Author Archive - stacyblackman

Why Can’t I Score Above 700 on the GMAT?

By - Mar 15, 11:51 AM   Comments [0]

Every test taker seems to covet a 700+ score on the GMAT. For good reason too, since a score of 700 means that student broke into the 90th percentile—a big deal when the average GMAT score is a 545. Although a 700 is not a...

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When Applying in Round 3 is a Bad Idea

By - Mar 15, 11:26 AM   Comments [0]

Everyone has an opinion about submitting an MBA application in round three, and a lot of the conversation circles around how competitive it is. If you tried your best but you just couldn’t pull together all of your business school materials before round two deadlines...

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UV Darden Receives “Game Changing” Scholarship Gift

By - Mar 14, 11:03 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced the new Batten Foundation Darden Worldwide Scholarship program. A $15 million gift from the Batten Foundation unlocked a matching gift from UVA’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund, and the resulting $30 million endowment will ultimately provide every student in Darden’s full-time MBA program a scholarship...

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Professor Profiles: IU Kelley School’s Greg Fisher

By - Mar 13, 06:47 AM   Comments [0]

Having the opportunity to learn from the best and brightest minds in business is one of the top motivators for many applicants considering an MBA degree at an elite business school. The professors and lecturers you’ll encounter have worked in the trenches, and bring an...

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The Right Way to Negotiate MBA Merit Scholarships

By - Mar 12, 05:20 AM   Comments [0]

Acceptance 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 attend...

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Should You Reapply to a B-School That Rejected You?

By - Mar 9, 11:10 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s ‘Strictly Business’ MBA blog on U.S. News If the admissions decisions from your target business schools have come and gone and you didn’t get the news you were hoping for, it’s only natural to feel devastated. After months of working hard on your application and then...

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FT Creates New Ranking of Top MBA Programs for Women

By - Mar 8, 07:27 AM   Comments [0]

The Financial Times, whose MBA ranking focuses on return on investment for alumni three years after graduation, has released a brand-new ranking based exclusively on the outcomes for women—and the results differ significantly from the Global MBA ranking released earlier this year. Top Ten MBA Programs Where...

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Chicago Booth Alum Gifts School $5M for Entrepreneurship

By - Mar 7, 11:30 AM   Comments [0]

Aspiring entrepreneurial students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business will benefit from a $5 million gift from Chicago Booth alumnus Rattan L. Khosa, ’79, founder, president, and CEO of AMSYSCO Inc. Khosa’s $5 million gift will establish the Rattan L. Khosa Student Entrepreneurs Program at the Polsky...

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The Bigger Picture: Free Falling

By - Mar 6, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

On Monday, September 25, my husband texted me: “Do you want to go to Tom Petty tonight?” Tom Petty was playing at the Hollywood Bowl, about 15 minutes from our home. When I read the text, my mind immediately went to high school. I could...

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MBA Message Board Rumors

By - Mar 5, 07:50 AM   Comments [0]

Did you hear that Stanford is no longer sending out interview invites to anyone in consulting? Or that HBS already filled up its entire class in Round 1 and won’t actually admit candidates they’re interviewing in Round 2? Or that the way to ace the Wharton...

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