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MBA Consultants are Worth it When Applying to Elite Schools

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on Jun 1, 2020

The debate over whether MBA consultants are worth it is on the minds of countless MBA applicants. We are proud to be the only firm with a complete panel of [...]

Columbia Business School Class of 2023 - Updated Essay Question Analysis - Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 29, 2020

As predicted, Personal MBA Coach learned today that Columbia Business School will NOT be changing either the first or second essay questions for class of 2023 business school hopefuls. CBS [...]

Introducing B-Schooled — the Stacy Blackman Consulting Podcast!

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 27, 2020

The Stacy Blackman Consulting team is excited to announce the launch of B-Schooled, our MBA admissions consulting podcast! Our host, Erika Olson, is a Michigan Ross BBA and Harvard MBA [...]

Is Now the Best Time to Apply? Ross School AdCom Director Thinks So

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 21, 2020

Several elite business schools have extended their Round 3 deadlines to accommodate MBA applicants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This flexibility presents a conundrum for some b-school aspirants, who wonder, [...]

Key MBA Admissions Events You Do Not Want to Miss

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 19, 2020

  One of the most important and exciting elements of the MBA application process is selecting your target school list. Before and as you compile your list, you will traditionally [...]

SBC's Insider Intel on INSEAD Admissions

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 18, 2020

Lately, we've seen growing interest in top-ranked European business school INSEAD---and not just among international applicants. The school has raised its profile among U.S. applicants, too. Just this week, INSEAD [...]

Researching MBA Programs When You Can’t Visit

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 15, 2020

  A big part of putting together a winning MBA application is demonstrating that you are the perfect “fit” for the school you are applying to, and that you are [...]

What to Expect from the 2020 – 2021 MBA Application Essays

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 12, 2020

  Many MBA hopefuls who have already narrowed down their target school lists are anxiously awaiting the release of the 2020-2021 MBA application questions and deadlines. In previous years, we [...]

5 MBA Application Deal-Breakers

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 11, 2020

SBC's expert MBA admissions consultant Kim, formerly the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Chicago Booth School of Business, shares some major red flags. The consulting team at Stacy Blackman [...]

Kellogg School Will Waive GMAT, GRE for Round 3 Applicants

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 8, 2020

We're living through a unique moment in history as the whole world grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak. Business schools, for their part, are adapting to meet the current challenges facing [...]

You Have Been Waitlisted—What Happens Next?

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 7, 2020

In these unprecedented times, while quarantining at home, you may find yourself pondering your next steps after receiving word you have been waitlisted. Meanwhile, schools are knee-deep in uncertainty concerning [...]

How to Be a Leader at Work, Even When You’re Not “At Work”

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 6, 2020

  Every MBA hopeful is, or should be, considering how he or she can step-up and lead at work, no matter your title or even role. This has been an [...]


by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 5, 2020


Ace Your Haas MBA Video Interview

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 4, 2020

Going forward, the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business plans to forgo in-person interviews for applicants to its Evening & Weekend MBA program. Instead, applicants will submit answers via a [...]

B-School Rejection Recovery Plan

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on May 1, 2020

This is the time of year when business schools release their final decisions. Unfortunately, it isn't always good news. You poured your heart and soul into the arduous MBA application [...]

The Latest on 2020 MBA Deferrals and What This Means for MBA Hopefuls

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on Apr 30, 2020

Harvard Business School made a big decision last week, offering all MBA candidates scheduled to start class this September the option to defer for one or two years. Students have [...]

Advice for Career Changers or Those with Jobs at Risk

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on Apr 28, 2020

Many candidates pursue an MBA with the hopes of altering their career paths. In our current environment with declining economic conditions, this is likely to be an increasingly common strategy. [...]

Fuqua Adds 4th Round Amid Covid-19 Crisis

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on Apr 27, 2020

  The third round deadline at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business passed on March 11, 2020. However, the COVID-19 crisis has seriously impacted Round 3 applicants around the world. [...]

MBA Preparation Spring Clean Up – Six Tips For April

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on Apr 24, 2020

Now that spring is here, time to do some cleaning up! Take a moment in-between dusting and vacuuming to organize your MBA applications as well.1. Articulate Why MBA? And Why [...]

Insider Tips to Impress the Kellogg Admissions Committee

by Bloomberg Exam Prep on Apr 23, 2020

Here at Stacy Blackman Consulting, we love to share insider knowledge gleaned from our stellar team of MBA admissions experts. Today, we bring you insight from SBC consultant Caryn, a [...]

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