Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Advice on Interviewing, Team Exercise in the The Application Process forum
“This weekend, on-campus interviews kick off at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Soojin Kwon has some reminders for MBA applicants on how to shine during your interview, and also shares Ross’s perspective on why the team exercise, ...”
February 3, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Part time MBA at Berkeley with 650 on GMAT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi rahul_sabnani Thanks for your post. In regards to your first 2 GMAT attempts, do not be concerned about your lower score, as your highest score is the one that will be focused on. If you do believe you can improve your score by 30+ points, we recommend you take the GMAT again. If you''d ...”
February 3, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called GMAT Now Features Enhanced Score Report in the GMAT Strategy forum
“The Graduate Management Admission Council has launched a new GMAT Enhanced Score Report, providing test takers with access to an in-depth analysis of their overall performance on the GMAT, including their performance on the various sections and subsections within the exam. GMAT enhanced score ...”
February 3, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation: 730 GMAT + 25 months IT experience in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ThoughPolice, Thanks for your post. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the ...”
February 3, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to ASU vs Georgia Tech in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mbastar567890, Thanks for your post, congratulations on both acceptances. Unfortunately there isn''t a "right" answer. I recommend speaking to the career centers and alumni at both programs. Particularly if you are interested in working for a specific company post-graduation, the ...”
February 3, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Managing Waitlist in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Prasenjit, Thanks for your post. If you''d like to see, I have here a comprehensive article on being waitlisted: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2015/01/02/what-to-do-when-waitlisted-by-your-dream-b-school/ I hope it is of help. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
February 3, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Last-Minute Round 2 Tips in the The Application Process forum
“Before this week is over, more than a dozen of the top MBA programs will close out their Round 2 application periods. If you are targeting one of those schools and haven’t hit “Submit” yet, here are some last-minute tips for you: 1) Ensure your recommendation letters are in. We’ve said ...”
February 1, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Strong Job Market Predicted for 2015 B-School Graduates in the MBA Student Life forum
“What turned out to be a strong job market for business school and management degree graduates in 2014 should continue into 2015, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council‘s (GMAC) Year-End Poll of Employers, released Wednesday. This year’s hiring outlook holds steady for 2015 ...”
February 1, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Build an Effective MBA Application as a Female Candidate in the The Application Process forum
“It’s tempting to dismiss the idea that female MBA applicants can benefit from targeted tips when applying to business school as out of touch or old fashioned. But the reality is that women are still considered a minority on campus and sometimes gender stereotypes can impact their applications. ...”
February 1, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Michigan Ross School Gets $20M for New Leadership Center in the MBA Student Life forum
“The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has received a $20 million gift from former General Mills CEO Stephen Sanger and his wife Karen Sanger to launch a new center that will expand the school’s leadership development programming. ...”
February 1, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Survey Says MBA Essay Trimming Trend Hasn’t Spread in the The Application Process forum
“Last week, Kaplan Test Prep revealed the results of its 2014 business school admissions officers survey which found that the vast majority of U.S. MBA programs don’t plan on cutting the number of admissions essays they require applicants to submit. ...”
February 1, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called How to Decide Between MBA Programs in the Research MBA Programs forum
“If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance that you’re in a very envious position: you’ve been accepted into more than one MBA program. Congratulations! http://www.stacyblackman.com/2015/01/21/how-to-decide-between-mba-programs/ Let’s just take a moment to appreciate how many ...”
February 1, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Insights Into Retaking The GMAT in the GMAT Strategy forum
“While I occasionally hear tales of MBA applicants offered admission in a top business school with a 640 GMAT score, the truth is that accepting students with stellar scores of 700 or higher is more the norm at the most competitive programs. Before you start to panic and become hung up on ...”
February 1, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called HEC Paris Creates New Series of MOOCs for 2015 in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Capitalizing on the success of its first massive open online courses, HEC Paris has announced it will launch a series of new MOOCs in 2015. They begin with courses on understanding organizations, social entrepreneurship, technology-based start-ups, and corporate finance. The first four are already ...”
January 5, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Addressing Academic Strengths On MBA Applications in the The Application Process forum
“Hard data points such as test scores and GPAs carry significant weight as business school admissions committees attempt to determine whether an applicant has the chops to handle the quantitative requirements of an MBA program. ...”
January 5, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Myths About Harvard Business School in the Research MBA Programs forum
“People have a lot of preconceived notions about what Harvard Business School is like, much of it good but some of it not so great. I came across an article written by MBA candidate Philip Blackett, which does a bit of HBS myth-busting that I think current and future applicants will appreciate ...”
January 5, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Use Time Off Wisely in the The Application Process forum
“Next week, 2014 draws to a close. Less than two weeks from today marks the first Round 2 deadline. Are you ready? If you’re not a “list person,” it’s time to become one—at least until the rest of your applications are in. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/12/24/use-time-off-wisely/ ...”
January 5, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Stanford''s New Entrepreneurship Course in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Stanford Graduate School of Business‘s course on female business leaders has become so popular it has a lengthy waiting list. According to a recent profile in Fortune, “Entrepreneurship from the Perspective of Women,” taught by Professor Fern Mandelbaum, will now be offered as a full, quarter ...”
January 5, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Questions On Being Waitlisted in the The Application Process forum
“If you were a Round 1 applicant this season, over the last few weeks you may have received great news, upsetting news or a mix of both— otherwise known as placement on the waitlist. First of all, the waitlist is great feedback. It means that you are qualified to attend the program, and that the ...”
January 5, 2015
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Application Tips For Kellogg in the The Application Process forum
“MBA hopefuls are always looking for clues as to how the admissions process works. With that in mind, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has attempted to demystify the applicant assessment process with a series of blog posts this week. ...”
December 15, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called UC Berkeley Haas to Build Learning Laboratory in the Research MBA Programs forum
“UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is constructing a six-story, 80,000 square-foot academic building devoted entirely to student learning and interaction, Haas School Dean Rich Lyons announced Thursday. ...”
December 15, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Round 3 Attracts Maverick MBA Applicants in the The Application Process forum
“Round three is far and away the most competitive round in MBA admissions. Almost all of the seats have already been filled, and applications submitted this late in the game need to be absolutely amazing…and come with some sort of explanation as to why the candidate waited until the last minute to ...”
December 15, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Round 3 Attracts Maverick MBA Applicants in the The Application Process forum
“Round three is far and away the most competitive round in MBA admissions. Almost all of the seats have already been filled, and applications submitted this late in the game need to be absolutely amazing…and come with some sort of explanation as to why the candidate waited until the last minute to ...”
December 15, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Check - for EMBA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jorhul, Thanks for your post. Unfortunately there isn''t enough information listed to provide an evaluation. One thing to keep in mind is that EMBA programs will focus much more on your work experience, as opposed to your GMAT score and academic record. If you''d like, we provide free 30 ...”
December 5, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to 510- Low GMAT SCORE Colleges to apply List in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Swat1989, Thanks for your post. For your GMAT score, have you considered taking the exam again? One of the things to keep in mind is that admissions teams will focus on your best score. If you don''t do as well on your 1st exam attempt, there is no harm in taking the test for a second time. ...”
December 5, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Job experience. in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Deeksha B, Thanks for your post. Unfortunately there isn''t a specific answer I can provide for your question, as the answers can vary. Most MBA programs do recommend at least 2 years of work experience before applying. These years of work experience can not only be of help for admission into ...”
December 5, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Optional essay- To explain Intentional exposure? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi vincenm, Absolutely you can. If you''d like to see, here is an example of another Indian candidate who differentiated himself through his application and was accepted into a top MBA program: http://www.stacyblackman.com/client-stories/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
December 5, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to URGENT: Profile evaluation & guidance on school selectio in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi 13_divyasha, Thanks for your post. For potential MBA programs, do you have a preference in location? (Ex: Europe, USA, etc.) Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
December 5, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Need Help in Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Nishant, Thanks for your post. For MBA programs, do you have a preference in location, and what are your goals post-graduation? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
December 5, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Needed Pls... in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi gr720, Thanks for your post. For your application, I do recommend you take the GMAT exam again. Most top MBA programs like to see GMAT scores of at least 700. One of the things to keep in mind is that admissions teams will focus on your best score, there is no harm in taking the test for a ...”
December 5, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi yadu9991, Thanks for your post. With your application, are there any MBA programs you are particularly interested in? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
December 5, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - from Canada! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi andyjkim6, Thanks for your post. You do have a strong candidacy. For your GMAT score, most top MBA programs like to see GMAT scores of at least 700. One of the things to keep in mind is that admissions teams will focus on your best score. If you don''t do as well on your 1st exam attempt, ...”
December 5, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 4 Factors to Consider About European MBA Programs in the Research MBA Programs forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com As business becomes more global, future MBA applicants may ask themselves if they should consider heading abroad for business school. In many cases, the answer will be yes. ...”
December 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Separate GMAT Rankings for U.S. and Asian Applicants in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Segregation in education sounds like a relic of the distant past, but according to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal, Asian and Indian applicants to U.S. MBA programs trounce American applicants so badly on the quantitative portion of the GMAT that business schools will now sort candidates ...”
December 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Make the Most of Each Application Component in the The Application Process forum
“As you pull together your MBA application materials, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the AdCom something new about yourself. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/11/19/make-the-most-of-each-application-component/ What we mean is, don’t simply copy and paste bullet ...”
December 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Targeted Tips for Women MBA Applicants in the The Application Process forum
“Are there specific tips and tactics just for women who are applying to business school? While it’s tempting to dismiss the existence of any gender differences in the application process or in student life, you don’t have to look back very far to see just how controversial the subject still is. ...”
December 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 3 Challenges Facing B-School Recruitment in the MBA Student Life forum
“Top MBA programs worldwide value diversity because the presence of distinctly different points of view usually leads to more enriching discussions in the classroom and beyond. However, there are challenges to creating a diversified cohort, as Diana Sloan, director of Graduate Marketing & Alumni ...”
December 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Taking Your GMAT Score to the Next Level in the GMAT Strategy forum
“The process of putting together a study plan for tackling the GMAT can be a daunting one. First, there are a myriad of different resources. Second, it’s tough to predict how much time will be required. Third, there’s no way to know if your plan is actually going to help you succeed until you get ...”
December 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called How to Achieve Your Highest GMAT Score in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Guest post from Josh Jones of Test Prep Unlimited, a private GMAT tutor in the San Francisco Bay Area. His students have reported score increases as high as seven points per tutoring hour. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/10/29/how-to-achieve-your-highest-gmat-score/ How to and how much you ...”
November 14, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Stanford to Offer New Dual MA/MBA Program in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced the launch of a new dual degree program with the School of Humanities and Sciences. In three academic years, students will earn an MBA and an MA in International Policy Studies. ...”
November 14, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Columbia Business School Launches Neighborhood Biz Progran in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Beginning this winter, Columbia Business School’s Small Business Development Center will offer a “StreetWise ‘MBA’”curriculum that aims to help neighborhood small businesses grow. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/11/05/columbia-business-school-launches-neighborhood-small-biz-program/ ...”
November 14, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 4 Factors to Consider About European MBA Programs in the Research MBA Programs forum
“As business becomes more global, future MBA applicants may ask themselves if they should consider heading abroad for business school. In many cases, the answer will be yes. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/11/10/4-factors-to-consider-about-european-mba-programs/ The best business schools ...”
November 14, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Quant Background w/ Low Quant Score in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi dseider, Thanks for your post. For the programs you are considering, nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of ...”
November 6, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to HBS Query in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi AlphaDey, Thanks for your post. Most MBA admissions programs like to see at least 2 years of work experience. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 6, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Sign up for the SBC newsletter! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Sign up for the SBC newsletter for weekly guidance on your application process. This week''s topic: "How to stand out in a group interview." www.StacyBlackman.com/newsletter”
November 6, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called How to Stay Sane During B-School in the MBA Student Life forum
“By now, you’ve either fantasized about how hectic yet amazing business school life is, or you’re living it right now. Rohan Rajiv, a first-year student in Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management‘s two-year MBA program, has written a thoughtful blog post on how to prioritize your ...”
November 3, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Bloomberg Businessweek Launches #WhyMBA Social Media Project in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Bloomberg Businessweek has launched #WhyMBA, a Web and social media campaign that calls upon current business school students, graduates, teachers, and anyone with an opinion and a Twitter handle, to engage in a real-time debate about the true value of a graduate business education. #WhyMBA comes at ...”
November 3, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Applicants Overwhelming Favor GMAT Over GRE in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Acceptance of the GRE as an admissions alternative to the GMAT among U.S. business schools has reached critical mass, according to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2014 survey of business school admissions officers. According to the survey, 85% of MBA programs now give students the option to submit a score ...”
November 3, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 2014 Global MBA Recruiting Market in the MBA Student Life forum
“Are you curious about where to find the top jobs and salaries across the globe after business school? QS Top MBA recently released its annual MBA employers survey, which, with 5,669 respondents worldwide contributing to this year’s report, makes it the most comprehensive global review of hiring ...”
November 3, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Nothing ‘Dirty’ About Professional Networking in the MBA Student Life forum
“MBA programs place a major emphasis on networking skills with their students and graduates, but a new study written by professors at Harvard Business School, Rotman School of Management, and Kellogg School of Management looks at the sometimes negative psychological impact professional networking can ...”
October 20, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called ROI of the MBA Strong Across Most Tiers in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Just about everyone knows that earning an MBA degree offers an excellent return on investment. But what’s interesting to learn is that even schools outside of the Top 20 and without a globally recognized brand still offer degree-holders the chance to rake in a seven-figure income over a two-decade ...”
October 20, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Social Media Will Change the B-School Landscape in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Social media as it relates to management education continues to be a hot topic, and I found the comments in a recent Huffington Post blog piece really fascinating. For Millennials, memories of the world prior to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram may be hazy, while members of Generation X have perfect ...”
October 20, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Princeton Review 2015 B-School Rankings in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The Princeton Review recently released the 2015 editions of its guides to business and law schools, which also include annual ranking lists uniquely based on student surveys. Among the ranking list categories and schools ranked #1 on them, you’ll find: “Best Career Prospects”—Stanford ...”
October 20, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Admission in US B School in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi malhotranipun991, Thanks for your post. For your candidacy, have you considered taking the GMAT again? The reason is in your application, your highest score is self-reported. This is the reason admissions teams will focus on your best score, there is no harm in taking the test again. If you ...”
September 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Experience help for MBA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi, Thanks for your post. For your GMAT, most top programs like to see a 700 on the GMAT. Most MBA programs like to see at least 2 years of work experience. I hope the above is of help. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
September 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Recruiters Seek Specialist MBAs with Soft Skills in the MBA Student Life forum
“At the Association of MBAs (AMBA) annual Employers Forum in August, two topics dominated the event: the need for MBAs with well-developed ‘soft’ skills, and the increased demand for graduate hires with specialist MBAs. The forum attracted 24 leading multi-nationals, including KPMG, Goldman ...”
September 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 2014 Best Business Schools for Hispanics in the Research MBA Programs forum
“HispanicBusiness recently announced the 2014 ranking of the best business schools for diversity practices. The rankings look at Hispanic graduate enrollment, full-time Hispanic faculty in the MBA programs, and the percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics. ...”
