Articles by Stacy Blackman Consulting

Personal MBA Coach's Take on the 2021 FT Global MBA Rankings

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 23, 2021

The Financial Times recently released its 2021 Global MBA Rankings. This year, several international schools rose in the ranks. European schools now hold the top two spots, INSEAD jumping from [...]

Stanford’s Deferred MBA Program: Get Accepted

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 22, 2021

Stanford's Deferred MBA Program launched in 2010. Like the HBS 2+2 Program, it seeks to identify and cultivate the next generation of global leaders. Our college senior admits say that [...]

The Virtual Wharton TBD

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 16, 2021

Wharton Team Based Discussion (TBD) interview invitations will be released on Thursday, February 11. If you are lucky enough to receive an invitation, congratulations! The harder part comes next – [...]

What COVID Has Done for the MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 15, 2021

COVID affected MBA applicants profoundly in 2020 and continues to do so as we enter the home stretch of this admissions cycle. It seems there’s nothing like a pandemic to [...]

How to Overcome a Low GPA in Your MBA Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 11, 2021

Updated 1.14.21 One of the most common concerns we hear from clients is that their low undergrad GPA will prevent them from being accepted to the MBA program of their [...]

The Resilience of the MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 9, 2021

Amidst a year of chaos, business schools have proven to be stronger than ever! It is hard to believe that it has been nearly a year since Covid-19 turned the [...]

4 Tips to Stand Out While Working Remotely

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 8, 2021

You know the saying, “Out of sight, out of mind”? If you’re currently working remotely, do not let that happen to you. These are scary economic times, with unemployment in [...]

Prepare for These Three Questions Before Your MBA Interview

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 4, 2021

With Round 2 application deadlines behind us and interview invitations being released in the coming weeks, many MBA hopefuls will soon be shifting their focus to interview prep if they [...]

MBA Planning Week 4: Expanding Your Network for Long-Term Success

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 2, 2021

To give you a head start and keep you on track in the new year, Personal MBA Coach has developed a 4-part MBA Planning series! Check out week 4 today: [...]

B-Schooled Episode #33: Avoid Oversharing with the AdCom

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 1, 2021

In this episode of the B-Schooled podcast, host Erika Olsen is joined by her SBC colleague Lisa, former Director of MBA Admissions for the full-time and part-time MBA programs at [...]

MBA Planning Week 3: Planning Ahead for the GMAT/GRE/EA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 28, 2021

To give you a head start and keep you on track in the New Year, Personal MBA Coach has developed a 4-part MBA Planning series! Check out week 3 today: [...]

Find Zen While You Stay on the Waitlist

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 25, 2021

If you were a Round 1 applicant this season, over the last few weeks, you might have received great news, upsetting news, or a mix of both— otherwise known as [...]

MBA Planning Week 2: Enhancing Your Extracurricular Profile

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 19, 2021

Planning to apply to business school in 2021 (or beyond)? Get started now with Personal MBA Coach’s 2021 MBA Planning tips. Check out week 2 today: Enhancing Your Extracurricular Profile [...]

Networking During a Pandemic

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 18, 2021

Even if the pandemic hasn’t put your job in jeopardy, growing your professional network is still a vital activity right now. But what’s the best way to go about networking [...]

The Rise in Deferral MBA Programs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 15, 2021

An increasing number of top business schools are offering deferral MBA programs to which current undergraduate students apply during their senior year. In most cases, students will work for a [...]

MIT Sloan Cover Letter Advice: Maximizing 300 Words

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 12, 2021

If you’re working towards submitting a Round 2 application to MIT Sloan’s MBA Program, you’ve likely given thought to what you want to express in the required 300-word Cover Letter [...]

Standardized Tests for Business School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the business school admissions process in the spring. With lockdowns in place and testing centers closed, completing those standardized tests for business school became impossible. Therefore, [...]

MBA Planning Week 1: Make Your Career Work Harder For You

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 8, 2021

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Get organized. These may be some of the new year’s resolutions you had in mind. But for those of you hoping to apply to business school [...]

Start the New Year Right! Do These Five Things to Get a Leg up on Your MBA Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 7, 2021

Goodbye 2020 and hello 2021! While it seems every New Year comes with a sense of optimism and hope for the future, this year takes that sentiment to the extreme. [...]

Last-Minute Tips for Round 2 Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 6, 2021

The first Round 2 MBA deadlines are upon us. Are you ready for some last-minute time management tips? Even if you’re not a list person, it’s time to become one—at [...]

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