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Prospective B-School Students Applying to Fewer Schools This Year

By - Mar 8, 06:34 AM   Comments [0]

Business school applicants are scaling back the number of schools that they apply to, according to the results of our recent Stacy Blackman Consulting survey. While 14% of respondents in 2012 applied or plan to apply to six schools, only 9% in 2013 applied or...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Mar 6, 21:29 PM   Comments [0]

Welcome back to another edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s regular contributors. This week, Buzz bloggers discuss various essay approaches, offer interview advice, fight discouragement, and revel in their international learning experiences. Thoughts on essay writing---MBA admit...

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GMAC Launches Online Assessment Tool for Soft Skills

By - Feb 28, 05:16 AM   Comments [0]

The Graduate Management Admission Council announced the launch last week of its newest product, "Reflect," a self-administered online assessment and soft-skills development program. Soft skills are an important set of personal attributes that enhance one's interactions, job performance and career prospects. GMAC worked with schools, corporate...

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Kellogg’s Super Bowl Ad Review Wrap Up

By - Feb 11, 15:03 PM   Comments [0]

While the rest of America was riveted by Beyoncé's half-time performance and the power outage at the New Orlean's Super Dome last Sunday, a group of almost 60 MBA students from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management Marketing Club studied the event from another perspective...

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New Blog from IU Kelley’s Online MBA Program

By - Jan 29, 14:59 PM   Comments [0]

Indiana University's Kelley School of Business launched a new blog last week from Kelley Direct---the first online MBA program established by a top-ranked business school in 1999. Led by Phil Powell, Kelley Direct Faculty Chair and a professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, the MBA...

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GMAC Alumni Survey Shows Strong Job Market for 2012 Grads

By - Jan 28, 14:51 PM   Comments [0]

Last year's b-school grads faced a receptive job market, as 92 percent of 2012 graduates surveyed by the Graduate Management Admission Council were employed three months after graduation. That’s six percentage points higher than class of 2011 graduates surveyed at the same time the year...

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6 Ways to Play the MBA Waiting Game

By - Jan 28, 14:46 PM   Comments [0]

After months of planning, studying for the admissions exam, writing essays, and wrangling recommenders, you have just hit the submit button for your business school applications and are now wondering what's next as the MBA waiting game begins. Here are six tips to make the most of this period. 1....

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Get Social with Columbia Business School

By - Jan 11, 15:01 PM   Comments [0]

The new Voices blog at Columbia Business School recently reminded current and prospective applicants of the many ways Columbia is striving to connect with social media users to share both the student experience as well as insights into the MBA admission process. Active on both Facebook...

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Bob Sutton’s Reading List for Business Leaders

By - Dec 31, 11:05 AM   Comments [0]

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post for US News which explains how reading can help you get into business school. Just to recap, I firmly believe that increasing the amount of time you spend reading directly---and almost immediately---gives a boost to your MBA...

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Columbia Business School Launches New Voices Blog

By - Dec 31, 11:02 AM   Comments [0]

We recently learned of the online launch of Voices of Columbia Business School, a blog which aims to provide an insider view into the Columbia experience through the eyes of current students. Written by a mix of MBA and EMBA students and admissions officers, Amanda Carlson,...

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