mba-prep-2015In addition to sharing our own advice with you, each year, we like to share our past clients’ recommendations of the resources they found most helpful in applying to business school.

Whether you’re gathering information about your target b-schools, preparing for the GMAT, or looking for the best approaches to a particular essay question, our most recent client alumni recommended the following resources:


To help increase their test scores by those precious points, our clients reported that they took advantage of the following publications, websites, practice tests, private tutors, and prep classes:

School & Admissions Insights (Including Interview Prep)

There’s no question that your research should begin at the source, namely:

  • School websites/blogs/social media pages
  • Campus visits
  • Conversations with students/alumni

Beyond that, our clients cited the following publications as the most helpful to them for insight and advice:

Do you have any additional resources you’d recommend to future MBA applicants?  Please comment here, or share them on our Facebook or Twitter pages using #mbaapplicantresources.

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Please note that Shine does not endorse any particular service, product or publication listed above and makes no representation, guarantee or warranty (express or implied) as to the ability, competence, quality, or reliability of any services, products or publications other than their own.

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