Author Archive - stacyblackman

TransparentCareer Releases MBA Startup Recruiting Guide

By - Mar 24, 12:29 PM   Comments [0]

If you haven’t heard of it already, it’s time to become acquainted with TransparentCareer, the career management platform and brainchild of Chicago Booth School of Business MBAs Mitch Kirby and Kevin Marvinac. Frustrated by the lack of relevant compensation and satisfaction data available to MBA students, they created...

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Stanford GSB Names New Asst. Dean of MBA Admissions

By - Mar 23, 12:31 PM   Comments [0]

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has named Kirsten Moss as the new Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. In this role, Moss will oversee and manage Stanford GSB’s admissions and financial aid team and map out a vision for reaching, recruiting...

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New Degree Program in Business Analytics at UCLA Anderson

By - Mar 22, 12:19 PM   Comments [0]

UCLA’s Anderson School of Management has launched a new academic degree program, the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), beginning in the fall. Through innovative curriculum designed specifically for this 13-month program, students will be prepared to extract business insights from the vast data available...

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Applicants Should Connect with Alumni, Says UCLA Anderson Dean

By - Mar 21, 12:53 PM   Comments [0]

One of the most valuable aspects of attending a top-ranked MBA program is the amazing network you cultivate during those two years. The MBA Insiders Blog at UCLA Anderson School of Management has just published a helpful article noting how your interactions with the alumni of your...

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How to Handle a “Bird in Hand” MBA Dilemma

By - Mar 20, 08:49 AM   Comments [0]

Did you give it your all this application season and end up with mixed results? By mixed results we mean that you were dinged by your dream school (or schools), but still got in to one or more other great programs. If that’s the case...

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Should You Take the GMAT or GRE?

By - Mar 17, 08:22 AM   Comments [0]

Now that most of the top business schools in the United States accept both the GMAT and GRE exam for admission, how do you decide which test you should take? Many elite schools hope to diversify their applicant pool by accepting the GRE as an alternative in the...

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Guidance for International MBA Applicants

By - Mar 16, 11:24 AM   Comments [0]

Recent changes to immigration procedures have caused some confusion and concern among international MBA candidates applying to business schools in the United States. To help clarify matters, the Graduate Management Admission Council has created a page on its website to help alleviate some of these concerns. Here...

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Ace Your Harvard Business School Interview

By - Mar 15, 09:40 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School interviews just 25% of applicants each season. On the bright side, HBS admits about half of interviewed candidates, so if you can successfully pass this hurdle in the application process, your chances of admission skyrocket. As I explained in my recent article published...

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US News Announces 2018 Ranking of Best Business Schools

By - Mar 14, 12:16 PM   Comments [0]

U.S. News & World Report has released the 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings, designed to help prospective students research programs across six disciplines and evaluate the potential return on their investment. In this year’s full-time MBA rankings, Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School have tied for the...

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Negotiating MBA Merit Scholarships

By - Mar 13, 08:53 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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