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Tips for the Darden MBA Interview

Is the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business on your shortlist of dream MBA programs? Then be sure to review this Darden MBA interview advice straight from the admissions team. Unlike at some schools, …


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Interview Advice for Wharton MBA Applicants

The admissions odds are especially competitive at business schools such as the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Last cycle, it received 7,338 applications and enrolled just 897 students for the Class of 2023. With competition …


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B-Schooled Podcast Episode 58: How is This MBA Application Year Shaping Up?

In December, The Wall Street Journal sent MBA hopefuls into a stress spiral with its article about skyrocketing application numbers, entitled MBA Applicants, Brace for ‘Most Competitive Year Ever.’ But now that COVID is …


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Mitigating a Red Flag in the MBA Application

Nobody likes drawing attention to their past mistakes, academic or otherwise. But when applying for a seat at a competitive business school,  not addressing an apparent red flag does more harm than good. Being …


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Get Into Business School: 7 Tips From MBA Admissions Officers

Demand for the MBA continues to rise due to the economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, countless inquiries to Stacy Blackman Consulting ask what it will take to get into …


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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 …


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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

Step 1: Block out the Noise Young professionals have always evaluated the worth of embarking on a two-year MBA program. This value analysis typically happens well before they commit to the MBA …


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Stanford’s Deferred MBA Program: Get Accepted

Stanford’s Deferred MBA Program launched in 2010. Like the HBS 2+2 Program, it seeks to identify and cultivate the next generation of global leaders. Our college senior …


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