Author Archive - stacyblackman

Tips on Finalizing Your B-School List

By - Jun 29, 05:44 AM   Comments [0]

One of the most important decisions you’ll make during the MBA application process is which schools you’re going to apply to in the first place. We know—duh, right? But seriously, we can’t stress enough how important it is to put significant thought into which programs...

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Improvements Coming to GMAT Test-Taking Experience

By - Jun 26, 11:25 AM   Comments [1]

If you haven’t yet taken the GMAT, or still need to send scores to your target schools, then this news from the Graduate Management Admission Council will be of great interest. Earlier this week, GMAC announced it will make three changes in July designed to...

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Wharton Fall 2016 MBA Essays Announced

By - Jun 26, 10:56 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has confirmed the essay questions that will form a part of the Fall 2016 MBA application. The prompts remain unchanged from the 2014-2015 admissions season. Required Essay What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA?...

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Cambridge Judge Fall 2016 Application Deadlines

By - Jun 24, 11:07 AM   Comments [0]

The Judge Business School at University of Cambridge has announced the following MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Round 1 application deadline: September 18, 2015 Round 2 application deadline: October 23, 2015 Round 3 application deadline: January 8, 2016 Round 4 application deadline: March 4, 2016 Round 5...

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HEC Paris September 2016 MBA Deadlines

By - Jun 24, 10:35 AM   Comments [0]

The admissions process at HEC Paris MBA program is conducted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The following are the MBA application deadlines announced by the admissions committee for the September 2016 intake: Application deadline: August 15, 2015 Decision given: September 25, 2015 Application deadline: September 15,...

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Duke Fuqua Fall 2016 Essay Topics

By - Jun 24, 10:02 AM   Comments [0]

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has announced the MBA essay questions for the 2015-2016 application season. Three short answer questions and two essays are required from all applicants. Required Short Answer Questions Instructions: Answer all 3 of the following questions. For each short answer...

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Tuesday Tips: Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips

By - Jun 23, 19:24 PM   Comments [0]

The set of essays for admission to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business covers a variety of topics – from the creative to the personal to the professional. In approaching these questions and deciding between topics it will be important to remain focused on what...

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Avoid Choosing the Wrong MBA Recommenders

By - Jun 23, 10:55 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on You probably already know not to ask the CEO of your company to write your business school letter of recommendation – unless of course he or she is  someone you work closely with and who knows you very...

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$11M Gift to UCLA Anderson Launches New Technology Management Center

By - Jun 23, 05:55 AM   Comments [0]

Earlier this month, Anderson School of Management announced it will broaden the base of technology opportunities across the UCLA campus with its new Easton Technology Management Center, made possible thanks to gifts totaling $11 million from James L. Easton. The new center expands the Easton Technology...

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Ready or Not, it’s GMAT Time

By - Jun 22, 05:40 AM   Comments [0]

While many will be celebrating the official arrival of summer this weekend, MBA applicants are aware of yet another season that’s ramping up: GMAT preparation season. We’ve asked experts on the Economist GMAT Tutor team for tips to help you do your best. Here’s what...

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