Author Archive - stacyblackman

How to Make the Most of Your First Year of B-School

By - Aug 28, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

Are you hoping to head to b-school next fall? It’s never to early to learn from students who are currently where you want to be. This past year, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management has published the viewpoints of now second-year student Rohan Rajiv as he...

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Harvard Business School Launches Virtual Classroom in HBX Live

By - Aug 26, 06:55 AM   Comments [0]

HBX Live in action. (PRNewsFoto/Harvard Business School) Harvard Business School‘s unique digital learning initiative HBX has formally announced the launch of HBX Live—a virtual classroom designed to reproduce the intimacy and synchronous interaction of HBS’s famed case method in a digital environment. It enables participants from...

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Cornell Johnson Fall 2016 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 25, 08:27 AM   Comments [0]

Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management is a flexible MBA program housed within an Ivy League campus. Cornell Johnson offers multiple full-time options, including a one-year MBA, executive programs and a tech focused program. Cornell Johnson has multiple joint degree programs as well from a JD-MBA...

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Think Like the MBA Admissions Committee

By - Aug 24, 06:34 AM   Comments [0]

When you’re hard at work on your MBA applications, it’s easy to get caught up in what sounds great to you, or what seems impressive to your friends, co-workers or parents. But what you really need to be doing is considering your materials from the...

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Cornell’s Johnson School Posts Fall 2016 MBA Essay Prompts

By - Aug 21, 05:19 AM   Comments [0]

The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University has announced the required and optional essay questions that are part of the 2015-2016 MBA application. The school has fine-tuned the application process this year in an effort to help candidates convey their strengths and attributes. “We’ve refined...

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USC Marshall Fall 2016 MBA Application Deadlines, Essay Questions

By - Aug 20, 14:29 PM   Comments [0]

The online application is now live at the USC Marshall School of Business, so we’re sharing the  2015-2016 application deadlines and required MBA essays for the upcoming admissions season. Round One Application deadline: October 19, 2015 Notification begins: December 18, 2015 Round 2 Application deadline: January 8, 2016 Notification begins: April...

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5 Don’ts for Managing MBA Recommendation Writers

By - Aug 19, 09:31 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com I recently got off the phone with a business school applicant who believes poor recommendations were a key reason she was not admitted to school last year. She carefully selected her recommenders and gave them...

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London Business School Fall 2016 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 18, 13:16 PM   Comments [0]

London Business School is a close-knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top-ranked programs in the world, LBS is equally valued by employers in both the US and Europe. LBS...

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Michigan Ross Reports Record GMAT Scores for Class of 2017

By - Aug 18, 09:55 AM   Comments [0]

What do a Broadway violinist, a former White House aide, the founders of a single origin Colombian coffee company, and a former member of a boy band in Taiwan have in common? For one, they are all members of the MBA class of 2017 at...

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How to Think (and Write) About Your Career Goals

By - Aug 17, 06:16 AM   Comments [0]

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” You were probably asked this question all of the time as a little kid. Thanks to your business school applications, you’ll have to answer it again. Only now you must envision where you’ll be in your...

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