Author Archive - stacyblackman

What Happens During an ‘Undercover’ Admissions Interview?

By - Mar 27, 09:53 AM   Comments [0]

In the latest installment of Bloomberg Businessweek journalist Amy S. Choi‘s attempt to walk in the shoes of b-school applicants, the intrepid writer shares how being herself worked out during her recent MBA interview experience at NYU Stern School of Business. From taking wardrobe risks to...

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Tuck Dean Danos to Step Down After 19 Years

By - Mar 26, 20:57 PM   Comments [0]

By Stacy Blackman Consulting Tuck School of Business Dean Paul Danos has announced his plans to step down when his current term ends in 2015. At 19 years, his tenure is the longest in Tuck’s history and one of the longest in management education. By the...

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Columbia Hosts Odyssey Management Competition

By - Mar 26, 05:14 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School will host the sixth annual ODYSSEY Global MBA Competition and Symposium, coming up on March 28 and March 29, 2014.  Held each spring, this student-organized event features a three-part business management competition between teams from a select group of the world’s top...

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GRE vs. GMAT, Which Test is Right for You?

By - Mar 26, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

Did you know that more and more business schools allow you to choose whether to take the GMAT or the GRE for your application? It’s true! And, it means that you have some decisions to make. Luckily, we have a resource that can help! Our friends...

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Harvard Business School Enters Online Learning

By - Mar 25, 11:46 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has announced the official launch of HBX, an innovative digital platform to support the delivery of online business-focused offerings, including HBX CORe, a primer on the fundamentals of business. “The HBX launch marks an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to educate leaders...

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USC Marshall Offers New Degree in Entrepreneurship

By - Mar 25, 11:30 AM   Comments [0]

The USC Marshall School of Business will offer a new Master of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MSEI) through its Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, USC Marshall announced today. This degree will expand opportunities for students interested in careers in entrepreneurship, corporate venturing and innovation or technology...

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3 Surprising Application Mistakes Prospective MBAs Make

By - Mar 24, 05:26 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on When it comes to making mistakes on a business school application, there are many places where candidates can run afoul and ruin their chances at admission. The road to an MBA contains countless potential pitfalls, including writing...

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UV Darden School Launches New Business Knowledge Website

By - Mar 21, 05:01 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has launched a new website for sharing business knowledge. Darden Ideas to Action covers a broad range of subjects, including accounting, finance, leadership, strategy, operations, entrepreneurship, innovation, growth and global markets, offering business leaders ideas they can...

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B-School Opens Doors to Entrepreneurship, New Survey Shows

By - Mar 20, 05:36 AM   Comments [0]

More than 1 in 10 business school alumni are self-employed, and the longer they’ve been out of business school the more likely they are to have taken an entrepreneurial career path, says a worldwide survey of nearly 21,000 business school alumni from the classes of...

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Martoma: a Lesson for MBA Applicants on Owning Up to Mistakes

By - Mar 18, 10:20 AM   Comments [0]

Earlier this month, Stanford Graduate School of Business made the unprecedented move of nullifying the MBA degree of Mathew Martoma, the SAC Capital Advisors LP employee convicted of insider trading. For those unfamiliar with the education angle of the story, Martoma was expelled from Harvard Law School...

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