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How Does Kellogg Assess MBA Applicants?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 31, 2014

MBA hopefuls are always looking for clues as to how the admissions process works. With that in mind, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management has attempted to demystify the applicant [...]

Wharton's Social Impact Initiative Welcomes New Senior Fellow

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 30, 2014

Jonathan Greenblatt , founder of Ethos Water and currently Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, will serve as [...]

HEC Paris Creates New Series of MOOCs for 2015

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 29, 2014

Capitalizing on the success of its first massive open online courses, HEC Paris has announced it will launch a series of new MOOCs in 2015. They begin with courses on [...]

Round 3 Attracts Maverick MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 28, 2014

Round three is far and away the most competitive round in MBA admissions. Almost all of the seats have already been filled, and applications submitted this late in the game [...]

Stanford GSB Launches Certificate Program in London

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 27, 2014

Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced it will launch its first Stanford Ignite certificate program in London in September 2015. The 10-week, part-time program will teach innovators how to [...]

Navigate a Job Change While Applying to B-Schools

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 27, 2014

Think about what you would you do if you needed to move into a new job just a few months before submitting your MBA applications. Or, maybe there’s an intriguing [...]

R1 Decisions from Michigan Ross

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 26, 2014

Moved by the holiday spirit, Soojin Kwon , MBA admissions director at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business , tapped into her inner poet for her latest blog [...]

Should You Change Your Application Strategy?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 25, 2014

If you applied to MBA programs in Round 1 and are continuing to submit materials to other schools in Round 2, you may be tempted to mix things up for [...]

GMAT Sentence Correction: How to Find the Core Sentence - Part 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 25, 2014

Welcome to the third installment of our Core Sentence series. In part 1 , we began learning how to strip an SC sentence (or any sentence!) down to the core [...]

Addressing Academic Strengths on MBA Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 24, 2014

Hard data points such as test scores and GPAs carry significant weight as business school admissions committees attempt to determine whether an applicant has the chops to handle the quantitative requirements [...]

Profile Development: Set Yourself Up for Admission Success

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 22, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHkea1fE0k4[/youtube] Shawn O'Connor, world-renowned admissions expert and Stratus Prep Founder and CEO, outlines effective MBA admissions strategies. Find out what top business schools look for in a competitive candidate and the [...]

GMAT Sentence Correction: How to Find the Core Sentence - Part 2

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 17, 2014

Welcome to the second installment of our Core Sentence series; if you haven’t yet read Part 1 , do so now before continuing with this segment. How has your practice [...]

Before You Click Submit: 5 Must Haves for Your MBA Application

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 13, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1C0RZBL5Hw[/youtube] [Viewer's Note: An error occurred during recording, so the last two minutes of the session are unavailable. The missing portion includes a response to one final question and closing [...]

3 Challenges Facing B-School Recruitment

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 9, 2014

Top MBA programs worldwide value diversity because the presence of distinctly different points of view usually leads to more enriching discussions in the classroom and beyond. However, there are challenges [...]

GMAT Sentence Correction: How To Find the Core Sentence - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 9, 2014

Recently, I was discussing sentence structure with one of my classes and we practiced a crucial but difficult GMAT skill: how to strip an SC sentence to its core components. [...]

4 Factors to Consider About European MBA Programs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 8, 2014

As business becomes more global, future MBA applicants may ask themselves if they should consider heading abroad for business school. In many cases, the answer will be yes. The best business schools [...]

Targeted Tips for Women MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 4, 2014

Are there specific tips and tactics just for women who are applying to business school? While it's tempting to dismiss the existence of any gender differences in the application process [...]

Separate GMAT Rankings for U.S. and Asian Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 3, 2014

Segregation in education sounds like a relic of the distant past, but according to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal , Asian and Indian applicants to U.S. MBA [...]

Make the Most of Each Application Component

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 2, 2014

As you pull together your MBA application materials, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the Adcom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply [...]

The Newest GMAT Strategy Guides Have Arrived! – Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 1, 2014

The newest GMAT Strategy Guides have hit the shelves! We’re really excited about these new books, the perfect stocking stuffers to make all of your dreams come true. (Well…your GMAT-related [...]