Author Archive - stacyblackman

MOOCs and the Future of Management Education

By - Aug 14, 05:43 AM   Comments [0]

The growing number of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered at the top business schools is something of a hot button topic these days. Harvard Business School joined the fray this past spring, but rather than using an existing platform such as Coursera to launch...

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5 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market

By - Aug 13, 05:43 AM   Comments [0]

Distinguishing yourself from other applicants  is crucial in a competitive, post-MBA job market. Accenture recruiter Katherine LaVelle recently shared with Bloomberg Businessweek some of the characteristics she’s looking for in new hires. It doesn’t matter where you plan on working after b-school; if you’re not...

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UCLA Anderson 2014 Essay Tips

By - Aug 12, 04:36 AM   Comments [0]

Last year UCLA Anderson reduced the required essays to only one, following the trend started by Harvard. UCLA’s essays were previously focused on career goals and last year’s single essay only asked about short- and long-term goals. This year the one required question adds an...

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USC Marshall 2014-2015 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Aug 11, 09:46 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business has announced the Fall 2015 MBA application deadlines. Round 1 Deadline: October 15, 2014 Notification Begins: December 15, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 15, 2015 Notification Begins: March 15, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: April 15, 2015 Notification Begins: June 1, 2015 Applications must be submitted by 11:59...

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Emory Goitzueta 2014-2015 Essay Questions

By - Aug 8, 09:02 AM   Comments [0]

Emory University’s Goitzueta Business School has announced the essay questions for the Fall 2015 MBA application. Required Essay Questions What is your short-term career goal and why is an MBA from Goizueta an important next step toward that goal? (200 word limit) If your initial career plans are...

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UCLA Anderson Fall 2015 Essay Questions

By - Aug 6, 21:33 PM   Comments [0]

UCLA Anderson School of Management has announced the essay questions for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season. They are: First-Time Applicants: One Required Essay UCLA Anderson is distinguished by three defining principles: Share Success, Think Fearlessly, Drive Change. What principles have defined your life and pre-MBA career? How...

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Economist Launches MBA Scholarship Contest

By - Aug 6, 09:53 AM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, Which MBA?, the business education group of The Economist Group, announced the launch of its second ever Brightest Minds MBA Scholarship Contest. The first Brightest Minds MBA scholarship ran earlier this year and drew over 4,500 entrants. The winner of the $25,000 MBA...

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MBA Essay Tips from Johnson’s Admissions Director

By - Aug 6, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Following recent application and essay innovations at Cornell’s Johnson School, interim MBA admissions director Ann W. Richards shared tips on how to approach the new, streamlined essay section. This year, applicants for both the one-year and two-year Ithaca based MBA programs are asked to write “Your...

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UT McCombs Offers MBA Essay Advice

By - Aug 6, 05:20 AM   Comments [0]

Like many schools, UT McCombs School of Business has updated and streamlined the MBA application essays for the upcoming admissions season. Associate director of admissions Brodie Reynolds took to the Texas MBA Insider blog this week with a few tips for approaching this year’s prompts...

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MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 5, 18:15 PM   Comments [0]

On its website, MIT Sloan highlights programs from Entrepreneurship to the Digital Economy. Innovation is key for MIT Sloan and the program seeks interesting students to build a class that can learn from each other and continue the tradition of innovation. When approaching this set of...

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