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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

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

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

The Top 5 Questions You Need to Ask When Considering An MBA

The MBA application process is a major life event. Whether it’s a wedding, a baby, job, move or pursuing an advanced degree, life events tend to raise the same handful of questions. These questions have several things in common, including expense, time, opportunity for growth, and lots of preparation. While new trends in MBA admissions… View Article

MIT Sloan on Top: Five Tips for Your MIT Sloan Cover Letter

It may just be the glory days of MIT Sloan. By sitting in the middle of the booming Boston economy, centered in the emerging world of biotech, leading a movement in sustainability, and sitting one block (yes, really one block) away from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and more venture capital firms than you can count,… View Article

New York Business Journal: How to Navigate the Columbia Business School MBA Application

by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO Columbia Business School (CBS) describes itself as the only top Ivy League business school immersed in the global business hub that is New York City. When applying to CBS, understanding the following nuances will help you prepare an impactful application. 1. Timing CBS has rolling admissions, and understanding how… View Article

How to Ace the Kellogg MBA Essay

Essay 1: Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words) This question serves to highlight Kellogg’s deepest mission to develop strong leaders who create… View Article