The GMAT/MBA Library

Explore the world's largest collection of GMAT prep and MBA admissions content.

How to Keep on Trucking Even When it Feels Impossible

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 26, 2012

It’s always amazing how much shorter the day feels when the sun goes down earlier! And while the days are shorter in my part of the world, your workload is probably [...]

Duke Fuqua Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 26, 2012

A clear application strategy is crucial to approaching these essays. Duke’s mission is to “identify, engage, and foster the development of future leaders of consequence,” and you will want to [...]

Striking the Perfect Tone in MBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 25, 2012

Finding the right balance between confidence and humility is one of the critical challenges you will face in crafting your b-school essays and in delivering answers to admissions interviewers. No one [...]

The Case Method: Alive and Thriving or On its Way Out?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 24, 2012

The case method approach has come under increased scrutiny of late. Established by Harvard Business School more than a century ago, it is still widely used at top MBA programs [...]

How To Minimize Careless Errors

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 24, 2012

Remember those times when you were sure you got the answer right, only to find out that you got it wrong? For a moment, you even think that there must [...]

Chicago Booth Nabs Top Spot in Latest Economist Rankings

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 23, 2012

The Economist recently announced its 2012 full-time MBA rankings , and the Chicago Booth School of Business came out way ahead in one area the MBA students polled believe is [...]

5 Last-Minute Tips for Round 1 MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 18, 2012

Round one deadlines are coming up at several MBA programs. If you're one of thousands scrambling to put the finishing details on your application this week, congratulations! You're almost over [...]

Convince MBA Admissions Officials You’ve Done Your Research

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 16, 2012

Almost every business school poses the question to applicants: "Why an MBA, and why this program?" Some do so explicitly on the application, while others pose the question during the [...]

Tackling Find the Assumption CR Problems

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 16, 2012

Find the Assumption questions are very common Critical Reasoning question types. If you don’t yet know the general process for tackling Critical Reasoning problems , learn how before you keep [...]

B-Schools Give a Big Thumbs Down to Purchasing MBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 13, 2012

Have you seen this recent story on MBA essays for sale in Bloomberg Businessweek ? Two MBA graduates, a husband-and-wife team from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Stanford [...]

UM Ross MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 8, 2012

Michigan Ross is a program that emphasizes learning both inside and outside the classroom, and is seeking candidates that are intellectually curious and able to accomplish their goals. At the [...]

The 2 Biggest Mistakes GMAT Studiers Make

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 8, 2012

Recently, a new student asked me what he could do to get the most out of our class and his study time over the next several months. He’s not the [...]

Square Roots

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 7, 2012

Have you ever gotten a GMAT question wrong because you thought you were supposed to take a square root and get two different numbers but the answer key said only [...]

How to Squeeze Everything into Just a Few Short Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 6, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XPY9nbu34o[/youtube] Right about now, your path to b-school probably feels somewhat overwhelming. Right? You’ve got multiple applications. That means letters, interviews and most importantly, essays. With regards to essays, a popular question [...]

Indian MBA Applications That Worked

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 4, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oESGp2oeIc[/youtube] Jon Frank, founder of Admissionado, will present real-world profiles of successful Indian applicants. Produced exclusively for the Beat The GMAT community. [...]

5 Things to Weigh Before Applying to B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 3, 2012

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com . All aspiring MBAs must decide how many and which business schools to apply to; the key is [...]

Engineer? Successfully Build a Bridge to an MBA

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 2, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3adGEmquns[/youtube] During this session, Marc Zawel, founder of AcceptU, outlines the ways an Engineer can make sure his/her application stands out to the AdCom. [...]