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6 Ways to Play the MBA Waiting Game

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 30, 2013

After months of planning, studying for the admissions exam, writing essays, and wrangling recommenders, you have just hit the submit button for your business school applications and are now wondering what's next [...]

But I Studied This – I Should Know How to Do It!

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 30, 2013

When was the last time you thought that? For me, it was sometime within the past week. I knew that this problem was not beyond my reach! Meanwhile, the clock [...]

Creating a Strategy for Round 3 MBA Deadlines

by Beat The GMAT on Jan 25, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUOV7IiM17s[/youtube] During this webinar, Marc Zawel, founder of AcceptU, provides insights and tips on how to improve your chances of getting admitted in Round 3. This webinar was produced exclusively for the [...]

Data Sufficiency in GMAT Prep: Maria's Books

by Beat The GMAT on Jan 22, 2013

Last week, we discussed the overall process for Data Sufficiency . This week, we’re going to test out the process using a GMATPrep question – and take a look at [...]

What's So Special About Harvard Business School?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 20, 2013

Quite a bit, according to an open letter published recently by Ryan Allis '14 as he reflected on his first semester for the Harvard Business School Class of 2015 pre-matriculation [...]

Video Essay, the Future of MBA Admissions?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 17, 2013

In an effort to better get to know applicants beyond their stats and meticulously crafted essay answers, elite MBA programs have rolled out a number of innovative changes to their [...]

What Matters Most in MBA Admissions?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 16, 2013

Almost every day, I receive E-mails and phone calls from new clients that go something like this: "I have a 2.9 GPA, 680 GMAT, and four years of work experience [...]

How Data Sufficiency Works

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 14, 2013

Let’s just put it right out there: data sufficiency is bizarre. If you’re just starting out, you’re probably thinking, “What is this thing?” Even if you’ve been studying for a [...]

Ace the Essay? No, Thanks!

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 13, 2013

We all know that the essay on the GMAT is scored separately and that the schools don’t care as much about the essay score. We also know we have to [...]

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 [...]

Demonstrate Leadership in Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 5, 2013

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on  U.S.News.com . When faced with any iteration of the leadership question on MBA essays, many business school applicants freak out [...]

Okay… I’ve Decided To Postpone For a Year

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 5, 2013

Recently, we talked about what to try if your deadlines are rapidly approaching and you don’t yet have the score that you want. I’d like to talk about next steps [...]