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Re: Free GMAT Online Classes with Veritas Prep

Hi,
I have been attending the free GMAT online classes, but for some reason, I cannot access the recorded lesson about Sentence Correction. Please help.

Hello!
Thank you for your message. We are looking into this issue. I will get back to you as soon as we have the solution.

Best regards,


Hello Jimmy,

Please find the Prerecorded Sentence Correction Lesson here

Best regards,
by Iliana
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:02 pm
 
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Oct 25: HKU MBA: Europe Webinar

Hello,

If you are interested in studying in Asia, the following announcement may be of interest.

HKU will hold a webinar for candidates based in Europe who are interested in HKU 14-month full-time MBA programme.
The session will start at 10 am London time.

Find details and register here

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by Iliana
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:41 pm
 
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Re: 550 score on TOEFL

Hello marin1,

Most universities require min 500-550 for admission to Bachelor's degree programmes and higher for Master's degree programmes.

The duration of your preparation will depend on your starting level and the intensity of your preparation. If you are an advanced user of English, focused preparation should normally take you up to three months to achieve a score of over 500.

Find quick facts about TOEFL here . For more details visit ets.com

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by Iliana
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:03 pm
 
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Re: Number 1 uni in France for MBA?

Hello French-Style,

Here are several approaches for you to use in defining which programme is actually the best for you:

- Have an evaluation of your profile by an expert. This is the best starting point in school selection. Choose from the following options:
-- Automatic or online expert profile Evaluation
-- Open access profile evaluation
-- Extended individual profile evaluation conducted by an expert with PrepAdviser's Members Rewards Programme
As a result you will be able to decide which of the programmes best matched your goals, aspirations and potential.

- Check rankings, but first understand the methodology of each ranking. In this way you can decide which one evaluates MBA programmes according to criteria closest to your own. Find a great comparison table of the major media rankings here .

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by Iliana
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:26 pm
 
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Re: GRE scores: how soon

Hello Go4MBA,

Depending on which version of the GRE you take you will have access to your scores online in your profile 'My GRE Account' as follows:

- Computer-based GRE: 10-15 days after the test date
- Paper-based GRE: six weeks after the test date

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by Iliana
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:57 pm
 
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Re: GRE scores: how soon

Hello Go4MBA,

You may take the computer-delivered GRE test once every 21 days. The paper delivered test -- you can take as often as it is available.

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by Iliana
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:26 pm
 
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Re: can I prepare to score above 700 using GMAT books only?

Hello Winner,

I believe this article will of interest to you:
Five Steps to Crack GMAT Preparation Books and Achieve a High Score

All GMAT preparation books have several crucial deficiencies which tend to hinder your preparation for the Quantitative section instead of helping you to achieve a high score. No matter which preparation book you use, it is most likely going to confuse you rather than clarify the subject. Here are five steps, based on 15 years of GMAT teaching experience which will help you to prepare successfully for the current format of the exam.

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by Iliana
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:19 pm
 
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Re: Evaluate my profile

Hello ammadhsn95,

Welcome to PrepAdviser and thank you for the details about your academic and professional background.

Your academic degree makes you eligible to apply for post-graduate studies. You can choose between a Master's degree programme and an MBA. Your professional work experience (full-time, I assume) meets the eligibility requirements for an MBA (full-time, part-time, distance, modular). Your work experience is still not enough for an Executive MBA, as the typical requirement is minimum five years of full-time (managerial) work experience.

The fact that you have a Master's degree in English Language and Literature suggests a high level of English skills. I suppose that, if business schools require that you take a language proficiency test such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc., you will score well enough.

Fluency in English is a also helpful for GMAT/GRE preparation, although these are not language proficiency test, but aptitude tests. If required to take them, you will need additional preparation for several months.

Background in humanities, such as yours, will bring diversity to an MBA classroom, which is normally appreciated by business schools. Unfortunately, it is not clear in what industry your supervisory experience is, so I cannot comment on that side of your profile,

Your career goals will determine the type of programme (business Master's or an MBA) which will be best for you. Your aspirations will also influence the calibre of business schools which you should be targeting, but your test scores will be important if you would aim at top international business schools.

