The interviews season has begun!

The interviews season has begun at the top MBA programs. Following the initial screening of applicants, most leading business schools invite candidates to the “second stage” of the admissions process – the admission interview. Approximately 30%-50% of applicants are usually invited to interviews. However, some schools, such as Kellogg, interview all applicants prior to submitting applications, [...]

By |October 19th, 2017|interviews|Comments Off on The interviews season has begun!

How much does an MBA cost and what is the ROI?

An article published last month on TOPMBA.com deals with the cost of an MBA degree at a top program, and the debt that graduates are left with. "The average tuition fee last year for top-25 US business schools was US$118,468 – 81% higher than in 2006, according to data from The Financial Times. And [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|mba loans, ROI|Comments Off on How much does an MBA cost and what is the ROI?

MIT Sloan Round 1 Interviews

MIT Sloan published the following update regarding round 1 interviews: "Interview invites will be sent by 2 PM ET on the following dates: Thursday, October 5, 2017 Thursday, October 12, 2017 Thursday, October 19, 2017 Thursday, October 26, 2017 Thursday, November 2, 2017 (By end of day, all Round 1 applicants will receive either an [...]

By |October 1st, 2017|interviews, MIT Sloan MBA|Comments Off on MIT Sloan Round 1 Interviews

Forbes 2017 MBA Rankings

Forbes published its biennial MBA rankings and placed Wharton at #1 in the US for the first time ever. Here are the rest of the top schools according to Forbes: 2- Stanford 3- Harvard 4- Kellogg 5- Tuck 6- Columbia 7- Chicago Booth 8- MIT Sloan 9- Berkeley Haas 10- Cornell 11- Darden 12- Michigan Ross [...]

By |October 1st, 2017|MBA Rankings, Wharton MBA|Comments Off on Forbes 2017 MBA Rankings

Rising average GMAT scores for MBA applicants admitted to top business schools

The average GMAT scores at the top business schools worldwide have been extremely high for years, prompting some experts and applicants to claim that they could surely not rise further. That claim was, however, proven wrong in a recent analysis of GMAT scores done by Poets & Quants, as their conclusion was that almost [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|acceptance rates, GMAT|Comments Off on Rising average GMAT scores for MBA applicants admitted to top business schools

Choosing Your GMAT Prep: What You Need to Know for Your Learning Style

Whether you're just starting your GMAT prep or you're reevaluating your approach after some early practice, finding good GMAT materials can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. There are just so many different ways to prep—with books, videos, in-person lessons, tutors—and the quality of questions can vary wildly. How are you [...]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Choosing Your GMAT Prep: What You Need to Know for Your Learning Style

Change in US Visa policies – How does it affect you?

According to recent reports published in the media, the Trump administration is going to substantially reduce the number of J-1 Visas granted to international students who want to study in the US. After getting some questions from concerned candidates, we wanted to clarify the following: Most international students in top MBA programs in the [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|visa|Comments Off on Change in US Visa policies – How does it affect you?

MBA without an undergraduate degree

A question we at ARINGO run into from time to time is whether or not it is possible to get an MBA if you don’t have an undergraduate degree. Most applicants interested in an MBA obviously have an undergraduate degree, but there are some applicants who only have a shorter degree, as those are possible [...]

By |August 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MBA without an undergraduate degree

10 Tips & Tricks for the GRE

The GRE is a notoriously tricky test. Unfortunately, it's also a test that most people applying to non-professional (e.g. MD, JD) graduate programs will have to take at some point. If you've already looked over a practice GRE exam, don't despair: it is definitely intimidating at first glance, but there's a lot you can [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|GRE, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 10 Tips & Tricks for the GRE

Webinar “How To Get A ‘YES!’ From Business Schools”

Getting that 'Yes' from your target business school is something you are willing to work hard for. We get that. Getting that MBA degree will look amazing on your resume, increase your salary, and open countless doors. It's going to be worth it. In this one hour session, Michelle Miller from ARINGO, and Dave Green [...]

By |August 15th, 2017|application process|Comments Off on Webinar “How To Get A ‘YES!’ From Business Schools”

Tuck and UCLA Essay Questions and Deadlines

Tuck and UCLA Anderson published updated essay questions and deadlines for the MBA programs that start in 2018: Tuck Essays: Please respond fully but concisely to the following essay questions. There are no right or wrong answers. We encourage applicants to limit the length of their responses to a word count of 500. Please double-space your [...]

