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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: You Need a 750 to Get In!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed - You Need a 750 to Get In by mbaMissionWhat have you been told about applying to business school? With the advent of chat rooms, blogs and forums, armchair “experts” often unintentionally propagate MBA admissions myths, which can linger and undermine an applicant’s confidence. Some applicants are led to believe that schools want a specific “type” of candidate and expect certain GMAT scores and GPAs, for example. Others are led to believe that they need to know alumni from their target schools and/or get a letter of reference from the CEO of their firm in order to get in. In this weekly series, mbaMission debunks these and other myths and strives to take the anxiety out of the admissions process.

We often hear MBA applicants ask some form of the following question: “Do I need a 750 to get into a top MBA program?” Although a 750 on the GMAT can only help, it is definitely not a prerequisite. We wanted to dispel this myth and put some who believe it at ease. Here are a few simple reasons why this is just not the case: Read more

MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: If I Don’t Get Accepted in R1, I’ll Just Apply in R2!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - mbaMission MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: If I Don't Get Accepted in Round 1, I'll Just Apply in Round 2What have you been told about applying to business school? With the advent of chat rooms, blogs and forums, armchair “experts” often unintentionally propagate MBA admissions myths, which can linger and undermine an applicant’s confidence. Some applicants are led to believe that schools want a specific “type” of candidate and expect certain GMAT scores and GPAs, for example. Others are led to believe that they need to know alumni from their target schools and/or get a letter of reference from the CEO of their firm in order to get in. In this weekly series, mbaMission debunks these and other myths and strives to take the anxiety out of the admissions process. Read more

MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Round 1 Is Everything

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Round 1 Is Everything by mbaMissionWhat have you been told about applying to business school? With the advent of chat rooms, blogs and forums, armchair “experts” often unintentionally propagate MBA admissions myths, which can linger and undermine an applicant’s confidence. Some applicants are led to believe that schools want a specific “type” of candidate and expect certain GMAT scores and GPAs, for example. Others are led to believe that they need to know alumni from their target schools and/or get a letter of reference from the CEO of their firm in order to get in. In this weekly series, mbaMission debunks these and other myths and strives to take the anxiety out of the admissions process.


Many MBA admissions officers will tell candidates that if they can complete their applications and submit them in Round 1, then they should do so. Most programs will also tell candidates that they should try to avoid Round 3, because the majority of the places in their classes will have been filled by then. So, what does that say about Round 2? Read more

Your Dream MBA: 5 Steps to Getting In – Free Webinar Series featuring Columbia and Yale

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Manhattan Prep mbaMission Your Dream MBA: 5 Steps to Getting in Webinar Series 2016Manhattan Prep is teaming up with mbaMission to cover every base in helping you prepare for the 2016–2017 MBA admissions season. Join us for a free, five-part webinar series, Your Dream MBA: 5 Steps to Getting In. Get expert advice from our test prep masters on how to approach your prep in order to maximize your score, learn all the nuances of MBA applications and admissions from mbaMission’s Senior Consultants, and participate in a Q&A session with admissions officers from Columbia, Yale, and other top B-Schools. Read more

MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: My Months of Work Experience Will Not Be Counted!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - mbaMission Admissions Myths Destroyed: My Months of Work Experience Will Not Be Counted What have you been told about applying to business school?

I had an internship from June to August of 2014. Will the MBA admissions committee count it as work experience?”

I was running a lab during my Master’s program—is that part of my total number of months of work experience?”

I ran a small business that ultimately failed—will I get credit for my time as an entrepreneur?” Read more

The Access MBA Tour is Coming to New York City and Toronto

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Manhattan Prep Blog - Access MBA TourAll registrants will be able to enter for a chance to win a GMAT Complete Course or Interact self-study option with Manhattan Prep.


The Access MBA Tour, the worldwide leader in One-to-One business education events, will return to Toronto on Thursday, March 17th, from 4:30 PM to 10 PM at the Fairmont Royal York, as well as to New York City on Tuesday, March 22nd from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Warwick New York Hotel, the Advent Group announced today. Read more

MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The Admissions Committee Wants a “Type”

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: The Admissions Committee Wants a Type by mbaMissionWhat have you been told about applying to business school? With the advent of chat rooms, blogs and forums, armchair “experts” often unintentionally propagate MBA admissions myths, which can linger and undermine an applicant’s confidence. Some applicants are led to believe that schools want a specific “type” of candidate and expect certain GMAT scores and GPAs, for example. Others are led to believe that they need to know alumni from their target schools and/or get a letter of reference from the CEO of their firm in order to get in. In this weekly series, mbaMission debunks these and other myths and strives to take the anxiety out of the admissions process. Read more

Here’s Why You May Be Misinterpreting Your GMAT Score

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blog-gmatscoreHere’s a scenario that might seem familiar to many of you: you take your first GMAT practice test, then you see the score. Ouch! Probably lower than you were hoping for, right? Read more

MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: My Supervisor Graduated from HBS—He Knows!

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The Following post has been brought to you by our friends at mbaMission.

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With the advent of chat rooms, blogs, and forums, armchair “experts” often unintentionally propagate MBA admissions myths, which can linger and undermine an applicant’s confidence. Some applicants are led to believe that schools want a specific “type” of candidate and expect certain GMAT scores and GPAs, for example. Others are led to believe that they need to know alumni from their target schools and/or get a letter of reference from the CEO of their firm in order to get in. In this weekly series, mbaMission debunks these and other myths and strives to take the anxiety out of the MBA admissions process. Read more

First Glance Flopping on GMAT Sentence Correction? Try This.

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GMAT Sentence Correction StrategiesYou know the first step of GMAT Sentence Correction is the first glance. (If you don’t, check out chapter 1 of our SC Strategy Guide.) So, dutifully, you start every SC problem with a quick look at the answers. There are some differences. Then you power through the reading and look for issues in the sentence as written.

This is a first glance flop. You do it, but it’s not helpful. Let’s add a bit more purpose to what can be the most important step of the sentence correction process. I’ll show you some answer choices to practice on in a moment, but let’s remind ourselves of some of the basics. Read more