Analysis of the 2015 MBA Class Profiles

By Aringo WP User|November 18th, 2013|class profile, GMAT, GPA, top ten|

An article on the site Poets & Quants analyzes the 2015 class profiles at the top U.S. MBA programs, and claims that this year’s top-10 students are especially impressive. A majority of admissions committees confirm that this year’s candidates are the best they’ve ever seen.Nine out of the 10 programs reported an increase in the [...]

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Your GMAT and GPA Scores – How Much Do They Really Influence Your Admission Chances?

By Aringo WP User|August 17th, 2013|GMAT, GPA, MBA Rankings|

Although an application has many components, there are two numbers that greatly affect the range of a candidate’s options: the undergraduate GPA and GMAT score. An article on the site Poets & Quants discusses these scores’ influence on admission chances, and reports on the great difficulty in gaining acceptance to the most selective top programs [...]

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Record Number of GMATs in 2012

By Aringo WP User|March 5th, 2013|GMAT|

New data published by GMAC point to a record 286,529 GMAT tests taken in 2012. This is the highest number ever recorded, reflecting an 11% increase from 2011, after a slight decrease in 2010-2011.A big contribution to the increase is the number of test takers outside of the U.S., especially in Asia. Only 41% of [...]

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The New GMAT Section- How does it affect admissions?

By Aringo WP User|August 9th, 2012|GMAT|

A few months ago the new Integrated Reasoning section was incorporated into the GMAT in order to analyze candidates’ abilities to process information from multiple sources. This section of the test is graded on a separate scale of 1-8 and does not affect the grades of the other sections- verbal, quantitative, and AWA- nor the [...]

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New GMAT to Require More Preparation

By Aringo WP User|December 19th, 2011|GMAT, GRE, The FInancial Times|

In another six months the structure of the GMAT exam will change, with the new integrative reasoning section replacing one of the two essay questions. An article published in The Financial Times claims that the change will increase the required preparation time for test-takers by 30-40 hours!The new section will be incorporated in the June [...]

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Drop in GMAT Scores at Top MBA Programs

By Aringo WP User|November 21st, 2011|GMAT|

The website Poets & Quants reports a drop in median GMAT scores at the top 25 programs for this year’s students, and 15 programs accepted more candidates this year than last year. These two facts can be explained by the decrease in number of applications to the top programs. The MBA programs at Kellogg, MIT, [...]

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Just How Important is the GMAT?

By Aringo WP User|May 26th, 2011|GMAT|

A recent survey published by Kaplan shows that 48% of 288 admissions committees surveyed claimed that a low GMAT or GRE score is the factor that contributes the most to a candidate’s rejection. The factor that came in second (33%) was a low GPA, and in third place (10%) was a lack of relevant work [...]

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The New Look of the GMAT

By Aringo WP User|May 9th, 2011|GMAC, GMAT|

An important update from GMAC:"The Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT exam will offer four new question formats that ask future business students to synthesize information from different sources to solve problems, sort spreadsheet-like tables, interpret graphics, and make comparative analysis. These formats will make their debut in the Next Generation GMAT exam, launching in [...]

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EMBA Programs and the GMAT

By Aringo WP User|May 9th, 2011|EMBA, GMAT, GRE|

A recent Financial Times article reports that NYU Stern will cancel its requirement for EMBA candidates to take the GMAT or GRE.Like other schools such as Chicago and Kellogg that do not require these exams as a condition for their EMBA application, Stern has also decided that applicants, managers in their 30’s or 40’s will [...]

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More Women Turn to MBA Studies

By Aringo WP User|May 9th, 2011|Gender, GMAC, GMAT|

In reference to International Women’s Day celebrated this week, a recent GMAC survey reveals that in 2010 a record number of women applied to business schools, while 105,900 took the GMAT. This increase is mainly thanks to efforts by schools to encourage women to seek MBA studies, with the greatest increase recorded in women in [...]

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