The Web is a cornucopia of valuable information for business school applicants. Whether looking for help with the GMAT, material on different business schools, or the latest on those much maligned - and watched - rankings, it's somewhere on the Web.
I am establishing this page as an ever-growing resource library for you. I would appreciate it if you could share with me, and consequently other pre-business students, sites that you found valuable in your application process.
GMAT Prep Now
GMAT Prep Now is a free and comprehensive GMAT course consisting of over 500 premium videos and 800 practice questions. To help you get the most out of the lessons, GMAT Prep Now also offers a free, comprehensive Learning Guide that acts as your personal roadmap to success on the GMAT.
Prepare for the GMAT with Manhattan GMAT, the new standard in advanced GMAT preparation. Learn from real teachers with 99th percentile official GMAT scores and benefit from Manhattan GMAT’s exclusive curriculum. Manhattan GMAT offers intensive nine-week classes, one-day workshops, a two-week boot camp, and free introductory programs. Manhattan GMAT also offers a LIVE online course to students worldwide.
Gorilla Test Prep
Provides guaranteed GMAT test preparation. First session is free.
The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review site is overflowing with valuable information for anyone applying to graduate school, including medical school. You can find here information on the MCAT, application strategies, helpful books, and links to medical school and other valuable sites.
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
At Kaplan, the entire company is organized around their commitment to helping people get the high score they want. With flexible schedules, free make-up sessions, convenient locations, and helpful teachers and staff to guide you, the Kaplan GMAT program is a choice you can be confident in.
Test Prep New York
Test Prep New York offers comprehensive test-preparation programs (ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT and LSAT) that maximize scores and minimize stress. TPNY’s pioneering programs and products feature cutting-edge tools that banish test anxiety and help students remain calm, focused and relaxed for peak performance on test day.
Beat The GMAT
A very active GMAT prep community. Improve your GMAT score with Beat The GMAT's expert prep articles, resources, scholarships, and discussion forum featuring 60K+ members. Chat directly with the leading GMAT instructors and MBA admissions consultants for free.
GMAT Prep Videos | GMAT Pill Study Method
Learn the GMAT Pill Study Method - an online video membership site that has helped hundreds of students prepare efficiently for the GMAT exam. GMAT Pill shows you how to think through exam questions along side with 98%ile GMAT tutor, Zeke Lee.
The Delta Course offers online GMAT study guides and practice questions and a free daily GMAT practice question by e-mail.
GMAT Club is an online community dedicated to becoming "the ultimate free GMAT resource.
LA Tutors 123
LA Tutors 123 offers private in-home academic tutoring and test prep services in the Los Angeles area. Our GMAT tutors use customized proprietary test taking strategies tailored to your needs. All our GMAT instructors must have scored a minimum of 95th percentile overall on the official GMAT and are not only hired based on credentials and interviews, but handpicked based on past performance with other students.
Free GMAT information, practice, and solutions to difficult GMAT questions. Active, friendly GMAT forum moderated by professional instructors. Hundreds of free sample TOEFL essays.
Richardson's Test Prep
A Canadian test prep school.
The Graduate Management Admissions Test
Those real popular folks that bring you the GMAT have developed a very useful Web site. You can register online for the GMAT, order test preparation material, and get information on Business Forums and financial aid. The GMAT site also contains links to American and Canadian business school Web sites.
The Lighthouse Review
Offers self-study programs for the GMAT.
The MBA Tour
Where talented MBA applicants and the world's best business schools meet. The MBA Tour organizes conferences, seminars, and fairs to help future students learn about MBA programs, admissions requirements, strategies for successful applications, and future career opportunities.
MBA Podcaster provides bi-weekly audio segments with news, insight, updates and a general behind-the-scenes view on the MBA admission process.
PaGaLGuY™is India's largest online network of MBA & GMAT aspirants, with 700,000 unique visitors per month. We are continuously serving the Indian Applicants to reach out to the international schools and vice-versa. PaGaLGuY is persistently functioning with B-schools and enabling them to be present across the geography, simultaneously helping them to control, track, & engage applicants with consistent communications.
Peterson's MBA Page
Peterson's, the well regarded admissions resource firm, has an excellent Web site. Like Kaplan and PR, it provides advice, articles, a searchable database, and a discussion board. Its board is moderately active and I noticed that the participants are a little less piranha-like than those on Princeton Review's board.
MBA Zone, a site dedicated to serving the entire MBA community -- applicants, students, and recipients. With a discussion forum, links, and valuable information, the MBA Zone should provide something of value to anyone remotely interested in obtaining an MBA, currently enrolled in an MBA program, or in the happy position of being an MBA alumnus.
Claims to provides MBA applicants with their percentage chances of admission at the top 50 U.S. business schools, as well as information and advice for acing the GMAT.
This site is committed to helping MBA candidates learn about, prepare for, and successfully earn a position in management consulting.
Business Majors -- About.com
Lots of articles (and an interview with Linda Abraham) and advice on this section of About.com for students interested in undergrad and graduate studies in business.
Skoolix is a website focused solely on full-time MBA programs offering a search tool taking both your preferences and your competitiveness into consideration. The site also offers admission tips and other related resources.
MBA.info Connecting Knowledge
Mba.info is an independent information platform concerning MBA and Master studies. The target groups are business schools worldwide, current MBA students, MBA graduates as well as prospective students and employers.