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by Iliana
Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:50 pm
 
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Re: Erasmus program In Msc or MBA program.

Hello zberenyi8447,

Welcome to PrepAdviser and thank you for your question.

The choice of a programme will very much depend on your post-graduation career goals. Look deep into the curriculum of each programme and evaluate to what extent it will help you.

The combined MSc/MBA may give you better chances to grow on management positions. However, this is just an initial comment.

Please, also consider and expert evaluation of your profile.

Check out the following posts - I believe they will be helpful as well:
Why evaluate your profile for MBA and Masters studies?
How to Choose Schools for MBA or Master’s Programmes?
How I Chose my Master’s Programme
Think Beyond MBA Admission
You are welcome to post comments and questions below each article.


Let me know if you have other questions. I will be glad to advise you further.
I look forward to hearing back from you.

Best regards,
by Iliana
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:33 pm
 
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Re: Have your profile evaluated by an expert

Hi, experts!

Could you please evaluate my profile?

• Plan on starting an MBA next year (2016)
• I'm a brazilian woman with a Ba in International Relations with a minor on Int'l Commerce and Business. I also have a brazilian MBA (that in fact is more like a certificate program, 2 years part-time) in Business Management and Competitive Intelligence. I'm fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. I also speak and write very basic Arabic.
• I've started working in 2011 (graduated by the end of 2010) and always had positions related to strategy at Tech related industries. First I worked at the major e-commerce company in Brazil as a Competitive Intelligence Analyst (1 year), then as a Commercial Planning Analyst at major eletronic payment company in Brazil (only 8 months) and then I got a 40% raise proposal from a major Telecom company in Brazil (part of FT500 group) and I'm here now as a Market Intelligence Specialist (+2 years).
• I have not taken the GMAT, I started studying a month ago. But I'm getting around 600-630 on practice test and I plan on getting 700+ on the real one in 2 or 3 months. I took the TOEFL iBT and got 106, with 22 or more on each section, but also plan on raising it to 110 at least (I haven't studied for the test).
• I wanna an MBA to advance my career. I got the 40% raise proposal after taking the brazilian MBA course, but brazilian schools do not have career development departments or alumni network. I am finding hard to go beyond with the academic and the network tools I have. Besides that, I want an International career. I do interact with international offices of my current company and international consulting services, but I want more than that. I plan on staying on Telecom or IT industry (one of my aims is British Telecom), but would also consider consulting, as my current work is similar to an internal consultant.
• I'm aiming European universities, specialy in UK: LBS, Imperial, Manchester.
I've already visited LBS campus and loved it, but I am trying not be influenced only by rankings and general reputation (it's hard). I also talked to Manchester when they visited my country and I thought they have a program very similar to what I'm looking for, very hands on.
I'm still gathering more info about: Oxford Said, HEC, INSEAD, ESADE, St. Gallen. Other suggestion will be appreciated too.

Thank you very much,
Bruna


Hello Bruna,


It was nice to meet you during the live chat yesterday.
Thank you for providing details about your academic and professional background, and career objectives.

Most leading European business schools require that applicants have at least three years of professional full-time work experience. You certainly already meet this criterion. In this way, you can look into European full-time MBA programmes.

Your TOEFL score is fine. I will recommend that you focus on GMAT preparation now. Be advised that most test-takers achieve higher scores on mock/practice tests. So, expect a lower score on the real GMAT. (You can check this article: Why my real GMAT score is lower than my practice exam score?) .

After you have an orientation about your GMAT score (either at the end of your preparation or after you take the test), focus on shortlisting your targeted schools. Now do the research and be open to many different options.

It is essential that you make a list of your own selection criteria for MBA programmes. (Check this article: How to Choose Schools . If ranking matter at all, they will be just one of the criteria on your list. I can suggest that you research for MBA programmes which have great reputation in the sectors of your choice (telecom and tech) and in the countries where you want to work after graduation.

Let me know if you have further questions. I will be glad to advise you.

