Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • Michigan Ross Kicks Off Annual Impact Challenge

    Michigan Ross Kicks Off Annual Impact Challenge

    by on August 29th, 2014

    The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has unveiled details of its annual Impact Challenge. Organized by the Ross Leadership Initiative (RLI), the 2014 Impact Challenge will harness the creativity of … Read More

  • Assess 5 Funding Options to Help Pay for an MBA

    Assess 5 Funding Options to Help Pay for an MBA

    by on August 28th, 2014

    Getting your MBA acceptance letter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but submitting your deposit for business school is a thrill of a different kind. After you decide where to attend, you’ll only have a few months to … Read More

  • US News Names 10 Most Expensive MBA Programs

    US News Names 10 Most Expensive MBA Programs

    by on August 27th, 2014

    In addition to its standard business school rankings released annually, US News and World Report occasionally releases a “short list” magnifying individual data points. Recently, the news magazine takes a … Read More

  • How Does Social Media Fit Into Your MBA Application Strategy?

    How Does Social Media Fit Into Your MBA Application Strategy?

    by on August 15th, 2014

    In the era of social media saturation, business school hopefuls have to think about more than just drafting memorable essays, nailing interviews and marketing themselves effectively during the MBA application … Read More

  • Who Thinks Up Those MBA Essay Questions?

    Who Thinks Up Those MBA Essay Questions?

    by on August 12th, 2014

    With so many elite schools either reducing the number of required essays in recent years, or getting really creative with their prompts—raise your hand if you remember Berkeley Haas‘ “If you could choose … Read More

  • 2014-2015 Kellogg MBA Essay Tips

    2014-2015 Kellogg MBA Essay Tips

    by on August 11th, 2014

    Kellogg‘s close-knit community values leadership and teamwork. At the same time, diversity in experience, background and thought is important to the Kellogg admissions committee. Do your research on the programs, … Read More

  • Emory Business School 2014-2015 Deadlines

    Emory Business School 2014-2015 Deadlines

    by on August 10th, 2014

    Emory’s Goitzueta Business School has posted the deadlines for the upcoming MBA admissions cycle. Round 1 Deadline: October 1, 2014 Decision: December 4, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: November 14, 2014 Decision: January … Read More

  • Uncover the Hidden Costs of an MBA Education

    Uncover the Hidden Costs of an MBA Education

    by on August 8th, 2014

    This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. Almost every business school publishes an official cost of attendance figure, but getting an MBA could cost you thousands more. … Read More

  • 4 Common Video Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid

    4 Common Video Interview Mistakes You Should Avoid

    by on August 5th, 2014

    A skyrocketing number of business schools and employers have integrated a video interview platform such as Skype into their screening process, which means applicants need to adapt to make sure they present themselves … Read More

  • CMU Tepper 2014-2015 Deadlines and Essays

    CMU Tepper 2014-2015 Deadlines and Essays

    by on August 4th, 2014

    Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business has posted the following deadlines and essay questions for the upcoming MBA admissions season. Deadlines Round 1 Deadline: October 5, 2014 Decision: December 15, 2014 … Read More

  • INSEAD Essays for September 2015 Intake

    INSEAD Essays for September 2015 Intake

    by on August 2nd, 2014

    For the September 2015 intake, INSEAD asks applicants to answer the following job description and motivation essays. Job Description Essays Essay 1 Briefly summarise your current (or most recent) job, including the … Read More

  • B-School Researchers Find Link Between Reflection and Learning

    B-School Researchers Find Link Between Reflection and Learning

    by on August 1st, 2014

    Researchers from Harvard Business School, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and HEC Paris have found that developing a daily writing habit of just 15 minutes a day could pay off in spades when it comes to improving job … Read More

  • Boost Your Candidacy with a Pre-MBA Prep Plan

    Boost Your Candidacy with a Pre-MBA Prep Plan

    by on July 31st, 2014

    If you’re thinking seriously about attending business school in a few years, I have great news for you. Three years is ample time to do several things that will strengthen your MBA application and make you a much … Read More

  • Smith School of Business Boosts Military Outreach

    Smith School of Business Boosts Military Outreach

    by on July 30th, 2014

    Active-duty and veteran students at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business now have a dedicated staff member to help them make a smooth transition to the classroom and ultimately end up in … Read More