Author Archive - stacyblackman

Princeton Review 2015 B-School Rankings

By - Oct 17, 05:11 AM   Comments [0]

The Princeton Review recently released the 2015 editions of its guides to business and law schools, which also include annual ranking lists uniquely based on student surveys. Among the ranking list categories and schools ranked #1 on them, you’ll find: “Best Career Prospects”—Stanford Graduate School of...

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ROI of the MBA Strong Across Most Tiers

By - Oct 16, 04:37 AM   Comments [0]

Just about everyone knows that earning an MBA degree offers an excellent return on investment. But what’s interesting to learn is that even schools outside of the Top 20 and without a globally recognized brand still offer degree-holders the chance to rake in a seven-figure...

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MBA Essay Do’s and Don’ts from Kenan-Flagler

By - Oct 15, 05:58 AM   Comments [0]

The admissions team at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School recently provided a list of helpful do’s and dont’s for applicants working on their MBA admissions essay, and their advice holds no matter which program you’re currently contemplating. Three Things to Do: Tell a compelling story if you hope...

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USC Marshall Fall 2015 MBA Essay Question

By - Oct 14, 09:43 AM   Comments [0]

The USC Marshall School of Business has a streamlined application process, like many programs this season, and requires one essay of Fall 2015 applicants. Essay: What are your short-term and long term personal and/or professional goals following graduation from USC Marshall? How will USC Marshall enable...

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B-Schools Still Lukewarm on GMAT IR Section…For Now

By - Oct 14, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

According to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2014 survey of admissions officers at over 200 business schools across the United States,  60% say that an applicant’s score on the GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning section (launched in June 2012) is not currently an important part of their evaluation of...

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Choose Safety Schools for Your MBA Applications Carefully

By - Oct 13, 10:11 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Landing a seat at a top MBA program isn’t a slam-dunk for anybody. It’s getting increasingly competitive to get into the highest-ranked schools. The term safety school gets thrown around quite a bit in MBA admissions,...

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Admissions Updates from Michigan Ross

By - Oct 10, 14:00 PM   Comments [0]

Yesterday, October 7th, marked the Round 1 deadline at Michigan Ross School of Business, and Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Soojin Kwon posted some information on her blog today that will be helpful for R1 as well as future applicants. Perhaps the biggest news...

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Harvard Business School Round 1 Interview News

By - Oct 9, 11:14 AM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, Harvard Business School‘s Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Dee Leopold announced that the first wave of interview invites to Round 1 applicants were heading out to roughly 800 lucky inboxes, with another batch of 150 to come on October 15th. On...

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Application Insights from UCLA Anderson

By - Oct 9, 10:42 AM   Comments [0]

Most MBA admissions teams stress that the application process is holistic, meaning they take into account all elements of the candidate’s application and don’t assign overwhelming weight to any one aspect. In a recent update to UCLA Anderson School of Management‘s MBA Insider’s Blog, Associate Director...

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Nothing ‘Dirty’ About Professional Networking

By - Oct 6, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

MBA programs place a major emphasis on networking skills with their students and graduates, but a new study written by professors at Harvard Business School, Rotman School of Management, and Kellogg School of Management looks at the sometimes negative psychological impact professional networking can have...

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