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Most Business Schools Integrate Data Science Courses Into Curriculum, Meeting Market Demand, But Are Cool to Coding, So Far

Kaplan Test Prep Survey: As global brands increase their hiring of graduates with in-demand tech skills, Kaplan Test Prep’s most recent business school admissions officers survey finds that MBA programs across the United States are integrating data science, big data and coding courses into their curriculum*. Of the 209 business schools who participated in Kaplan’s […]

How To Think About Your Personal Story

How To Think About Your Personal Story

If I think about the area where my candidates often need the most help, it is in crafting a winning personal story. This is the most important part of the application and often the hardest. I advise my candidates to start this process months, if not years, in advance! The good news? Everyone has a […]

The Best GMAT Study Guide of 2016

The Best GMAT Study Guide of 2016

If you want to go to business school in pursuit of an MBA, then chances are that you’ll need to take the GMAT exam. Thousands of business schools around the world consider applicants’ results on the test as they mull over who to accept into their programs in any given year. So it goes without […]

Top MBA Admissions Advice From Current Students

Top MBA Admissions Advice From Current Students

Top 10 tips offered by current MBA students about getting into business school. Over 1,000 current MBA students were surveyed and we calculated what the top 10 most popular pieces of advice MBA students had to offer about getting into your dream business school. Advice ranges from when to start the process to what to […]

Showing Leadership in Your B-School Application

Showing Leadership in Your B-School Application

At Stacy Blackman Consulting, we do a lot of thinking about leadership – what is leadership, how best to showcase it, why it matters, and more. If asked what is the single most important quality for business school applications, I would say leadership. While some schools emphasize it more than others, leadership is extremely important […]

Can You Apply for an MBA With No GMAT Score?

Can You Apply for an MBA With No GMAT Score?

While the general rule of thumb is that you should take the GMAT exam in order to be considered by admissions officials at reputable business schools, the reality is that there are exceptions to the rule since some business schools will consider applicants whether or not they take the test. The GMAT exam is a […]

Using an MBA to Change Careers

Using an MBA to Change Careers

These days, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who stays with one company or even one industry throughout his or her entire professional life. If you’re looking for the fast track to gain the skills and network to launch your career in a new direction, a popular way to do so is through an […]