Category Archive: MBA

  1. 9 Essentials for Getting an MBA with a Low GPA
    You probably started your business school application process like so many others do: by Googling “best business schools” and looking at the GPA and GMAT scores those schools list for their admitted applicants. There is no question that you should go to the best business school you can possibly get into, but what should you do if you are concerned that your GPA might be holding you back from going to a really good one?
  2. What GMAT Scores Are the Top Business Schools Looking For?
    This article will give a quick rundown of not just what scores certain business schools are looking for but why the average GMAT scores of successful applicants at these places are so high. The answers to that part may surprised you!
  3. The History of the GMAT: Why the GMAT is the Go-To for MBA Admissions
    If you’re new to the GMAT, you might be surprised to learn that the test was established over 60 years ago. That’s right, business school applicants have been taking the Graduate Management Admission Test since 1954. Well, except it wasn’t called the Graduate Management Admission Test back then.
  4. How to Show School Fit in Your MBA Application
      While some business schools are more popular than others, there is no such thing as a business school that fits everyone. Instead, different MBA programs and business schools will fit different applicants, based on where they want to get to based on their current knowledge, skill set, interests, and more. Business schools are naturally […]
  5. How to Select the Business Schools That are Right for You
      Today, there are more business schools and MBA programs than ever before to choose from. Business schools have made an effort to set themselves apart from the crowd, so the diversity between them is greater than ever as well. This is obviously a positive thing from the applicant point of view, as it increases […]
  6. How to Choose the Right Recommenders for Business School
      Selecting recommenders for your business school application might seem fairly simple, but don’t make the mistake of underestimating this part of the application process. You need to make sure that you choose a recommender whose letter of recommendation is both effective and enthusiastic, as their words will reflect directly on how the admissions committee […]
  7. How to Write a CV/Resume for Your MBA and Business School Application
    When applying to an MBA program, the most important document is your CV or resume.   Q: I already have a standard CV/resume which helped me get my current job. Can I use it? A: in short, no! Most MBA programs require a 1 page resume in their applications. Your MBA resume should focus on […]
  8. 700+ on the GMAT & the perfect application live webinar
    Yesterday we held the webinar — ‘700+ on the GMAT & the perfect application’. You can find the recording of that webinar below. Getting that ‘Yes’ from your target business school is something you are willing to work hard for. We get that. Getting that MBA degree will look amazing on your resume, increase your […]
  9. How To Get A ‘YES!’ From Business Schools? Live Webinar
    Yesterday we held a webinar for our American students — ‘How to get a ‘Yes!’ from business schools, and afford it’. You can find the recording of that webinar below. Getting that ‘Yes’ from your target business school is something you are willing to work hard for. We get that. Getting that MBA degree will […]
  10. The World’s Most Powerful Women and What They Studied
    In a world where feminism, equality and empowerment are prominently discussed, what role do our female leaders play? And more importantly, how did these women achieve their success? It’s easy to find a number of websites listing the most powerful and influential people in the world, dedicating specific lists to women. Forbes does an amazing […]
  11. How to Find the Best MBA Program for You
    As you know, not all schools are a good fit for every student. If you are looking to get an MBA, you should research which programs best suit your needs and what you want to get out of your studies. But how can you know, when every school claims to be “the best school for […]
  12. Why Enroll in a Business School?
    This article is written by a guest author and may not represent examPAL’s opinions. Have you already acquired or are you on the verge of acquiring your Bachelor’s degree? Currently considering your next move? Think you have to earn one more degree to become more competitive in the job market? Then keep in mind the […]
  13. The Perfect Timeline For Your MBA Studies In September 2018
    Your MBA application timeline is more important than you think. Many first-time MBA applicants fail to understand how far in advance they should ideally start working on different aspects of the application. Most MBA applicants are said to spend a whole year on the process, and starting early is indeed recommended in order to increase […]
  14. MBA vs. UPSE
    The Union Public Service Commission is India’s central agency authorized to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Indian Forest Service examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defense Services Examination, National Defense Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination, and Central […]
  15. MBA vs. SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Exam)
    The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC – CGL) for recruitment to different central civil posts, such as assistant, inspector, SI, divisional accountant, statistical officer, auditor, accountant, junior accountant, UDC, or tax assistant.   On the other hand, an MBA course aims to make students capable of handling all aspects of business […]
  16. MBA vs PMP (Project Management Professional)
    The MBA and the PMP can’t really be directly compared, as they have different goals and requirements. A Project Management Professional (PMP) is an internationally recognized professional designation offered by the Project Management Institute. The exam is based on the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and requirements to sit for the exam include […]
  17. MBA vs OTS (Officer Training School)
    If you join the Air Force with a college degree, you’ll begin your career with officer training school. It is one of the most memorable training and education programs in the Air Force. This is a mentally and physically challenging nine-and-a-half-week program, organized into four phases. In the first and second phase of your training, […]
  18. MBA vs MSN (Master Degree for Nurses)
    If you are a nurse considering studying for a Master’s degree, here is what you should know when considering whether an MBA or an MSN is the best fit for your career goals. It is worth doing an MSN if you want to be a professor of Nursing or a nurse practitioner. If you want […]
