Articles by Stacy Blackman Consulting

MBA Interview Prep 101: Common Questions, Preparation Techniques, School Specific Insights and More

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 29, 2022

Relieved that you’ve clicked submit on your Round 1 MBA applications? Congratulations! We know the hard work and late nights that go into crafting those essays and filling in seemingly [...]

How To Approach the 2022-2023 Wharton EMBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 27, 2022

Are you considering applying to Wharton's Executive MBA program? This year, the deadlines have shifted significantly, with the first round now falling in October rather than December and the second [...]

B-Schooled Podcast Episode #123: Tips for LGBTQ+ —and Other Underrepresented— Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 26, 2022

All of us who put together this podcast are on a mission to help MBA applicants shine their brightest when applying to business school. For this episode of B-Schooled, we [...]

MBA Interview Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 23, 2022

With Round 1 deadlines closing in over the next few weeks, many of our clients are (smartly!) turning their focus to MBA interview preparation. We love mock interviewing with them [...]

Kicking Off Round 2 MBA Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 20, 2022

Now that August is officially behind us, it is time to start focusing on your round 2 MBA applications. Whether you intended to make round 1 deadlines but did not [...]

Columbia Launches New Dual Degree Program, MBA/MS: Engineering & Applied Science

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 19, 2022

Columbia Business School has announced the launch of a new deal degree program to better prepare the business leaders of tomorrow. CBS and Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied [...]

Tuck Essay Questions & Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 16, 2022

With just over a week until the Round 1 deadline, many MBA hopefuls are likely hard at work on their Tuck essay questions. The Tuck essay questions are not ones [...]

How to Approach the Top MBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 13, 2022

Those who are exploring business school options have likely discovered that there are a growing number of strong MBA programs across the globe with noteworthy rankings and powerful alumni networks. [...]

Wharton Launches Online Global EMBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 12, 2022

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will expand worldwide access to its MBA Program for Executives by launching its first-ever global cohort, with a program start date of [...]

MBA Class Profiles – What They Mean for Your Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 8, 2022

You may have seen that several top business schools, including Wharton, UCLA Anderson, and UVA Darden, recently released 2024 MBA class profiles. While MBA class profiles are always interesting to [...]

Four Notable Takeaways from the Wharton Class of 2024 Profile

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 6, 2022

The Wharton School of Business recently shared class profile data for the class of 2024. These statistics receive a lot of attention each year, demonstrating 4 trends that Personal MBA [...]

B-Schooled Podcast Episode #116: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and the MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 5, 2022

At SBC, we work with an increasing number of applicants interested in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion – either because they are personally passionate about these topics, see DEI as [...]

Chicago Booth Essay Questions & Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 31, 2022

Are you applying to Chicago Booth? If so, read on for the Chicago Booth essay questions and tips to ensure your answers stand out from the pack. We’re also sharing [...]

Looking for an MBA Alternative? Learn About Top Business Master’s Programs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 30, 2022

Business master's programs that specialize in a variety of finance and management fields are increasing in popularity among top U.S. business schools. For applicants interested in applying to a master's [...]

B-Schooled Podcast Episode #115: Spotlight on Darden

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 29, 2022

In this week’s episode of our B-Schooled podcast, MPG, a former Assistant Director of Admissions and adcom member at Darden—who’s now on the SBC admissions consulting team—shares insight into UVA’s [...]

INSEAD MBA Essays and Application Deadlines: 2022-2023

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 24, 2022

The INSEAD MBA essays have been confirmed for the 2022–2023 application cycle. The business school asks applicants to complete three essay questions this year, along with one optional essay. For [...]

The Best GMAT Practice Methods

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 23, 2022

If you’re planning to take the GMAT to apply to MBA programs, you’ve likely looked into what you need to learn to master the test. You also may have chosen [...]

Motivation is Overrated

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 22, 2022

Here at the Blacklight, we’ve shared strategies for improving your motivation a time or two. Today, we’re coming at this from a new angle: namely, that motivation is overrated. You [...]

Wharton Lauder: Application Tips and Admit Success

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 18, 2022

Guiding applicants for select joint degree programs is an area of our expertise, especially with world-renowned joint degree programs such as Wharton Lauder. The Wharton Lauder program integrates the MBA [...]

How to Maximize Your Chance for an MBA Scholarship

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 15, 2022

With the cost of tuition at some of the top MBA programs topping US$80,000 per year, financing an MBA can be challenging. And while many MBA students take out graduate [...]

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