Author Archive - stacyblackman

Is an MD/MBA Degree Right for You?

By - Oct 3, 14:00 PM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week, The Atlantic published an in-depth piece exploring the rise of the M.D./MBA degree. It seems there’s been an explosion of joint MD/MBA programs in the United States, growing from six to 65 in 20 years, The Atlantic reports, noting that from 2011 and...

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Wharton MBA Class of ’16’s Entrepreneurial Mindset

By - Oct 3, 05:20 AM   Comments [0]

It seems this year’s incoming MBA students to University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are an incredibly entrepreneurial-minded bunch, with 5% coming in with prior entrepreneurship experience, and 23% who say they plan to start their own company after graduation. “In addition, 82 students in the Class...

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Tuesday Tips: Cornell MBA Essay Tips

By - Sep 30, 17:33 PM   Comments [0]

Over the past several years Cornell’s Johnson MBA program has revamped everything from the curriculum, to the programs offered by the school to the application process. Candidates can now choose between a traditional two-year full time MBA program and a one-year program designed for focused...

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Applications Rising for Two-Year MBA Programs

By - Sep 30, 07:38 AM   Comments [0]

For a third straight year, applications to full-time, two-year MBA programs showed marked growth, according to the 2014 Application Trends Survey, released by the Graduate Management Admission Council. By comparison, the survey reported a flattening or decrease in applications to other graduate management program types. The...

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Beyonce Profiled in New HBS Case Study

By - Sep 30, 05:45 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School will publish a new case study next week examining Beyoncé’s stealth release of her self-titled 2013 “visual album” from a variety of business-related perspectives, the Harvard Gazette reports. To refresh your memory, Beyoncé and her entire management team and corporate partners kept the...

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Tuesday Tips: London Business School MBA Essay Tips

By - Sep 30, 04:42 AM   Comments [0]

London Business School is a close-knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top-ranked programs in the world, LBS is equally valued by recruiters in both the US and Europe. LBS...

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Michigan Ross Students Launch Private Equity Club

By - Sep 29, 10:01 AM   Comments [0]

Two students at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business have started the school’s first private equity club to strengthen the relationship between students interested in the industry and professionals. The group, called Michigan Ross Private Equity, was formed by founder and co-president Greg Sanker....

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Know Parents’ Role in the MBA Admissions Process

By - Sep 29, 05:56 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com If Mom and Dad are actively involved in your MBA application process, then it might be time to rethink their role at this critical career crossroads. The admissions committee wants to see applicants with demonstrated...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Sep 28, 22:00 PM   Comments [0]

Welcome to the latest edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. This week, MBA bloggers look forward to a sleepless first year, lay out their essay strategies, and think up an entirely new...

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Enrollment Flags for Women Pursuing the MBA

By - Sep 25, 11:08 AM   Comments [0]

As more and more business schools publish their MBA class profiles for the incoming class, it has become clear that despite all the discussion of women and MBAs of 2013, female enrollment numbers overall have stagnated. While a few schools, such as UC Berkeley Haas School...

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