Author Archive - stacyblackman

3 Ways to Explain a Job Loss in the MBA Application

By - Jul 26, 08:19 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on If you’re feeling anxious about explaining a gap in employment history in your MBA application, take heart. The members of the admissions committee are human beings who will empathize with someone who has faced a lay-off...

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The Bigger Picture: How Can We Ever Know When It’s The Last Time?

By - Jul 25, 11:38 AM   Comments [0]

Last night, my two girls decided they wanted to crash in bed with Mom and Dad. When we woke in the morning, groggy and cranky, my husband and I both complained about being kicked and cramped, covers stolen throughout the night, knees in our backs,...

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Tuesday Tips: Duke Fuqua Fall 2018 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 25, 10:27 AM   Comments [0]

Duke University’s  Fuqua School of Business is a community focused MBA program seeking candidates who can navigate an interconnected world. Looking for both thinkers and doers, the Admissions committee wants to see people who are excited to join Team Fuqua. The Fuqua culture is more about...

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Tuesday Tips: Cornell Johnson Fall 2018 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 25, 10:19 AM   Comments [0]

Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is a flexible MBA program housed within an Ivy League campus. Cornell Johnson offers multiple full-time options, including a one-year MBA, executive programs and a tech-focused program. Whatever your goals and background Cornell has a program that can...

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London Business School Fall 2018 Application Deadlines

By - Jul 24, 14:44 PM   Comments [0]

The London Business School has posted the  following MBA application deadlines for the 2017-18 admissions season. Round 1 Application due: September 15, 2017 Decision released: November 22, 2017 Round 2 Application due: January 3, 2018 Decision released: March 27, 2018 Round 3 Application due: March 2, 2018 Decision released: May 22, 2018 Round 4 Application due:...

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London Business School Fall 2018 Essay Questions

By - Jul 24, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

The London Business School has published the following essay questions for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Required Essay What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words) Optional Essay Is there any other information you believe the Admissions...

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New HBS Scholarship for Lower-Income Applicants

By - Jul 24, 14:22 PM   Comments [0]

Beginning with the HBS MBA Class of 2020, Harvard Business School has announced it will award a new Forward Fellowship to support MBA students from lower-income backgrounds to ensure that students from all socioeconomic walks of life continue to be part of the rich diversity that...

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Distilling Your Career Goals for the MBA Application

By - Jul 24, 09:26 AM   Comments [0]

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” You were probably asked this question all of the time as a little kid. Thanks to your business school applications, you’ll have to answer it again. Only now you must envision where you’ll be in your...

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Kellogg Shares 10 Ways to Strengthen Your MBA Application

By - Jul 21, 09:29 AM   Comments [0]

If you’re planning to apply to business school in the fall, you’re probably strategizing how you can create the strongest application possible. One of the biggest mistakes we see applicants make is assuming that the surest route to business school admission is playing it safe...

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Sell the MBA Admissions Committee on Your Employability

By - Jul 20, 08:42 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on The vast majority of MBA applicants seek the degree with the primary purpose of advancing their careers and earning considerably more than they did prior to b-school. But many MBA hopefuls don’t realize that the career...

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