Author Archive - stacyblackman

New Georgetown MBA Course Focuses on Women Leaders

By - Apr 10, 05:36 AM   Comments [0]

By Stacy Blackman Consulting Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business has further expanded its efforts to groom young female leaders through a new MBA course titled Developing Women Leaders: Cultivating your Human and Social Capital, the school recently announced. Professor Catherine Tinsley, who has been instrumental in building the...

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UMD Smith School to Offer Blended Part-Time MBA

By - Apr 10, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

By Stacy Blackman Consulting Part-time MBA students in the nation’s capital no longer have to choose between online and classroom delivery. Starting in fall 2014, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business will offer the region’s first blended program for working professionals at...

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Kellogg School Takes 1st Place in Sustainable Investing Challenge

By - Apr 8, 05:57 AM   Comments [0]

By Stacy Blackman Consulting A team of students from the Kellogg School of Management has taken first place in the 2014 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge with their proposed investment vehicle that would remediate contaminated land in the U.S. through reforestation. This preeminent global competition is geared...

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3 Exercises to Help MBA Applicants Develop a Personal Brand

By - Apr 7, 05:22 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on Some b-school applicants balk at thinking of themselves as a “product” or “brand.” However, by taking the time to really examine your personal qualities, values and aspirations, you’ll ultimately be able to find out...

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How to Maximize Your MBA Experience

By - Apr 4, 09:57 AM   Comments [0]

The MBA Student Voice blog of UCLA Anderson School of Management recently posted some great advice from second-year student Nathan Adelman on how to make the most of your MBA experience, and it rings true no matter where you eventually end up. Adelman lists key lessons...

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How NOT to Approach GMAT IR

By - Apr 3, 05:54 AM   Comments [0]

Guest post by our friends at Magoosh As of June 2012, the GMAT lost an essay and gained a new section. The GMAT Integrated Reasoning (IR) was born. This section appears at the beginning of the test and asks students to deal with complex and disperse...

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NYU Stern MBA Program Appoints New Dean of Students

By - Apr 1, 05:56 AM   Comments [0]

By Stacy Blackman Consulting New York University Stern School of Business announced it has appointed alumnus Conor Grennan as Dean of Students for the MBA program, a position which acts as a liaison between the administration and more than 2,500 full-time and Langone MBA students. Grennan earned...

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Unusually High Admissions Rate at UNC Kenan-Flagler

By - Mar 31, 05:30 AM   Comments [0]

By Stacy Blackman Consulting While we often hear about the extremely low acceptance rates at MBA programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business—11% and 7%, respectively—we don’t often discuss the cases on the other side of the dial, particularly among well-ranked schools. The...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Mar 28, 10:29 AM   Comments [0]

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. In this edition, Buzz bloggers share their rejection woes, positive interview experiences, and  musings on how not getting into business...

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Columbia Business School Gives Back

By - Mar 28, 05:54 AM   Comments [0]

By Stacy Blackman Consulting Columbia Business School has announced its first large-scale, student-led volunteering initiative coming up on April 4th. The school’s inaugural Day of Impact includes ten service projects throughout New York City and will give students, faculty, and staff a chance to give back...

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