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Maximize the ROI of Your B-School Decision: Are You Thinking Deep Enough?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 30, 2016

With the high cost of admission to a top-tier business school, prospective students should determine whether pursuing the MBA degree makes financial sense as a long-term investment. I advise applicants [...]

2016-2017 Chicago Booth MBA Essay Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 29, 2016

The  University of Chicago Booth School of Business  has updated the required  full-time MBA essay question  for the 2016-2017 application cycle. Check them out below: Essay Question View this collection of [...]

Advice for Your Time at B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 27, 2016

If you’ll be earning your MBA as part of the Class of 2018, chances are that right now you’re either finishing up your last weeks at work or enjoying some [...]

2016-2017 NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 26, 2016

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 [...]

Cornell's Johnson School Appoints Mark Nelson as New Dean

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 25, 2016

The  Johnson Graduate School of Management  at Cornell University has appointed  Mark Nelson , an internationally recognized scholar and member of the Johnson faculty since 1990, as its 12th dean, [...]

Berkeley Haas Appoints New Asst. Dean of MBA Program, Admissions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 24, 2016

Former MBA admissions director  Peter Johnson  has returned to  Berkeley-Haas School of Business  to serve as the new assistant dean of the Full-time MBA Program and Admissions, the school recently [...]

How to Do Math FAST for the GMAT - Part 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 24, 2016

Welcome to the third installment of our Fast Math series. (Miss part 1? Take a look here .) Make your life easier on the GMAT: do less Math. (Yes, with a [...]

Which MBA Essays Should You Work on First

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 23, 2016

While not all Class of 2019 MBA applications have gone live yet, several programs have posted their essay questions so that applicants can get going on their drafts. But how [...]

MBA Social Media Strategy: Be Careful Before You Post That Selfie

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 20, 2016

Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post updates on Facebook? If so, [...]

B-Schools Urge: Demonstrate Strong Communication Skills

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 18, 2016

The so-called hard skills of financing, accounting, supply chain management are widely available at business schools across the board, but it seems the soft-set skills, such as the ability to [...]

What One MBA Applicant Would Have Done Differently

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 16, 2016

Something unique and completely unexpected arrived in my inbox recently. With the author's permission and encouragement, I share this letter in the hopes that some of my blog readers might [...]

The GMAT Official Guides 2017 Edition – Part 4

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 16, 2016

Welcome to the fourth installment of our series on the new Official Guides for GMAT® Review (2017 edition). If you haven’t seen the earlier installments yet, start here and work [...]

Push or Pull? The Decision to Leave the Military and Pursue an MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 15, 2016

In the first of our new series of guest posts directed at military applicants, army veteran and Cornell MBA Peter Sukits shares candid, actionable advice for military veterans considering a [...]

What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 14, 2016

If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months. Of particular focus will [...]

The GMAT Official Guides 2017 Edition - Part 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 13, 2016

They’re alive! (Cough. Er.) Well, they’re published anyway: the new Official Guide books are here! In our first two installments, we talked about the Quant portions of the new Official [...]

Leave Yourself Time in MBA Round 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 12, 2016

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 [...]

Building a Winning MBA Application for a Top 10 B-School

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 12, 2016

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv0wG3K0mfI[/youtube] Susan Cera, Stratus Prep Senior MBA Counselor and former Adcom for the Duke Fuqua School of Business, outlines what you need to know to gain admission into the most elite [...]

3 Reasons for Rejection from a Dream MBA Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 11, 2016

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. If you've been feeling down since receiving a rejection letter from your dream business school, I want [...]

Targeted MBA Advice for MIT Sloan Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 10, 2016

Is MIT Sloan School of Management on your short list of target schools for this fall's MBA application season? It's a phenomenal, highly academic program that draws on the MIT [...]

The GMAT Official Guides 2017 Edition - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 10, 2016

The new Official Guide books have landed! In part 1, we talked about the changes to the quant portions of the guides . Already read that part? Then let’s talk about [...]

Motherhood and the MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 9, 2016

While it's true that going to business school with children in tow is no cake walk, many MBA moms are finding more resources and support on campus than ever before. [...]

B-Schools and Big Data

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 8, 2016

Just what is Big Data? And how is it used to make real business decisions? Anyone interested in the burgeoning field of business analytics should check out this story in [...]

The GMAT Official Guides 2017 Edition - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 8, 2016

The new Official Guide books have landed and I’ve got the scoop for you! In this multi-part series, I’ll start by discussing additions and changes to quant sections for The Official [...]

2016-2017 Stanford GSB MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 7, 2016

Stanford Graduate School of Business continues to ask applicants to delve deep into their personality, values and motivations for this set of MBA essays. The classic “what matters most” essay [...]

Cornell Receives $25M Donation to Expand MBA Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 6, 2016

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management has received a $25 million gift from alumnus David Breazzano , one of the largest donations ever made to business [...]

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