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4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan - Part 5

by on Aug 29, 2016

Welcome to the second half of Step 4: Set Your Plan in our GMAT Study Plan series. During the first half of Step 4 , we talked about what to [...]

2016-2017 Cornell Johnson MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 28, 2016

Cornell University’s  Johnson School of Management  is a flexible MBA program housed within an Ivy League campus. Cornell Johnson offers multiple full-time options, including a one-year MBA, executive programs and [...]

4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan - Part 4

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 28, 2016

You’ve made it all the way to part 4 of our series! In part 1, we talked about determining both your starting point and your goal score . Next, we [...]

2016-2017 UVA Darden MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 27, 2016

While answering only one essay question for your  Darden MBA application essay  may seem simple, it requires discipline to highlight all of the important parts of your profile for the [...]

3 Unconventional Steps to Writing Great MBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 25, 2016

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s  “Strictly Business” MBA Blog  on U.S.News. The essay component is arguably the most important piece of your business school application. After all, a compelling story [...]

2016-2017 UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 23, 2016

UCLA Anderson School of Management  is a small and close-knit school with particular focus on entrepreneurship, entertainment, real estate and other major industries in Southern California. While UCLA has a dominant [...]

2016-2017 MBA Essays at Cornell's Johnson School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 22, 2016

The application for the full-time MBA program at Cornell University's  Johnson Graduate School of Management  is now live, and within you'll find the essay questions for the 2016-2017 MBA admissions season. [...]

2016-2017 London Business School MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 21, 2016

London Business Schoo l  is a close-knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top-ranked programs [...]

2016-2017 Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 20, 2016

Yale School of Management  continues to have only one required essay as part of the MBA application, yet has streamlined that question this year and left the answer open ended. Because there [...]

4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan - Part 3

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 20, 2016

Welcome to part 3 of our series! Earlier, we talked about determining both your starting point and your goal score . We also talked about developing your timeline and gathering [...]

2016-2017 USC Marshall MBA Essay Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 19, 2016

The application to the full-time MBA program at  USC Marshall School of Business  is now live, and here we share with you the essay questions, which remain unchanged for the [...]

#TBT I've Joined Forces with Beat The GMAT!

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 18, 2016

I love revisiting these moments during our history when SBC forged partnerships with other leaders in the MBA admissions industry, such as this valuable and enduring relationship I have with  Beat the [...]

5 Ways to Prepare for the 1st Year of B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 17, 2016

Throughout the business school application process, MBA candidates spend ample time filling out applications, writing essays and even honing interview skills to successfully gain admittance to their institution of choice. [...]

Paul Ollinger Says, 'You Should Totally Get an MBA'

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 16, 2016

Sometimes, applying to business school can seem like such an uphill slog that you really need to disconnect from the process from time to time in order to recharge and [...]

4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan - Part 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 12, 2016

Welcome back! In the first part of our series, we talked about determining your starting point and your goal . Now that you’ve got those pieces, it’s time to plan [...]

What's an MBA Resume?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 7, 2016

First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, you’re probably going to want [...]

Tips for Picking the Right MBA Recommenders

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 6, 2016

Although most Round 1 applications aren’t due until the fall, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about who’s going to support you as you pull together your materials. [...]

3 Ways to Offset a Low GPA When Applying to B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 5, 2016

When your business school application lands on an MBA admissions committee member's desk, the member takes a hard look at two important metrics: your GMAT or GRE score and your [...]

How to Organize Your MBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 4, 2016

Have you heard of the STAR interview technique? It’s when an interviewer asks you a behavioral question (which usually begins, “Tell me about a time when you … ”) and [...]

4 Steps to Your Complete GMAT Study Plan - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 4, 2016

Just getting started on your GMAT prep? Or perhaps you’ve been studying for a while but feel that you’ve hit a wall or don’t have a good way to work? Wherever [...]

2016-2017 Columbia MBA Application Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 1, 2016

Columbia Business School  is highly concerned about fit and your knowledge of the program. New York City is another aspect of the school that pervades its culture and defines some [...]