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Write a Strong MBA Career Interests Essay

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Feb 1, 2024

One piece of the MBA application puzzle that candidates often overlook but that holds a lot of weight is the MBA "Career Interests" essay. This isn't just another checkbox [...]

Chandler's MBA Reflections: A Journey of Inspiration

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 27, 2024

Stacy Blackman’s B-Schooled podcast is chockful of tips and inspiration for every leg of your MBA application journey. Often, it’s the hosts' personal experiences that make it such a [...]

Do MBA Admissions Events Like a Pro

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 23, 2024

One of the most enjoyable aspects of the MBA admissions journey is learning all you can about each business school. Once you’ve exhausted all the intel you can find [...]

Should You Reapply to a B-School That Rejected You?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 19, 2024

If round one admissions decisions didn't yield the results you hoped for, it's natural to feel devastated if your dream B-school rejected you. After months of working on your [...]

MBA Application Form Best Practices

by Vantage Point MBA on Jan 17, 2024

You’ve likely heard the phrase, ‘you’ll never get a second chance to make a first impression.’ Turns out it’s actually a real thing rooted in psychology – a phenomenon [...]

Should You Retake the GMAT?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 10, 2024

With round three deadlines on the horizon, you may have some doubts about the strength of your test scores. Is it a good idea to retake the GMAT at [...]

MYTH: GMAT / GRE scores are correlated with acceptance outcomes at the top MBA programs.

by Vantage Point MBA on Jan 7, 2024

Yes, you read that right. Every year our team coaches 125~ management consultants from one of the leading firms. Within this applicant cohort, our data has shown that applicants [...]

So, Why Do Entrepreneurs Need an MBA?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 3, 2024

Why do entrepreneurs need an MBA? If you plan on launching your own company someday, you don't have to go to business school, right? Many would-be entrepreneurs think a [...]

Bouncing Back Strong for Round 2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 30, 2023

If the results coming in from your round-one MBA applications haven’t panned out as you’d expected, don’t lose hope. Instead, use those disappointing results as a learning opportunity for [...]

Decoding MBA Admissions: The ACE Scale for Success

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 25, 2023

Gaining admission to your dream business school is challenging, given the fierce competition and the “black box” nature of the evaluation process. Did you know many MBA admissions committees [...]

What GPA Do I Need for a Top MBA Program? And What Should I Do If Mine Isn’t Great?

by Vantage Point MBA on Dec 22, 2023

As MBA admissions consultants, we’re commonly asked, ‘what GPA do I need for a top MBA program?’ We get it – it’s easy to be concerned that a low [...]

Learn How to Get MBA Sponsorship

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 18, 2023

Are you looking for a transformative experience that will lead to personal growth and exciting new career opportunities? Of course, you are! And the MBA will provide that for [...]

Is an MBA Worth It for Me? The Top Three Things to Consider

by Vantage Point MBA on Dec 15, 2023

If you’ve begun to consider whether to apply to business school, you likely have a multitude of questions swirling in your mind. Where should I apply? Will I get [...]

Staying Positive When Your Coworker is Also Going for an MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 11, 2023

Getting into a top MBA program is challenging, especially for professionals from over-represented buckets like consulting and banking . It gets even more worrisome when you know your coworker [...]

Should I Get an MBA? Stuff They Tell You and Stuff They Don’t

by Vantage Point MBA on Dec 5, 2023

In a recent LinkedIn post, our Co-Founder and President, Melody Jones, shared the following: “On Friday last week, a prospective client asked me why I decided to get [...]

Why an MBA in Healthcare Is Your Winning Combo

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 1, 2023

Do you have a passion for healthcare and a keen eye for business strategy? If so, the marriage of an MBA and a healthcare degree offers a compelling proposition. [...]

CBS MBA Applicants, Heed This Sage Advice

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 21, 2023

Columbia Business School in New York City is a top-choice program for many SBC clients. That’s why we’re thrilled to have several former members of the CBS admissions committee [...]

How a Campus Visit Can Strengthen Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 17, 2023

Are you neck-deep in the MBA application process for Round 2? Then you’re probably in the throes of GMAT prep, crafting impeccable essays, and assembling your recommendation letters. But [...]

MBA Applicants with a Family Business Background

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 12, 2023

Embarking on the path to land a spot in an elite business school is an exciting yet demanding endeavor, especially for those whose professional background is in the family [...]

What's the Benefit of an MBA for Consulting Careers?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 5, 2023

Consulting is an ever-evolving field that demands sharp analytical skills and practical problem-solving abilities. For that reason, an MBA from an elite business school has become a proven launchpad [...]

Why It's Good to Be a Non-Traditional MBA Applicant

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 1, 2023

Are you considering pursuing an MBA but feel uncertain because you come from a non-traditional background? You’re not alone. Prospective students often worry their unique career paths don’t align [...]

Wharton Interview Tips: How to Prepare for the Team Based Discussion

by Vantage Point MBA on Oct 27, 2023

You were granted a Wharton interview, congrats! You’re one step closer to being accepted and you might wonder what your odds of acceptance are at this point. Well, roughly [...]

Acceptance Rates at Top MBA Programs – Should They Inform Your Application Strategy?

by Vantage Point MBA on Oct 12, 2023

As an applicant or prospective applicant to top MBA programs, you might be wondering what your chances of acceptance are…and rightly so, applying to business school takes a ton [...]

Master the MBA Elevator Pitch

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 2, 2023

Do you have a solid MBA elevator pitch in your back pocket? If not, it’s time to workshop this vital professional tool. An elevator pitch summarizes who you are, [...]

Brilliant Ways for MBA Applicants to Answer Video Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 2, 2023

For many business schools, video questions are now a required component of their MBA application. The uncertainty of not knowing what they'll ask can be daunting—but try to keep [...]

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