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Should You Hire an MBA Admissions Consultant?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 29, 2014

With acceptance rates at the most elite business schools ranging from 6.8 to 21.6 percent, a growing number of MBA hopefuls are relying on the services of admissions consultants to help them [...]

Stanford to Award Africa MBA Fellowships

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 27, 2014

The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship application is now live, and the  deadline to apply is June 13, 2014 . The Fellowship enables talented African citizens with a passion for making [...]

Yale SOM Deepens Commitment to Entrepreneurship

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 26, 2014

Yale School of Management   will now be better equipped to meet the needs of entrepreneurially-minded students with the launch of a formal Entrepreneurship Program . Dr. Kyle Jensen has [...]

Admissions Tip: Avoiding Red Flags

by Clear Admit on Apr 26, 2014

When applying to the top schools, it is important to avoid “red flags” in your application. For the uninitiated, red flags are negative items that stand out in your file [...]

GMAC Debuts Integrated Reasoning Prep Tool

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 25, 2014

The Graduate Management Admission Council has announced the debut of a new web-based resource to help applicants prepare for the Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT. The Official GMAT Integrated Reasoning [...]

The 4 Math Strategies Everyone Must Master: Testing Cases Redux

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 24, 2014

A while back, we talked about the 4 math strategies that everyone needs to master . Today, I’ve got some additional practice for you with regard to one of those strategies: [...]

MBA Game Plan - Pt. 1: What to Do Before & After You Hit Submit

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 23, 2014

[youtube][/youtube] In part one of this two-part webinar series, Kofi Kankam, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage and Harvard College/Wharton MBA alum, discusses what to do before and after you've submitted your application. [...]

Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Strengths

by Clear Admit on Apr 18, 2014

While we devoted time last week to advice on  addressing weaknesses in one’s academic record , today we wanted to explore the other side of the issue: the strengths that [...]

The Truth Behind 3 Common MBA Rankings Myths

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 17, 2014

One of the very first places a business school hopeful begins the school selection process is by looking at annual or biannual MBA rankings. The most frequently consulted lists [...]

4 Ways to Maximize Your MBA Experience

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 16, 2014

The MBA Student Voice blog of UCLA Anderson School of Management recently posted some great advice from second-year student Nathan Adelman on how to make the most of your MBA [...]

Avoiding the C-Trap in Data Sufficiency

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 16, 2014

Have you heard of the C-Trap? I’m not going to tell you what it is yet. Try this problem from GMATPrep® first and see whether you can avoid it: * “In [...]

What Happens During an 'Undercover' Admissions Interview?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 15, 2014

In the latest installment of Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Amy S. Choi 's attempt to walk in the shoes of b-school applicants, the intrepid writer shares how being herself worked out [...]

3 Exercises to Help MBA Applicants Develop a Personal Brand

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 14, 2014

Some b-school applicants balk at thinking of themselves as a "product" or "brand." However, by taking the time to really examine your personal qualities, values and aspirations, you’ll ultimately be [...]

Unusually High Admissions Rate at UNC Kenan-Flagler

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 13, 2014

While we often hear about the extremely low acceptance rates at MBA programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business — 11% and 7%, respectively — we [...]

Martoma: a Lesson for MBA Applicants on Owning Up to Mistakes

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 12, 2014

Earlier this month, Stanford Graduate School of Business made the unprecedented move of nullifying the MBA degree of  Mathew Martoma , the SAC Capital Advisors LP employee convicted of insider [...]

Kellogg School Takes 1st Place in Sustainable Investing Challenge

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 11, 2014

A team of students from the Kellogg School of Management has taken first place in the 2014 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge with their proposed investment vehicle that would remediate [...]

Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Weaknesses

by Clear Admit on Apr 11, 2014

To follow up on  last month’s advice about GMAT preparation and timing , we wanted to offer some general comments about the role of academics in the admissions process. Many [...]

NYU Stern MBA Program Appoints New Dean of Students

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 10, 2014

New York University Stern School of Business announced it has appointed alumnus Conor Grennan as Dean of Students for the MBA program , a position which acts as a liaison [...]

3 Surprising Application Mistakes Prospective MBAs Make

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 9, 2014

When it comes to making mistakes on a business school application, there are many places where candidates can run afoul and ruin their chances at admission. The road to an MBA contains [...]

B-School Opens Doors to Entrepreneurship, New Survey Shows

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 8, 2014

More than 1 in 10 business school alumni are self-employed, and the longer they've been out of business school the more likely they are to have taken an entrepreneurial career [...]

My Score Dropped! Figuring Out What Went Wrong

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 8, 2014

I’m reviving an old article I first wrote five years ago (time flies!) because the topic is so important. I hope that no one ever again experiences a significant score [...]

What's New at Michigan Ross School of Business

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 6, 2014

Not even the Polar Vortex can hamper student and applicant excitement about the innovations happening at Michigan Ross School of Business . Ross MBA students recently fanned out across the [...]

UVA Darden School Launches New Business Knowledge Website

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 5, 2014

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has launched a new website for sharing business knowledge. Darden Ideas to Action covers a broad range of subjects, including accounting, finance, [...]

USC Marshall Offers New Degree in Entrepreneurship

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 4, 2014

The USC Marshall School of Business will offer a new  Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation  (MSEI) through its Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC Marshall has announced. [...]

Admissions Tip: Feedback Sessions for Denied Applicants

by Clear Admit on Apr 4, 2014

As many of our readers know, a small number of leading MBA programs offer admissions feedback sessions to applicants who did not make the admissions cut in a given season. Though we’ve  [...]

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