Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • ‘More MBA Applicants Drawn to Consulting, Swayed by Scholarships,’ Says SBC Survey

    More than 50% of business school applicants say they would attend a less desirable program if awarded a scholarship, according to SBC’s annual survey of MBA applicants. Our survey also reported that a post-MBA … Read More

  • Wharton Debuts Interactive Budget Model Tool

    Wharton Debuts Interactive Budget Model Tool

    by on July 24th, 2016

    The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has announced the launch of the Penn Wharton Budget Model. The nonpartisan, interactive budget model is a tool available at no cost to users and is available … Read More

  • Prove You’re MBA Material

    Prove You’re MBA Material

    by on July 13th, 2016

    Many business school applicants worry that they don’t have a strong enough quantitative background to be accepted into a top program. If your entire career has been spent in marketing, for example, how can you convince … Read More

  • Tips for Finalizing Your B-School List

    Tips for Finalizing Your B-School List

    by on July 11th, 2016

    One of the most important decisions you’ll make during the MBA application process is which schools you’re going to apply to in the first place. We know—duh, right? But seriously, we can’t stress enough how … Read More

  • Show International Experience When Applying to B-School

    Show International Experience When Applying to B-School

    by on July 10th, 2016

    The ability to work well with people from other cultures has never been more critical. More companies than ever are conducting international business, and business schools everywhere have spent the past few years … Read More

  • 2016-2017 CMU Tepper School MBA Essays

    2016-2017 CMU Tepper School MBA Essays

    by on July 9th, 2016

    Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has posted the updated MBA essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season. This year, there is only one required essay—down from two in the last … Read More

  • 2016-2017 HBS MBA Essay Tips

    2016-2017 HBS MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 8th, 2016

    Harvard Business School continues to provide one open-ended essay question to applicants. This year the essay is required (unlike two years ago) but the essay question has changed from last year, and is instead much … Read More

  • 2016-2017 Wharton School MBA Essay Tips

    2016-2017 Wharton School MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 7th, 2016

    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania released the essay questions for the class of 2019 with the inclusion of a second required essay. This additional essay focuses on teamwork and complements the main … Read More

  • 2016-2017 IESE MBA Application Deadlines

    2016-2017 IESE MBA Application Deadlines

    by on July 6th, 2016

    IESE Business School has posted the following application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Round 1 Application due: October 4, 2016 Decision released by: November 25, 2016 Round 2 Application due: … Read More

  • 2016-2017 MIT Sloan Application Deadlines, Essay Alternative

    2016-2017 MIT Sloan Application Deadlines, Essay Alternative

    by on July 5th, 2016

    The MIT Sloan School of Management has announced the MBA application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season. The application to the full-time MBA program will not include a traditional essay question this … Read More

  • GMAC Survey Reveals ‘Robust’ Post-MBA Job Market

    GMAC Survey Reveals ‘Robust’ Post-MBA Job Market

    by on July 4th, 2016

    Companies working directly with business schools plan to hire more MBAs this year than they hired in 2015, according to a global survey report released by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The survey … Read More

  • Turn Failure Into a Great B-School Essay

    Turn Failure Into a Great B-School Essay

    by on July 3rd, 2016

    It’s the dreaded failure topic: “Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional life where you failed.” MBA applicants often freak out when faced with this common admissions … Read More

  • 2016-2017 INSEAD MBA Essay Questions

    2016-2017 INSEAD MBA Essay Questions

    by on July 2nd, 2016

    The INSEAD MBA application for the September 2017 intake is now open, which means we can preview this season’s essay questions for you here. This year, the number of motivation essays has been reduced from four … Read More

  • Wharton Debuts Interactive Budget Model Tool

    Wharton Debuts Interactive Budget Model Tool

    by on July 1st, 2016

    The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has announced the launch of the Penn Wharton Budget Model. The nonpartisan, interactive budget model is a tool available at no cost to users and is available … Read More