SBC Named Best Admissions Consultant by College Consensus

College Consensus has named Stacy Blackman Consulting the best MBA admissions consulting firm in 2024, and we couldn’t be more pleased by the honor.

To find the Best MBA Admissions Consulting Firms for 2024, College Consensus reviewed rankings and reviews from trusted MBA sources like Poets & Quants, the Graduate Management Admissions CouncilMBA InsightsCrush the GRE, the San Diego Magazine, the Exam Strategist, and the Accounting Institute for Success.

Each firm then received a star rating based on the number of sources in which they were positively reviewed (i.e., five positive reviews = five stars).

As College Consensus explains, Stacy Blackman Consulting’s process begins by matching clients and consultants based on goals, histories, and needs. Some consultants have a sweet spot for accountants, while others excel with non-traditional applicants. Just like its clients, SBC’s consultants’ backgrounds and perspectives vary. All clients are matched with someone who believes in their candidacy and is excited to work with them.

In fact, SBC doesn’t begin an engagement or accept payment until clients think they have been paired with the perfect match.

Why Engage with SBC?

As readers well know, competition is fierce at the top-tier business schools worldwide. Every year, qualified candidates don’t make it to the interview stage simply because they haven’t maximized every facet of their MBA application. The best way to avoid that fate is to engage with the admissions consulting services offered by SBC.

Testimonial from an MBA Class of 2024 admit:

“Thanks to SBC, I received dual admission to HBS and GSB as a reapplicant! I would like to thank the SBC team: Dawn, who was on this journey with me for almost 2 years. I am grateful for her work ethic and her support; Amy, who was my flight tester (test drive of a full application) and provided a comprehensive and independent advice on how to strengthen my application even further; Esther, who had an introductory call with me, was very helpful in walking me through the packages and matched me with Dawn; Large SBC database which was priceless, especially when understanding the differences between schools and when preparing for interviews. Would not be able to do this without SBC (know it as a fact :)!”

While scholarships for MBA programs are notoriously slim compared to other graduate programs, we continue to see an annual increase of about 10% in scholarship awards for our clients. In fact, about 20-25% of SBC clients receive scholarship packages ranging between $10,000 to full-ride offers valued at $200,000.

Check out this evaluative tool to help you assess the value of an MBA admissions partner for your B-school journey. And don’t miss our most frequently asked questions, ranging from “Can you get me into HBS” to “Why should I hire SBC?”

We’re on a mission to help applicants reach their most ambitious dreams and get into business school. Let us help you develop your game plan! Contact us today to request a complimentary 15-minute evaluation of your MBA candidacy.

Here’s a snapshot of the caliber of expertise on our SBC team.

SBC’s star-studded consultant team is unparalleled. Our clients benefit from current intelligence that we receive from the former MBA Admissions Officers from Harvard HBS, Wharton and every elite business program in the US and Europe.  These MBA Admissions Officers have chosen to work exclusively with SBC.

Just two of the many superstars on the SBC team:
Meet Anthony, who served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he dedicated over 10 years of expertise.

Meet Andrea, who served as the Associate Director of MBA Admissions Marketing at Harvard Business School (HBS) for over five years.

Tap into this inside knowledge for your MBA applications by requesting a consultation.


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