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Columbia Business School 2015-2016 MBA Essays, Deadlines

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 30, 2015

Columbia Business School has posted the deadlines and tweaked the essay questions for the 2015-2016 MBA application cycle. For those interested in the school's January entry option, that application is [...]

UV Darden Welcomes Newest Ventures to i.Lab Incubator

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 29, 2015

[Photo: (c) Jack Looney Photography] The University of Virginia Darden School of Business recently announced it will welcome a new and diverse cohort of ventures to the 2015 i.Lab Incubator [...]

How to Tackle Every Single GMAT Problem (Seriously!) - Part 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 27, 2015

Welcome to part 3 of our series on how to answer every single GMAT problem you’ll ever see. :) If you haven’t already read the earlier installments, start with part [...]

Why Your Friend Got In and You Didn't

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 26, 2015

Round 2 results from your dream school are in, and you didn’t get the news you were hoping for. After months of hard work on your application and then a [...]

How to Tackle Every Single GMAT Problem (Seriously!) - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 26, 2015

Last time, I introduced you to a set of principles that tie together everything we need to do on the GMAT . If you haven’t already read that article, go ahead [...]

Building an MBA Program Short List

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 24, 2015

When the idea of pursuing an MBA degree first germinates, many prospective applicants begin picturing themselves roaming the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School or Stanford Graduate School of Business [...]

USC Marshall School to Offer Online MBA Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 23, 2015

Starting in Fall 2015, the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business will offer an online MBA program with a curriculum designed specifically for the online learning environment, the [...]

Columbia's Dean Hubbard on MBA Rankings

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 22, 2015

Business school rankings are forever a hot topic, and we really liked the assessment strategies put forth by Dean Glenn Hubbard of Columbia Business School in a recent essay for Fortune [...]

HBS Launches Recruitment Program Targeting Women

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 21, 2015

Harvard Business School has launched a new initiative to spark interest in graduate management education among college women and recent graduates who may not have previously considered a career in [...]

What to Do if You’re Waitlisted

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 19, 2015

All MBA applicants wait anxiously to hear final decisions from the programs they’ve applied to. For some b-school prospectives, however, that date comes and goes—and they’re still waiting. They’ve been [...]

Survey Says Wharton Beats HBS for Most Satisfied MBAs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 18, 2015

Spurred to action by Harvard Business School 's MBA satisfaction survey published in February, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School has come out with its own poll  and claims to [...]

How to Tackle Every Single GMAT Problem (Seriously!) - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 18, 2015

Wouldn’t it be nice to have one common thread among all GMAT problems you’ll ever do, something you do no matter what kind of problem or content area is being [...]

GMAC Releases 2015 Prospective MBA Students Report

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 17, 2015

Conventional wisdom holds that students considering business school give great weight, if not the greatest weight, to published school rankings as a guide to their decision. However, according to the Graduate [...]

MIT Sloan Finance Symposium Includes MBA Application Fee Waiver

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 16, 2015

Are you considering an MBA and planning on pursuing a career in finance? Then you may want to look into the upcoming finance symposium hosted by MIT Sloan School of [...]

Advice for Incoming MBA Students

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 15, 2015

If you're headed to business school in the fall, your brain is probably near melting with an information overload right about now. We're going to add just one thing more [...]

Insider Tips: 10 Secrets of the Adcom Revealed

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 13, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o6Qco06mfg[/youtube] Kate Gumaer and Tianyu Wu, Graduate Admissions Counselors for the Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa, share insider tips on how to combat the growing challenge of [...]

GMAT Student Trends: What Do Your Fellow Test-Takers Want to Do with Their GMAT Score?

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 12, 2015

A few days ago, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC, the organization that makes the GMAT) released its annual mba.com Prospective Students Survey , a wide-ranging study of nearly 12,000 [...]

Mitigating Your MBA Weakness

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 12, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQQ9fgxxKK8[/youtube] Joe El Rady, Director of Admit Advantage and a Stanford/Wharton MBA alum, reviews how to address key challenges plaguing typical applicants—including poor grades, a low GMAT score, work history gaps, [...]

Advice from an Early Career MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 11, 2015

Whether or not Chicago Booth School of Business is on your short list, the recently revamped Booth Experience blog, written and managed by students, regularly offers guidance on subjects that [...]

GMAT Data Sufficiency: Ratio Stories

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 10, 2015

Recently, we took a look at a story problem dealing with ratios , and I finished up by giving you a second problem to test your skills. How did you [...]

Pay Less for Your MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 7, 2015

Whether you’re a new admit (congrats!), current MBA or alum, your degree has probably come with a price tag of roughly $200,000. Oy. Figuring out how to pay for such [...]

The Do's and Don'ts of Reapplying to Business School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 6, 2015

Many business schools, even the most elite and well-ranked ones, welcome re-applicants. Reapplying to school shows you are very serious about your interest in the business school program. The best way to approach [...]

Challenges and Opportunities for Female MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 5, 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 [...]

Checklist for Admitted MBA Students

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 4, 2015

Reactions to an offer of admission seems to universally include calls to loved ones, social media updates, a spendy dinner or two to celebrate, and some form of happy dance [...]

Cornell's Johnson School Bolsters Admissions Team

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 3, 2015

Cornell University's Johnson School has further strengthened its admissions team as part of the school's recent revamp of the two-year MBA curriculum.  Johnson recently announced it has brought Judi Byers [...]

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