Partner with SBC Consultants to Reach Your MBA Dreams

We know MBA aspirants have an array of options to choose from 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.

Today, we’re sharing feedback we’ve recently received from clients who applied in Round 1 of this admissions season.  See what others in your shoes have to say about the experience of working with SBC consultants.

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.

Tremendous Consultant & Kind Individual

Working with Beth was an exceptional experience, and I am so thankful for all of her help and thoughtful advice. She was able to match my “type-A” personality and always made herself available to me.

SBC consultantsBeth has tremendous industry knowledge, great writing skills, and is organized and prompt. These skills are probably true of many other consultants. However, as I evaluated other consultants to work with, the one thing that truly stood out about Beth was her compassion and empathy.

Personally, I wanted to work with someone who led with kindness and didn’t view me as just another client. I felt like Beth genuinely cared about my success, which was huge for me. As someone who had doubts about my application/narrative/qualifications, Beth reaffirmed my confidence and helped me relax through a stressful period. With her help, I was able to get into two of my top choices: Kellogg and Tuck.

I will also note that the SBC leadership and organization were great to work with. Whether it was the “flight test” review of my application or helping me find a consultant (Beth), I have high praise for SBC.

This process is an arduous journey, but with the help of Beth, I am confident that others will find success as well. Cannot recommend her enough!!

Reapplication With Yvette

My experience with Yvette was exceptional. I am a Mexican reapplicant, and I faced the challenge of a less-than-ideal GMAT score, which I believed to be a weakness in my application. It was crucial for me to collaborate with someone who could grasp the nuances of my non-traditional background and my status as a foreigner with a different cultural perspective.

Yvette diligently reviewed my previous application, providing insightful feedback on areas for improvement. She explained the importance of effectively portraying myself through my essays. We delved deeply into my personal stories, refining them to enhance the overall impact of my application. Yvette was candid in pointing out the aspects that needed improvement.

I applied to five top-tier schools and successfully gained admission to two of them: Chicago Booth and Kellogg. I am extremely satisfied with the results and grateful to have worked with Yvette throughout this process

Final note in Spanish
Para mí, encontrar a alguien que pudiera asesorarme entendiendo la cultura latina fue muy importante. Yvette me ayudó a armar mi historia de forma que el equipo de admisiones entendiera mi contexto cultural. Estoy muy agradecida por el trabajo para mi aplicación.

Great Experience With Yvette

I was matched with Yvette and worked with her from the start of the application process. She provided valuable, and critical, know-how around the MBA application process that significantly improved my application and resulted in me being accepted to my top-choice schools. She worked with me to schedule meetings across multiple time zones, jump on last-minute calls, and provide pointed feedback – which allowed me to meet rapidly approaching application deadlines.

Beyond advising my MBA application, Yvette was a consultant on my career path, culture at the various schools, and more. In working with Yvette, I knew I had found a trusted MBA application expert but also a friend who has my best interest at heart. I recommend Yvette and the SBC team without hesitation.

Strongly Recommended For Any Military Applicant

As a transitioning veteran, navigating the MBA admissions process seemed overwhelming. I had been recommended SBC by a mentor at Kellogg and I could not have asked for a better consultant than Kerry. Kerry took the time to gain a deep understanding of my background and was able to focus in on key strengths and how best to highlight those throughout multiple applications, essays and interviews.

With her guidance, I was successfully able to gain admission and scholarship offers to six schools, including multiple schools consistently ranked in the Top 10.

I cannot recommend SBC and Kerry enough, especially if you’re coming from a non-traditional candidate background and need help conveying your experience. This was the best decision I made with regard to my MBA journey this past year.

Worth Every Penny

I had a fantastic experience with Margaret O. and Stacy Blackman Consulting. I had an initial phone call with Esther Magna, who matched me with Margaret based on our similar backgrounds in the life science space and Margaret’s experience in management consulting, my desired post-MBA field.

Margaret, a former HBS student, was able to give me excellent insight into what the admissions team is looking for and what they value most. This and the SBC wiki page were essential to preparing high-caliber materials.

The SBC flight test (flight tester Amy B. – former AdCom) was also an excellent feature to make sure I put my best foot forward when I hit submit on the application. After receiving an invitation to interview, the interview prep and mock interview (plus post-mock feedback) really helped me refine my answers and feel confident going into the interview. Ultimately, I think this service was worth every penny and made my HBS application process smooth and stress-free.

HBS Reapplicant

Consider my experience with SBC as an A/B test — the results speak for themselves!

I initially applied in R2 last year and didn’t even get an interview at HBS. Just a few months later, I worked with DeeDee and Pauline for my R1 reapp and got in. I didn’t have a substantial change in my work experience or even improved test scores — just expert guidance on crafting my application.

Because of SBC, I am going to my dream program!


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.

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

Meet Susan, just one of the many superstars on the SBC team. Susan was the Director of Recruitment and Admissions at London Business School LBS and also the Director of the Executive MBA program at Columbia Business School CBS.

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


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