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Jones: More Than Energy! Tips for the Rice MBA Essay Prompts

Jones Graduate School of Business (of Rice University) is no longer just for those interested in oil & gas. Though still energy focused, key areas that Rice also focuses on include health care and entrepreneurship. In fact, that entrepreneurial vibe is seen right from the get-go with the first essay question being a required video… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: The Cat’s Out of the Bag…in Pittsburgh?

How To Get Into Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business Learn How   Uber is testing self-driving cars there; Google has more than 500 employees there; Apple and Facebook have already come, while Amazon just landed. And, by the way, the food may just be the best in the country. And, there is art everywhere…. View Article

UNC Kenan-Flagler: 2 Essays, 6 Things to Keep in Mind

UNC Kenan-Flagler is guided by a set of core values, which includes Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Community and Teamwork. As you approach Kenan-Flagler’s essays, provide examples of how you live these values. Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain how your professional experience has shaped these goals, why this career option appeals to… View Article

Tips for Responding to the Tuck MBA Essays

How To Get Into Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business Learn How   With one of the smallest class sizes of top MBA programs and a culture of camaraderie, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is known a “tight-knit community” and students really are as close to each other as they say. Because of this,… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Meaningful Becoming Exceptional

In the previous blog post, I tried to give some guidance on what “exceptional” looks like in business school. And it probably isn’t you. Sorry. Next, the question becomes, how does the average person – who didn’t play professional sports, found their own company, or circumnavigate the globe –get in to a top MBA program?… View Article

Five Tips for Oil & Gas Professionals Applying to MBA Programs

Given the current state of the Oil & Gas industry, many professionals are looking to refocus their career into a less volatile field, others want to reform the industry from within. An MBA may be a good option either way. Why an MBA? The first questions you should ask yourself is why do you want… View Article

Five Tips to Nail Your INSEAD Essays

With three motivational essays and four short answer questions, INSEAD has one of the longer business school applications. So give yourself plenty of time think about the story you want to tell and the message you want to convey. Here are 5 tips to prepare to help you nail your INSEAD Essays: 1. Pace yourself,… View Article

U.S. News & World Report: You Don’t Need an Elite B-School for an MBA to Pay Off

by Farran Powell Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO Jeff Thomas is cited several times as an expert source in this story. Is an MBA worth it? U.S. News data show that there is a return at most ranked business schools. Most MBA applicants try to get into Harvard, Stanford or Wharton – commonly called HSW – to fast-track their careers. But whether you… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Exceptional or Meaningful?

My colleague Susan, will frequently point to Maya DiRado as the “perfect” MBA candidate. For those of you who don’t know Maya, she is a 3.6 Stanford grad, having studied both management science and engineering. Her father is from Argentina and she is now working as a McKinsey consultant… And by the way, she won… View Article

The Do-Over: 5 Tips for Business School Reapplicants

If you did not get the news you wanted last year in the MBA Admissions process, you may be wondering how to approach the reapplication process. Once you have allowed yourself time to accept the disappointment, here are five tips for approaching this next application cycle to get the desired result. 1. Confirm Reapplicant Requirements…. View Article