Attending graduate school has many benefits that will help you advance your career. But, preparing for an entrance exam can be daunting—the extensive hours required to gather information, read, memorize and practice different strategies, along with anticipation of a quickly approaching test day can be extremely stressful. Adequate preparation is crucial for achieving a high score on any entrance exam. In fact, on average, students spend approximately 600 hours studying for the GMAT. That said, it is imperative to find a study-life balance. Overworking yourself will result in a drop in your brain’s attentional resources.
If you’re finding it difficult to justify study breaks, here are a few ways you can remain productive during your time away from the books.
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There is a large amount of information online surrounding the GMAT. Because of this, it can become difficult for students to differentiate between which information is factual and which is fabricated.
Before you take the GMAT, it’s important to be familiar about all aspects of the exam and how to properly prepare.
Read on to learn the top 3 GMAT myths and why they’re untrue.
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One of the main reasons students decide to apply to business school is to help them create a strong network and make connections within their chosen field. If you ask MBA students what the most important advantages of business school are, they will most likely have making connections with influential people on their list. In fact, networking is ranked as the third most important reason for achieving an MBA—next to the education itself and an increase in earnings.
With this in mind, it’s clear that being able to make connections is an essential skill you’ll want to perfect while achieving an MBA.
It’s no secret that the face of networking has changed over the years. You simply can not walk into a networking opportunity with a self-serving mindset. Rather, you need to be genuinely interested in learning about the people you meet.
We’ve compiled a list of must-know practices for networking effectively while achieving your MBA.
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Going to business school to achieve an MBA is not a decision to be taken lightly. Every pro and con must be weighed in order to make this decision – it is your education and career, after all!
Continue reading How do you know when it’s time to go back to school and achieve an MBA?
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A common concern for current students and graduates alike is whether their undergraduate degree matters when applying to MBA programs.
The short answer is no – the type of undergraduate degree you have doesn’t matter, as long you have achieved a bachelor’s degree. Despite the competitive nature of MBA programs, you don’t need to study business or even have a background in business to apply.
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The cost of an MBA program in Canada may seem daunting. If you’re thinking about going to business school, you’ve probably already done some research and realized that it is a serious financial commitment.
Continue reading How much does achieving an MBA really cost?
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If you’re studying for the LSAT, GMAT, or GRE – you’ve probably been told that the entrance exam is the easy part. But is it true?
Continue reading When It Comes to Grad School, Is the Entrance Exam Really the “Easy” Part?
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Usually, we write tips for achieving the score you want on the GMAT, but this week we’ve decided to look at the bigger picture: how to achieve the things you want in life, no matter what stage you’re in at the moment!
Whether you’re studying for the GMAT, working towards your MBA, or already in the business world, there are a few traits and habits that achievers share in common.
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Across Canada, there are currently more than 40 MBA programs to choose from – making it the perfect time to be considering business school. With so many options, the possibilities your academic future holds are essentially endless.
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Congratulations! You’ve decided to do an MBA. Before you can apply to the business school of your dreams, you’ll have to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), which should come as no surprise if you’re serious about your application. What you may find perplexing however, is how on earth to find enough time to study for the GMAT while working full-time.
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