September 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Business Schools Respond to Market Demands in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Technology and entrepreneurship are changing the face of management education, a story in Monday’s Chicago Tribune reports. Economic and social challenges require creative solutions, and business schools have found themselves rapidly adapting to address those issues head-on. To meet the needs ...”
September 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Last-Minute Checklist for Round 1 Applicants in the The Application Process forum
“Are you planning on applying in Round 1, which at many schools is just weeks (or September 9th, in the case of HBS) away? There are several reasons to apply in the first round, from demonstrating your strong interest and preparation, improving your chances of landing a spot while every possible seat ...”
September 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Avoid 3 Mistakes When Building Your MBA Budget in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The MBA admissions process requires determination, dedication and hard work. But don’t let the effort required to gain admission stop you from tackling another important aspect of business school ...”
September 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called A Strategy of Inspired Growth at Kellogg in the Research MBA Programs forum
“This week, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management announced it has reached several key milestones in its Envision Kellogg plan for transformation, including a new brand strategy focused on “inspiring growth.” The new brand strategy, “brave leaders inspire growth in people, ...”
September 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called A Strategy of Inspired Growth at Kellogg in the Research MBA Programs forum
“This week, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management announced it has reached several key milestones in its Envision Kellogg plan for transformation, including a new brand strategy focused on “inspiring growth.” The new brand strategy, “brave leaders inspire growth in people, ...”
September 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Enrollment Flags for Women Pursuing the MBA in the MBA Student Life forum
“As more and more business schools publish their MBA class profiles for the incoming class, it has become clear that despite all the discussion of women and MBAs of 2013, female enrollment numbers overall have stagnated. ...”
September 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for Fall 2015 Admit- Indian,Male,non-IT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Namit, I followed up with your question in your other thread. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
September 4, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for Fall 2015 Admit- Indian,Male,non-IT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi namitvig, Thanks for your post. For your candidacy, are there any specific MBA programs you are considering? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
September 4, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Recruiters Seek Specialist MBAs with Soft Skills in the MBA Student Life forum
“At the Association of MBAs (AMBA) annual Employers Forum in August, two topics dominated the event: the need for MBAs with well-developed ‘soft’ skills, and the increased demand for graduate hires with specialist MBAs. ...”
September 4, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation for Bschool applications in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi vincenm, Thanks for your post. Are there any particular MBA programs you are currently aiming for? If you''d like, we provide a free list of business school overviews here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-school-hub/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
September 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Avg Work Experience required.. for top 10 Bschool.. in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi james1990, Thanks for your post. For top business programs, the average years of work experience will vary, although the high majority of programs will like to see at least 2 years of work experience. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
September 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Booth/Harvard Essay Essay Help in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi dano222, Thanks for your post. If you''d like, we provide free phone consultations here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/contact/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
September 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MOOCs and the Future of Management Education in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The growing number of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered at the top business schools is something of a hot button topic these days. Harvard Business School joined the fray this past spring, but rather than using an existing platform such as Coursera to launch its courses, HBS elected ...”
September 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Assess 5 Funding Options to Help Pay for an MBA in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Getting your MBA acceptance letter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but submitting your deposit for business school is a thrill of a different kind. After you decide where to attend, you’ll only ...”
September 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called US News Names 10 Most Expensive MBA Programs in the Research MBA Programs forum
“In addition to its standard business school rankings released annually, US News and World Report occasionally releases a “short list” magnifying individual data points. This week, the news magazine takes a look at the ten most costly private MBA programs in the United States. According to ...”
September 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Andrew, Thanks for your post, you have a strong candidacy. In regards to the GMAT, I would recommend you take the GMAT again. One thing that is important to remember is that in your business school application, your highest GMAT score is self-reported. For this reason, admissions teams focus ...”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Seeking clarification on age-bar for US schools in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi RBBmba@2014, Thanks for your post. We would not recommend you be concerned about your age in your application. If you''d like, we also provide free 30 minute phone consultations here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/contact/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for Black Female in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi bml1105, Thanks for your post. In regards to the GMAT, for the programs you are applying to we would recommend you take the GMAT again. One thing that is important to remember is that in your business school application, your highest GMAT score is self-reported. For this reason, admissions ...”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to How vital is GMAT for EMBA/Part-Time/Online MBA? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Sim84, Thanks for your post. For your GMAT question, for the programs you are applying to we would recommend you take the GMAT again. One thing that is important to remember is that in your business school application, your highest GMAT score is self-reported. For this reason, admissions teams ...”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to mba in abroad in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi rahulnagarajan, Thanks for your post. If you''d like to see a list of MBA programs, we have free school overviews here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-school-hub/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi login2kk, Thanks for your post. For your application, is there a particular MBA program and/or location you are interested in? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to 740 and unique background for S16 in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi yiz, Thanks for your post, you have a very interesting candidacy. Is there a particular location and/or MBA program you are very interested in? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called B-School Researchers Find Link Between Reflection & Learning in the MBA Student Life forum
“Researchers from Harvard Business School, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and HEC Paris have found that developing a daily writing habit of just 15 minutes a day could pay off in spades when it comes to improving job performance and advancing your career. ...”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Hidden Costs Of Business School in the MBA Student Life forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/07/28/uncover-the-hidden-costs-of-an-mba-education/ Almost every business school publishes an official cost of attendance figure, but getting an MBA could cost you ...”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Essay Tips from Johnson’s Admissions Director in the The Application Process forum
“Following recent application and essay innovations at Cornell’s Johnson School, interim MBA admissions director Ann W. Richards shared tips on how to approach the new, streamlined essay section. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/08/04/mba-essay-tips-from-johnsons-admissions-director/ This ...”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Forbes Names America’s Top Start-Up Universities in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Forbes magazine recently announced its latest ranking of U.S. universities which produce the greatest number of entrepreneurs. Its methodology involved tallying the universities’ entrepreneurial ratio: the number of alumni and students who identify themselves as founders and business owners on ...”
August 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called GMAT Guide Update Includes 6 Months Online Access in the GMAT Strategy forum
“The Graduate Management Admission Council, in partnership with Wiley, is making studying for the GMAT exam easier and more convenient. The best-selling Official Guide for GMAT Review series is adding online content, videos and a study tool, allowing b-school applicants to access hundreds of real, ...”
July 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to GMAT Score 680 - Retake? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi qwerty12321, Thanks for your post. For the programs you are considering, I do recommend you take the GMAT again. One thing that is important to remember is that in your application, your highest GMAT score is self-reported. For this reason, admissions teams will focus on your best score, there ...”
June 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Comparing Regional MBAs With Big-Name B-Schools in the Research MBA Programs forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/06/02/comparing-regional-mbas-with-big-name-b-schools/ While much of my MBA consulting work is with clients who aspire to attend one of the top business schools, ...”
June 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called What my MBA at Harvard did NOT teach me in the MBA Student Life forum
“In this special guest post, an Army combat veteran from West Point shares his perspective on two years of learning at Harvard Business School. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/06/03/what-my-mba-at-harvard-did-not-teach-me/ My name is Ben Faw, I am a West Point graduate, Class of 2007, a ...”
June 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Brown University Will Now Offer Joint MBA Degree in the The Application Process forum
“Brown University and internationally top-ranked IE Business School in Spain recently announced that the IE Brown Executive MBA will now be offered as joint degree, conferred by both institutions. This joint degree is the first MBA degree to be awarded by Brown University. ...”
June 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Stanford’s New Joint Electrical Engineering MS/MBA Degree in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Earlier this week, Stanford University announced the launch of a new joint Stanford Electrical Engineering MS/MBA degree program, which will be available to graduate students in the 2015-2016 academic year. ...”
June 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 2014 Wharton Essay Tips in the The Application Process forum
“This year Wharton has streamlined the essay questions even further and asks only one required question for new applicants to the program. If you are a reapplicant there is an additional required question. The Wharton optional question is entirely open ended. This is a good opportunity to explain ...”
June 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Don’t Let Fear Derail Your MBA Dreams in the The Application Process forum
“Applying to business school, especially to the most elite MBA programs, is a highly stressful undertaking. You must dedicate an enormous amount of time to studying for the GMAT or GRE, go through numerous essay drafts to ensure you have presented your unique story in an engaging way and skillfully ...”
June 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Leopold Gives Insight Into HBS Admissions Process in the The Application Process forum
“Any applicant looking for insight into the admissions process at Harvard Business School must read Poets & Quants in-depth interview with admissions director Dee Leopold. The world of MBA admissions has changed dramatically in the 35 years she’s been at it, and applicants will appreciate the ...”
June 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Score Preview Added to GMAT in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Prospective business students taking the GMAT exam will now be able to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or cancel them, the Graduate Management Admission Council has announced. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/06/25/score-preview-added-to-gmat/ The score ...”
June 29, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Rethinking MBA Rankings in the Research MBA Programs forum
“MBA rankings are a tricky subject. Most applicants put an enormous amount of credence in them when making their school selections, but the results aren’t always as clear-cut as they seem. The various media outlets that publish this information each have a specific focal point, which often differs ...”
May 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called HBS 2014 Essay Advice in the The Application Process forum
“Harvard Business School has decided to repeat the same essay question this year as originally used in last year’s application cycle. Though the admissions committee said they were planning to change the essay questions every year, it turned out that the one open-ended essay was helpful enough to ...”
May 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Admissions Counseling: What You Pay and What You Get in the The Application Process forum
“Those who are new to the MBA admissions process often wonder whether they should engage the services of a professional consultant, and if so, to what extent. I believe a consultant can always help, whether you are a first-time or a repeat business school applicant, whether you are in the dark or ...”
May 30, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please comment on my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi amit.saxena, Thanks for your post. For MBA programs, do you have any preference in location, and what are your goals post-graduation? Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi vishugogo, Thanks for your post. Congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to INSEAD or Weatherhead? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi viperomni, Thanks for your post. Congratulations on your acceptance into both programs. In regards to which program to attend, unfortunately there isn''t a "right" answer. I recommend you speak to as many current students and alumni as you can, as well as to the career centers at ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi topspin360, Thanks for your post. Congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Regarding retaking of test in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi rahulmunot, Thanks for your post. It won''t be a problem taking the test for a 3rd time. On your application, your highest GMAT score is self-reported, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. If you''d like, we provide free GMAT advice here: ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Alternate transcript...community college okay? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“HI thomasdodsonian, Thanks for your post. What matters most to an admissions team is how you do in the class, not where you decide to take it. An MBA program will not look down on you for taking a class at a community college. I hope the above is of help. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation for TOP 5 US Business Schools in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi kuliyevanm, Thanks for your post. In regards to your GMAT score, I do recommend you re-take the exam. The reason is, on your application your highest GMAT score is self-reported, which is why admissions teams will focus on your best score. There isn''t any harm to taking the test again. The ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Need your suggestions in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Vaibhav Mohunta, Thanks for your post. I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program, it should provide insight for your candidacy: http://www.stacyblackman.com/client-stories/ One thing that is important to remember is that MBA programs ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate me: Aussie/Asian male in finance in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi aussiehopeful, Thanks for your post. Congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Hiring Up in 2014 in the MBA Student Life forum
“More companies plan to hire MBAs and other business school graduates in 2014, according to a recently published global survey of employers. Some 80% of business school recruiters plan to hire MBAs in 2014, up seven percentage points from last year and 30% points higher than 2009, in the heart of the ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Rethinking MBA Rankings in the Research MBA Programs forum
“MBA rankings are a tricky subject. Most applicants put an enormous amount of credence in them when making their school selections, but the results aren’t always as clear-cut as they seem. The various media outlets that publish this information each have a specific focal point, which often differs ...”
May 27, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Application Trends in 2014-2015 in the The Application Process forum
“How many schools are applicants applying to? How important are MBA rankings? Should you consider submitting GRE scores rather than the GMAT? These are just a few of the questions we here at Stacy Blackman Consulting attempted to find out with our MBA application trends survey, conducted online in ...”
May 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Application Trends in 2014-2015 in the The Application Process forum
“How many schools are applicants applying to? How important are MBA rankings? Should you consider submitting GRE scores rather than the GMAT? These are just a few of the questions we here at Stacy Blackman Consulting attempted to find out with our MBA application trends survey, conducted online in ...”
May 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Changing of the Guards at UCLA Anderson, Simon School in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Two new deanships have been announced in the last week, and both are connected to UCLA Anderson School of Management. Professor and corporate finance scholar Mark Garmaise has been named dean of the full-time MBA program at UCLA Anderson, and his predecessor Andrew Ainslie will become dean at ...”
May 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called How to Ramp Up Your GMAT Prep in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Guest post by our friends at Magoosh http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/05/12/how-to-ramp-up-your-gmat-prep/ We need every edge we can get. Every prospective student is looking for some advantage for their application to business school whether it’s a unique personal story, unique work ...”
May 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called CMU Launches Integrated Innovation Institute in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Carnegie Mellon University has formally launched an Integrated Innovation Institute, a market-focused center that will cross-train students in the values, principles, thinking and methods of engineering, design and business — the three disciplines considered to be the core of innovation. ...”
May 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Trips and Treks: a Critical Part of the MBA Experience? in the MBA Student Life forum
“In case you missed it, the New York Times had an interesting article over the weekend exploring the role travel plays during one’s MBA experience. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/05/20/trips-and-treks-a-critical-part-of-the-mba-experience/ Some travel opportunities during b-school are ...”
May 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Yale SOM Commits to Entrepreneurship in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Yale School of Management will now be better equipped to meet the needs of entrepreneurially-minded students with the launch of a formal Entrepreneurship Program, announced late last week. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/04/22/yale-som-deepens-commitment-to-entrepreneurship/ Dr. Kyle Jensen ...”
May 2, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Big Curriculum Changes at Cornell in the MBA Student Life forum
“For the first time in ten years, Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management has completely revamped the core MBA curriculum in order to better prepare students for the challenges of today’s business landscape. ...”
May 2, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called GMAT''s New Tool in the GMAT Strategy forum
“The Graduate Management Admission Council has announced the debut of a new web-based resource to help applicants prepare for the Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/04/24/gmac-debuts-integrated-reasoning-prep-tool/ The Official GMAT Integrated Reasoning ...”
May 2, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to CFA candidate + NGO + PE + low GPA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi thepoet, Thanks for your post. In regards to your application, your GPA is low for some of the programs you are considering. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide insight for your application: ...”
May 2, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation (10+ Years) in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Raj, Thanks for your post. In regards to potential MBA programs, do you have a preference in location? For your GMAT score, most top MBA programs like to see scores of at least a 700. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
May 2, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi eozen, Thanks for your post. In regards to your application, your GPA is low for some of the programs you are considering. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide insight for your application: ...”
May 2, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Low GPA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi abelardosaucedo, Thanks for your post. In regards to your low GPA, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide insight for your application: http://www.stacyblackman.com/client-stories/ We also provide ...”
May 2, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Should You Hire an MBA Admissions Consultant? in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/04/21/should-you-hire-an-mba-admissions-consultant/ With acceptance rates at the most elite business schools ranging from 6.8 to 21.6 percent, a growing number of MBA ...”
