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Admissions Advice for MBA Applicants with Disabilities

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 20, 2024

Most business school admissions officers prioritize assembling a diverse MBA class. In addition to gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, and socio-economic considerations, MBA applicants with disabilities are also warmly [...]

Rescue Plan for MBA Applicants Who Got Dinged Everywhere

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 15, 2024

Today, we're covering a touchy topic that no B-school applicant wants to contemplate. But rip off the Band-Aid we must. This one's for the MBA hopefuls whose application journey [...]

Tips for the Older MBA Applicant Applying to B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 10, 2024

The average age of business school applicants has been trending downward for more than a decade. With that, work experience expectations have shifted as well. But not everyone is [...]

Why You Need a Personal MBA Soundbite

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 5, 2024

Admissions officers and employers often make up their minds about an applicant during the first few moments of a conversation. That's why starting on your best foot in a [...]

How Life and Career Impact the Choice and Number of Potential B-Schools

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 1, 2024

"How many business schools should I apply to? Which schools should I apply to?" Aspiring MBAs begin to ponder these vital questions in the spring before the busy application-writing [...]

The Big Question: Which Business Schools to Target?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 24, 2024

Spring is all about transformation and new beginnings. And in our corner of the universe, that means it's time for a fresh crop of MBA aspirants to evaluate their [...]

Compelling Stories for MBA Interviews

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 20, 2024

Embarking on the MBA admissions journey is a transformative experience, and one of the crucial stages is the interview process. Beyond your GMAT scores and academic achievements, admissions interviews [...]

Talking About Your Accomplishments in MBA Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 16, 2024

Many MBA hopefuls who have come to this blog for guidance feel uncomfortable talking up themselves in their B-school applications. They know their worth but are humble about shouting [...]

Who Gets into Stanford GSB?

by Vantage Point MBA on Apr 11, 2024

You may have seen this article on Poets & Quants, which shared some eye-opening data from our peer firm, Fortuna Admissions, about who gets into Stanford GSB and Harvard [...]

Am I Too Young for a Top MBA Program? Or Too Old?

by Vantage Point MBA on Apr 7, 2024

Age is just a number, right? We’d certainly like to think so. However, if you’re considering applying to business school, you’ve likely come across the entering class profile for [...]

MBA Admissions Insights on Round 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 29, 2024

Round 3 deadlines are coming up in late March and early April for most top schools. While the final round is the biggest gamble of the application cycle, top [...]

How Do I Find the Best MBA Admissions Consultant…for Me?

by Vantage Point MBA on Mar 25, 2024

If you’re planning to apply to business school and looking for a partner in the process, your head might be spinning from all the firms you see on MBA [...]

Smart Tactics for the Single-Employer MBA Applicant

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 17, 2024

Are you an MBA applicant who has worked for the same company since college? That isn't unheard of—especially for candidates in a rotational program such as consulting or investment [...]

Do You Need a Finalized Test Score Before You Hire an MBA Admissions Consultant?

by Vantage Point MBA on Mar 13, 2024

We love this time of year because we get to speak with a ton of prospective MBAs. A common question we hear is something to the effect of, “I’m [...]

Three Signs You Shouldn’t Submit an MBA Application in Round Three

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 9, 2024

Everyone has an opinion about submitting an MBA application in round three. Without fail, much of the conversation circles around how competitive it is . If you tried your [...]

How to Prepare for MBA Interviews – Expecting the Unexpected

by Vantage Point MBA 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The M7 Business Schools: A Comprehensive Guide

by Vantage Point MBA 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Answer Kellogg’s Video Essay Questions

by Vantage Point MBA 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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