Author Archive - stacyblackman

Advice for Business School Applicants From Asia

By - Oct 12, 09:32 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2015 Application Trends Survey report, China and India are the top countries where MBA and business school master’s programs recruit international candidates. The interest is mutual, with Indian and...

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Business School Trends in 2015

By - Oct 9, 13:34 PM   Comments [0]

              The MBA degree continues to evolve, as more and more business schools expand their focus to include greater numbers of women, international opportunities and experiential learning requirements, and new formats like online degree programs and free MOOCs. Current and prospective applicants always seem interested in the...

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R1 Admissions Update from MIT Sloan School of Management

By - Oct 8, 10:21 AM   Comments [0]

Though still deep in Round 1 application review, the admissions team at the MIT Sloan School of Management has paused to update first-round candidates on the upcoming timeline for interviews and status updates. Invitations to interview will start going out in mid-October (next week) and will...

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Always Address These 4 Areas in the Optional MBA Essay

By - Oct 7, 10:29 AM   Comments [0]

The Tuck: 360 MBA Blog at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business has some timely advice on how to address all of those tricky situations in your b-school application you may wish you could just sweep under the rug. The optional essay is not something to use just...

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$10M Trustee Gift to Boost Ethics and Leadership at USC Marshall

By - Oct 6, 06:10 AM   Comments [0]

The USC Marshall School of Business recently announced it has received a gift of $10 million from trustee Jerry Neely and his wife Nancy, long-time supporters of the University of Southern California, to establish the Jerry and Nancy Neely Leadership and Ethics Institute. According to the...

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Other MBA Applicants

By - Oct 5, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

When you’re working on business school applications, it’s only human to want to compare your qualifications to others you know who’ve already graduated from—or are currently attending—a top program. You might think that their undergraduate schools, GPAs, GMAT scores and career paths may provide insight...

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Aspen Institute Lauds 2015 B-School Faculty Pioneers

By - Oct 2, 10:27 AM   Comments [0]

Four professors who are leading the way in prompting business school students to think about how firms can act in the face of growing economic inequality have been named winners of this year’s Aspen Faculty Pioneer Awards. The honorees, announced this week by the Aspen...

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5 Application Tips from Michigan Ross School of Business

By - Oct 1, 12:17 PM   Comments [0]

The Round 1 deadline at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business is just days away on October 5th, and Soojin Kwon, director of MBA admissions and financial aid, has a few tips for candidates doing that final polish on their application, as well...

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Use Your Network to Help You Get Into Business School

By - Sep 29, 09:03 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on While everyone agrees the network you build during business school is one of the top benefits of earning an MBA degree, the best time to start networking is long before you apply. Keep in mind...

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Why Do You Need an MBA?

By - Sep 28, 05:09 AM   Comments [0]

There’s a lot to think about when you’re pulling together your business school application materials. You’ve got to make sure your resume is in top shape, that your recommenders will have their letters uploaded on time, that your essays are compelling and position you well—the...

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