Stacy Blackman

Michigan Ross Director on Essay and Interview Angst

By - Nov 7, 06:49 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Michigan Ross School of Business prepares to welcome its first batch of on-campus interviewees today, and as usual, MBA admissions director Soojin Kwon offers valuable insight and tips for both essays and interviews in her recent blog post. Turns out, Kwon experienced her...

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Stanford GSB Creates New Online Executive Learning Experience

By - Nov 6, 17:00 PM   Comments [0]

Stanford Graduate School of Business has launched a new, online model for executive learning that recreates the intimate and academically rigorous on-campus Stanford experience in an interactive online environment, the school announced Wednesday. The new model will launch with the Stanford LEAD Certificate: Corporate Innovation, which...

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Columbia Business School Launches Neighborhood Small Biz Program

By - Nov 6, 17:00 PM   Comments [0]

Beginning this winter, Columbia Business School’s Small Business Development Center will offer a “StreetWise ‘MBA’”curriculum that aims to help neighborhood small businesses grow. The program is supported by Citi Community Development and will use a nationally recognized curriculum developed by Interise, a nonprofit committed to helping...

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Yale SOM May Expand Silver Scholars Program

By - Nov 3, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

Yale School of Management is considering an expansion of its Silver Scholars Program, which recruits MBA students straight from undergrad, the school announced last week. The program was founded in 2004 and requires two years of classroom experience separated by one year in the workforce. Associate...

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Stanford to Offer New Dual MA/MBA Program

By - Oct 31, 14:00 PM   Comments [0]

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced the launch of a new dual degree program with the School of Humanities and Sciences. In three academic years, students will earn an MBA and an MA in International Policy Studies. Designed for students who want to work...

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Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz

By - Oct 31, 05:30 AM   Comments [0]

Welcome to the latest edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. This week, MBA bloggers provide interview recaps and brainstorm possible interview questions, as well as share thoughts on the transformational nature of...

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How to Achieve Your Highest GMAT Score

By - Oct 29, 10:13 AM   Comments [0]

Guest post from Josh Jones of Test Prep Unlimited, a private GMAT tutor in the San Francisco Bay Area.  His students have reported score increases as high as seven points per tutoring hour. How to and how much you should study depends on your starting/target scores...

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2014 Global MBA Recruiting Market

By - Oct 28, 11:30 AM   Comments [0]

Are you curious about where to find the top jobs and salaries across the globe after business school? QS Top MBA recently released its annual MBA employers survey, which, with 5,669 respondents worldwide contributing to this year’s report, makes it the most comprehensive global review...

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Don’t Hide From MBA Admissions Background Checks

By - Oct 27, 09:17 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com Background checks in MBA admissions are more common for some schools than others, but their overall use is growing. Some programs vet every admitted applicant, others randomly select a percentage of candidates and still...

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Wharton School Round 1 Interview Update

By - Oct 23, 10:54 AM   Comments [0]

The latest posting on the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School MBA admissions blog will bring some relief to nail-biting round 1 applications. The school has announced that invitations to interview will go out on October 31st. Applicants selected to interview will receive the Team-Based Discussion prompt...

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