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MBAnalysis: Round and Round We Go – A Timetable for Applying to Business School

So when should I apply to business school? At first blush this seems like a fairly straightforward question: apply by the deadline. Only here’s the rub: most business schools don’t have just one deadline. They frequently have three. Generally, round 1 deadlines are in September or October; round 2 deadlines are in January; and round… View Article
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NYU Stern: Tips to Making it to the Village

While known as a finance-focused school, Stern also places many graduates into consulting and the media & entertainment industry stemming from its location in Greenwich Village in New York City. Character and a sense of self-awareness to realize one’s weakness are very important to Stern, as it searches for the right mix of IQ and… View Article

As Big as Texas: Tips for McCombs’ MBA Essays

How To Get Into University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business Learn How   The McComb’s School of Business is looking for dynamic, driven people. The program gets better and stronger every year, and they want to admit students who will keep that forward momentum going. As you go about your essays, demonstrate that that’s… View Article

How to Write a Great UVA Darden Essay

Darden has a new question this year and is giving applicants 500 words to answer: When preparing for class at Darden, students formulate an opinion on each case before meeting with their learning teams and class sections. When encountering different views and perspectives, opinions frequently shift. Tell us about a time when your opinion evolved… View Article

LA Business Journal: How to Prepare Your UCLA Anderson MBA Application

 by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO The UCLA Anderson School of Management (Anderson) describes itself as intently focused on the future of business while providing “limitless access” to all that Los Angeles offers. One of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in world, L.A. has more than 300,000 small businesses — including media and… View Article

La La Land: More than a Movie…Tips to get you to UCLA Anderson

How To Get Into UCLA’s Anderson School of Management Learn How   There are many amazing reasons to live in Southern California: Perfect weather, perfect water, and Silicon Beach to name a few. However, what really makes UCLA stand-out is its unique location in a city filled with many different industries, a collaborative culture, and… View Article

MBAnalysis: Small Enough to be Big

In the last blog post, we discussed those schools that are “big enough to be small,” meaning that due to their overwhelming size there is always a group of like-minded people to come together around a shared interest or professional goal. So if there is “big enough to be small” school is there “small enough… View Article

Considering an MPP or MPA? Questions to Ask Before Applying

If you want to be president, you run for office. But what if you want to work FOR the president – or elsewhere in the government or nonprofit worlds? Increasingly, a master’s level public policy degree can make the difference. Usually, that means either an MPP (Master of Public Policy) or MPA (Master of Public… View Article