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New MOOC Partnership Between Coursera and ISB

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 30, 2014

Coursera, the US-based online education provider, and the Indian School of Business (ISB) recently signed a partnership agreement to develop courses for Coursera’s 10-million-plus learners. A course on “A Life [...]

The Newest GMAT Strategy Guides Have Arrived! – Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 30, 2014

I am really excited to announce that our latest and greatest GMAT Strategy Guides are hitting bookshelves right now! We’ve been working all year on updating our materials to give [...]

Plan Your Time Wisely in Round 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 29, 2014

By the end of this week, we're through with November already—can you believe it? What’s even harder to believe is that Round 2 deadlines will start to hit in less [...]

Do's and Don'ts of Convincing MBA Programs You're a Good Fit

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 28, 2014

Focusing on fit is one of the most important elements of finding the right business school. This can seem like an abstract thing to determine at first glance. After all, many students [...]

Social Media Will Change the B-School Landscape

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 26, 2014

Social media as it relates to management education continues to be a hot topic, and I found the comments in a recent Huffington Post blog piece really fascinating. For Millennials, [...]

Closing the Deal: Successful MBA Interview Strategies

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 25, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R54ccxdZNS0[/youtube] Too many applicants spend countless hours preparing an application, but limited time spent preparing for the interview. Kofi Kankam, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage , shares tips and strategies on effective [...]

Don't Hide from MBA Admissions Background Checks

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 24, 2014

Background checks in MBA admissions are more common for some schools than others, but their overall use is growing. Some programs vet every admitted applicant, others randomly select a percentage [...]

News from the GMAT Summit

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 22, 2014

Last week, I attended the annual GMAT Summit, held by the fine folks at GMAC (who own / make the GMAT), and I have some interesting tidbits to share with [...]

Is an MD/MBA Degree Right for You?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 20, 2014

The Atlantic recently published an in-depth piece exploring the  rise of the M.D./MBA degree . It seems there's been an explosion of joint MD/MBA programs in the United States, growing [...]

Choose Safety Schools for Your MBA Applications Carefully

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 19, 2014

Landing a seat at a top MBA program isn’t a slam-dunk for anybody. It’s getting increasingly competitive to get into the highest-ranked schools. The term safety school gets thrown around quite a [...]

GMAT Data Sufficiency Strategy: Test Cases

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 14, 2014

If you’re going to do a great job on Data Sufficiency , then you’ve got to know how to Test Cases. This strategy will help you on countless DS problems. Try [...]

Nothing 'Dirty' About Professional Networking

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 13, 2014

MBA programs place a major emphasis on networking skills with their students and graduates, but a new study written by professors at Harvard Business School , Rotman School of Management [...]

3 Tips to Stay Sane During B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 12, 2014

By now, you've either fantasized about how hectic yet amazing business school life is,  or you're living it right now. Rohan Rajiv , a first-year student in Northwestern University Kellogg [...]

HSW: 10 Things that Distinguish Admits from Rejects

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 11, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfeTqJP5nPM[/youtube] Shawn O'Connor, renowned admissions expert, Forbes columnist, and Stratus Prep  founder & CEO, offers an exclusive peek inside the admissions office by sharing 10 factors that distinguish Harvard, Stanford, and [...]

MBA Essay Do's and Don'ts from Kenan-Flagler

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 10, 2014

The admissions team at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School recently provided a list of helpful do's and dont's for applicants working on their MBA admissions essay, and their advice holds no [...]

The Hidden Advantages of a European MBA

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 10, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0uYhKgDzm4[/youtube] Eric Lucrezia, International Recruitment Manager for the full-time Global MBA program at ESSEC , explores the ins and outs of doing your MBA in Europe. Gain a stronger understanding of [...]

Admissions Updates from Michigan Ross

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 9, 2014

At the Michigan Ross School of Business , Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Soojin Kwon recently posted some information on her blog that will be helpful for R1 [...]

ROI of the MBA Strong Across Most Tiers

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 8, 2014

Just about everyone knows that earning an MBA degree offers an excellent return on investment. But what's interesting to learn is that even schools outside of the Top 20 and [...]

Planning Your MBA: School Fit & Recommendation Selection

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 8, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZUiIXdFYNM[/youtube] Kofi Kankam, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage , examines key precepts in helping candidates select the best programs to match their learning styles, training desires, career goals, and personality/culture fit. Attention [...]

Michigan Ross Admissions Director on Retaking GMAT

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 7, 2014

First off, congratulations to all of the R1 applicants to Michigan Ross School of Business who received an invitation to interview! MBA admissions director Soojin Kwon discusses the subject of [...]

The Last 14 Days before Your GMAT: Building Your Game Plan – Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 6, 2014

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 [...]

Applications Rising for 2-Year MBA Programs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 5, 2014

For a third straight year, applications to full-time, two-year MBA programs showed marked growth, according to the 2014 Application Trends Survey , released by the Graduate Management Admission Council. By [...]

B-Schools Still Lukewarm on GMAT IR Section

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 3, 2014

According to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2014 survey of admissions officers at over 200 business schools across the United States, 60% say that an applicant’s score on the GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning [...]

2014-2015 London Business School MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 2, 2014

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-ranked programs in [...]

Preparing for MBA Round 2

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 2, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rSFgT5Miq0[/youtube] Marc Zawel, co-founder of AcceptU , offers advice on preparing for R2 deadlines. Learn what you can be working on now to maximize your chances of gaining admission. [...]

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