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MBAnalysis: Inside Names and Outside Names; Names I Love

When I was in high school, every night I would call my friend, Kenny Chin, to go over the homework. Yes, it was every night. I would always ask, “Is Kenny there?”  At that point, I would hear his mother yell the Chinese version of his name (which I can no longer remember, let alone… 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

AIGAC Blog: 5 Business School Application Hacks to Improve Admissions Potential to Top Schools

by Harold Simansky, Stratus Admissions Counseling The business school applications process is a rigorous and intimidating triathlon of sorts, a multi-stage event requiring endurance, speed, and keen strategy. Moreover, it requires a tri-athlete’s ability to separate oneself from the herd of sharp-elbowed competitors. Last year, only 1 in 10 applicants were accepted to the top-ranked… View Article

5 Business School Application Hacks to Improve Admissions Potential to Top Schools

The business school applications process is a rigorous and intimidating triathlon of sorts, a multi-stage event requiring endurance, speed, and keen strategy. Moreover, it requires a tri-athlete’s ability to separate oneself from the herd of sharp-elbowed competitors. Rejected from your top choice MBA program? Don’t give up! We can help. Stratus Application Analysis package is… View Article

Five Tips to Build your Quantitative Profile

Business schools want to admit candidates that they believe can withstand the quantitative rigor of an MBA program. Whether you are a non-traditional applicant with limited exposure to quant-focused work or someone who did not perform well in those courses as an undergrad, there is no need to beat yourself up over things that cannot… View Article

6 Planning Tips for Business School Visits

There is no better way to get to know an MBA program (and for an MBA program to get to know you) than a campus visit. But, before you book flights around the country, here are 6 things to know. Start the conversation right. The school visit is an opportunity for you to get to… View Article

Five Things You Need to Know About Taking the GMAT/GRE

The following provides 5 important tips to determine which test to take; how to cancel scores; which scores are most important; and more. As MBA applicants know, standardized test scores are a vital part of the business school application process. For you, the candidate, it is important to understand the testing process, timelines, and differences… View Article

5 Things MBA Applicants Should Do Before Dec. 31

by Salma Qarnain With the New Year rapidly approaching, it’s time to assess where you are in the application process. You may be getting ready to submit your applications for the Round 2 deadlines in January, or you may be deciding to apply to an MBA program next season. Regardless of where you are in… View Article

How to Transition from the Military to Business School

An MBA may be the most effective way to jumpstart a business career if you’re on your last tour of duty or recently separated. It provides the concrete industry skills needed to complement your unique military perspective, brings job recruiters to you, and offers you two years to adjust to civilian life before diving into… View Article