Author Archive - stacyblackman

Tuesday Tips: Berkeley Haas Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 2, 13:13 PM   Comments [0]

The set of essays for admission to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business is a holistic exploration of personal to professional topics. A clear understanding of your application strategy, particularly your career goals and strengths/weaknesses, is the key to putting together a cohesive application. While...

Read More

SBC’s Very First Blog Post

By - Aug 2, 10:10 AM   Comments [0]

Exactly 11 years ago today, I launched this blog with these words: After more than five years of private one on one consulting and larger group work in corporate settings, I have decided to disseminate my knowledge on a larger scale through the Stacy Blackman blog....

Read More

The Email That Launched SBC

By - Aug 2, 07:59 AM   Comments [0]

As we kick off our month-long anniversary celebration of 15 years as leaders in the MBA admissions consulting industry, I thought readers might enjoy seeing the email from 2001 that started it all.   *** Subject: Help with Business School Applications Consultant available to help with every aspect of the business school application...

Read More

Fall 2017 MBA Essays at Cornell’s Johnson School

By - Aug 1, 13:29 PM   Comments [0]

The application for the full-time MBA program at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is now live, and within you’ll find the essay questions for the 2016-2017 MBA admissions season. The Table of Contents essay appears again this year, as well as a new, second required essay. Creating Impact At...

Read More

SBC Celebrates 15 Years…See How it All Started!

By - Aug 1, 06:22 AM   Comments [0]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “Magic is believing in yourself. If you can do that, you can make anything happen.” There’s no doubt that I’m a people-person. Since childhood, I’ve had a knack for drawing out the personal stories of people I’ve just met. SBC started in 2001, two...

Read More

Paul Ollinger Says, “You Should Totally Get an MBA”

By - Jul 29, 07:26 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...

Read More

USC Marshall Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Jul 28, 10:43 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business has published the following MBA application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Round 1 Application due: October 15, 2016 Decision released: December 31, 2016 Round 2 Application due: January 5, 2017 Decision released: March 31, 2017 Round 3 Application due: March 1, 2017 Decision released:...

Read More

London Business School Essay Questions for August 2017 Intake

By - Jul 27, 12:00 PM   Comments [0]

The application for the Class of 2019 at London Business School will go live in early August, but until then, applicants can start preparing for the required essays of the 2016-2017 admissions season. We were interested to note that last year’s optional essay question is now...

Read More

IESE Fall 2017 MBA Essay Questions

By - Jul 27, 06:34 AM   Comments [0]

The Class of 2019 application is now live at IESE Business School, and so we bring you this preview of the essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Required Essay Please answer ONE (and only one) of the following two questions. (400 words) Please describe a time when you had an...

Read More

Tuesday Tips: Yale School of Management Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 26, 10:37 AM   Comments [0]

Yale School of Management continues to have only one required essay as part of the MBA application, yet has streamlined that question this year and left the answer open ended. Because there is only one essay question to highlight your personal qualities and leadership ability, and no...

Read More