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Introducing B-Schooled — the Stacy Blackman Consulting Podcast!

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 27, 2020

The Stacy Blackman Consulting team is excited to announce the launch of B-Schooled, our MBA admissions consulting podcast! Our host, Erika Olson, is a Michigan Ross BBA and Harvard [...]

Columbia Business School Class of 2023 - Essay Question Analysis - Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

by Personal MBA Coach on May 26, 2020

As we predicted, Columbia Business School announced today that it will NOT be changing the three essay questions for class of 2023 business school hopefuls. While the application will [...]

Is Now the Best Time to Apply? Ross School AdCom Director Thinks So

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 21, 2020

Several elite business schools have extended their Round 3 deadlines to accommodate MBA applicants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This flexibility presents a conundrum for some b-school aspirants, who [...]

Key MBA Admissions Events You Do Not Want to Miss

by Personal MBA Coach on May 19, 2020

  One of the most important and exciting elements of the MBA application process is selecting your target school list. Before and as you compile your list, you [...]

SBC's Insider Intel on INSEAD Admissions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 18, 2020

Lately, we've seen growing interest in top-ranked European business school INSEAD---and not just among international applicants. The school has raised its profile among U.S. applicants, too. Just this week, [...]

Researching MBA Programs When You Can’t Visit

by Vantage Point MBA on May 15, 2020

  A big part of putting together a winning MBA application is demonstrating that you are the perfect “fit” for the school you are applying to, and that [...]

What to Expect from the 2020 – 2021 MBA Application Essays

by Personal MBA Coach on May 12, 2020

  Many MBA hopefuls who have already narrowed down their target school lists are anxiously awaiting the release of the 2020-2021 MBA application questions and deadlines. In previous [...]

5 MBA Application Deal-Breakers

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 11, 2020

SBC's expert MBA admissions consultant Kim, formerly the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Chicago Booth School of Business, shares some major red flags. The consulting team at [...]

Kellogg School Will Waive GMAT, GRE for Round 3 Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 8, 2020

We're living through a unique moment in history as the whole world grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak. Business schools, for their part, are adapting to meet the current challenges [...]

You Have Been Waitlisted—What Happens Next?

by mbaMission on May 7, 2020

In these unprecedented times, while quarantining at home, you may find yourself pondering your next steps after receiving word you have been waitlisted. Meanwhile, schools are knee-deep in uncertainty [...]

How to Be a Leader at Work, Even When You’re Not “At Work”

by Vantage Point MBA on May 6, 2020

  Every MBA hopeful is, or should be, considering how he or she can step-up and lead at work, no matter your title or even role. This has [...]

RESEARCHING MBA PROGRAMS FROM AFAR

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on May 5, 2020

  IF EVER THERE WAS A YEAR WHEN MBA PROGRAMS COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND WHY YOU HAVE NOT VISITED THEIR SCHOOL, THIS IS THE YEAR. Due to the COVID-19 global [...]

Ace Your Haas MBA Video Interview

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 4, 2020

Going forward, the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business plans to forgo in-person interviews for applicants to its Evening & Weekend MBA program. Instead, applicants will submit answers via [...]

B-School Rejection Recovery Plan

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on May 1, 2020

This is the time of year when business schools release their final decisions. Unfortunately, it isn't always good news. You poured your heart and soul into the arduous MBA [...]

The Latest on 2020 MBA Deferrals and What This Means for MBA Hopefuls

by Personal MBA Coach on Apr 30, 2020

Harvard Business School made a big decision last week, offering all MBA candidates scheduled to start class this September the option to defer for one or two years. Students [...]

Advice for Career Changers or Those with Jobs at Risk

by Personal MBA Coach on Apr 28, 2020

Many candidates pursue an MBA with the hopes of altering their career paths. In our current environment with declining economic conditions, this is likely to be an increasingly common [...]

Fuqua Adds 4th Round Amid Covid-19 Crisis

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 27, 2020

  The third round deadline at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business passed on March 11, 2020. However, the COVID-19 crisis has seriously impacted Round 3 applicants around [...]

MBA Preparation Spring Clean Up – Six Tips For April

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on Apr 24, 2020

Now that spring is here, time to do some cleaning up! Take a moment in-between dusting and vacuuming to organize your MBA applications as well. 1. Articulate Why MBA? [...]

Insider Tips to Impress the Kellogg Admissions Committee

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 23, 2020

Here at Stacy Blackman Consulting, we love to share insider knowledge gleaned from our stellar team of MBA admissions experts. Today, we bring you insight from SBC consultant Caryn, [...]

Register for this FREE “Your Dream MBA” Event Series Featuring CBS, Darden, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, and Yale SOM!

by mbaMission on Apr 22, 2020

The leaders in the MBA admissions space—mbaMission and Manhattan Prep—are coming together to make sure you will be ready for the 2020–2021 business school admissions season. Join us for [...]

How to Think About MBA Goals

by Personal MBA Coach on Apr 21, 2020

  “What do you want to do after you graduate from business school?” This seemingly simple question can actually be one of the most difficult to eloquently [...]

Coronavirus MBA Volunteering Ideas

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 20, 2020

Are you applying to business schools in the next application cycle? Clearly, 2020 will be like no other admissions season on record. The coronavirus outbreak has already affected the [...]

GMAT Coronavirus Updates

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 17, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, testing centers worldwide have temporarily closed their doors. Undeterred by this hurdle, the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is working quickly to create [...]

Personal MBA Coach’s 5 Month MBA Application Plan

by Personal MBA Coach on Apr 14, 2020

April is upon us! This means that the first round 1 deadline is likely just five months away. While the 2020-2021 MBA application deadlines and questions have not [...]

How Will the Coronavirus Affect International Applicants?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 13, 2020

  Over the last few weeks, we've fielded many questions on how might the coronavirus affect international applicants. Primarily, admitted candidates fear they won't be able to secure [...]

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