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How to Get into HBS with a 590

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 30, 2016

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_QrpNWTjts[/youtube] Reuben Advani, a Stratus Prep MBA Admissions Expert and Wharton graduate, shares insider tips for admission to HBS and other top business schools by overcoming imperfect profiles. Reuben and the Stratus [...]

What Does Columbia Business School Look for in Applicants?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 29, 2016

Just like people, each MBA program has its own unique personality—and each has its own idea of a perfect match. Knowing what a business school is looking for in potential [...]

8 Tips for Moving Up the Corporate Ladder

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 28, 2016

Today's article was submitted by Angela McDonald, Partner and VP of Client Services at  Manila Recruitment . At the beginning, even in the middle, of a professional career, the corporate ladder may look [...]

Georgetown McDonough Partners with Peace Corps for MBA Scholarship Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 28, 2016

The Peace Corps has chosen Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business to join its Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program , the school announced this week. Coverdell Fellows will receive a [...]

How to Become a Great GMAT Guesser - Part 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 28, 2016

Back by popular demand! Let’s talk some more about how to guess on the GMAT. If you haven’t yet seen the earlier installments, I recommend starting at the beginning . Try out [...]

HEC Paris Posts January 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 27, 2016

HEC Paris has posted the MBA application deadlines for the January 2017 intake. The admissions process at HEC Paris is conducted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and the [...]

Columbia Business School Fall 2017 Deadlines, Essay Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 26, 2016

Columbia Business School has announced the MBA application deadlines and essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions cycle. They are as follows: January 2017 Entry Final Deadline: October 5, 2016 [...]

Columbia Launches First Student-Run Portfolio Fund

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 25, 2016

Columbia Business School has launched its first student-led value investing portfolio, known as the 5x5x5 Student Value Investment Fund . The fund, named for its innovative structure, gives students the [...]

Wharton Business Plan Competition's 'Great 8' Finalists

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 24, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School has announced the “Great Eight” finalists who will compete for over $125,000 in prizes at the Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals coming up [...]

Tuck MBA Has 3 Tips for Military Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 23, 2016

Coming from the armed forces rather than a civilian career path prior to business school can give rise to certain difficulties when drafting an application. Luckily, the Tuck 360 MBA Blog [...]

Chicago Booth Alum Gifts $10M for Veteran MBA Scholarships

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 22, 2016

Military veterans seeking an MBA degree at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business will have a significant leg up, thanks to the $10 million gift from alumnus Eric Gleacher [...]

How to Become a Great GMAT Guesser - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 20, 2016

Welcome to part 2 in our guessing series. You know you’re going to have to guess on the GMAT. The only real questions are when … and how? Last time, we [...]

Think Through Your Post-MBA Career Goals

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 18, 2016

While you don't need to have your career goals set in stone when you apply to business school, you should have a very clear idea of how the MBA degree [...]

Negotiating MBA Merit Scholarships

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 13, 2016

Being accepted into an MBA program is a major accomplishment that makes the months of application preparation (and worrying) all worth it. Icing on the cake is learning that you’ve [...]

So ... You Didn't Get Into Your Dream B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 12, 2016

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 your dream school (or schools), [...]

How to Become a Great GMAT Guesser - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 12, 2016

You’ve probably figured out by now that, sometimes, you’re just going to have to guess on the GMAT. If you’ve got 5 seconds to get something in before the test [...]

How to Identify a Strong MBA Essay

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 11, 2016

I recently stumbled across this quiz on Harvard Business Review— Do You Know What a Strong B-School Application Looks Like —and I think it's a great tool to illustrate  exactly [...]

Weigh if an MBA Makes Financial Sense

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 10, 2016

An MBA is a long-term financial investment, so here are three questions to ask when trying to decide whether going to business school makes financial sense: Will the degree result [...]

You're In ... Now How Will You Pay for the MBA?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 8, 2016

While MBA programs typically offer fewer scholarships and other types of "free" money than the non-professional forms of graduate education, many online resources can help you to search for a [...]

When to Consider Retaking the GMAT

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 7, 2016

The GMAT. It’s an acronym that can strike fear into the hearts of many a prospective MBA student. And for good reason: while your GMAT score is still just one [...]

Plan Ahead and Positively Impact Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 5, 2016

Many b-school aspirants see the spring and summer solely as a time to take a GMAT prep course. They often wait until they are neck deep in the process of [...]

What Are My Round 3 Chances?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 4, 2016

Round 3 deadlines are upon us, and while the final round is the biggest gamble of the application cycle, schools have that round for a reason and use it to [...]

Taking the New Mini-GMAT for EMBA? Here’s How to Prep - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 4, 2016

Last time, we talked about the IR and Verbal sections of the new Executive Assessment (EA) exam for EMBA candidates. Today, we’re going to dive into Quant and also talk [...]

HBS Admissions Director on Applying in Round 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 3, 2016

To apply or not to apply in the final round , that is the perennial question. Harvard Business School ‘s Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, Dee Leopold , [...]

Taking the New Mini-GMAT for EMBA? Here’s How to Prep - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 3, 2016

The Executive Assessment exam was launched in March 2016 to provide a more streamlined version of the GMAT for EMBA candidates at certain schools . Follow that link for logistics. I’ve [...]

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