Author Archive - stacyblackman

5 Don’ts for Managing MBA Recommendation Writers

By - Aug 19, 09:31 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on I recently got off the phone with a business school applicant who believes poor recommendations were a key reason she was not admitted to school last year. She carefully selected her recommenders and gave them...

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London Business School Fall 2016 MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 18, 13:16 PM   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 employers in both the US and Europe. LBS...

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Michigan Ross Reports Record GMAT Scores for Class of 2017

By - Aug 18, 09:55 AM   Comments [0]

What do a Broadway violinist, a former White House aide, the founders of a single origin Colombian coffee company, and a former member of a boy band in Taiwan have in common? For one, they are all members of the MBA class of 2017 at...

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How to Think (and Write) About Your Career Goals

By - Aug 17, 06:16 AM   Comments [0]

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” You were probably asked this question all of the time as a little kid. Thanks to your business school applications, you’ll have to answer it again. Only now you must envision where you’ll be in your...

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Kelley School Fall 2016 MBA Application Deadlines, Essay Questions

By - Aug 14, 10:44 AM   Comments [0]

Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business has posted the following MBA application deadlines and essay prompts for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Early Round Deadline: October 15, 2015 Notification by: December 20, 2015 Priority Round Deadline: January 5, 2016 Notification by: March 15, 2016 Third Round Deadline: March 1, 2016 Notification by: April 30, 2016 Final...

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MBA Students Hit Campus Early to Brush Up Skills, Network

By - Aug 13, 10:32 AM   Comments [0]

While classes may not officially start for weeks, a new article in the Wall Street Journal reports that more and more MBA students are coming to campus early to participate in the crash quant courses traditionally offered to bring candidates from non-finance backgrounds up to...

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B-School Deans Convene at White House to Promote Women in Business

By - Aug 12, 09:38 AM   Comments [0]

Business schools play a critical role in helping workers, companies, and leaders adapt to meet the needs of the 21st-century workforce. On August 5th, the Council on Women and Girls and the Council of Economic Advisers hosted a convening at the White House focusing on...

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London Business School Fall 2016 MBA Essay Questions

By - Aug 11, 14:47 PM   Comments [0]

The application for the August 2016 intake at London Business School is now open, and the MBA essay questions are as follows: Essay One: What are your post-MBA plans and how will your past experience and the London Business School programme contribute? (500 words) Essay Two: What...

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Use Social Media to Your Advantage

By - Aug 10, 06:08 AM   Comments [0]

We’re going to tell you something you probably already know: if you’re applying to an MBA program this year, be careful about what you post online. It’s possible that business school AdCom members could do a quick search on your name before admitting you to...

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What’s it Like to Work with the SBC Team?

By - Aug 7, 06:28 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 an experienced consultant can always help, whether you are a first-time or a repeat business school applicant, whether...

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