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The Rise of the MBA

by on Nov 29, 2015

Today's post was submitted by Online MBA Today . Over the past few decades, obtaining a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) has become a desirable way for students to launch [...]

What to Do at an MBA Info Session

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 28, 2015

As Round 2 deadlines inch closer, several top programs are hitting the road and holding informational sessions in cities across the world. If you have the opportunity to attend one [...]

The Dreaded MBA Ding

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 27, 2015

A few weeks ago, Harvard Business School sent out the balance of its Round 1 interview invitations—followed by “release” notices to the majority of applicants. That means thousands of MBA [...]

UC Berkeley Haas Joins the Global Network

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 25, 2015

The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has become the 28th member of the Global Network for Advanced Management , a network of top business schools committed to educating global [...]

Why You Should Plan to Take the GMAT Twice

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 25, 2015

Over the past five or so years, I have seen more and more students take the GMAT twice. Now that students can cancel a score and never have it appear [...]

Round 1 Reactions to Chicago Booth's New Photo Essay Question

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 24, 2015

The Chicago Booth School of Business made a dramatic departure this application season with its innovative essay question based on a series of photographs —applicants must select one picture and [...]

3 Research Tips for Veterans Applying to B-Schools

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 23, 2015

Although some armed forces veterans might not immediately see the correlation between their skills and experiences from the military and those needed to lead a Fortune 500 company, the truth is that business [...]

Leading Chinese B-School Establishes Campus in Europe

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 22, 2015

As Chinese executives turn their eyes to the global stage and understanding the Chinese economy becomes increasingly vital for the rest of the world, Asia's top-ranked business school China Europe [...]

MBA Interview Tips to Help You Knock It Out of the Park

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 21, 2015

As you may guess, the purpose of the MBA admissions interview is twofold: it gives the AdCom a chance to see a candidate’s personality, leadership qualities and motivation for pursuing [...]

Getting Admitted to Booth & Columbia as a Finance Industry Applicant

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 21, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnnMI_KtNW8[/youtube] MBA Prep Schoo l Senior Consultants Erin Hale and Faisal Khan, who worked in the Columbia and Booth admissions offices respectively, share specific, actionable ways to boost your chances [...]

Guiding Your B-School Recommenders

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 20, 2015

As the majority of Round 2 deadlines are in early January, you should follow up with your recommenders now to ensure they are pacing themselves and won’t be crunched for [...]

HBS Names New Group of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 19, 2015

Harvard Business School 's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship is considered by many as the top program for entrepreneurial studies in the nation. One of many benefits HBS [...]

Smith MBA: Experience Our Community Today!

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 19, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9YNo0OqfIs[/youtube] In this video, the R.H. Smith Admissions Staff as well as a few current MBA students discuss what makes the Smith School stand out in the b-school landscape. [...]

Women Now Make Up 40% at Many Elite MBA Programs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 18, 2015

New data released by the Forté Foundation shows that the number of women in top business schools is slowly inching upward. The organization, which is dedicated to launching women into [...]

GMAT CR: Can You Fix the Discrepancy?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 17, 2015

The Critical Reasoning question type Explain a Discrepancy has a very specific goal. If you know what your goal is, you’ll be much more likely to answer the question correctly. [...]

Keep MBA Message Board Comments in Perspective

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 14, 2015

Is there anything more tempting to an MBA applicant than business school-related message boards? We understand the allure—in fact, many of our consultants cop to obsessively scouring those sites and [...]

Flexibility is Key for Women Pursuing MBAs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 13, 2015

Guest post by MBA@UNC's Molly Greenberg. There is a clear lack of female representation in senior leadership positions in the corporate world, and leading businesses are failing to rectify this [...]

Advice for B-School Applicants from Asia

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 12, 2015

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council's 2015 Application Trends Survey report , China and India are the top countries where MBA and business school master's programs recruit international candidates. The interest [...]

Data Sufficiency to Boost Your Quant Score

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 11, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Ygwej94cM[/youtube] In this video, Scott Woodbury-Stewart and Jeffrey Miller, GMAT experts at Target Test Prep , demystify data sufficiency concepts and provide practical strategies, tools, and techniques to boost your quant score. [...]

MBA Essay Advice for IT Candidates

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 10, 2015

We often field questions from clients working in Information Technology about how best to frame their work experiences within a 500-word MBA application essay, especially since the technologist often believes [...]

B-School Campus Visits ... Are They a Must?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 9, 2015

You might have experienced a moment of panic as you began to work on your MBA applications for Round 2. It may have occurred after you took note of the [...]

2 Months & 80 Points to Go: How Do I Lift My GMAT Score? - Part 2/2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 9, 2015

In the first part of this series , we talked about how to analyze your strengths and weaknesses and in which categories of “low hanging fruit” to concentrate your studies. We [...]

5 Common Interview Questions from HBS

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 8, 2015

Harvard Business School 's independent newspaper The Harbus has shared five common MBA interview questions that cropped up last year during the admissions interviews of current first-year students. Here, we share excerpts [...]

2 Months & 80 Points to Go: How Do I Lift My GMAT score? - Part 1/2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 8, 2015

Most second-round deadlines are in early January, so around now, a lot of people are asking me how to eke out the last 30 to 80 points they need to [...]

Stay in the Know with News Recommended by MBAs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 7, 2015

Once you're in b-school, your time is at a premium and it can be a struggle to stay on top of everything that's going on across the business world. I [...]

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