Stacy Blackman

GMAC Releases 2015 Prospective MBA Students Report

By - Apr 10, 05:49 AM   Comments [0]

Conventional wisdom holds that students considering business school give great weight, if not the greatest weight, to published school rankings as a guide to their decision.  However, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2015 mba.com Prospective Students Survey Report released earlier this week, the truth...

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HBS Launches Recruitment Program Targeting Women

By - Apr 9, 05:34 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has launched a new initiative to spark interest in graduate management education among college women and recent graduates who may not have previously considered a career in business. According to an article in The Harvard Crimson, the program—called PEEK—is aimed at women-only colleges...

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What to Do if You’re Waitlisted

By - Apr 8, 09:20 AM   Comments [0]

All MBA applicants wait anxiously to hear final decisions from the programs they’ve applied to. For some b-school prospectives, however, that date comes and goes—and they’re still waiting. They’ve been waitlisted. If you’ve been rolled over from a Round 1 waitlist, have recently been informed that...

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Columbia’s Dean Hubbard on MBA Rankings

By - Apr 7, 11:07 AM   Comments [0]

Business school rankings are forever a hot topic, and we really liked the assessment strategies put forth by Dean Glenn Hubbard of Columbia Business School in a recent essay for Fortune on whether MBA rankings really matter. It’s human nature to want to experience the best of...

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USC Marshall School to Offer Online MBA Program

By - Apr 6, 12:17 PM   Comments [0]

Starting in Fall 2015, the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business will offer an online MBA program with a curriculum designed specifically for the online learning environment, the school announced last week. The program focuses on emerging online business topics such as internet...

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Building an MBA Program Short List

By - Apr 6, 09:30 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com When the idea of pursuing an MBA degree first germinates, many prospective applicants begin picturing themselves roaming the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School or Stanford Graduate School of Business. But getting hung up on...

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Survey Says Wharton Beats HBS For Most Satisfied MBAs

By - Apr 2, 05:33 AM   Comments [0]

Spurred to action by Harvard Business School‘s MBA satisfaction survey published in February, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School came out with its own poll earlier this week and claims to beat out HBS by nearly 25%. The question asked of respondents in the original...

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Why Your Friend Got In and You Didn’t

By - Apr 1, 05:16 AM   Comments [0]

Round 2 results from your dream school are in, and you didn’t get the news you were hoping for. After months of hard work on your application and then a few more months of anxiety-ridden waiting, finding out that you weren’t accepted can be a...

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Advice for Incoming MBA Students

By - Mar 31, 05:05 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re headed to business school in the fall, your brain is probably near melting with an information overload right about now. We’re going to add just one thing more to your overflowing plate, though you’ll probably find this next bit quite useful. The admissions blog...

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Checklist for Admitted MBA Students

By - Mar 30, 05:38 AM   Comments [0]

Reactions to an offer of admission seems to universally include calls to loved ones, social media updates, a spendy dinner or two to celebrate, and some form of happy dance in the privacy of your home or office. Once the euphoria over your acceptance to...

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