Category Archives: MBA/Business School News

Why Top Business School Female Graduates Earn Less Than Their Male Colleagues

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MBA Pay Research On their websites, top business schools such as Stanford, Columbia and Wharton advertise their degrees as a great investment that guarantees a well-paid career future. And they price their services accordingly, with their tuition fees surpassing $170,000 for a two-year MBA degree. Stanford calculates the annual salary of its graduates for the […]

NYC Mayor Bloomberg on Steve Jobs, Entrepreneurship, and NYC

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Bloomberg got fired as an IT guy, then rebounded back to start his own IT business selling his products/services to the same people that fired him. Today he is the Mayor of New York and envisions NYC as a major hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. His story is […]

Lessons From The CEO of Ethan Allen – 2 GMAT Pill Students Meet The CEO

Posted on by Zeke Lee

During an interview today with with Farooq Kathwari, the CEO of Ethan Allen, we at GMAT Pill had a chance to discuss a few topics about leadership with a true business expert. And two GMATPill students even got a chance to personally meet the CEO and get a picture with him! Two GMATPill Students Meet […]

Getting into Business School – The Real Story

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Getting into a top business school is as much about being a STELLAR candidate as it is about putting together a GREAT application. The GMATPill Study Method will help you get above that threshold to be “qualified” to apply. But just as scoring well on the GMAT exam requires you to *think* in a different […]

U.S. News Business School Rankings for 2012

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Stanford snatches the top spot! What can I say? As a graduate of Stanford I can’t be more proud of the university as a whole. Statistically speaking, Stanford is the most difficult to get into. The class size is the smallest–only space for roughly 380 per year or 760 total. Meanwhile, Harvard’s class size is […]

Video: Breaking Into Wall Street Investment Banking – Learn Financial Modeling Now

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Get the Flash Player to see this content. This video above gives you a brief introduction to the kind of stuff you will learn through this financial modeling course. Are you taking the GMAT so you can get into management consulting or investment banking? Becoming an investment banker is a competitive process. In the same […]

R1 Notification Dates

Posted on by Zeke Lee

Over the next few days, many leading business schools will finish distributing Round 1 notifications. Below is a list of upcoming notification deadlines: Harvard: Tuesday, December 14th Chicago: Wednesday, December 15th Stanford: Wednesday, December 15th LBS: Wednesday, December 15th Yale: Thursday, December 16th Tuck: Friday, December 17th Wharton: Friday, December 17th INSEAD: Friday, December 17th […]

Harvard’s 2+2 Program

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Harvad’s 2+2 program is aimed at college juniors who intend to spend 2 years to work and then get their MBA for another 2 years. They launched a video series on Youtube. Check them out.

Times Square Terrorist Faisal Shahzad Earned MBA from University of Bridgeport | GMAT Logic Fallacy

Posted on by Zeke Lee

I’m not exactly proud to announce this, but the recent Times Square terrorist attempt actually involved an MBA graduate. Faisal Shahzad was caught Monday on board an Emirates flight headed for Dubai. This is horrible PR for the University of Bridgeport. Now how is this relevant to the GMAT? Well, when an article like this […]

How To Write Your Resume For Business School

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There are a lot of elements related to your resume submission during the business school application season. Most business schools have an online system where you upload your essays, questionnaires, and yes—your resume. Before we get to the actual resume, let’s talk about what you should name your resume. Usually, you can upload your word […]

Using an MBA to Change Careers

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Here’s a useful audio post about using the MBA to change careers. Listen up! Most people use take the GMAT and apply for MBA for 2 reasons: 1) To move up the corporate ladder 2) To change industries In business school, if you fall in category #2, people will refer to you as a “career […]

Forbes Ranks Stanford No. 1 B-School

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Stanford Graduate School of Business has been named the top American business school in Forbes’ sixth biennial ranking of the best business schools, the magazine announced Thursday. The Forbes ranking of MBA programs is based on the return on investment achieved by the graduates from the class of 2004.
The magazine surveyed 17,000 alumni at 103 […]

Survey Shows MBA Programs Changing With the Times

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The MBA Roundtable, a nonprofit organization focused on MBA curricular design and innovation, has announced the results of its 2009 MBA Curricular Innovation Study. According to a statement released by the group, the study indicates that MBA programs are reacting seriously to criticism that they are not relevant enough to today’s business needs and are […]

For Grad School Hopefuls, a Test of Personality

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Graduate school applicants have long stressed out over the strength of their test scores, college transcripts, and letters of recommendation. Now another less scholastic element might be added to that mix: their personalities.

Based on a decade of research, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) has started offering a Web-based test called the personal potential index, which lets students ask recommenders to rank them in six different areas—knowledge and creativity, communication skills, teamwork, resilience, planning and organization, and ethics and integrity—on a scale of "below average" to "truly exceptional." Students can then electronically send the evaluation reports to their choice of graduate schools, paying $20 per report after the first four.

Wharton Application Now Available

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The Wharton School admissions blog announced late last week that the online application for the MBA program has gone live. Here’s a link to our earlier post announcing the essay questions and the application deadlines.
Best of luck to all who plan on applying for the Class of 2012!
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Wharton Forms New Biz Journal Partnership

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The Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales is partnering with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to launch a new web-based business journal in early 2010, the schools announced this week.
The site, to be called Knowledge@Australian School of Business, will analyze breaking business news, economic trends, business research […]

US News and Report’s Most Recent Bschool Rankings

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Score 2008-2009 Tuition Total graduate business enrollment (full-time) Distance Rank1 Harvard University Boston, MA 100 Full-time: $43,800 per year 1,801 Enter your zip Rank2 Stanford University Stanford, CA 99 Full-time: $48,921 per year 740 Enter your zip Rank3 Northwestern University (Kellogg) Evanston, IL 93 Full-time: $46,791 per year 1,254 Enter your zip Rank3 University of […]

Business Schools to Join Forces in UAE

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The UAE University’s College of Business and Economics has signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School to establish a new center for executive education in Abu Dhabi to build the capabilities and support the professional development needs of the private and public sectors.
The two universities will begin delivering open […]

First Deadline for NYU Stern Announced

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NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business has announced that November 15, 2009 will be the first deadline to apply for the class of 2012. The program’s website says the full-time application is currently undergoing annual updates, and the updated application will be available in mid-August.
Check back for further information as it becomes available.
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S&P Teams with NYU Stern on Analyst Certification Program

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Standard & Poor’s announced Thursday that it is working with New York University Stern School of Business and American College Testing (ACT) for its Credit Analyst Certification Program. S&P announced its intention to develop an analyst certification program last year as one of its 27 actions designed to strengthen the ratings process.
NYU Stern will develop […]


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