MBA.com is a division of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), the people behind the GMAT. They provide assessments & information that creates & promotes access to graduate & professional management education around the world. MBa.com is designed to help you find your way to the MBA.
A comprehensive source of information and advice on MBA Programs since 1998 with details of over 2800 MBA degree programs from over 1400 Universities, Business Schools and Management Colleges in 140 countries worldwide.
Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations and top business schools that has become a powerful change agent in educating and directing talented women toward leadership roles in business. They provide information, scholarship support and networking opportunities to help women get connected & get ahead.
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is the country’s preeminent organization for promoting diversity and inclusion in American business. Through an annual competition, The Consortium awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to America’s best and brightest diverse candidates. In conjunction with their member schools, sponsoring companies, and their elite group of MBA students and alumni, The Consortium has built a forty-two year legacy of fostering inclusion and changing the ethnic and cultural face of American business.
Robert Toigo Foundation
The Robert Toigo Foundation was founded 18 years ago to encourage exceptional minority students to consider finance, not only as a rewarding career, but also as an opportunity to be the future leaders in the global economy. Each year the Foundation selects the best and brightest minority business school students to become Toigo Fellows.
Provides recruitment and MBA program information to MBA graduates, recruiters, and schools; offers recruitment and career forums.
MBA Program Blogs
Inside the London MBA
Inside the London MBA blog is a great place for MBA applicants who want to know more about life as part of the London Business School community. The site is managed by the MBA Admissions Team with content provided by students and alumni.
Yale's SOM Community Blog
The SOM Community Blog is co-authored by first- and second-year students who will discuss their experiences at Yale. It should provide tremendous insight into Yale's program and student life.
Wharton MBA Admissions Blog
The Wharton MBA Admissions Blog covers issues relevant to MBA applicants as they prepare to apply to business schools. It is managed by members of the MBA Admissions Committee at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
UCLA - The MBA Insider's Blog
The MBA Insiders blog offers an objective, "inside" perspective on issues relevant to prospective MBA students and others interested in learning more about an MBA and/or UCLA Anderson. The blog is managed by members of the full-time program's Admissions Committee.
Kenan Flagler Blog
The Kenan-Flagler Blog is the online extension of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA community. Their goal is to give you a behind-the-scenes look at life at a leading international business school.
Graduate Student Loan and Financial Aid Resource Center
Online Application for the Federal Financial Aid Form
Financial Aid Links, Resources and Advice
Yconic is a FREE scholarship search service devoted to helping high school seniors, university and college students find information on scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. We also offer unique scholarships to our online members that are only available on https://yconic.com/.
BusinessWeek's Best Business Schools
BusinessWeek's site contains a trove of MBA, EMBA, and executive education information. It has b-school profiles, admissions and placement director interview transcripts, an applicant/b-school matching tool, a slew of statistics, a b-school link index, plenty of exclusive management education articles, and more. Watch this site for the latest on MBA admissions news and of course BW's well-respected ranking.
Offers low-cost, affordable health and travel insurance for international travelers worldwide.
International Student Resource Center - scholarships, ESL programs, school searches and more!
International Loans for Study Abroad
Health, medical and travel insurance for students and travellers
TodoMBA -- Spanish MBA Directory
A Spanish-language site providing MBA news, articles and the most complete directory of Spanish and Latin American MBA programs.
MBA.co.za is the new portal of anything and everything related to the South African MBA. If you want to earn an MBA in South Africa or if you are South African and want to earn an MBA elsewhere, explore MBACOZA.
A directory of world-wide MBA programs organized geographically with a useful search function so you can search by specialty, geography or type of program.
Pearson Test of English Academic is an English proficiency test for international students interested in applying to English-oriented institutions. PTE Academic is the preferred test of the GMAC and is offered in the same testing centers as the GMAT.
The Foreign MBA Page
The Foreign MBA Page provides a comprehensive set of links and succinct information for aspiring, current, and former MBA students. It is a site worth visiting for anyone considering an MBA anywhere in the world.
The Financial Times Interactive Rankings
The Financial Times provides an international perspective on business news and on business schools. If you are interested in an international ranking of business schools, this is the site for you.
MBAdepot is aiming to be the complete MBA community for MBA students and alumni. It has established the infrastructure to become exactly that. Offering links to important business news, articles and resources along with the means for extensive online collaboration on projects, MBAdepot has the potential to become a major resource once you make it to B-school.
Offering Health and Travel Insurance for US Students and International Students alike.
The LEAD Program in Business
The LEAD Program assists disadvantaged minorities qualify and apply to business schools.
Top MBA Programs
- California at Berkeley (Haas)
- Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
- Cornell (Johnson)
- Dartmouth (Tuck)
- Duke (Fuqua)
- Georgetown (McDonough)
- Harvard Business School
- Indiana University (Kelley)
- INSEAD (France & Singapore)
- London Business School
- MIT (Sloan)
- Northwestern (Kellogg)
- NYU (Stern)
- Stanford Graduate School of Business
- UCLA (Anderson)
- UNC (Kenan-Flagler)
- University of Chicago
- University of Michigan (Ross)
- University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
- University of Southern California (Marshall)
- University of Texas – Austin (McCombs)
- University of Virginia (Darden)
- Yale School of Management
MBA Math Camp
The self-paced, online course covers pre-MBA math for finance, microeconomics, statistics, and probability, with spreadsheets as a solution tool throughout.