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Admissions Tip: Planning for the GMAT

by Clear Admit on Feb 28, 2014

For all you “early birds” who are planning to apply to business school this fall, we wanted to offer a few tips on managing your time as it relates to [...]

GMAT Quant: Reflect Before You Work

by Clear Admit on Feb 26, 2014

Stop! Before you dive in and start calculating on a math problem, reflect for a moment. How can you set up the work to minimize the number of annoying calculations? Try [...]

USC Marshall School to Offer Degree in Social Entrepreneurship

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 25, 2014

The USC Marshall School of Business has announced a new Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship (MSSE) offered through the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, further expanding the opportunities for students [...]

Overcome a Low Quant Background in MBA Admissions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 24, 2014

The MBA admissions process is a holistic one. If it weren't, every MBA cohort would be full of finance wizards and accounting gurus—not an especially well-rounded group. These days, business [...]

Selling Yourself: Stand Out to Get In

by Beat The GMAT on Feb 24, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz1dT_zxSWo[/youtube] Adam Tank, an MBA student at the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management , discusses strategies for how to best market yourself throughout the MBA admissions process. [...]

Waitlist Guidelines from Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 23, 2014

While the waitlist may not seem like the ideal status for your MBA application, the good news is you're still in the running while the school looks more closely at [...]

Harvard Business School Offers Its First MOOC

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 22, 2014

Harvard Business School has finally revealed the first subject it will offer as a massive open online course, or MOOC, as they are commonly known. More than 10,000 students have [...]

Philosophy and B-School?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 22, 2014

At first glance, you might think that philosophy has absolutely nothing to with management education. But a recent article published by QS Top MBA points out several instances where the [...]

HBS Alumni Break Record in 2013 with $22M in Donations

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 21, 2014

Harvard Business School 's recently released annual report notes, among other achievements, that the school received a record-breaking $22 million in unrestricted current use gifts from former students in 2013. This [...]

$10M Gift Funds New Social Impact Center at Georgetown

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 20, 2014

A $10 million gift from philanthropists Alberto and Olga Maria Beeck will fund the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University , the school recently announced. The [...]

HBS Dean Apologizes for School's Sexist Attitudes

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 20, 2014

At an alumnae event in Northern California celebrating 50 years of women at Harvard Business School , dean Nitin Nohria used the opportunity to issue an apology to female students [...]

What Do You Want to Get Wrong On the GMAT?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 18, 2014

Right now, you might be thinking, “Wait, what? I don’t actively  want to get stuff wrong!” In fact, yes, you do. Let me take you on what might seem like a [...]

Juice Up MBA Recommendations With Alumni, VIPs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 17, 2014

In addition to essays, letters of recommendation are one of the most influential components of your business school application. These letters give the admissions committee a greater understanding of the [...]

The Basics of Applying to B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 15, 2014

The Financial Times published an article recently with advice on how to apply for an MBA program , and I contributed a few of my own tips to the piece. [...]

Admissions Tip: Thinking About Financing

by Clear Admit on Feb 14, 2014

Though many business school applicants know exactly what they want to do—and how much they hope to make—after they graduate from an MBA program, a surprising number apply to school [...]

Weigh Trying a MOOC Before an MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 13, 2014

2013 may well become known as the year of the massive open online course, commonly abbreviated MOOC, as more and more prestigious business schools began offering their courses for free [...]

Adhering to Word Count

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 12, 2014

As my clients crank out their initial essay drafts, many of them contact me a bit upset over the word limits imposed on them. They insist that they are not [...]

MBA Interview Myth-Busting from Michigan Ross

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 11, 2014

In her recent update to the Ross MBA blog, Michigan Ross School of Business admissions director Soojin Kwon makes light of the frigid temps gripping Ann Arbor but assures applicants [...]

How to Address Your Weaknesses Successfully

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 10, 2014

During the MBA essay-writing process, we get to praise ourselves, to brag, to point out our unique understanding of complex issues, and generally portray ourselves as the ideal human. But [...]

4 Steps to Get the Most out of Your CATs - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 10, 2014

Yesterday we talked about the first two elements of getting the most out of your CATs: #1: How NOT to use your practice CATs #2: How to analyze your [...]

B-School Gender Gap

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 9, 2014

The state of women in business school is a topic that garners frequent attention, and will probably continue to do so until the numbers of female students and professors even [...]

4 Steps to Get the Most out of Your CATs - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 9, 2014

How many practice tests have you taken so far? Are you satisfied—or frustrated—with your progress? One of the biggest mistakes I see students make is also relatively easy to fix: they [...]

Admissions Tip: Waitlist Correspondence

by Clear Admit on Feb 7, 2014

In addition to actively evaluating the applications of Round Two applicants at this time of year, many top programs revisit their Round One waitlists and consider the strength of those [...]

HBS Dean Apologizes for School's Sexist Attitudes

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 6, 2014

At an alumnae event in Northern California celebrating 50 years of women at Harvard Business School , dean Nitin Nohria used the opportunity to issue an apology to female students [...]

4 MBA Interview Tips You Need to Know Now

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 5, 2014

The MBA interview can be a nerve-wracking step of the b-school admissions process, and the best way to work out those jitters is preparation. Now’s the time to reach out [...]

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