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BusinessBecause: Hate The MBA Rankings? What Lower-Ranked Business Schools Can Do To Compete

by Jonathan Pfeffer Outside the top-ranked elite, b-schools in the US are developing new strategies to stay competitive There’s a feeding frenzy at elite business schools right now with every Stanford, Harvard or Wharton applicant—and there are plenty—sweating bullets that a name brand degree is their only ticket to ride. Excerpt with Stratus Admissions Counseling… 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

MBAnalysis Blog: Create your Own Top Ten MBA Ranking

While business school rankings remain controversial, here are some things to think about when you create the only ranking that is important, your own! We like to call these guideposts the 5 Cs. Curriculum Does the school offer the academics that gets you to your short term career goal? This question has to be answered… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Business School Rankings – Why I Love/Hate Them (Part 2)

Yesterday, the The Wall Street Journal and Fox News reported that several MBA programs are advising aspiring MBA candidates to stop considering academic rankings published by media outlets and that schools themselves stop participating. The claim is that such rankings are defined by an “overly narrow set of criteria.” Yesterday I talked about why I… View Article

MBAnalysis Blog: Business School Rankings – Why I Love/Hate Them (Part I)

Yesterday, the The Wall Street Journal and Fox News reported that several MBA programs are advising aspiring MBA candidates to stop considering academic rankings published by media outlets and that schools themselves stop participating. The claim is that such rankings are defined by an “overly narrow set of criteria.” Here’s my take on business school… View Article

The Real March Madness: US News & World Report Business School Rankings Revealed

A March-Madness approach to business school selection using the US News & World Report rankings It’s MARCH MADNESS, the rankings have been announced and once again it’s the usual cast of characters versus the underdogs. Who will be the big surprise this year and who will disappoint? No we are not talking about NCCA basketball,… View Article