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Win Guided tour to top MBA bschools and free GMAT prep courses

BeatTheGMAT is launching MEGA-MEGA giveaway challenge. (they call it 1 lacs dollar challenge! You can find more information from the official source
Here’s simple steps to follow:

  1. Login to Beat The GMAT via Facebook. Be sure to click the “Login with Facebook” button on the login page
  2. Click the “Pre-Register” button. When the window opens, make sure to click “Publish” to share with your friends

The Grand Prize is a 1 week, all expense-paid tour of 5 elite business schools – Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, Haas and one US school of your choice.  Beat The GMAT will pay for everything, including flights from anywhere in the world.

For queries, comment on news announcement page of 100k challenge. Spread the word. & All the best for the contest.

gmat books reviews available now

This blog post about recommended books was long overdue, I have been asked about books and material several times by GMAT students, so I thought, I should write a special article exclusively for it.
That page, for GMAT books recommendations and review is finally up; (yep, the same page you can access through nav bar above!!) Still there’re some more books I should review. I will do it once I get more time for this. Thanks for the patience.
I’d also write review for beyong GMAT phase (that is MBA admission, b-school research & life at b schools phase) There’re plenty of books out there which are worth reading even if you’re still at GMAT prep phase.

Stay tuned for more reviews 😉

Scholarship for GMAT preparation & MBA application

We are back to scholarship season. I just love this period of the year, I start promoting the scholarship competition & BTG starts receiving applications. This year is no different. Beat The GMAT forums is been doing this since four years and it’s always bigger next year.

This time we’ve doubled the cash price to $500 for each five winners. Manhattan GMAT awards full fledged GMAT course to all winners. (worth $1500 !!) But the prizes from consultation service varies with the rank of the winner. Stacy Blackman Co. is sponsoring consulting for MBA admission & b-school applications.

Rest of the things are the same as usual. Eligibility criteria, application details/format, the essay questions and even the due date! You can verify the details on the official page Beat The GMAT scholarship.

Five winners will be chosen by the panel of Beat The GMAT, Manhattan GMAT & Stacy Blackman Co.

For further information, hints and tips, you can bump this blog back & comment or if you’re member of the forum you can put your queries directly on the 2009 GMAT scholarship forum.

Now that you’re here anyways: let me give you the essay questions of this competition. All the best guys. :thumbsup:

Two/three essay questions:

1. (500 word limit): Why do you deserve this scholarship?

2. (300 word limit): Why do you want to go to business school?

3. (300 word limit) OPTIONAL: Are there any special circumstances you want us to mention? Examples: financial need, major life event etc.

MBA Insider businessweek now free?

I used to visit Business Week website & read a lot b-school admission & MBA application & GMAT related content.

However their cream content (read: best of businessweek bschool admissions section) was available only to premium/paid subscribers. & I used to stuck just there as I never subscribed to paid content. 
It was (is) known as MBA insider. It’s an online magazine from BusinessWeek which you need to subscribe on yearly basis with 25-30 $. (Sorry, I dont remember the exact amount../ )  & now after  a long time when I visited businessweek.com I could browse the site freely without any subscription notice. This is strange. Have they made “MBA insider” free/open to all? Some time back I discovered their forums became open to non-members. thinking that, it could be an obvious move. But there’s a twist. I asked my senior at U.S. to have paid subscription of MBA insider for me. Funny thing is when I visited Business Week, I had prepared myself to start paid subscription but they dont make me pay now!! 
I never used the password given by my friend from America but still been able to browse the premium content. 

Now I’m confused & therefore I am making this post. Am I the only one (luck>?) who got this access? or all MBA aspirants from India get free access & our brothers from United States have to pay? Or it’s free for everyone? 

In that case, why I dont see the subscription request page?
Do you know the url? if yes Please send  it to me alongwith snapshot… as url I know dont show any payment option. neither it blocks me from seeing premium content…
Thats funny.  I am tempted to say “who cares” but .. BusinessWeek are you listening?