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Short Answer Questions, Optional Essays and MBA Videos

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 21, 2021

Round 1 MBA deadlines are rapidly approaching! For many top schools including Harvard, Wharton and Stanford, applicants have just a few weeks left to finalize their applications: [...]

SMU Cox MBA Application Essays and Tips 2021-2022

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 20, 2021

The SMU Cox MBA application essays focus on getting to know you better. As an SMU Cox School of Business applicant, you will be part of a diverse student [...]

How to Study for the GMAT While Working

by Target Test Prep on Sep 17, 2021

So you’re preparing for the GMAT — no easy task by itself — and you’re also working a demanding job that has the uncanny ability to usurp your every [...]

How to Tackle Kellogg’s Video Essays

by Vantage Point MBA on Sep 16, 2021

With Kellogg’s Round 1 deadline quickly approaching, our admissions consulting clients have been asking how best to prepare for and tackle Kellogg’s video essays. For context, let’s think [...]

The Smart Way to Promote Yourself

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 13, 2021

Now and then, getting ahead in your career requires some self-promotion. A bit of preening, if you will. Some of you may be thinking, “I’m totally down for letting [...]

US Business Schools Still Set To Reopen This Fall

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 12, 2021

While COVID-19 is far from over in the United States, particularly with the Delta variant surge, MBA programs have once again impressed us with their capacity to push forward. [...]

How to Score High on GMAT Verbal

by Target Test Prep on Sep 9, 2021

Scoring high on the GMAT Verbal section is an important part of earning an impressive Total Score on the GMAT . Furthermore, business schools generally prefer to see “balanced” [...]

Three Notable Takeaways from the Wharton MBA Class of 2023 Profile

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 7, 2021

The Wharton class profile for the class of 2023 was recently released. While these facts and figures get a lot of attention each year, this year there were some [...]

B-Schooled Podcast Episode #66: Interview with Mike, CBS Class of 2023 Admit

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 6, 2021

What better way to learn about the MBA application process than from someone who just (successfully) went through it? In this episode of B-Schooled, host and SBC admissions consultant [...]

How to Maximize Your Chance for an MBA Scholarship

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 31, 2021

With the cost of tuition at some of the top MBA programs topping US$80,000 per year, financing an MBA can be challenging. And while many MBA students take out [...]

Face Off: Oxford vs. Cambridge

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 30, 2021

The school selection process for MBA applicants can seem overwhelming. With so many great business schools, how do you decide which one is right for you? In SBC’s blog [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s Take On The Fortune MBA Rankings

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 24, 2021

Fortune magazine recently released its full-time MBA rankings for the Best MBA Programs of 2021 . While sources like the Financial Times and US News and World Report have been [...]

Face Off: Stanford GSB vs Berkeley Haas

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 23, 2021

Are you working on the Stanford MBA application? Or maybe UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business has you intrigued. Decisions, decisions! The school selection process for MBA applicants can [...]

Essay Advice – Columbia Business School

by Vantage Point MBA on Aug 20, 2021

Working on your Columbia Business School application? Here is what you need to know: Application Run Down Columbia is one of the only top schools where the [...]

Duke MBA Essay Advice And Application Deadlines: 2021-2022

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 17, 2021

Duke Fuqua has confirmed its essay questions for 2021-2022 MBA hopefuls. Both required essays have remained the same this year, though the word count has increased for the second [...]

SBC Increases Support for First-Generation College Students in Partnership with iMentor

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 16, 2021

Stacy Blackman Consulting recently partnered with iMentor , a leading nonprofit organization that works with high schools in communities in which most students will be first-generation college graduates. [...]

Do This Before You Submit Your Round 1 MBA Applications!

by Vantage Point MBA on Aug 12, 2021

If you’re a round one MBA applicant and you haven’t had the “oh sh#t” moment yet, you’re probably not paying attention. Starting with HBS on 9/8, round one applicants [...]

MIT MBA Application Advice And Deadlines: 2021-2022

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 10, 2021

This year, the MIT Sloan application remains nearly the same as the previous cycle, with one small change. Again, the school requests that applicants submit a cover letter, organizational [...]

B-Schooled Podcast Episode #59: Things to Do Now That Round 1 Is Here

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 9, 2021

The 2021-2022 MBA application season is officially upon us, with several top business schools having already posted their deadlines, as well as a few programs confirming what their essays [...]

Essay Advice – Kellogg School of Management

by Vantage Point MBA on Aug 5, 2021

Kellogg’s 2021-22 application is open! If you’re considering applying to Kellogg, here is what you need to know: Application Run Down The deadlines are as follows: [...]

Chicago Booth Essay Analysis And Application Deadlines: 2021-2022

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 3, 2021

The Chicago Booth essay questions have been confirmed for 2021-2022 applicants. This year, both questions have remained unchanged. There are two Chicago Booth essays, each with no strict word [...]

B-Schooled Podcast Episode 58: How is This MBA Application Year Shaping Up?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 2, 2021

In December, The Wall Street Journal sent MBA hopefuls into a stress spiral with its article about skyrocketing application numbers, entitled MBA Applicants, Brace for 'Most Competitive Year Ever.' [...]

The HBS Essay: Where to Start

by Vantage Point MBA on Jul 30, 2021

At first glance, the Harvard Business School essay question, which remained unchanged again this year, seems fairly simple. What more would you like us to know as we consider [...]

NYU Stern Essay Advice And Application Deadlines: 2021-2022

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 28, 2021

For candidates who have their hearts set on relocating to (or remaining in) New York City, NYU Stern is a great option. This year, US News & World Report [...]

Yale MBA Essay Advice And Application Deadlines: 2021-2022

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 27, 2021

Yale School of Management has released deadlines and essays for the 2021-2022 application year, leaving their essay question unchanged for the sixth year in a row. As one [...]

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