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10 Insider Tips for Admission into HBS

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 30, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aycHj6URXoM&[/youtube] Shawn O'Connor, CEO & Founder of Stratus Prep, is an honors graduate of Harvard Business School. Watch this video as Shawn discusses insider tips and secrets that he has used [...]

Round 3 at Tuck, Difficult but Not Impossible

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 30, 2013

Like my previous posts from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Chicago Booth School of Business , Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business wants to reassure skittish applicants that while applying [...]

What is this Quant Question Hiding?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 28, 2013

A certain class of questions tends to have more going on than might be apparent on the surface. (I’m being intentionally vague as to the “certain class” – I’ll tell [...]

UM Ross to Use Team-Based Interviews in 2014 MBA Admissions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 27, 2013

It's official: University of Michigan Ross School of Business will include some form of team-based interview component in the 2014 MBA admissions cycle. After traveling to China in January to [...]

Make the Most of Your B-School Campus Visit

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 26, 2013

You wouldn't buy a house you hadn't seen in person first, would you? With the average total cost of an MBA education at the most elite business schools  creeping upwards of $300,000 [...]

Behind the Scenes with GMAC: Tips for Preparing for the GMAT Exam

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 25, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYSJE-247DY[/youtube] During this webinar, Trevor Reaske, GMAC Field Marketing Coordinator, and Betsy McIntyre, Director of Product Management, will provide you with a history of the GMAT exam and an overview of the structure [...]

Now LIVE! The 2013 Beat The GMAT Scholarship

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 25, 2013

We're really happy to announce that we are now accepting applications for this year's Beat The GMAT Scholarship Competition. This is the eighth annual edition of this contest and we're [...]

GMAT Scores, GPAs, and Extracurriculars: Perfect Formula for an Acceptance?

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 22, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYS-TqDyJCc[/youtube] During this exclusive webinar, Albert Lopez Ramos, Assistant Director of Admissions at The Drucker School of Management, CGU, shared some tips and recommendations on how to develop the perfect formula for [...]

The Role of Confusion in Your Prep

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 20, 2013

Wait - is that a typo? Maybe I meant “ Confucius ,” the Chinese teacher and philosopher? I actually do mean confusion. :) Journalist Annie Murphy Paul recently contributed a post [...]

Prospective B-School Students Applying to Fewer Schools This Year

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 16, 2013

Business school applicants are scaling back the number of schools that they apply to, according to the results of our recent Stacy Blackman Consulting survey. While 14% of respondents in [...]

Round Three Advice from Chicago Booth

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 14, 2013

With just a few weeks to go until the April 4th round three deadline, Kurt Ahlm , associate dean of student recruitment and admissions at Chicago Booth School of Business [...]

UNC Kenan-Flagler Defines Successful MBA Student

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 13, 2013

While all top-tier MBA programs are filled with smart students that have a strong quantitative background, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School throws an ampersand into the mix when it comes [...]

3 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive B-School Applicant Pool

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 13, 2013

Today I'm answering a question that's extremely common in the world of business school applications. MBA hopeful William contacted me with this conundrum: "Hi Stacy, I believe that I'm a strong [...]

Want a 750+? Do This Question in Less Than 60 Seconds.

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 12, 2013

Recently, I published an article challenging those going for a 750+ to answer a certain quant question in 30 seconds . I received a lot of positive feedback about that [...]

Advice from Chicago Booth Interviewers

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 7, 2013

Many blog posts offer interview tips from the admissions committee's point of view, but a recent post from the Booth Insider blog at the Chicago Booth School of Business shares [...]

Think Final Round is a Waste of Time? Not Necessarily, Says The Adcom

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 5, 2013

While there's a lot of truth to the commonly held wisdom that applying to business school in the final round means your chances of being admitted are wafer slim, UNC [...]

How Do I Make Sure I Don’t Get More Than (2, 3, 4) Questions Wrong in a Row?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 4, 2013

Students ask this all the time – they’ve heard that the scoring penalizes us for getting a lot of questions wrong in a row. That’s true, to some extent – there [...]

Admissions Tip: Late Round Considerations

by Clear Admit on Mar 3, 2013

After a relatively sleepy February, March will soon be upon us with its extensive list of application deadlines and decision notification dates. Let’s take a look at part of the [...]

Want a 750+? Do This Question in 30 Seconds

by Clear Admit on Mar 3, 2013

Lately, I’ve been speaking with a few different students who are aiming for a 750+ score – in other words, stratospheric! I’ve tried (and hope I’ve succeeded!) to impress upon [...]

GMAC Launches Online Assessment Tool for Soft Skills

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 1, 2013

The Graduate Management Admission Council announced the launch last week of its newest product, " Reflect ," a self-administered online assessment and soft-skills development program. Soft skills are an important set [...]