Author Archive - stacyblackman

Why Do You Want to Go to B-School?

By - Aug 22, 07:15 AM   Comments [0]

You’re going to be asked that question a lot over the next several months, so you need to come up with a good answer.  Actually, several different good answers, each tailored for distinct constituencies. MBA Admissions Committees: Show them that you know appreciate the value of...

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Does an MBA Pay Off? Ask Paul Ollinger

By - Aug 19, 07:34 AM   Comments [0]

Sometimes, applying to business school can seem like such an uphill slog that you really need to disconnect from the process from time to time in order to recharge and remember that there are other people in your life that you’ve probably been neglecting, and other interesting things...

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Confessions of an MBA Consultant: White Spaces

By - Aug 18, 07:25 AM   Comments [0]

As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, I’m highlighting some of my favorite blog posts from along the way that I think will really resonate with applicants who are gearing up for submission this fall.  Enjoy! I’d rather listen to Celine Dion on a loop, I think...

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5 Ways to Prepare for the 1st Year of Business School

By - Aug 17, 07:36 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. Throughout the business school application process, MBA candidates spend ample time filling out applications, writing essays and even honing interview skills to successfully gain admittance to their institution of choice. But it is equally...

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Tuesday Tips: Chicago Booth Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 16, 11:02 AM   Comments [0]

The Chicago Booth School of Business is consistently rated in the top echelon of MBA programs in the United States and is known for a strong intellectual community. This application is designed to evaluate candidates on their ability to handle the Chicago curriculum, contribute to the...

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Tuesday Tips: London Business School Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 16, 07:33 AM   Comments [0]

London Business School is a close-knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top-ranked programs in the world, LBS is equally valued by employers in both the US and Europe. This year...

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August ‘To Do’ List for MBA Applicants

By - Aug 15, 09:14 AM   Comments [0]

The summer may be winding down, but MBA admissions season is just ramping up. By August, all of the top MBA programs have announced their deadlines and essay questions, and applicants should have a solid set of schools they plan to target. If you’re ready to start...

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3 Unconventional Steps to Writing Great MBA Essays

By - Aug 12, 06:45 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. The essay component is arguably the most important piece of your business school application. After all, a compelling story can help counterbalance weaker aspects of your candidacy. Before you start working on your MBA applications in...

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#TBT I’ve Joined Forces with Beat The GMAT!

By - Aug 11, 07:36 AM   Comments [0]

I love revisiting these moments during our history when SBC forged partnerships with other leaders in the MBA admissions industry, such as this valuable and enduring relationship I have with Beat the GMAT. More than a decade ago, way back in Spring 2006, I shared this news on...

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USC Marshall Fall 2017 MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 10, 10:13 AM   Comments [0]

The application to the full-time MBA program at USC Marshall School of Business is now live, and here we share with you the essay questions, which remain unchanged for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Required MBA Essays Please complete both sections in no more than 700 words combined: What...

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