April 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Yale SOM Deepens Commitment to Entrepreneurship in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Yale School of Management will now be better equipped to meet the needs of entrepreneurially-minded students with the launch of a formal Entrepreneurship Program, announced late last week. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/04/22/yale-som-deepens-commitment-to-entrepreneurship/ Dr. Kyle Jensen ...”
April 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Last Day: MBA Survey in the The Application Process forum
“Hi everyone, Today is the last day to complete the SBC survey, which is your shot at a $100 Amazon gift card—the survey will close on Thursday, April 24: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SBC2014. Thanks for the time and energy. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation requested in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi singh.p.vivek, Thanks for your post. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the ...”
April 20, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to disaster in 2nd gmat attempt in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sandeep12d3, Thanks for your post. In regards to the GMAT, one thing that is important to remember is that your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application. For this reason, admissions teams will focus on your best score, and there isn''t any harm in taking the test again and ...”
April 20, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request Please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Yvette726, Thanks for your post. In regards to the GMAT, one thing that is important to remember is that your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application. For this reason, admissions teams will focus on your best score, and there isn''t any harm in taking the test again. We ...”
April 20, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to request for profile evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jsrinivas, Thanks for your post. Unfortunately it is difficult to answer your question with the limited information written. Most top MBA programs do like to see a score of at least a 700 on the GMAT, although the GMAT is one of many factors that they will consider. If you would like, we ...”
April 20, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Students on Classroom Diversity in the MBA Student Life forum
“Earlier this week, Bloomberg Businessweek launched a new series called One Question, which will attempt to take the pulse of MBA students here and abroad to suss out what Next Gen business leaders are thinking. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/04/16/mba-students-on-classroom-diversity/ This ...”
April 19, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Answer Our MBA Survey for a Shot at $100 Amazon Gift Card in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“2014 could be a life-changing year for you. You may already know that you’ll be headed to business school in the fall, or you might be planning to start your MBA journey in the coming months. Either way, exciting things lie ahead. ...”
April 19, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi pchun008, Thanks for your post. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the ...”
April 11, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called How to Maximize Your MBA Experience in the MBA Student Life forum
“The MBA Student Voice blog of UCLA Anderson School of Management recently posted some great advice from second-year student Nathan Adelman on how to make the most of your MBA experience, and it rings true no matter where you eventually end up. ...”
April 11, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation and GMAT retake in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ameyrane22, Thanks for your post. About your candidacy, one of the most important things to remember is that MBA admissions teams are looking to cultivate future leaders, so any leadership and management experience that you can refer to is important. I have here a case study of an Indian ...”
April 11, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Chances for Top JD/MBA? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Bleeker, Thanks for your post. You do have a very strong candidacy. In regards to your question, lets look at a profile of another business school applicant: - 3.7 GPA from Duke - 730 GMAT - 3 years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs - YMCA Young Adult Board Member On the ...”
April 11, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Much Higher Undergrad Major GPA Than Overall GPA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi hughey20, Thanks for your post. In general both your overall and major GPA will be considered in your application. There are ways you can address your overall GPA. I have here a case study of a candidate who had a sub 3.0 GPA but was accepted into a top MBA program: ...”
April 11, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 3 Exercises to Help MBA Applicants Develop a Personal Brand in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/04/07/3-exercises-to-help-mba-applicants-develop-a-personal-brand/ Some b-school applicants balk at thinking of themselves as a “product” or “brand.” However, ...”
April 11, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to CFA, High GMAT, low GPA. Chances? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi greenbags125, Thanks for your post. You have a strong candidacy. Although your GPA is lower than the averages of the programs you are considering, there are ways you can address this in your application. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted ...”
April 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to mba in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi siddharthkc, Thanks for your post. If you would like, we provide free MBA admissions advice and information on our blog here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/blog/ Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Chances at Top 10 US B Schools ? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi anshulkamra, Thanks for your post. In regards to your application, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide insight for your candidacy: http://www.stacyblackman.com/client-stories/ For your GMAT, one thing that is ...”
April 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called What Happens During an ‘Undercover’ Admissions Interview? in the The Application Process forum
“In the latest installment of Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Amy S. Choi‘s attempt to walk in the shoes of b-school applicants, the intrepid writer shares how being herself worked out during her recent MBA interview experience at NYU Stern School of Business. ...”
April 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called B-School Opens Doors to Entrepreneurship, New Survey Shows in the MBA Student Life forum
“More than 1 in 10 business school alumni are self-employed, and the longer they’ve been out of business school the more likely they are to have taken an entrepreneurial career path, says a worldwide survey of nearly 21,000 business school alumni from the classes of 1959-2013, released this week by ...”
April 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called USC Marshall Offers New Degree in Entrepreneurship in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The USC Marshall School of Business will offer a new Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSEI) through its Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC Marshall announced today. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/03/25/usc-marshall-offers-new-degree-in-entrepreneurship/ ...”
April 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Tuck Dean Danos to Step Down After 19 Years in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Tuck School of Business Dean Paul Danos has announced his plans to step down when his current term ends in 2015. At 19 years, his tenure is the longest in Tuck’s history and one of the longest in management education. By the end of his fifth term, nearly half of Tuck’s 10,000-plus living alumni ...”
April 1, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called The Truth Behind 3 Common MBA Rankings Myths in the Research MBA Programs forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/03/17/the-truth-behind-3-common-mba-rankings-myths/ One of the very first places a business school hopeful begins the school selection process is by looking at annual ...”
March 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Wharton School Names New Dean in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will welcome distinguished political economist Geoffrey Garrett as its newest dean, effective July 1st, the university announced today. A former faculty member in Wharton’s management department, Garrett is currently dean and professor of business ...”
March 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Wharton School Names New Dean in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will welcome distinguished political economist Geoffrey Garrett as its newest dean, effective July 1st, the university announced today. A former faculty member in Wharton’s management department, Garrett is currently dean and professor of business ...”
March 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi abhinavacharya, Thanks for your post. Do you have any preferences in location, and what are your goals graduation? Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
March 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to What GMAT Score is needed for a top MBA given my stats? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi psal, Thanks for your post, and congratulations on all of your success to date. For the schools you are considering, you have a strong candidacy. The biggest concern I have is for your GMAT, and how it is below the averages of the programs you are considering. For this reason, I do ...”
March 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Overcome a Low Quant Background in MBA Admissions in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The MBA admissions process is a holistic one. If it weren’t, every MBA cohort would be full of finance wizards and accounting gurus – not an especially well-rounded group. These days, business ...”
February 25, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Philosophy and B-School? in the MBA Student Life forum
“At first glance, you might think that philosophy has absolutely nothing to with management education. But a recent article published by QS Top MBA points out several instances where the two already overlap, and notes that philosophy has the potential to greatly enhance business practices. ...”
February 25, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 3 Ways to Recover a Fumbled MBA Interview in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/02/24/3-ways-to-recover-a-fumbled-mba-interview/ Many students are coming upon the interview period for the second round of business school admissions, and many ...”
February 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 3 Ways to Recover a Fumbled MBA Interview in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/02/24/3-ways-to-recover-a-fumbled-mba-interview/ Many students are coming upon the interview period for the second round of business school admissions, and many ...”
February 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 3 Ways to Recover a Fumbled MBA Interview in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/02/24/3-ways-to-recover-a-fumbled-mba-interview/ Many students are coming upon the interview period for the second round of business school admissions, and many ...”
February 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Help with Profile Evaluation | Indian (30), 2nd MBA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi veramaz, Thanks for your post. About your candidacy, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate who was accepted into a top program for his 2nd MBA: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/08/25/sbc-scoop-seeking-a-second-mba/ For your GMAT score, top MBA programs like to see a score of ...”
February 24, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Overcome a Low Quant Background in MBA Admissions in the The Application Process forum
“The MBA admissions process is a holistic one. If it weren’t, every MBA cohort would be full of finance wizards and accounting gurus – not an especially well-rounded group. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/02/10/overcome-a-low-quant-background-in-mba-admissions/ These days, business ...”
February 17, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called HBS Alumni Break Record in 2013 with $22M in Donations in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Harvard Business School‘s recently released annual report notes, among other achievements, that the school received a record-breaking $22 million in unrestricted current use gifts from former students in 2013. ...”
February 17, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Top 10 School in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi anchorebanks, Thanks for your post. About your candidacy, nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of your work ...”
February 17, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please help me in searching colleges in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi abhi234, Thanks for your post. If you would like to see an overview of many of the MBA programs in the US and abroad, we have a list here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-school-hub/ We also have free school specific advice for the programs you are considering here: NYU Stern: ...”
February 17, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Harvard Business School Offers its First MOOC in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Harvard Business School has finally revealed the first subject it will offer as a massive open online course, or MOOC, as they are commonly known. More than 10,000 students have already registered for “Innovating in Healthcare,” which begins March 31 on HarvardX, the university’s online ...”
February 9, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Recent Graduate seeking some guidance in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Allen02215, Thanks for your post. A low overall GPA may raise a red flag for an admissions committee, but there are ways to address this. As an example, by taking a few classes now, you can help to offset some of their concerns. While straight A’s in post-undergraduate courses will not erase ...”
February 9, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Recent Graduate seeking some guidance in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Allen02215, Thanks for your post. A low overall GPA may raise a red flag for an admissions committee, but there are ways to address this. As an example, by taking a few classes now, you can help to offset some of their concerns. While straight A’s in post-undergraduate courses will not erase ...”
February 9, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation : African french speaking in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi franckedy, Thanks for your post. About your question, post-graduation are you leaning more towards Private Equity or Venture Capital? The reason is, if you are leaning towards Private Equity a great location to look at would be New York, as there are an abundance of firms there. Your MBA ...”
February 9, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation for top business-schools in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi nikhil_gandhi, Thanks for your post. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the ...”
February 9, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Hi Stacy, what do you think about Stern round 3 vs 4 +myGMAT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi, Thanks for your post. We recommend you apply when you feel your application is strongest. The only exception is we do not recommend you apply in the final round (which for NYU Stern would be Round 4). If you''d like, we have a free NYU Stern overview here: ...”
February 9, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Which programs accept the last two years of GPA? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Swishsam, Thanks for your message. In general, an admissions team will focus on your entire undergraduate transcript. However, an upward trend in your transcript is important, and it is something you can address in your personal essays. A low overall GPA may raise a red flag for an ...”
February 9, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Experience for Harvard's MBA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi balramverma, Thanks for your email. About Harvard Business School, every year the program accepts candidates from a wide range of backgrounds. In fact, diversity is a very important part of what the admissions team is looking for. What is most important is not the specific industry you are ...”
February 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Interview Myth-Busting from U. Michigan Ross in the The Application Process forum
“In her latest update to the Ross MBA blog, Michigan Ross School of Business admissions director Soojin Kwon makes light of the frigid temps gripping Ann Arbor but assures applicants the b-school is still operating, “with recruiters on campus and the fearless admissions team in the office ...”
February 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Waitlist Guidelines from Chicago Booth & UCLA Anderson in the The Application Process forum
“While the waitlist may not seem like the ideal status for your MBA application, the good news is you’re still in the running while the school looks more closely at your application package in the context of the next round of candidates. ...”
February 7, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Regards admission into MBA UNIVERSITIES in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi kuldeepsrivatsav22, Most of the top MBA programs like to see GMAT scores of at least a 700. If you''d like, we provide free GMAT advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/test-prep-hub/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
January 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to MBA from non-profit in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi overcap, Thanks for your post. I did want to write you about your GMAT score. It''s important to remember that your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. If you don''t do as well as you would like, there is no harm in taking ...”
January 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Yale Inaugurates New Business School in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Yale School of Management cut the proverbial ribbon of its ultra-modern new campus Thursday, and the business school is hosting a three-day conference on the major trends transforming markets and organizations around the world to celebrate the opening of Edward P Evans Hall. ...”
January 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Weigh Trying a MOOC Before an MBA in the Research MBA Programs forum
“2013 may well become known as the year of the massive open online course, commonly abbreviated MOOC, as more and more prestigious business schools began offering their courses for free to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. ...”
January 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called B-School Gender Gap in the MBA Student Life forum
“The state of women in business school is a topic that garners frequent attention, and will probably continue to do so until the numbers of female students and professors even out with their male counterparts. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2014/01/16/b-school-gender-gap/ Earlier this week, two ...”
January 21, 2014
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Tips for Waitlisted MBA Applicants in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Finding yourself on the waitlist at your dream b-school definitely comes with a mixed bag of emotions. While it’s disappointing not to have a definitive yes, you’re still in the running and should take some comfort in knowing that you’ve passed an important hurdle with the admissions ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Taking the GRE after taking the GMAT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi timtim, Thanks for your post. In regards to your exam and your practice scores, I would recommend retaking your GMAT exam. It''s important to remember that your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no harm in ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to 570 GMAT vs. Stanford & UCLA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Raed, Thanks for your post. In regards to Stanford and UCLA, I would recommend retaking your GMAT exam. It''s important to remember that your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no harm in taking the exam again. ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to CFA Level 1 or GMAT retake? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi maker2015, Thanks for your post. In regards to which will help more for your MBA application, I would recommend retaking your GMAT exam. It''s important to remember that your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. If ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Pls evaluate my chances for an Ivy League MBA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Minniemouse, Thanks for your post. To begin, congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Regarding your application, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - GMAT 720 in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi agnikirupha, Thanks for your post. Regarding your application, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide insight for your candidacy: http://www.stacyblackman.com/case-studies/#Demographics Cheers, Conrad and the ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi shikha015, Thanks for your post. For your work experience, most MBA programs like to see at least 2 years of experience. What is most important is not only the years, but also how you express what you learned and accomplished during that time. The GMAT is also an important part of your ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called B-School Fundraising in 2013 in the Research MBA Programs forum
“It seems we’re sharing news of major donations to top business schools on a regular basis lately—a great sign of economic recovery as donors invest in their alma maters to help create state-of-the art campuses and modernized learning environments. ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Steady MBA Job Outlook Projected for 2014 Grads in the MBA Student Life forum
“The job market will likely hold steady for 2014 business school graduates, as more than three-quarters of employers that plan to hire business school graduates expect to maintain or increase their hiring from this year, according to the Year-End Poll of Employers conducted by the Graduate Management ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Filling a Gap with Cornell’s New Tech MBA in the Research MBA Programs forum
“In Tuesday’s post, we took a look at how the top business schools may not be preparing MBA students with the IT skills they’ll need to manage tomorrow’s companies. That won’t be the case with participants enrolled in a new one-year tech MBA program offered by Cornell University’s Johnson ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Tips for Waitlisted MBA Applicants in the The Application Process forum
“Finding yourself on the waitlist at your dream b-school definitely comes with a mixed bag of emotions. While it’s disappointing not to have a definitive yes, you’re still in the running and should take some comfort in knowing that you’ve passed an important hurdle with the admissions ...”
December 27, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 3 Common Hurdles for International MBA Applicants in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Nearly a third of students in some of the top MBA programs are international, which offers great professional and cultural diversity and enriches the classroom experience. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/09/16/3-common-hurdles-for-international-mba-applicants/ Applying from abroad involves ...”
November 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Look Beyond the Top Business Schools for Your MBA in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“People typically pursue an MBA because they are looking to improve their career opportunities and increase their future income. What some applicants don’t consider is that you can achieve both of those objectives even if you don’t make it into the business programs at Harvard, Wharton or ...”
