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The Economist wrote a fascinating article on how COVID-19 is impacting business schools. Hit: Employer Demand For MBA Degrees In A Post-COVID Economy The Economist quotes Edieal Pinker, deputy dean of the Yale School of Management, as asking: “Do you think the problems the pandemic created for society and the economy are narrow specialised problems...
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At Beacon we’ve developed a pattern recognition system that we use to help clients rapidly improve their GMAT scores. Based on a data set of over 1,500 official GMAT questions, the system has identified several systematic biases in GMAT answers. One of them is the GMAT’s preference for shorter sentences in Sentence Correction questions. Let’s...
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The Harvard MBA essay, “What more would you like us to know?” is remarkable for not having a word limit. Which leads to clients frequently wondering what Harvard expects of them. Fortunately, Harbus, Harvard Business School’s independent news organization, published 22 essays of successful HBS applicants. We went through them for insights on the appropriate...
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Stern released statistics on career outcomes for the class of 2020. Given this class graduated during the thick of a pandemic that has massively disrupted international commerce, the news was largely positive. Miss: Class Of 2020’s Anxiety Levels Almost a fifth of the class of 2020 didn’t know where they would be working at the...
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People writing their Harvard Business School essays see the broad prompt, “what more would you like us to know?”, and often wonder which direction they should go in. We frequently hear questions such as “can I talk about my academic experiences?”, “should I focus on my long or short-term goals?”, and “how much of my...
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Over the past decade the mean GMAT score for admits to the world’s top MBA programs has steadily risen. Stanford reports, for example, that for the class of 2021 the average GMAT score is an eye-watering 734. At scores that high there is nothing intuitive about the GMAT exam. Exam-takers must navigate through questions testing...
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