Stacy Blackman

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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So…You Didn’t Get Into Your Dream B-School

By - Mar 14, 07:55 AM   Comments [0]

Did you give it your all this application season and end up with mixed results? By mixed results we mean that you were dinged by your dream school (or schools), but still got in to one or more other great programs. If that’s the case...

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How to Identify a Strong MBA Essay

By - Mar 11, 08:04 AM   Comments [0]

I recently stumbled across this quiz on Harvard Business Review—Do You Know What a Strong B-School Application Looks Like—and I think it’s a great tool to illustrate  exactly what makes for a powerful or weak answer to some of the most common MBA essay questions. You...

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What Are My Round 3 Chances?

By - Mar 10, 11:14 AM   Comments [0]

Round 3 deadlines are nearly upon us, and while the final round is the biggest gamble of the application cycle, schools have that round for a reason and use it to admit those stellar students that add something really special to their classes. “We actually enjoy...

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Michigan Ross Kicks Off Annual Immersive MAP Program

By - Mar 8, 07:13 AM   Comments [0]

This week, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business kicks off its annual Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) program, which embeds teams of students into a company or nonprofit to enhance their leadership skills and apply concepts from the classroom to real life business challenges. Each...

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