November 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Stanford GSB Debunks MBA Admissions Myths in the The Application Process forum
“The Stanford MBA Admission Blog has published a trio of posts this month designed to dispel some of the misleading myths that continue to confound applicants. From interview questions to recommendation letter queries to work experience concerns, the admissions team at Stanford Graduate School of ...”
November 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Stanford GSB Debunks MBA Admissions Myths in the The Application Process forum
“The Stanford MBA Admission Blog has published a trio of posts this month designed to dispel some of the misleading myths that continue to confound applicants. From interview questions to recommendation letter queries to work experience concerns, the admissions team at Stanford Graduate School of ...”
November 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Stanford GSB Debunks MBA Admissions Myths in the The Application Process forum
“The Stanford MBA Admission Blog has published a trio of posts this month designed to dispel some of the misleading myths that continue to confound applicants. From interview questions to recommendation letter queries to work experience concerns, the admissions team at Stanford Graduate School of ...”
November 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Stanford GSB Debunks MBA Admissions Myths in the The Application Process forum
“The Stanford MBA Admission Blog has published a trio of posts this month designed to dispel some of the misleading myths that continue to confound applicants. From interview questions to recommendation letter queries to work experience concerns, the admissions team at Stanford Graduate School of ...”
November 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to MBA Admissions in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Yogesh Jhorar, Thanks for your post. For your application, I recommend you read this case study of a family business candidate who was accepted into a top MBA program: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/06/21/sbc-scoop-making-the-family-business-work-for-you/ Typically, internship experience ...”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to hi in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi audithyakrishna, Thanks for your post. Unfortunately I have limited information about your candidacy, but I do recommend you visit the free information on our blog, which will provide insight for your application: http://www.stacyblackman.com/blog/ Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to USA MBA Admission in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sibi, Thanks for your post. For US MBA programs, most admissions teams like to see at least 2 years of work experience. We also include free MBA admissions advice on our blog here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/blog/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Is age a factor for Mba Admissions in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mel3686, Thanks for your post. Regarding your question, I recommend that you not be concerned by your age. I hope the above is of help. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Request to Evaluate Profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi subhash2185, Thanks for your post. Unfortunately I have limited information about your candidacy with what you had written. For your candidacy, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide insight for your candidacy: ...”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Kindly evaluate my profile - GMAT score 670 in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi manjari_srivastav, Thanks for your post. For potential MBA programs, do you have a preference in location? Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to GMAT multiple attempts: How many is too many? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sidceg, Thanks for your post. To answer your question, your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. Although there are many factors that an admissions team will consider in your application, your GMAT score is important. For ...”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Haas Creates New Institute for Business and Social Impact in the MBA Student Life forum
“The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business will significantly boost its efforts to inspire creative and effective business solutions to address some of the world’s most pressing problems when it launches its new Institute for Business and Social Impact on November 6. The institute will be led by ...”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Tepper Crowned Best Part-Time MBA Program in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business takes the top spot in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2013 ranking of the best part-time MBA programs. With a close-knit cohort of just 194 students in the program, this part-time curriculum is the same as the full-time version but is completed in ...”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Strong Employment Rates Reported for 2013 MBA Grads in the Research MBA Programs forum
“In a September poll of the job market conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council, 90% of the MBA Class of 2013 indicated they were employed. GMAC reports this figure is six percentage points above the 2009 employment rate, but down a tick from the 92% of graduates employed by September ...”
November 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 3 Common Hurdles for International MBA Applicants in the The Application Process forum
“Nearly a third of students in some of the top MBA programs are international, which offers great professional and cultural diversity and enriches the classroom experience. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/09/16/3-common-hurdles-for-international-mba-applicants/ Applying from abroad involves ...”
October 18, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Understanding B-School Rankings in the Research MBA Programs forum
“For anyone perplexed about why so much variability exists between the different well-known MBA rankings, Matt Symonds’s recent article in Forbes does a great job of demystifying the subject. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/10/17/understanding-b-school-rankings/ In plain terms, he explains ...”
October 18, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Reg Profile Evaluation -710 GMAT, 5 yr work ex., Indian in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi rohitm, Thanks for posting. To begin, I believe these 2 free case studies below will be of help to you. The first is about an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program, and how he was able to differentiate himself in his application. The 2nd case study is about an Indian ...”
October 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate: 710 GMAT/3.0 GPA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mbahopeful22, Thanks for posting. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. For your question, nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be ...”
October 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Seeking Expert Judgement in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ahhejase, Thanks for posting. For your application, nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of your work ...”
October 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Kindly Evaluate my Profile - GMAT 700 work Exp 5 years in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi nitzkitz, Thanks for posting. For your application, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide insight for your application: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services-old/case-studies/case2/ If you''d like, ...”
October 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called GMAT Verbal Excellence in the GMAT Verbal & Essays forum
“Will Durant, summarizing Aristotle’s discussion of virtue in the first couple books of the Nicomachean Ethics, wrote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” A lofty idea, to be sure, but one that can shed significant light on very down-to-earth and ...”
October 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Pick a Test Already! in the GMAT Strategy forum
“What to do? Will you take the GRE or the GMAT? Choice is a funny thing. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/08/07/pick-a-test-already-stop-using-options-as-an-excuse-to-procrastinate/ The ability to choose is often heralded as an inherent good—a fundamental part of self-determination and ...”
October 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Wharton’s Team-Based Discussion, Demystified in the The Application Process forum
“In her first post to the admissions blog following Ankur Kumar‘s departure last week, Wharton School‘s deputy vice dean for MBA admissions, Maryellen Lamb, provided a thorough walk-through of the team-based discussion component and shared news of an uptick in R1 applications this season. ...”
October 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Forbes Announces Top MBA Rankings in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Forbes has just released its biennial ranking of full-time MBA programs, with a methodology based solely on return on investment (ROI). Forbes compared the earnings of MBA grads in their first five years out of business school to their opportunity cost (two years of forgone compensation, tuition and ...”
October 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Stanford MBA Class of 2015 Largest Ever in the MBA Student Life forum
“Stanford Graduate School of Business recently posted details of the MBA Class of 2015 profile, noting that at 406 students, this is the largest class in the history of the GSB. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/10/15/stanford-gsb-largest-class-ever/ While quick to point out that Stanford’s ...”
October 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Essay Insight from UCLA Anderson in the The Application Process forum
“Many schools reduced the number of required essays this season, and UCLA Anderson School of Management is one of them. With just one prompt—What are your short-term and long-term career goals, and how will an MBA from UCLA Anderson specifically help you achieve these goals?—applicants either ...”
September 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called UC Berkeley Haas Debuts Innovation Lab in the Research MBA Programs forum
“MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business can now take advantage of adaptable work spaces that better facilitate collaborative learning in the newly opened Innovation Lab. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/09/12/uc-berkeley-haas-debuts-innovation-lab/ Made possible by a gift from ...”
September 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Help for Re-attempt in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi bsahil, Thanks for your post. If you''d like, for your GMAT studies we provide free advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/test-prep-hub/ MBA.com also provides 2 free official GMAT practice exams. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
September 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Best B-Schools for Entrepreneurship in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Last week, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced the results of their annual survey of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation. These are the programs that offer a broad range of courses in entrepreneurship, as well as significant opportunities for networking with ...”
September 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Best B-Schools for Entrepreneurship in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Last week, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced the results of their annual survey of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation. These are the programs that offer a broad range of courses in entrepreneurship, as well as significant opportunities for networking with ...”
September 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Best B-Schools for Entrepreneurship in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Last week, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced the results of their annual survey of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation. These are the programs that offer a broad range of courses in entrepreneurship, as well as significant opportunities for networking with ...”
September 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Best B-Schools for Entrepreneurship in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Last week, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced the results of their annual survey of the top entrepreneurship programs in the nation. These are the programs that offer a broad range of courses in entrepreneurship, as well as significant opportunities for networking with ...”
September 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Quick Fixes To Improve Your MBA App in the The Application Process forum
“Here are five quick fixes that could every easily move your application from a ‘maybe’ to a ‘yes.’ 1) THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR HO-HUM. Applying to b-school is not the time to “blend.” The goal is to stand out, for all the things that are interesting and unique about you as a person ...”
August 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sharpr02, Thanks for posting. For MBA programs, is there a particular program you are interested in? If you''d like, we have a free list of business school overviews here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-school-hub/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
August 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to MBA IN US WITH no work experience in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi vinay241992, Thanks for posting. For your candidacy, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate who was accepted into a top MBA program with limited work experience. It should provide insight into your candidacy: ...”
August 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please Help: Profile Evaluation, OK GMAT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ponkibhera, Thanks for posting. You do have a strong candidacy. My largest question is, have you considered taking the GMAT exam again? The reason is your highest exam score is self-reported on your business school application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no ...”
August 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation.. in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi abhir, Thanks for posting. Regarding potential schools, do you have a preference in location, and what are your goals post-graduation? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
August 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mbaaspirant2014, Thanks for posting. For your GMAT, top MBA programs like to see exam scores of at least a 700. If you''d like, MBA.com provides 2 free official practice GMAT exams for free. Regarding your application, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was ...”
August 26, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Resume Advice: Delve Into the Nuances of the MBA Resume in the Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant forum
“Most MBA programs require a resume submission as part of the written application. This single-page document should highlight important aspects of an individual and often is an untapped opportunity for an applicant to stand out. Resume details can serve as icebreakers, or fuel the conversation ...”
August 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Dean Spotlight: Stanford GSB’s Garth Saloner in the Research MBA Programs forum
“For those in the midst of the school selection process, it may be helpful to have a mental snapshot of those who are at the helm of some of the top-ranked MBA programs. This week, we’ll take a look at Garth Saloner, who has served as the ninth dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) ...”
August 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Columbia Alumni Give $40M for Campus in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Columbia Business School recently announced that two of its alumni have pledged a combined $40 million toward the construction of the school’s innovative new Manhattanville campus. Finance titans Arthur J. Samberg and Mario J. Gabelli, both members of the school’s Board of Overseers, pledged ...”
August 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Four Resume Rules To Get Noticed in the The Application Process forum
“How to stand out to an MBA admissions staff in a crowd of resumes? Here are four resume rules you need to know if you want to get noticed. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/08/19/four-resume-rules-to-get-noticed/ 1) ONE IS USUALLY ENOUGH. When it comes to that of a pre-MBA professional, a ...”
August 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 4 Tips for MBA Applicants From a Finance Background in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Students with finance backgrounds comprise the largest percentage of the incoming class at top business schools. Many firms require an MBA for senior level careers, leading finance industries to feed ...”
August 25, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Quick Fixes To Improve Your MBA Application in the The Application Process forum
“Here are five quick fixes that could every easily move your application from a ‘maybe’ to a ‘yes.’ http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/07/30/quick-fixes-to-improve-your-mba-app/ 1) THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR HO-HUM. Applying to b-school is not the time to “blend.” The goal is to stand ...”
August 5, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Eval Please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jhumbert00, Thanks for posting. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the ...”
August 5, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Plan of Action in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi MagicKnights, Thanks for posting. For your candidacy, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide some insight into your application: ...”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Request for Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mba_target_2014, Thanks for your posting. For your application, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide into your application: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services-old/case-studies/case2/ We also ...”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation GMAT 710 gpa 2.8!! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi yj787, Thanks for posting. You have a very interesting candidacy. To begin, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0GPA who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide insight for your application: ...”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Advice Required in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi rishjain, Thanks for posting. With your GMAT score, I do recommend you look to take the exam again. With the GMAT, it''s important to remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application. For this reason, admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no harm in ...”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Is age a factor for Mba Admissions in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mel3686, Thanks for posting. I recommend that you not be concerned about your age, as you are near the averages of the programs you are considering. For your exam studies, I have here some free GMAT advice: http://www.stacyblackman.com/test-prep-hub/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy ...”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to GMAT 690 ; 2 yrs work ex: MBA @ NUS/SMU in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mba@2014, Thanks for posting. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the ...”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation: 660 (40v 40q,) 3.34 GPA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jchar, Thanks for posting. To answer your question, your GMAT score is below the averages of the schools you are considering, and I would recommend you retake the exam. With the GMAT, it''s important to remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application. For this reason, ...”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to which one to choose among these in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi amnsnhh, Thanks for posting. I recommend you speak to current students, alumni, and the career centers at each school. The more data points you gather, the better your final decision will be. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to I have a passion for MBA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi raghuveerv1@gmail.com, For your candidacy, I recommend you first look to take the GMAT. MBA.com provides information about the exam, and we also have free GMAT advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/test-prep-hub/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to GMAT Concerns in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi asafchar, Thanks for posting. If you believe you can improve your score by 30+ point, I recommend you consider taking the test again, however your 720 is a strong GMAT score. With the GMAT, it''s important to remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application. For this ...”
July 31, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called GMAT Verbal Excellence in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Will Durant, summarizing Aristotle’s discussion of virtue in the first couple books of the Nicomachean Ethics, wrote: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” A lofty idea, to be sure, but one that can shed significant light on very down-to-earth and ...”
July 23, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called US News Post: Evaluate in Which Round to Submit Your App in the The Application Process forum
“I field questions every admissions season from clients about when to submit business school applications. They ask if they have a better shot in round two rather than round one, or if it''s even worth submitting in the final round. ...”
July 23, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Don’t Be a Delusional MBA Candidate in the The Application Process forum
“As you continue your business school research and narrow down your list of favorites, there are several things to keep in mind throughout the process. Here are my eight suggestions for cutting through the clutter to determine which MBA program truly is the best fit for you and your career path. ...”
July 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Last Minutes Community Service in the Admissions Success Stories forum
“When Ali started working with Stacy Blackman Consulting he had stellar undergraduate grades, an impressive GMAT score and consistently growing work experience at a prestigious investment bank. What Ali did not have was any significant extracurricular or community service experience since college. ...”
July 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called UCLA Anderson MBA Essays Tips in the The Application Process forum
“UCLA Anderson always kept the application process streamlined, with only two required essays. This year the required essays were reduced to one, focusing only on your career goals. With such a limited amount of space to highlight everything you may want to communicate to UCLA Anderson you will need ...”
July 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Join Us For A Conversation With Ex-Admissions Officer in the The Application Process forum
“Join us for an insightful conversation led by an ex-admissions officer on our team. We''ll share how applicant profiles are reviewed, and we''ll answer your questions during this interactive webinar on July 10, 2013, at 5 p.m. Pacific. Attendees will receive exclusive offers from Stacy Blackman ...”
June 29, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to pls suggest some school to apply in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi piku9290, Thank you for posting. For your application, do you have a preference in location, and what are your goals post-graduation? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
June 5, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi yonderworld, Thanks for posting. Congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. For your candidacy, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide some insight into your application: ...”
June 5, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Passport To GMAT Math in the GMAT Strategy forum
“What is mathematics? The great mathematician David Hilbert (1862 – 1943) said, “Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.” That’s great for a brilliant mathematician who, like Hilbert, can survey this entire realm, but what ...”
