Executive Assessment Prep: Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid (and What to Do Instead)

We spend a lot of time in our courses and coaching sessions teaching students what to do (content review, test-taking strategies, how-to's and methodologies, etc.).

But what about what not to do?

When it comes to preparing for the Executive Assessment, there are three (3) common mistakes that students regularly make that hold them back from achieving a high EA score.

Fortunately, they're all easily avoidable.

In this free video lesson, we walk you through each of the three common Executive Assessment pitfalls. More importantly, we teach you what to do instead -- including specific strategies, with detailed examples, that will empower you to get more right answers on test day.

Watch it HERE:

Whether you're just beginning to study for the Executive Assessment or your test day is right around the corner, the key mindsets and strategies that we teach in this video will put you in a better position to achieve your target score so that you can get into the business program of your...

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Planning Your Business Career: Highlights from the 2020 Corporate Recruiters Survey

mba news Jan 29, 2021

The Graduate Management Admission Council recently released its annual 2020 Corporate Recruiters Survey. GMAC is an international association of leading graduate business schools. The report was initially concluded in March of 2020, just when COVID-19 was unfolding across the globe.

Given the disruptive nature of the pandemic, the council decided on gathering additional data to expand the results and understand the economic impact of COVID-19 especially regarding hiring and salary trends. Moreover, the report wanted to gain a deeper perspective on the skills employers are looking for as the economy continues to grapple with the downturn.

Below, we’ll highlight the key findings of the latest report to be able to help business masters graduates as well as current and potential students plan their careers.

Recruitment plans for companies in 2021

Globe News Wire reports that before COVID-19, 92% of companies were intent on hiring MBA graduates in 2020. During the height of...

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The Value of an MBA [Ep. 28]

mba podcast Aug 11, 2020

A Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is a popular route for advancing one's career, learning new skills, growing a network, and overall expanding opportunities in the world of business. Yet, there are significant costs associated with pursuing this level of higher education. So, is it worth it? How do you measure the value of and MBA and determine whether it's right for you?

To shed light on this important topic, we invited Tim Munyon, Associate Professor of Management at the Haslam College of Business (University of Tennessee) and Managing Partner at Red Castle Human Capital, to share his perspective from both the faculty and employer standpoint. You can listen to our conversation HERE:

 

 
Specifically, we discuss:

  • Advantages of the traditional MBA as compared to niche Masters degrees or part-time / online MBA programs
  • Why an MBA is useful for entrepreneurs
  • Does the best value come from Top 20 business schools, or is "fit" more important...
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A Peek Behind the MBA Curtain [Ep. 22]

gmat gre mba podcast Apr 29, 2020

It has been said that while it is wise to learn from experience, it is wiser to learn from the experiences of others. If you want to get a feel for what business school is really like before embarking on the journey yourself, why not pick the brain of someone who has gone before you?

That's exactly what we did in Episode 22 of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast. We caught up with Sam Klein, a current second-year MBA candidate at the Duke Fuqua School of Business, and asked him everything from what he thinks helped him stand out during the admissions process to what has been the most impactful part of his business education, and everything in between.   

You can listen to our full conversation here: 

 

Specifically, Sam and I discuss:

  • Why this aerospace engineer decided to switch careers and go back to business school
  • Why Sam chose the GMAT over the GRE
  • How to answer the "Why business school?" question on your application
  • How the expected ROI factored...
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How to Determine the ROI from an MBA [Free Webinar 4/9/20]

mba webinars Apr 08, 2020

An MBA isn’t an MBA without return on investment. It’s one of the main reasons that students pursue the degree. The difference between pre- and post- MBA can be a surge in salary, a new role and career path, and an extended network of talented professionals.

To learn more about how to determine the ROI from your MBA degree, join BusinessBecause and Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University (TCU) on Thursday, April 9th 2020 for a live webinar, 'What is the Return on Investment from an MBA?'.

Date: Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Time: 16:00 pm GMT / 12:00 pm EST / 09:00 am PT

Webinar Duration: 45 minutes (including 15-minute Q&A)

Register now

During the webinar you will learn from experts Sierra Dunaway, Innovation Manager, Sabre Corporation and Ed Riefenstahl, Director, Experiential Learning, both from the TCU Neely School of Business, and Dennis Mullahy, Chief Supply Chain Officer from Macy's Inc, to find out the ROI of an MBA. 

