAT. … Read more

Ask Kate GMAT Score report, 720 but is 44 quant good enough?

How much does an IR score matter on the GMAT? Ask Kate!   Ask Kate: A student is asking about their 720 GMAT score. The Quant and IR scores are low, and they want to know if they should complete a supplementary item on the GMAT. Kate responds by telling the student that the overall … 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