If you’ve started to research trends involving GMAT scores for top business schools, you’ve likely noticed that the average GMAT scores for top MBA programs have been on the rise. But what does this increase mean for you as an applicant?
In this guide, I’ll list the GMAT scores needed for top business schools in the United States and explain what they mean. First, I’ll give you information on the average GMAT scores for top MBA programs across the country. Next, I’ll talk about the upwards trend in GMAT scores. Why is this rising trend happening, and what does it mean for you? Finally, I’ll talk about goal setting in light of this information. If you’re looking to get into a top business school, what kind of score should you shoot for and why?
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If you’ve started to think about preparing for the GMAT, you’re probably also wondering about the GMAT requirements at the MBA programs of your choice. You may be wondering what score you need, or even whether you need to take the GMAT at all.
In this guide, I’ll talk all about the GMAT score requirements for MBA programs. First, I’ll talk about the GMAT scores you need to get into business school. Next, I’ll talk about whether or not there are hard cutoffs or explicit requirements for MBA programs. Then, I’ll discuss how you can find the GMAT requirements for your specific MBA program. And finally, I’ll talk about whether or not there’s any way to get around taking the GMAT as part of your MBA application.
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MBA preparation is about more than just getting a great GMAT score. While setting and achieving your goal GMAT score is an important part of your application, there are many factors that go into crafting a competitive and compelling MBA application.
In this guide, I’ll help you understand how to prepare for MBA admissions by explaining what MBA admissions committees are looking for in their applicants. Based on those key goals, I’ve collected the best short- and long-term MBA preparation tips. You’ll learn how to maximize your MBA admission chances whether you’re planning to apply in a few years or just a few weeks.
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If you’ve decided to go to business school, you’re probably started to think about studying for the GMAT. Preparing for the GMAT can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What should you buy? What should your study plan look like?
In this GMAT study guide, I’ll walk you through the GMAT study process from start to finish. First, I’ll talk about why studying for the GMAT is worth the time and effort. Next, I’ll talk about the GMAT itself – the format of the test and what it covers. Then, I’ll give a brief overview of each of the sections of test, discussing the content and format of each.
After that, I’ll move into talking about how to set a goal score, create your GMAT study plan, and stick to it. Finally, I’ll talk about the practice itself. I’ll tell you where to find study materials and give you some tried and true study strategies for both the test as a whole and each individual section.
By the end, you’ll have a clear idea of where to start to study for the GMAT.
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If Hayley takes the GMAT three times and scores 750, 770, and 800, respectively, what is her mean score? You probably won’t get a statistics question that’s quite that easy on the GMAT, but the good news about GMAT statistics questions is that they test mostly simple concepts. You don’t need to know any complicated formulas or equations to master statistics for GMAT quant questions, but you do need to develop a solid understanding of descriptive statistics principles.
In this article, I’ll give you an overview of what’s tested in GMAT statistics questions, define the four key definitions you need to know, and give you tips for mastering statistics questions. I’ll also walk you through two GMAT statistics sample questions. And, as an added bonus, I’ll offer up a range of terrible statistics puns. (Get it?) By the end of this article, you’ll have mastered statistics for GMAT!
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If you’re planning to apply to business school, you’ve likely started to think about when to take the GMAT. Should you take the exam as soon as possible? Or wait until right before your deadlines?
In this guide, I’ll help you answer the question “when should I take the GMAT?” We’ll cover the rules about when you can take the exam and go through how to decide the best time for you to take the GMAT.
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If you’re preparing for the GMAT, you probably know that you’ll need to take full-length practice tests. But what if you want to incorporate drills of particular skills or shorter study sessions into your prep routine, or want to study for the GMAT at least a bit every day? That’s where a GMAT practice quiz can help.
In this article, I’ll go over what makes a GMAT quiz worthwhile, as well as where to find the nine best GMAT practice quizzes and how to make the best use of GMAT quizzes in your exam prep. Continue reading “The 9 Best GMAT Quizzes and How to Use Them”
If you’re applying to business school, you already know it’s a challenging and selective process. Admissions committees look for the most competitive applicants to take on the challenge and rigor of business school. But just how hard is it to get into an MBA program? And, based on your GMAT score, GPA, and other qualifications, what are your chances of admission?
In this article, I’ll take you through the MBA acceptance rates at the top 25 business schools, how to find MBA admission rates for yourself, and tips on how to gauge your own chances of getting into a competitive MBA program. Continue reading “How Low Are MBA Acceptance Rates? Can You Get In?”
As you may already know, the math required for the GMAT Quant section is actually fairly basic: nothing beyond early high school-level math is tested. What’s challenging is how quickly you’ll need to be able to execute calculations to finish within the 62 minutes allotted for the 31 questions and the reasoning and analysis required to get to the right answer. In other words, the GMAT Quant section, like all other sections of the test, is more a test of how you think than what you know.
Luckily, this means that there are several GMAT math tricks, tips, and shortcuts that you can use to improve your performance. In this post, we’ll give you all the major GMAT quant tricks, including tips and shortcuts for each of the two question types as well as some that apply to both. With these GMAT math tricks in your arsenal—plus the boatloads of studying you’re surely doing—you’ll be well prepared to nail the Quant section on test day.
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As with any standardized test, there are some key, simple shortcuts that you can implement right away to improve your overall performance on the GMAT. While there’s no substitute for good old-fashioned studying, you can try out the quick and easy strategies below to maximize your performance right away.
With these GMAT tips and tricks—plus the boatloads of test prep you’re surely doing—you’ll be prepared to face any challenge that comes your way on test day.
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