Author Archive - stacyblackman

Ask HR: Why Hire MBAs?

By - Aug 6, 06:02 AM   Comments [0]

Special guest post provided by MBA@UNC The demand for candidates who have earned an MBA is clear across all business sectors. According to a Graduate Management Admission Council survey (the administrator of the GMAT), nine out of 10 employers say they expect to maintain or increase...

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3 Ways to Show Business Schools You’ll Make an Impact

By - Aug 5, 06:51 AM   Comments [0]

 This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on Most candidates approach the MBA application process by putting their own needs first. Perhaps you have decided to pursue an MBA because you want to achieve something new, change careers or advance more than you would...

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Tuesday Tips: UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Tips

By - Aug 4, 09:27 AM   Comments [0]

UCLA Anderson is a small and close-knit school with particular focus on entrepreneurship, entertainment, real estate and other major industries in Southern California. While UCLA has a dominant position in the region it is also a nationally known program that will position you well in...

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Get to the Point in Your MBA Essays

By - Aug 3, 06:33 AM   Comments [0]

Have you heard of the STAR interview technique? It’s when an interviewer asks you a behavioral question (which usually begins, “Tell me about a time when you…”) and you respond by laying out the Situation, the Task you were given, the Action you took, and...

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UCLA Anderson Requires 2 Recommendation Letters for Fall 2016 Application

By - Jul 31, 06:21 AM   Comments [0]

The latest post on the MBA Insider’s Blog at UCLA Anderson School of Management reveals that the full-time MBA program will require applicants to submit two letters of recommendation for the class entering in Fall 2016. It seems many applicants in previous years were submitting two...

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UCLA Anderson Reveals New Fall 2016 MBA Essay Question

By - Jul 30, 11:00 AM   Comments [0]

The UCLA Anderson School of Management has updated the one required MBA essay question for the 2015-2016 admissions season. It asks: We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change. With this in mind, what are your goals...

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Paying for Your MBA with Fellowships, Scholarships

By - Jul 29, 06:08 AM   Comments [0]

Business school is an expensive investment, and it’s never too early to start figuring out how you will pay for it. An MBA must be seen as a long-term investment, and fortunately, schools are committed to working with students to find a solution to financing...

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Columbia Business School MBA Application Essay Tips

By - Jul 28, 08:23 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School is highly concerned about fit and your knowledge of the program. New York City is another aspect of the school that pervades its culture and defines some of the unique opportunities of the program. Thorough school research is crucial to your preparation...

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MBA Your Resume

By - Jul 27, 05:32 AM   Comments [0]

First, the (kinda) bad news: it’s unlikely you’ll be able to use the current version of your resume for your business school applications. In fact, you’re probably going to want to spend a significant amount of time on a complete resume overhaul. But the good...

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Fall 2016 MBA Application Deadlines at Cornell’s Johnson School

By - Jul 24, 05:32 AM   Comments [0]

The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University has posted the following MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Round 1 Application deadline: October 1, 2015 Decision notification: December 15, 2015 Round 2 Application deadline: November 17, 2015 Decision notification: February 15, 2016 Round 3 Application deadline: January 15, 2016 Decision notification: March...

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