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Articles by Stacy Blackman Consulting

How to Prepare for MBA Interviews – Expecting the Unexpected

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 4, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 28, 2024

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?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 24, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 20, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 15, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 11, 2024

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?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 7, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 4, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 1, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 27, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 23, 2024

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?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 19, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 17, 2024

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?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 10, 2024

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.

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 7, 2024

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?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 3, 2024

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 30, 2023

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 25, 2023

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?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 22, 2023

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

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 18, 2023

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 [...]

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