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Author Archive | Stacy Blackman

Find Out if an MBA Concentration is Right for You

Is there any benefit to choosing a concentration in business school? Is it just the same as choosing an undergraduate major? Today, our friends at Stacy Blackman answer these and other questions you’ve probably asked about MBA concentrations!   The MBA degree is general by nature, as its purpose is to train students for careers […]

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Selecting the Right Set of Schools

Here’s a great post by our friends from Stacy Blackman Consulting: The initial questions we tackle with clients are how many schools and which schools – to apply to. I am a big believer in the portfolio theory when it comes to MBA applications: Apply to a reasonable number of schools (somewhere around 4) and […]

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Prescription for a Low GMAT Score

Here’s another great post by Stacy Blackman, President of Stacy Blackman Consulting: A strong performance on the GMAT is one key component of the M.B.A. application to most top business schools, so what can you do if your score is not where you want or need it to be? Any number of factors could have […]

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Which Round? Much Depends on Your Profile, and Preparedness

Here’s another useful post by our friend Stacy Blackman, President of Stacy Blackman MBA Consulting The agonizing question of which round to apply in plagues the majority of business school applicants. Every season, I field a glut of emails and calls from clients wondering whether they might have a better shot in Round 2 rather […]

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Move From Family Business to B-School

Here’s a great post from our friends at Stacy Blackman Consulting! Enjoy 🙂 Applicants who have worked in a family business sometimes worry that their professional profile won’t measure up when compared with other MBA hopefuls with more traditional employment paths. Nothing could be further from the truth. Every year, top schools accept students who […]

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How to Cope With B School Rejection

A great post by Stacy Blackman, President of Stacy Blackman Consulting This is the time of year when final business school decisions are being released, and unfortunately there isn’t always good news. After pouring your heart and soul into the arduous MBA application process, if your status changes from hoping and waiting to officially denied, it can […]

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Make the Most of Your Campus Visit

A post from Stacy Blackman Consulting about how to pick the best school for you. Enjoy! 🙂 You wouldn’t buy a house you hadn’t seen in person first, would you? With the average total cost of an MBA education at the most elite business schools creeping upwards of $300,000, it makes good sense to visit the campus to […]

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