Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • 2014-2015 Chicago Booth MBA Essay Tips

    2014-2015 Chicago Booth MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 28th, 2014

    Chicago Booth is consistently rated in the top echelon of MBA programs in the United States and is known for a strong intellectual community. This application is designed to evaluate candidates on their ability to handle … Read More

  • MBA Grads Still Need to Master Social Media

    MBA Grads Still Need to Master Social Media

    by on July 27th, 2014

    While we all know social media use has exploded over the past decade, some MBA graduates are still operating like its 1999 when it comes to maximizing its benefits from a professional standpoint. In BusinessWeek’s … Read More

  • Yale SOM Introduces Sliding Scale Application Fee

    Yale SOM Introduces Sliding Scale Application Fee

    by on July 26th, 2014

    In an effort to make applying to the Yale School of Management more accessible for lower-income applicants, the program announced it will implement a sliding scale for its MBA application fee. Most applicants will pay … Read More

  • Oxford Saïd to Launch Newly Redesigned MBA Program

    Oxford Saïd to Launch Newly Redesigned MBA Program

    by on July 25th, 2014

    University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School has announced a major redesign of the one-year Oxford MBA, launching in September 2014, that will provide future leaders with the skills, knowledge, and personal … Read More

  • New Application at Cornell’s Johnson School Adds LinkedIn Feature

    New Application at Cornell’s Johnson School Adds LinkedIn Feature

    by on July 24th, 2014

    The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University recently announced the launch of a new admissions application for its one-year and two-year MBA programs, making it one of the most unique applications in … Read More

  • 2014-2015 UVA Darden MBA Essay Tips

    2014-2015 UVA Darden MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 23rd, 2014

    While writing only 500 words for your University of Virginia Darden School of Business application essay may seem simple, it requires discipline to highlight all of the important parts of your profile for the admissions … Read More

  • UC Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips

    UC Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 20th, 2014

    The set of essays for admission to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business covers a variety of topics – from the personal to professional. In approaching these varied questions it will be important to remain focused on … Read More

  • MBA Trends at Harvard Business School and Beyond

    MBA Trends at Harvard Business School and Beyond

    by on July 17th, 2014

    The shift to fewer and shorter MBA essays has taken hold across the elite business schools of the United States, and the Wall Street Journal published two interesting articles recently exploring the changes afoot at MBA … Read More

  • UCLA Anderson School Goes Private

    UCLA Anderson School Goes Private

    by on July 16th, 2014

    Following years of debate, the full-time MBA program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management will transition from state-supported to self-supporting status, Inside Higher Ed has reported. This change means the MBA … Read More

  • How B-School Students Can Choose an MBA Concentration

    How B-School Students Can Choose an MBA Concentration

    by on July 14th, 2014

    This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. The MBA degree is general by nature, as it’s designed to train students for careers managing any area of business. … Read More

  • Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips

    Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 12th, 2014

    Columbia’s updated essay questions are consistent with last year, with a new video about Columbia and New York City as a defining feature. As usual, Columbia Business School is highly concerned about fit and your … Read More

  • Duke Fuqua 2014–2015 Essay Topics

    Duke Fuqua 2014–2015 Essay Topics

    by on July 11th, 2014

    Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has announced the essay questions for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions cycle. Required Short Answer Questions Instructions: Answer all 3 of the following questions. For each … Read More

  • Score Preview Added to GMAT

    Score Preview Added to GMAT

    by on July 5th, 2014

    Prospective business students taking the GMAT exam will now be able to preview their unofficial scores before deciding whether to report or cancel them, the Graduate Management Admission Council has announced. The score … Read More

  • The Most LGBT Friendly B-Schools

    The Most LGBT Friendly B-Schools

    by on July 3rd, 2014

    Friendfactor, the LGBT rights organization for straight friends founded in 2009, has announced the results of its second MBA Ally Challenge, a friendly competition among business schools to build as many impactful ally … Read More