Author Archive - stacyblackman

Prove You’re MBA Material

By - Jun 27, 09:37 AM   Comments [0]

Many business school applicants worry that they don’t have a strong enough quantitative background to be accepted into a top program. If your entire career has been spent in marketing, for example, how can you convince an admissions committee that you’ll be able to handle...

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MIT Sloan Fall 2017 Application Deadlines, Essay Alternative

By - Jun 24, 09:53 AM   Comments [0]

The MIT Sloan School of Management has announced the MBA application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season. The application to the full-time MBA program will not include a traditional essay question this year; instead, the admissions team has come up with a new twist for Sloan aspirants. Fall 2017 Deadlines Round 1 Application due:...

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Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines at Cornell’s Johnson School

By - Jun 24, 09:11 AM   Comments [0]

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University has posted the following MBA application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Round 1 Application due: October 5, 2016 Initial notification: November 15, 2016 Round 2 Application due: November 15, 2016 Initial notification: January 10, 2017 Round 3 Application due: January 10, 2017 Initial...

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GMAC Survey Reveals ‘Robust’ Post-MBA Job Market

By - Jun 23, 07:05 AM   Comments [0]

Companies working directly with business schools plan to hire more MBAs this year than they hired in 2015, according to a global survey report released by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The survey findings are based on responses from 842 employers representing more than 530...

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CMU Tepper School Fall 2017 MBA Essays

By - Jun 22, 10:48 AM   Comments [0]

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has posted the updated MBA essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season. This year, there is only one required essay—down from two in the last cycle. They are: Required Essay Imagine that you meet up with a member of the admission...

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Which MBA Essays Should You Work on First?

By - Jun 22, 07:52 AM   Comments [0]

While not all Class of 2019 MBA applications have gone live yet, several programs have posted their essay questions so that applicants can get going on their drafts. But how should you pick which school to start with? While some people prefer to start with the...

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Tuesday Tips: NYU Stern Fall 2017 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jun 21, 07:39 AM   Comments [0]

As the NYU Stern School of Business website states, “Stern develops leaders who make an impact on business and beyond.” Evolving from a pure finance school into one that focuses on areas like entertainment and technology, Stern takes advantage of the vibrant and changing business opportunities...

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Turn Failure Into a Great B-School Essay

By - Jun 20, 10:49 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. It’s the dreaded failure topic: “Describe a situation taken from your personal or professional life where you failed.” MBA applicants often freak out when faced with this common admissions essay question because they fear...

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UCLA Anderson Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Jun 17, 14:26 PM   Comments [0]

The UCLA Anderson School of Management has posted the application deadlines for the 2016-2017 MBA admissions season. They are as follows: Round 1 Application due: October 6, 2016 Decision released: December 15, 2016 Round 2 Application due: January 5, 2017 Decision released: March 29, 2017 Round 3 Application due: April 12, 2017 Decision released:...

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Chicago Booth Fall 2017 MBA Essay Questions

By - Jun 16, 09:10 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has updated the required full-time MBA essay question for the 2016-2017 application cycle. Essay Question View this collection of shared Booth moments. Choose the moment that best resonates with you and tell us why.  Presentation/Essay Guidelines: Choose the format that works for you....

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