Author Archive - stacyblackman

Kelley School Fall 2016 MBA Application Deadlines, Essay Questions

By - Aug 14, 10:44 AM   Comments [0]

Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has posted the following MBA application deadlines and essay prompts for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Early Round Deadline: October 15, 2015 Notification by: December 20, 2015 Priority Round Deadline: January 5, 2016 Notification by: March 15, 2016 Third Round Deadline: March 1, 2016 Notification by: April 30, 2016 Final...

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MBA Students Hit Campus Early to Brush Up Skills, Network

By - Aug 13, 10:32 AM   Comments [0]

While classes may not officially start for weeks, a new article in the Wall Street Journal reports that more and more MBA students are coming to campus early to participate in the crash quant courses traditionally offered to bring candidates from non-finance backgrounds up to...

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B-School Deans Convene at White House to Promote Women in Business

By - Aug 12, 09:38 AM   Comments [0]

Business schools play a critical role in helping workers, companies, and leaders adapt to meet the needs of the 21st-century workforce. On August 5th, the Council on Women and Girls and the Council of Economic Advisers hosted a convening at the White House focusing on...

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London Business School Fall 2016 MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 11, 14:47 PM   Comments [0]

The application for the August 2016 intake at London Business School is now open, and the MBA essay questions are as follows: Essay One: What are your post-MBA plans and how will your past experience and the London Business School programme contribute? (500 words) Essay Two: What...

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Use Social Media to Your Advantage

By - Aug 10, 06:08 AM   Comments [0]

We’re going to tell you something you probably already know: if you’re applying to an MBA program this year, be careful about what you post online. It’s possible that business school AdCom members could do a quick search on your name before admitting you to...

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What’s it Like to Work with the SBC Team?

By - Aug 7, 06:28 AM   Comments [0]

Those who are new to the MBA admissions process often wonder whether they should engage the services of a professional consultant, and if so, to what extent. I believe an experienced consultant can always help, whether you are a first-time or a repeat business school applicant, whether...

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Ask HR: Why Hire MBAs?

By - Aug 6, 06:02 AM   Comments [0]

Special guest post provided by MBA@UNC The demand for candidates who have earned an MBA is clear across all business sectors. According to a Graduate Management Admission Council survey (the administrator of the GMAT), nine out of 10 employers say they expect to maintain or increase...

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3 Ways to Show Business Schools You’ll Make an Impact

By - Aug 5, 06:51 AM   Comments [0]

 This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Most candidates approach the MBA application process by putting their own needs first. Perhaps you have decided to pursue an MBA because you want to achieve something new, change careers or advance more than you would...

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Tuesday Tips: UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 4, 09:27 AM   Comments [0]

UCLA Anderson is a small and close-knit school with particular focus on entrepreneurship, entertainment, real estate and other major industries in Southern California. While UCLA has a dominant position in the region it is also a nationally known program that will position you well in...

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Get to the Point in Your MBA Essays

By - Aug 3, 06:33 AM   Comments [0]

Have you heard of the STAR interview technique? It’s when an interviewer asks you a behavioral question (which usually begins, “Tell me about a time when you…”) and you respond by laying out the Situation, the Task you were given, the Action you took, and...

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