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Tuck MBA Essays and Tips for 2020-2021

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 3, 2020

The Tuck MBA essays are out, and we have the latest tips for you! The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has a small student body and a rural location, [...]

Six Common Idiom Mistakes Found on the GMAT [includes video]

by Manhattan Review on Jul 29, 2020

In preparing for the GMAT Verbal, improving one's understanding of grammar is one efficient way to increase performance. In Sentence Correction questions on the GMAT, test-takers are asked to read [...]

Less Is More When it Comes to Writing Compelling MBA Application Essays

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 28, 2020

Nearly all MBA programs have confirmed their MBA application essays for 2020-2021 hopefuls. While some top programs including Harvard Business School, Kellogg, Dartmouth Tuck, Yale SOM and NYU Stern left [...]

SBC Principal Esther Magna on the Value of an MBA Dual Degree

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 27, 2020

Many business school aspirants are interested in exploring the value of having an MBA dual degree. That's when students complete two degrees in two disciplines at the same time. A [...]

B-Schooled Episode #11: COVID-19 Impacts

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 21, 2020

The coronavirus has upended the MBA journey for those starting programs in the fall, for those who requested but were denied deferrals, and for those who will be applying this [...]

Chicago Booth 2020-2021 MBA Essay Analysis

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 20, 2020

  This week Chicago Booth confirmed the MBA application essay questions for 2020-2021 applicants. Once again, Booth will require two essays, each with no strict word limit. The first question [...]

Pronoun Rules for GMAT Sentence Correction [includes video]

by Manhattan Review on Jul 15, 2020

As you prepare for the GMAT, it is a good idea to begin by taking a practice exam to see where your strengths and weaknesses lie. You may find that, [...]

Yale School of Management 2020-2021 Essay Analysis

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 14, 2020

  Yale School of Management has released deadlines and the essay for the 2020-2021 application season, leaving the question unchanged for the fifth year in a row. This year’s deadlines [...]

B-Schooled Episode #2: Interview with Nick, SBC Client and HBS Class of 2020 Student

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 13, 2020

You don’t want to miss the second episode of the new B-Schooled podcast! In it, our host — SBC admissions consultant Erika — has an all-encompassing chat with her former [...]

How To Ensure Your MBA Letters of Recommendation Shine

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 7, 2020

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

Columbia MBA Essay Tips for 2020-2021

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 6, 2020

Columbia Business School has released the application and essay questions for candidates beginning the MBA program in 2021. These Columbia MBA essay questions include a new question about leadership and [...]

Duke Fuqua 2020-2021 MBA Application Essay Analysis

by Personal MBA Coach on Jul 3, 2020

  Duke Fuqua has shortened its MBA application essays for 2020-2021 MBA hopefuls. Previously, Duke had one of the longest MBA applications so this should come as a welcome and [...]

Focus on These 5 Areas for MBA Admissions Success

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 2, 2020

The MBA admissions process is rigorous and time-consuming. Therefore, having a strategy in place to guide you will go a long way toward helping you manage this experience. Admissions committee [...]

Interview with Personal MBA Coach Founder, Scott Edinburgh

by Personal MBA Coach on Jun 30, 2020

This week we are changing things up a bit and turning the camera (so to speak) on Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach founder. Get Scott’s insight on the value of [...]

COVID-19 MBA Admissions Forecast

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jun 29, 2020

  About two weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, when the paralysis and shock started to fade, the volume of inquiries for round one MBA deadlines sharply increased at SBC. Many [...]

Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

by mbaMission on Jun 26, 2020

  Although Harvard Business School (HBS) has not made an official announcement about its 2020–2021 application essay question, the admissions committee has verbally shared that the program will be using [...]


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 [...]

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