SBC Consultants Deliver on their Clients’ MBA Dreams

We know MBA aspirants have an array of options when it comes to selecting an admissions consulting firm. But we also firmly believe Stacy Blackman Consulting stands head and shoulders above the rest, thanks to our amazing SBC consultants.

Stacy Blackman is the only MBA admissions firm with a complete panel of former Admissions Officers from every M7 program and the elite European MBA programs. And that insider expertise pays off in spades when it comes to helping our clients get into the B-school of their dreams.

Curious about your chances of getting into a top B-school? Contact us to talk strategy with a free 15-minute advising session with an SBC Principal Consultant.

We’re sharing more feedback we’ve recently received from clients who applied in Rounds 1 and 2 of this admissions season.  Below, you’ll see—in their own words—what others in your shoes have to say about their experience working with SBC consultants.

Finding What Makes You Unique

Meg was my primary partner through my application process. From the beginning, she was enthusiastic and came in with a game plan.

SBC consultant Meg, the former Senior Associate Director of Full-Time MBA Admissions at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

She quickly identified my story’s strengths and helped me harness them through each application and iteration of essays. She also had a very clear understanding of the goals for each individual essay, making sure I molded my story accordingly.

Rather than critiquing or trying to change things about my profile, Meg focused on the assets that made me unique. She responded swiftly to any questions I had, and was a true champion of my success at every milestone, all the way to my acceptances at Fuqua and Kellogg!

The rest of the SBC team was very supportive, between Sarah, who matched me with Meg after learning about my background and goals, and Lisa (another former admissions officer), who conducted my flight test and provided a great birds-eye view of my candidacy before I hit submit.

I chose SBC based on extensive online research, and this choice was instrumental in my success in this tedious process. There was so much I would not have known without Meg and the rest of the SBC team. Thank you for everything!!!

Awareness of Cultural Nuances

SBC consultant Mark, the former Associate Director of MBA Admissions at Oxford Said and Sr. Admissions Manager, London Business School

I was paired with Mark via Stacy Blackman Consulting via Bill ( a personable and informed gentleman), who introduced me to Mark. Mark’s consultancy transcends the ordinary, especially for candidates from the Middle East seeking admission into top UK MBA programs.

His profound familiarity with the cultural nuances and professional landscapes of the Middle East set him apart as an invaluable guide in my MBA journey.

Mark’s awareness of these cultural distinctions and his accommodating approach made a significant difference, providing personalized strategies that aligned with my background and aspirations.

Beyond his expertise in admissions and his strategic acumen, Mark’s ability to understand and respect cultural perspectives enriches his consultancy. He leverages this understanding to tailor applications that not only stand out but also authentically represent the candidate’s heritage and vision.

For Middle Eastern candidates aiming for UK MBA programs, Mark is the best. He offers more than just admissions guidance, he provides a bespoke consultancy that appreciates and incorporates cultural insights into a winning strategy.

He is a friend, guide and overall pleasure of a person to deal with. I would recommend anybody looking for counselor to aid them in UK MBA admissions to hire Mark.

Admits Plus Full-Tuition Scholarships

I utilized Caryn‘s all-in support on two schools and supplemented this with multiple hourly sessions on other schools.

SBC consultant Caryn, a former Admissions Officer at Kellogg School of Management

Caryn helped me from the very start of the process of by helping to define my MBA story and recommending ways to bring my story to life. She provided tactical advice on my resumes, recommender packages, essays, etc. and helped me with a mock interview for Kellogg.

I felt very prepared going into the admissions process because of her (also received additional help through mock interviews with Geri and Anthony for HBS and Wharton respectively). As a result of her support, I was able to receive admission into HBS, Wharton, Columbia, and Kellogg (also receiving full-tuition scholarships at Columbia and Kellogg). I would highly recommend her services!

Your Pillar of Support

Emma was a genuine pillar of support for me through my application process and eventual acceptance to an M7 school.

SBC consultant Emma, a former Associate Director MBA Admissions at Columbia Business School

She was fantastic at hearing me out, going through my essays and self-evaluation drafts, and zooming in on my strengths that aligned well with my target school. She was also super helpful in preparing for the interview. At the end of the day, she is just an authentic and warm person to work with!

P.S. This review is not AI-generated. Just go work with Emma and Stacy Blackman, the results outweigh the cost.

Worth Every Penny

Deanna was incredibly helpful in helping me craft my narrative, refine my essays, and prepare for my interviews. Most importantly, she was very candid throughout the process and did not sugarcoat weak spots in my application, but she always offered solutions for each of my weak spots.

With her help, I got admitted at a top 20 MBA with a scholarship. In other words, I got an ~8x return on my investment in her consulting services. Incredible.


Stacy Blackman Consulting offers multiple services to meet your MBA application needs, from our All-In Partnership and Interview Prep to hourly help with essay editing, resume review, and much more! Contact us today for a free 15-minute advising session to talk strategy with a Principal SBC consultant.

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


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