MBA Application Roadmap Book Testimonials

“Over many years on the admissions committee at Rice, I always felt we possibly rejected some ”diamonds’ because their applications presented a ”lump of coal” this guide will show those diamonds how to break out of the dirty layer and shine…one of the best guides I have encountered in the marketplace.  Business school admissions are highly competitive and people tend to focus on one or two of the application components instead of realizing decisions are made holistically.  Stacy and Daniel do a great job of breaking down the different components, giving the reader tips on how to approach them, and effectively communicating the importance of each one.”
Lisa Anderson, Former Director of MBA Admissions, Rice University

“The MBA Application Roadmap is an incredible resource! I wish I had the benefit of these insights when I was applying to business school myself.  The advice is spot on and very appropriate for the very, very competitive process of MBA Admissions. Given what I know today about the admissions process I can recommend Stacy and Daniel’s words of wisdom without reservation.”
Ruthanne Feinberg, Managing Director, Glocap Search

“This is an excellent resource for anyone even considering earning an MBA.  As a former top-tier Admissions Committee member, I learned a great deal about the thought process involved in making the final decision on whether to apply or not.

It’s an easy read and gives you insight into the whole process from deciding whether an MBA is right for you, to choosing the right school(s) for you, to finally marketing yourself so that you will be admitted to your dream school.”
Sherry Holland, Assistant Director of Admissions, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

“The Bottom Line:  MBA consultants Stacy Blackman and Daniel Brookings provide valuable admissions advice in their new book The MBA Application Roadmap. A must read for MBA applicants.”  (read the entire review)

“For those looking to improve their essay-writing abilities, or interested in hearing about the application process from a number of current and former b-school students, The MBA Application Roadmap may be a good fit. Blackman and Brookings, both of whom are private MBA admissions counselors, explore the nuances of MBA application essays at length, and every chapter includes anywhere from two to ten ‘Tales from the Road’ real quotes from real students about their own personal experiences in applying to b-school.”  (read the entire review)

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