Author Archive - stacyblackman

HEC Paris Posts January 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Apr 20, 10:49 AM   Comments [0]

HEC Paris has posted the MBA application deadlines for the January 2017 intake. The admissions process at HEC Paris is conducted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and the dates listed below reflect the possibilities for Full-Time and Part-Time applicants. Application Deadline: May 1, 2016 Decision...

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Stanford GSB Announces Fall 2017 MBA Admission Deadlines

By - Apr 20, 10:35 AM   Comments [0]

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced the MBA application deadlines for the Fall 2017 admissions season. Round 1 Application Deadline: September 21, 2016 Notification Date: December 2016 Round 2 Application Deadline: January 10, 2017 Notification Date: March 2017 Round 3 Application Deadline: April 5, 2017 Notification Date: May 2017 Candidates should note that all materials must...

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Wharton Business Plan Competition’s “Great 8” Finalists

By - Apr 20, 06:43 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has announced the “Great Eight” finalists who will compete for over $125,000 in prizes at the Wharton Business Plan Competition Venture Finals coming up on Thursday, April 28, 2016. The Wharton Business Plan Competition “Great Eight” finalists are: Barn Owl Systems...

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What to Do if You Didn’t Get In Anywhere

By - Apr 19, 09:15 AM   Comments [0]

While we know that lots of people are still waiting for the results of their Round 2 application efforts—or are hoping to get off of waitlists or be accepted somewhere in Round 3—we also know there are MBA hopefuls whose journey has come to a...

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Columbia Business School Fall 2017 Deadlines, Essay Questions

By - Apr 19, 06:11 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School has announced the MBA application deadlines and essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions cycle. They are as follows: January 2017 Entry Final Deadline: October 5, 2016 August 2017 Entry Early Decision: October 5, 2016 Merit Fellowship Consideration: January 4, 2017 Regular Decision: April 12, 2017 Essay Questions Goal: What is...

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Columbia Launches First Student-Run Portfolio Fund

By - Apr 18, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School has launched its first student-led value investing portfolio, known as the 5x5x5 Student Value Investment Fund. The fund, named for its innovative structure, gives students the opportunity to connect value-oriented investment theories to real-world practice as they apply their classroom learning to...

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What Does Columbia Business School Look for in Applicants?

By - Apr 15, 06:44 AM   Comments [0]

Just like people, each MBA program has its own unique personality — and each has its own idea of a perfect match. Knowing what a business school is looking for in potential students can help you frame your skills, experience, and personality around the qualities...

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Choosing Among Multiple Offers of Admission

By - Apr 14, 10:43 AM   Comments [0]

Round Two business school decisions have come pouring in and some MBA applicants face not just two, but three or more offers of admission from their target schools.  Despite the adage, “You can never have too much of a good thing,” in reality, multiple b-school acceptances can...

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4 Key Career Benefits From MBA Programs

By - Apr 13, 10:22 AM   Comments [0]

In one survey, 96 percent of employers said hiring business school graduates creates value for their companies. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Business school graduates benefit not only from a solid return on investment through substantial salary increases, but also...

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Seemingly Similar MBA Applicants, Different Outcomes

By - Apr 12, 05:53 AM   Comments [0]

If Round 2 results from your dream school are in and you didn’t get the news you were hoping for, it can be pretty devastating. After months of hard work on your application and then a few more months of anxiety-ridden waiting, finding out that...

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