Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • 5 Key Qualities of Successful MBA Applications

    5 Key Qualities of Successful MBA Applications

    by on June 27th, 2015

    Every MBA candidate brings something unique to the table, but business schools are always on the lookout for specific qualities as they review the thousands of applications that cross their desks each season. If you can … Read More

  • What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

    What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

    by on June 25th, 2015

    If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months. Of particular focus will be planning how to best position yourself. … Read More

  • Research U.S. MBA Programs Without Visiting Campus

    Research U.S. MBA Programs Without Visiting Campus

    by on June 24th, 2015

    Many would agree that visiting campus is the single best way to get a feel for the business schools you are considering. You can sit in on a class, meet current students, and really envision yourself as a part of that … Read More

  • Advice for Your Time at B-School

    Advice for Your Time at B-School

    by on June 23rd, 2015

    If you’ll be earning your MBA as part of the Class of 2017, chances are that right now you’re either finishing up your last weeks at work or enjoying some much-needed downtime before heading to campus. During the … Read More

  • 2015-2016 Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

    2015-2016 Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

    by on June 22nd, 2015

    Yale School of Management‘s essay question has remained unchanged this year. Yale has found that the answers to the essay question are insightful and demonstrates whether a candidate fits with the Yale core … Read More

  • UC Berkeley Haas 2015-2016 MBA Essay Questions

    UC Berkeley Haas 2015-2016 MBA Essay Questions

    by on June 21st, 2015

    The Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley has announced the updated MBA essay questions for the fall 2016 application. The culture of the school is governed by four defining principles: Question the Status … Read More

  • Tuck School of Business 2015-2016 MBA Essay Topics

    Tuck School of Business 2015-2016 MBA Essay Topics

    by on June 20th, 2015

    The Tuck 360: MBA Blog provided a preview of the updated MBA essay questions that will be a part of the Fall 2016 application to Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. While there are no major thematic changes over … Read More

  • NYU Stern 2015-2016 Deadlines, Essay Questions

    NYU Stern 2015-2016 Deadlines, Essay Questions

    by on June 19th, 2015

    New York University’s Stern School of Business has announced the application deadlines and MBA essay questions for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Deadlines Round 1 Application due: October 15, 2015 Initial … Read More

  • UV Darden School Announces Enhancements to MBA Curriculum

    UV Darden School Announces Enhancements to MBA Curriculum

    by on June 18th, 2015

    The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has just announced several changes to its MBA program that will take effect beginning this fall, including a new, required experiential course as well as more … Read More

  • Don’t Be “Joe MBA”

    Don’t Be “Joe MBA”

    by on June 17th, 2015

    As you begin to work on your Round 1 MBA materials, we have some advice for you: don’t try to be “Joe MBA.” One of the biggest mistakes we see applicants make is assuming that the surest route to business school … Read More

  • What to Do Before Heading to B-School

    What to Do Before Heading to B-School

    by on June 13th, 2015

    You did it! You got into business school—congratulations! It might seem like years ago that you first started your applications, or you might feel like the whole process flew by. Either way, you now have just a few … Read More

  • Gender Balance Scorecard at B-Schools Worldwide

    Gender Balance Scorecard at B-Schools Worldwide

    by on June 12th, 2015

    Significant differences in the gender balance of students and faculty at the top business schools around the world are revealed in the latest report from 20-first, the leading international consultancy on gender balance … Read More

  • Fit the GMAT into Overall MBA Application Strategy

    Fit the GMAT into Overall MBA Application Strategy

    by on June 11th, 2015

    Just about every MBA candidate needs to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of their business school admission package, but not everyone has a clear grasp on when and how the exam fits within the context of the whole … Read More

  • IE Business School Revamps Its International MBA Program

    IE Business School Revamps Its International MBA Program

    by on June 10th, 2015

    Spain’s IE Business School recently announced it has redesigned its one-year international MBA degree to allow students to design a custom program in accordance with their own specific interests and career plans. … Read More