Author Archive - stacyblackman

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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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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How to Decide Between Multiple Offers of Admission

By - Apr 3, 09:20 AM   Comments [0]

If you’ve been accepted into more than one MBA program, you already know you’re in a very enviable position, so congratulations! Before we go any further, let’s stop and take a moment to appreciate how many people wish they were you right now. We certainly hope...

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Consider the 3 C’s of Fit When Choosing a Business School

By - Mar 31, 08:54 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News. One piece of advice you’ll hear often as an MBA applicant is to consider fit when deciding fitwhich business schools to target. Many factors go into determining fit, and many candidates focus too heavily...

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Alumni Gift Creates Advance Access Program for the Wharton MBA

By - Mar 30, 10:35 AM   Comments [0]

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced that alumni Ken Moelis and Julie Taffet Moelis have made a $10 million gift to establish the Ken Moelis and Julie Taffet Moelis Advance Access Program, a deferred admission opportunity that will provide a pathway to...

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Tuck School Does Some Myth-Busting for Military Applicants

By - Mar 29, 11:03 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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What Does it Take to Get Into America’s Best B-Schools?

By - Mar 28, 10:53 AM   Comments [0]

This is the age-old question in MBA admissions, and one every applicant wishes they had the inside scoop on. BusinessInsider recently ran two articles attempting to answer multiple facets of this very question, and I shared my thoughts with them based on SBC’s more than 15...

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Next Steps for Waitlisted MBA Applicants

By - Mar 27, 09:29 AM   Comments [0]

All MBA applicants are anxious to learn whether or not they’ve been admitted to their dream schools. For some prospective MBAs, however, those decision dates come and go … and they’re still in limbo. They’ve been waitlisted. If you’ve been rolled over from a Round 1...

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