Author Archive - stacyblackman

The Bigger Picture: What it’s All About

By - Apr 17, 06:06 AM   Comments [0]

For the past 16 years, I have written in my blog, contributed articles to various publications, been interviewed by journalists, moderated forums, hosted webinars, advised clients, spoken on panels, authored a book and recorded videos, all linked in some way to the topic of MBA...

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Planning for Your MBA Expenses

By - Apr 14, 13:14 PM   Comments [0]

Business school is an expensive investment, and it’s never too early to start figuring out how to pay for it, even if you are not thinking of applying until a year or two from now. Fortunately, schools want to work with students to find a solution to...

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Wharton School Creates New Opportunities in Global Real Estate Education

By - Apr 12, 11:56 AM   Comments [0]

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced the establishment of the Grayken Program in International Real Estate, a major new asset to the school’s Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center and Real Estate Department. This leadership gift from alumnus John P. Grayken, which...

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Mark Your Calendars for Kellogg’s Military Preview Day

By - Apr 11, 09:47 AM   Comments [0]

Current and former members of the armed forces possess numerous skills that admissions boards value in an MBA candidate. Real-world leadership experience, the ability to strategize and think on their feet, and being able to work well under high-pressure situations are just a few of...

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Mark Your Calendars for Kellogg’s Military Preview Day

By - Apr 11, 09:47 AM   Comments [0]

Current and former members of the armed forces possess numerous skills that admissions boards value in an MBA candidate. Real-world leadership experience, the ability to strategize and think on their feet, and being able to work well under high-pressure situations are just a few of...

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Seemingly Similar MBA Applicants, Different Admissions Outcomes

By - Apr 10, 11:17 AM   Comments [0]

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

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INSEAD Revamps MBA Curriculum to Strengthen Big Data, FinTech

By - Apr 7, 11:31 AM   Comments [0]

After two years of extensive review, INSEAD faculty has approved a new MBA curriculum that will launch in September 2017. The focus will now include a more personalized approach with professional coaching and career advisers, more electives covering digital transformation, and an innovative “big picture” course...

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The Gamble of Applying in Round Three

By - Apr 6, 11:22 AM   Comments [0]

It probably comes as no surprise, but round three is the most competitive one at most business schools, since the vast majority of acceptances happen in the first two rounds. If you weren’t able to apply earlier because you were busy studying for the GMAT,...

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Apply to an MBA Program

By - Apr 5, 09:52 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. Many prospective business school students confront whether now is the right time to get an MBA, particularly when they become bored or frustrated with their current professional trajectory. But how do you know whether...

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7 Common Mistakes International MBA Applicants Make

By - Apr 4, 09:46 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. Creating a robust and dynamic classroom experience through diversity is a primary focus of the top business schools in the United States, offering students the chance to interact with peers from an array of...

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