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Chicago Business Journal: How to Prepare Your Chicago Booth Application

by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO The Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) features an academically rigorous program, with an emphasis on questioning conventional wisdom, conveniently located in one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. The Chicago metro area is home to more than 30 Fortune 500 companies in the consumer foods, financial,… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Welcome to Business School! (Finding Success Outside the Classroom)

Only once the plane takes off or the moving van leaves, you realize you are actually going to business school! It is no longer that crazy, purgatory-like experience as you fight your way from deadline to deadline, waiting with baited-breadth to find out where you will be spending your next two years. Now you actually… View Article
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MBAnalysis Blog: So How Long Does It Really Take? 100 Days!

One of the questions we get most frequently here at Stratus is “How long does it take to apply to business school?” My usual answer is, “How long do you have?” Of course, this is a joke but as deadlines for business schools start arriving, this question becomes critical for many applicants. Obviously, there is… View Article

The 3 C’s of Kelley – Collaboration, Culture, and Community

Kelley Business School admits a small class of around 200 MBA students each year, which means a sense of community is not simply a nice-to-have, but a distinct feature of its student body. Its location in a small midwestern college town reinforces this aspect. It’s reputation as a traditional Big 10 college town with a… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: 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

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