Author Archive - stacyblackman

Prepare for Short Answer MBA Application Essays

By - Feb 29, 11:12 AM   Comments [0]

Brainstorm before writing to keep business school essays concise. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Ten years ago, lengthy MBA essays were a staple of business school applications. Flash forward to today, and admissions departments worldwide have reduced the word count...

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Attention, Military MBA Applicants

By - Feb 26, 07:06 AM   Comments [0]

Military MBA applicants tend to blow other candidates out of the water, figuratively speaking, because they have a wealth of experience to draw from at a very young age. In fact, my very first client, many years ago, was in the military. While many candidates can...

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Tuck School Gets Real About Round Three

By - Feb 25, 07:02 AM   Comments [0]

Everyone has an opinion about submitting your MBA application in Round 3—including us here at SBC—and a lot of the conversation circles around how competitive it is and how scarce spots are. While it may seem only candidates who are also Olympic athletes, chess champions, or...

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The Economist Hosts Virtual MBA Fair

By - Feb 24, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

You can never be too prepared for your business school applications, and MBA fairs are a great way to connect with admissions teams while learning about specific programs. MBA fairs that are free and conveniently take place online are even better. At The Economist’s MBA Fair...

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MBA Remains a Strong Value Proposition, Says GMAC Survey

By - Feb 23, 06:09 AM   Comments [0]

The return on investment, or ROI, of a full-time two-year MBA fluctuates in accordance with prevailing economic conditions, yet it has remained positive three years after graduation in 19 of the past 20 years, according to findings in the Graduate Management Admission Council‘s (GMAC) 2016...

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Yes, You Should Thank Your MBA Interviewer

By - Feb 22, 12:45 PM   Comments [0]

Our clients often ask us if they should write thank-you notes to their interviewers. While handwritten messages of appreciation will always be a classy move—and we certainly encourage applicants to write such notes if they’re so inclined—an email message is just as acceptable in this...

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NYU Stern Inaugurates Center for Sustainable Business

By - Feb 19, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

The new Center for Sustainable Business at New York University’s Stern School of Business officially launched this week with $1 million in funding from the Citi Foundation to put its vision—a better world through better business—into practice. For more than a decade, Stern and the Citi...

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Doing an MBA in London

By - Feb 18, 11:30 AM   Comments [0]

According to the latest top MBA salary and job trends report, international study experience is sought by 67 percent of MBA employers, and recruiters say that candidates with international experience outperform those without. If you’ve applied to the MBA program at London Business School or have...

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Sage Advice from Successful MBA Applicants

By - Feb 17, 08:15 AM   Comments [0]

As one group of business school applicants transitions into becoming accepted students, another group is poised to apply later this year. Why not learn from the successes, failures and decisions of those who have already walked your path? Here, we share the insights we believe will...

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Sell Yourself With an MBA Resume

By - Feb 16, 10:47 AM   Comments [0]

Demonstrate sharp communication and leadership skills when discussing your duties at work. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The MBA resume is a whole other animal from the standard curriculum vitae designed to land you a job. The resume you tailor...

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