Stacy Blackman

Harvard Business School Offers its First MOOC

By - Feb 7, 11:50 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has finally revealed the first subject it will offer as a massive open online course, or MOOC, as they are commonly known. More than 10,000 students have already registered for “Innovating in Healthcare,” which begins March 31 on HarvardX, the university’s online...

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Round 2 Updates from Cornell’s Johnson School

By - Feb 6, 06:09 AM   Comments [0]

The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University has some new information for Round 2 candidates, as well as clarifications related to its upcoming third round deadline on February 12th. Christine Sneva in Johnson MBA admissions says that all Round 2 interview invitations have been issued...

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Kellogg School Names Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads

By - Feb 4, 06:46 AM   Comments [0]

Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has announced the winners of its 10th annual Super Bowl Advertising Review. Microsoft earned top marks for its “Empowering” ad, but other 2014 top-ranked advertisers include Cheerios, Heinz, Volkswagen, Butterfinger and Budweiser. Less successful were CarMax, SUBWAY and Audi,...

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Waitlist Guidelines from Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson

By - Feb 3, 12:48 PM   Comments [0]

While the waitlist may not seem like the ideal status for your MBA application, the good news is you’re still in the running while the school looks more closely at your application package in the context of the next round of candidates. UCLA Anderson School of...

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The Basics of Applying to B-School

By - Jan 31, 06:17 AM   Comments [0]

The Financial Times published an article this week with advice on how to apply for an MBA program, and I contributed a few of my own tips to the piece. For one, I always advise students to apply to a range of schools, some of...

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HBS Dean Apologizes for School’s Sexist Attitudes

By - Jan 30, 06:33 AM   Comments [0]

Earlier this week at an alumnae event in Northern California celebrating 50 years of women at Harvard Business School, dean Nitin Nohria used the opportunity to issue an apology to female students and professors past and present for any sexist or offensive behavior they experienced...

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MBA Interview Myth-Busting from U. Michigan Ross

By - Jan 29, 07:05 AM   Comments [0]

In her latest update to the Ross MBA blog, Michigan Ross School of Business admissions director Soojin Kwon makes light of the frigid temps gripping Ann Arbor but assures applicants the b-school is still operating, “with recruiters on campus and the fearless admissions team in...

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Harvard Tops FT Global MBA Rankings, Again

By - Jan 27, 21:49 PM   Comments [0]

For the fifth time since 1999, Harvard Business School tops the 2014 Global MBA Ranking published Sunday by the Financial Times. Stanford Graduate School of Business occupies the number-two slot for a second year running,  while Wharton School swapped places with London Business School this...

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Juice Up MBA Recommendations With Alumni, VIPs

By - Jan 27, 14:14 PM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on In addition to essays, letters of recommendation are one of the most influential components of your business school application. These letters give the admissions committee a greater understanding of the person beyond the data...

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HBS Students Face Real-World Challenges Across the Globe

By - Jan 24, 06:07 AM   Comments [0]

During their time participating in Harvard Business School‘s Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development program, or FIELD, successful students find they must learn to let go of preconceived ideas and step outside of their comfort zone when they work with partner organizations in emerging markets. A...

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