Author Archive - stacyblackman

3 Reasons Future Entrepreneurs Need an MBA, and 1 Exception

By - Sep 7, 07:37 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. If you’re planning on launching your own company, you don’t need to go to business school, right? Many would-be entrepreneurs think that a brilliant idea alone will take them to the top, just as...

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Should You Be ‘Strategic’ About Your MBA Career Goals?

By - Sep 6, 06:14 AM   Comments [0]

When you pull together your MBA application materials, you might find yourself stumped (in a few different ways) about how to explain your career goals. Thankfully, as we wrote about last month, the adcom isn’t going to hold you to what you write in your...

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HEC Paris Fall 2017 Application Deadlines and Essays

By - Sep 2, 09:17 AM   Comments [0]

Here are the upcoming deadlines and essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season at HEC Paris. The admissions process at this prestigious European business school operates on on a rolling basis throughout the year and aims to take applicants through the entire process from submission to decision...

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Yale SOM to Cap Full-Time MBA Class Size

By - Sep 1, 12:22 PM   Comments [0]

In an effort to preserve its unique and close-knit culture, the Yale School of Management has announced it will put the brakes on the ballooning admissions increases it has seen over the past six years and cap the class at around 340 students. According to the Yale News, the...

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Wharton Announces Application Fee Waiver for Military Veterans

By - Aug 31, 07:21 AM   Comments [0]

Starting this admissions season, military veterans applying to the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will not have to pay an application fee. In an announcement recently posted to the Wharton MBA admissions blog, Maryellen Reilly Lamb, Deputy Vice Dean of MBA Admissions, Financial Aid and Career Management, explained...

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Tuesday Tips: Kelley School of Business at Indiana University 2017 Essay Tips

By - Aug 30, 08:19 AM   Comments [0]

Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is a top-tier business school with an innovative program. From the moment you decide to attend Kelley you will be focusing on your career and leadership development. You’ll receive personalized coaching, leadership training, and real-world industry projects within the...

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Make the Most of Your MBA Essays

By - Aug 29, 11:06 AM   Comments [0]

Essay-writing is a funny thing. Before you dive into your MBA applications, 400 or 500 words can seem like the equivalent of a doorstop-size Russian novel. But once you really get going on your first drafts, you quickly realize just how little space you have...

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Alumni Gift Launches NYU Stern Venture Fellows Program

By - Aug 26, 11:28 AM   Comments [0]

New York University Stern School of Business has announced the establishment of The NYU Stern Venture Fellows Program with a $1 million gift from technology executive and alumnus David Ko and his wife Jennifer Ko. With this gift, Stern MBAs will have the opportunity to apply to...

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What Burning Man and B-School Have in Common

By - Aug 25, 07:24 AM   Comments [0]

As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, I’m highlighting some of my favorite blog posts from along the way that I think will really resonate with applicants who are gearing up for submission this fall.  Enjoy! I’m devoting today’s post to Burning Man, the late-summer ritual that...

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Weigh Being a Generalist, Specialist in Business School

By - Aug 24, 07:06 AM   Comments [0]

After the Great Recession hit in 2008, business schools started ramping up their menu of specializations to meet the demand of students eager to differentiate themselves as experts in a given area. This expansion into concentrations has become a way for schools to innovate while they...

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