Top Ten Blog Posts-February 2019

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Wondering which blog posts this year’s crop of MBA applicants visit the most on the Stacy Blackman Consulting site? We were, too! Thanks to modern technology—AKA Google analytics—you now have the news you need right at your fingertips.

Without further ado…

SBC’s Top Ten Most-Visited Blog Posts for February 2019

Harvard Business School 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

The most challenging part of the HBS essay is remaining disciplined.  Who is Harvard looking for? The admissions committee writes that “Habit of Leadership, Analytical Aptitude and Appetite, and Engaged Community Citizenship” are the common characteristics of a successful applicant.

US News Releases 2019 Best B-Schools Ranking

When U.S. News & World Report announced its ranking of the 2019 Best Graduate Schools, the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business moved up this year to tie with Harvard Business School for the No. 1 spot among full-time MBA programs for the first time in the history of the U.S. News ranking.

Stanford Graduate School of Business 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

Stanford is one of the top MBA programs in the world, and many candidates are intimidated to apply. Here at Stacy Blackman Consulting we have worked with hundreds of applicants over the years who have successfully gained admission to Stanford, and before tackling these essays it may be useful to read about some of our successful applicants.

Successful Reapplicant to Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB

For many rejected MBA candidates, having to wait another year to start business school feels like pure agony. When we met Ed Redden last year, he had submitted six failed applications, but the rejections from Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business in particular made him question whether he should even try to apply again.

The Wharton School 2018-2019 MBA Essay Tips

Wharton is seeking to understand who you are and what motivates you in this set of essays. Beyond your credentials and experience, will you fit in with the Wharton community? How will you contribute? Wharton values diversity and teamwork, and wants a class that will work well with each other.

Stanford GSB Leads in QS 2019 Global MBA Ranking

Rankings dynamo Stanford Graduate School of Business once again grabs the brass ring, landing the top spot in the QS Global MBA Ranking by business school analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds.

2018-2019 MBA Application Deadlines

Find all of the MBA application deadlines for the 2018-2019 admissions season in one convenient location.

INSEAD Fall 2019 MBA Essay Questions

Top European business school INSEAD has several required job and motivation essays within its application. Find out what the admissions team wants to learn about you in this year’s application.

How to Address Weaknesses, Strengths as an MBA Applicant

Almost every MBA application asks some version of the strengths-and-weaknesses question, either as part of an essay or as a question for your recommenders. Understandably, applicants dread the thought of discussing anything negative within their application. But admissions committees specifically ask you to reveal your weaknesses to assess your fit with the program.

Career Goals

If you’re wondering the best way to frame your career goals in your business school application, don’t miss this section. We have numerous posts that will help you crystallize your goals and present them in a way that will create a memorable impression on the admissions committee.



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