Author Archive - stacyblackman

Why Your MBA Short List Should Include Dream, Target and (Maybe) Safety Schools

By - Jul 14, 08:24 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com One of the most important decisions you’ll make during the MBA application process—big surprise—is which schools you’re going to apply to in the first place. I cannot stress enough how important it is to put significant...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Fall 2018 MBA Essays

By - Jul 13, 09:15 AM   Comments [0]

The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina has announced the MBA essay questions for the 2017-18 admissions season. Essay One (Required) Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how your professional experience has shaped these goals, why this career option appeals...

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Fall 2018 MBA Application Deadlines

By - Jul 13, 09:09 AM   Comments [0]

UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has announced the following MBA application deadlines for the 2017-18 admissions season. Round 1 (Early Action) Application due: October 16, 2017 Decision released: December 11, 217 Round 2 Application due: December 4, 2017 Decision released: January 29, 2018 Round 3 Application due: January 15, 2018 Decision released: March 12, 2018 Round 4* Application...

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Cornell Johnson Fall 2018 MBA Essays

By - Jul 12, 12:48 PM   Comments [0]

The Johnson School of Management at Cornell University has announced a unique twist to the updated essay prompts for the 2017-2018 admissions season. Candidates are required to complete a Goals Statement as well as two essays: 1) Impact Essay and 2) Table of Contents Essay. Goals...

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What I Learned From My First Year at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

By - Jul 12, 08:19 AM   Comments [0]

Here at SBC, we absolutely love hearing from former clients! Natasha Malpani, now a member of the Stanford GSB MBA Class of 2018, got in touch to share some words of wisdom with the next crop of applicants targeting the world’s top business schools.  The first year of...

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Tuesday Tips: UVA Darden Fall 2018 MBA Essay Tips

By - Jul 11, 12:05 PM   Comments [0]

The Darden School of Business is a top tier MBA program at University of Virginia. Due to the strength of its academic community, UVA has significant entrepreneurial activity and is interested in fostering innovation within the MBA program. Darden has only one required essay as part of...

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The Bigger Picture: The Power of Our Perspective

By - Jul 11, 05:30 AM   Comments [0]

Last night I had dinner with a friend who recently closed down her business. It was an entrepreneurial venture about which she had fantasized for a decade. A few years ago, she took the plunge. With support from her husband, they raised money, built an...

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Tips for Picking the Right MBA Recommenders

By - Jul 10, 08:08 AM   Comments [0]

Although Round 1 applications aren’t due until the fall, it’s definitely not too early to start thinking about who’s going to support you as you pull together your materials. Your recommenders in particular will play a critical role in the process. So how do you...

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Oxford MBA Program’s Fall 2018 Application Deadlines

By - Jul 7, 09:54 AM   Comments [0]

Saïd Business School at University of Oxford has posted the following MBA application deadlines for the 2017-18 admissions season. Stage 1 Application due: September 29, 2017 Decision released: December 8, 2017 Stage 2 Application due: January 5, 2018 Decision released: March 9, 2018 Stage 3 Application due: March 16, 2018 Decision released: May 4,...

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Oxford MBA Program Announces Fall 2018 Application Essays

By - Jul 7, 09:35 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School has published the MBA essay questions for the 2017-18 admissions cycle. Mandatory essays: Consider a statistic or trend that shocks you. Why it is important to you and how could it be changed for the better? (Maximum 500 words) Is there anything...

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