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Enrollment Flags for Women Pursuing the MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 30, 2014

As more and more business schools publish their MBA class profiles for the incoming class, it has become clear that despite all the discussion of women and MBAs of 2013, [...]

Handling “Analyze the Answer Choices” Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 30, 2014

Consider the following two questions: Question #1: If 10 is the greatest common divisor of positive integers [pmath]x[/pmath] and [pmath]y[/pmath], and 20 is the lowest common multiple of [pmath]x[/pmath] and [pmath]y[/pmath], what [...]

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your B-School Experience

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 29, 2014

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. If you’re heading to business school in the coming weeks, you're about to embark on a transformative experience, [...]

Avoid 3 Mistakes When Building Your MBA Budget

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 28, 2014

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. The MBA admissions process requires determination, dedication and hard work. But don’t let the effort required to gain [...]

Last-Minute Checklist for Round 1 Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 27, 2014

Are you planning on applying in Round 1, which at many schools is just weeks away? There are several reasons to apply in the first round, from demonstrating your strong [...]

2014 Best Business Schools for Hispanics

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 26, 2014

HispanicBusiness recently announced the 2014 ranking of the best business schools for diversity practices. The rankings look at Hispanic graduate enrollment, full-time Hispanic faculty in the MBA programs, and the [...]

Get Ready to Rumble: GMAT RC Start to Finish - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 26, 2014

We’ve done a lot of RC over the years, but a passage contains so much text that I rarely do a full passage with all of its questions. We’re going to [...]

2014-2015 INSEAD MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 25, 2014

Two campuses, multiple degree options and a diverse and international class set INSEAD apart. When you approach this set of essays, make sure you are ready to explain your career [...]

HBS Admissions Director Talks GMAT/GRE Scores

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 24, 2014

Although most of the elite MBA programs now accept either the GMAT or GRE as part of the admissions process, many applicants wonder if business schools really consider the exams [...]

Non-Traditional Applicants: Articulating the MBA Fit

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 24, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h3IaJS4GY4[/youtube] Kofi Kankam, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage and a Wharton & Harvard MBA graduate, reviews the key steps for candidates with atypical professional and academic backgrounds to build a compelling admissions [...]

Tuck School Creates New Global Insight Requirement

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 23, 2014

Beginning in fall 2015, students at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth will be required to complete an immersive global experience as part of their MBA education, the school [...]

Inside Scoop: 10 Must Haves to Get Into Top B-Schools in R2

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 23, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjv8dBaNZo[/youtube] [Editor's Note]: The audio is slightly distorted throughout this session, yet discernible for easy listening. We appreciate your understanding. Shawn O'Connor, renowned admissions expert, Forbes columnist, and Stratus Prep [...]

Recruiters Seek Specialist MBAs with Soft Skills

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 22, 2014

At the Association of MBAs (AMBA) annual Employers Forum in August, two topics dominated the event: the need for MBAs with well-developed 'soft' skills, and the increased demand for graduate [...]

B-Schools Respond to Market Demands

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 20, 2014

Technology and entrepreneurship are changing the face of management education, a story in the Chicago Tribune reports. Economic and social challenges require creative solutions, and business schools have found themselves [...]

Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 19, 2014

A clear application strategy is crucial to approaching these essays. Duke Fuqua 's mission is to “identify, engage, and foster the development of future leaders of consequence,” and you will want [...]

HBS Lays Out Next Steps for R1 Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 18, 2014

In her recent blog update , Harvard Business School 's director of admissions and financial aid Dee Leopold explained exactly what MBA hopefuls who submitted their applications last week for [...]

NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 18, 2014

As the NYU Stern MBA website states, “Stern develops leaders who have an impact on business and beyond.” Evolving from a pure finance school into one that focuses on areas [...]

How to Set up Your GMAT Scratch Paper

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 18, 2014

A student in one of my classes recently asked me how best to set up his scratch paper while taking the exam, so my first task is to give a [...]

Breaking Down the 2014-2015 Columbia Application Essays

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 13, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIB6yCT_9y4[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present Columbia Business School  essays analysis for 2014-2015! During our 9-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Shawn O'Connor of Stratus Prep breaks down this [...]

Breaking Down the 2014-2015 LBS Application Essays

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 12, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBFqd3SWwZA[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present London Business School  essays analysis for 2014-2015! During our 9-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Kyn Chatervedi of Admissionado breaks down this year's [...]

GMAT Prep Story Problem: Make It Real Part 2

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 10, 2014

How did it go last time with the rate problem ? I’ve got another story problem for you, but this time we’re going to cover a different math area. Just a [...]

UT McCombs Offers MBA Essay Advice

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 8, 2014

Like many schools, UT McCombs School of Business has updated and streamlined the MBA application essays for the upcoming admissions season. Associate director of admissions Brodie Reynolds took to the [...]

Breaking Down the 2014-2015 Kellogg Application Essays

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 8, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr3WN3OHGhs[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present Kellogg School of Management  essays analysis for 2014-2015! During our 9-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Jessica Shklar of mbaMission breaks down this [...]

Breaking Down the 2014-2015 Wharton Application Essays

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 7, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KL_v3h-axA[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present The Wharton School  essays analysis for 2014-2015! During our 9-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Dr. Shel Watts of MBA Admit breaks down [...]

Breaking Down the 2014-2015 Tuck Application Essays

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 6, 2014

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OuIdp_173M[/youtube] Beat The GMAT is proud to present the  Tuck School of Business  essays analysis for 2014-2015! During our 9-part "Write Like an Expert" webinar series, Marc Zawel of AcceptU  breaks [...]

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