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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

Tips on Writing the Columbia Business School Essay: Loving that New York Frame of Mind

Like many of us, Columbia Business School just wants to be loved.  For a successful candidate that means making it clear to CBS that it is your first (and possibly only) choice for business school, and that NYC is the best place for you to spend two years. If this is you — and you… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Does “Size Matter” When Getting an MBA?

When asked why one business school is not like the other, most applicants will talk about things like scores, job placement, industries that grads go into, location, weather, and a few other things. What prospective applicants are less likely to mention is class size. This is always surprising to me, because out of all the… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Columbia Business School and Rolling Admissions

And we’re off to the races…if you are applying to Columbia Business School; that is. As of today, the CBS application is open, and as one of the few schools with rolling admissions, it also means that there is some advantage to applying before the deadline. These dates for Columbia get pretty confusing, pretty quickly…. View Article

Chicago Business Journal: 5 MBA Application Strategies for Booth and Kellogg

by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO Chicago is home to two of the nation’s top 20 MBA programs, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Booth) and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Kellogg). The Booth and Kellogg classes of 2018 have low admit rates of 23 percent and approximately 20 percent, respectively,… View Article

New York Business Journal: 5 MBA Application Strategies for Columbia and Stern

by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO New York City is home to two of the nation’s top 20 MBA programs, Columbia Business School (CBS) and the New York University Stern School of Business (Stern). CBS and Stern have low admit rates, 17 percent and 23 percent, and average GMAT scores of 717 and 710, respectively. Consider the following application strategies for these… View Article

Top 7 Steps All MBA Applicants Should Be Taking Now

Much as the old adage describes, “complacency breeds mediocrity,” so too does complacency breed middling applications. Take the following timely steps in May to position yourself for MBA application success. 1. Answer these three questions: Why an MBA? Why now? Why that particular school? We cannot stress enough the importance of being able to answer… View Article

Top 7 Steps All MBA Applicants Should Be Taking in April

April is the start of April showers and another MBA application season that will last until October. While October may seem awfully far away to begin the process, most successful candidates applying to the top business schools invariably start their submissions at least six months before they are due. Here are seven steps you should… View Article