By |July 23rd, 2017|deadlines, essays, tuck MBA, UCLA MBA|Comments Off on Tuck and UCLA Essay Questions and Deadlines

The MBA Tour – Seattle MBA Conference

  REGISTER FREE Seattle MBA Conference Thursday, July 13 2017 Downtown Marriott Waterfront 5:30pm-9:30pm   Business Schools  Babson College Boston University Columbia University Emory University Georgia Tech IE Business School - Spain IESE Buisness School - Spain Indiana University MIT, Sloan Oregon State University Southern Methodist University University of Chicago, Booth University of Missouri, [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|events|Comments Off on The MBA Tour – Seattle MBA Conference

Duke and Darden Deadlines and Essay Questions

Duke and Darden published updated application deadlines and essay questions for the MBA programs that start in 2018: Duke Deadlines: Early Action - September 12, 2017 Round 1 - October 10, 2017 Round 2 - January 3, 2018 Round 3 - March 20, 2018   Essays: Three short answer questions and 2 essays are required [...]

By |July 10th, 2017|Darden MBA, deadlines, Duke Fuqua MBA, essays|Comments Off on Duke and Darden Deadlines and Essay Questions

The MBA Tour – Seattle MBA Conference

  REGISTER FREE Seattle MBA Conference Thursday, July 13 2017 Downtown Marriott Waterfront 5:30pm-9:30pm   Business Schools  Babson College Boston University Columbia University Emory University Georgia Tech IE Business School - Spain IESE Buisness School - Spain Indiana University MIT, Sloan Oregon State University Southern Methodist University University of Chicago, Booth University of Missouri, [...]

By |July 6th, 2017|events|Comments Off on The MBA Tour – Seattle MBA Conference

Q&A with Kellogg Director of Admissions

Earlier this week ARINGO conducted an interview with Melissa Rapp, Kellogg School of Management's Director of Admissions of Full Time MBA Programs. Below you can find a transcript of that interview:   What is special about the Kellogg MBA? What differentiates it from other Top MBA programs? At Kellogg, we have three core pillars that [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Kellogg MBA|Comments Off on Q&A with Kellogg Director of Admissions

Wharton and Kellogg published updated deadlines and essay questions

Wharton and Kellogg published updated deadlines and essay questions for the MBA programs that start in 2018:   Wharton Deadlines: Round 1 - September 19, 2017 Round 2 January 3, 2018 Round 3 March 27, 2018   Essays: First-time applicant and re-applicants (those who applied to begin the program in the fall of 2017 or [...]

By |July 3rd, 2017|deadlines, essays, Kellogg MBA, Wharton MBA|Comments Off on Wharton and Kellogg published updated deadlines and essay questions

The MBA Tour – Seattle MBA Conference

  REGISTER FREE Seattle MBA Conference Thursday, July 13 2017 Downtown Marriott Waterfront 5:30pm-9:30pm   Business Schools  Babson College Boston University Columbia University Emory University Georgia Tech IE Business School - Spain IESE Buisness School - Spain Indiana University MIT, Sloan Oregon State University Southern Methodist University University of Chicago, Booth University of Missouri, [...]

By |July 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The MBA Tour – Seattle MBA Conference

Chicago Booth and MIT Sloan published deadlines and essay topics

Chicago Booth and MIT Sloan published updated deadlines and essay topics for the MBA programs that start in 2018: Chicago Booth Deadlines Round 1 - September 21, 2017 Round 2 - January 3, 2018 Round 3 - April 3, 2018 Essay questions View this collection of shared Booth moments. Choose the moment that best resonates with [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Chicago MBA, deadlines, essays, MIT Sloan MBA|Comments Off on Chicago Booth and MIT Sloan published deadlines and essay topics

Strategy: The Key to a 90th Percentile (Or Better) GMAT Score

While we believe that focusing on tips and tricks won’t lead to success on the GMAT, and that mastering core underlying concepts and skills is essential, this doesn’t mean that test taking strategy isn’t critically important. In fact, while we do believe that building core mathematical and verbal skills is mandatory to do well on [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|GMAT|Comments Off on Strategy: The Key to a 90th Percentile (Or Better) GMAT Score

Transcripts and Diploma

Dear MBA candidates, MBA programs have different requirements regarding the transcripts and/or the diploma that the candidate is required to submit. For example: Some programs require that original transcripts be postmarked by a specified deadline. Some programs require that official translation made by specific institutes be enclosed. Some programs require transcripts to include special information [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|application process, transcripts|Comments Off on Transcripts and Diploma
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