Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • 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

  • Admissions Updates from Michigan Ross

    Admissions Updates from Michigan Ross

    by on November 9th, 2014

    At the Michigan Ross School of Business, Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid Soojin Kwon recently posted some information on her blog that will be helpful for R1 as well as future applicants. Perhaps the biggest … Read More

  • ROI of the MBA Strong Across Most Tiers

    ROI of the MBA Strong Across Most Tiers

    by on November 8th, 2014

    Just about everyone knows that earning an MBA degree offers an excellent return on investment. But what’s interesting to learn is that even schools outside of the Top 20 and without a globally recognized brand … Read More

  • Michigan Ross Admissions Director on Retaking GMAT

    Michigan Ross Admissions Director on Retaking GMAT

    by on November 7th, 2014

    First off, congratulations to all of the R1 applicants to Michigan Ross School of Business who received an invitation to interview! MBA admissions director Soojin Kwon discusses the subject of retaking the GMAT in a … Read More

  • Applications Rising for 2-Year MBA Programs

    Applications Rising for 2-Year MBA Programs

    by on November 5th, 2014

    For a third straight year, applications to full-time, two-year MBA programs showed marked growth, according to the 2014 Application Trends Survey, released by the Graduate Management Admission Council. By comparison, the … Read More

  • B-Schools Still Lukewarm on GMAT IR Section

    B-Schools Still Lukewarm on GMAT IR Section

    by on November 3rd, 2014

    According to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2014 survey of admissions officers at over 200 business schools across the United States, 60% say that an applicant’s score on the GMAT’s Integrated Reasoning section (launched in … Read More

  • 2014-2015 London Business School MBA Essay Tips

    2014-2015 London Business School MBA Essay Tips

    by on November 2nd, 2014

    London Business School is a close-knit program with an international focus, set in one of the most exciting centers of culture in Europe. Among one of the top-ranked programs in the world, LBS is equally valued by … Read More

  • Application Insights from UCLA Anderson

    Application Insights from UCLA Anderson

    by on November 1st, 2014

    Most MBA admissions teams stress that the application process is holistic, meaning they take into account all elements of the candidate’s application and don’t assign overwhelming weight to any one aspect. In … Read More

  • Applicants Overwhelming Favor GMAT Over GRE, Kaplan Survey Reveals

    Applicants Overwhelming Favor GMAT Over GRE, Kaplan Survey Reveals

    by on October 31st, 2014

    Acceptance of the GRE as an admissions alternative to the GMAT among U.S. business schools has reached critical mass, according to Kaplan Test Prep’s 2014 survey of business school admissions officers. According to the … Read More

  • 2014-2015 Cornell MBA Essay Tips

    2014-2015 Cornell MBA Essay Tips

    by on October 30th, 2014

    Over the past several years Cornell’s Johnson MBA program has revamped everything from the curriculum, to the programs offered by the school to the application process. Candidates can now choose between a traditional … Read More