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Prove You’re MBA Material, Even if You’re Not a Quant Jock

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 31, 2015

Many business school applicants worry that they don’t have a strong enough quantitative background to be accepted into a top program. If your entire career has been spent in marketing, [...]

3 Ways to Get a Head Start When Building Your B-School Network

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 29, 2015

With the availability of the Internet and social media, it's possible to get a head start on developing your business school network as early as the application phase. That network can help [...]

Which MBA Essays Should You Work on First?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 28, 2015

While not all Class of 2018 MBA applications have been posted yet, several programs have listed their essay requirements online so that applicants can get going on their drafts. But [...]

2015-2016 INSEAD MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 26, 2015

INSEAD , "the business school of the world" is a dynamic, diverse and highly international MBA option. INSEAD was recently ranked the #1 most diverse MBA program by Business Insider [...]

2015-2016 Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 25, 2015

Duke Fuqua 's website tells applicants to "Be a leader who demonstrates competence, character, and purpose—a thinker and a doer who can maneuver the complexities of interdependent issues." With the right [...]

Interleave Your GMAT Studies! (Say What?)

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 25, 2015

Recently, I wrote a post about how to get the most out of Official Guide (OG) problems during your studies. In that article, I discussed the concept of Interleaving your [...]

2015-2016 Northwestern Kellogg MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 24, 2015

Northwestern University's  Kellogg School of Management is a close-knit community that values leadership and teamwork. At the same time, diversity in experience, background and thought is important to the Kellogg [...]

Chicago Booth Debuts Bold New MBA Essay Format

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 23, 2015

The Chicago Booth School of Business is breaking ground with its Fall 2016 MBA essay prompt, which asks applicants to choose one of 16 photos depicting various aspects of Booth [...]

Essay Advice from the Texas MBA Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 22, 2015

The Texas MBA Insider blog at UT McCombs School of Business recently posted tips for applicants wondering what is the best way to approach this year's updated MBA essay prompts. [...]

CMU Tepper Appoints New Head of MBA Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 21, 2015

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University has appointed Kathryn (Kate) Barraclough as the new head of its MBA program, the school recently announced. In her new position, [...]

Kellogg School Posts Fall 2016 Deadlines, Essay Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 20, 2015

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has announced the application deadlines and essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Deadlines Round 1 Application due: September 22, [...]

UM Ross School Receives $60M Gift for Entrepreneurship Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 18, 2015

The University of Michigan's Ross School of Business has received a pledge of $60 million from the Zell Family Foundation to further fund entrepreneurial programs at the Samuel Zell and [...]

The Importance of Getting to 'No' on the GMAT - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 17, 2015

Last time , we talked about how crucial it is to develop the instinct to go for the “No” when taking the GMAT. If you haven’t read the first installment , [...]

Tips on Finalizing Your B-School List

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 14, 2015

One of the most important decisions you’ll make during the MBA application process is which schools you’re going to apply to in the first place. We know—duh, right? But seriously, [...]

Avoid Choosing the Wrong MBA Recommenders

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 11, 2015

You probably already know not to ask the CEO of your company to write your business school letter of recommendation—unless of course he or she is  someone you work closely with [...]

2015-2016 Wharton MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 9, 2015

The  MBA essay questions at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School remain the same this year, with only one required prompt, an essay for reapplicants and an entirely open-ended optional [...]

The Importance of Getting to 'No' on the GMAT - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 9, 2015

Recently, a colleague of mine shared this very interesting puzzle published by The New York Times . (Thanks, Ceilidh!) Go ahead and try it. I’ll wait. After you’ve tried the puzzle, [...]

2015-2016 Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 8, 2015

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

2015-2016 Dartmouth Tuck MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 7, 2015

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has a small student body and a rural location, combined with world-class faculty and academic focus. As you approach your Dartmouth Tuck MBA [...]

2015-2016 NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 6, 2015

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

Improvements Coming to GMAT Test-Taking Experience

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 5, 2015

If you haven't yet taken the GMAT, or still need to send scores to your target schools, then this news from the Graduate Management Admission Council will be of great [...]

2015-2016 UVA Darden MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 4, 2015

While writing only 500 words for your Darden MBA application essay may seem simple, it requires discipline to highlight all of the important parts of your profile for the admissions [...]

$11M Gift to UCLA Anderson Launches New Technology Management Center

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 3, 2015

In June, Anderson School of Management announced it will broaden the base of technology opportunities across the UCLA campus with its new Easton Technology Management Center , made possible thanks [...]

UV Darden School Announces Enhancements to MBA Curriculum

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 2, 2015

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has recently announced several changes to its MBA program that will take effect beginning this fall, including a new, required experiential course [...]

How to Master GMAT CR Evaluate Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 1, 2015

Some people love Evaluate the Argument questions but most people find them pretty annoying. Try this problem from the free questions that come with the GMATPrep® software and then we’ll talk [...]