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So...I want to get an MBA with a specialization in sustainable energy developement.<br><br><br><br>
This means I need to take the GMAT.<br><br>
I know I'll be fine on the verbal/written part, but the math will take a little work. It's been about 5 years since I've done algebra of any kind. In the diagnostic/practice tests I can do the word problems, but I can't remember the formulas and how to solve for equations. Basically, I need to brush up.<br><br>
Does anyone have any comments on how to study?<br><br><br><br>
I am thinking about taking a GMAT prep course, but I'd rather just do it myself with the 'GMAT For Dummies' book as well as some more official kind of study guide. I'm also wondering how long I should prepare for before I schedule an exam.<br><br><br><br>
Any other tips/advice would be welcome as well.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks!!!!!
 

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I took the GRE years ago.........i used the test prep materials from the test service, i remember having some computer software too, I also used one of those books that are available at Barnes and noble for test prep, i forget the name of it. I did not do a course. I work best by myself on things like this.<br><br>
I did very well on the GRE with preparing this way. I realize the gmat is a bit different.<br><br>
i think a prep course is good if you want to do it, also using the test prep books and just brushing up on your weak areas.<br><br>
good luck!
 

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I'm taking the LSATs in June and I'm using the study prep from Kaplan which is very good. I assume their GMAT study prep is of excellent quality too.<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>synergy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
So...I want to get an MBA with a specialization in sustainable energy developement.</div>
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That is REALLY GREAT !!!<br><br>
Wish you all the luck with that!
 

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Thanks for the good wishes guys! .<br><br><br><br>
Etnavibes- love the avatar!!!!
 

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That sounds like an awesome specialization that's really worthy of your time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br><br><br>
As far as my experience prepping for tests goes, I would say get a prep book (there are whole sections in bookstores devoted to these books) and take a practice test. Do some studying in your weak areas (math and any other need subjects) and sign up for a test once you can take a practice test and get near or above your goal score.<br><br><br><br>
ETA: and ask for help on VB if you can't figure something out, VBers love math! well, some of us...
 

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My advisor advised against specialization in an MBA. I thought her advice was pretty good - take a concentration of courses in a subject of interest, but get a generalized MBA so that you options are as wide as possible. You never know, you might finish and get an opportunity of interest to you but not in sustainability per se.<br><br><br><br>
In any case, I used Kaplan materials to study and they were decent enough.
 

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Thanks for the good wishes guys! .<br><br><br><br>
Etnavibes- love the avatar!!!!</div>
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You're welcome! And thank you! You know what it means?
 

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You're welcome! And thank you! You know what it means?</div>
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No, tell me!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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My advisor advised against specialization in an MBA. I thought her advice was pretty good - take a concentration of courses in a subject of interest, but get a generalized MBA so that you options are as wide as possible. You never know, you might finish and get an opportunity of interest to you but not in sustainability per se.<br><br><br><br>
In any case, I used Kaplan materials to study and they were decent enough.</div>
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The specialization is only 2specific courses, and then at least 2 more from that concentration, which I would want to take anyway, and one of which I may be able to get credit for already. You still get a very general MBA. I think calling it a concentration would be more appropriate. I was surprised to see how little you needed to take to get the specialization.
 

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No, tell me!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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It's called "la trinacria" and it is the flag of Sicily. The 3 legs represent the 3 points of the island and in the middle is Medusa. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></div>
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Coolest. flag. ever.
 
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