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MBA. Summer Reading List: The B-School Edition. For aspiring MBAs, the summer is a time for quiet reflection, not to mention getting a jump on the competition through either an internship or other educational opportunities.

Summer Reading List: The B-School Edition

Reading is another affordable way to expand your mind and give you deeper insight into management. "I'm a fervent believer that information adds to knowledge, and knowledge is a powerful tool for good decision-making," says Hassell McClellan, associate professor of operations and strategic management at Boston College's Carroll School of Management (Carroll Full-Time MBA Profile), who used to have his own children read five to six books each summer and turn in one-page book reports.

As a professor, he gives his students a list of 20 to 25 books, which he believes they should try to read over the course of their two years in the full-time MBA program. Voracious readers could make for more successful leaders. Search. Higher Education. Target Acquired : KELLOGG it is ! « Target : MBA admit for fall 2012. The long arduous path is over … sitting snugly in my mailbox at 1:30 am in the night was that much anticipated email – “Welcome to Kellogg” :D Heart skipped a beat, mind went numb and I stared with disbelief and unblinking eyes. 8 months of preparations, networking, hard-work, bloody-mindedness, creativity and thoroughness had finally culminated in an email I will treasure for ever.

Target Acquired : KELLOGG it is ! « Target : MBA admit for fall 2012

Ahead of me now are lots of decisions – I have an 8 month window ahead of me, with complete freedom. There’s a world of possibilities out there – continue my job, do an internship in another interesting field, backpack across the globe, take those music lessons, train and run a marathon … the opportunities are endless. It is going to be a busy Christmas and new year vacation :).

I will take a couple of weeks to let the news sink in, celebrate and then unwind with a trip to Malaysia and Singapore for the New Year. MBAdventure. GMAT Advice and Lessons Learned « MBAdventure. As those of you who read yesterday’s post about my own personal GMAT horror story know, I (unfortunately) have a lot of experience with this test.

GMAT Advice and Lessons Learned « MBAdventure

A quick recap: I took the test twice – the first time I studied on my own (e.g., did not take a class) and bombed it with a 590. The second time I took a prep class with Veritas Prep, studied smarter, and pulled out a 710. Before I get into some of the things-I-wished-I’d-known-but-didn’t, let me make a note on target scores: General wisdom holds that you should aim to meet or beat the average GMAT score of the programs to which you are applying. So, if you are planning to apply to any of the top ten business programs in the country, it pretty much means that you should be aiming for a score in the 700s if at all possible. What’s Your Story? « MBAdventure. Hello out there, fearless MBA applicants!

What’s Your Story? « MBAdventure

Now that I have droned on about the GMAT I am going to move to the larger (and much more interesting) topic of your “story.” Now, before you think that I’m getting too touchy-feely, hear me out: Yes, your application consists of specific data points that admissions directors use to get a sense for your general intellectual strength. MBA Recommendation Guide at MBA MBA Letter of Recommendation. How to write a recommendation for an MBA applicant.

MBA Recommendation Guide at MBA MBA Letter of Recommendation

In the Seven Application Elements section of this site I talked about the emphasis (or lack thereof) placed on recommendations. What I said was that most people end up having to write their own rec's or at the very least help their recommenders write them. The joint-effort approach is fine, but if you end up helping your recommender, be sure to address some of the following key issues and try to avoid some of the common pitfalls. What Should I Do With the Grid Boxes? Most applications will ask your recommender to check grid boxes rating your personality in areas ranging from potential for leadership to sense of humor. Business School Loans - Federal and Private Graduate Business School Loans.

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ByrnePoets & QuantsAuthor on July 1, 2011 Ms. Peace Corps (cp) Self profile evaluation based on GMAT, work experience and GPA for MBA applicants. GMAT Forum - MBA Forum. Top 20 Best GMAT Books on GMAT Club : GMAT. Fourth Ed. - The 8 Manhattan GMAT Strategy Guides. Description This set of 10 Strategy Guides is the core of our curriculum.

Fourth Ed. - The 8 Manhattan GMAT Strategy Guides

Each book delves deeply into a single area of the exam, providing detailed and specialized instruction. Used together, these guides produce a substantial learning impact, helping you develop all the knowledge, skills, and strategic thinking necessary for success on the GMAT. Included in this set are: Ask Admission Consultants.