June 5, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Harvard Business School Announces Deadlines And Single Essay in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Harvard Business School has decided to really shake things up this year by having applicants answer a single MBA essay question with no word count limit. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/05/30/harvard-business-school-announces-deadlines-and-single-essay-prompt/ Here it is: “You’re ...”
June 5, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Maximize Your GMAT Verbal Score in the The Application Process forum
“The GMAT verbal is by no means easy, especially if you are not fond of reading texts on grammar, or passages drawn from academic papers. But the answer to the question of how hard is the GMAT depends on how you study for the test. Below are some useful tips for increasing your GMAT verbal score. ...”
May 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Request for profile evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Dinesh, Thanks for posting. You have a strong candidacy. The biggest challenge you will have is differentiating your candidacy from a competitive candidate pool. I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into Columbia, Tuck, and MIT: ...”
May 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to MBA WITH GRE AND IELTS in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi krshna99, Thanks for posting. There are some programs which do and do not accept those exams, I recommend you visit the website''s of the MBA programs you are considering to see. For work experience, most MBA programs do like to see at least 2 years of work experience. Best, Conrad and ...”
May 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Any ways that i can improve my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jivesh, Thanks for posting. For your question, most MBA programs do like to see candidates with at least 2 years of work experience. For your application, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate who was accepted into a top MBA program. It will be important in your application ...”
May 16, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate my Profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Hari, Thanks for posting. For your application, it indicates that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of ...”
May 16, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sidelinesk, Thanks for posting. For your GMAT, if you believe you can improve your score by 60 points, I do recommend you take the exam again. Admissions teams will focus on your highest score on your application. For your candidacy, your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and ...”
May 16, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi shray, Thanks for posting. You do have a strong application. One area you will need to talk about on your application is your family business. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate from a family business who was accepted into a top MBA program: ...”
May 16, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Ask Yourself 4 Questions Before Applying To B-School in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/05/13/ask-yourself-4-questions-before-applying-to-b-school/ As a prospective MBA, you’ll benefit enormously from taking time at the beginning of your application ...”
May 16, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called IU Kelley School Of Business Names Idalene Kesner Dean in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has announced that Idalene “Idie” Kesner will head the school as its next dean, pending approval by the IU Board of Trustees. Kesner, who becomes the first woman to lead the business school, has served as interim dean since October 2012. She ...”
May 16, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Please - Thank you in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi canadian52, Thanks for posting. Your 2.7 GPA will impact your application, however there are ways to address this. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate who was accepted into top MBA programs with a sub 3.0 GPA: ...”
April 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to a serious confusion in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi boney, Thanks for posting. In general, MBA programs like to see candidates with at least 2 years of work experience. There are some programs which admit candidates without this. I recommend you visit the websites of the MBA programs you are considering to see which ones consider candidates ...”
April 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation for MBA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi joshi.namrata123, Thanks for posting. Have you taken the GMAT? If you visit MBA.com, you can take 2 official GMAT practice exams and it should provide some insight into your score. We also provide free GMAT advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-files/ I also recommend you read ...”
April 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to admission in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi shishirprabhu, Thanks for posting. There are programs which admit candidates without any work experience, however in general admissions teams like to see applicants with at least 2 years of work experience. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Value of non-MBA Masters as part of my application in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi canadian52, Thanks for posting. A Masters Degree program can help alleviate concerns about a low undergraduate record. However, admissions teams are also not looking for individuals who appear to be collecting degrees, so it is important to emphasize in your application why you are pursuing an ...”
April 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Applications September 2013! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi bm2012, Thanks for posting. For your question, admissions teams are looking to hear your goals, and also what you have done in the past to put yourself in the position to achieve these. For this reason, interning at a target company does provide advantages. For your recommendations, these ...”
April 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi gshukla, Thank you for posting, you have a very strong candidacy. Are there any programs you are considering in particular? For business schools, do you have a preference in location? Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 22, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to THE RIGHT EXAM-GRE or GMAT? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi SHASHANK RAINA, Thanks for posting. Regarding the exam, all things being equal it is preferable to take the GMAT. However, there are candidates who take the GRE and are accepted into top programs. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate who took the GRE and was accepted into ...”
March 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Round 3 - A possibility for International Applicants in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sy, Thanks for posting. Final rounds for a given school (be it round 3 or round 4) are often a bad strategy. For many schools, this is the time they are focused on completing their class and picking very specific profiles. In addition, if you submit an application in March and are not ...”
March 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to MBA in US in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Nandkumar, Thanks for posting. For a first step, I recommend you visit MBA.com to learn more about the GMAT exam, which is a standardize exam required by many MBA programs. I also recommend you visit our blog, which provides free advice for MBA admissions: ...”
March 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Need Help in Researching B-schools - Target MBA Start- 2014 in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Garima, Thanks for posting. Is there a specific industry you are interested in working in post-graduation (Ex: Tech, Finance, etc.), and do you have a preference in location in the US (Ex: California, New York, etc.)? We also have free school specific overviews here: ...”
March 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to gmat admissions in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi soham.bhaumik, The majority of MBA admissions programs encourage applicants to have at least 2 years of work experience, although there are programs which look more at younger candidates. For your GMAT, I recommend you aim to score at least a 700. If you''d like, we provide free GMAT advice ...”
March 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Review - GMAT 670 GPA 3.77 in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi arellalu, Thanks for posting. For the schools you are considering, I recommend you take the GMAT again, as your score is below the averages. Your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. There isn''t any harm in taking the exam ...”
March 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Right time to appear for GMAT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi auppala, Thanks for posting. You should take the GMAT exam when you feel most confident. Your score will carry for 5 years, and there is no benefit or disadvantage to taking the test at a certain time. If you''d like, we provide free GMAT advice here: ...”
March 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation from Singapore in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Poem, Thanks for posting. You have a very strong candidacy. The only point I want to mention is that admissions teams are looking to develop future leaders, so it will be important to show this in your application. As an example, you should discuss your promotions and responsibility in your ...”
March 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi satluri, Thanks for posting. You have a strong application. The biggest challenge you will have is differentiating yourself from a competitive candidate pool. I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program: ...”
March 21, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Advice From Chicago Booth Interviewers in the The Application Process forum
“Many blog posts offer interview tips from the admissions committee’s point of view, but today’s post from the Booth Insider blog at the Chicago Booth School of Business shares feedback straight from the Admissions Fellows who have or will soon conduct interviews with those lucky Round Two ...”
February 17, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Unconventional Undergraduate in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jeffdn02, Thanks for posting. For your last question, we do recommend you aim for the best program that you feel is the right fit you. It is important though to actually look at the program itself and not just its rankings, because some schools may be better for your specific goals ...”
February 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called $5M Gift For Social Enterprise Initiative At Chicago Booth in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The Chicago Booth School of Business has received a founding gift of $5 million for the school’s Social Enterprise Initiative, which supports student, faculty and alumni interest in the social sector, Chicago Booth announced earlier this week. ...”
February 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called UNC Kenan-Flagler Launches Dual-Degree Program With China in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Earlier this week, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School announced the launch of a new dual-degree program in China that fuses the disciplines of business and engineering. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2013/01/18/unc-kenan-flagler-launches-dual-degree-program-with-china/ In partnership with ...”
January 19, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Chicago Booth Tweaks EMBA Program in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The University of Chicago Booth School of Business today announced changes to the curriculum for its Executive MBA Program. The changes include the addition of new courses; increasing the international exchange component of the program from four to five weeks; and restructuring its elective ...”
January 15, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile with less work ex..Evaluate Please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi switchfoot, Thanks for posting. Regarding the years of work experience you have, most MBA programs like to see at least 2 years of work experience. For your candidacy, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide some ...”
January 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Low GPA - would work -X across multiple sectors help? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Vikramjeet Sharma, Have you taken a practice GMAT test yet? MBA.com provides 2 free official exams, and it should give you an idea of your score. If you''d like, we also provide free GMAT tips here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-files/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
January 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation - GMAT 740 (Q50/V40) in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sundems, Thanks for posting. Do you have a preference in location, and what are your goals post-graduation? If you''d like, we have free school specific advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/business-school-hub/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
January 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to I am confused regarding my GMAT score. Please help in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Mariam, Thanks for posting. For your GMAT, in practice tests were you scoring significantly higher? On your application, your highest GMAT score is self-reported, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no harm in taking the exam multiple times if you believe you can ...”
January 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to can my low gpa ge me into graduate school? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi gudboy, Thanks for posting. There are ways you can address your low GPA in your application. I recommend you read this case study of an applicant with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into a top MBA program. It should provide some insight for you: ...”
January 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Need Help in Shortlisting Schools in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi laputa, Thanks for posting. Do you have a preference in location, and what are your goals post-graduation? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
January 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Retaking the GMAT multiple times in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi riddlemethis828, Thanks for posting. For the GMAT, on your application your highest GMAT score is self-reported, which is why admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no harm in taking the exam multiple times if you believe you can improve upon your score. For your studies, ...”
January 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to NYU Stern Admission in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jimmynicho, Thanks for posting. Have you taken a practice GMAT test yet? MBA.com provides two free official practice exams. For your studies, we provide free GMAT advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-files/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
January 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Myth Busting At Chicago Booth in the Research MBA Programs forum
“It seems some myths never die, particularly where MBA admissions are concerned. With that in mind, we bring you a new myth-busting post featuring Joanne Legler, associate director of admissions at the Chicago Booth School of Business, who frequently encounters misconceptions among prospective ...”
January 6, 2013
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Applicant-Initiated Interview At Tuck School Of Business in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Did you know that Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business offers applicants the chance to initiate an interview with admissions? Unlike it’s peer schools, which typically maintain an invitation-only policy, Tuck’s Open Interview Policy means that any applicant who wants to visit the school and ...”
December 31, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Chicago Booth School Overview in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business emphasizes innovation, intellectual curiosity, and flexibility. Students aren’t expected to absorb information, but to dissect, challenge, and argue it. This approach is popular with independent thinkers who like to blaze their own trail ...”
December 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Is it Advisable to Attempt GRE after Multiple GMAT attempts in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sdk786, I answered your question in your other thread here: http://www.beatthegmat.com/is-it-advisable-to-attempt-gre-after-multiple-gmat-attempts-t148964.html Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
December 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Is it Advisable to Attempt GRE after Multiple GMAT attempts in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sdk786, Thanks for posting. The GRE can be the right choice for some candidates. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate who took the GRE and who was accepted into Harvard Business School: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/04/27/sbc-scoop-what-to-do-with-a-low-gmat/ Cheers, ...”
December 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluatiion - Low GMAT, High Hopes!!! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi tony_stark, Thanks for posting. For the schools you had listed, I recommend you take the GMAT again. Top MBA programs like to see candidates with at least a 700 on the exam. We have free GMAT tips and advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-files/ We also provide free school specific ...”
December 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to profile evaluation for a military officer in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jpmilitary, Thanks for posting. Although you had written about your interest in not taking the GMAT test again, I recommend you do, as your score is a fair amount lower than the schools you are looking at. On your application your highest GMAT score is self-reported, which is why admissions ...”
December 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Off-beat start in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi thepoet, Thanks for posting. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a low GPA who was accepted into a top MBA program. It provides some insight into ways you can address this in your application: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ ...”
December 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - interesting case! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi KaranTiwari, Thanks for posting. Have you considered studying more for the GMAT? A score of a 700 could greatly improve your chances of acceptance into MBA programs. Your highest score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. Here is some free ...”
December 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation and School Selection, Indian/F/6.8 yrs in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ish84, Thanks for posting. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted in the schools you listed, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of your work ...”
December 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called BRIGHTER JOB MARKET FOR 2013 MBAS in the MBA Student Life forum
“Uncertainty hangs above many of the world’s economies, but the job market for 2013 graduates, particularly those with graduate-level degrees, may be looking up, according to a survey of 201 employers conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council. ...”
December 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Financial Time''s 2012 Ranking Of European Business Schools in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Earlier this week, the Financial Times released its ninth annual ranking of the best European business schools. In a major upset, Spain’s IE Business School unseated HEC Paris, which had occupied the top slot for the previous six years. ...”
December 11, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Young Entrepreneur Top MBA Chances in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi akachur, Thanks for posting. Regarding your application, I recommend you read this case study of a young candidate who was accepted into Harvard: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/07/14/sbc-scoop-%E2%80%93-a-college-senior-applicant/ It looks like you wil be able to create a very compelling ...”
November 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Eval- India 660 +5.5yrs work-ex+ Prof certifications in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi bj.1984, Thanks for posting. With the GMAT, how you considered taking the test again, as your score is a fair amount below the averages of the programs you are considering. For the exam, it''s important to remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application, This means ...”
November 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please help me out decide on my application opportunities! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi arash3341756, Thanks for posting. Which MBA programs and PhD programs are you considering? Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Concerned about Gmat test in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sabaszh, Thanks for the posting. The best resource to visit is MBA.com (the official GMAT website). They will have listed the closest testing centers for you. I hope this was of help. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation - specific GPA issue in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi anon67, Thanks for posting. You have a very strong application and I do not recommend you be overly concerned regarding your GPA. There are a number of ways you can address your senior year in your personal essays. We have a case study of how one candidate did this here: ...”
November 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Advice on re-taking the GMAT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ishitaJPM, Thanks for posting. With the GMAT, it''s important to remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application, This means that admissions teams will only focus on your best score, which is why we recommend that if you believe you can improve your score by 30+ points, ...”
November 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi salamander87, Thanks for posting. You have a strong candidacy, and congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be ...”
November 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Stanford GSB Debunks MBA Interview Myths in the The Application Process forum
“Allison Davis from the admissions office at Stanford Graduate School of Business updated the MBA admission blog yesterday with this information, designed to sooth the frayed nerves of those suffering from pre-interview angst. ...”
November 21, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Specify A Learning Agenda In Your MBA Application in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/11/19/specify-a-learning-agenda-in-your-mba-application/ “So, you want to go to business school. What exactly do you want to learn?” It sounds like a simple ...”
November 19, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called MBA Rankings: Valuable Tool Or A Distraction For Applicants? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The subject of rankings comes up a lot with MBA applicants. I’m always surprised by the extreme interest in rankings, which are, after all, rather fleeting. You may have your sights set on the “No. 1″ school, but a decade from now, that same stellar program might have slipped to number 10. ...”
November 18, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation (low GMAT) in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi rfshocker2255, Thanks for posting. Unfortunately I don''t have enough information regarding your application to answer your question. For your GMAT, I recommend you aim to score at least a 700 on the test. It is important to remember that your highest GMAT score is self-reported, so admissions ...”
November 15, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called B-Schools Give A Boost To Student Entrepreneurs in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Today marks the official kick-off of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. With that in mind, we’re checking in with some of the ...”
November 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to should i write an optional essay? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sophisticat, I do recommend you address this in one of your essays. This is a part of your application that an admissions team will not overlook. Here is a case study of how one candidate addressed this and was accepted into a top MBA program: ...”
November 7, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation - India 680, second MBA, PE experience in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi rohitm, For the programs you are considering, I recommend you take the GMAT again. The reason is that your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no harm in taking the test again. If you''d like, we provide free ...”