Best regards,
by Iliana
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:19 pm
 
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Re: Have your profile evaluated by an expert

Hi, Iliana!

I took the GMAT and got 660 (quant:45; verbal:35).

Now my MBA choices are between LBS, Manchester, Cambridge and Lisbon.

I can not find tips on Lisbon MBA admissions anywhere and their apps are from now until Sep. 30th!

Could you now evaluate my profile considering my GMAT score?
Would you have any tip about the Lisbon MBA admissions?

Att,
Bruna Moreira

Hi, experts!

Could you please evaluate my profile?

• Plan on starting an MBA next year (2016)
• I'm a brazilian woman with a Ba in International Relations with a minor on Int'l Commerce and Business. I also have a brazilian MBA (that in fact is more like a certificate program, 2 years part-time) in Business Management and Competitive Intelligence. I'm fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish. I also speak and write very basic Arabic.
• I've started working in 2011 (graduated by the end of 2010) and always had positions related to strategy at Tech related industries. First I worked at the major e-commerce company in Brazil as a Competitive Intelligence Analyst (1 year), then as a Commercial Planning Analyst at major eletronic payment company in Brazil (only 8 months) and then I got a 40% raise proposal from a major Telecom company in Brazil (part of FT500 group) and I'm here now as a Market Intelligence Specialist (+2 years).
• I have not taken the GMAT, I started studying a month ago. But I'm getting around 600-630 on practice test and I plan on getting 700+ on the real one in 2 or 3 months. I took the TOEFL iBT and got 106, with 22 or more on each section, but also plan on raising it to 110 at least (I haven't studied for the test).
• I wanna an MBA to advance my career. I got the 40% raise proposal after taking the brazilian MBA course, but brazilian schools do not have career development departments or alumni network. I am finding hard to go beyond with the academic and the network tools I have. Besides that, I want an International career. I do interact with international offices of my current company and international consulting services, but I want more than that. I plan on staying on Telecom or IT industry (one of my aims is British Telecom), but would also consider consulting, as my current work is similar to an internal consultant.
• I'm aiming European universities, specialy in UK: LBS, Imperial, Manchester.
I've already visited LBS campus and loved it, but I am trying not be influenced only by rankings and general reputation (it's hard). I also talked to Manchester when they visited my country and I thought they have a program very similar to what I'm looking for, very hands on.
I'm still gathering more info about: Oxford Said, HEC, INSEAD, ESADE, St. Gallen. Other suggestion will be appreciated too.

Thank you very much,
Bruna


Hello Bruna,


It was nice to meet you during the live chat yesterday.
Thank you for providing details about your academic and professional background, and career objectives.

Most leading European business schools require that applicants have at least three years of professional full-time work experience. You certainly already meet this criterion. In this way, you can look into European full-time MBA programmes.

Your TOEFL score is fine. I will recommend that you focus on GMAT preparation now. Be advised that most test-takers achieve higher scores on mock/practice tests. So, expect a lower score on the real GMAT. (You can check this article: .

After you have an orientation about your GMAT score (either at the end of your preparation or after you take the test), focus on shortlisting your targeted schools. Now do the research and be open to many different options.

It is essential that you make a list of your own selection criteria for MBA programmes. . If ranking matter at all, they will be just one of the criteria on your list. I can suggest that you research for MBA programmes which have great reputation in the sectors of your choice (telecom and tech) and in the countries where you want to work after graduation.

Let me know if you have further questions. I will be glad to advise you.

Best regards,

Hello Bruna,

Congratulations on your GMAT score.
Please, find details about the application process for The Lisbon MBA here .

I will reply in detail in an additional message about the GMAT score and your selected schools as soon as possible.

