Author Archive - stacyblackman

New Social Impact Fund at UNC Kenan-Flagler

By - Mar 2, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

Students at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School are going to invest real money using socially responsible principles through a new $250,00o public equity fund managed by both MBAs and undergrads. UNC Kenan-Flagler has a variety of student-run funds that collectively manage more than...

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Dean Lyons on 5 Years of Haas Defining Principles

By - Feb 27, 06:48 AM   Comments [0]

When the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business introduced its new curriculum five years ago, the emphasis would be on creating innovative leaders. Haas students have a distinct profile in the marketplace: MBAs who have tried unusual things, taken risks, and explored new frontiers. The school...

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Survey Says American MBA Programs Prepare Students Better Than Anywhere Else

By - Feb 26, 12:05 PM   Comments [0]

MBA programs in the United States feel overwhelmingly confident that their graduates are prepared for today’s workforce—and that they are better prepared than their European and Asian counterparts. According to a Kaplan Test Prep survey of over 200 top business schools across the United States, a...

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Mind Your Manners

By - Feb 25, 06:09 AM   Comments [0]

Our clients often ask us if they should write thank-you notes to their interviewers. While handwritten messages of appreciation will always be a classy move—and we certainly encourage applicants to write such notes if they’re so inclined—an email message is just as acceptable in this...

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Michigan Ross to Release Early Deny Decisions

By - Feb 24, 11:58 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business continues to streamline and improve the transparency of MBA admissions by piloting a new process that will release unsuccessful applicants from Rounds 1 and 2 before the official Round 2 notification date on March 13th to give...

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HBS Dominates in B-School ‘Oscars’

By - Feb 24, 06:47 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School took home a whopping six awards and experienced its best showing ever at the 2015 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...

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Face the Challenge of Round 3 Business School Applications

By - Feb 23, 10:18 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Round three is the most competitive one at most business schools, since the vast majority of acceptances happen in the first two rounds. If you weren’t able to apply earlier because you were busy...

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Popular Stanford GSB Course on Female Entrepreneurship Offers Lessons for All

By - Feb 20, 12:51 PM   Comments [0]

The men who take a Stanford Graduate School of Business course on female entrepreneurship do so for the eye-opening exposure to some of the down-and-dirty aspects of starting your own business. Learning about the strategic and business challenges of entrepreneurship is great, but what about...

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B-School Alumni Report Boost to Earning Power, Career Trajectory

By - Feb 19, 12:04 PM   Comments [0]

Business school alumni earn increased compensation, exercise enhanced purchasing power, consistently climb to the executive ranks, and give overall high marks to the value of their education in driving their professional success, according to new research findings from more than 12,000 graduate business school alumni...

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How to Stand Out in a Group (Interview)

By - Feb 18, 06:03 AM   Comments [0]

Have you been invited to a group interview—or hope you will be soon? Some of the world’s top MBA programs use a team-based interview format, and we won’t be surprised if this trend grows in the future. Business schools want students who will play nice with...

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