November 7, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Might an MBA in Entrepreneurship hurt placement chances ? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ash8ashok21, Thanks for posting. With your situation, it completely depends on how you approach a recruiter. Many MBA students have outside companies and projects, however if you show your commitment to a potential company, a recruiter''s reaction will be very different as opposed to if you ...”
November 7, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Master's Degree GPA and MBA Admission in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ku3184, Your Master''s degree GPA will be considered along with your undergraduate GPA. However, I would not be concerned that a GPA of 3.6 will hurt your chances of acceptance into a top MBA program. Which MBA programs are you considering? As an aside, we also offer free 30 minute phone ...”
October 28, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called UC Berkeley Haas Program Overview in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Haas Program Overview The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, has offered a superb management education to men and women from around the world for more than a century. Haas students have a distinct profile in the marketplace: MBAs who have tried unusual things, ...”
October 21, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Time Management in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi RodrigoHirsch, Yes, you will see how much longer you have on the exam while you take the GMAT. If you''d like, we also have more free advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-files/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
October 21, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to selection of b-schools in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi vikram4689, The 3 programs you are considering are great business schools. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling ...”
October 21, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called INSEAD, Wharton Continue Their Educational Alliance in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and INSEAD have signed an agreement to continue their educational alliance for another three years, the schools announced Tuesday. Since 2001, students from both schools have participated in an exchange program which enables MBA and PhD students ...”
October 17, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to What programs would accept me? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Njcct84, Thanks for posting. Have you considered taking the GMAT again? The reason is that your highest score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. Your score right now is a fair amount below the averages of the schools you are considering. ...”
October 17, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi fighter29388, Thanks for posting. Regarding your extracurricular activities, I recommend you read this case study of how one candidate addressed this in his application: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/07/28/sbc-scoop-leadership-and-extracurricular-activities/ We also have school specific ...”
October 17, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to mba in us in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ravigavde31, Most MBA programs like to see at least 2 years of work experience from candidates. The GMAT exam score carries for 5 years, so we recommend you take it when you are best prepared. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
October 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Is adding parent information necessary or important? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi pumpkinbread, Thanks for the question. Adding your parents can benefit your application if they are an alumni of the program (this isn''t a huge benefit, but having a legacy is of benefit to a candidacy), however you should not be concerned as adding your parents this will not hurt your ...”
October 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to fromxecutive MBA Query in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Rahul, Thanks for posting. It looks like you have a strong candidacy. For an EMBA program, admissions teams will be focusing more on your work experience than on your undergraduate record. Your GMAT will still be important, and I recommend you aim for a 700+. We have more general advice ...”
October 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi neerajrulez, Do you have any preference in location, and what are your goals post-graduation? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
October 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Evaluation Challenge in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi trente, Thanks for posting. You do have a strong candidacy, although your GPA is an area you will need to address on your application. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into a top business school: ...”
October 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 5 Last Minute Tips For Round 1 MBA Applicants in the The Application Process forum
“Round one deadlines are coming up at several MBA programs this week: UV Darden School of Business, Georgetown McDonough School of Business, and Spain’s IESE Business School today (10/15); UT Austin McCombs School of Business and Northwestern Kellogg School of Management tomorrow; Cornell’s ...”
October 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Strategize and Manage the MBA Recommendation Process in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/09/10/strategize-and-manage-the-mba-recommendation-process/ Some MBA applicants view recommendations as a part of the business school application process that can be ...”
September 18, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Ideal Universities for 1 yr MBA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ash8ashok21, You have a strong candidacy. Are there any programs you are currently looking at in particular? As an example, you will receive a very different experience attending a program in the UK, as opposed to in the US. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
September 18, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Request to evaluate my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi lyrab, Thanks for posting. Regarding the GMAT, remember that your highest score is self-reported on your MBA application, so admissions teams will only focus on your best score. You should not be concerned about any tests you have cancelled or lower scores you have received. If you believe you ...”
September 18, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation--please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi min321, From what you have written, you have a strong candidacy. Regarding the list of schools, what are your goals post-graduation? For example, an experience at MIT will be very different than one at NYU Stern, in part because of the culture of the school and the alumni network. To learn ...”
September 12, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to 12th marks is less in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Chaman, Your undergraduate record will have an impact on your candidacy, however there are ways to address this in your application. I recommend you read this case study, which discusses how one candidate addressed this: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ ...”
September 12, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Low GPA but a high Gmat in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi dddanny2006, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a low GPA who was accepted into a top MBA program. It shows how he addressed this area in his application. http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy ...”
September 12, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to GMAT 680 SUGGESTIONS PLZ in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi bhopalkararpit, For potential schools, do you have a preference in location? Are there any schools you have considered thus far? We have a great amount of free admissions advice and information on our blog here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/blog/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman ...”
September 12, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called $155M New Business Center Coming To UT McCombs BSchool in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business recently announced its plans to build a new, $155 million Graduate Business Education Center slated to open in early 2017. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/09/12/155m-new-business-center-coming-to-ut-mccombs-school-of-business/ The ...”
September 12, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profiel Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mbadotcom, I do not know enough about your candidacy to be able to accurately give you an answer, however your numbers look to align with the averages for WP Carey. The average GMAT score at the full-time MBA program is 674. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
September 7, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Jewellery Designer-turned-Management Consultant! GMAT 610 :( in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi aakanksha003, For your chances of acceptance into top 20 MBA programs in the US, my largest concern is your GMAT score. Unfortunately you may be in the bottom ~10th percentile with your score. This does not mean that you cannot be accepted, however it is a strong challenge that you will face. ...”
September 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Best MBA Programs For Finance Students in the Research MBA Programs forum
“While English may still be the language that dominates the business world, Spanish is the second-most widely spoken native language worldwide after Mandarin Chinese. But getting Hispanic applicants to the table isn’t easy, as representation on campus and outreach efforts vary widely. ...”
September 4, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Second MBA degree in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi cybersavvy, There are challenges you will face applying for a 2nd MBA, and these should be addressed in your application. I recommend you read the case study below an applicant who was accepted into MIT Sloan for his 2nd MBA: ...”
August 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to HBS Essay Questions in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi prpandey, For essay question #1, there is not a specific percentage that every person should apply, however what is most important (even more so than the specific event), is that you explain what you learned and how you grew as an individual. This is what admissions teams are looking for. ...”
August 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Request to Evaluate Profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi abby17, Thanks for posting. Regarding the schools you have listed, my concern is that your GMAT score is below many of the program averages. If you decide to take the test again in the future, remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus ...”
August 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Low GPA-I appreciate any help. in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi gate07, Thanks for posting. You have a very interesting candidacy and I believe there is much you could contribute to an MBA program. Are you looking for a list of MBA programs to apply to or recommended ways to improve your candidacy? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
August 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Jewellery Designer-turned-Management Consultant! GMAT 610 :( in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi aakanksha003, Thanks for posting. Are you looking for ways to improve your candidacy, or for recommended MBA programs? Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
August 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to master in finance or mba in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi amnsnhh, Most MBA programs like to see at least 2 years of work experience from candidates, although there are a few exceptions. Regarding which program to pursue, I recommend you consider your goals first, and then see which program (MBA or Masters), is the better fit. Remember that the ...”
August 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to alt transcript in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi acatlaw55@gmail.com, What is most important with these classes is that you show initiative and do well. All of the classes you listed will be of help to your application. I recommend you choose the ones you are personally most interested in. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
August 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to MBA in midst of a successful venture in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi rushabhgala, Unfortunately there is not have enough information written for me to specifically evaluate your profile. Your GMAT score is around the averages of the schools you are considering and it does look like you have strong work experience. Admissions teams are looking for candidates who ...”
August 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile - Kellogg MMM in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi gvraman, Unfortunately there isn''t enough information written to evaluate your candidacy. Admissions teams won''t just be looking at the years of experience, but rather at what you did and how you made an impact. If you''d like, here is some school specific advice for Kellogg: ...”
August 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to How to be competitive in the next 2 years in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi kimcampbel, Regarding your question, the best way to improve your application is to pursue an area you are passionate about and to look to make an impact. This can be through your current work, through starting a company, or through extracurricular activities. One of the characteristics of top ...”
August 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation(Low GPA) in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi bennybob, Congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. There is nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of your ...”
August 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to How does the score gets affected as it gets old? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Shefali, Unfortunately I do not know enough about your work experience to answer how it compares to your GMAT. I do recommend you consider the average GMAT scores of the programs you are looking at, and aim for a score of at least that number. If you decide to take the test again, here are ...”
August 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to specific job question in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Paul, In this situation, I recommend you pursue the position you are more interested in. The reason is because admissions teams will not only be looking at your entry-level position, but also at your progress. Were your promoted, did you lead other individuals, how were your recommendations - ...”
August 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Freelance Work - Resume? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi xaniaphl, I do not know enough about the work you did, but if this is something that you would not be happy about others finding out about - for example if this went against a non-compete contract that you had signed for your current employer - then I do not recommend including this in your ...”
August 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called SBC SCOOP: HOW TO GET AHEAD BY PLANNING AHEAD in the The Application Process forum
“*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/08/02/sbc-scoop-how-to-get-ahead-by-planning-ahead/ About a year and a half ago, our client Sachin started working with his Stacy Blackman ...”
August 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Booth MBA Essay Tips in the The Application Process forum
“In the below, we’re going to provide inside into the admissions process by discussing an MBA application example. The updated Chicago Booth Essay Questions are posted for this admissions season, along with the deadlines. The overall goal of this application is to evaluate candidates on their ...”
July 26, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to please evaluate my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi pooh_coolblue, Thanks for posting. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of your work experience, personal ...”
July 17, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called SBC SCOOP: ADDING AN EMBA TO YOUR OPTIONS in the The Application Process forum
“*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/07/12/sbc-scoop-adding-an-emba-to-your-options/ Our client Luis had been weighing his options for a while before he began working with his ...”
July 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Changing jobs on application year in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“App01, In the end, I recommend you pursue the position you are most passionate about. That is where you will most the most impact, which is what admissions teams are looking for. For potentially changing companies, if you have a high volume of job changes on your resume, you may appear to ...”
July 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi akshatgupta87, What are your goals post-graduation, and do you have a preference in location? As a note regarding the GMAT, remember that on your application your highest score is self-reported, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. This is why you shouldn''t be concerned about ...”
July 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to The 2012 SBC Challenge is HERE!! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mayankkaul, The winners were contacted and the prizes awarded. In order to protect their privacy we did not announce the names of the winner''s. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
July 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi RutaB12, One of the biggest challenges you will have is differentiating yourself in a talented applicant pool. I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into Columbia, Tuck, and MIT, which should provide insight into ways you can approach your application: ...”
July 5, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Asylee looking to beef up resume? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi talentscout77, Most top MBA programs like to see candidates with at least 2 years of work experience. If you are looking to improve your candidacy while in school, I recommend you look for areas and programs where you can have a leadership role. Top admissions teams are looking for candidates ...”
July 5, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please Evaluate My MBA Profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi tudorjon, You have a strong application, and the part-time programs you listed are great programs. My first comment is that part-time MBA programs focus more on an individual''s work experience, as opposed to his or her undergraduate record and GPA. This isn''t to say your numbers are not ...”
July 4, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Best course to pursue before MBA. in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi IshaGupta, There isn''t one course you should take. We recommend you pursue the area you are most passionate about - that is where you will have the most success and will have the most impact, which is what business schools are looking for. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
July 4, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Map Out Your MBA Timeline in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/07/02/map-out-your-mba-timeline/ Once you’ve decided to pursue an MBA, you’ve got your work cut out for you. MBA applicants need to fit studying for the GMAT and ...”
July 4, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to low gpa score in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi, I recommend you read this case study of how one business school candidate addressed his low GPA: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
June 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Should I go for Thunderbird's Acelerated MBA"Please Adv in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Prateek, I recommend identifying your goals post-graduaiton, and then speaking to current students, alumni, and the career center at Thunderbird. As an example, if there is a particular company you would like for, ask to see if that company recruits there. The more data points you can gather, ...”
June 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to GMAT 530-(Q43,V21)- how to increase the score in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi, I recommend you visit our GMAT Overview section, which has free advice: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-overview Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
June 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Indian - Private Equity+Banking+Public Policy Profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi vaibhavsingh, A low GPA will not be looked at favorably, but there are ways to address this. I recommend you read this case study of one candidate who did so: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ Additionally, I am not sure how many years of work ...”
June 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Letters of recommendation – Honest Answers please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi strongtoad, Yes, it is preferable to have a recommendation from someone who knows who better but who has a less prestigious title, as opposed to the reverse. Admissions teams will want to see a recommendation from a current supervisor. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
June 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Letters of recommendation – Honest Answers please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi strongtoad, Yes, it is preferable to have a recommendation from someone who knows who better but who has a less prestigious title, as opposed to the reverse. Admissions teams will want to see a recommendation from a current supervisor. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
June 20, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Young Indian Lawyer in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi lawyerGMAT, The biggest challenge you will face is having to address on your application why you want to pursue business school, particularly having already attended law school. Additionally, business schools are looking to cultivate future leaders, so it will be important to highlight ...”
June 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Haas part time with 630 GMAT? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi MI, Retaking the GMAT will not be seen as a negative. In fact, only your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
June 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Pl evaluate my profile and provide suggestions in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Yash, Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top program would admit you are in the details of your work experience, personal experiences, personality, values ...”
June 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to I am not sure I can apply to top Bs in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Ale, Thanks for posting. I recommend you read this case study of an Italian applicant with a 720 GMAT who was accepted into Wharton. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/02/02/sbc-scoop-italian-applicant/ Unfortunately I do not know enough about your candidacy to give you an answer. If ...”
June 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation - No Work Experience in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi vipul2012, Although there are exceptions, in general business schools like to see candidates with at least 2 years of work experience. Some programs, for example Harvard Business School and the Stanford GSB, have been known to look at younger candidates, but having work experience not only ...”
June 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to PROFILE EVALUATION in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ABCDXYZ, If you are aiming for the HBS 2+2 program, I recommend you aim for a higher GMAT score. The average GMAT score for Harvard Business School is ~730, which I recommend you aim for. Here is a free GMAT overview with advice and tips: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-overview ...”
June 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to GMAT advice in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mohitbaid, You have strong GMAT score. If you believe you can improve your score by 40+ points, it might be worth retaking, but otherwise I recommend you focus on other areas of your application. You should not underestimate the importance of your personal essays and recommendations. Best, ...”
June 9, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Looking to jump start career, is an MBA right for me? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi holtnt, Business school might be the right choice for you. However, I recommend you spend time developing your work experience before applying to an MBA program. The reason is that first, from work experience you will develop a better understanding of what you are looking to get out of an MBA ...”
June 9, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation for Harvard/Stanford/Kellogg in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi galaxynexus, You should not be worried about your current salary and how it would impact your acceptance. Regarding your GMAT score, if you believe you can improve your score by 40+ points, I do recommend you take the exam again. Remember that your GMAT score is self-reported on your ...”
May 30, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation (INSEAD, Yale, Wharton MBA) in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi nitish_MBA, Thanks for posting. The biggest challenge you will face is differentiating yourself from the crowded IT field. I recommend you read this case study of how one Indian engineer was accepted into Columbia, Tuck, and MIT: ...”
