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Advice from Harvard's MBA Admissions Director

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 30, 2012

Don't try to stand out, do make sure you understand - and are excited about - the case method approach to learning, and stay curious are three of the main [...]

Comparing Things in GMATPrep Sentence Correction

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 29, 2012

I’ve got a fascinating little GMATPrep® problem for you today. Try it out (1 minute 15 seconds) and then we’ll talk about it! * ” As the honeybee’s stinger is heavily [...]

Mythbusters - MBA Admissions Edition

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 27, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swKUUC_wfMI[/youtube] There are a surprising number of myths about what it takes to get into the top business schools. Shawn O'Connor, founder and president of Stratus Prep, speaks to the Beat [...]

Strategize and Manage the MBA Recommendation Process

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 27, 2012

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com. Some MBA applicants view recommendations as a part of the business school application process that can be put [...]

Extracurricular Make-over

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 24, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. When Travis originally met with his Stacy Blackman consultant to kick [...]

How Do I Translate This GMATPrep problem?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 21, 2012

I’ve been speaking with a lot of students recently who are really struggling with translation problems – even when they can figure out how to translate, they end up taking [...]

Highlight Extracurriculars in Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 16, 2012

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com Many MBA applicants fear they don't have enough or the right type of extracurricular activities and community service [...]

The Last 14 Days: How to Review

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 15, 2012

As we discussed in the first half of this series, Building Your Game Plan , during the last 7 to 14 days before you take the real test, your entire [...]

Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 13, 2012

According to the Cornell MBA admissions blog , Cornell "changed the direction of our questions this year to better understand your career choices and of course, who you are." Cornell MBA’s [...]

The Last 14 Days: Building Your Game Plan

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 13, 2012

Are you aware that, during the last 7 to 14 days before you take the real test, your entire study focus changes ? This is crucially important – I cannot [...]

UCLA Anderson Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 12, 2012

UCLA Anderson has only two required essays for first-time applicants, which will allow you only 1500 words to communicate directly with the admissions committee and make your case for admission [...]

London Business School MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 10, 2012

The London Business School is a close knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top [...]

UVA Darden Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 9, 2012

Continuing the trend started last year, UVA Darden again asks candidates to answer only one essay question. While you only have to write 500 words, you have to make those [...]

Duke / Fuqua Essay Topic Analysis 2012-2013

by Clear Admit on Sep 7, 2012

Following up on our announcement of Duke / Fuqua’s essay topics for 2012-2013, we wanted to share our thoughts on the changes that have been made to Fuqua’s essay set [...]

Best MBA Programs for Hispanic Students

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 6, 2012

While English may still be the language that dominates the business world, Spanish is the second-most widely spoken native language worldwide after Mandarin Chinese. But getting Hispanic applicants to the [...]

Tuck MBA Essay Analysis - 2012-2013 Season

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 6, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOLOcOmpgLQ[/youtube] A top MBA admissions expert breaks down each essay question for this year's 2012-2013 Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth MBA application. Part of the Write Like an Expert series [...]

Fuqua MBA Essay Analysis - 2012-2013 Season

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 5, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEAZX456HJs[/youtube] A top MBA admissions expert breaks down each essay question for this year's 2012-2013 Duke University's Fuqua School of Business MBA application. Part of the Write Like an Expert series [...]

Dartmouth Tuck MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 5, 2012

The Dartmouth Tuck School of Business has a small student body and a rural location, combined with world-class faculty and academic focus. As you approach your Dartmouth Tuck MBA application [...]

How to Analyze an IR Graph Problem

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 5, 2012

This is the latest in a series of “How To Analyze” articles that began with the general “ How To Analyze A Practice Problem ” article (click on the link [...]

Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Analysis - 2012-2013 Season

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 4, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSM8Haz7-ps[/youtube] A top MBA admissions expert breaks down each essay question for this year's 2012-2013 Johnson at Cornell University MBA application. Part of the Write Like an Expert series hosted by Beat [...]

MIT Sloan MBA Essay Analysis - 2012-2013 Season

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 3, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PiK_-7-yNY[/youtube] A top MBA admissions expert breaks down each essay question for this year's 2012-2013 MIT Sloan School of Management MBA application. Part of the Write Like an Expert series hosted [...]

Beat The GMAT Rockstar: neelgandham

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 2, 2012

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE54-1lQnjw[/youtube] Each week in the Beat The GMAT Rockstar series, we highlight one exceptional forum member for his or her outstanding contributions.  This week, we're excited to feature neelgandham as our [...]

Haas MBA Essay Analysis - 2012-2013 Season

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 2, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDMfe6v_rl0[/youtube] A top MBA admissions expert breaks down each essay question for this year's 2012-2013 Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley MBA application. Part of the Write [...]

NYU Stern MBA Essay Analysis - 2012-2013 Season

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 1, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx_h-e0eW1U[/youtube] A top MBA admissions expert breaks down each essay question for this year's 2012-2013 NYU Stern School of Business MBA application. Part of the Write Like an Expert series hosted [...]