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Insider Insight to Nail the Ross Essay (and Short Answers!)

The Ross essay starts off by asking a fairly standard question about your short-term and long-term goals. Then it gets more difficult with three short answer questions culled from nine different choices. Follow this approach to help tackle the long and the short of it. The University of Michigan-Ross MBA experience is filled with a… View Article

Six Tips for MBA Application Preparation in June

Only 100 days until Round 1 MBA applications are due! Before you read on, visit the websites of ALL of the programs you are considering and sign up to receive information. You will be notified when each school’s application comes live as well as receive some school specific tips from admissions. Now, what else should… View Article

Indian Women: Six Tips to get Admitted to a Top MBA Program

Business schools are luring the best female candidates from the around the world and enrollment of women is on the rise at top programs. Here are six things Indian women applicants can do to increase their odds. 1. Portray a Well-Rounded Profile Admission to Indian educational institutions is focused on academic history. Business schools around… View Article

Chief Learning Officer: ​Build Leadership Skills Through Nontraditional MBA Programs

by Salma Qarnain, Stratus Admissions Counseling Give executives greater flexibility to build global learning into their busy schedules. Increasing demand for executive-level education programs to fill knowledge gaps and develop soft skills has inspired newer online and specialized programs, giving executives greater flexibility to build global learning into their busy schedules. The flexibility of newer… View Article

LA Business Journal: ​5 MBA Application Strategies for UCLA Anderson and USC Marshall

 by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO Los Angeles boasts two of the nation’s Top 25 MBA programs: The UCLA Anderson School of Management (Anderson) and the USC Marshall School of Business (Marshall). The City of Angels offers a myriad of alternatives that enable you to identify a great fit, including: UCLA Anderson’s Fully Employed MBA for… View Article

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