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Inside the GMAT Episode 1: Where Do You See Yourself in 8 Weeks?

Episode 1

Where Do You See Yourself in 8 Weeks?

Where do you see yourself in 8 weeks? In this episode, host Matt Hazenbush interviews GMAC Director of Product Management, Pam Brown. Pam will walk you through the 8-week GMAT™ Exam prep journey - including the practice needed, your time commitment, and tips to maximize your GMAT exam success.
 

Inside the GMAT Episode 2: GMAT™ Online vs. Test Center

Episode 2

GMAT™ Online vs. Test Center

With two delivery options for the GMAT exam, which version is right for you? In this episode, host Eric Chambers interviews Senior Director of Product Management at GMAC, Vineet Chhabra, to discuss similarities and differences between the two. Vineet also gives advice on how to choose which exam best fits your goals.


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Inside the GMAT Episode 3: Exploring GMAT™ Advanced Questions

Episode 3

Exploring GMAT™ Advanced Questions

Are you looking for a little extra boost in your studying and prep for the GMAT™ exam? In this week’s episode Matt Hazenbush discusses how Advanced Questions will help you to better prepare - and aim for a high score. He welcomes back Pam Brown, Director of Product Management for GMAT Test Prep at GMAC.
 
 
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Episode 4:

10 Common GMAT™
Myths

Do certain strategies produce higher GMAT™ Exam scores? Are some questions more important than others? You've heard the rumors - now go directly to the source. In this episode, GMAC Senior Director of Product Management, Vineet Chhabra, breaks down 10 common myths about the GMAT Exam. Listen to separate fact from fiction now. 
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Inside the GMAT Episode 5: Value of the Executive Assessment for Admissions
Episode 5:

Value of the Executive Assessment for Admissions

Looking for an admissions edge or to reboot your career with an MBA? In this episode, University of Virginia Darden Senior Admissions Director Brett Twitty shares firsthand insights into what's looked for in candidates -  and the importance of the Executive Assessment in admissions decisions. Listen for the inside look now.
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Episode 6: Supercharge Your Analytical Writing Practice
Episode 6:

Supercharge Your Analytical Writing Practice

How does the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) section of the GMAT™ exam fit within your GMAT prep plan? This week GMAC Director of Product Management, Pam Brown, joins the show to explain what the AWA section is, how it gets scored, and how you should prepare. Listen now. 
  
 

Inside-the-GMAT:Episode 7: The Value of an MBA - Is it Worth it?
Episode 7:

The Value of an MBA - Is it Worth it?

Is earning an MBA still worth it? What's its ROI? Is now even a good time to get an MBA? Marco DeNovellis, an editor at BusinessBecause, joins us to discuss the value of an MBA for both you and your employer - and why now's the time to act. Listen now. 
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Episode 8: Answered: Your GMAT™ Accommodations Questions
Episode 8:

6 Steps to Requesting a Testing Accommodation

Considering taking the GMAT™ exam or Executive Assessment, but have questions about accommodations for test-takers with disabilities? In this episode, join Jason Northrup, the senior manager for test accommodations at GMAC, as he discusses how to apply for testing accommodations and what options are available. Listen now.
 
 
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Inside-the-GMAT-Episode 9: Navigating the Application Process
Episode 9:

Navigating the Application Process

Starting to think about applying to business school, or in the early stages of the application process? Marco De Novellis of Business Because joins the show to discuss where to begin, what "rounds" mean, the best time to apply to business school, and much more. Take a listen!
 
 
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Episode 10: What is the Executive Assessment?
Episode 10:

What is the Executive Assessment?

MBA programs globally are using the Executive Assessment for admissions - but, what is it exactly? Join host Eric Chambers as he interviews Manish Dharia, the director of product management at GMAC, for an inside look at this assessment, how it is used, and the role it could possibly play in your application process.
 
 
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Episode 11: Anatomy of the GMAT™ Exam
Episode 11:

Anatomy of the GMAT™ Exam

Are you ready for the enhanced GMAT™ online exam? How will it compare to the test center format? Join host Kailin Burns and guest Anjali McKenzie, GMAT product management senior manager (assessments) as they break down the new online exam upgrades, both exams' structure and prepping for both methods. Listen now! 
 
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Episode 12: Specializing Your MBA - How to Do it
Episode 12:

Specializing Your MBA - How to Do it

Exclusive: Part-time, full-time, online, hybrid. No two MBA paths are the same. Join host Kailin Burns and her guest Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Assistant Dean, Nita Swinsick, as she breaks down how to specialize your MBA. Listen now!
 
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Episode 13: 5 Ways to Tailor GMAT™ Official Prep
Episode 13:

5 Ways to Tailor GMAT™ Official Prep

Did you know that GMAT™ Official Prep can be tailored to your specific GMAT exam score & budget goals? Join host Matt Hazenbush and guest Ana Kyper, New Product Development at GMAC, as she shows you the 5 ways to do it. Listen now!  
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Episode 14: Prepping for the Executive Assessment
Episode 14:

Prepping for the Executive Assessment

The Executive Assessment is the MBA admissions exam that assesses your current skills to demonstrate your readiness for your chosen business program. But, how should you prep for it? Host Eric Chambers and guest Manish Dharia, GMAC Director of Product Management, show you where to start and the best tools to use. Listen now!  
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Episode 15: GMAT™ Official Guide 2022
Episode 15:

GMAT™ Official Guide 2022

What do 80% of GMAT™ test-takers that score 700+ have in common? GMAT official prep - like the new GMAT Official Guide 2022. Join host Matt Hazenbush and guest Shaifali Gupta, Product Management Senior Manager for GMAT prep, to learn how to use it to aim for your best score. Listen now!  
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Episode 16: GMAC Soft Skills Assessment
Episode 16:

GMAC Soft Skills Assessment

What if you could showcase your unique strengths to enhance your graduate business school application? GMAC's Soft Skills Assessment makes it possible. Join guest Ana Kyper, New Product Development at GMAC, and host Matt Hazenbush as they discuss how it works. Listen in!
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Episode 17:

GMAT™ Prep: Integrated Reasoning (IR)

One question we get from listeners? "How do I prep for a specific section of the GMAT exam?". So, today, we answer with a prep how-to for the Integrated Reasoning (IR) section of the test. Get background on what the IR section is, what it measures, and how to study for it. Listen now!
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Episode 18:

What to Expect at The MBA Tour

How do leading business school decision-makers and desirable MBA candidates meet? At the MBA Tour. Join host Kailin Burns and guest Danielle Boland, managing director at The MBA Tour, to see how to network & build 1-on-1 relationships now. Take a listen!
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Inside the GMAT Episode 19
Episode 19:

Get Discovered with GMASS

What if business schools tried to find YOU - instead of the other way around? Join Christa Johnson-Perkins, Product Director, Marketing Solutions at GMAC Connect and host Kailin Burns to see how 500 institutions globally use GMASS to search for candidates - and how to enroll. Listen now
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Inside the GMAT Episode 20
Episode 20: RePlay

GMAT™ Advanced Questions

Aiming for a high GMAT™ exam score? Advanced Questions equips you with 300 tough questions. Host Matt Hazenbush shows you how it can enhance your prep on this GMAT podcast replay. Listen now!
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Episode 21: 

GMAT™ Prep: Verbal Reasoning

A candidate prep how-to episode: Mastering the GMAT™ Verbal Reasoning section. What is it? What are its components? Get the answers + inside tips & tricks straight from guest Ana Kyper, Senior Director, New Product Development Assessments. Listen now!
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Inside the GMAT Episode 22:  Guest Panel: The GMAT™ Exam & Admissions
Episode 22: 

Panel: Taking the GMAT™ in a Test-Optional World

Is the GMAT™ exam still valid in a testing optional world? Join a panel of Yale School of Management, Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University school administrators as they break down what taking the GMAT tells admissions committees about you. Listen now!
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Inside the GMAT Episode 22:  Guest Panel: The GMAT™ Exam & Admissions
Episode 23: 

Panel: Taking the GMAT™ in a Test-Optional World II

Part 2 is here! Is the GMAT™ exam still worthwhile in a testing optional world? On this episode, top-rated business school admissions consultants Jennifer Abraham of Accepted and Joe M. of Merchant break down how taking the GMAT exam factors into admissions. Listen now!
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Episode 24:  Where Do You See Yourself in 4 Weeks?
Episode 24: 

Where Do You See Yourself in 4 Weeks?

What if you could prep and take your MBA admissions exam in as little as 4 weeks? The Executive Assessment now makes it possible. Guest Sarabeth Dobbs, GMAC Product Development Manager for Assessment, shows you how with the all-new 4-week study planner. Learn how to get it and new prep options to maximize your exam success. Listen now!
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Episode 25: 

Part 1: What Makes a Strong MBA Candidate?

Eric Askins—Executive Director of Admissions for the full-time MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business shows you what admissions teams are looking for from your profile, work experience, career goals, and more. Plus, hear what Berkeley Haas wants most in MBA recruits. Part 1 of this three-part mini-series from BusinessBecause. Listen now!
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Episode 26: 

Part 2: Acing Your MBA Essays with HKUST

Once you’re ready to apply to an MBA, how do you make your application stand out? In the second episode of this three-part mini-series, BusinessBecause writer Bethany Garner asks April Leung, head of MBA admissions at HKUST, to share her insights on what makes a stand-out written application. Listen now!
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Part 3: MBA Interview Strategy With LBS & INSEAD

MBA interviews can be the most nerve-wracking part of your whole application. But there’s plenty you can do to prepare, and put your best foot forward. In the third and final episode of this three-part mini-series, BusinessBecause writer Bethany Garner asks admissions directors from two top programs to offer up tips and tricks for making your interview count. Listen now!
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Inside the GMAT Episode 28:  Should I retake the GMAT
Episode 28: 

Should I Take the GMAT?

Manhattan Prep's Stacey Koprince joins us to discuss retaking the GMAT exam, including how schools view retakes, whether retakes look bad, and, most importantly, how to know when you should retake the GMAT exam. Stacey shares all the insights you need to create the best plan to raise your GMAT score. Listen now!
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Inside the GMAT host: Eric Chambers

 

Eric Chambers

Market Development Director

 
Eric Chambers has spent over twenty years working in both undergraduate and graduate admissions. He’s worked at Kenyon College, (his alma mater), in undergraduate admissions and at both the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, recruiting and evaluating MBA candidates from around the world.  Eric helps the world’s leading business schools maximize GMAC’s products, services, and research. 

Inside the GMAT host: Matt Hazenbush

 

Matt Hazenbush

Senior Content Manager

 
Matt Hazenbush supports GMAC’s commitment to advance the art and science of admissions through writing research-focused web content and reports on issues affecting graduate management education and leading presentations and workshops at industry conferences. He earned a B.A. in History and Communication from Boston College, and an Ed.M. in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

Inside the GMAT host: Kailin Burns

 

Kailin Burns

Market Development Manager

 
Kailin has spent over 13 years in higher education, including six years in admissions and recruiting. She served as the Associate Director of College Counseling at the Academy of the Holy Cross in Kensington, Maryland, where she oversaw the International Baccalaureate program.  Since joining GMAC, she manages relationships with schools and programs in the Mid-Atlantic and West regions of the United States; and Western Canada. 

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