Best regards,
by Iliana
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:39 am
 
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Re: Have your profile evaluated by an expert

Hi, first of all, thank you profile experts for helping us! Please see below the information regarding my profile
• Are you interested in MBA or Master’s?
Mainly MBA, depending on further research i will consider whether a Master is more suitable
• What is your academic background?
Education: BBA, 3 years, GPA 3.58, International Management and Finance
International profile: nationality: Romanian, studied in Germany, exchange in Poland
• What is your professional work experience?
1,5y Financial Services (Germany)
5y Management Consulting (Romania and international projects)
• Have you taken any of the following tests – GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, TOEIC, etc. and if yes, what are your scores?
GMAT: 710
• What are your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate business studies?
Basis for starting a business, networking (looking for potential partners)
• Any additional information that you feel important is welcome
Should I wait until I try one/two business ideas, see how it goes and then apply and accelerate them with an MBA
OR should I apply based on current work experience and first entrepreneurial initiatives (no concrete results until now)?

Hello ionutzaharia31,

Welcome to PrepAdviser and thank you for the details on your background and goals.

Congratulations on your GMAT score! It will certainly be a strong asset to your application for admission as well as for a scholarship.

Your profile meets the requirements for both MBA and Master’s programmes in terms of academic credentials and professional experience.

As you already have over 6 years of international full-time work experience, I think it is the right time to go for your next degree. MBA studies usually provide a nurturing environment for new business ideas and partnerships. You do not need to postpone your MBA until you develop new business ideas. By the time you start your studies, your current ventures will show some results. This is a good enough learning experience to bring to the MBA classroom in addition to your previous jobs.

I recommend that you spend the time to clarify in detail what you expect to gain from an MBA and how it will help you achieve your career goals. Just make a description of your “dream MBA”. This will help you select the right programmes among many options available.

You may choose an MBA curriculum with a different degree of specialization – general management curriculum, or programmes with elective courses, concentrations, specializations or an industry focus (i.e. MBA in Aviation, Oil and Gas, Luxury Goods, Health Care, etc.). You may benefit from an MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship or such in an industry in which you plan to develop your business ideas.
In addition, take a deep look into the student profile as well in order to make sure that you will have the right type of network and potential partners for your business ideas. Find details in terms of countries/regions represented, academic and professional background, pre-MBA sector of employment and position.

An MBA is a better option if you want to master business development and leadership. A Master’s programme will be a good choice if you want to increase your professional expertise in a certain field – for example Finance.

Finally, I would like to invite you to share how you prepared for the GMAT and achieved this high score. This will be a valuable contribution and a success story to inspire the PrepAdviser visitors who are at the beginning of their GMAT preparation. You can post your story and advice here .

I hope my comments on your profile are helpful. Please, feel free to get back with any further questions or comments. I will be glad to advise you.

Best regards,
by Iliana
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:45 pm
 
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Re: GMAT Question Nov. 23 - 29, 2015

Hello anca-pitigoi,

Nice to meet you here on PrepAdviser and thank you for sharing your approach to this GMAT maths problem.
Your input is certainly very helpful for all PrepAdviser visitors who are now preparing for the GMAT.

You have solved this question correctly. It will be great if you can share now much time you spent on it, as timing is important on the exam?

I would also like to take the chance and let you know about the Free Online GMAT Prep Classes with Veritas Prep which you can access here . You will find video lessons, reading materials and more practice questions.

Please, also check out:

Free GMAT Practice Tests
Free Computer-Adaptive GMAT Practice Test

I hope all of these resources will be helpful to you. Feel free to come back with questions and comments.

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by Iliana
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:54 am
 
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Re: Centres for GMAT preparation?

Hello,

Nice to meet you on PrepAdviser.

Selecting a GMAT preparation centre depends on many factors. Please, find details in PrepAdviser’s article:

How to Select a GMAT Preparation Course

You can find different GMAT prep options, discounts and bonus schemes in:
Marketplace: Prepare for Admission

We have articles from GMAT prep experts from some local centres, such as:

Crack the GMAT – How to Score Your Best

Please, also check out the GMAT section on the blog

Let me know if this helps and whether you would like more information.

Best regards,
by Iliana
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:05 am
 
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Re: How can I get access to alumni to get feedback

Hello,

Welcome to PrepAdviser's forum and thank you for your question.

You can contact alumni on LintedIN and other social media.
Many universities have alumni associations which have their own websites and social media presence.
You can contact also the Admissions Offices of business schools of your choice and request a contact with alumni and/or current students. Alumni also join recruitment events, live chats and webinars of business schools. You can take these opportunities to ask them your questions as well.

