Author Archive - stacyblackman

GMAC Releases 2015 B-School Application Trends

By - Sep 23, 05:21 AM   Comments [0]

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the findings of its 2015 Application Trends Survey, which show the majority of full-time MBA programs — in both two-year and one-year formats — report increases in application volume compared with last year and 10 years ago. Among...

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Harvard Business School Introduces Case Method Podcast

By - Sep 22, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Last week, Harvard Business School announced the launch of a new online series called Cold Call, which takes the school’s legendary case method and distills it into podcast form. The podcast takes its name from the HBS tradition of beginning each class with a “cold call,”...

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4 Things to Know Before Going to Business School

By - Sep 21, 06:42 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on Even though many incoming first-year MBA students think they have a pretty good idea of what awaits them, there’s always something about business school that takes them by surprise. Whether you are a member of...

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Big Donation Further Funds Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus

By - Sep 18, 08:40 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School announced yesterday that alumnus Henry Kravis has increased his gift to the school to $125 million, up from $100 million, in celebration of  Columbia Business School’s Centennial anniversary. The major donation further funds the new Manhattanville Campus, located between West 125th and West...

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How Do You Know if You’re Ready for B-School?

By - Sep 17, 06:19 AM   Comments [0]

Is there such a thing as a right time to apply for an MBA? Many prospective b-school applicants confront this question when they feel that their current career trajectory has stalled. For others, pursuing an MBA straight out of undergrad is a no-brainer, as they...

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The Economist Hosts Virtual MBA Fair

By - Sep 16, 03:59 AM   Comments [0]

Business school is a hefty investment in both time and dollars, so you need to arm yourself with all the information you can about the programs that interest you. After all, you can never know too much! A great way to learn about several schools in...

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Stanford GSB’s Dean Saloner to Step Down

By - Sep 15, 06:29 AM   Comments [0]

Dean Garth Saloner of the Stanford Graduate School of Business announced Monday that he plans to step down at the end of this academic year. His decision was prompted by increased media attention and scrutiny due to an ongoing lawsuit brought by a former professor...

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Stanford GSB Tops Forbes ROI Ranking…Again

By - Sep 14, 08:17 AM   Comments [0]

Last week, Forbes released its 2015 ranking of the best business schools in the United States based on the return on investment (ROI) of the MBA Class of 2010 grads. For the second straight time, Stanford Graduate School of Business nudged out Harvard Business School...

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Show Your School Pride and Win $1,000 with the #LookatmyMBA Video Contest

By - Sep 14, 05:43 AM   Comments [0]

It takes a lot of hard work to get into a top business school, and we know that school spirit and pride run super strong, from Day One on campus to years later, as an alumni. If you’re currently at business school, earned your MBA...

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ROI of an MBA

By - Sep 10, 06:02 AM   Comments [0]

A master’s degree in business is now the most popular graduate degree in America, according to the U.S. Department of Education. But while there is clear demand for MBAs, some experts continue to question the value of an MBA – more specifically the return on investment. To...

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