Stacy Blackman

The Bigger Picture: Expect to Fail

By - Oct 17, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

In a world where positive thinking and optimism rule, advising people to “expect to fail” seems doomed…to fail. Allow me to explain. A few years ago, my daughter was part of a Brownie Troop. Friends and family purchased cookies, but that was not enough. She wanted to...

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MBA Forums: Yay or Nay?

By - Oct 16, 07:04 AM   Comments [0]

Is there anything more tempting to an MBA applicant than business-school-related message boards? We understand the allure — in fact, many of our consultants cop to obsessively scouring those sites and threads when they were pulling together their own applications. But here’s something we all agree...

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New Joint MSDS-MBA Degree at UVA Darden

By - Oct 13, 10:13 AM   Comments [0]

The UVA Darden School of Business has partnered with the UVA Data Science Institute to provide an opportunity for students to earn a Master of Science in Data Science and a Master of Business Administration in 24 months—rather than the 32 months that would be required if each...

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4 Fail-Safe Ways to Research MBA Programs

By - Oct 11, 11:14 AM   Comments [0]

Before you start researching MBA programs, it’s crucial that you understand your own criteria and preferences to take your business school selection past the level of rankings.  Do you want to be in the city or in a rural setting?  What type of coursework are you most...

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Elite B-Schools Report Decade of Ever-Climbing GMAT Scores

By - Oct 10, 07:54 AM   Comments [0]

US News & World Report recently shared interesting data revealing the rather dramatic increase in average GMAT scores reported at the top MBA programs over the past decade. According to data the schools submitted to U.S. News in an annual survey, average scores at the Top...

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Duke Fuqua Welcomes Shari Hubert as Assoc Dean of Admissions

By - Oct 9, 12:01 PM   Comments [0]

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has lured Shari Hubert from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business to serve as its newest associate dean for admissions. Prior to Hubert’s position at Georgetown, which was her first in higher education, she was director of recruitment...

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Surviving Your First Ding

By - Oct 9, 09:29 AM   Comments [0]

Last week, Harvard Business School sent out its Round 1 interview invitations, along with “release” notices to the majority of applicants. That means thousands of MBA hopefuls around the world recently received their first big fat DING. While some people are able to easily shrug off...

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3 Signs Your MBA Application Should Wait Until Round 2

By - Oct 6, 06:46 AM   Comments [0]

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s ‘Strictly Business’ MBA blog on U.S. News Round one or round two – deciding when to apply for business school can weigh heavily on many applicants’ minds. In the world of b-school admissions, there’s definitely a lot of pressure for candidates to try to submit...

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UVA Darden to Open Facilities Near Washington, D.C.

By - Oct 5, 06:28 AM   Comments [0]

The new Darden School facilities in the Washington, D.C., area will occupy the top two floors of 1100 Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn, Virginia. The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced that it will open new facilities in the Washington, D.C., area. The new 40,000-square-foot space housed...

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Chicago Booth Announces $75M Alumni Gift

By - Oct 4, 12:19 PM   Comments [0]

University of Chicago Booth School of Business announced today that alumni Richard and Amy Wallman have made a $75 million gift to the University, building upon their legacy of philanthropic support of students and faculty. In recognition of this gift, Chicago Booth will name its academic high honors distinction...

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