Author Archive - stacyblackman

5 Times it Makes Sense to Apply to Only One MBA Program

By - Jan 10, 08:39 AM   Comments [0]

Many schools consider couples applying together as a special case. Deciding how many business schools to apply to is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. The majority of applicants target four to six schools. But some candidates choose to focus their energies and apply to only one MBA...

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Do Top B-Schools Have an International Experience Requirement?

By - Jan 8, 14:01 PM   Comments [0]

The ability to work well with people from other cultures has never been more critical. In response, business schools have continued to deepen their focus on globalization. While most schools do not have an explicit international experience requirement, MBA admissions committees seek curious, open-minded applicants...

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Goizueta Foundation Gifts $30M to Namesake B-School

By - Jan 6, 15:17 PM   Comments [0]

Emory University’s Goizueta Business School has announced that it will receive a gift of $30 million from The Goizueta Foundation.  In honor of namesake Roberto Goizueta, former chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, the business school will invest the gift in three areas that...

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A Business School Teaching Style for Every Personality

By - Jan 3, 06:01 AM   Comments [0]

Many MBA applicants make the same wrong assumption: No matter which top program you attend, the business school teaching style will be more or less the same. While there are similarities across the top-tier programs, each school has a different teaching style. There’s the case method...

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Stacy Blackman’s 2019 Year in Review

By - Dec 30, 06:14 AM   Comments [0]

How is it possible that we are saying goodbye to 2019 and ready to turn the calendar page to a brand-new decade? You know what that means…resolution time! Once again, we resolve to push ourselves to learn and grow. This fresh start spurs us to...

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No Bitter Grapes from Charles Shaw

By - Dec 27, 06:12 AM   Comments [0]

This knowledge nugget comes to you courtesy of the Blacklight. Enjoy! Trader Joe’s has sold over a billion bottles of its Charles Shaw private label wine since hitting the shelves in 2002. Known affectionately as “Two Buck Chuck,” the wine is smooth on the palate and...

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Happy Holidays from SBC!

By - Dec 25, 05:48 AM   Comments [0]

Seasons greetings from all of us here at Stacy Blackman Consulting! At this time, we want to send our best wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season. Looking forward to a phenomenal 2020 filled with happiness, good health and the promise...

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Find Zen While You Stay on the Waitlist

By - Dec 23, 12:16 PM   Comments [0]

If you were a Round 1 applicant this season, over the last few weeks, you might have received great news, upsetting news, or a mix of both— otherwise known as placement on the waitlist. First of all, the waitlist is encouraging feedback. It means that you are qualified...

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Write a Killer Resume for Business School

By - Dec 20, 08:58 AM   Comments [0]

Do you plan to submit a standard resume along with your MBA application in Round 2? If so, you’re missing a valuable opportunity to sell your candidacy to the admissions committee. Like a traditional CV, the purpose of the resume for business school is to...

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New STEM-Designated Concentration at UNC Kenan-Flagler

By - Dec 18, 19:09 PM   Comments [0]

The University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School has announced it will offer a new STEM-designated concentration in business analytics and management science in its full-time MBA program beginning January 2020. “Our focus is on strategic decision-making to prepare our graduates to use analytics to lead companies,”...

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