  19. MBA vs NP (Nurse Practitioner)
    As you move through your career you may be wondering about an advanced degree in healthcare and trying to figure out whether to be a NP or get an MBA (Master’s degree in Business Administration) in Healthcare. A nurse practitioner (NP) is a nurse with a graduate degree in advanced practical nursing; either a Master’s […]
  20. MBA vs. MPA (Master of Public Administration)
    Following your Bachelor’s degree, if you want to go to graduate school you will have to decide whether to earn an MPA (Master’s in Public Administration) or an MBA (Master’s in Business Administration). The MBA and MPA are both professional postgraduate degree courses. There are a lot of similarities between them: both teach students organizational […]
  21. MBA vs. LLB (Bachelor of Laws)
    If you are comparing the MBA versus the LLB you should ask yourself why you are studying and what your expectations are. If you’ve always wanted to be a lawyer, then you should do an LLB. An MBA gives you the tools to do your job better, with higher pay and a competitive edge. An […]
  22. MBA vs Master of Finance
    Deciding whether to do a Master’s in Finance or an MBA can be quite difficult because these programs are related degrees and lead to the same kinds of careers (in economics and finance). Both programs prepare students to handle positions at the administrative level in business and finance industries and offer high-paying career opportunities in […]
  23. MBA vs IAS (Indian Administrative Service)
    The IAS (Indian Administrative Service) promises a very competitive and challenging career. To get into the IAS, you will have to pass the UPSC Civil Services Examination and this demands hard work, dedication and a keen interest in current affairs. The examination is very rigorous and requires thorough knowledge of two subjects and general knowledge […]
  24. MBA vs. DBA
    The DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) is the highest level of business degree possible in the current educational system. It is different from the MBA in many ways. In terms of content, the MBA is a general management degree with a strong practical approach. In an MBA program, you build up your knowledge through books, case […]
  25. MBA vs. CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
    Many people have to decide between becoming a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and getting a Master of Business Administration – also known as an MBA. The CMA is an industry-recognized professional designation focused on management accounting, while the MBA is an academic degree, covering a broader scope of finance units. In terms of salary, both […]
  26. MBA vs. MCS (MS in Computer Science)
    When deciding  whether you should do an MBA or MCS (MS in Computer Science) it’s best to consider what your main motivation is for doing a postgraduate degree. An MBA may be preferable if you are interested in working in IT management, as you will learn about leadership, budgeting, marketing, and other business-related topics. However, […]
  27. MBA vs. CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
    The MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) is a postgraduate degree course, whereas CPA (Certified Public Accountant) is a specialized certification. The MBA is more relevant for those who want to work in consulting or management for a financial services firm, or to be a securities analyst, investment banker or venture capitalist. However, those who want to […]
  28. MBA vs. PGDM
    Both the PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) and MBA (Master’s of Business Administration) are courses in the field of management. The minimum educational qualification for the PGDM is a Bachelor’s in any degree (any art or science major), but preferably in commerce. It is a one-year, full-time course or a 2+-year, part-time course offered […]
  29. MBA vs. ACCA
    The ACCA and CIMA are chartered accountancy qualifications. Those who have successfully completed these qualifications become chartered accountants. An MBA is a Master’s degree that is business orientated. On the other hand, an ACCA qualification is geared at undergraduate level and can often be achieved whilst studying for a BA or BSc. An MBA is […]
  30. MBA vs. CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst)
    While an MBA is a Master’s in Business Administration degree, the CFA stands for Chartered Financial Analyst, which is a certification offered by the CFA Institute. The MBA and CFA are two professional qualifications that offer a wide career scope. Both relate to managerial positions in the industry, but the approach taken during the study […]
  31. MBA vs. MA (Master of Arts)
    Although both an MBA (Master of Business Administration) and an MA (Master of Arts) are post-graduate degrees, they are very different when it comes to issues such as eligibility and job opportunities. Those who want to apply for an MBA need to have completed a BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration), or a liberal arts or […]
  32. MBA vs MS (Master of Science)
    The question of a MBA (or Master’s in Business Administration) vs. an MS (Master of Science) degree comes down to breadth versus depth. An MBA degree offers a broader view of business management. On the other hand, an MS degree focuses on a single specialty, such as IT, HR or accounting, and is therefore suitable […]
  33. Do You Really Need an MBA?
    An MBA is versatile, international, and boosts your career. However, before embarking on an MBA, you need to clearly identify your career goals and rule out easier, cheaper alternatives.
  34. Top 10 Reasons Why an MBA Degree is a Great Way to Charge Up Your Career
    The first Master of Business program was established in the early twentieth century at the Tuck Business School. Today, over seven thousand MBA colleges and universities offer the program. Around the world, an MBA degree holds great value and opportunity. There are many reasons why an MBA degree is a great way to charge up […]
  35. Why Should You Get An MBA?
    What can an MBA give that another degree can’t? Is the MBA losing relevance in today’s economy? Is it still a good investment? A Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most popular graduate business degrees in the world. Its main purpose is to prepare you for a higher management position in […]
  36. Does The GMAT Really Fit Into Your Life Goals?
    If you dream to become a top manager, do not do what most people do. You need to work the other way around. Identify your target, then work backwards to achieve your goals rather than compromise.
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