NOTE: For the most up-to-date information about the GMAT Online and 2020 testing updates, read our breakdown from Manhattan Prep Instructor, Stacey Koprince.
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Breaking: As of September 23, you’ll be able to take the GMAT Online twice. Also as of this date, the GMAT Online will count towards your test limits (5 times in a 12-month period and 8 times lifetime).
Considering taking the GMAT online? My colleague Eric Garthoffner and I did just that on Monday, April 20th, the first day it was available. Are you ready? We have a lot to discuss.
Breaking: The GMAT Online now allows test-takers to use physical whiteboards (yay!). Here are the official requirements. You’ll also still have access to the online whiteboard—and there are great reasons to use both, actually. This post has been updated accordingly.
When you take the GMAT Online, you’ll have to decide when to use the physical whiteboard and when to use the online one. The key is going to be knowing when to use which and practicing ahead of time so that everything feels seamless on test day.
Are you figuring out how to study for the Executive Assessment (EA) exam? The Executive Assessment was launched in March 2016 to provide a more streamlined version of the GMAT for Executive MBA (EMBA) candidates—but it has grown and is now used for some regular MBAs and other business Master’s programs.
As an admissions consultant, I am asked frequently, “How do I get into a top business school?” Many candidates believe schools want a certain “type” of candidate—perhaps one with a stellar GMAT score or a certain kind of job. Yet, in my seven years of admissions consulting, I have seen candidates with all kinds of backgrounds receive offers from top business schools. In my experience, schools are not looking for a “type.” Rather, they are looking for a diversity of industry experience, functions, countries of origin, ethnic backgrounds, and also personal interests. As you approach the upcoming MBA application process, consider the following ideas to help you be successful.
The Executive Assessment (EA) shares a lot of roots with the GMAT, GMAC’s flagship graduate business school exam. In certain ways, the Executive Assessment feels almost like the GMAT on steroids—it’s even more stereotypically GMAT-like than the GMAT itself, if that’s possible. Read more
Did you know that we offer an Executive Assessment Masterclass? In one weekend, we’ll give you the tools you’ll need to ace the EA and take your career to the next level.
At some point in their career, many professionals decide to pursue a business degree. And these aspiring candidates often wonder, “Would I be a better candidate for an Executive MBA or a traditional MBA?” You may be pondering this issue yourself as you try to make the right decision to advance your career. In this post, we present some of the fundamental differences between the EMBA and MBA to help you clarify your options. Read more
Update: On April 14th, 2020, GMAC announced that an online GMAT will be available starting on April 20th. I’ve posted some of the main details in another post. I’ll be taking the exam on the 20th and will tell you what to expect and how best to get ready—keep an eye on our blog on Tuesday April 21st.
Some of you will decide to take the online GMAT; if you’re in this group, look for my post next week. Others will decide to wait until the GMAT is available again in testing centers; if you’re in this group, read on.
As you no doubt know by now, many GMAT testing centers are currently closed as a result of the pandemic. GMAC has announced that the test will move to a take-at-home option sometime in April. How do you keep getting ready for the GMAT in the face of this uncertainty?
Do I really need an MBA? These days, with the U.S. economy booming and more and more jobs (particularly in tech) seeming to value work experience over an advanced degree, people are starting to question whether business school is the best route to where they want to go professionally—whether it is truly worth the investment. We would argue that an MBA can definitely add a great deal to both your professional and personal growth. Here are some key reasons to consider pursuing the degree: