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Didn’t Get Into Your Public Policy Program and Thinking About Re-Applying? Here’s How to Re-Tool

Over the past few weeks, Masters in Public Policy Program(s) have released their admissions decisions. Not everyone got the news they were hoping for, of course, but if you’re considering applying again, then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we talk through some of the most important steps you can take to… View Article

Is a Master’s in Entrepreneurship in Your Future?

Traditional business school curriculums prepare students for C-level positions in large, typically public, companies. As the Internet revolution gained momentum, business schools recognized the need to provide an education that met the needs of entrepreneurs building and operating start-ups. The skills needed for a successful startup are often different than those taught in traditional business… View Article

Is Graduate School Right for You?

Even with a strong undergraduate education, graduate school may still be required to reach your goals. Given the cost of living, tuition, and years of lost income, graduate school is an expensive decision. Understanding your motivation and goals, and how best to reach them, increases your chances of success. Who should pursue a graduate degree?… View Article

Is a Master’s in Data Analytics in Your Future?

Each year sees the introduction of new masters degree programs in specialized areas. In recent years, the focus on “Big Data” in and across enterprise organizations has led to an increase in the number of specialized masters programs in business analytics and data science. The current shortage of highly trained data analysts has led to… View Article

MBA vs MFE: 6 Tips to Help You Decide

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in finance, you may be overwhelmed by the graduate program options. Two of the most common paths are an MBA (Master’s in Business Administration) with a concentration/specialization in Finance and a MFE (Master’s in Financial Engineering), which is also less commonly designated as a Masters in Financial Mathematics…. View Article

Urgent Policy Meeting! – An MPP Thought Experiment

Picture an urgent meeting in the Oval Office. A vigorous conversation is underway, and it includes this cast of characters: The President The Chief of Staff (responsible for ensuring that the president’s decisions are delegated to the right people and executed skillfully) A Senior Counselor/Strategist (someone who knows the president well and can offer personal support… View Article

3 Tips for Applying to MPP Programs

There’s no shortage of great guidance out there about applying to business or law programs. (Stratus provides such guidance on our business and law school blogs.) When it comes to MPP programs, however, there’s a lot less information on the web, so it can be hard to know which questions to ask and how to… View Article

5 Ways To Be A Compelling MPP Candidate

Applying to an MPP program means assembling a clear, compelling application that reflects what you value, what you’ve accomplished, and what you aim to do in the future. Here are five tips that can help your application make its mark. 1. Be Genuine. There’s only one you, so don’t pretend to be someone you’re not!… View Article

Considering an MPP or MPA? Questions to Ask Before Applying

If you want to be president, you run for office. But what if you want to work FOR the president – or elsewhere in the government or nonprofit worlds? Increasingly, a master’s level public policy degree can make the difference. Usually, that means either an MPP (Master of Public Policy) or MPA (Master of Public… View Article