Thursday, September 15, 2011


Whew, it's been a while!! The last month has been a bit hectic, as we've had a number of events around the world. I was in Boston last week for a Consortium for Graduate Study in Management event and had the same event in Chicago last evening. Right now I'm taking advantage of the laptop kiosks at Chicago's O'Hare airport to post a quick entry before heading overseas. I'll be visiting family and enjoying Oktoberfest in Germany for a few days before heading off to India for The MBA Tour. It will be my third trip to each country and I'm looking forward to it!!

This is the time of year that many people are thinking about the GMAT. While you should take the time to thoroughly prepare for the test in order to perform well, realize that this score is only one part of the admissions criteria. You can find several GMAT resources online but I would recommend taking a look at as well as an article from Bloomberg Businessweek. While practice tests are helpful, you should know that practice test scores are, on average, 50 points higher than actual GMAT scores. Good luck as you prepare and happy studying!!

Message from the Admissions Committee: Our online application is now available! We utilize four admissions deadlines: November 1, January 5, March 1, and April 15. All materials must be received by the deadline; delays may cause your application to be moved to the next round. Students should apply when they believe their application is at its strongest. It is better to meet a later deadline with a strong application than to rush an application to meet an early deadline. While we will have seats available through all of the deadlines, those interested in merit-based financial aid are encouraged to apply by no later than January 5 for best financial aid consideration. International applicants are also encouraged to apply by January 5 due to the additional time it takes to secure a student visa. You can visit our admissions timeline for more information.


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  2. Will you accept GRE scores in lieu of the GMAT?

  3. Hi Sarah--we require valid GMAT scores from all MBA applicants. We do not accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT.

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