Author Archive - stacyblackman

COVID-19 Admissions Updates from HBS

By - Mar 13, 04:16 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School has announced temporary changes to admissions and campus visit procedures as they grapple with COVID-19.  Round 2 applicants will still receive an admissions status update at noon on March 31, 2020. However, the school will not hold the traditional Admitted Student Welcome...

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Improve Your MBA Candidacy Now for Fall Applications

By - Mar 11, 08:04 AM   Comments [0]

If you plan to apply to business school in the upcoming admissions cycle, you may think it impossible to improve your MBA candidacy in such a short amount of time. Not true! You can take action in three important areas right now that will pay...

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3 Strategies to Avoid Choking Under Pressure

By - Mar 9, 11:18 AM   Comments [0]

Choking under pressure—it happens to the best of us. We tank an interview and don’t get the job. We freeze while giving an important presentation. Or blank during a critical exam. And choking at a crucial moment of the game? That’s an athlete’s worst nightmare. To...

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5 MBA Application Deal-Breakers

By - Mar 6, 06:18 AM   Comments [0]

SBC’s expert MBA admissions consultant Kim, formerly the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Chicago Booth School of Business, shares some major red flags. The consulting team at Stacy Blackman is second to none. In fact, we’re the only MBA admissions consulting firm with a complete...

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Access MBA Events Coming Soon to California

By - Mar 4, 08:41 AM   Comments [0]

Access MBA gives you the ideal opportunity to learn more about the world’s most recognized business degrees – the MBA and Executive MBA – and to speak in person with admissions directors of leading international business schools. This year’s participating schools include HEC Paris, UC Berkeley...

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Kelley School to Offer 5 STEM-Designated MBA Degrees

By - Mar 2, 13:46 PM   Comments [0]

The Kelley School of Business joins the growing ranks of top business schools embracing all things STEM. Kelley has announced it will now offer STEM-designated MBA degrees in five disciplines. As of this spring, MBAs with majors in accounting, business analytics, finance, marketing, and supply chain...

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SBC’s Insider Intel on INSEAD Admissions

By - Feb 28, 06:33 AM   Comments [0]

Lately, we’ve seen growing interest in top-ranked European business school INSEAD—and not just among international applicants. The school has raised its profile among U.S. applicants, too. Just this week, INSEAD opened its San Francisco campus, the school’s first permanent facility in North America. Today we’re...

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Erika James Named Dean of the Wharton School

By - Feb 26, 12:34 PM   Comments [0]

The search for a new dean to take the reins at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has come to an end. Today, the school announced that Erika James would step into the role effective July 1, 2020. When announcing the appointment, Penn President Amy Gutmann...

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Addressing Round 3 Deadline Dilemmas

By - Feb 25, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

The round 3 deadline window is nearly upon us. While the final round is the biggest gamble of the application cycle, schools have that round for a reason. Typically, they use it to admit those stellar students that add something special to their classes. Successful applicants...

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Are These 3 Bad Habits Holding You Back?

By - Feb 24, 10:38 AM   Comments [0]

Today’s poor choices can morph into tomorrow’s bad habits. Research from a classic study on habit formation found that it takes just over two months on average for an action to become habitual. That’s not long in the span of your career to end up...

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