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2016-2017 Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 31, 2016

Carnegie Mellon University’s  Tepper School of Business  has posted the essay questions for the 2016-2017 application, which includes only one required essay. Tepper offers several options for completing your MBA, from [...]

2016-2017 MIT Sloan MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 30, 2016

MIT Sloan School of Management  has streamlined the application considerably this year, removing all but one optional open-ended essay from the application, and reviving the cover letter essay that was [...]

2016-2017 INSEAD MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 29, 2016

INSEAD , “the business school of the world,” is a dynamic, diverse and highly international MBA option. Along with the basic MBA questions most other schools ask, INSEAD is looking [...]

2016-2017 Dartmouth Tuck MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 27, 2016

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 application [...]

GMAT Critical Reasoning: Infer Like a Master

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 27, 2016

Inference questions can appear in Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Integrated Reasoning on the GMAT, so it’s crucial to master what the test is—and is not—asking you to do. The [...]

2016-2017 Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 26, 2016

Duke Fuqua  is a community focused MBA program that seeks “leaders of consequence.” Fuqua sees a new business environment, where impeccable ethics, a disruptive attitude and other personal attributes are [...]

'More MBA Applicants Drawn to Consulting, Swayed by Scholarships,' Says SBC Survey

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 25, 2016

More than 50% of business school applicants say they would attend a less desirable program if awarded a scholarship, according to SBC's annual survey of MBA applicants. Our survey also reported that a post-MBA [...]

Wharton Debuts Interactive Budget Model Tool

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 24, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania's  Wharton School  has announced the launch of the  Penn Wharton Budget Model . The nonpartisan, interactive budget model is a tool available at no cost to users [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Time Management - Part 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 19, 2016

Are you ready for the third and final installment of our Time Management series? In the first part of this series , we established some overall principles for time management on [...]

Prove You’re MBA Material

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 13, 2016

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, [...]

Tips for Finalizing Your B-School List

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 11, 2016

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, [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Time Management - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 11, 2016

Welcome back! In the first part of this series, we established some overall principles for time management on the GMAT: (1) Why is time management so important on the GMAT? [...]

Show International Experience When Applying to B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 10, 2016

The ability to work well with people from other cultures has never been more critical. More companies than ever are conducting international business, and business schools everywhere have spent the [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Time Management - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 10, 2016

Well, everything you need to know on the GMAT, anyway. :D First, a note: this three-part series is long; there’s a lot going on. You aren’t going to be able to [...]

2016-2017 CMU Tepper School MBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 9, 2016

Carnegie Mellon University's  Tepper School of Business  has posted the updated  MBA essay questions  for the 2016-2017 admissions season. This year, there is only one required essay—down from two in the [...]

2016-2017 HBS MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 8, 2016

Harvard Business School  continues to provide one open-ended essay question to applicants. This year the essay is required (unlike two years ago) but the essay question has changed from last [...]

2016-2017 Wharton School MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 7, 2016

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania released the essay questions for the class of 2019 with the inclusion of a second required essay. This additional essay focuses on teamwork [...]

2016-2017 IESE MBA Application Deadlines

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 6, 2016

IESE Business School  has posted the following  application deadlines  for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Round 1 Application due: October 4, 2016 Decision released by: November 25, 2016 Round 2 Application due: [...]

2016-2017 MIT Sloan Application Deadlines, Essay Alternative

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 5, 2016

The  MIT Sloan School of Management  has announced the  MBA application deadlines  for the 2016-2017 admissions season. The application to the full-time MBA program will not include a traditional essay question this year; instead, the [...]

GMAC Survey Reveals 'Robust' Post-MBA Job Market

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 4, 2016

Companies working directly with business schools plan to hire more MBAs this year than they hired in 2015, according to a  global survey report  released by the  Graduate Management Admission [...]

Turn Failure Into a Great B-School Essay

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 3, 2016

It's the dreaded failure topic: "Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional life where you failed." MBA applicants often freak out when faced with this common  admissions essay [...]

2016-2017 INSEAD MBA Essay Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 2, 2016

The  INSEAD  MBA application for the September 2017 intake is now open, which means we can preview this season's essay questions for you here. This year, the number of motivation essays has [...]

How to Analyze the Upgraded GMAT Enhanced Score Report

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 2, 2016

GMAC has just launched a beta version of their Enhanced Score Report (ESR), with fantastic new data to help us figure out how to get better at taking the GMAT. [...]

Wharton Debuts Interactive Budget Model Tool

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 1, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania's  Wharton School  has announced the launch of the  Penn Wharton Budget Model . The nonpartisan, interactive budget model is a tool available at no cost to users [...]