Author Archive - stacyblackman

Addressing Academic Strengths On MBA Applications

By - Dec 22, 06:39 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Hard data points such as test scores and GPAs carry significant weight as business school admissions committees attempt to determine whether an applicant has the chops to handle the quantitative requirements of an MBA program. While...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Dec 19, 12:25 PM   Comments [0]

Welcome to the end-of-year edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. There was much to celebrate this week as multiple bloggers shared the great news of  getting in to one or more of...

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R1 Decisions from Michigan Ross

By - Dec 19, 11:35 AM   Comments [0]

Moved by the holiday spirit, Soojin Kwon, MBA admissions director at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, tapped into her inner poet for her latest blog post announcing the Round 1 admitted student calls she and her team completed Thursday. All decisions are...

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HEC Paris Creates New Series of MOOCs for 2015

By - Dec 18, 06:02 AM   Comments [0]

Capitalizing on the success of its first massive open online courses, HEC Paris has announced it will launch a series of new MOOCs in 2015. They begin with courses on understanding organizations, social entrepreneurship, technology-based start-ups, and corporate finance. The first four are already open...

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Take a Deep Breath…

By - Dec 17, 08:46 AM   Comments [0]

If you applied to MBA programs in Round 1, this is a really big week: several schools will be releasing their final decisions, and you’ll know the results of all of your hard work at last. We know “The Dreaded Wait” has been tough! If you...

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Northwestern Kellogg Seeks Impactful Leaders

By - Dec 15, 13:06 PM   Comments [0]

Leadership, impact, and interpersonal skills are the latest qualities explored in Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management‘s series of blog posts offering insight into how the MBA admissions committee assesses applicants. Beth Tidmarsh, director of admissions for Kellogg’s full-time MBA programs, notes that, while a candidate...

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Stanford GSB Launches Certificate Program in London

By - Dec 12, 11:29 AM   Comments [0]

Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced it will launch its first Stanford Ignite certificate program in London in September 2015. The 10-week, part-time program will teach innovators how to formulate, develop, and commercialize their ideas. Designed to deliver the same kind of immersive, innovative, and...

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HBS Students Fight Stereotypes with Food Bank Fundraiser

By - Dec 11, 06:28 AM   Comments [0]

The actions of Ben Edelman, the Harvard Business School professor who landed in the national news this week by quarreling with the manager of a Chinese restaurant about a $4 overcharge, have spurred HBS students to publicly denounce his behavior. HBS students often confront the negative...

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Should You Change Your Application Strategy?

By - Dec 10, 09:35 AM   Comments [0]

If you applied to MBA programs in Round 1 and are continuing to submit materials to other schools in Round 2, you may be tempted to mix things up for a couple of applications—especially if you’ve already gotten a few dings. But before you position yourself...

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Round 1 Notification at Harvard Business School

By - Dec 9, 06:50 AM   Comments [0]

In an update to her blog, Dee Leopold, Harvard Business School‘s Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, informed readers that interviewed Round 1 applicants will have a status update on Wednesday, December 10th. At approximately noon Boston time, you may log in to your application...

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