Author Archive - stacyblackman

Applicants Should Connect with Alumni, Says UCLA Anderson Dean

By - Mar 21, 12:53 PM   Comments [0]

One of the most valuable aspects of attending a top-ranked MBA program is the amazing network you cultivate during those two years. The MBA Insiders Blog at UCLA Anderson School of Management has just published a helpful article noting how your interactions with the alumni of your...

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How to Handle a “Bird in Hand” MBA Dilemma

By - Mar 20, 08:49 AM   Comments [0]

Did you give it your all this application season and end up with mixed results? By mixed results we mean that you were dinged by your dream school (or schools), but still got in to one or more other great programs. If that’s the case...

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Should You Take the GMAT or GRE?

By - Mar 17, 08:22 AM   Comments [0]

Now that most of the top business schools in the United States accept both the GMAT and GRE exam for admission, how do you decide which test you should take? Many elite schools hope to diversify their applicant pool by accepting the GRE as an alternative in the...

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Guidance for International MBA Applicants

By - Mar 16, 11:24 AM   Comments [0]

Recent changes to immigration procedures have caused some confusion and concern among international MBA candidates applying to business schools in the United States. To help clarify matters, the Graduate Management Admission Council has created a page on its website mba.com to help alleviate some of these concerns. Here...

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Ace Your Harvard Business School Interview

By - Mar 15, 09:40 AM   Comments [0]

Harvard Business School interviews just 25% of applicants each season. On the bright side, HBS admits about half of interviewed candidates, so if you can successfully pass this hurdle in the application process, your chances of admission skyrocket. As I explained in my recent article published...

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US News Announces 2018 Ranking of Best Business Schools

By - Mar 14, 12:16 PM   Comments [0]

U.S. News & World Report has released the 2018 Best Graduate Schools rankings, designed to help prospective students research programs across six disciplines and evaluate the potential return on their investment. In this year’s full-time MBA rankings, Harvard Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School have tied for the...

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Negotiating MBA Merit Scholarships

By - Mar 13, 08:53 AM   Comments [0]

Being accepted into an MBA program is a major accomplishment that makes the months of application preparation (and worrying) all worth it. Icing on the cake is learning that you’ve also been awarded a merit scholarship. If you suddenly find yourself with a financial incentive to...

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New Podcast from Michigan Ross MBA Students

By - Mar 10, 12:42 PM   Comments [0]

If you want to know what MBA students at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business have on their minds, don’t miss the student-launched Business Beyond Usual podcast. Director of MBA Admissions Soojin Kwon highlighted the show in her recent blog post, noting that Business Beyond Usual “features a...

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Meet Madhav Rajan, New Dean of Chicago Booth

By - Mar 8, 12:16 PM   Comments [0]

The Chicago Booth School of Business announced today that Madhav Rajan, former senior associate dean at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, has been appointed the next dean, effective July 1, 2017. Rajan served as senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Stanford GSB from 2010...

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Challenges and Opportunities for Female MBA Applicants

By - Mar 8, 09:02 AM   Comments [0]

Today is International Women’s Day—a perfect opportunity to discuss targeted strategies for female MBA applicants. As an MBA, entrepreneur and businessperson, I know that women can more than handle business school and the application process just as well or better than anyone.  Stereotypes do persist, however,...

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