MBA PREP: The ultimate guides to acing the GMAT or GRE and getting into a top-tier business school

REUTERS/Brian SnyderStudents cheer at a Harvard Business School graduation ceremony

If you want to land a spot at one of the nation’s top business schools, you’ll first need to put together a competitive application.

Among the decisions that should be top of mind: whether the GRE or GMAT is the right test to take, as well as which schools make the most financial sense. Business Insider compiled a guide of helpful tips from experts on how to prepare.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Which test to take?
How to decide if you should take the GMAT or GRE for business school so you can save time and money

The scores you’ll need:
The GPA and GMAT scores you’ll need to land a spot at the top 20 US business schools, in one chart

Tips for the online GRE:
What you need to know to prepare for and excel at the online GRE, according to testing experts and instructors

Excelling at the online GMAT:
How to prepare for and excel at the online GMAT, according to testing experts and instructors

Where to apply:
19 top business schools that will get you the most bang for your buck and earn you a 6-figure salary after graduation

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