Author Archive - stacyblackman

Will Your Social Media Profile Hurt or Help Your MBA Application?

By - Jun 2, 10:42 AM   Comments [0]

Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post updates on Facebook? If so, you might want to make sure your online presence won’t derail your MBA application efforts. If...

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Comparing Regional MBAs With Big-Name B-Schools

By - Jun 2, 05:35 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com While much of my MBA consulting work is with clients who aspire to attend one of the top business schools, focusing solely on the top ten programs is not the best choice for every...

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Tuck School of Business 2014-2015 Essay Prompts

By - May 30, 10:17 AM   Comments [0]

The Tuck 360 MBA Blog of Darmouth’s Tuck School of Business recently previewed the essay questions that will appear in the upcoming Class of 2017 application, which goes live later this summer. Essay 1 Why is an MBA a critical next step toward your short- and long-term...

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Harvard Business School Application Deadlines

By - May 30, 10:04 AM   Comments [0]

The application deadlines for the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2017 have been announced. The three rounds are: Round 1 Deadline: September 9, 2014 Notification: December 2014 (Date TBA) Round 2 Deadline: January 5, 2015 Notification: March 2015 (Date TBA) Round 3 Deadline: April 6, 2015 Notification: May 2015 (Date TBA) Application materials must...

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Yale SOM 2014-2015 MBA Application Deadlines

By - May 30, 09:53 AM   Comments [0]

The Yale School of Management has announced the deadlines for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. The three deadlines are: Round 1 Deadline: September 18, 2014 Decision: December 8, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 8, 2015 Decision: March 27, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: April 23, 2015 Decision: May 25, 2015 The online application for the Yale...

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NYU Stern 2014-2015 MBA Essay Questions

By - May 30, 09:43 AM   Comments [0]

New York University’s Stern School of Business has posted the two required and one optional essay included in the MBA Class of 2017 application. NYU Stern anticipates the application will go live in August after undergoing annual updates. Essay 1:  Professional Aspirations (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point...

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How Does Social Media Fit Into Your MBA Application Strategy?

By - May 28, 08:51 AM   Comments [0]

In the era of social media saturation, business school hopefuls have to think about more than just drafting memorable essays, nailing interviews and marketing themselves effectively during the MBA application process. Today’s applicants must scrutinize their public persona on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and elsewhere to make...

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Rethinking MBA Rankings

By - May 28, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

MBA rankings are a tricky subject. Most applicants put an enormous amount of credence in them when making their school selections, but the results aren’t always as clear-cut as they seem. The various media outlets that publish this information each have a specific focal point,...

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MBA Admissions Counseling: What You Pay and What You Get

By - May 28, 05:18 AM   Comments [0]

Those who are new to the MBA admissions process often wonder whether they should engage the services of a professional consultant, and if so, to what extent. I believe a consultant can always help, whether you are a first-time or a repeat business school applicant, whether you...

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Tuesday Tips: Harvard Business School MBA Application Essay Tips 2014

By - May 27, 10:03 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has decided to repeat the same essay question this year as originally used in last year’s application cycle. Though the admissions committee said they were planning to change the essay questions every year, it turned out that the one open-ended essay was...

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