Author Archive - stacyblackman

Navigate a Job Change While Applying to Business Schools

By - Dec 8, 09:40 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Think about what you would you do if you needed to move into a new job just a few months before submitting your MBA applications. Or, maybe there’s an intriguing career prospect on the...

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Round 3 Attracts Maverick MBA Applicants

By - Dec 5, 12:16 PM   Comments [0]

Round three is far and away the most competitive round in MBA admissions. Almost all of the seats have already been filled, and applications submitted this late in the game need to be absolutely amazing…and come with some sort of explanation as to why the...

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UC Berkeley Haas to Build State-of-the-Art ‘Learning Laboratory’

By - Dec 5, 06:20 AM   Comments [0]

UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is constructing a six-story, 80,000 square-foot academic building devoted entirely to student learning and interaction, Haas School Dean Rich Lyons announced Thursday. Image courtesy of Berkeley-Haas. Illustration: Jeff Stikeman. The North Academic Building, as it will be known, will have state-of-the...

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How Does Kellogg Assess MBA Applicants?

By - Dec 4, 11:14 AM   Comments [0]

MBA hopefuls are always looking for clues as to how the admissions process works. With that in mind, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has attempted to demystify the applicant assessment process with a series of blog posts this week. Beth Tidmarsh, director of admissions for...

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Is it Time to Hedge Your Round 1 Bets?

By - Dec 3, 06:44 AM   Comments [0]

If you applied to schools in Round 1 and are still waiting for final decisions to be released over the next few weeks, you have an important decision to make. Do you want to: Start working diligently on Round 2 applications in the event that things don’t...

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FT Crowns London Business School in 2014 European Ranking

By - Dec 2, 11:57 AM   Comments [0]

For the first time since 2005, London Business School has reclaimed the top spot in the Financial Times 2014 ranking of European business schools, knocking last year’s joint winners–HEC Paris and IE Business School–into second and third place, respectively. According to the FT, the methodology for...

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New Look, Home for Chicago Booth Student Blog

By - Dec 1, 06:56 AM   Comments [0]

The MBA student blog at Chicago Booth School of Business has a new look and a new home, Kurt Ahlm, Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Admissions, recently shared. If you’re an applicant who’s interested in learning about the Chicago Booth community and student life, check...

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Taking Your GMAT Score to the Next Level

By - Nov 28, 06:20 AM   Comments [0]

Guest post by Rich Cohen, Co-Founder, EMPOWERgmat The process of putting together a study plan for tackling the GMAT can be a daunting one. First, there are a myriad of different resources. Second, it’s tough to predict how much time will be required. Third, there’s no...

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3 Challenges Facing B-School Recruitment

By - Nov 26, 17:00 PM   Comments [0]

Top MBA programs worldwide value diversity because the presence of distinctly different points of view usually leads to more enriching discussions in the classroom and beyond. However, there are challenges to creating a diversified cohort, as Diana Sloan, director of Graduate Marketing & Alumni Relations at...

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Time to Thank Those Supporting Your MBA Dream

By - Nov 26, 06:07 AM   Comments [0]

It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States, and on Thursday, millions of people will take 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 only applied to schools in Round...

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