Author Archive - stacyblackman

How B-School Students Can Choose an MBA Concentration

By - Jun 30, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com The MBA degree is general by nature, as it’s designed to train students for careers managing any area of business. Students typically spend the first year of business school studying a core set of...

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The Most LGBT Friendly B-Schools

By - Jun 30, 05:21 AM   Comments [0]

Friendfactor, the LGBT rights organization for straight friends founded in 2009, has announced the results of its second MBA Ally Challenge, a friendly competition among business schools to build as many impactful ally initiatives as they can over the course of the school year. The MBA Ally...

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Who Thinks Up Those MBA Essay Questions?

By - Jun 26, 11:59 AM   Comments [0]

With so many elite schools either reducing the number of required essays in recent years, or getting really creative with their prompts—anyone remember Berkeley Haas‘s “If you could choose one song that expresses who you are, what is it and why?”—many applicants probably wonder just...

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Score Preview Added to GMAT

By - Jun 25, 14:44 PM   Comments [0]

Prospective business students taking the GMAT exam will now be able to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or cancel them, the Graduate Management Admission Council has announced. The score reporting feature is available to all test takers and will take effect at...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler 2014-2015 Essay Topics

By - Jun 24, 10:46 AM   Comments [0]

The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has announced the two required essays and two optional essay questions for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. Essay One (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how: your professional experience has shaped these goals; why...

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Tuesday Tips: Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips

By - Jun 24, 10:44 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia’s updated essay questions are consistent with last year, with a new video about Columbia and New York City as a defining feature. As usual, Columbia is highly concerned about fit and your knowledge of the program. Before you get started with this set of...

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MBA Grads Still Need to Master Social Media

By - Jun 24, 10:32 AM   Comments [0]

While we all know social media use has exploded over the past decade, some MBA graduates are still operating like its 1999 when it comes to maximizing its benefits from a professional standpoint. In BusinessWeek’s latest article on working social media at the beginning of your...

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Boost Your Candidacy with a Pre-MBA Prep Plan

By - Jun 24, 10:06 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re thinking seriously about attending business school in a few years, I have great news for you. Three years is ample time to do several things that will strengthen your MBA application and make you a much more desirable candidate at the top-ranked schools. In...

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Duke Fuqua 2014-2015 Essay Topics

By - Jun 23, 09:49 AM   Comments [0]

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has announced the essay questions for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. Required Short Answer Questions Instructions: Answer all 3 of the following questions. For each short answer question, respond in 250 characters only (the equivalent of about 50 words). What are your...

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Darden School of Business 2014-2015 Deadlines

By - Jun 19, 09:38 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced the application deadlines for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season. Round One Deadline: October 10, 2014 Decision: December 17, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 7, 2015 Decision: March 25, 2015 Round 3 Deadline: April 1, 2015 Decision: May 6, 2015 The MBA application will be available...

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