Author Archive - stacyblackman

Avoid 3 Mistakes When Building Your MBA Budget

By - Sep 15, 05:48 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The MBA admissions process requires determination, dedication and hard work. But don’t let the effort required to gain admission stop you from tackling another important aspect of business school success: your budget. Given the rising...

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INSEAD MBA essay tips

By - Sep 12, 14:00 PM   Comments [0]

Two campuses, multiple degree options and a diverse and international class set INSEAD apart. When you approach this set of essays, make sure you are ready to explain your career plans in detail, and highlight any International experiences in your background. INSEAD focuses separately on the...

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UV Darden School Class Profile, Admissions Updates

By - Sep 11, 21:14 PM   Comments [0]

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, which was ranked no. 7 in the recent HispanicBusiness 2014 ranking of best business schools for Hispanics, has posted a snapshot on its website of the full-time MBA Class of 2016. This new cohort is 32 percent women, has more Hispanic...

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Last-Minute Checklist for Round 1 Applicants

By - Sep 9, 07:05 AM   Comments [0]

Are you planning on applying in Round 1, which at many schools is just weeks (or September 9th, in the case of HBS) away? There are several reasons to apply in the first round, from demonstrating your strong interest and preparation, improving your chances of...

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Business Schools Respond to Market Demands

By - Sep 9, 05:14 AM   Comments [0]

Technology and entrepreneurship are changing the face of management education, a story in Monday’s Chicago Tribune reports. Economic and social challenges require creative solutions, and business schools have found themselves rapidly adapting to address those issues head-on. To meet the needs of a volatile job market,...

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NFL Partners with IU Kelley School for Online MBA Program

By - Sep 8, 05:58 AM   Comments [0]

The National Football League Players Association has announced a partnership with the Indiana University Kelley School of Business to provide customized graduate-level educational programs to current and former NFL players. The Kelley School will offer NFL players a unique model that will guide them from initial...

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Tuck School Creates New Global Insight Requirement

By - Sep 5, 05:43 AM   Comments [0]

Beginning in fall 2015, students at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth will be required to complete an immersive global experience as part of their MBA education, the school announced earlier this week. The new Tuck Global Insight Requirement, which goes into effect for...

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2014 Best Business Schools for Hispanics

By - Sep 4, 10:41 AM   Comments [0]

HispanicBusiness recently announced the 2014 ranking of the best business schools for diversity practices. The rankings look at Hispanic graduate enrollment, full-time Hispanic faculty in the MBA programs, and the percent of MBA degrees earned by Hispanics. According to the editors, enrollment is just one piece...

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Berkeley MBA Program Appoints Assistant Dean

By - Sep 3, 05:25 AM   Comments [0]

Dean Rich Lyons of the UC Berkeley MBA program at the Haas School of Business has appointed Stephanie Fujii, MBA ’04, as the first assistant dean of the Full-time MBA Program and Admissions, a newly created position at Haas. An alumna and nine-year veteran at Haas, Fujii...

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Recruiters Seek Specialist MBAs with Soft Skills

By - Sep 2, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

At the Association of MBAs (AMBA) annual Employers Forum in August, two topics dominated the event: the need for MBAs with well-developed ‘soft’ skills, and the increased demand for graduate hires with specialist MBAs. The forum attracted 24 leading multi-nationals, including KPMG, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg and...

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