Author Archive - stacyblackman

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Is an MD/MBA Degree Right for You?

By - Oct 3, 14:00 PM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, The Atlantic published an in-depth piece exploring the rise of the M.D./MBA degree. It seems there’s been an explosion of joint MD/MBA programs in the United States, growing from six to 65 in 20 years, The Atlantic reports, noting that from 2011 and...

Read More

Wharton MBA Class of ’16’s Entrepreneurial Mindset

By - Oct 3, 05:20 AM   Comments [0]

It seems this year’s incoming MBA students to University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are an incredibly entrepreneurial-minded bunch, with 5% coming in with prior entrepreneurship experience, and 23% who say they plan to start their own company after graduation. “In addition, 82 students in the Class...

Read More

Tuesday Tips: Cornell MBA Essay Tips

By - Sep 30, 17:33 PM   Comments [0]

Over the past several years Cornell’s Johnson MBA program has revamped everything from the curriculum, to the programs offered by the school to the application process. Candidates can now choose between a traditional two-year full time MBA program and a one-year program designed for focused...

Read More

Applications Rising for Two-Year MBA Programs

By - Sep 30, 07:38 AM   Comments [0]

For a third straight year, applications to full-time, two-year MBA programs showed marked growth, according to the 2014 Application Trends Survey, released by the Graduate Management Admission Council. By comparison, the survey reported a flattening or decrease in applications to other graduate management program types. The...

Read More

Beyonce Profiled in New HBS Case Study

By - Sep 30, 05:45 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School will publish a new case study next week examining Beyoncé’s stealth release of her self-titled 2013 “visual album” from a variety of business-related perspectives, the Harvard Gazette reports. To refresh your memory, Beyoncé and her entire management team and corporate partners kept the...

Read More

Tuesday Tips: London Business School MBA Essay Tips

By - Sep 30, 04:42 AM   Comments [0]

London Business School is a close-knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top-ranked programs in the world, LBS is equally valued by recruiters in both the US and Europe. LBS...

Read More

Michigan Ross Students Launch Private Equity Club

By - Sep 29, 10:01 AM   Comments [0]

Two students at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business have started the school’s first private equity club to strengthen the relationship between students interested in the industry and professionals. The group, called Michigan Ross Private Equity, was formed by founder and co-president Greg Sanker....

Read More