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I Took The GMAT Online. Here’s What Happened.

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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.

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The GMAT Online: What to Expect

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UPDATE: I took the GMAT online! And boy, do I have a lot to tell you. Read all about my experience here.

NOTE: This post was accurate when published but is now outdated. Please follow the link above for updated information regarding all things GMAT Online.

You can take the GMAT online! The test will be available from Monday April 20th until (at least) Monday June 15th; GMAC, the organization that makes the GMAT, will reevaluate the timeline as we get closer to June. Read more

How to Get Into a Top Business School

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This post was written by Debbie Choy, an mbaMission Senior Consultant.

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.

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How to Take a GMAT Practice Test

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While you study for the GMAT, you should take a practice test every 1-3 weeks. Here’s how to get started and how to get more out of every GMAT practice test you take. 

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Coronavirus GMAT Updates

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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.

At Manhattan Prep, we’ve been closely monitoring the effects of COVID-19 in our communities. This is an immensely difficult time and our top commitment is to the health and safety of our students, employees, and the community. 

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Should I get an MBA?

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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:

[ This post was written by Nisha Trivedi, an mbaMission Senior Consultant. ]

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My GMAT Was Canceled. Now What?

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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?

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The Official Guide 2021 Review and Highlights

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GMAC published the 2021 edition of its Official Guide series in late June and we’ve got all of the highlights for the main guide.

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How to Use the GMAT Online Whiteboard Tools

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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.

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What’s Tested on the Executive Assessment?

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The Executive Assessment is made up of three sections: Integrated Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Quantitative Reasoning. We’ll cover all three in this post. 

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