May 30, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Haas part time with 630 GMAT? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Mbaiyer, It is difficult for me to respond given the limited information you have written. Your GMAT score is a fair amount below the average for Haas, which is a concern. This being said, part-time MBA programs will focus more on your work experience than on your numbers (undergraduate record ...”
May 29, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation--710 GMAT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi thebarcan, You have a strong application. Remember that admissions teams are looking to cultivate future leaders, so it will be important for you to discuss your leadership experience. I recommend you read this case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into Columbia, Tuck, and MIT: ...”
May 28, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Your insight? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Rohit, For your GMAT, part-time MBA programs focus more on your work experience than on your test scores. This being said, your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your highest score. For your prep tests, I recommend you visit MBA.com, ...”
May 21, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation and guidance in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi daneshchothia, If you are very interested in attending the schools you had listed, I recommend you retake the GMAT test. Remember that your score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. If you decide to take the test again, here are some free ...”
May 21, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi shashanksrelativity, Congratulations on your great GMAT score. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you ...”
May 21, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Only 3 more days until the end of the SBC Challenge! in the The Application Process forum
“Only 3 more days until the end of the SBC Challenge! Make sure to submit your applications - this year we are giving away over $6500 in prizes! http://www.stacyblackman.com/the-sbc-challenge Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
May 18, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Waitlisted Internationals in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi emahir, I recommend you read this case study of a waitlisted applicant. It should provide some insight. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/02/09/sbc-scoop-waitlist-management/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
May 8, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Online MBA vs Full-Time in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi tomada, I recommend you read this article we just wrote on online MBAs, Accelerated programs, and Executive MBAs. This is a difficult question to answer because there is no right solution for any one person. ...”
May 7, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation with Low GMAT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi, For the schools you are considering, I recommend you take the GMAT again. Your score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. Here is a free GMAT resource: http://www.stacyblackman.com/contact/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman ...”
May 1, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to How to assess one's profile as being unique or not in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi lamamike, Thanks for posting. The GMAT score you should aim for will change depending on the schools you are applying to, but a 720 is a very strong score. Regarding your profile, older candidates have to prove that it makes sense to return to school at this late stage of their career, and ...”
May 1, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called The 2012 SBC Challenge is HERE!! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“The 2012 SBC Challenge is HERE!! This is your opportunity to score SBC services for free, interview videos for free, GMAT prep resources for free, books on the application process for free…!!!!  Seriously, this is an awesome event and if you are applying to b-school this year, you would be ...”
May 1, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called The 2012 SBC Challenge is HERE!! in the The Application Process forum
“The 2012 SBC Challenge is HERE!! This is your opportunity to score SBC services for free, interview videos for free, GMAT prep resources for free, books on the application process for free…!!!!  Seriously, this is an awesome event and if you are applying to b-school this year, you would be ...”
May 1, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation Request in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mbabtg1, Although part-time MBA program admission teams will focus more on your work experience than on your GMAT score and GPA, have you considered taking the GMAT again? Your highest score is self-reported on your application. Right now your score is below the averages of some of the ...”
April 25, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Darden or Wait a year? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ricwm5985, Your application is greatly improved with an increase in GMAT score from 630 to 740. Attending business school is a big decision and there are many factors in deciding to attend. Is there a particular school you are more interested in attending? As a note, we provide free 30 ...”
April 25, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to regarding gmat in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi sravyajwalapuram, You can apply to business schools with 1 year of work experience, however most MBA programs like to see at least 2 years of work experience. Most top MBA programs like to see GMAT scores of at least a 700. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 24, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi smahr11, First, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a low GPA and how he addressed this: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ Your GMAT numbers certainly indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA ...”
April 23, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called When Applying to Business School, Own Up to Past Mistakes in the The Application Process forum
“This post originally appeared on the US News–Strictly Business MBA Admissions Blog. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/04/23/when-applying-to-business-school-own-up-to-past-mistakes/ Nobody likes drawing attention to their past mistakes, academic or otherwise, particularly when applying for ...”
April 23, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Future MBA aspirant in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Akshit Goel, Here is a case study about how one candidate addressed a low GPA: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ Regarding CFA and trading experience, these show an MBA admissions team you have the work ethic and ability to handle a rigorous curriculum. ...”
April 23, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile: 12 yrs prof experience (Innovation/Tech) in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Ashok005, To be competitive to most MBA programs, I recommend you take the GMAT test again. Remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. If you decide to take the test again, here is some free GMAT advice: ...”
April 18, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Rocky, Congratulations on your excellent GMAT score. Your numbers indicate that you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about your story makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be ...”
April 18, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Can I get into Thunderbird with a score of 540 in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Prateek29, I recommend you take the GMAT test again. Remember that your highest GMAT score is self-reported on application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. Your score is around 70 points below the program''s average. If you decide to take the GMAT again, here is a free ...”
April 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Evaluate my Profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Prateek29, The program has a strong reputation for International Business. Have you considered taking the GMAT test again? The average GMAT score for the program is ~610. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Low GPA 2.65 wants to beomce a CA in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Brian, Yes, there still is hope. I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into Columbia and Chicago Booth: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile: 12 yrs prof experience (Innovation/Tech) in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Ashok005, What was your GMAT score? Can you list the part-time MBA programs you are currently interested in? In general, part-time MBA programs will focus more on your work experience than they will on your GMAT score and undergraduate record. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 16, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to pls give ur valuable insight in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“chiragmahajan, There is not enough information written to evaluate your profile. Right now I recommend you focus on the GMAT (top MBA programs like to see at least a 700 score on the test), and to look for leadership experience inside and outside of work. Here is a free GMAT resource: ...”
April 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called GMAT Resource in the GMAT Strategy forum
“We hope you all have the opportunity to visit our new GMAT Resource. Some of our information is copied below: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-overview The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer-adaptive standardized test in mathematics and English that is used by graduate ...”
April 12, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called NYU Stern Launches MBA Specialization In Digital Marketing in the Research MBA Programs forum
“New York University’s Stern School of Business recently announced the launch of a Digital Marketing specialization that will equip MBA students with the skills they’ll need to guide organizations navigating a digital world. ...”
April 12, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to pls give ur valuable insight in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi chiragmahajan, In general MBA programs like to see at least 2 years of work experience. Top business schools also like to see candidates with at least a score of 700 on the GMAT. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 11, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Any chance at NYU Langone GMAT 590(v 27, q 44)? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi balyuv, Have you considered taking the GMAT again? Remember that your highest GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. There is no harm in taking the test again. If you decide to, here is some GMAT advice: ...”
April 9, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to What chances of admittance to a school do i hold? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi abnigam99, Your GMAT score and GPA are below the averages of the schools you have listed. I recommend you read this case study of how one candidate addressed his low GPA: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ Additionally, here is a section with GMAT ...”
April 9, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Retaking the GMAT - needed or not after 700+ in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Anuj, If you believe you can improve your score by 40+ points, it may be worth taking the exam again, however you do have a strong score. Top MBA admissions teams will now be more focused on other aspects of your application - your work experience, recommendations, etc. You should not be ...”
April 5, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to EMBA - LBS in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi enigma123, Although admissions teams focus less on your GMAT score at EMBA programs, I do recommend that you retake the GMAT. Your highest score is self-reported on your business school application, and admissions teams will focus on your best score. Your current score is well below the ...”
April 5, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Alternative Transcript - where to take courses in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Cally627, You should not be overly concerned about where you take the classes, as admissions teams understand that most people do not have world-class institutions next door. If you are aiming to improve your application through these classes, you should focus more on the classes you choose as ...”
April 5, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Gurpreet, Is there a specific question you have that you would like us to answer? For example, recommend MBA programs for you, or advice to improve your application. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
April 2, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Assessment for MBA Admission in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“AMBRISH, Which MBA programs are you interested in applying to? Additionally, what are your goals post-graduation? Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
March 29, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Texas A&M (Mays) or Tulane (Freeman) PMBA Program? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi flat_syx, The best step you can take right now to talk to current students, alumni, and the career centers at each school. The more data points you can gather the best you end decision will be. Specifically, if you are interested in working for a particular company, I recommend speaking to the ...”
March 29, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Am I too old for a FT MBA? What schools can I aim for? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“dianegmat, European MBA programs tend to have older students, and the programs you listed have world-renowned reputations. Although your numbers are strong, I do not know much about your work experience. Remember that business schools are looking to cultivate future leaders, so any management ...”
March 29, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Need your advice! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“ambrishk, I recommend you strongly consider where you''d like to be post-graduation. If you''d like to live in the US, then it makes sense to attend an MBA program in the United States. That is where your network will be. On the other hand, if you are more interested in Australia, then you should ...”
March 29, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called How To Determine When The Time Is Right For An MBA in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Is there such a thing as a right time to apply for an M.B.A.? Many prospective b-school applicants confront this question when they feel that their current career trajectory has stalled. For others, pursuing an M.B.A. straight out of undergrad is a no brainer, as they avoid putting their lives on ...”
March 26, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Am I too old for a FT MBA? What schools can I aim for? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi dianegmat, You are not too old to be accepted into a top MBA program. Here is a case study of a 37 year old applicant who was accepted into Harvard Business School: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/05/12/sbc-scoop-an-older-applicant/ If you are interested, we provide free 30 minute phone ...”
March 26, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Which Programs should I target? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi lokeshsharma84, In regards to addressing your low GPA, I recommend you read this case study of how one candidate did so: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ For prospective business schools, what are your goals post-graduation and do you have a preference ...”
March 26, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to realistic shot at all? or am i doomed to retake?? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi bobdemerrit, If you believe you can improve your GMAT score by 30+ points, then I recommend you take the GMAT test again. Remember that your highest score is self-reported on your application, and admissions teams will focus on your best score. Just as important though, remember that ...”
March 23, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Evaluate my Profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Prateek29, Unfortunately the answer of whether the investment is worth the cost depends on the individual. I recommend you identify what your goals are for the program, and then to speak to current students and alumni to see if a particular school can help you along those goals. Specifically, ...”
March 23, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Which Programs should I target? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi lokeshsharma84, Do you have an idea of how you are scoring on the GMAT? MBA.com offers 2 free official practice tests. We also provide a free GMAT resource here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/gmat-overview Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
March 23, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please help me out with my profile... in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi nick17india, Regarding your failed class, I recommend you read this case study on ways you can address this issue: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ Additionally, your GMAT score looks great, however admissions teams are going to be looking beyond your ...”
March 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi gurpreetsingh.1982, What are your goals post-graduation and do you have a preference in location? Remember that an MBA degree is only a stepping stone to your future goal. It should not be the end goal in and of itself. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
March 21, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Could you please evaluate my profile? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi mahen_gupta, Executive MBA programs look for candidates with 10+ years of work experience, and 2 year MBA programs are better fits for individuals who are looking to transition into new industries. I am not sure what your goals are post-graduation. Older candidates will face challenges ...”
March 21, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to What's needed to be competitive @ g-town/UVA? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“ihapa82, I understand your comments, but I recommend aiming for the average GMAT scores of the schools you are targeting. A low GMAT score is a tough one to “explain.” Since all applicants take the same test under the same circumstances, and you are allowed to retake the test as frequently as ...”
March 14, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to What's needed to be competitive @ g-town/UVA? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ihapa82, The average GMAT score for Georgetown was a 686 and the average for UVA was a 701. I recommend aiming for a 700 on the test. Here are some free GMAT tips: http://www.stacyblackman.com/tag/gmat/ Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
March 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Concerned with my GPA for future MBA apps in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi thomasdodsonian, Taking course at a community college is fine. Admissions teams understand that you may not have a world-class university next door, but it is important that they see this initiative from you. If you have sub-par grades in quant related classes (which it looks like you do ...”
March 13, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to part time mba chances in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jarredpatidar, Part-time MBA programs focus more on your work experience in the application process. Admissions teams at the schools you listed would be looking for candidates with a history of progression, with experience managing and leading others, and with strong personal essays and ...”
March 12, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Kindly evaluate my profile please. in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Prajwal, Your GMAT score is strong enough, and I would not recommend taking the test again. Once your GMAT score is at a certain level, admissions teams focus on other areas of your application. Understand that business schools are looking to cultivate future leaders, so any leadership and ...”
March 12, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to INSEAD chances in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi goutam.m, Your numbers indicate you have the intellect and focus to thrive in a top tier MBA program. Nothing about the information written makes me think there is any reason why you cannot be admitted, but nothing stands out telling me why you should be admitted. All of the reasons why a top ...”
March 11, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to HBS 2+2 profile evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Khyati, I strongly recommend you retake the GMAT. Top MBA programs like to see applicants reach a 700 on the exam. Remember that your score is self-reported on your business school application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. If you decide to take the test again, here are ...”
March 7, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to profile evaluation, low GMAT score.. in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi jeffreyho, The answer on whether to retake the GMAT depends on the individual. I don''t know much about your work experience, but if you believe you can improve your GMAT score by 40+ points, I recommend you take the test again. Remember that your highest score is self-reported on your ...”
March 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile revaluation please as my Gmat score has gone up in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi icecube6000, 1. Do not be concerned about the number of times you have taken the test. Your highest score is self-reported on your business school application, so admissions teams will focus on your best score. 2. Do not be overly worried about your age. Older candidates face challenges ...”
March 6, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to sceptical about my profile.please guide. in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ashu_aim, From the limited information written you have strong numbers, however it is important to remember that business schools will be looking beyond this information in your application. They will want to hear about your work experience, leadership/management experience, and more. There is ...”
March 5, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to extremely atypical applicant, probably in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi lola0177, You have a strong application, however admissions teams will want to hear a strong reason for you pursuing an MBA, particularly with all of the degrees you currently have. The last thing an admissions team will want is an applicant who they believe is just collecting degrees. ...”
March 5, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called SPOTLIGHT ON: SOCIAL INTRAPRENEURSHIP AT UM ROSS in the Research MBA Programs forum
“While courses in social entrepreneurship have appeared on b-school curricula for some time now, UM Ross School of Business is charting new territory with a unique course in Social Intrapreneurship launched this past winter term. After talking with students and alumni, Michigan Ross professor Jerry ...”
March 2, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called SBC SCOOP: A NEW JOB AND AN MBA APPLICATION in the The Application Process forum
“We’ve addressed the concerns of applicants with a history of layoffs, or family business experience. What would you do if you needed to move into a new job just a few months before submitting your MBA applications? ...”
March 2, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Chances for NYU Langone? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi awbrown11, I recommend you take the GMAT again, particularly as you were scoring 70-90+ points higher on your practice tests. Your GMAT score is self-reported on your business school application, so admissions teams will focus on your highest score. There isn''t much of a downside to taking ...”
February 28, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Concerned with my GPA for future MBA apps in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi thomasdodsonian, First, I recommend you read this case study of a candidate with a sub 3.0 GPA who was accepted into Columbia and Chicago Booth: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case5/ In addition to taking a class to demonstrate that you can handle a ...”
February 28, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to HBS 2+2 Career Goal in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi rg123, This is a complex question that is probably more easily hashed out live in conversation. However, I will do my best to distill this into simple simple thoughts: Career goals are always important because you need to show that have you a reason for applying. Why do you want to be at ...”
