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Harvard Business School Names New Head of MBA Admissions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 31, 2016

A five-month search has culminated with Harvard Business School 's announcement that Chad Losee, Harvard MBA Class of 2013 , will be its next Managing Director of MBA Admissions and [...]

5 MBA Application Myths Debunked

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 31, 2016

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGoe3YXhN0Q[/youtube] Shaifali Aggarwal, a Stratus Prep Senior MBA Admissions Strategist and Harvard Business School graduate, debunks 5 common application myths. Shaifali and the Stratus Prep team have helped thousands of [...]

UVA Darden Launches 'IDEA' Course

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 30, 2016

First-year students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business will tackle some of the business world’s biggest problems as part of the new “Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship in [...]

Minimize Your Math: Avoiding Calculations on the GMAT

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 26, 2016

A while back, we talked about how to avoid calculations on both Problem Solving and Data Sufficiency problems. I’ve found another good one for you from the free GMATPrep® exams. Fair [...]

The New Mini-GMAT for EMBA Candidates

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 18, 2016

Big news! GMAC, the makers of the GMAT, have launched a new test, the Executive Assessment exam. It contains the same question types as the GMAT, but fewer content areas [...]

Sell Yourself with an MBA Resume

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 17, 2016

Leadership Business schools want to see applicants who already have strong leadership skills. You'll further groom your management abilities during your MBA program, but the admissions committee wants to know [...]

Sage Advice from Successful MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 15, 2016

As one group of business school applicants transitions into becoming accepted students, another group is poised to apply later this year. Why not learn from the successes, failures and decisions [...]

Conquering GMAT Inequality Questions – Part III

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 15, 2016

In this article, we’ll examine inequalities featuring absolute values and quadratics. While these question types are somewhat rare on the GMAT, everyone seeking a 650+ score should know how to [...]

Attention, Military MBA Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 14, 2016

Military MBA applicants tend to blow other candidates out of the water, figuratively speaking, because they have a wealth of experience to draw from at a very young age. In [...]

Etiquette After Submitting Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 12, 2016

After you’ve submitted your MBA applications and are waiting to hear back from programs, it’s normal to have a moment of panic—either immediately, or at some point a little later [...]

Interview Tips from the Darden MBA Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 11, 2016

Is the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business on your short list of dream MBA programs? Then be sure to check out this new video blog from the Darden [...]

Tuck School Gets Real About Round 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 10, 2016

Everyone has an opinion about submitting your MBA application in Round 3—including us here at SBC—and a lot of the conversation circles around how competitive it is and how scarce [...]

GMAT Data Sufficiency: Follow Your Process - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 10, 2016

In the first installment of this series, we talked about an overall process that allows you to work methodically and make sure that you’re performing the necessary analysis to give [...]

Steer Clear of the MBA Rumor Mill

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 9, 2016

Did you hear that Stanford is no longer admitting anyone who scored lower than a 700 on the GMAT? Or that HBS already filled up its entire class in Round 1 [...]

Yes, You Should Thank Your MBA Interviewer

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 8, 2016

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 [...]

Texas MBA's Perspective on the 'Non-Numeric' You

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 7, 2016

A recent post on the Texas MBA Insider blog at the UT McCombs School of Business drives home a message that we stress with clients on a daily basis: the [...]

MBA Remains a Strong Value Proposition, Says GMAC Survey

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 6, 2016

The return on investment, or ROI, of a full-time two-year MBA fluctuates in accordance with prevailing economic conditions, yet it has remained positive three years after graduation in 19 of [...]

Conquering GMAT Inequality Questions – Part II

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 6, 2016

In the last article , we examined some must-know concepts and strategies for answering inequality questions on the GMAT. In this article, we’ll explore some additional properties and strategies to [...]

10 Pitfalls MBA Application Essays to Avoid

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 5, 2016

The essay component of the MBA application is a chance to really wow the admissions committee and stand out from potentially thousands of other candidates with similar GMAT scores or [...]

UCLA Anderson Launches Entrepreneurship Accelerator

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 4, 2016

To meet the needs of an expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem on campus, the UCLA Anderson School of Management has launched the Anderson Venture Accelerator —a 10,000-square-foot incubator for nascent UCLA startups. The [...]

MBA Interview Tips: 3 Common Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 3, 2016

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 make [...]

Prepare for Short Answer MBA Application Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 2, 2016

Ten years ago, lengthy MBA essays were a staple of business school applications. Flash forward to today, and admissions departments worldwide have reduced the word count and number of essays [...]

GMAT Data Sufficiency: Follow Your Process - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 2, 2016

Data Sufficiency problems are fantastic because you can avoid doing lots of math calculations! Data Sufficiency problems are really annoying because they’re so tricky; it’s very easy to fall into [...]

$10M Gift Will Transform Wharton Leadership Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Mar 1, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania's  Wharton School recently received a $10 million commitment from alumna Anne Welsh McNulty that will drive the global reach of the current Wharton Leadership Program and [...]