Author Archive - stacyblackman

How to Identify a Strong MBA Essay

By - Mar 11, 08:04 AM   Comments [0]

I recently stumbled across this quiz on Harvard Business Review—Do You Know What a Strong B-School Application Looks Like—and I think it’s a great tool to illustrate  exactly what makes for a powerful or weak answer to some of the most common MBA essay questions. You...

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What Are My Round 3 Chances?

By - Mar 10, 11:14 AM   Comments [0]

Round 3 deadlines are nearly upon us, and while the final round is the biggest gamble of the application cycle, schools have that round for a reason and use it to admit those stellar students that add something really special to their classes. “We actually enjoy...

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Michigan Ross Kicks Off Annual Immersive MAP Program

By - Mar 8, 07:13 AM   Comments [0]

This week, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business kicks off its annual Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) program, which embeds teams of students into a company or nonprofit to enhance their leadership skills and apply concepts from the classroom to real life business challenges. Each...

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Negotiating MBA Merit Scholarships

By - Mar 7, 07:32 AM   Comments [0]

Being accepted into an MBA program is a major accomplishment that makes the months of application preparation (and worrying) all worth it. Icing on the cake is learning that you’ve also been awarded a merit scholarship. If you suddenly find yourself with a financial incentive to...

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Multinational Cases Dominated in B-School ‘Oscars’

By - Mar 4, 11:44 AM   Comments [0]

INSEAD and Harvard Business School were the top performers at the 2016 annual Case Centre Awards, a celebration of excellence in case writing and teaching from across the globe that are now considered the case method community’s annual ‘Oscars.’ Awards for cases are presented for nine...

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Think Through Your Post-MBA Career Goals

By - Mar 3, 12:53 PM   Comments [0]

While you don’t need to have your career goals set in stone when you apply to business school, you should have a very clear idea of how the MBA degree will help you prepare for your future career. The full-time MBA admissions blog at Chicago Booth...

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Columbia Business School Hosts Branding, Technology Conference

By - Mar 2, 11:37 AM   Comments [0]

Next week, Columbia Business School‘s Center on Global Brand Leadership will host BRITE ’16, an annual conference that focuses on emerging trends in technology, innovation, culture, and branding. The event, taking place March 7-8th, brings together nearly 600 leaders from an array of industries to discuss...

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UVA Darden Launches ‘IDEA’ Course

By - Mar 1, 08:25 AM   Comments [0]

First-year students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business will tackle some of the business world’s biggest problems as part of the new “Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship in Action” (IDEA) course, which debuted February 23rd. In this class, teams of students will work with...

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Prepare for Short Answer MBA Application Essays

By - Feb 29, 11:12 AM   Comments [0]

Brainstorm before writing to keep business school essays concise. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Ten years ago, lengthy MBA essays were a staple of business school applications. Flash forward to today, and admissions departments worldwide have reduced the word count...

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Attention, Military MBA Applicants

By - Feb 26, 07:06 AM   Comments [0]

Military MBA applicants tend to blow other candidates out of the water, figuratively speaking, because they have a wealth of experience to draw from at a very young age. In fact, my very first client, many years ago, was in the military. While many candidates can...

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