Author Archive - stacyblackman

What to Do if You Didn’t Get In Anywhere

By - Apr 19, 09:15 AM   Comments [0]

While we know that lots of people are still waiting for the results of their Round 2 application efforts—or are hoping to get off of waitlists or be accepted somewhere in Round 3—we also know there are MBA hopefuls whose journey has come to a...

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Columbia Business School Fall 2017 Deadlines, Essay Questions

By - Apr 19, 06:11 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School has announced the MBA application deadlines and essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions cycle. They are as follows: January 2017 Entry Final Deadline: October 5, 2016 August 2017 Entry Early Decision: October 5, 2016 Merit Fellowship Consideration: January 4, 2017 Regular Decision: April 12, 2017 Essay Questions Goal: What is...

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Columbia Launches First Student-Run Portfolio Fund

By - Apr 18, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School has launched its first student-led value investing portfolio, known as the 5x5x5 Student Value Investment Fund. The fund, named for its innovative structure, gives students the opportunity to connect value-oriented investment theories to real-world practice as they apply their classroom learning to...

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What Does Columbia Business School Look for in Applicants?

By - Apr 15, 06:44 AM   Comments [0]

Just like people, each MBA program has its own unique personality — and each has its own idea of a perfect match. Knowing what a business school is looking for in potential students can help you frame your skills, experience, and personality around the qualities...

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Choosing Among Multiple Offers of Admission

By - Apr 14, 10:43 AM   Comments [0]

Round Two business school decisions have come pouring in and some MBA applicants face not just two, but three or more offers of admission from their target schools.  Despite the adage, “You can never have too much of a good thing,” in reality, multiple b-school acceptances can...

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4 Key Career Benefits From MBA Programs

By - Apr 13, 10:22 AM   Comments [0]

In one survey, 96 percent of employers said hiring business school graduates creates value for their companies. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Business school graduates benefit not only from a solid return on investment through substantial salary increases, but also...

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Seemingly Similar MBA Applicants, Different Outcomes

By - Apr 12, 05:53 AM   Comments [0]

If Round 2 results from your dream school are in and you didn’t get the news you were hoping for, it can be pretty devastating. After months of hard work on your application and then a few more months of anxiety-ridden waiting, finding out that...

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Chicago Booth Alum Gifts $10M for Veteran MBA Scholarships

By - Apr 11, 06:04 AM   Comments [0]

Military veterans seeking an MBA degree at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business will have a significant leg up, thanks to the $10 million gift from alumnus Eric Gleacher to fund a groundbreaking scholarship program for U.S. veterans. The Gleacher Veteran Scholars Fund will provide...

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INSEAD Deadlines for September 2017, January 2018 Intakes

By - Apr 8, 06:11 AM   Comments [0]

INSEAD has posted the MBA application deadlines for the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes. They are as follows: September 2017 Intake (Class of July 2018) Round 1 Deadline: September 21, 2016 Interview Decision Notification: October 21, 2016 Final Decision Notification: November 25, 2016 Round 2 Deadline: November 30, 2016 Interview Decision Notification: January...

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Georgetown McDonough Partners with Peace Corps for MBA Scholarship Program

By - Apr 6, 05:43 AM   Comments [0]

The Peace Corps has chosen Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business to join its Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship Program, the school announced this week. Coverdell Fellows will receive a rigorous business education that also prepares them to make a positive impact on the community through...

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