Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • 4 Factors to Consider About European MBA Programs

    4 Factors to Consider About European MBA Programs

    by on December 8th, 2014

    As business becomes more global, future MBA applicants may ask themselves if they should consider heading abroad for business school. In many cases, the answer will be yes. The best business schools attract … Read More

  • Targeted Tips for Women MBA Applicants

    Targeted Tips for Women MBA Applicants

    by on December 4th, 2014

    Are there specific tips and tactics just for women who are applying to business school? While it’s tempting to dismiss the existence of any gender differences in the application process or in student life, you … Read More

  • Separate GMAT Rankings for U.S. and Asian Applicants

    Separate GMAT Rankings for U.S. and Asian Applicants

    by on December 3rd, 2014

    Segregation in education sounds like a relic of the distant past, but according to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal, Asian and Indian applicants to U.S. MBA programs trounce American applicants so badly on the … Read More

  • Make the Most of Each Application Component

    Make the Most of Each Application Component

    by on December 2nd, 2014

    As you pull together your MBA application materials, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the Adcom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply copy and paste bullet points from your … Read More

  • New MOOC Partnership Between Coursera and ISB

    New MOOC Partnership Between Coursera and ISB

    by on November 30th, 2014

    Coursera, the US-based online education provider, and the Indian School of Business (ISB) recently signed a partnership agreement to develop courses for Coursera’s 10-million-plus learners. A course on “A Life of … Read More

  • Plan Your Time Wisely in Round 2

    Plan Your Time Wisely in Round 2

    by on November 29th, 2014

    By the end of this week, we’re through with November already—can you believe it? What’s even harder to believe is that Round 2 deadlines will start to hit in less than two months. And since end-of-year wrap-ups … Read More

  • Do’s and Don’ts of Convincing MBA Programs You’re a Good Fit

    Do’s and Don’ts of Convincing MBA Programs You’re a Good Fit

    by on November 28th, 2014

    Focusing on fit is one of the most important elements of finding the right business school. This can seem like an abstract thing to determine at first glance. After all, many students assume they’d be just as … Read More

  • Social Media Will Change the B-School Landscape

    Social Media Will Change the B-School Landscape

    by on November 26th, 2014

    Social media as it relates to management education continues to be a hot topic, and I found the comments in a recent Huffington Post blog piece really fascinating. For Millennials, memories of the world prior to … Read More

  • Don’t Hide from MBA Admissions Background Checks

    Don’t Hide from MBA Admissions Background Checks

    by on November 24th, 2014

    Background checks in MBA admissions are more common for some schools than others, but their overall use is growing. Some programs vet every admitted applicant, others randomly select a percentage of candidates and still … Read More

  • Is an MD/MBA Degree Right for You?

    Is an MD/MBA Degree Right for You?

    by on November 20th, 2014

    The Atlantic recently published an in-depth piece exploring the rise of the M.D./MBA degree. It seems there’s been an explosion of joint MD/MBA programs in the United States, growing from six to 65 in 20 years, … Read More

  • Choose Safety Schools for Your MBA Applications Carefully

    Choose Safety Schools for Your MBA Applications Carefully

    by on November 19th, 2014

    Landing a seat at a top MBA program isn’t a slam-dunk for anybody. It’s getting increasingly competitive to get into the highest-ranked schools. The term safety school gets thrown around quite a bit in MBA … Read More

  • Nothing ‘Dirty’ About Professional Networking

    Nothing ‘Dirty’ About Professional Networking

    by on November 13th, 2014

    MBA programs place a major emphasis on networking skills with their students and graduates, but a new study written by professors at Harvard Business School, Rotman School of Management, and Kellogg School of Management … Read More

  • 3 Tips to Stay Sane During B-School

    3 Tips to Stay Sane During B-School

    by on November 12th, 2014

    By now, you’ve either fantasized about how hectic yet amazing business school life is,  or you’re living it right now. Rohan Rajiv, a first-year student in Northwestern University Kellogg School of … Read More

  • MBA Essay Do’s and Don’ts from Kenan-Flagler

    MBA Essay Do’s and Don’ts from Kenan-Flagler

    by on November 10th, 2014

    The admissions team at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School recently provided a list of helpful do’s and dont’s for applicants working on their MBA admissions essay, and their advice holds no matter which … Read More