Monthly Archives: June, 2014

4 MBA Careers You May Not Have Considered

Think outside the box and check out our list of 4 exciting industries you may not realize your MBA qualifies you for.

Think outside the box and check out our list of 4 exciting industries you may not realize your MBA qualifies you for.

It’s normal not to have a specific career focus when entering an MBA program. Many graduates end up in finance or consulting, but these may not be the paths you wish to pursue. If you’re looking to parlay your business degree into a career that’s exciting and different, check out these industries you may not realize an MBA can get your foot in the door of.

  1. Professional Sports

    If you’ve seen Moneyball, you’ve witnessed how big

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Winning the MBA Admissions Game when Re-applying

How to rebound from business school rejection and make sure that you win the MBA admissions game the second time around.

How to rebound from business school rejection and make sure that you win the MBA admissions game the second time around.

Not being admitted to your dream MBA program is hardly the end of the world. In many cases, taking an extra year before going to business school can pay dividends, giving you time to build up work experience and re-take the GMAT for a higher score. In many cases, applicants who were rejected from their dream MBA program end up using the time to make drastic improvements to their resume and GMAT score, sometimes gaining not just …

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Top 6 Tips on Preparing for the GMAT

The 6 Best Tips to prepare for the GMAT.

The 6 Best Tips to prepare for the GMAT.

Once you’ve decided to take the GMAT, the next step is to do your research on the test and put in the preparation to give yourself the best chance at a stellar score.

The GMAT is a very special test, unlike the other tests used in graduate school admissions. For one, it is not a test that can be crammed for in the forty-eight hours before the test. It is also a computer-adaptive test (CAT) which means that the test will adjust the difficulty of the questions you see …

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The 5 Most Important Tips for Nailing an MBA Interview

Learn about the 5 most important tips for succeeding in your MBA interview.

Learn about the 5 most important tips for succeeding in your MBA interview.

Your GMAT score, your GPA, and your work experience make up the bulk of your MBA application package, but one of the most intimidating and important parts of your application is your MBA interview. At Manhattan Admissions, we encourage our applicants to prepare thoroughly for the interview because this is your chance to truly sell yourself to the admissions committee. Chances are, many applicants will have similar numbers as you, but a strong interview can make you stand out and even offset …

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Why do business schools rely on the GMAT?

Why do admissions committees rely heavily on the GMAT?

Why do admissions committees rely heavily on the GMAT?

Business schools rely on the GMAT for two very important reasons:

  1. The GMAT is standardized and very consistent in testing the specific quantitative and verbal skills necessary for success in a graduate management program, and
  2. The GMAT is a very reliable predictor of academic success.

The GMAT is also a computer adaptive test, so rather than every test-taker being faced with the same range of questions, the GMAT actually adapts to higher-performers, gleaning small differences in analytical ability between closely performing test-takers.

Relevancy

The GMAT tests skills that are vital …

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5 Popular Jobs for MBA Graduates

Discover the 5 top jobs for MBA graduates.

Discover the 5 top jobs for MBA graduates.

An MBA is one of the most versatile graduate degrees available to professionals today, opening the door to lucrative and rewarding careers across a variety of industries. Even choosing a concentration does not narrow your career options, as the MBA core includes foundational work in finance, human resources, marketing, and accounting.

At Manhattan Admissions, we emphasize getting in touch with your MBA career services office as soon as possible, because recruiting begins almost as soon as your very first class. It is important to stand out early, as human resources will …

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Top 6 Mistakes MBA Applicants Make

Learn about the 6 most common mistakes MBA applications make – and ways to avoid them!

Learn about the 6 most common mistakes MBA applications make – and ways to avoid them!

Applying to an MBA program can be a nerve-wracking process. Between the high cost of an MBA and statistics that show that over 80% of applicants are not admitted to the top MBA programs, you want to go into the process with as much information as possible.

A strong undergraduate record, good work experience, and a high GMAT score are musts, but it is often the application essays and the interview that set apart the applicants who are admitted versus the applicants who are …

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