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The Financial Times Releases a Truly Global 2021 Ranking

As the 2020–2021 business school application season continues amid the coronavirus outbreak, some unusual MBA rankings have been released. The Economist published its 2021 full-time MBA ranking recently with a decidedly different top ten in comparison to previous years, largely a result of the lack of comparative data available. This week, the Financial Times (FT) released its 2021 global MBA ranking, based on data from more than 140...

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Four GMAT Myths Busted

A lot of well-intended advice for GMAT test takers can be found out there. Unfortunately, some of the most reasonable-sounding and frequently repeated claims are actually false. In this article, our friends at Manhattan Prep look at—and debunk—four of the most common GMAT-related myths. I need to get 90% of the questions right to get a 700. This part is true: someone who got a 700 on the GMAT probably got more questions right...

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Pluralize Nouns and Vary Sentence Length in Your MBA Application Essays

One way to conserve words in your MBA application essays and short-answer responses is by pluralizing nouns whenever possible. Singular words often require an article such as “a,” “an,” or “the.” These words can add unnecessarily to your word count, thereby cluttering your page without contributing to your argument or style. Consider the following example: “A manager with an MBA can ascend the corporate ladder faster than...

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Luxury Brand Management at the GCU British School of Fashion and London Business School

In the fall of 2013, Scotland’s Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)—known as a leader in fashion education since the 19th century—inaugurated a new fashion business school in London and soon after opened a satellite campus in New York City. Rather than focusing on the design aspect of fashion, however, the GCU British School of Fashion aims to offer a specialized business education with applications to the fashion industry, as...

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MBA Admissions Myths Destroyed: Your MBA Program Is the Sole Determinant of Your Future

Human nature dictates that while engaged in a competitive MBA application process—exaggerated by the pervasiveness of rankings and the chatter surrounding them—some candidates will perceive that they are “ahead” of others because they were accepted at a top school, while others will perceive that they are “behind” their peers because they were accepted at a lower-ranked school. What is often lost amid all this worrying is...

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