Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • 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

  • MBA Admissions Counseling: What You Pay and What You Get

    MBA Admissions Counseling: What You Pay and What You Get

    by on July 2nd, 2014

    Those who are new to the MBA admissions process often wonder whether they should engage the services of a professional consultant, and if so, to what extent. I believe a consultant can always help, whether you are a … Read More

  • Don’t Let Fear Derail Your MBA Dreams

    Don’t Let Fear Derail Your MBA Dreams

    by on July 1st, 2014

    This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. Applying to business school, especially to the most elite MBA programs, is a highly stressful undertaking. You must dedicate … Read More

  • 2014 Stanford GSB Essay Tips

    2014 Stanford GSB Essay Tips

    by on June 28th, 2014

    Stanford Graduate School of Business has followed the lead of the majority of top MBA programs and has reduced the essay count for this year’s application. Stanford is still focused on candid self-evaluation and … Read More

  • 2014-2015 University of Pennsylvania Wharton Essay Tips

    2014-2015 University of Pennsylvania Wharton Essay Tips

    by on June 26th, 2014

    This year Wharton has streamlined the essay questions even further and asks only one required question for new applicants to the program. If you are a reapplicant there is an additional required question. The Wharton … Read More

  • Tuck at Dartmouth 2014-2015 MBA Essay Tips

    Tuck at Dartmouth 2014-2015 MBA Essay Tips

    by on June 25th, 2014

    The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth has a small student body and a rural location, combined with world-class faculty and academic focus. As you approach your Dartmouth Tuck MBA application it will be important to … Read More

  • Darden School of Business 2014-2015 Deadlines

    Darden School of Business 2014-2015 Deadlines

    by on June 24th, 2014

    The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced the application deadlines for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season. Round 1 Deadline: October 10, 2014 Decision: December 17, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: … Read More