Author Archive - stacyblackman

Apply Now for McKinsey Emerging Scholars

By - Mar 28, 08:57 AM   Comments [0]

Are you headed to a full-time MBA program at one of the top-tier business schools this Fall? Then consider applying for a McKinsey-sponsored scholarship opportunity for outstanding pre-MBA students. The Emerging Scholars program offers  a monetary award, individual mentorship with McKinsey consultants, and an opportunity to...

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Harvard Business School Names New Head of MBA Admissions

By - Mar 25, 05:24 AM   Comments [0]

A five-month search culminated yesterday with Harvard Business School’s announcement that Chad Losee, Harvard MBA Class of 2013, will be its next Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. Losee will succeed Dee Leopold, who has headed the school’s MBA selection process since 2006. Leopold...

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Plan Ahead and Positively Impact your MBA Application

By - Mar 24, 06:13 AM   Comments [0]

Many b-school aspirants see the spring and summer solely as a time to take a GMAT prep course. They often wait until they are neck deep in the process of writing their essays and compiling all of their other application materials to identify the elements...

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B-School Deans to Discuss Future of Management Ed.

By - Mar 23, 10:09 AM   Comments [0]

“Focusing on creating flexible, adept leaders is critical for business schools to continue attracting top talent,” says Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School. This underlying sentiment will serve as the foundation for a landmark discussion between the deans of the nation’s top business schools...

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When to Consider Retaking the GMAT

By - Mar 22, 09:33 AM   Comments [0]

The GMAT. It’s an acronym that can strike fear into the hearts of many a prospective MBA student. And for good reason: while your GMAT score is still just one data point for the AdCom to consider out of your entire package, it’s often viewed...

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Weigh if an MBA Makes Financial Sense

By - Mar 21, 09:53 AM   Comments [0]

Consider if an MBA will lead to a significant salary bump. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com An MBA is a long-term financial investment, so here are three questions to ask when trying to decide whether going to business school makes...

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You’re In…Now How Will You Pay for the MBA?

By - Mar 18, 11:03 AM   Comments [0]

While MBA programs typically offer fewer scholarships and other types of “free” money than the non-professional forms of graduate education, many online resources can help you to search for a scholarship or fellowship that fits your background and needs. First, check with your target program. Once...

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HBS Admissions Director on Applying in Round 3

By - Mar 17, 06:33 AM   Comments [0]

To apply or not to apply in the final round, that is the perennial question. Harvard Business School‘s Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, Dee Leopold, recently gave a crystal-clear answer…for college seniors, at least. “If you are a college senior who has the bandwidth...

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Harvard Bumps Stanford in Latest US News MBA Ranking

By - Mar 16, 07:12 AM   Comments [0]

U.S. News & World Report today released the 2017 Best Graduate Schools rankings, designed to help prospective students research programs across six disciplines and evaluate the potential return on their investment. In the full-time MBA rankings, Harvard University is the No. 1 program in the country....

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Free eBook from Wharton on ‘Becoming Digital’

By - Mar 15, 07:04 AM   Comments [0]

Leading IT services and solutions provider Mphasis and Knowledge@Wharton, the online business analysis journal of The Wharton School, have released a free eBook, Becoming Digital: Strategies for Business and Personal Transformation. Experts from Wharton and top executives from Fortune 500 companies show readers the way to...

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