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Stacy Blackman’s Year-End Wrap Up

By - Dec 31, 10:13 AM   Comments [0]

Can you believe 2012 is almost over? With the New Year upon us, I'd like to take a moment to reflect on the most popular and useful posts we've covered throughout the past year. Some originally appeared on my U.S. News MBA Admissions blog, while...

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FT’s 2012 Ranking of European Business Schools

By - Dec 13, 22:16 PM   Comments [1]

Recently, the Financial Times released its ninth annual ranking of the best European business schools. In a major upset, Spain's IE Business School unseated HEC Paris, which had occupied the top slot for the previous six years. The ranking assesses the combined performance of Europe’s leading...

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Major Gift Helps Chicago Booth Expand Venture Creation Efforts

By - Dec 13, 22:13 PM   Comments [0]

Chicago energy entrepreneur Michael Polsky, who in 2002 donated $7 million to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to create the Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, has now increased his total gift to $15 million, the school recently announced. The additional $8...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Dec 13, 22:01 PM   Comments [0]

Once again, we’re back to check in with what some of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz bloggers have been up to lately as we roll full-steam ahead into the holiday season, round two deadlines, and, for some applicants, the dreaded waitlist. From thoughts on conquering essays...

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Forbes’ 10 Most Under-Rated Reasons to Get an MBA

By - Nov 19, 14:18 PM   Comments [0]

Some people are dubious about the value of an MBA degree---see the link I mentioned recently, where UV Darden's Dean Robert Bruner sets straight the naysayers who argue, "But Steve Jobs didn't go to b-school..."--- so I'm always heartened to read a thoughtful, reasoned analysis...

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Spotlight On: Kellogg Alums Shine at the Chicago Innovation Awards

By - Oct 29, 13:38 PM   Comments [0]

Three innovations from Northwestern with strong ties to Kellogg School of Management received “Up and Comer” awards at the Chicago Innovation Awards, held on October 22. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, these awards recognize the most innovative new products or services brought to market or...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Offers Workshops on Cross-Cultural Business Skills

By - Oct 8, 19:57 PM   Comments [0]

As the business world continues to shrink, having knowledge of and sensitivity toward other cultures' ways of doing business is imperative for today's professionals. But managing and leading across cultures remains challenging, as language, communication styles, and business practices vary widely across the globe. To...

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New Courses Underway at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

By - Oct 2, 20:07 PM   Comments [0]

The UC Berkeley Haas School of Business has a lot of exciting things going on this fall, from new courses covering social networks, online learning, and women in business, to a slew of industry leaders coming in to speak both inside the classrooms and out. Here’s...

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GMAC Gears Up for Global Online MBA Fair

By - Sep 24, 12:14 PM   Comments [0]

Looking for a way to learn about dozens of leading MBA programs from the comfort of your computer? Through the upcoming GMATCH virtual fair,  sponsored by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), prospective students can connect with admissions officials, ask questions of current students and...

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Columbia Business School Receives $25M Anonymous Gift

By - Sep 6, 11:49 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia Business School announced Wednesday that a donor who wishes to remain anonymous has pledged a gift of $25 million to the school. This is one of the largest gifts ever made to Columbia Business School, which plans to allocate $23.25 million to support the construction...

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