Author Archive - stacyblackman

Harvard Business School Fall 2017 MBA Essay Question

By - May 12, 11:24 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has introduced a new essay prompt for the 2016-2017 MBA application season. It is as follows: As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program? Per HBS: There...

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Harvard Business School Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

By - May 12, 11:23 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has announced the application deadlines for the 2016-2017 MBA admissions cycle. They are as follows: Round 1 Application due: September 7, 2016 Decision released: December 7, 2016 Round 2 Application due: January 4, 2017 Decision released: March 22, 2017 Round 3 Application due: April 3, 2017 Decision released: May 10, 2017 Applications...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Fall 2017 MBA Essays

By - May 12, 10:52 AM   Comments [0]

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina has posted the essay questions for the 2016-2017 MBA application season. They are as follows: Essay One (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how your professional experience has shaped these goals, why this...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

By - May 12, 10:31 AM   Comments [0]

The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has published the MBA application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions cycle. They are as follows: Round 1 (early action) Application due: October 14, 2016 Decision released: December 12, 2016 Round 2 Application due: December 2, 2016 Decision released: January 30, 2017 Round 3 Application due:...

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Today’s MBA Applicants Know What They Want

By - May 11, 06:54 AM   Comments [0]

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released its 2016 mba.com Prospective Students Survey Report, which shows that business school candidates today consider applying to fewer program types and are more focused on a particular postgraduate career path. On average, prospective students considered 2.8 program types...

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Stacy Blackman’s 2016 B-School Application Survey

By - May 10, 08:25 AM   Comments [0]

2016 could be a life-changing year for you: You may already know that you’ll be headed to business school in the fall, or you might be planning to start your MBA journey now. Either way, exciting things lie ahead. With Round One deadlines just a few...

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Don’t Be ‘Joe MBA’

By - May 9, 09:51 AM   Comments [0]

As you begin to work on your Round 1 MBA materials, we have some advice for you: don’t try to be “Joe MBA.” One of the biggest mistakes we see applicants make is assuming that the surest route to business school admission is playing it safe...

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Motherhood and the MBA

By - May 6, 06:47 AM   Comments [0]

While it’s true that going to business school with children in tow is no cake walk, many MBA moms are finding more resources and support on campus than ever before. With Mother’s Day coming up, I wanted to share this post on being a student...

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B-Schools and Big Data

By - May 4, 11:52 AM   Comments [0]

Just what is Big Data? And how is it used to make real business decisions? Anyone interested in the burgeoning field of business analytics should check out this story in the Wall Street Journal on how the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania is expanding...

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3 Reasons for Rejection From a Dream MBA Program

By - May 3, 06:23 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com If you’ve been feeling down since receiving a rejection letter from your dream business school, I want to offer some insight into why it happened, and remind you why you should keep your chin...

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