Author Archive - stacyblackman

Use Your Network to Help You Get Into Business School

By - Sep 29, 09:03 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on While everyone agrees the network you build during business school is one of the top benefits of earning an MBA degree, the best time to start networking is long before you apply. Keep in mind...

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Why Do You Need an MBA?

By - Sep 28, 05:09 AM   Comments [0]

There’s a lot to think about when you’re pulling together your business school application materials. You’ve got to make sure your resume is in top shape, that your recommenders will have their letters uploaded on time, that your essays are compelling and position you well—the...

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New Immersive Seminars at Columbia Business School

By - Sep 25, 05:24 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School recently launched a new immersive experience for its full-time MBA students that provides students the chance to interact with C-suite executives and discuss the future of business, ongoing challenges, opportunities, and strategies at play. The inaugural seminars, led by Columbia Business School faculty...

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HBS Announces Interview Invitation Plan

By - Sep 24, 05:32 AM   Comments [0]

The admissions team at Harvard Business School is still buried in Round 1 applications, but admissions director Dee Leopold updated her blog this week to let anxious candidates know the timeline for upcoming interview invitations. Invitations and detailed procedural instructions will go out over three days—October...

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GMAC Releases 2015 B-School Application Trends

By - Sep 23, 05:21 AM   Comments [0]

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released the findings of its 2015 Application Trends Survey, which show the majority of full-time MBA programs — in both two-year and one-year formats — report increases in application volume compared with last year and 10 years ago. Among...

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Harvard Business School Introduces Case Method Podcast

By - Sep 22, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Last week, Harvard Business School announced the launch of a new online series called Cold Call, which takes the school’s legendary case method and distills it into podcast form. The podcast takes its name from the HBS tradition of beginning each class with a “cold call,”...

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4 Things to Know Before Going to Business School

By - Sep 21, 06:42 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on Even though many incoming first-year MBA students think they have a pretty good idea of what awaits them, there’s always something about business school that takes them by surprise. Whether you are a member of...

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Big Donation Further Funds Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus

By - Sep 18, 08:40 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School announced yesterday that alumnus Henry Kravis has increased his gift to the school to $125 million, up from $100 million, in celebration of  Columbia Business School’s Centennial anniversary. The major donation further funds the new Manhattanville Campus, located between West 125th and West...

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How Do You Know if You’re Ready for B-School?

By - Sep 17, 06:19 AM   Comments [0]

Is there such a thing as a right time to apply for an MBA? Many prospective b-school applicants confront this question when they feel that their current career trajectory has stalled. For others, pursuing an MBA straight out of undergrad is a no-brainer, as they...

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The Economist Hosts Virtual MBA Fair

By - Sep 16, 03:59 AM   Comments [0]

Business school is a hefty investment in both time and dollars, so you need to arm yourself with all the information you can about the programs that interest you. After all, you can never know too much! A great way to learn about several schools in...

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