Author Archive - stacyblackman

Focus on Career Progression, Results for a Successful MBA Resume

By - Jul 21, 05:41 AM   Comments [1]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com While most business school applicants might readily accept the need to spend weeks or months on test prep and MBA essays, many wrongly assume they can simply tweak their current professional resumes and hit submit...

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The Importance of Picking the Right Recommenders

By - Jul 20, 05:22 AM   Comments [0]

Although most Round 1 applications aren’t due until the fall, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about who’s going to support you as you pull together your materials. Your recommenders in particular will play a critical role in the process. So how do...

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Texas MBA Gives Admissions Perspective on GMAT vs GRE

By - Jul 17, 05:18 AM   Comments [0]

A great many MBA programs now accept the GRE as an alternative to the GMAT as an entrance requirement, but applicants may still wonder whether business schools truly view both equally. If you find yourself on the fence about which exam to take, the recent...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Fall 2016 MBA Essay Questions

By - Jul 16, 05:23 AM   Comments [0]

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina has posted the MBA essay questions for the 2015-2016 application season. Although the questions remain unchanged from last year, essay two is no longer required. Essay One (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain...

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CMU Tepper 2015-2016 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Jul 15, 10:22 AM   Comments [0]

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University has posted the following application deadlines for the Fall 2016 MBA admissions season: Round 1 Application due: October 5, 2015 Decision notification: December 15, 2015 Round 2 Application due: January 4, 2016 Decision notification: March 23, 2016 Round 3 Application due: March 15, 2016 Decision...

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Tuesday Tips: Northwestern Kellogg MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 14, 05:58 AM   Comments [0]

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is a close-knit community that values leadership and teamwork. At the same time, diversity in experience, background and thought is important to the Kellogg admissions committee. Do your research on the programs, activities, clubs, classes and professors at Kellogg as...

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UM Ross School Receives $60M Gift for Entrepreneurship Program

By - Jul 13, 11:01 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has received a pledge of $60 million from the Zell Family Foundation to further fund entrepreneurial programs at the Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. According to a statement released Monday announcing the news,...

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Prove You’re MBA Material, Even if You’re Not a Quant Jock

By - Jul 13, 05:59 AM   Comments [0]

Many business school applicants worry that they don’t have a strong enough quantitative background to be accepted into a top program. If your entire career has been spent in marketing, for example, how can you convince an admissions committee that you’ll be able to handle...

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HEC Paris 2015-2016 MBA Essay Questions

By - Jul 10, 11:02 AM   Comments [0]

We recently shared the September 2016 application deadlines to HEC Paris, and the following are the five required and one optional MBA essay questions found within the online application: Essay One: Why are you applying to the HEC MBA Program now? What is the professional objective...

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Georgetown MBA’s Fall 2016 Essay Topics

By - Jul 10, 10:08 AM   Comments [0]

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has recently revamped its admissions website, but the changes don’t extend to the MBA essays within the 2015-2016 application. Once again, the Georgetown MBA essays are: Essay One: We would like to learn more about you. Please answer the following essay...

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