Articles by Stacy Blackman Consulting
How to Prepare for MBA Interviews – Expecting the Unexpected
Preparing for MBA interviews can seem fairly straightforward at first. All you need to do is bullet out and practice your answers to the standard MBA interview questions and you [...]
Authenticity in MBA Applications in the Age of Chat GPT
Chat GPT celebrated its first anniversary this past November. When the AI tool first launched, news headlines went into overdrive predicting how soon/well the technology would supplant the essay writing [...]
Is School Culture Important for MBA Applicants?
Now is the time when many potential MBA applicants are neck-deep in the school research phase of the admissions process. What matters most when choosing which business schools make your [...]
The Inside Scoop on UCLA Anderson School of Management
There's arguably no finer place in the world to earn your MBA than in sunny Los Angeles. As the leading academic institution in Southern California, UCLA's Anderson School of Management [...]
The M7 Business Schools: A Comprehensive Guide
If applying to business school is on your radar (or perhaps you’re already in the process of doing so), you’ve likely come across the somewhat mysterious term ‘M7’. What is [...]
The Rundown on the Ross MBA Experience
The University of Michigan's Ross School of Business is a top-choice program for many MBA applicants. Today, we'll "Go Blue" and spill all the deets on the Ross School's curriculum, [...]
Will a Social Impact MBA Help You Reach Your Career Goals?
The MBA degree has long been a stepping stone for careers in consulting and finance. Yet, in recent years, we've seen a shift towards using the MBA as a force [...]
How to Answer Kellogg’s Video Essay Questions
Kellogg’s round 3 application deadline is quickly approaching! If you are applying, you’ve likely seen that the application includes three video essays that are due within 96 hours of the [...]
Write a Strong MBA Career Interests Essay
One piece of the MBA application puzzle that candidates often overlook but that holds a lot of weight is the MBA "Career Interests" essay. This isn't just another checkbox to [...]
Chandler's MBA Reflections: A Journey of Inspiration
Stacy Blackman’s B-Schooled podcast is chockful of tips and inspiration for every leg of your MBA application journey. Often, it’s the hosts' personal experiences that make it such a unique [...]
Do MBA Admissions Events Like a Pro
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the MBA admissions journey is learning all you can about each business school. Once you’ve exhausted all the intel you can find on [...]
Should You Reapply to a B-School That Rejected You?
If round one admissions decisions didn't yield the results you hoped for, it's natural to feel devastated if your dream B-school rejected you. After months of working on your application [...]
MBA Application Form Best Practices
You’ve likely heard the phrase, ‘you’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.’ Turns out it’s actually a real thing rooted in psychology – a phenomenon called [...]
Should You Retake the GMAT?
With round three deadlines on the horizon, you may have some doubts about the strength of your test scores. Is it a good idea to retake the GMAT at this [...]
MYTH: GMAT / GRE scores are correlated with acceptance outcomes at the top MBA programs.
Yes, you read that right. Every year our team coaches 125~ management consultants from one of the leading firms. Within this applicant cohort, our data has shown that applicants with [...]
So, Why Do Entrepreneurs Need an MBA?
Why do entrepreneurs need an MBA? If you plan on launching your own company someday, you don't have to go to business school, right? Many would-be entrepreneurs think a brilliant [...]
Bouncing Back Strong for Round 2
If the results coming in from your round-one MBA applications haven’t panned out as you’d expected, don’t lose hope. Instead, use those disappointing results as a learning opportunity for round [...]
Decoding MBA Admissions: The ACE Scale for Success
Gaining admission to your dream business school is challenging, given the fierce competition and the “black box” nature of the evaluation process. Did you know many MBA admissions committees use [...]
What GPA Do I Need for a Top MBA Program? And What Should I Do If Mine Isn’t Great?
As MBA admissions consultants, we’re commonly asked, ‘what GPA do I need for a top MBA program?’ We get it – it’s easy to be concerned that a low GPA [...]
Learn How to Get MBA Sponsorship
Are you looking for a transformative experience that will lead to personal growth and exciting new career opportunities? Of course, you are! And the MBA will provide that for you [...]