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Wharton Team-Based Discussion 2017: What to Expect and How to Prepare

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Wharton Team-Based Discussion 2017: What to Expect and How to Prepare by mbaMission

Each week, we are featuring a series of MBA admissions tips from our exclusive admissions consulting partner, mbaMission.


The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania sent out Round 1 interview invitations on October 31, and once again, the school is using its team-based discussion format rather than a traditional admissions interview to evaluate its candidates. Understandably, Wharton applicants get anxious about this atypical interview, because the approach creates a very different dynamic from what one usually encounters in a one-on-one meeting—and with other applicants also in the room, one cannot help but feel less in control of the content and direction of the conversation. Yet despite the uncertainty, here are a few things that Wharton team-based discussion interviewees can expect: Read more

mbaMission Releases INSEAD Insider’s Guide and Updated Interview Guides for 2017-2018

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - mbaMission Releases INSEAD Insider's Guide and Updated Interview Guides for 2017-2018 by mbaMission

We at mbaMission are proud to announce a new addition to our extensive trove of free Insider’s Guides: the INSEAD Insider’s Guide! Informed by firsthand insight from students, alumni, program representatives, and admissions officers, the INSEAD Insider’s Guide offers detailed descriptions of the following: Read more

Introducing Our 5lb. Book of TOEFL Practice Problems!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Introducing Our 5lb. Book of TOEFL Practice Problems! by Manhattan Prep

We’re thrilled to announce the release of our brand-new 5lb. Book of TOEFL Practice Problems! The TOEFL 5 lb. Book brings our best-selling 5 lb. Book series to students who need a study tool for the TOEFL. Written exclusively by expert Manhattan Prep instructors, this book is 5 lbs.* of TOEFL knowledge on everything you need to learn for the test. Read more

Join Us on the QS MBA Tour!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Join Us on the QS MBA Tour! by Manhattan Prep

This September, we’ll be on the road with the QS MBA Tour! Together with dozens of business schools, we’ll be giving advice and providing you with all the info you’ll need on your MBA journey. The following post will give you more insight into the MBA Tour; we hope to see you in Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco!


The QS MBA Tour winds throughout North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, providing thousands of future MBAs with the chance to learn more about and network with their target business schools. The MBA Tour is a way for us at Manhattan Prep to meet prospective GMAT and GRE students looking to take the test(s) and get into b-school, and it’s a way for you to ask us anything about the GMAT, GRE, and our offerings while connecting with schools you’re interested in. Everybody wins! Read more

UCLA Anderson MBA Application Insider: Why Pursue an MBA Degree?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - UCLA Anderson MBA Application Insider: Why Pursue an MBA Degree? by UCLA Anderson

Manhattan Prep and UCLA Anderson will be co-hosting upcoming MBA information events. We hope you’ll sign up to learn about the Anderson MBA program’s admissions process, student life, career options, and curriculum, directly from their admissions staff and esteemed alumni:

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Is Your GMAT Studying Worth $10 Million?

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - Is Your GMAT Studying Worth $10 Million? by James Brock

Did you know that you can attend the first session of any of our online or in-person GMAT courses absolutely free? We’re not kidding! Check out our upcoming courses here.


It might be! And I’m not talking about the value of the top-10 MBA that your GMAT score might help you get—I’m talking about the knowledge that you gain from your GMAT studying. Check out this sentence: Read more

EMBA and MBA: Know the Differences!

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - EMBA and MBA: Know the Differences! by mbaMission

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

How to Study for the Executive Assessment (Part 3)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How to Study for the Executive Assessment (Part 3) by Stacey Koprince

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.


Welcome to the third and final installment of our series on the Executive Assessment! If you’re just joining us, start with Part 1 and work your way back here.

So far, we’ve talked about what’s on the Executive Assessment, how it’s scored, and how the adaptive nature of the exam works. It’s time to talk about time management, including how to manage the fact that we can answer questions within one panel in whatever order we please. Read more

How to Study for the Executive Assessment (Part 2)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How to Study for the Executive Assessment (Part 2) by Stacey Koprince

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.


Last time, we talked about all of the basics of the Executive Assessment (EA), including GMAC’s great new EA Official Practice Questions study tool. (GMAC is the organization that makes the EA.)

I left you hanging at the end of that first post, though! We need to talk about how this “section adaptivity” works on the EA and what implications that has for taking the exam. Read more

How to Study for the Executive Assessment (Part 1)

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Manhattan Prep GMAT Blog - How to Study for the Executive Assessment (Part 1) by Stacey Koprince

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.


Are you aiming for an Executive MBA? You may have heard already that GMAC launched a new exam designed specifically for EMBA programs: The Executive Assessment (EA). Eleven world-class programs now take the Executive Assessment and GMAC has just released a great new study product—so there are even more reasons for EMBA aspirants to take the EA rather than the GMAT. Read more