Author Archive - stacyblackman

Popular Stanford GSB Course on Female Entrepreneurship Offers Lessons for All

By - Feb 20, 12:51 PM   Comments [0]

The men who take a Stanford Graduate School of Business course on female entrepreneurship do so for the eye-opening exposure to some of the down-and-dirty aspects of starting your own business. Learning about the strategic and business challenges of entrepreneurship is great, but what about...

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B-School Alumni Report Boost to Earning Power, Career Trajectory

By - Feb 19, 12:04 PM   Comments [0]

Business school alumni earn increased compensation, exercise enhanced purchasing power, consistently climb to the executive ranks, and give overall high marks to the value of their education in driving their professional success, according to new research findings from more than 12,000 graduate business school alumni...

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How to Stand Out in a Group (Interview)

By - Feb 18, 06:03 AM   Comments [0]

Have you been invited to a group interview—or hope you will be soon? Some of the world’s top MBA programs use a team-based interview format, and we won’t be surprised if this trend grows in the future. Business schools want students who will play nice with...

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Economist Ranks B-Schools’ Alumni

By - Feb 16, 11:28 AM   Comments [0]

The single most important thing about business school–besides the educational aspect, of course–is the network you cultivate that will likely shape and propel the rest of your career. The Economist recently revealed its annual alumni ranking of business schools, based on the usefulness of their alumni...

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Harvard Business School Expands HBX Program Eligibility

By - Feb 14, 17:00 PM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School announced this week it will open its online learning platform HBX to students worldwide after two successful trial runs over the past year. Business school website Poets & Quants notes that the program will also be available to students admitted to the...

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Wharton School Offers Business Foundations Specialization

By - Feb 12, 11:47 AM   Comments [0]

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will offer a Business Foundations Specialization series through Coursera, combining the school’s four-course Foundation Series with a Capstone Project that allows participants to apply their knowledge to real-world business problems. The Business Foundations Specialization, taught by Wharton faculty,...

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New MBA Curriculum at Cornell’s Johnson School

By - Feb 12, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

Cornell University’s Johnson School of Graduate Management has officially launched a redesigned curriculum for the two-year MBA program that emphasizes collaboration, leadership, and analytical skills to better prepare students for a technology-driven global business environment. The curriculum, now being fully rolled out to the Class of...

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Steer Clear of the Rumor Mill

By - Feb 11, 06:51 AM   Comments [0]

Did you hear that Stanford is no longer admitting anyone who scored lower than a 700 on the GMAT? Or that HBS already filled up its entire class in Round 1 and won’t actually admit anyone they’re interviewing in Round 2? Or that the way to ace...

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Interview Update from MIT Sloan

By - Feb 10, 11:07 AM   Comments [0]

Mother Nature occasionally has other plans for applicants planning on interviewing on campus at MIT Sloan School of Management. The admissions team noted that the historic snowfalls blanketing the northeast in recent weeks have periodically shut down operations at the school. Today, Tuesday the 10th, is...

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Evaluate 3 Factors When Comparing Business School Acceptances

By - Feb 9, 11:45 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Receiving an offer of admission from one of your target business schools is every MBA hopeful’s dream, and that achievement feels even more amazing when a second or even third offer comes in. After taking...

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