Stacy Blackman

Negotiating MBA Merit Scholarships

By - Mar 7, 07:32 AM   Comments [0]

Being accepted into an MBA program is a major accomplishment that makes the months of application preparation (and worrying) all worth it. Icing on the cake is learning that you’ve also been awarded a merit scholarship. If you suddenly find yourself with a financial incentive to...

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Multinational Cases Dominated in B-School ‘Oscars’

By - Mar 4, 11:44 AM   Comments [0]

INSEAD and Harvard Business School were the top performers at the 2016 annual Case Centre Awards, a celebration of excellence in case writing and teaching from across the globe that are now considered the case method community’s annual ‘Oscars.’ Awards for cases are presented for nine...

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Think Through Your Post-MBA Career Goals

By - Mar 3, 12:53 PM   Comments [0]

While you don’t need to have your career goals set in stone when you apply to business school, you should have a very clear idea of how the MBA degree will help you prepare for your future career. The full-time MBA admissions blog at Chicago Booth...

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Columbia Business School Hosts Branding, Technology Conference

By - Mar 2, 11:37 AM   Comments [0]

Next week, Columbia Business School‘s Center on Global Brand Leadership will host BRITE ’16, an annual conference that focuses on emerging trends in technology, innovation, culture, and branding. The event, taking place March 7-8th, brings together nearly 600 leaders from an array of industries to discuss...

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UVA Darden Launches ‘IDEA’ Course

By - Mar 1, 08:25 AM   Comments [0]

First-year students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business will tackle some of the business world’s biggest problems as part of the new “Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship in Action” (IDEA) course, which debuted February 23rd. In this class, teams of students will work with...

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Prepare for Short Answer MBA Application Essays

By - Feb 29, 11:12 AM   Comments [0]

Brainstorm before writing to keep business school essays concise. This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Ten years ago, lengthy MBA essays were a staple of business school applications. Flash forward to today, and admissions departments worldwide have reduced the word count...

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Attention, Military MBA Applicants

By - Feb 26, 07:06 AM   Comments [0]

Military MBA applicants tend to blow other candidates out of the water, figuratively speaking, because they have a wealth of experience to draw from at a very young age. In fact, my very first client, many years ago, was in the military. While many candidates can...

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Tuck School Gets Real About Round Three

By - Feb 25, 07:02 AM   Comments [0]

Everyone has an opinion about submitting your MBA application in Round 3—including us here at SBC—and a lot of the conversation circles around how competitive it is and how scarce spots are. While it may seem only candidates who are also Olympic athletes, chess champions, or...

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The Economist Hosts Virtual MBA Fair

By - Feb 24, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

You can never be too prepared for your business school applications, and MBA fairs are a great way to connect with admissions teams while learning about specific programs. MBA fairs that are free and conveniently take place online are even better. At The Economist’s MBA Fair...

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MBA Remains a Strong Value Proposition, Says GMAC Survey

By - Feb 23, 06:09 AM   Comments [0]

The return on investment, or ROI, of a full-time two-year MBA fluctuates in accordance with prevailing economic conditions, yet it has remained positive three years after graduation in 19 of the past 20 years, according to findings in the Graduate Management Admission Council‘s (GMAC) 2016...

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