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Last Updated Sep 22, 2015 by

MBA Application Volume Up Around the Globe, According to Latest GMAC Survey

At the annual Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conference in Denver this past June, the admissions directors we talked to from leading business schools were almost giddy. It was still early in the cycle, but application volume had been high—and applicants had been strong—making preliminary profiles for the Class of... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 25, 2015 by

HBS Draws More Women, Adds Six Points to GMAT Median

When it released its preliminary class profile in June, Harvard Business School (HBS) was expecting its incoming class to be 41 percent female, a record for the school. In August, with students preparing to move in on campus, things look even better. HBS DRAWS MORE WOMEN THAN PRELIMINARY PROFILE SUGGESTED... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 15, 2015 by

New GMAT Features Scheduled to Debut July 19th

This post has been republished in its entirety from its original source metromba.com. The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) will introduce new features for the GMAT entrance exam for applicants to business school. These three new features, which will go into effect on July 19th, are designed to help improve the GMAT... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 10, 2014 by

U.S. GMAT Percentile Scores Drop as Asia-Pacific Test Takers Dominate Quant Section

Increasing numbers of prospective business school applicants from Asia-Pacific countries such as India and China are taking the GMAT and outperforming U.S. students on the quantitative portion of the exam, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. As a result, though U.S. students’ raw scores have remained... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 22, 2014 by

Majority of Business Schools Now Accept GRE, But More Applicants Stick with GMAT

A whopping 85 percent of U.S. business schools now accept the GRE as an admissions test alternative to the GMAT, according to a 2014 survey by Kaplan Test Prep. That’s up from only 24 percent of business schools who said they accepted the GRE in 2009, when Kaplan first began... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 13, 2014 by

Survey Finds GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section Scores Unimportant to Most B-School Admissions Officers

A majority of admissions officers from more than 200 U.S. business schools surveyed this fall say that an applicant’s score on the GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning section is not currently an important part of their evaluation of a prospective applicant’s overall GMAT score, according to Kaplan Test Prep, which conducted the... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 27, 2014 by

Harvard Business School Admissions Director on GMAT vs. GRE

Harvard Business School (HBS) has stated publicly for some time that it accepts both the GMAT and the GRE and does not prefer one over the other. In a bid to be even more transparent on the issue, HBS Admissions Director Dee Leopold devoted a recent post on her Director’s... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 14, 2014 by

GMAC Adds Online Content, Resources to Its GMAT Review Series

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), in partnership with Wiley, is enhancing its Official Guide for GMAT® Review series with added online content, videos and a unique study tool that lets users customize their own practice question sets, the council announced today. The enhancements to the Official Guide for GMAT®... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 26, 2014 by

GMAT Test Takers Can Now Preview Scores Before Reporting or Canceling Them

Prospective applicants to business school who take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will now have the ability to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or cancel them, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), which owns and administers the exam, announced yesterday. This new score reporting feature,... Read more »

Last Updated May 7, 2014 by

GMAC Introduces New Online Prep Tool for GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning Section

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), which owns and administers the GMAT, has introduced a new web-based resource to help prospective test-takers prepare for the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section added to the exam in 2012. The Official GMAT® Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool, which launched on April 21st, includes 48 items and... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 10, 2014 by

Economist Unveils New GMAT Tutor App for Android

The Economist today unveiled an Android version of its GMAT Tutor app, which gives prospective MBA applicants a way to prepare for the GMAT exam anytime and anywhere. Previously available only for iPhone, the new Android version of the app provides all the same features and convenience as the iPhone... Read more »

Last Updated Jan 6, 2014 by

MBA Gender Gap Attributable to GMAT Test Score Gap?

Recent data from the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), which owns and administers the GMAT, has revealed that women appear to underperform men by about 20 points on the exam – a finding that has led some to question whether and how much the exam itself may contribute to the... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 24, 2013 by

Few Business Schools’ Admissions Decisions Hinge on GMAT Integrated Reasoning Score, Survey Finds

A majority of business school admissions officers report that an applicant’s score on the GMAT’s new Integrated Reasoning (IR) section is not currently an important part of their evaluation of a prospective student’s overall GMAT score, according to a recent survey by Kaplan Test Prep. In its 2013 survey of... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 22, 2013 by

New, Free Interactive Learning Platform Helps Students Prepare for GMAT Integrated Reasoning Section

GMAT test prep firm Manhattan Prep this week launched a beta version of a new integrated digital learning platform to help students prepare for the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section of the exam. Added in 2012, GMAT’s IR section requires test-takers to analyze complex, real-world data. The video-based GMAT INTERACT for... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 18, 2013 by

Graduate Management Admissions Council Adds GMAT Testing Centers in China

In response to growing demand, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) has added testing centers in four new cities in China to increase access to the GMAT exam for prospective applicants to business school. New GMAT test centers are now available in Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Chongqing and Tianjin, in addition to... Read more »

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