Author Archive - stacyblackman

Big Donation Further Funds Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus

By - Sep 18, 08:40 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School announced yesterday that alumnus Henry Kravis has increased his gift to the school to $125 million, up from $100 million, in celebration of  Columbia Business School’s Centennial anniversary. The major donation further funds the new Manhattanville Campus, located between West 125th and West...

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How Do You Know if You’re Ready for B-School?

By - Sep 17, 06:19 AM   Comments [0]

Is there such a thing as a right time to apply for an MBA? Many prospective b-school applicants confront this question when they feel that their current career trajectory has stalled. For others, pursuing an MBA straight out of undergrad is a no-brainer, as they...

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The Economist Hosts Virtual MBA Fair

By - Sep 16, 03:59 AM   Comments [0]

Business school is a hefty investment in both time and dollars, so you need to arm yourself with all the information you can about the programs that interest you. After all, you can never know too much! A great way to learn about several schools in...

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Stanford GSB’s Dean Saloner to Step Down

By - Sep 15, 06:29 AM   Comments [0]

Dean Garth Saloner of the Stanford Graduate School of Business announced Monday that he plans to step down at the end of this academic year. His decision was prompted by increased media attention and scrutiny due to an ongoing lawsuit brought by a former professor...

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Stanford GSB Tops Forbes ROI Ranking…Again

By - Sep 14, 08:17 AM   Comments [0]

Last week, Forbes released its 2015 ranking of the best business schools in the United States based on the return on investment (ROI) of the MBA Class of 2010 grads. For the second straight time, Stanford Graduate School of Business nudged out Harvard Business School...

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Show Your School Pride and Win $1,000 with the #LookatmyMBA Video Contest

By - Sep 14, 05:43 AM   Comments [0]

It takes a lot of hard work to get into a top business school, and we know that school spirit and pride run super strong, from Day One on campus to years later, as an alumni. If you’re currently at business school, earned your MBA...

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ROI of an MBA

By - Sep 10, 06:02 AM   Comments [0]

A master’s degree in business is now the most popular graduate degree in America, according to the U.S. Department of Education. But while there is clear demand for MBAs, some experts continue to question the value of an MBA – more specifically the return on investment. To...

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MBA Essay Advice for Harvard Business School

By - Sep 9, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

Today’s the Round 1 deadline at Harvard Business School, but if you’re still planning on applying in Rounds 2 or 3, you’ll want to take a look at some of the essay advice I shared in a recent Business Insider article. Unlike last season, when the...

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Attention MBA Applicants: Beware of Friendly Advice!

By - Sep 7, 05:59 AM   Comments [0]

As Round 1 deadlines near, you’ll probably think about asking a trusted friend or family member to review your materials. There are obvious benefits to having a fresh set of eyes on your work, but there can also be a few drawbacks. The upside to someone...

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HBS Dean Nohria Discusses Value of the MBA

By - Sep 4, 05:39 AM   Comments [0]

The debate over whether the MBA degree is overrated never seems to get old, thanks to the media’s regular stoking of the topic. We thought we’d share with you today this new Bloomberg interview with Harvard Business School dean Nitin Nohria, an obvious proponent of...

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