Articles by Stacy Blackman

  • 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your B-School Experience

    10 Ways to Make the Most of Your B-School Experience

    by on September 29th, 2014

    This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. If you’re heading to business school in the coming weeks, you’re about to embark on a transformative experience, both … Read More

  • Avoid 3 Mistakes When Building Your MBA Budget

    Avoid 3 Mistakes When Building Your MBA Budget

    by on September 28th, 2014

    This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA Blog on U.S.News.com. The MBA admissions process requires determination, dedication and hard work. But don’t let the effort required to gain … Read More

  • Last-Minute Checklist for Round 1 Applicants

    Last-Minute Checklist for Round 1 Applicants

    by on September 27th, 2014

    Are you planning on applying in Round 1, which at many schools is just weeks away? There are several reasons to apply in the first round, from demonstrating your strong interest and preparation, improving your chances of … Read More

  • 2014 Best Business Schools for Hispanics

    2014 Best Business Schools for Hispanics

    by on September 26th, 2014

    HispanicBusiness recently announced the 2014 ranking of the best business schools for diversity practices. The rankings look at Hispanic graduate enrollment, full-time Hispanic faculty in the MBA programs, and the … Read More

  • 2014-2015 INSEAD MBA Essay Tips

    2014-2015 INSEAD MBA Essay Tips

    by on September 25th, 2014

    Two campuses, multiple degree options and a diverse and international class set INSEAD apart. When you approach this set of essays, make sure you are ready to explain your career plans in detail, and highlight any … Read More

  • HBS Admissions Director Talks GMAT/GRE Scores

    HBS Admissions Director Talks GMAT/GRE Scores

    by on September 24th, 2014

    Although most of the elite MBA programs now accept either the GMAT or GRE as part of the admissions process, many applicants wonder if business schools really consider the exams equally. In an attempt to clarify the … Read More

  • Tuck School Creates New Global Insight Requirement

    Tuck School Creates New Global Insight Requirement

    by on September 23rd, 2014

    Beginning in fall 2015, students at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth will be required to complete an immersive global experience as part of their MBA education, the school announced recently. The new Tuck Global … Read More

  • Recruiters Seek Specialist MBAs with Soft Skills

    Recruiters Seek Specialist MBAs with Soft Skills

    by on September 22nd, 2014

    At the Association of MBAs (AMBA) annual Employers Forum in August, two topics dominated the event: the need for MBAs with well-developed ‘soft’ skills, and the increased demand for graduate hires with … Read More

  • B-Schools Respond to Market Demands

    B-Schools Respond to Market Demands

    by on September 20th, 2014

    Technology and entrepreneurship are changing the face of management education, a story in the Chicago Tribune reports. Economic and social challenges require creative solutions, and business schools have found themselves … Read More

  • Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

    Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

    by on September 19th, 2014

    A clear application strategy is crucial to approaching these essays. Duke Fuqua‘s mission is to “identify, engage, and foster the development of future leaders of consequence,” and you will want to demonstrate … Read More

  • HBS Lays Out Next Steps for R1 Applicants

    HBS Lays Out Next Steps for R1 Applicants

    by on September 18th, 2014

    In her recent blog update, Harvard Business School‘s director of admissions and financial aid Dee Leopold explained exactly what MBA hopefuls who submitted their applications last week for Round 1 can expect over … Read More

  • NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

    NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

    by on September 18th, 2014

    As the NYU Stern MBA website states, “Stern develops leaders who have an impact on business and beyond.” Evolving from a pure finance school into one that focuses on areas like entertainment and technology, Stern … Read More

  • UT McCombs Offers MBA Essay Advice

    UT McCombs Offers MBA Essay Advice

    by on September 8th, 2014

    Like many schools, UT McCombs School of Business has updated and streamlined the MBA application essays for the upcoming admissions season. Associate director of admissions Brodie Reynolds took to the Texas MBA Insider … Read More

  • MBA Essay Tips from Johnson’s Admissions Director

    MBA Essay Tips from Johnson’s Admissions Director

    by on September 5th, 2014

    Following recent application and essay innovations at Cornell’s Johnson School, interim MBA admissions director Ann W. Richards shared tips on how to approach the new, streamlined essay section. This year, … Read More