February 28, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Advice needed Please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi MBA_Hopeful2018, Having a MSF degree, CFA, and a high undergraduate GPA in quant related course will help address a low quant score. Regarding the GMAT score, there is a large difference between a 670 and a 700+. This is not to say you cannot be accepted with a lower GMAT score, but this is ...”
February 27, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Advice needed Please in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi MBA_Hopeful2018, We recommend that you take the GMAT before the test changes, as there is already proven material to help you prep for the test. Also, do not be overly concerned with your last test score. Your GMAT score is self-reported on your business school application, so admissions ...”
February 24, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Rich, Unfortunately there is not a "right" time to apply, as it depends on the individual. The high majority of admissions teams are looking for at least 2 years of work experience, but also for candidates who have leadership experience. Remember that business schools are looking ...”
February 24, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi suchit.pandey, Admissions teams are looking for individuals who have made an impact and exhibited leadership. If in your football experience, for example, you held the role of captain, or took a leadership role, this could add a great element to your application. However, the impact of this ...”
February 23, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to realistic shot at all? or am i doomed to retake?? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi bobdemerrit, Regarding your work experience, remember that admissions teams are looking to cultivate future leaders, so it is important to discuss any leadership and management experience you have. I recommend you read this case study of an engineer who was accepted into Columbia, Tuck, and ...”
February 23, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Wharton Celebrates Opening Of West Coast Campus in the Research MBA Programs forum
“The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School recently announced the official grand opening of its new West Coast home, Wharton | San Francisco, in the Hills Plaza building on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. The new, larger campus opened February 9th and will accommodate the school’s growing ...”
February 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Domestic or International MBA ?? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hirshi, The decision to pursue a domestic or international MBA depends on the individual. I highly recommend you spend time considering what you want to get out of an MBA program, and also what your goals are post-graduation. As an example, if you are determined to work on Wall Street in the USA, ...”
February 22, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Low Gpa High GMAT in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi dddanny2006, I recommend you read this below case study of an Indian engineer who was accepted into Columbia, Tuck, and MIT: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case2/ Regarding your applicant, top MBA programs will be not only looking for strong numbers, but ...”
February 19, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi h_farabi1, Regarding your application, remember that business schools are looking to cultivate future leaders, so any leadership and management experience you can discuss will be important. As an example, as opposed to contributing to a charity effort, admissions teams love to see candidates ...”
February 19, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Please evaluate my profile in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi suchit.pandey, Thanks for posting. First, I recommend you read this case study of an Indian applicant who was accepted into Columbia, Tuck, and MIT: http://www.stacyblackman.com/comprehensive-services/case-studies/case2/ For ways that you can improve your application, remember that ...”
February 19, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile Evaluation in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“h_farabi1, Thanks for posting. You do have a very compelling candidacy and an interesting background. Regarding your work experience, admissions teams will consider your experience as a band manager, however they focus on work experience post-graduation. This is why, although many students ...”
February 19, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to MBA IN US WITH no work experience in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi devoushka, Although some MBA programs do look at candidates with no work experience (for example Harvard Business School), the majority of business schools like to see candidates with at least 2 years of work experience. Regarding how you can address limited work experience, I have below a ...”
February 19, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Atypical profile, 2.7 GPA, 700 GMAT, 2.5-yrs prestige WE in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ExtremelyAtypical, Thanks for posting. First, here are school specific tips for the programs you are interested in: Columbia: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/columbia-advice/ INSEAD: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/insead-advice/ London Business School: ...”
February 19, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Simon School of Business in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi shajji, Congratulations on your scholarship offer. Regarding the Simon Graduate School of Business, I recommend you first identify what your goals are post-graduation, and then speak to current students, alumni, and the career center to see if the program is the right fit for you and your ...”
February 19, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Request for profile evaluation and university selection help in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Miss Sundaram, Thanks for posting. First, I recommend you read this case study of a Big 4 candidate who was accepted into NYU Stern: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/09/08/sbc-scoop-big-4-public-accounting-career-goals/ Regarding the universities you have targeted, what you are your ...”
February 15, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Harvard 2 + 2 program admissions chances? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi aikomidori, Thanks for posting. Your reasoning for pursuing Harvard Business School is clear, although if you have any personal experience, either working with or in a 3rd world country, or working in Venture Capital, your reasoning would be strengthened. I recommend you read this case ...”
February 8, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Italian Applicant - Accepted Into Wharton, NYU in the The Application Process forum
“*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/02/02/sbc-scoop-italian-applicant/ While top MBA programs in the United States are very interested in European candidates, some aspects of ...”
February 7, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Tips for SAI France Interview 2012 - Urgent !! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Atul, Congratulations on the interview. The below article has interview tips from UCLA''s MBA program: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2010/11/26/admissions-interview-tips-from-ucla-anderson/ We also have more interview advice here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/tag/interviews/ ...”
February 7, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Profile evaluation, please? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Congratulations on your acceptance and scholarship offer samhere321. It is great to hear. Cheers, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
February 7, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called SBC Scoop: Challenging Academic Profile in the The Application Process forum
“*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/01/26/sbc-scoop-challenging-academic-profile/ Samita engaged with Stacy Blackman knowing that her undergraduate GPA of 45% from a well-known ...”
February 3, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Demonstrating Superior Communication Skill in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi AbhiJ, Thanks for posting. Are you referring to expressing your communication skills in your business school application? If so, one of the best ways to do this is through using examples of leadership and how you impacted others around you. I recommend you read this case study of an Indian ...”
February 2, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Deciding on which school to attend. Need help!! in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ny_mets, Congratulations on your acceptance into these programs. Unfortunately, there is no "right" answer, but here are some points I want to emphasize. If there are any particular companies you would like to work for (Ex: Accenture, etc.) I recommend you speak to the careers ...”
February 2, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to MS F in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi kaneshk, In order to recommend any programs, I would first need to hear what your preferences are (goals post-graduation, location, etc.). For companies that hire, the best step to take is to contact the career centers at the schools you are interested in. They are very open with this ...”
January 24, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Should Alumni send email to adcom in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ayashlaha, Each MBA admissions program will have their own policy about what additional information they would like to see. If the business school you are applying to does not mention this, then I would not recommend your peers send their recommendations. Best, Conrad and the Stacy ...”
January 24, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Round 3 - Top 10 US School in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi Nickg2, I recommend that you wait to apply until next year. Final rounds for a given school (be it round 3 or round 4) are often a bad strategy. For many schools, this is the time they are focused on completing their class and picking very specific profiles. In addition, if you submit an ...”
January 24, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Wharton EXEC MBA(SFO) vs. Stanford Sloan Masters Program in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi msheth01, Congratulations on your acceptance into both programs. This is a fortunate problem to have. The best step you can take is to talk to current students, alumni, and the career centers at both schools. Aim to gather as many data points as you can, as the more you have, the better ...”
January 24, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Non-traditional question; after-work study - mng consultant in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi vasilache, This would neither hurt nor help your application, however it will be important that you address how this program will play a role in your future career. When MBA applicants earn a higher degree in another discipline, the first question an MBA admissions committee will ask is: ...”
January 24, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Should I visit the school after I have applied? in the Ask Stacy Blackman forum
“Hi ayashlaha, We do recommend that you make a school visit, although it is not urgent. A visit is certainly not necessary and most schools will tell you that it has no impact on their decision. However, if it is financially feasible and fits into your schedule, I always recommend a visit. The ...”
January 24, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called SBC SCOOP: STRESS BUSTING in the The Application Process forum
“*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/01/12/sbc-scoop-stress-busting/ As deadlines near many candidates become more and more nervous about putting together the perfect application ...”
January 18, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called No Seats For Cheats At Today''s Business Schools in the MBA Student Life forum
“Green M.B.A.’s may be all the rage, but business school admissions is one department where the “reuse, repurpose, recycle” philosophy isn’t welcome. In fact, any applicant tempted to the dark side with the seductive ease of cut-and-paste should reconsider, as more and more schools attempt to ...”
January 18, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called SBC SCOOP: TACKLING YOUR BACKGROUND BLEMISHES in the The Application Process forum
“*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2012/01/05/sbc-scoop-tackling-your-background-blemishes/ Karin was an accomplished marketing professional with amazing credentials. She had been ...”
January 11, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Yale SOM Has A Global Partnership In The Works in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Under the stewardship of Dean Edward Snyder, the Yale School of Management is finally ready to begin forging partnerships with international business schools. According to an article published Tuesday in the Yale Daily News, Snyder’s new network differs from the traditional bilateral partnership ...”
January 11, 2012
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Are You A GMAT or Business School Blogger? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“If so, we hope you''ve had the chance to look at our B-School Buzz: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/02/04/stacy-blackmans-b-school-buzz-24/ Highlights of your blog posts are published on the Stacy Blackman blog, in addition to our Facebook and Twitter accounts. If you are interested, please ...”
December 29, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Thoughts on NYU Stern''s New Course in Entrepreneurship? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“What are your thoughts on NYU Stern''s New Course in entrepreneurship? http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/12/27/nyu-stern-offers-new-course-in-tech-entrepreneurship/ The recent uptick in serial entrepreneurs who are willing to invest their time and capital to help aspiring technology ...”
December 28, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called SBC SCOOP: RUSHING FOR ROUND 2 in the The Application Process forum
“*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/12/22/sbc-scoop-rushing-for-round-2/ This time of year there are only a few weeks until many top MBA’s Round 2 deadline. Is it worth ...”
December 23, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Choosing a recommender in the The Application Process forum
“Hi DCJ, In general, your primary recommender should be your supervisor. Almost all schools will want to hear from this individual with whom you interact frequently and who is responsible for managing you directly and can speak to your development, strengths, and weaknesses. You can also ask for a ...”
December 13, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called SETTING AN MBA APPLICATION TIMELINE in the The Application Process forum
“SETTING AN MBA APPLICATION TIMELINE http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/12/08/setting-an-mba-application-timeline/ *Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. If you are just starting your MBA applications and hope to ...”
December 12, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Leveraging Extracurriculars For Leadership in the The Application Process forum
“*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/12/01/sbc-scoop-leveraging-extracurriculars-for-leadership/ In this tough global economy promotions can be hard to come by. To show ...”
December 7, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Seek advice on Schools known for Marketing programs in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi del@btg, Kellogg and Haas both have world renowned marketing programs. Below is school specific advice for the programs: Kellogg: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/northwestern-kellogg-advice/ Haas: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/uc-berkeley-haas-advice/ Best, Conrad ...”
December 7, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Interview Etiquette: Following Suit in the The Application Process forum
“http://www.stacyblackman.com/2008/03/03/interview-etiquette-following-suit/ With interview season upon us, everyone has questions: - How should I prepare? - Is it better to interview on campus? - What questions should I expect? - What should I wear? In this post, we address the last ...”
December 1, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Kelley (Indiana) vs. Foster (U Washington) in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi bluephish, Both schools have strong MBA programs. One thing you should strongly consider is the location and where you would like to work post-graduation. As an example, if you know you would like to live in Washington post-graduation, then I would strongly recommend you consider Foster. The ...”
November 29, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Essays Consultant in the The Application Process forum
“Hi tttrn333, If you''d like, you can sign up for a free 30 minute consultation here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/contact Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 18, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to New GMAT vs. Old GMAT in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi arpitad, If you take the GMAT test now, your score will be valid for 5 years. Here are some free tips if you decide to take the test: http://www.stacyblackman.com/tag/gmat/ Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 18, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to What are my chances of getting into a Top 10 MBA program? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi Mike202, Have you considered pursuing an Executive MBA? These are programs geared for candidates with 10+ years of experience. BusinessWeek just announced their list of top EMBA Programs here: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/11/14/businessweek-ranks-best-part-time-emba-programs/ ...”
November 15, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called How One Client Addressed A Low GMAT Score (Harvard Admit) in the GMAT Strategy forum
“http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/04/27/sbc-scoop-what-to-do-with-a-low-gmat/ This week’s client, Jamie, was phenomenal in many ways. Very strong work experience, a long history of international interest and exposures, stellar extra-curriculars. Jamie was the type of person who belonged at a ...”
November 13, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Just took my first prep test in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi Cabritilla, Best of luck on your studies. Here are some free GMAT tips: http://www.stacyblackman.com/category/gmat/ Additionally, remember that MBA.com provides 2 free official GMAT practice tests. Best, Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team”
November 13, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to GMAT - Strategy for Re-taking in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi nutsngum, Although this is not a specific strategy on how to improve your score, one thing I want to address is how admissions teams see your GMAT exam. On your business school application your GMAT score is self-reported- you will report your highest score. When admissions teams review ...”
November 13, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called Case Study: Applicant With A Non-Traditional Background in the The Application Process forum
“SBC SCOOP: MAKING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR ADMISSION *Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/11/10/sbc-scoop-making-the-business-case-for-admission/ Most MBA candidates face either ...”
November 13, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to CFA and its value to admission process in the The Application Process forum
“Hi scielle, Although admissions teams understand how difficult a CFA can be to attain, it is important to understand that business schools are aiming to cultivate future leaders. For this reason, a CFA certification will be weighed with less emphasis than your work experience, etc. A CFA will be ...”
November 13, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Best B School for entrepreneurs. in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi djc, A number of business schools are now catering towards entrepreneurial programs. An example is HBS, which recently awarded $50K to lean startups at the school: http://www.stacyblackman.com/2011/11/02/harvard-business-school-awards-50k-to-lean-startups/ One program that stands out ...”
November 2, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to When is the right time to take GMAT? in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi anshita_sayal, I recommend you take the GMAT while you are still in school. You are still in "study" mode and will have more time now than while you are working. I also recommend you take the test now before the new version is released. Here is some free GMAT advice: ...”
October 26, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to GMAT Prep 1 and 2 different?! in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi HeyArnold, The tests are of equal difficulty, although there will always be some variance in scores. When you do take the GMAT exam admissions teams will only focus on your highest score, which is why we often recommend people aim to take the test at least twice. Cheers, Conrad and the ...”
October 22, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Chances at a top 10 school? in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi david16e, You do have a strong chance at the programs you listed. I would make sure that your personal essays and recommendations are strong- these are more important than most people think. Although I don''t know the specifics of all of your application, we do provide case studies which ...”
October 18, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to One yr B Schools for Strategy Consulting in the Research MBA Programs forum
“Hi irfank851, If you are interested in a career change, you may want to consider a 2 year MBA program. The reason is because in a 2 year MBA program a summer internship opportunity is provided. This is a great way to gain experience in a new industry. Hope this was of help. Cheers, ...”
October 18, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a new topic called 5 GMAT Test Prep Tips in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Here are 5 GMAT Test Prep Tips- we hope they are of help. 1. Your GMAT score is self-reported on most business school applications, so admissions teams will focus on your highest test score. 2. Many recommend aiming to take the test at least twice from the start. 3. Your GMAT Score carries ...”
October 17, 2011
Stacy Blackman posted a reply to Getting Discouraged in the GMAT Strategy forum
“Hi Cinnia, To further IWillSurvive''s comment above, remember that your GMAT score is self-reported on your application, so admissions teams will focus on your highest score. If you do end up taking the test and doing worse than you had expected, you can always take the test again. Relax, ...”
October 17, 2011