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The Clock is Ticking

by Personal MBA Coach on Sep 3, 2019

As round one deadlines rapidly approach, Personal MBA Coach is here to help keep you on track. For some schools, you have just one to two weeks left. For others, [...]

What to Think about as You Begin the MBA Application Journey

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Sep 2, 2019

As a prospective student, you'll benefit enormously from taking time at the beginning of your MBA application journey to contemplate the path you're about to take. This is a great [...]

Short Answer Questions, Optional Essays and Videos

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 29, 2019

While the essay questions may get the bulk of your attention, there are other crucial application components that require significant effort including short answer questions, optional essays and videos. Below [...]

How to Rock the Video Statement in Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 26, 2019

An increasing number of MBA applications now include the use of an online video statement, where you must either introduce yourself to future classmates, or record responses to one or [...]

Are You Ready For Round 1 Deadlines?

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 22, 2019

With the first round 1 deadline in 3 weeks, it is time to check on your progress and make sure your applications are on track and solid. For some, waiting [...]

Personal MBA Coach's 2019-2020 M7 Essay Analysis E-Book

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 20, 2019

Personal MBA Coach is pleased to announce the release of our updated M7 Essay Analysis E-Book. Available for free to all Personal MBA Coach customers and newsletter subscribers, this e-book [...]

Do This, Not That, if You're Reapplying to Business School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 19, 2019

Many business schools, even the most elite and well-ranked ones, welcome re-applicants. Reapplying shows you are very serious about your interest in the program, as this Tuck School blog post [...]

Should I apply Round 1 or Round 2?

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 13, 2019

Which round to apply in is one of the most common conversations I am having with applicants today. There is no easy answer to this question, and it will vary [...]

MBA Applicant Reality Check

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 12, 2019

When it comes to making mistakes on a business school application, there are many places where candidates can run afoul and ruin their chances at admission. The road to an [...]

MIT Sloan Class of 2022 - Essay Questions & Analysis - Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

by Personal MBA Coach on Aug 6, 2019

MIT Sloan has made only minimal changes to the 2019-2020 MBA applications. Again, the school requests that applicants develop a cover letter and submit a video statement. Details, along with [...]

Don't Overlook School Culture When Creating an MBA Shortlist

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 5, 2019

Now is the time when many potential MBA applicants are neck-deep in the school research phase of the admissions process. When choosing which business schools make your Top Five list, [...]

Face Off: Kellogg vs. Ross

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 29, 2019

The school selection process for MBA applicants can seem daunting. With so many highly ranked business schools, how can you decide which one is right for you? Today, SBC introduces [...]

Personal MBA Coach's 7 Week Plan

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 25, 2019

It may be hard to believe but we are seven weeks from the first MBA application deadline. Read Personal MBA Coach's advice on how to best use the next ~ [...]

Know When to Retake the GMAT

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 22, 2019

Occasionally, we hear tales of MBA applicants offered admission in a top business school with a 640 GMAT score. But in truth, accepting students with scores of 700+ is more [...]

5 Common MBA Application Misconceptions

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 19, 2019

1. Business schools only want candidates with a certain career background While it is true that there are certain career paths where an MBA is common (e.g. Consulting and Investing [...]

B-School Rejection Recovery Plan

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 15, 2019

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 application [...]

Wharton Class of 2022 - Essay Questions & Analysis - Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 9, 2019

The Wharton School has confirmed that its application questions will remain unchanged for class of 2022 hopefuls. Once again, applicants will be asked two questions, each with a 500-word limit. [...]

Face Off: Columbia vs NYU Stern

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 8, 2019

The school selection process for MBA applicants can seem daunting. With so many highly ranked business schools, how can you decide which one is right for you? In SBC's new [...]

How To Ensure Your Letters of Recommendation Shine

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 2, 2019

Letters of recommendation are an integral part of your MBA application that require more work than you might think. As you begin to narrow down your school lists, study for [...]

Face Off: Wharton School Vs Chicago Booth

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 1, 2019

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 new blog [...]

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