Author Archive - stacyblackman

Ask B-School Alumni These 4 Questions

By - Mar 12, 11:08 AM   Comments [0]

One of the most valuable aspects of attending a top-ranked MBA program is the amazing network you cultivate during those two years. US News has a great article with tips for both applicants and current business school students on connecting with alumni to learn the...

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Wharton to Offer World’s Largest Student-Run Impact Investing Fund

By - Mar 11, 10:41 AM   Comments [0]

This week, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced a new partnership to provide students with world-class experiential training in impact investment through an online crowdfunding platform, and to greatly expand the student-run Wharton Social Venture Fund (WSVF), a flagship program operated under...

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Decision Dilemma: Should You Go to the Next-Best School?

By - Mar 11, 05:59 AM   Comments [0]

Did you give it your all this application season and end up with mixed results? By mixed results we mean that you were dinged by the most competitive schools, but still got in to one or more other quality programs. If that’s the case and...

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Stanford GSB Tops Latest US News B-School Ranking

By - Mar 10, 10:48 AM   Comments [0]

Stanford Graduate School of Business no longer has to share the limelight at the top of U.S. News & World Report’s latest ranking of Best Business Schools for 2016. The three-way tie last year between Stanford, Harvard Business School and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School...

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Study Abroad: Key to Competing in the International Economy

By - Mar 9, 05:19 AM   Comments [0]

How important are travel and education experiences abroad to achieving success in the global economy? That’s almost a trick question, since the answer is a resounding v-e-r-y. The ability to work well internationally with people and cultures other than your own has never been more...

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W. P. Carey Foundation Endows JD/MBA Program at UPenn

By - Mar 6, 11:32 AM   Comments [0]

In recognition of a $10 million endowment from the W. P. Carey Foundation, the JD/MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania will be renamed the Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program. Law and...

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The Michigan Ross ‘Admissions Formula’

By - Mar 5, 06:47 AM   Comments [0]

The admissions team at Michigan Ross School of Business is about a week away from making their admit calls to Round 2 applicants in the U.S. and internationally, and all decisions will be posted by Friday, March 13th. If there’s one question every applicant wishes he...

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Applying to Business School in Round Three

By - Mar 4, 11:34 AM   Comments [0]

Round three is far and away the most difficult round for MBA applicants. You’re competing against stellar candidates from the previous two rounds, and there are relatively few spots available at the end of the application cycle. I recently covered the challenges of round three business...

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Don’t Sabotage Your MBA Efforts

By - Mar 4, 06:39 AM   Comments [0]

In high school or college—or maybe even recently on an important project at work—you might have been able to wait until the last minute to do something and still come out looking like a champ. But we can assure you that won’t be the case...

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Harvard Appoints New iLab Director

By - Mar 3, 11:37 AM   Comments [0]

The Harvard innovation lab will soon have a new managing director with the appointment of Jodi Goldstein, who officially assumes her duties in June following the departure of current Managing Director Gordon Jones, the school announced last week. The i-lab is a university-wide facility that fosters...

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