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HOW TO NAIL THE CBS 2020-21 ESSAY PROMPTS

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on Jun 25, 2020

Like many of us, Columbia Business School just wants to be loved. For a successful candidate that means making it clear to CBS that it is your first (and possibly [...]

Stanford GSB 2020-2021 Essay Analysis

by Personal MBA Coach on Jun 23, 2020

  Stanford GSB, as expected, did not change the essay questions this year. However, Stanford lowered the combined word limit from 1150 to 1050 words, suggesting clients allocate up to [...]

Getting an MBA During the Pandemic

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 22, 2020

  Are you thinking about applying for an MBA during the pandemic? You'll have plenty of company, as some news outlets predict the largest year-over-year increase in MBA applications in [...]

Personal MBA Coach: Michigan Ross 2020-2021 Essay Analysis

by Personal MBA Coach on Jun 18, 2020

  The University of Michigan Ross School of Business has released its application deadlines and essays for this season. Michigan Ross will have four application rounds for the 2020-2021 cycle [...]

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

by Personal MBA Coach on Jun 16, 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 open [...]

COVID-19 Won't Spike MBA Deferrals at Tuck School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 15, 2020

Don't expect to see a raft of MBA deferrals at Tuck School of Business due to the COVID-19 crisis. In a recent update on the Tuck 360 Blog, admissions director [...]

Wharton 2020-2021 Essay Analysis

by Personal MBA Coach on Jun 12, 2020

  The Wharton School has confirmed the 2020-2021 application essays. For the first time in two years, Wharton has decided to change the second essay question while essay 1 will [...]

Insider Intel for Chicago Booth Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 11, 2020

Starting an MBA in this economic, political, and social climate shows a real strength of character. These students have stepped forward to become change-makers, showing faith in the programs they’ve [...]

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

by Personal MBA Coach on Jun 9, 2020

  Once again, Harvard Business School was the first to kick off the official business school application season, sharing deadlines and details for class of 2023 hopefuls. While the application [...]

Snapshot of a Successful MBA Application Process

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 8, 2020

Sometimes, it's instructive (not to mention, fun!) to take a granular look at the successful MBA application process of an actual SBC client. Today, we've asked SBC consultant Kim (pictured) [...]

Explaining Your Contribution and Using School-Specific Info in MBA Application Essays

by mbaMission on Jun 5, 2020

Many business schools use their essay questions as an opportunity to ask about the unique contributions you will make to their particular program. Unfortunately, candidates often make the mistake of [...]

JUNE PRE-MBA TO DO LIST

by Stratus Admissions Counseling on Jun 4, 2020

IF YOU INTEND TO SUBMIT BUSINESS SCHOOL APPLICATIONS IN ROUND 1, YOU HAVE 100 DAYS (POSSIBLY FEWER) UNTIL THE FIRST DEADLINES. Before you read on, visit the websites of ALL [...]

How to Write Winning MBA Application Essays

by Personal MBA Coach on Jun 2, 2020

  Essay questions for the 2020-2021 cycle are starting to be released, and there are many essay questions that candidates can and should get started on today Before you put [...]

MBA Consultants are Worth it When Applying to Elite Schools

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 1, 2020

The debate over whether MBA consultants are worth it is on the minds of countless MBA applicants. We are proud to be the only firm with a complete panel of [...]

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

by Personal MBA Coach on May 29, 2020

As predicted, Personal MBA Coach learned today that Columbia Business School will NOT be changing either the first or second essay questions for class of 2023 business school hopefuls. CBS [...]

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 MBA [...]

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 wonder, [...]

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 will traditionally [...]

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, INSEAD [...]

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 you are [...]

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