Author Archive - stacyblackman

Ask the AdCom: Where Can I Find Some Peace and Quiet?

By - Oct 6, 12:33 PM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re back with another installment of “Ask the AdCom,” where we share a wide range of tips and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top business schools. Since AdCom members are human, too, we know our readers will enjoy seeing  a different side of what makes...

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Stanford GSB Creates New MBA Fellowship

By - Oct 5, 08:05 AM   Comments [0]

As part of its mission to educate business leaders to solve society’s most pressing problems, the Stanford Graduate School of Business announced it has established a fellowship to provide financial support for up to three students with a passion for generating economic development in underserved regions of...

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New Ranking Shows Top Choice B-Schools for 2016 Applicants

By - Oct 4, 11:52 AM   Comments [0]

Ready4, a Boston-area company that creates test prep apps, has unveiled its second annual rankings of the most desired business schools around the globe. Unlike traditional business school rankings that are based on complex methodology and, in many cases, information self reported by participating schools, Ready4’s rankings...

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Other MBA Applicants

By - Oct 3, 07:17 AM   Comments [0]

When you’re working on business school applications, it’s only human to want to compare your qualifications to others you know who’ve already graduated from—or are currently attending—a top program. You might think that their undergraduate schools, GPAs, GMAT scores and career paths may provide insight into...

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Kellogg School Receives $10M Gift, Global Hub on Track for 2017 Opening

By - Sep 30, 11:12 AM   Comments [0]

Photograph by Mike Crews Nearly two years after breaking ground on its $220 million, state-of-the-art education center known as the Global Hub, Kellogg School of Management has confirmed that the 410,000 square-foot facility is inching toward completion and on track for an early 2017 inauguration. The school also...

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Ask the AdCom: What’s Your Favorite Restaurant Near Campus?

By - Sep 29, 07:55 AM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re back with another installment of “Ask the AdCom,” where we share a wide range of tips and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top business schools. Since AdCom members are human, too, we know our readers will enjoy seeing  a different side of what makes...

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Pros, Cons for MBA Applicants of the Single-Essay Trend

By - Sep 27, 08:14 AM   Comments [0]

A decade ago, business school applications commonly included up to six essay questions for applicants to fret and labor over. For at least the past three application seasons, however, many top-ranked MBA programs have abbreviated their required essays. Several now ask candidates to answer just...

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You’re Not Perfect…That’s Why You Need an MBA

By - Sep 26, 07:55 AM   Comments [0]

There’s a lot to think about when you’re pulling together your business school application materials. You’ve got to make sure your resume is in top shape, that your recommenders will have their letters uploaded on time, that your essays are compelling and position you well—the...

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Michigan Ross Director Calms Common Applicant Concerns

By - Sep 23, 10:49 AM   Comments [0]

Applying to a top-tier business school is a time of high anxiety for many MBA hopefuls. With such fiercely competitive admission rates, it’s only natural that candidates might feel vulnerable about their chances. Plus, going for an MBA is a huge and expensive decision, so how do...

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Ask the AdCom: Reading Recommendations

By - Sep 22, 12:45 PM   Comments [0]

Hey everybody! We’re back with our second installment of our new weekly column “Ask the AdCom.” We know MBA applicants love to get information straight from the source, and in this space we’ll be sharing tips and advice from admissions team members from a dozen top business...

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