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MBA Preparation Spring Clean Up – Seven Tips for April

Now that spring is here, time to do some cleaning up! Take a moment in-between dusting and vacuuming to organize your MBA applications as well. 1. Articulate Why MBA? And Why Now? Earning an MBA should be a transformational experience. For two years, you grow your skills, knowledge and relationships to take your career to… View Article

Financial Times: Amazon’s Shopping Spree at Business Schools

How the retailer has become one of the biggest recruiters of MBA graduates Stratus Director of MBA Admissions Susan Cera is sourced in this article by Jonathan Moules. From the article: “Amazon is constantly entering new markets, which provides opportunities for a newly minted MBA to learn about being an entrepreneur in a low-risk environment… View Article

Chicago Business Journal: 5 MBA Application Strategies for Booth and Kellogg

How To Get Into University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business Learn How   How To Get Into Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Learn How   by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO Chicago is home to two of the nation’s top 20 MBA programs, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Booth) and… View Article

AIGAC Blog: 5 Business School Application Hacks to Improve Admissions Potential to Top Schools

by Harold Simansky, Stratus Admissions Counseling The business school applications process is a rigorous and intimidating triathlon of sorts, a multi-stage event requiring endurance, speed, and keen strategy. Moreover, it requires a tri-athlete’s ability to separate oneself from the herd of sharp-elbowed competitors. Last year, only 1 in 10 applicants were accepted to the top-ranked… View Article

MBA March Madness

March Madness is underway! While it is universally understood that basketball is the meaning of this, for many involved with MBA programs, there is a lot of madness in March! For those working on the admissions side, staffers are poring over thousands of applications to make R2 decisions. This is also the month that many… View Article

Am I Too Old for an MBA? Four Reasons to Consider Alternative MBAs

The average age of a first year MBA student is 29 – roughly the same as the average of starting quarterbacks in the NFL. Yet, at 39, Tom Brady recently led the Patriots to his fifth Super Bowl win. If Tom Brady can be a successful outlier, so can I…right? If you are more than… View Article

5 Business School Application Hacks to Improve Admissions Potential to Top Schools

The business school applications process is a rigorous and intimidating triathlon of sorts, a multi-stage event requiring endurance, speed, and keen strategy. Moreover, it requires a tri-athlete’s ability to separate oneself from the herd of sharp-elbowed competitors. Rejected from your top choice MBA program? Don’t give up! We can help. Stratus Application Analysis package is… View Article

Financial Times: Flexibility of online MBAs Opens Door for the Time-Poor

Students tell how they juggle study with work and family commitments Stratus Director of MBA Admissions Susan Cera is sourced in this article by Jonathan Moules, which is part of a Special Report on Online Learning. Click this link to read the article

Five Tips to Build your Quantitative Profile

Business schools want to admit candidates that they believe can withstand the quantitative rigor of an MBA program. Whether you are a non-traditional applicant with limited exposure to quant-focused work or someone who did not perform well in those courses as an undergrad, there is no need to beat yourself up over things that cannot… View Article