Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • 2016-2017 Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Tips

    by on August 28th, 2016

    Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management is a flexible MBA program housed within an Ivy League campus. Cornell Johnson offers multiple full-time options, including a one-year MBA, executive programs and a … Read More

  • 2016-2017 UVA Darden MBA Essay Tips

    by on August 27th, 2016

    While answering only one essay question for your Darden MBA application essay may seem simple, it requires discipline to highlight all of the important parts of your profile for the admissions committee in one short … Read More

  • 3 Unconventional Steps to Writing Great MBA Essays

    3 Unconventional Steps to Writing Great MBA Essays

    by on August 25th, 2016

    This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. The essay component is arguably the most important piece of your business school application. After all, a compelling story can … Read More

  • 2016-2017 UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Tips

    by on August 23rd, 2016

    UCLA Anderson School of Management is a small and close-knit school with particular focus on entrepreneurship, entertainment, real estate and other major industries in Southern California. While UCLA has a dominant … Read More

  • 2016-2017 MBA Essays at Cornell’s Johnson School

    by on August 22nd, 2016

    The application for the full-time MBA program at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is now live, and within you’ll find the essay questions for the 2016-2017 MBA admissions season. … Read More

  • 2016-2017 London Business School MBA Essay Tips

    by on August 21st, 2016

    London Business School is a close-knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top-ranked programs in the world, LBS is equally valued by … Read More

  • 2016-2017 Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

    by on August 20th, 2016

    Yale School of Management continues to have only one required essay as part of the MBA application, yet has streamlined that question this year and left the answer open ended. Because there is only one essay question … Read More

  • 2016-2017 USC Marshall MBA Essay Questions

    by on August 19th, 2016

    The application to the full-time MBA program at USC Marshall School of Business is now live, and here we share with you the essay questions, which remain unchanged for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Required MBA … Read More

  • #TBT I’ve Joined Forces with Beat The GMAT!

    by on August 18th, 2016

    I love revisiting these moments during our history when SBC forged partnerships with other leaders in the MBA admissions industry, such as this valuable and enduring relationship I have with Beat the GMAT. More than … Read More

  • 5 Ways to Prepare for the 1st Year of B-School

    5 Ways to Prepare for the 1st Year of B-School

    by on August 17th, 2016

    Throughout the business school application process, MBA candidates spend ample time filling out applications, writing essays and even honing interview skills to successfully gain admittance to their institution of … Read More

  • Paul Ollinger Says, ‘You Should Totally Get an MBA’

    by on August 16th, 2016

    Sometimes, applying to business school can seem like such an uphill slog that you really need to disconnect from the process from time to time in order to recharge and remember that there are other people in your life … Read More

  • What’s an MBA Resume?

    by on August 7th, 2016

    First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, you’re probably going to want to spend a significant amount of … Read More

  • Tips for Picking the Right MBA Recommenders

    by on August 6th, 2016

    Although most Round 1 applications aren’t due until the fall, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about who’s going to support you as you pull together your materials. Your recommenders in particular … Read More

  • 3 Ways to Offset a Low GPA When Applying to B-School

    by on August 5th, 2016

    When your business school application lands on an MBA admissions committee member’s desk, the member takes a hard look at two important metrics: your GMAT or GRE score and your GPA. Your GPA matters because it … Read More