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Boost Your Candidacy with a Pre-MBA Prep Plan

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 31, 2014

If you're thinking seriously about attending business school in a few years, I have great news for you. Three years is ample time to do several things that will strengthen [...]

GMAT Sentence Correction: Where Do I Start?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 31, 2014

On some Sentence Correction (SC) problems, an error jumps out at you immediately. On others, you’re left trying to figure out where to start. How do you dig in when [...]

Smith School of Business Boosts Military Outreach

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 30, 2014

Active-duty and veteran students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business now have a dedicated staff member to help them make a smooth transition to the classroom [...]

Overcome 3 MBA Application Challenges Facing Military Veterans

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 29, 2014

When it comes to some of the key qualities elite business school admissions officers are looking for in MBA applicants—demonstrated leadership and management skills, an ability to motivate and work well [...]

2014-2015 Chicago Booth MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 28, 2014

Chicago Booth is consistently rated in the top echelon of MBA programs in the United States and is known for a strong intellectual community. This application is designed to evaluate [...]

The Ins & Outs of the Application Process

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 28, 2014

[youtube][/youtube] Are you planning on applying to business school this year? Bryant Michaels, MBA Admissions Consultant with Veritas Prep , addresses the common pitfalls that applicants make and how you can [...]

MBA Grads Still Need to Master Social Media

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 27, 2014

While we all know social media use has exploded over the past decade, some MBA graduates are still operating like its 1999 when it comes to maximizing its benefits from [...]

Yale SOM Introduces Sliding Scale Application Fee

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 26, 2014

In an effort to make applying to the Yale School of Management more accessible for lower-income applicants, the program announced it will implement a sliding scale for its MBA application [...]

Oxford Saïd to Launch Newly Redesigned MBA Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 25, 2014

University of Oxford's Saïd Business School has announced a major redesign of the one-year Oxford MBA , launching in September 2014, that will provide future leaders with the skills, knowledge, [...]

HBS Deadline is 9/9: 10 Must-Dos in the Next 7 Weeks

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 25, 2014

[youtube][/youtube] Round 1 MBA application deadlines will be here before you know it. Now is the time to start preparing. Shawn O'Connor, renowned admissions expert, Forbes columnist, and Stratus Prep Founder [...]

New Application at Cornell's Johnson School Adds LinkedIn Feature

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 24, 2014

The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University recently announced the launch of a new admissions application for its one-year and two-year MBA programs, making it one of the [...]

2014-2015 UVA Darden MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 23, 2014

While writing only 500 words for your University of Virginia Darden School of Business application essay may seem simple, it requires discipline to highlight all of the important parts of [...]

GMAT Prep: Stop Wasting My Time

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 23, 2014

Have you ever worked with someone who inevitably managed to come up with things to do that were a complete waste of time? Maybe it was an insecure boss who [...]

UC Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 20, 2014

The set of essays for admission to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business covers a variety of topics – from the personal to professional. In approaching these varied questions it [...]

Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

by Clear Admit on Jul 18, 2014

As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have [...]

MBA Trends at Harvard Business School and Beyond

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 17, 2014

The shift to fewer and shorter MBA essays has taken hold across the elite business schools of the United States, and the Wall Street Journal published two interesting articles recently [...]

UCLA Anderson School Goes Private

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 16, 2014

Following years of debate, the full-time MBA program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management will transition from state-supported to self-supporting status, Inside Higher Ed has reported. This change means [...]

Official Guide, 2015 Edition: What Do You Need to Know?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 15, 2014

GMAC just released new 2015 editions of its three The Official Guide for GMAT®  Review books. Here’s what you need to know as you decide whether to buy these books [...]

How B-School Students Can Choose an MBA Concentration

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 14, 2014

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on The MBA degree is general by nature, as it's designed to train students for careers managing any area [...]

Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 12, 2014

Columbia’s updated essay questions are consistent with last year, with a new video about Columbia and New York City as a defining feature. As usual, Columbia Business School is highly [...]

Duke Fuqua 2014–2015 Essay Topics

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 11, 2014

Duke University's Fuqua School of Business has announced the essay questions for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. Required Short Answer Questions Instructions: Answer all 3 of the following questions. [...]

Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

by Clear Admit on Jul 11, 2014

Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing gaps in employment. When applying to business school, many candidates worry [...]

How Fast Can You Solve this GMAT Prep Quant Problem?

by Clear Admit on Jul 7, 2014

Try this problem from the free problem sets that come with the GMATPrep® software and see whether you can spot the most efficient solution. Here is the problem:   * “If a [...]

Hard GMAT Prep: Can You Find the Assumption?

by Clear Admit on Jul 6, 2014

Try this GMATPrep® problem out (it’s from the free set that comes with the software) and then we’ll talk about it. Give yourself about 2 minutes (though it’s okay to stretch [...]

Score Preview Added to GMAT

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 5, 2014

Prospective business students taking the GMAT exam will now be able to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or cancel them, the Graduate Management Admission Council has [...]

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