Author Archive - stacyblackman

Columbia Business School 2015-2016 MBA Essays, Deadlines

By - Apr 27, 07:15 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School has posted the deadlines and tweaked the essay questions for the 2015-2016 MBA application cycle. For those interested in the school’s January entry option, that application is now available. January 2016 Entry Deadline: October 7, 2015 August 2016 Entry Early Decision: October 7, 2015 Merit Fellowship Consideration:...

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The Introvert’s Guide to Thriving at B-School

By - Apr 24, 05:14 AM   Comments [0]

I finally got around to a book that’s been on my reading list for a while: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. The book examines how extroversion came to be so highly prized in Western culture...

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B-Schools Showcase Green Business Practices

By - Apr 22, 16:00 PM   Comments [0]

Today’s global economy has two faces: one of exponential growth in developing countries, and the flip side—a voracious ravaging of resources by developed nations. While some business leaders continue to march in step to the “more is better” mantra, others are realizing that business as...

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In Business School, One Size Does Not Fit All

By - Apr 22, 05:28 AM   Comments [0]

Poets & Quants recently  published an excellent, in-depth article to help applicants figure out if your target b-schools really ‘fit’ you. There are so many factors that go into determining fit, and many b-school hopefuls focus heavily on rankings and prestige over finding an MBA...

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Stacy Blackman B-School Application Survey

By - Apr 21, 04:34 AM   Comments [0]

It’s that time again, folks! We at Stacy Blackman Consulting want to check the pulse of this year’s crop of b-school applicants by polling them about their MBA plans. The survey poses 13 simple questions, such as “How many schools are you applying to?”, and...

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Decide Whether to Pursue a Pre-MBA Internship

By - Apr 20, 09:42 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The summer before business school is traditionally a blissful time to just hang out, travel, sleep in and generally savor the brief respite between your turbocharged job and the whirlwind that awaits once you set...

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UV Darden Welcomes Newest Ventures to i.Lab Incubator

By - Apr 17, 13:47 PM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced it will welcome a new and diverse cohort of ventures to the 2015 i.Lab Incubator program, a university-wide initiative that supports early-stage businesses from U.Va. and the greater Charlottesville community. The i.Lab and...

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Female Leadership: Where it’s Strong, Where it Can Improve

By - Apr 16, 12:20 PM   Comments [0]

Gender issues at business school remain a hot topic in graduate management education, and just this past week, three fascinating articles on the subject have been published. The first is a Bloomberg Businessweek interview with Dean Allison Davis-Blake of University of Michigan’s Ross School of...

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MIT Sloan, Bank Negara Malaysia Collaborate to Establish Asia School of Business

By - Apr 15, 05:33 AM   Comments [0]

MIT Sloan School of Management has entered into a 10-year collaboration with Bank Negara Malaysia to establish the Asia School of Business (ASB) in the English-speaking global financial center of Kuala Lumpur. The school, which is scheduled to open in September 2016, will host an...

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Prep for the GMAT with a 3-Day Scavenger Hunt

By - Apr 14, 05:33 AM   Comments [0]

The GMAT exam is a rite of passage for all MBA hopefuls. It’s normal to feel a little anxious in the days leading up to the test, and it’s also pretty common to worry about whether or not your score will be high enough to...

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