Author Archive - stacyblackman

Pay Less for Your MBA

By - Mar 24, 07:44 AM   Comments [0]

Whether you’re a new admit (congrats!), current MBA or alum, your degree has probably come with a price tag of roughly $200,000. Oy. Figuring out how to pay for such a large sum can be intimidating and challenging. The good news is that CommonBond is...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Reapplying to Business School

By - Mar 23, 09:33 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Many business schools, even the most elite and well-ranked ones, welcome re-applicants. Reapplying to school shows you are very serious about your interest in the business school program. The best way to approach the reapplication process when...

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Cornell’s Johnson School Bolsters Admissions Team

By - Mar 20, 10:51 AM   Comments [0]

Cornell University’s Johnson School has further strengthened its admissions team as part of the school’s recent revamp of the two-year MBA curriculum.  This week, Johnson announced it has brought Judi Byers on board as the new executive director of MBA admissions and financial aid. Byers...

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Advice from an Early Career MBA

By - Mar 19, 09:32 AM   Comments [0]

Whether or not Chicago Booth School of Business is on your short list, the recently revamped Booth Experience blog, written and managed by students, regularly offers guidance on subjects that are universally interesting for all MBA applicants. This week, second-year student and frequent blog contributor Alex...

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Challenges and Opportunities for Female MBA Applicants

By - Mar 18, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

As a female MBA and entrepreneur and businessperson, I know that women can more than handle business school and the application process just as well or better than anyone.  Stereotypes do persist, however, and the reality is that women pursuing graduate management education are still...

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Hot MBA Jobs of the Future

By - Mar 17, 10:20 AM   Comments [0]

Are you wondering what the hot MBA jobs of the future will be? Take a look at these six up-and-coming jobs that US News & World Report highlights as well-suited for business school graduates. Not surprising, they all command solid salaries, and the US Bureau...

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3 Bad Reasons to Get an MBA

By - Mar 16, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com There are many reasons why an MBA degree is a great way to turbocharge your career, and this blog has covered several of them. But there are also bad reasons for going to business school....

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B-Schools Teach American-Style Networking Skills

By - Mar 13, 11:34 AM   Comments [0]

We’ve recently covered the topic of travel and study abroad on this blog as a key toward gaining cross-cultural competence for American students and professionals. But attaining a level of comfort in unfamiliar settings applies equally to international students studying business in the United States. Recently,...

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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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