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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

MBA March Madness

March Madness is underway! While it is universally understood that basketball is the meaning of this, for many involved with MBA programs, there is a lot of madness in March! For those working on the admissions side, staffers are poring over thousands of applications to make R2 decisions. This is also the month that many… 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

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

How to Respond to the Stanford MBA Essay Prompts

The Stanford Graduate School of Business challenges those applying to be unique in their essays and responses while recognizing the importance of being yourself as you reflect upon and discuss your future goals. The acceptance rate for Stanford in 2015 was 6.1%, making it the most selective graduate business school on the planet.This makes it… 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