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5 Tips to Get Great Recommendations

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 04-Oct-2017 08:40:00

Recommendation letters or forms are a crucial part of your application for a top MBA or postgraduate program. They support your motivation letter, essays and CV by providing application managers with an external opinion about your personality, academic and/or professional path and untapped potential. Therefore, choosing your referees carefully and ensuring they have all the information necessary to write you a stellar recommendation is very important. This blogpost will help you achieve that goal.

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Topics: Recommendations

GRE: All you need to know

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 27-Sep-2017 16:00:00

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is the most widely accepted test of its kind worldwide, mostly because it is a common requirement for graduate schools in all fields of knowledge and because of its popularity in the USA and in China. It’s administered by the Educational Testing Service, also responsible for the TOEFL.

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Topics: GRE

Are you shy? Tips to help you network during your MBA!

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 21-Sep-2017 11:00:00

Networking is crucial during an MBA, and in fact throughout your professional life. Personal contacts are the #1 platform to change jobs in nowadays market. That’s why a top MBA will always include networking opportunities in its program. For bright yet shy professionals, however, the term is somewhat scary. This blog post intends to demonstrate how networking is an easy and enjoyable task – even for introverts – as long as you accept your personality and go about it in your own terms. So, what can you do to increase the visibility of your personal brand and develop relationships with others if you’re shy?

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Topics: MBA Networking

Best time management apps for MBA student

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 13-Sep-2017 10:00:00

If you’re thinking about taking an MBA, you’re probably worried about choosing where to take it, submitting your application on time, getting the right supporting documents from previous higher education institutions and from referees, etc. It’s all really important, but you mustn’t lose sight of what you’re signing up for. An MBA is a major investment financially, as well as emotionally. You’ll be asked to form groups with people you barely know within days of the beginning of lectures; to process huge amounts of theoretical information; to develop practical, soft skills; and to manage your personal life in the meantime.

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Topics: MBA Resources

Do MBA Rankings really matter?

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 05-Sep-2017 21:00:00

Education professionals must deal with ranking-related questions and doubts all the time. Millennials’ parents, unlike their own parents, tend to be significantly involved in their children’s choices – and put a lot of faith in rankings. Applicants also look at rankings, sometimes going through dozens of different MBA rankings.

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Topics: MBA Rankings

MBA Applications: Top tips to write a fantastic essay

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 29-Aug-2017 09:30:00

Writing an essay is in many ways similar to writing any other text: you’ll have to compete for the reader’s attention against normal day-to-day interruptions (a phone that rings, a colleague in need of assistance, etc.) and against the reader’s own boredom or worries. No matter how much time you’ve put into it, bearing in mind the life span your essay will have once it leaves your hands and becomes part of one application file among many others, will help you structure and elaborate it in a way that ensures it will be read attentively and, even more important, become memorable.

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Topics: MBA Application

Nailing the MBA Admissions Interview

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 24-Aug-2017 11:00:00

Face-to-face interviews are often the final stage of an MBA admission process. That fact alone is enough to unsettle most applicants. So you ask your acquaintances for advice and they’ll usually say something along the lines of “Just be yourself”. This blog post will explain why that’s the wrong approach. A successful admissions interview relies on the applicants’ ability to present to interviewers the best version of himself / herself, and that requires research, practice and interview etiquette.

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Topics: MBA Interviews and Essays

Understanding MBA Rankings and choosing a Business School

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 19-Aug-2017 19:00:00

Rankings are an indispensable tool in the process of choosing your MBA. They are just one of the resources you should use in your decision-making process, as we wrote about in previous blogposts. Look at rankings as means to obtain information about the schools you’re considering and compare them.

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Topics: MBA Rankings

Best GMAT Preparation Courses

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 16-Aug-2017 09:15:00

With average GMAT scores for MBA applicants going steadily up, you’ll need to prepare well for the test. While it doesn’t measure your intelligence, and not even your future success as a business manager, the GMAT is one of the most important documents in your application file. Indeed, many business schools attribute merit-based scholarships to applicants with the highest GMAT scores.

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Topics: GMAT

10 Tips on MBA Admissions Interviews and Essays

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 09-Aug-2017 10:00:00

 

Effective communication, in writing as in person, relies on a balanced usage of the teachings of the ancient art of rhetoric and the relatively new science of neurolinguistics. If you comply with the 10 tips below, your chances of being admitted into a top-ranked MBA increase significantly.

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Topics: MBA Interviews and Essays

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Find all the resources you need before choosing an MBA or Executive MBA program. The Lisbon MBA team aim to be your personal MBA Admissions ConsultantsThrough our team experience, we are able to help you understanding the MBA or EMBA admissions process in Portugal. Here you will find expertise in the following topic areas:

  • Mapping out an application strategy
  • GMAT preparation
  • Creating a professional resume
  • Writing impressive essays
  • Preparing for admissions interviews
  • Dealing with the post-admission process (applying for scholarships and getting company support)

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