Finally, if you want to meet current students, consider attending an Open Day on campus. Most business schools provide this opportunity. Some can also accommodate individual visits as well.

Let me know if you need further details.

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by Iliana
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:57 pm
 
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Re: GPA question

Hello,

I would encourage you to apply. Undergraduate GPA is already compensated for with a high GRE score and your Master's GPA.

However, the evaluation will depend on other factors such as your intended PhD field of study, your score on the other GRE sections, the subjects on which you have low scores during your undergraduate studies, the overall rank of your undergraduate university.

It is also very important whether the doctoral programme is a good fit for your profile and goals.

I would like to recommend that you get in touch with the Admissions Office or Programme Director of your intended programme for further details.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Best regards,
by Iliana
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:19 am
 
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Re: How to prepare for the GMAT/GRE?

Hello,

First you have to choose between the two tests depending on where you would like to apply and to what types of programmes.

These resources will be helpful:

Is the GRE Test Right for You?
GRE vs. GMAT
GRE Scores That Can Get You into B-School
GMAT Scores That Can Get You into an MBA
GMAT Orientation Study Plan

You can find a lot of preparation advice in the GMAT/Admissions Blog on PrepAdviser, but you can start here:

How to Prepare for the GMAT Essential Guide (to be published on 8 April) in the blog.
The FAST Way to GMAT Exam Preparation with a Full-time Job
Free Live Online GMAT Classes .

Let me know if you need further details or have other questions.

Best regards.
by Iliana
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:51 pm
 
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Re: Please evaluate my profile

Hello Vladimir,

Thank you for the details about your academic and professional background and your career goals.

Your background is diverse and you have impressive academic achievements. Your test scores are also high, although the average GMAT scores of US b-schools are on the rise and approaching 730, but I don't think this can be an issue for your application.

The admissions committees will be very much interested in your long-term career goals. You will also need to discuss the shift or balance between your academic background in Chemistry and Finance. May be these two areas come into play somehow in your career objectives, but this is not visible from the information you have provided so far. Anyway, it is important to address this topic in your MBA applications.

Please, let me know if you have further questions.

Best regards.
by Iliana
Mon May 09, 2016 9:30 am
 
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Re: complete MBA after PGDip

Hello,

Thank you for your message. You should contact business schools with the similar type of MBA programme and send them your academic transcript, so that they can advise you whether you can apply for admission and whether they can accept and transfer some of the credits/coursework you have done so far.

Best regards.
by Iliana
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:17 am
 
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Re: I feel stuck in my career. Should I take an MBA?

Dear Shivam,

Greetings from PrepAdviser and thank you for your message.

I can suggest the following:

1. Take the time to think about how you see your career development in the long-term
2. Look for career counseling to discuss options and alternative paths
3. Check out job sites to see what the market offers and requires in the fields that you aspire to
4. If your MBA is from your home country, then it will only be worthwhile to consider another one from a leading international business school. This is only in case an international MBA will help you achieve your career development plan (see points 1 and 2)
5. If you have work experience of five or more years and some managerial responsibilities, and if you aspire to a career in management, then you can also consider an Executive MBA at a later stage.

Please also check out these blog articles, I believe that they will be helpful:

Tips for Indian Applicants to Top MBA B-schools
http://prepadviser.com/tips-indian-applicants-top-mba-b-schools/

How to Choose a Destination for Master’s or MBA Abroad
https://prepadviser.com/choose-destination-masters-mba-abroad/

How Brexit Affects International Students in the UK
https://prepadviser.com/brexit-international-students-uk/

EMBA vs MBA: How They Differ
https://prepadviser.com/emba-vs-mba-differ/

MBA Jobs Continue to Recover From the Recession
http://prepadviser.com/mba-jobs-continue-recover-recession/

What can you do after obtaining an MBA degree?
https://prepadviser.com/can-obtaining-mba-degree/

Best regards,
by Iliana
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:47 am
 
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