Author Archive - stacyblackman

IESE’s New Course in Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship

By - Sep 23, 07:24 AM   Comments [0]

Spain’s IESE Business School has introduced a new MBA course in “Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship” that explores the connection between social and financial objectives. A total of 72 MBA students are participating in the inaugural class, where they will have the chance to work directly...

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Wharton School MBA Class of 2016 Profile

By - Sep 23, 02:00 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has just posted the MBA Class of 2016 profile, and here is a snap shot of a few of the more interesting data points: 40% Women 31% International students 30% US students of color Mean overall GMAT: 728 Average work experience: 5 years 45% Undergrad...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler’s History of Sustainable Enterprise

By - Sep 22, 12:02 PM   Comments [0]

The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School is celebrating its 15th anniversary as a global leader in sustainable enterprise. The school began its focus on the triple-bottom-line approach – measuring success in terms of financial profitability, ecological integrity and social equity – in 1999. It...

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A Strategy of Inspired Growth at Kellogg

By - Sep 18, 11:13 AM   Comments [0]

This week, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management announced it has reached several key milestones in its Envision Kellogg plan for transformation, including a new brand strategy focused on “inspiring growth.” The new brand strategy, “brave leaders inspire growth in people, organizations and markets,” sharpens how...

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Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

By - Sep 18, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Yale School of Management is part of an Ivy League university with expertise across fields. The school now investing heavily in continuing to improve the business education at Yale with a new campus, top talent in faculty, and the admissions process. This year, Yale SOM has...

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Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

By - Sep 16, 12:11 PM   Comments [0]

A clear application strategy is crucial to approaching these essays. Duke Fuqua’s mission is to “identify, engage, and foster the development of future leaders of consequence,” and you will want to demonstrate you are the kind of leader the admissions committee is looking for. Don’t forget...

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HBS Lays Out Next Steps for R1 Applicants

By - Sep 16, 04:07 AM   Comments [0]

In her recent blog update, Harvard Business School‘s director of admissions and financial aid Dee Leopold explained exactly what MBA hopefuls who submitted their applications last week for Round 1 can expect over the next two months. Candidates invited to interview will receive an email invitation...

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Avoid 3 Mistakes When Building Your MBA Budget

By - Sep 15, 05:48 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The MBA admissions process requires determination, dedication and hard work. But don’t let the effort required to gain admission stop you from tackling another important aspect of business school success: your budget. Given the rising...

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INSEAD MBA essay tips

By - Sep 12, 14:00 PM   Comments [0]

Two campuses, multiple degree options and a diverse and international class set INSEAD apart. When you approach this set of essays, make sure you are ready to explain your career plans in detail, and highlight any International experiences in your background. INSEAD focuses separately on the...

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UV Darden School Class Profile, Admissions Updates

By - Sep 11, 21:14 PM   Comments [0]

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business, which was ranked no. 7 in the recent HispanicBusiness 2014 ranking of best business schools for Hispanics, has posted a snapshot on its website of the full-time MBA Class of 2016. This new cohort is 32 percent women, has more Hispanic...

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