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2014 Stanford GSB Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 28, 2014

Stanford Graduate School of Business has followed the lead of the majority of top MBA programs and has reduced the essay count for this year’s application. Stanford is still focused [...]

To Keep or to Cancel Your GMAT Score—That Is the Question

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 28, 2014

[Editor's note: Make sure you read the latest version of this article here .] Have you heard? GMAC just announced that, as of 27 June, we’ll be allowed to decide [...]

Admissions Tip: How to Write a Résumé That Will Get You in

by Clear Admit on Jun 27, 2014

Your résumé is not only an important component of your MBA application, it’s also a great place to start when crafting your overall positioning strategy. This document forces one to distill [...]

2014-2015 University of Pennsylvania Wharton Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 26, 2014

This year Wharton has streamlined the essay questions even further and asks only one required question for new applicants to the program. If you are a reapplicant there is an [...]

Tuck at Dartmouth 2014-2015 MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 25, 2014

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has a small student body and a rural location, combined with world-class faculty and academic focus. As you approach your Dartmouth Tuck MBA [...]

How to 'Sell Yourself' to the Adcom

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 25, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ziah5SP7Xqc[/youtube] Marc Zawel, Co-Founder of AcceptU , offers advice on how to "sell yourself" to the admissions office. [...]

Darden School of Business 2014-2015 Deadlines

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 24, 2014

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced the application deadlines for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season. Round 1 Deadline: October 10, 2014 Decision: December 17, 2014 Round 2 [...]

Comparing Regional MBAs With Big-Name B-Schools

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 23, 2014

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. While much of my MBA consulting work is with clients who aspire to attend one of the top [...]

Top 10 Myths of MBA Applicants

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 23, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7PFVTWzJL0[/youtube] During your research you may have heard a few common things about the MBA, and some are more than likely NOT TRUE. In this video, Kofi Kankam, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage [...]

Brown University Will Now Offer Joint MBA Degree

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 22, 2014

Brown University and internationally top-ranked IE Business School in Spain recently announced that the IE Brown Executive MBA will now be offered as joint degree, conferred by both institutions. This [...]

Gaining Admission to HSW and the Top 5 MBA Programs

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 22, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOEnnxYNBDc[/youtube] In this video, Dr. Shel Watts, CEO & Founder of MBA Admit , discusses high-impact actions that can help you increase your odds for success at top MBA programs including Harvard [...]

Stanford's New Joint Electrical Engineering MS/MBA Degree Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 21, 2014

Stanford University recently announced the launch of a new joint Stanford Electrical Engineering MS/MBA degree program , which will be available to graduate students in the 2015-2016 academic year. The joint [...]

USC Marshall Receives $15M Gift for International Business Programs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 20, 2014

The Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California announced it has received a $15 million gift from USC trustee Thomas J. Barrack Jr. and his family that [...]

Self-Study, Class, or a Tutor? How to Choose your GMAT Approach - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 20, 2014

Last time , we talked about how to decide whether to study on your own, take a class, or work with a tutor. If you choose either of the latter [...]

Admissions Tip: Crafting Strong Essays – The Rewards of Reflection

by Clear Admit on Jun 17, 2014

With several of the leading schools having already released their  essay questions  for this admissions season, we’re sure that quite a number of early birds are eager to get a [...]

How to Study on Your Own

by Clear Admit on Jun 12, 2014

You’ve been thinking for a while now about going back to business school. You’ll go sometime in the future … but you haven’t started to do much about it yet. Well, [...]

Target U.S. Business Schools as a Latin American MBA Hopeful

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 9, 2014

International students typically make up 25 percent to 40 percent of MBA cohorts at top U.S. business schools. It's not surprising that the overwhelming majority of applicants from Latin America want to [...]

Admissions Tip: Selecting Your Recommenders

by Clear Admit on Jun 9, 2014

Since many of our readers are just beginning the business school application process, we wanted to offer some basic tips on a critical variable in the MBA admissions equation: recommender [...]

Columbia Business School 2014-2015 MBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 6, 2014

The Columbia Business School Class of 2016 MBA application is now live, and here is a preview of the essay questions for the 2014-2015 admissions season. Applicants must complete one short [...]

Stanford GSB 2014-2015 MBA Application Deadlines

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 5, 2014

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has released the MBA application deadlines for the 2014-2015 admissions cycle. The deadlines are: Round 1 Deadline: October 1, 2014 Notification: December 10, 2014 Round [...]

The State of the MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 4, 2014

Today's article was submitted by Jessica Finger from Noodle. The Graduate Management Admission Council's (GMAC) recent employment report for new MBA graduates was full of good news. "More companies in [...]

Self-Study, Class, or a Tutor? How to Choose Your GMAT Approach - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 4, 2014

Summer is here again, along with the GMAT busy season. Application deadlines are just a few short months away! It’s time to get your GMAT study into gear. I’ve been getting [...]

Rethinking MBA Rankings

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 3, 2014

MBA rankings are a tricky subject. Most applicants put an enormous amount of credence in them when making their school selections, but the results aren't always as clear-cut as they [...]

Trips and Treks: a Critical Part of the MBA Experience?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 1, 2014

In case you missed it, the New York Times had an interesting article recently exploring the role travel plays during one's MBA experience. Some travel opportunities during b-school are curricular and [...]