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Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 07-Mar-2018 07:00:00

As the number of students enrolled in MBAs grew (and especially since 2008), companies seem to have stopped being as willing to pay for employees’ tuition fees as they once were. With the right research and pitch, however, employers can be persuaded to invest in an employee’s education. This blogpost discusses the right steps to approach your employer to finance your MBA.

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Topics: MBA, MBA Resources


Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 15-Feb-2018 17:30:00

If you’re not a native or bilingual speaker of English, you’ll be asked to submit proof of your proficiency in the language along with your Admission test (GMAT or GRE), CV and essays during the application process. There are 3 English tests accepted by all major MBA-providing institutions:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • CAE (Cambridge in Advanced English)
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Topics: MBA, MBA Resources, English Tests


Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 07-Feb-2018 16:00:00

Living and working in a knowledge-based economy means that no serious professional can let the years go by without investing in his or her education. Yet if the knowledge-based, flexible economy makes Executive Programs so crucial, the abundance of Executive Programs on offer make choosing the right one for you very hard. This blogpost will help you understand the differences between an MBA and an EMBA and choose the program that really suits your ambitions.

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Topics: MBA, Choose the right Executive Program, EMBA


Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 31-Jan-2018 21:00:00

Given the added value an MBA gives your CV in a highly competitive business world, the time and resources institutions invest in MBA admissions processes is understandable. But how does the process work?

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Topics: MBA, MBA Application


Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 28-Dec-2017 18:05:00

MBAs recruiting teams take into account multiple factors when analyzing applications, looking for evidence of soft skills, an international and strategic mindset and mastery of business English and Maths. For applicants, this translates into a lengthy and stressful process of preparing and gathering documents, often marred by self-doubt. This blogpost gives you essential clues to manage your application successfully.

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Topics: MBA, MBA Application

Are you a late applicant for an MBA?

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 13-Jul-2017 08:45:00

Don’t despair: just present a flawless application. There are many valid reasons for someone to apply late for an MBA. Maybe there’ve been changes in your workplace that made you reconsider promotion prospects; maybe you’ve finally found that investor to finance the business venture you’ve been planning for so long.

Whatever the reason, many institutions now have “fast track” application processes to ensure that late applicants are still considered for their programs. Regardless, it’s always worth to try and get in a top MBA program – even if you’re a late applicant. To help you along that path, this blogpost addresses the must-dos for the early stages of a successful late application.

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Topics: MBA, Choose the right Executive Program, MBA Application

What should you ask before you choose your MBA?

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 05-Jul-2017 10:30:00

Taking an MBA is a major decision. Choosing the right MBA for you is sometimes even harder. There are many factors to consider when choosing a business school and an executive program. When you begin narrowing down your research, however, you mustn’t do it alone. Scheduling a meeting with professional counselors from your favorite program can help you dispel anxieties and gather useful information.

So, what should you ask them?

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Topics: MBA, Choose the right Executive Program

How to choose an MBA in Portugal?

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 27-Jun-2017 11:00:00

There are less than a dozen MBA programs available in Portugal. The fact that institutions in Lisbon chose to join efforts to create a competitive program naturally caused a smaller number of programs available – and a greater variety of programs. So, you must consider several factors before choosing which MBA in Portugal best suits your needs.

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Topics: MBA, Choose the right Executive Program, Study in Portugal, MBA Research

Best GMAT preparation Books

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 15-Jun-2017 20:50:00

There are literally thousands of books and online resources to help you prepare for the GMAT. In this blogpost, we suggest 4 books that critics and test takers have found particularly useful. To make sure you choose the right one for you, take a free online test from start to finish to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Check out your selected business schools minimum and average GMAT entry scores and define your personal goal. Then, read the information below and get the book that best suits your needs.

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Topics: MBA, GMAT

Top tips to study for the GMAT

Posted by The Lisbon MBA on 09-Jun-2017 14:00:00

The mere idea of having to take the General Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is enough to unsettle most people. And yet, GMAT average scores have been going up, with top business schools boasting average entry scores higher than ever. Apart from adding the Integrated Reasoning section in 2012, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC – the organization that runs the GMAT) hasn’t changed the test since it created it in the 1950s.
Why are scores going up, then? Because people are studying better.
The sheer amount of resources now available to test-takers allows contemporary students to aim for higher grades – if they use them wisely. Here are some general tips for you to join the 700+ ranks.

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Topics: MBA, GMAT

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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
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  • 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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