Articles published in May 2008

MBA Mission in New York July 12th and 13th (filled)


Note: Jeremy is now fully booked for July 12th and 13th. However, you can set up a phone consultation with him by visiting

We are proud to welcome to New York’s ManhattanGMAT Center, for at least one weekend in July, Jeremy Shinewald, founder of MBA Mission! MBA Mission is one of the leading admissions consulting firms in the industry, and we’re very fortunate to have Jeremy in to speak with our students here in New York.

Jeremy has agreed to conduct one-on-one FREE consultations with up to 24 of our students on the weekend of July 12th – 13th, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sign-ups are on a first-come-first-serve basis, and we expect that slots will quickly fill up, so if you’re here in New York contact Dan McElroy ( to get your name on the list.

If you make the list, you’ll then submit your resume and other info so that Jeremy can review them ahead of time before meeting with you.

We’ll post an update here when the slots fill up. So if you’re reading this and you’re a student here in New York, you may be in luck!

MBA Admissions Events in Chicago, Los Angeles


As you gear up to apply for business school in the Fall, MGMAT is proud to provide you with some of the biggest experts in the field in the month of June.

First, in Chicago on Thursday, June 19th, we are very proud to host Graham Richmond, co-founder of Clear Admit. Graham is a Wharton MBA himself and worked in the Admissions Office at Wharton, so people are always excited to hear from him. Graham is going to let our students know what they need to have in mind when applying this Fall, in one of the most competitive seasons in recent history. To sign-up to meet Graham, click here.

The very next week, on Thursday June 26th, we will be hosting Linda Abraham, founder of in our Santa Monica center. Linda is an MBA from UCLA, and is one of the founding figures of Admissions Consulting. Attendees will have the opportunity to sit down with Linda and her staff to get personalized input concerning your individual applicant profile. To sign-up, click here.

If you live in Chicago or LA, we’ll see you soon! We’re also going to be putting together an event in New York in the coming weeks as well, come back to this space later in the summer for more info.

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Researching MBA Programs


From our friends at

Researching MBA Programs

Isn’t it ironic? Schools complain students write with a sameness that tends to blur them into one amorphous blob, and students struggle to understand the distinctions between schools because school brochures, presentations, and web sites sound stunningly similar. It can all numb the mind.

Accepted offers many tips and articles on distinguishing yourself in your essays, but this piece presents resources that will help you understand the distinctions among schools.

MBA programs are as unlike each other as you are unlike other applicants. You just need to know where to look to appreciate the differences:

  • School web sites. Go beyond the admissions section. Make sure you understand the curriculum at each and every school you consider, as well as the recruiter profile and hiring patterns for recent graduates. Check out professors’ recent research.
  • Student newspapers. Read them to get a feel for campus life and issues.
  • Student blogs. Check out The League of MBA Bloggers. Student-written journals give you a sense of student satisfaction and campus life, plus they provide a means for you to get in touch with current students.
  • B-School Forums. The granddaddy at this point is the BW Forum, but it can induce neurosis. I am really referring to the school-sponsored forums like Wharton’s S2S, Chicago’s Full-time MBA Discuss Forums, Yale SOM Admissions Forum, and CMU Teppers Admissions Forum.
  • School guides. Businessweek, The Wall St. Journal, and others publish annual and bi-annual guides. These are introductory in nature and can be a good place to start your research. When you have narrowed your choices, or if you are short on time and can’t do all that I suggest above, I recommend Clear Admit’s guides.
  • Visit the school. This is by far the best form of research, but it isn’t always practical. If you can visit, do so. If you can’t, rely on the other steps mentioned above.

If you do your homework, by the time applications are out you will know exactly why you want to attend Dream School #1.

Researching MBA Programs? is presented by Accepted, one of the oldest and most respected admissions consultancies in the world. If you would like to obtain more tips, explore its inventory of MBA admission ebooks, discover its MBA Interview Feedback Database, sign-up for one of its free e-courses, or learn more about its experienced editors, visit // And if you don’t have the time to do all the research recommended above, consider Accepted’s MBA Admissions Consulting. You will save tons of time by taking advantage of our research and experience.

MBA Podcaster & ManhattanGMAT


ManhattanGMAT’s very own Chris Ryan is a guest speaker on the newest installment of MBA Podcaster. This podcast is perfect for anyone who is just starting to ask questions about GMAT Prep and wants to know what steps are next. Still, at 33 minutes, the podcast offers many tips even for students who have already begun preparing for the exam.

Right click here to download the full version (33:06 – 30.2MB).

As always, you can view a full listing of ManhattanGMAT’s podcasts, visit our News and Media page.