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The Smart Choice: The Benefits of Taking the GRE<sup>®</sup> General Test for Business School

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 2, 2018

Sponsored by GRE General Test. Are you thinking of pursuing a professional business degree? More business school students than ever before are getting into top-ranked business programs using GRE [...]

Prepping for the GRE<sup>®</sup> General Test When English is Not Your First Language

by Beat The GMAT on May 7, 2018

Sponsored by GRE General Test. English is a complex language. Ask around and you’ll hear that even native speakers can find it complicated and sometimes confusing. This can make [...]

The Smart Choice: The Benefits of Taking the GRE® General Test for Business School (old)

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 12, 2018

Sponsored by GRE General Test. Are you thinking of pursuing a professional business degree? More business school students than ever before are getting into top-ranked business programs using GRE [...]

60 Days Until MBA R2 Deadlines: A Week To Week Guide

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 7, 2017

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXAaQLQZZcg&t=25s[/youtube] Now is the time to turn our focus to Round 2 applications. With just 60 days until the first deadlines, there is a TON of work to be done. In this [...]

90 Days Until MBA R2 Deadlines: A Week by Week Plan

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 7, 2017

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGpzIRJB60c[/youtube] The final Round 1 deadlines are upon us—now is the time to turn our focus to Round 2 applications. With just 90 days until the first deadlines, there is a [...]

News from the 2016 OfficialGMAT Test Prep Summit

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 13, 2016

This past Friday, GMAC hosted its biannual Test Prep Summit at its headquarters in Reston, VA. (Really: it’s annual, but they skipped a year last year.) I was there and [...]

Make the Most of Each MBA Application Component

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 9, 2016

As you pull together your MBA application materials for Round 2, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the Adcom something new about yourself. What we mean [...]

#AskStacyHBS: Twitter Party Transcript

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 16, 2015

MBA admissions expert Stacy Blackman, president of Stacy Blackman Consulting , joined us for a Twitter party on September 28th at 1 p.m. EST to share tips and answer all [...]

MBA Game Plan Pt. 2: Mastering the Application Process

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 25, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4ZnqivdHJA[/youtube] David Adams &  Sasi Goldstein, Graduate Admissions Counselors for the Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa, offer tips on how to get into your top choice schools. [...]

Texas MBA Gives Admissions Perspective on GMAT vs. GRE

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 7, 2015

A great many MBA programs now accept the GRE as an alternative to the GMAT as an entrance requirement, but applicants may still wonder whether business schools truly view both [...]

5 Key Qualities of Successful MBA Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 27, 2015

Every MBA candidate brings something unique to the table, but business schools are always on the lookout for specific qualities as they review the thousands of applications that cross their [...]

Top 10 Tips & Strategies for Application Success

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 1, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX1CJFXnQrI[/youtube] Eric Allen, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage and Admit.me , outlines the top 10 tips for MBA application success. [...]

Should I Take the GMAT or the GRE?

by Beat The GMAT on Feb 20, 2015

Most business schools now accept both the GMAT and the GRE, so which one should you take? I’ve written on the topic before but it’s been nearly a year and [...]

Make the Most of Each Application Component

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 2, 2014

As you pull together your MBA application materials, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the Adcom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply [...]

Applicants Overwhelming Favor GMAT Over GRE, Kaplan Survey Reveals

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 31, 2014

Acceptance of the GRE as an admissions alternative to the GMAT among U.S. business schools has reached critical mass, according to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2014 survey of business school admissions [...]

HBS Admissions Director Talks GMAT/GRE Scores

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 24, 2014

Although most of the elite MBA programs now accept either the GMAT or GRE as part of the admissions process, many applicants wonder if business schools really consider the exams [...]

GRE Use Increasing in MBA Admissions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 31, 2014

When the boom hit a few years ago to begin including the GRE as a testing option for MBA admissions, uncertainty among applicants ran high. The idea of allowing students [...]

MBA Application Trends in 2014–2015

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 24, 2014

How many schools are applicants applying to? How important are MBA rankings? Should you consider submitting GRE scores rather than the GMAT? These are just a few of the questions [...]

Overcome a Low Quant Background in MBA Admissions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 24, 2014

The MBA admissions process is a holistic one. If it weren't, every MBA cohort would be full of finance wizards and accounting gurus—not an especially well-rounded group. These days, business [...]

Stanford GSB Debunks MBA Admissions Myths

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 8, 2013

The Stanford MBA Admission Blog has published a trio of posts designed to dispel some of the misleading myths that continue to confound applicants. From interview questions to recommendation letter [...]

10 Best Practices for Submitting a Competitive Application for Fall 2013

by Beat The GMAT on Jan 11, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPvTeLNMTqA[/youtube] Rebekah Lewin, Executive Director of Admissions, outlines the top 10 Best Practices you should be acting on now in order to submit a competitive application for this Fall. This webinar [...]

5 Actions to Take Now Before Applying this Fall

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 5, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb-wKRuQukg[/youtube] During this webinar hosted by Beat The GMAT and Stratus Prep, Shawn O'Connor, founder of Stratus Prep and HBS alum, outlines a step-by-step timeline to help you submit your best possible application [...]

GRE Trumps GMAT?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 5, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Our client Terrence looked like a stellar candidate except for one [...]

The GMAT Or The GRE?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 30, 2009

You may have heard that some business schools* have started accepting GRE scores in place of GMAT scores. And you may be thinking: “Awesome! I hear the GRE is easier. [...]