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Answers to GMAT introduction post


Problem solving question with answer


What is the 173rd digit to the right of the decimal point in the standard decimal expansion of 234567/7 ?

a) 1

b) 2

c) 5

d) 8

e) 9


First, do the division (you need to get fast at doing calculations on paper!) to obtain the repeating sequence of digits after the decimal: 571428. That is 234567/7 = 33509.5714857148more

How to Prepare for your EMBA or MBA interviews

Interview Preparation: Putting your best face forward in the Admissions Process


All top graduate management programs consider the interview an important part of the admissions process.

Generally, it allows admissions committees to better understand a candidate outside of the elements of a pre-selection phase, which normally consists of standardized testing, essays, transcripts and referrals.more

Letters of recommendation for MBA, and EMBA programs


Letters of Recommendation with details from INSEAD and HEC.


In the admissions process to highly competitive programs - if test scores keep you out and essays get you in - the Letter of Recommendation (LoR) could be a little bit of both.more

What is the HEC MBA like? A review from a past student

Choosing the HEC MBA program


Choosing an MBA program was an overwhelming task that required reviewing locations, fee costs, course duration, graduate opportunities, international student body and extracurricular activities.


Example of successful LSE statement of purpose or letter of motivation


Are you looking to write your statement of purpose (SoP) for a masters program, but want to know what a good SoP looks like? You've come to the right place. Below you can find an SoP that helped one of our students get into the London School of Economics Master in Management.



London School of Economics Statement of Purposemore

Examples of successful INSEAD MBA essays


Need some inspiration to help you start your MBA application essays? Below you'll find some essays that helped one of students get admitted into INSEAD


Give a candid description of yourself (600 words max)


Example of a good CV for an MBA application

Making a good CV for your MBA application isn't as easy as many people think. Indeed, most students need to completely redo their CV because the CV you use for a job application is quite different from the CV that you need for your MBA application. Below you'll find a CV from a previous student that we helped that was considered to be one of the best out of hundreds of MBA applicants at an MBA fair by both an INSEAD and HEC admissions officer.more

Taking the GMAT online- GMAC creating online GMAT exam alternative

BIG NEWS! For the first time ever, you will likely be able to take the GMAT exam online sometime in mid-April! The details aren't out yet, but below you'll find an e-mail that one of our students received from GMAC, the creator of the GMAT. The key points of the e-mail are:more

Candidater en Master à l’étranger


Partir à l’étranger au cours de ses études est devenu un quasi rituel pour les jeunes français. Que ce soit dans le cadre des vacances ou de leur cursus, le nombre de départs ne cesse de croître. Chaque année, environ un étudiant français sur trois choisit de faire tout ou partie de ses études à l’étranger.

Il est aujourd’hui possible de partir pour quelques mois ou 1 an, en Erasmus ou pour un Master.


How to avoid retaking the GMAT (Part 1)

Thinking about taking the GMAT, but you want to make sure that you only have to take it once ? Or perhaps, you’ve already taken the GMAT, and it didn’t go so well, so now you want to make sure that you don’t have to take it a third (fourth) time ? If so, here are some tips to help prevent having to take the test another time.


Quality first, Quantity second.more

Scoring 700 on the GMAT

With over 300,000 people taking the GMAT every year, figures suggest that approximately 10% of students manage to receive a score of 700 or higher. For most, this high result feels far from attainable.more

How to start your MBA/Masters program essays

Moving on to the next step!  You've taken the GMAT or GRE or will be soon and now you want to start writing your MBA essays or Masters cover letters. Should you just jump right in and start writing them?  Probably not.  One of the biggest problems that I've encountered with students is that they choose the wrong things to write about and then we have to start one or several essays over from scratch.  So before you start writing your essays make sure that you've spent some time really thinking about your answers so that you highlight the stories that the programs are looking for.more

How to start studying for the GMAT

It’s time. You’ve decided to start studying for the GMAT, but now you realize that there is a ton of information out there and you’re not sure how to get started.  Should you take a GMAT course or should you study on your own?  What books should you get?  How long does it take to study for the GMAT?  This article will answer all of these questions.


Introduction into Data Sufficiency for the GMAT


When you first start studying the math section on the GMAT you'll run up against these weird data sufficiency (DS) questions. Before you start doing these strange problems you need to know their different parts and what they are asking you to do!  

A data sufficiency question looks like this:


If x is less than 3 then what is the value of x ?  <---------- Question stem.  Here they often give you not only the question, but also some information that can help you solve the problem.  more