Author Archive - stacyblackman

MBA Consultants are Worth it When Applying to Elite Schools

By - Feb 21, 13:19 PM   Comments [0]

The debate over whether MBA consultants are worth it is on the minds of countless MBA applicants. We are proud to be the only firm with a complete panel of former Admissions Officers from every M7 program and the elite European MBA programs. As we recently...

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Ace Your Haas MBA Video Interview

By - Feb 19, 08:41 AM   Comments [0]

Earlier this month, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business announced it will forgo in-person interviews for applicants to its Evening & Weekend MBA program. Instead, applicants will submit answers via a Haas MBA video interview. Candidates will respond with 1-2 minute answers to two specific questions. For...

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Write a Winning MBA Personal Statement

By - Feb 18, 07:42 AM   Comments [0]

The majority of candidates who apply to the leading business schools are bright, personable overachievers. Honestly, they would be an asset to any program. That’s why when it comes to the MBA personal statement, you need to think beyond your obvious achievements. Unleash your inner storyteller Tell...

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MBA Advice for Couples

By - Feb 14, 07:33 AM   Comments [0]

Does the couple that studies together really have more fun?  In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing MBA advice for couples considering applying to business school.  For some professional couples, there comes a time when both partners realize that pursuing an MBA degree is the key...

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MBA Scholarship Trends at M7 Schools

By - Feb 13, 15:22 PM   Comments [0]

Business school is an expensive investment, and it’s never too early to start figuring out how you will pay for it. We have witnessed a substantial increase in financial incentives offered to admitted applicants we’ve worked with this past admissions season. For that reason, we...

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The Case for Deferred Admission at Chicago Booth

By - Feb 10, 14:31 PM   Comments [0]

Regular blog readers have noticed the growing number of elite business schools targeting college seniors. Returning to the subject, the Chicago Booth School of Business recently shared what it calls the top five advantages for undergrads considering a deferred admission program. Whether you’re targeting the...

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The Positive Power of Regret

By - Feb 7, 13:33 PM   Comments [0]

This knowledge nugget comes to you courtesy of the Blacklight. Enjoy! You gotta love Scottie P. from the We’re the Millers, with his credo “no ragrets.” While it sounds bold and aspirational, in reality, most of us do harbor some kind of regret. Maybe you wish you had...

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Preparing to Interview at HBS

By - Feb 6, 10:43 AM   Comments [0]

On Tuesday, thousands of anxious round two applicants to Harvard Business School received news of their fate as interview invites and release decisions went out. Are you one of the lucky ones preparing to interview at HBS? As admissions head Chad Losee revealed in December, HBS...

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MBA for College Seniors: Which One to Choose?

By - Feb 5, 06:38 AM   Comments [0]

Last week, two more top business schools—Kellogg and Berkeley Haas—joined the growing list of those positioning the MBA for college seniors through deferred enrollment programs. Did you know the consulting team at SBC has several deferred MBA program experts? This includes no less than the...

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How the MBA Can Benefit Your Career

By - Feb 3, 10:42 AM   Comments [0]

Business school graduates benefit from more than just a solid return on investment through substantial salary increases. They also deepen the knowledge, skills, and abilities they will need for future professional success. Here are just four of the key career benefits of an MBA program. Transferable...

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