Author Archive - stacyblackman

INSEAD Tops Latest FT Global MBA Rankings

By - Jan 28, 12:08 PM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, the Financial Times released its 2016 Global MBA Rankings, and for the first time since the ranking’s launch in 1999, a business school with a strong Asian presence—INSEAD—takes the top spot, rising from fifth place in 2015. INSEAD, the international business school with...

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Texas MBA’s Perspective on the “Non-Numeric” You

By - Jan 26, 12:36 PM   Comments [0]

A recent post on the Texas MBA Insider blog at the UT McCombs School of Business drives home a message that we stress with clients on a daily basis: the admissions committee wants to get to know the person behind the data points. Now, this isn’t...

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Should You Consider Applying in Round 3?

By - Jan 25, 10:18 AM   Comments [0]

You tried your best, but you just couldn’t pull together all of your business school materials before Round 2 deadlines hit. Now what should you do? Isn’t Round 3 where MBA applications go to die? Not always. In general, it is tougher to earn a spot at...

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Stacy Blackman’s Words of Wisdom Campaign Heats Up

By - Jan 22, 11:04 AM   Comments [0]

We’re wrapping up the third week of the Words of Wisdom (WOW) campaign on our social media streams, and the online response has been nothing short of incredible! Have you checked it out yet?  The goal is to motivate potential MBA candidates with inspirational quotes...

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4 Things Wharton Looks For in MBA Applicants

By - Jan 21, 11:46 AM   Comments [0]

Do you wonder just exactly what the top business schools look for when deciding whom to admit to their MBA programs? Well, after more than 15 years of helping our clients receive highly coveted admissions letters to the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania,...

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PepsiCo Chairman, CEO Endows Deanship at Yale SOM

By - Jan 20, 06:39 AM   Comments [0]

The Yale School of Management is on a hot streak of late: Dean Edward Snyder was named Dean of the Year by Poets and Quants and has been reappointed to a second term; full-time MBA application volume is up; and post-graduation salaries rival peer schools...

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New Chicago Booth Scholarships for Nonprofit, Govt. Professionals

By - Jan 19, 11:04 AM   Comments [0]

The Chicago Booth School of Business has debuted a scholarship program designed to support advanced business education in the nonprofit and government sectors. The new Civic Scholars Program, funded in part by a $4-million gift from the Neubauer Family Foundation, will provide full-tuition scholarships every year...

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Considering a Second MBA Degree?

By - Jan 18, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

Applicants who received an MBA abroad can use a second MBA to strengthen job prospects. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The idea of pursuing a second MBA degree may sound strange, but it happens with a small number of applicants...

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Stacy Blackman’s Words of Wisdom Campaign Continues

By - Jan 15, 12:38 PM   Comments [0]

We’re wrapping up the second week of the Words of Wisdom (WOW) campaign on our social media streams. Have you been following along?  The goal is to galvanize potential MBA candidates with inspirational quotes from the top business schools and our educational partners, and the...

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Yale SOM Dean Snyder Appointed to Second Term

By - Jan 14, 11:57 AM   Comments [0]

Fresh on the heels of being named Dean of the Year by Poets & Quants, Edward Snyder has been appointed to a second term as dean of the Yale School of Management. “I am delighted that he is willing to continue in this capacity and foster...

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