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B-Schools Teach American-Style Networking Skills

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 31, 2015

We've recently covered the topic of travel and study abroad as a key toward gaining cross-cultural competence for American students and professionals. But attaining a level of comfort in unfamiliar [...]

5 Must-Haves to Get Into Top B-Schools in R1

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 30, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2nU9wmipAo[/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/CEO, [...]

Study Abroad: Key to Competing in the International Economy

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 29, 2015

How important are travel and education experiences abroad to achieving success in the global economy? That's almost a trick question, since the answer is a resounding v-e-r-y. The ability to [...]

The Michigan Ross 'Admissions Formula'

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 28, 2015

If there's one question every applicant wishes he or she could know the answer to, it's "What are my chances of admission?" With that in mind, MBA Admissions Director Soojin [...]

3 Bad Reasons to Get an MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 27, 2015

There are many reasons why an MBA degree is a great way to turbocharge your career, and this blog has covered several of them. But there are also bad reasons for [...]

Don't Sabotage Your MBA Efforts

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 25, 2015

In high school or college—or maybe even recently on an important project at work—you might have been able to wait until the last minute to do something and still come [...]

GMAT Data Sufficiency: Ratio Stories

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 25, 2015

How are you with story problems? Most math concepts can be presented in story form on the test and the GMAT test writers do like to get wordy with us. [...]

Wharton to Offer World's Largest Student-Run Impact Investing Fund

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 24, 2015

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania recently announced a new partnership to provide students with world-class experiential training in impact investment through an online crowdfunding platform, and to [...]

Now LIVE! The 2015 Beat The GMAT Scholarship

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 24, 2015

Becoming a world-changer doesn’t happen overnight. That’s why Beat The GMAT today announced its 10th annual scholarship competition for business school applicants. Serving more than 2.4 million MBA applicants and [...]

Decision Dilemma: Should You Go to the Next-Best School?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 23, 2015

Did you give it your all this application season and end up with mixed results? By mixed results we mean that you were dinged by the most competitive schools, but [...]

Challenges and Opportunities for Female MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 22, 2015

As a female MBA and entrepreneur and businessperson, I know that women can more than handle business school and the application process just as well or better than anyone. Stereotypes [...]

Hot MBA Jobs of the Future

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 20, 2015

Are you wondering what the hot MBA jobs of the future will be? Take a look at these six up-and-coming jobs that US News & World Report highlights as well-suited [...]

B-School Alumni Report Boost to Earning Power, Career Trajectory

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 17, 2015

Business school alumni earn increased compensation, exercise enhanced purchasing power, consistently climb to the executive ranks, and give overall high marks to the value of their education in driving their [...]

GMAT Problem Solving Strategy: Test Cases

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 17, 2015

If you’re going to do a great job on the GMAT, then you’ve got to know how to Test Cases. This strategy will help you on countless quant problems. This technique [...]

3 Factors to Evaluate When Comparing B-School Acceptances

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 16, 2015

Receiving an offer of admission from one of your target business schools is every MBA hopeful’s dream, and that achievement feels even more amazing when a second or even [...]

MBA Interview Etiquette: Mind Your Manners

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 15, 2015

Our clients often ask us if they should write thank-you notes to their interviewers. While handwritten messages of appreciation will always be a classy move—and we certainly encourage applicants to [...]

Harvard Business School Expands HBX Program Eligibility

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 12, 2015

Harvard Business School  has announced it will open its online learning platform HBX to students worldwide after two successful trial runs over the past year. Business school website  Poets&Quants  notes [...]

Make Your Voice Heard: Take Part in the Annual MBA Applicant Survey!

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 11, 2015

2015 MBA applicants—have an opinion to share? Take the MBA Applicant Survey before March 31. The anonymous data will be shared with admissions officers from top MBA programs. Make your [...]

How to Stand Out in a Group Interview

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 11, 2015

Have you been invited to a group interview—or hope you will be soon? Some of the world’s top MBA programs use a team-based interview format, and we won’t be surprised if [...]

Interview Tips for 3 Common Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 10, 2015

Round 2 applicants, get ready for your interviews! Whether you’ve already received an interview invitation or are hoping to get an invite over the next few weeks, you want to [...]

Popular Stanford GSB Course on Female Entrepreneurship Offers Lessons for All

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 9, 2015

The men who take a Stanford Graduate School of Business course on female entrepreneurship do so for the eye-opening exposure to some of the down-and-dirty aspects of starting your own [...]

How to Switch from the GRE to the GMAT

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 9, 2015

Lately, we’ve been talking about how to decide which test to take , as well as what to do if you decide to stick with the GMAT . What if [...]

Dean Lyons on 5 Years of Haas Defining Principles

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 8, 2015

When the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business introduced its new curriculum five years ago, the emphasis would be on creating innovative leaders. Haas students have a distinct profile in [...]

How to Switch from the GMAT to the GRE

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 8, 2015

Lately, we’ve been talking about how to decide which test to take , as well as what to do if you decide to stick with the GMAT . What if [...]

The Technology Lag at HBS

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 7, 2015

Harvard Business School has rightfully earned its position at the top of many respected MBA rankings, but even Dean Nitin Nohria acknowledges that the school lags behind MIT and Stanford [...]

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