Applying to an MBA Program Like Wharton or Harvard? Here is How to Write Your Essay
July 23, 2017

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Penned by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Twenty-two years ago this month, I was working at a multinational advertising firm in Cambodia, plotting my way out of there, and planning how to get into the doors of the business school of my dreams.

In the evenings, when most of my colleagues had emptied out of the office, I would close my work files on my Macintosh , and fire up my B-School app . . . Continue Reading

Want an MBA From Top American Schools? Make Sure You Do This When You Apply
July 23, 2017

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Penned by Karen Gonsalves - Dongrila Inc. Editorial Board

Getting into a top MBA program has always been difficult. And with applications rising each year for the same number of limited spots at the world's leading business schools, it's getting even harder.

According to Poets and Quants, applications to the top 25 schools were up by 2.5% to 84,879 last year, the third consecutive year of increases. Those increases drove the overall acceptance rate of the schools in the top 25 down to 20.3%, from 20.7% a year earlier.

It's especially frustrating for the tens . . . Continue Reading

Before joining top B-schools, these 5 skill are important to learn
July 22, 2017

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With just six months to go for one of the most prestigious and toughest entrance examination Common Admission Test (CAT), it’s also that time when you start thinking of what exactly it takes to become a Master of Business Administration.

Here are 5 things you should introspect about before taking the leap:

1) Problem solving ability (Not the aptitude kind)

People often make the common mistake of confusing problem solving with that of cracking an aptitude exam. But in the business world the two are very different. While aptitude contributes to y . . . Continue Reading

Smart Leaders Know the Difference Between Complex and Complicated. Do You?
July 22, 2017

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You probably use the words 'complex' and 'complicated' interchangeably. Most of us do. Heck, most dictionaries use complex to define complicated and vice versa. There's just one problem: If you're a leader and you treat a complex problem like a complicated problem, you are setting up yourself and your company for failure.

If that sounds like baloney to you, it might be worth taking a look at Rick Nason's eye-opening new boo . . . Continue Reading

Average GMAT Scores For The World’s Top 20 MBA Programs
July 21, 2017

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For MBA applicants, it makes sense to aim for a GMAT score close to the class average

The GMAT is a dreaded obstacle on the road to business school for many an MBA applicant. When applying for an MBA program, it makes sense to aim for a GMAT score close to the class average. Bad news: class average GMAT scores are increasing across the board!

Out of the Financial Times’ global top-20 ranked MBA programs, Stanford boasts a 737 record-highest class average GMAT score – based on its incoming MBA class . . . Continue Reading

A dean of MBA admissions who has read over 50000 applications shares the quality that makes a candidate stand out
July 22, 2017

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Business school admissions are competitive, with schools looking for the right mix of experience, undergraduate grades, and GMAT test scores.

With so many components of an MBA application, sometimes it's unclear what stands out most to a reviewer.

Isser Gallogly, a ssociate dean of MBA Admissions New York University's Stern School of Business , visited Business Insider and provided some insight into what he most looks for in a winning application.

"One of the most important qualities that we look for at Stern is what we call 'IQ' plus 'EQ,'" Gallogly said. Gallogly, . . . Continue Reading