Author Archive - stacyblackman

How to Decide Between MBA Programs

By - Jan 21, 06:37 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance that you’re in a very envious position: you’ve been accepted into more than one MBA program. Congratulations! Let’s just take a moment to appreciate how many people wish they were you right now. We certainly hope you...

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Survey Says MBA Essay Trimming Trend Hasn’t Spread

By - Jan 20, 17:00 PM   Comments [0]

Last week, Kaplan Test Prep revealed the results of its 2014 business school admissions officers survey which found that the vast majority of U.S. MBA programs don’t plan on cutting the number of admissions essays they require applicants to submit. While programs such as those at...

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INSEAD Inaugurates Leadership Development Center

By - Jan 20, 06:28 AM   Comments [0]

INSEAD inaugurated its landmark, S$55 million Leadership Development Centre in Singapore last week, completing the third phase of the school’s major Asia campus expansion. This year marks INSEAD’s fifteenth anniversary in Singapore at the same time as the country celebrates its own fiftieth year of...

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When Your B-School Rejection Makes the News

By - Jan 16, 06:52 AM   Comments [0]

A popular MBA applicant blogger this season who goes by the moniker Grant Me Admission woke up to a huge surprise earlier this week when he found out the profile about his journey to b-school originally published on Poets & Quants had found its way...

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Michigan Ross School Gets $20M for New Leadership Center

By - Jan 15, 12:46 PM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has received a $20 million gift from former General Mills CEO Stephen Sanger and his wife Karen Sanger to launch a new center that will expand the school’s leadership development programming. According to an announcement made Thursday by...

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Should You Consider Applying in Round 3?

By - Jan 14, 06:58 AM   Comments [0]

You tried your best, but you just couldn’t pull together all of your business school materials before Round 2 deadlines hit. Now what should you do? Isn’t Round 3 where MBA applications go to die? Not always. In general, it is tougher to earn a spot at...

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UV Darden School Names Scott Beardsley as Dean

By - Jan 12, 18:49 PM   Comments [0]

The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has appointed Scott Beardsley as its next dean, effective August 1. Beardsley succeeds Robert F. Bruner, who is completing his 10th year as dean, and last year announced his plans to return to the faculty at the...

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Build an Effective MBA Application as a Female Candidate

By - Jan 12, 06:35 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com It’s tempting to dismiss the idea that female MBA applicants can benefit from targeted tips when applying to business school as out of touch or old fashioned. But the reality is that women are still considered...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Jan 9, 12:06 PM   Comments [0]

Welcome back to Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. This was a busy week as multiple bloggers submitted Round 2 applications, and the new year sparked reflection and shifts in goals that better reflect...

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Strong Job Market Predicted for 2015 B-School Graduates

By - Jan 8, 06:38 AM   Comments [0]

What turned out to be a strong job market for business school and management degree graduates in 2014 should continue into 2015, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council‘s (GMAC) Year-End Poll of Employers, released Wednesday. This year’s hiring outlook holds steady for 2015 graduates as...

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