Stacy Blackman

Don’t Be “Joe MBA”

By - May 25, 05:30 AM   Comments [0]

As you begin to work on your Round 1 MBA materials, we have some advice for you: don’t try to be “Joe MBA.” One of the biggest mistakes we see applicants make is assuming that the surest route to business school admission is playing it safe...

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INSEAD Deadlines, Essays for September 2016 Intake

By - May 22, 11:23 AM   Comments [0]

Here are the application deadlines for the INSEAD MBA Program’s Class of July 2017. Round 1 Application due: September 16, 2015 Decision notification: November 27, 2015 Round 2 Application due: October 14, 2015 Decision notification: December 18, 2015 Round 3 Application due: January 13, 2016 Decision notification: March 18, 2016 Round 4 Application due: February 24,...

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Michigan Ross 2015-2016 MBA Application Deadlines

By - May 21, 10:13 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business has announced the following MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions cycle. Round 1 Application due: October 5, 2015 Decision released: December 18, 2015 Round 2 Application due: January 4, 2016 Decision released: March 18, 2016 Round 3 Application due: March 21, 2016 Decision released: May...

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Michigan Ross 2015-2016 MBA Essay Questions

By - May 21, 10:12 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business has posted the following MBA essay questions for the 2015-2016 application cycle. While the first essay also appeared last year, the second is a revamped essay prompt. What are you most proud of and why? How does it...

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Michigan Ross Dean to Step Down in 2016

By - May 20, 18:31 PM   Comments [0]

Alison Davis-Blake has announced she will resign as dean of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business when her five-year term ends in June 2016, according to an e-mail sent to Ross School students and staff Monday. Davis-Blake, who is one of only nine female...

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Harvard Business School Launches Gender Initiative

By - May 20, 05:19 AM   Comments [0]

In an effort to accelerate the progress of women leaders, Harvard Business School announced this week it will launch the Gender Initiative to to support research, teaching, and knowledge dissemination that promotes gender equity in business and society. Inspiration for the Gender Initiative emerged during the...

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2015 Survey Results of Prospective MBA Applicants

By - May 19, 14:19 PM   Comments [0]

More than 34% of business school applicants believe that the admissions process is less rigorous for women, the annual survey by Stacy Blackman Consulting reveals. The poll also indicated that 63.46% feel that the lower number of women in business school is a significant issue. “The issue...

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HBS Admissions to Launch New ‘MBA Voices’ Blog

By - May 19, 10:16 AM   Comments [0]

Dee Leopold, director of MBA admissions at Harvard Business School, made a couple of interesting announcements on her blog last week. For one, the space has been renamed “Direct from the Director,” and will continue to focus solely on updates and information related to the...

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Tuesday Tips: 2015 Harvard Business School MBA Application Essay Tips

By - May 19, 06:10 AM   Comments [0]

This year Harvard Business School has decided to continue with one open-ended essay. The question has changed slightly and focused emphasis on the case method and your interaction with classmates. The HBS admissions director blog notes that the “optional” element was dropped because: “this season,...

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Yale SOM 2015-2016 MBA Application Deadlines

By - May 18, 10:42 AM   Comments [0]

While the online application won’t go live until early July, Yale School of Management‘s Director of Admissions Bruce DelMonico has previewed the upcoming application deadlines for the MBA Class of 2018. Round 1 Application Deadline: September 16, 2015 Decision Release: December 7, 2015 Enrollment Deadline: February 12, 2016 Round 2 Application Deadline:...

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