Few things in life have a greater payoff than an investment in education in terms of the opportunity it provides to acquire skills, build a career, boost income, and fulfill personal goals. But increases in costs for higher education and changes in the world economy have had an impact decisions to enroll in graduate business programs, particularly since the start of the global recession. Read more »
Submitted by Rebecca Loades, director, New Product Development, Graduate Management Admission Council®
Studying for the GMAT® exam involves making sure you have the basic skills you need, understand the question formats, and know how to pace yourself. The free GMATPrep® software, which includes two computer adaptive practice exams featuring retired GMAT questions, is a key part of any study strategy. It gives you experience taking the exam. Now, the software from the makers of the GMAT exam has been upgraded to help test takers prepare for the exam more efficiently and effectively. Read more »
To articulate a guiding principle at GMAC, CEO Dave Wilson often quotes Harry Bosch, the protagonist of several Michael Connelly novels, who said, “Everybody matters, or no one matters.” With management education now a global field, and with 59 percent of the GMAT exams taken by non-US citizens, GMAC makes special efforts to assure that every GMAT exam is fair and appropriate for every single test taker. But what is fairness, and what steps does GMAC take to assure fairness for each test taker? Read more »
“The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum,” is one of the official 2013 themes for International Women’s Day that we celebrate this month, and it’s a fitting description for the growing numbers of women who are jump-starting their careers by going to graduate business school. An incredible 122,843 women sat for the GMAT exam last year for admission to business school—a new record number of women and the FOURTH year in a row that women broke the 100,000 mark.
Provided by Lawrence M. Rudner, vice president, Research and Development and chief psychometrician for the Graduate Management Admission Council.
Business schools want to know if you can evaluate, synthesize and extract the important information and sort out the noise from very large volumes of data. With the launch of the Integrated Reasoning section in June 2012, the GMAT exam started measuring these skills, which are essential for learning in today’s programs, are expected in today’s workplace, and are of critical importance to the businesses you may create or join in the future. Read more »
The Year of the Snake is ideal for goal setting and strategic planning—an opportune moment to hone your skills and create a career plan. MBA and master’s graduates can increase their chances of landing a job with Asia-Pacific companies with thoughtful decision-making, careful planning, and some tactical maneuvers. At a session hosted by the MBA Career Services Council during the recent NAAMBA Global Career Forum in Hong Kong, employers and career services professionals shared similar advice for graduate business school students—particularly those from outside the region—about successfully navigating the Asia-Pacific job market. (BTW: These tactics apply to candidates looking to land a job anywhere in the world.) Read more »
Experience + graduate business education will put you in the driver’s seat of your career. One sure way to give your job prospects a boost is to do an internship. Whether you are starting a new career or steering your career in a new direction, an internship offers an opportunity to broaden your real-world work experience, explore a different industry, try on a new job role, enhance your business skills and knowledge, and focus your career goals. Read more »