Category Archives: General

Pandemic Has Little Impact on MBA Tuition

Last spring, students at Stanford, Wharton, and Harvard Business School petitioned for MBA tuition discounts once schools went entirely online. Networking with peers is a significant draw of the MBA experience, and they felt that …

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What COVID Has Done for the MBA

COVID affected MBA applicants profoundly in 2020 and continues to do so as we enter the home stretch of this admissions cycle.  It seems there’s nothing like a pandemic to spark interest in going to …

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Is an MBA Worth It? Here’s Your Checklist

Block out the noise See the big picture Consider your values Look at costs and financial aid Know that brand matters Adjust by location Define your priorities Step 1: Block out the Noise Young professionals …

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Tips for Virtual Negotiations

“Fresh Ideas from the Blacklight” SBC’s Weekly Newsletter for Professionals For some people, face-to-face negotiations were already tough enough. With no end to the pandemic in sight, it seems negotiating over Zoom may become the …

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Standardized Tests for Business School

The COVID-19 pandemic upended the business school admissions process in the spring. With lockdowns in place and testing centers closed, completing those standardized tests for business school became impossible. Therefore, some MBA programs announced they …

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MBA Success Story: Diligence and Planning Pay Off with 5 Admits

We often like to check in with exceptional former clients whose MBA application journey might inspire current business school hopefuls. Meet Camilla Lucas, who worked with SBC consultant Beth during the 2019-2020 admissions cycle. All …

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