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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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How Should You Use MBA Rankings?

Use MBA rankings as broad way of viewing which programs are ranked high, medium and low. Do your own research on each program’s culture, size, location, career recruiting patterns, and …


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Networking During a Pandemic

“FRESH IDEAS FROM THE BLACKLIGHT” SBC’s Weekly Newsletter for Professionals Even if the pandemic hasn’t put your job in jeopardy, growing your professional network is still a vital activity right now. But what’s 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 …


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