Author Archive - stacyblackman

MBA Debt Hurts Women More Than Men, Bloomberg Finds

By - Dec 11, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, Bloomberg took a look at the gender pay gap among MBA graduates and found that it will take women an average of one year longer than men to pay back their student loans. According to an analysis of data from its annual ranking...

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Survey Reveals the Study Habits of Top Standardized Test Takers

By - Dec 9, 08:03 AM   Comments [0]

What does it take to get a top score on a standardized exam? The test prep experts at Magoosh surveyed more than 400 students who scored in the top 10% for the GRE, GMAT, SAT and ACT, and have shared those results with us so...

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FT Reveals 2015 Ranking of Best B-Schools in Europe

By - Dec 9, 06:33 AM   Comments [0]

The Financial Times has published its 2015 ranking of the best business schools in Europe, and London Business School takes the top spot for the second year in a row. According to the FT, the methodology for creating this ranking is based on the combined performance...

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Develop a Smart Social Media Strategy for MBA Applications

By - Dec 8, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

Being active on LinkedIn is especially critical to anyone embarking on an MBA career. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com When applying to business school, your MBA essays and interviews are the primary way to market yourself and generate positive attention...

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Make the Most of Each MBA Application Component

By - Dec 7, 09:02 AM   Comments [0]

As you pull together your MBA application materials for Round 2, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the AdCom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply copy and paste bullet points from your resume into your data forms....

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UV Darden Tops Forbes List of Most Satisfied MBAs

By - Dec 4, 06:03 AM   Comments [0]

Wondering which MBA grads feel the most love for their alma mater? According to Forbes‘s list of business schools with the most satisfied MBA graduates, it’s not directly related with the programs that the magazine ranked highest for return on investment back in September. “Grads from...

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Michigan Ross Demystifies Team Exercise with New Video

By - Dec 2, 11:31 AM   Comments [0]

Feeling nervous about what to expect during the team exercise at Michigan Ross School of Business? Soojin Kwon, director of MBA admissions at the Ross School, has just posted this new video, where she answers some of the many questions pouring in from applicants wondering...

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Harvard Business School Expands Peek Program for 2016

By - Dec 2, 11:22 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has announced the initial details for its 2016 Peek Weekend, an educational experience designed to give current college sophomores, juniors, and seniors insight into the Harvard MBA program. From Friday June 10th to Sunday June 12th, Peek Weekend participants will visit the HBS...

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HBS Opens Workspace for Alumni in NYC

By - Dec 1, 06:37 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has announced it will open its first workspace for HBS alumni startups in New York City, which will act as both an ecosystem for high potential ventures, and a community gathering space for alumni who are part of the NYC startup culture. The...

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Time to Thank Your MBA Supporters

By - Nov 30, 06:19 AM   Comments [0]

Last week was Thanksgiving in the United States, and on Thursday, millions of people took a break to reflect on everything they have to be grateful for. It’s a good time for MBA hopefuls to do the same. If you applied to schools in Round 1,...

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