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by Harold Simansky

Senior MBA Admissions Counselor

Harold Simansky

Before Stratus, Harold began his business career at Bain & Company, where he was a member of the Private Equity Group. His work there included investment deal generation, strategic due diligence and portfolio company acceleration. Following this, Harold took a more entrepreneurial road, starting four successful companies over the last dozen years. These endeavors have generally been focused on residential energy efficiency and the “green” home. His most recent company was a website and print magazine (yes, print!) devoted to healthy and sustainable homes. This company was successfully sold in February, 2015 to a regional media company.

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MBAnalysis Blog: Last Minute MBA Application? 8 Crazy Things To Think About

With about two weeks to go before deadlines come fast and furious some of you may start thinking about more schools to which to apply. This may be a product of not getting into your dream school, and now you want to pursue plan B. Or, hopefully, you have gotten into your target school and… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: 5 Things I Am Thankful For…With My Business School Applications

As we all settle down to celebrate the greatest of all-American holidays and give thanks, now is not a bad time to take a different look at the business school applications you are working on. Sure, the application process can be a bear, but there may just be a few reasons to be grateful. 1…. View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: MBA R1 Limbo – How to Reach Out to AdCom

(Today’s MBAnalysis blog post is guest-written by Donna Bauman) The chat rooms have been blowing up these past few weeks as many top MBA programs began to offer interview invitations. All your friends got a decision, but you have not heard a thing yet. This is more common than you think, as some candidates are… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Crazy Times for a WI MBA – 5 Reasons to Go!

In the course of less than two weeks, the University of Wisconsin School of Business has gone from making plans to shutter its full-time MBA program to embracing it. Specifically, on October 25, Dean Anne P. Massey committed to “strengthening the full-time MBA experience.” This was in sharp contrast to a report by The Wall… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Four Tips as You Consider ROI on an MBA

For many business school candidates, the issue of ROI on your MBA is paramount. After all, why pay a huge amount for a degree that isn’t going to pay off financially? While I appreciate the question, I find it overly simplistic; particularly as you are about to make a potentially life-altering decision. So, let’s dig… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Doppelgänger MBA Programs – If You Liked X, You May Like Y

How do you “fit”? Whether it is about you liking a school or a school liking you (to the point that they accept you), the question of fit is one that should always be top-of-mind for any applicant. Do you like a school’s teaching style? The focus of the curriculum? The location? Are these your… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: A Nobel Prize for Being (a) Different (Applicant)

On Monday, Richard Thaler of Chicago Booth got the early morning call to say he had just won the Nobel Prize in Economics. For Professor Thaler, this was an honor long over-due, having already established himself as a ground-breaking thinker in that crazy world of behavioral economics; a world in which people are no longer… View Article