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Pre-MBA Admissions Event Streaming Online [June 15th, 2019 ]

mba webinars Jun 05, 2019

The CentreCourt MBA Festival 2019 has created programming specific to the MBA-curious beginning with a panel featuring top Online MBA programs on June 15, 2019 beginning at 10am PST/1pm EST/5pm GMT.

Meet the panelists:

  • Sarah Wanger, Director of Admissions for the Kelley Direct online MBA

  • Kelly Wilson, Executive Director of Masters Admissions at the Tepper School of Business

  • Ashley Coffee, Assistant Director for the Online MBA at Baylor University

  • Naz Erenguc, Associate Director of Admissions at Florida Warrington College of Business.

This is a free event!  Check out the agenda HERE.

If you would like to convey a question before the panel launches, please email directly to Ingrid Shults ([email protected]), Event Manager at Poets&Quants, and she will make sure this gets in front of the panel.

 

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Corporate Hiring Trends for MBA's - Survey Results Unveiling May 30th {Webinar}

mba webinars May 22, 2019

This month GMAC will publish the Business School Hiring Report: Corporate Recruiters Survey 2019, which details current employer hiring demand for MBA and business master’s graduates based on survey responses from more than 1,200 employers in 45 countries worldwide. The survey offers vital insights to keep business schools and MBAs up-to-date on the latest trends in the hiring market.

On Thursday, May 30 the GMAC research team will host a webinar in which they’ll cover the survey findings—including employer 2019 hiring and internship plans, salary trends, and skill demand—and discuss what it all means for maintaining the relevance of graduate management education and positioning students for success in the current hiring market.

There are two ways to participate:

Join live: Following the presentation, webinar attendees will have the opportunity to continue the dialogue in a Q&A session with the presenters.

View the recording: A...

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What's the Online MBA Experience Like?

events mba Mar 25, 2019

Want many of the benefits and a similar experience of an in-residence MBA, but need the flexibility on an online program? It may be more possible than you think.

John A. Byrne, editor-in-chief of Poets & Quants, will tackle this question (and many others) as he goes inside the online MBA experience at the #1-ranked Kelley School of Business.

Through a series of exclusive panels, John will talk to the Dean and Program Chair to help you decide if an online MBA fits your needs; he’ll connect with faculty and students to reveal what the everyday experience is really like; and he’ll get answers from Career Services and actual alums to find out what an online MBA can really do for your career.

Get an All-Access pass to go behind the scenes of the online MBA experience. Watch this exclusive online live event on Wednesday, March 27, beginning at 11am EST.

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Expert tips for getting into a top MBA or graduate program [Livecast 3.20.19]

events mba webinars Mar 12, 2019

It's getting more competitive by the year to be accepted at the top graduate and business programs, and yet there are plenty of things you can be doing right now to separate yourself from your peers and put your best foot forward during the admissions process.

Dominate Test Prep is excited to host a special presentation on March 20, 2019 with MBA admissions expert Hillary Schubach, President of Shine/ MBA Admissions Consulting, to give you an edge in the admissions process and a plan to get admitted to the business or graduate school of your choice.

During this LIVE webcast event, Hillary will cover:

  • What the top business schools are looking for
  • When to take (or retake) the GMAT/GRE
  • Securing the strongest recommendations
  • Tips for writing the best essays and résumé
  • Standing out from the increasingly competitive applicant pool
  • Common application mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Handling employment gaps, career switches, and other potential "red flags"
  • Nailing your...
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Tips for 3 Common MBA Interview Questions

admissions mba Feb 27, 2019

Interview season is here for Round 2 MBA applicants, and we thought you'd benefit from these helpful tips from Stacy Blackman of Stacy Blackman Consulting about how to answer three of the most common interview questions you're likely to encounter.

1. Tell me about yourself.

Our first piece of advice: don’t go on and on. It’s easy to do when you’ve been asked such an open-ended question, so make sure you practice your response out loud a few times. There’s no need to recite your life story — talking about where you were born, your family, or your childhood is not what they’re looking for here.

We recommend approaching this question as if they’d asked you to walk them through your resume: quickly summarize the highlights of your college years and then move on to your professional career. Explain why you took the roles you did, what your main responsibilities were, and what you enjoyed or took away from each position. If you’ve...

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