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Researching MBA programs can be a daunting task. Most of the time you are better off talking to someone live. Traveling MBA fairs is one way to get in front of several MBA programs without the need to travel far.
Check out the QS World MBA Tour. They offer tour stops all around the world including 23 currently scheduled in the US and Canada alone.
While there you can receive an admissions’ profile view, learn about GMAT Prep, get your resume checked, and visit the 30+ schools in attendance (depending on your location).
I only recommend one GMAT program. And I recommend it because I truly believe it is the best. I want you to be able to benefit from my experience, where I spent 10 weeks and $1600 on another program that left me 70 points short of my goal after the instructor quit half-way through. This program helped me get into HBS…
One problem with most GMAT prep courses out there is they don’t adapt to you, the test taker. They force you to spend the same amount of time on the things you already know and the things you are just learning. Already, mastered Geometry?…Too bad, plan on giving them ten hours of your life understanding the differences between triangles and squares. Need to work on Reading Comprehension?…Not until you work through all your Sentence Correction! …and by the way…does it really make sense to study for a computer adaptive test using a printed set of books and worksheets? I don’t think so.
Ok, maybe they aren’t so bad, but personally, I found a ton of value in identifying my strengths and improving my weaknesses.
Hence, reason #1 I recommend The Economist: GMAT Tutor: Their advanced learning technology adapts to your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus on what you need to know.
Your GMAT prep has to go with you. In order to get the 100 hours of prep that I recommend, you will need to be able to study anywhere. Bus, train, or while you bottle feed your newborn, you need a program that minimizes the life disruption by utilizing your downtime.
Reason #2: You can take The Economist with you anywhere with seamlessly integrated Android and iOS apps.
The technology from The Economist GMAT Tutor is great, but ultimately it isn’t good enough. You shouldn’t trust a computer to be the only grader on your AWA practice exams and you are not going to maximize your score if you don’t develop a test day strategy. You are going to need a human for both of these things.
Reason #3: The Economist GMAT Tutor offers excellent live support and every plan includes one-on-one tutoring.
Finally, who am I again? Why should you listen to me? You need some reassurance that if you spend this kind of money and do the work, you are going to get what you pay for.
Reason #4: The Economist GMAT Tutor has the best guarantee I have seen (up to 70 points improvement or your money back) and you can try it yourself risk-free for 7 days. There is your reassurance.