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What Are My Chances at Harvard Business School?

Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if you have a 3.9 from Stanford, a high GMAT score and stellar work experience. As an MBA applicant, you may have heard that you should apply to some stretch schools,… View Article

Top MBA Programs Deadlines and Essay Prompts 2018-2019

(*This article will be updated as dates and prompts are updated on school websites.) The schools are listed in the order they appear on US News & World Report’s 2019 Best Business Schools. Harvard Business School Application Deadlines: R1 9/5/18 R2 1/3/19 Decision Dates: R1 12/11/18 R2 3/26/19 Essay Prompt:  As we review your application,… 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

5 Keys to Writing the Cornell Johnson Essays

How To Get Into Cornell University’s SC Johnson College of Business Learn How   So you want to go to Johnson? Prove it! That’s the mentality espoused by the MBA Admissions Committee at this small, tight-knit school. And here are five ways to make your application essays stand out. 1. It’s about the prep At… View Article

MIT Sloan on Top: Five Tips for Your MIT Sloan Cover Letter

How To Get Into MIT’s Sloan School of Management Learn How   It may just be the glory days of MIT Sloan. By sitting in the middle of the booming Boston economy, centered in the emerging world of biotech, leading a movement in sustainability, and sitting one block (yes, really one block) away from Facebook,… View Article

New York Business Journal: How to Navigate the Columbia Business School MBA Application

How To Get Into Columbia Business School Learn How   by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO Columbia Business School (CBS) describes itself as the only top Ivy League business school immersed in the global business hub that is New York City. When applying to CBS, understanding the following nuances will help you prepare an impactful… View Article

Booth: Where a Picture is Worth 1000 Words

How To Get Into University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business Learn How   Once you choose an image, decide the medium that you are most comfortable with. If you are the creative type, a presentation might be the way to go. Strong writers might choose an essay. Demonstrate through pictures and words how great… View Article

How to Ace the Kellogg MBA Essay

(Updated for 2018-2019) How To Get Into Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Learn How   Essay 1: Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn?… View Article

Creating That Killer Wharton Essay

How To Get Into University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School Learn How   The legendary cylindrical tower edging Locust walk houses Wharton, a business school with a history of shaping the minds and clarifying the values of top business leaders. Wharton prides itself on team work, leadership, and instilling lessons of self-reflection and growth into… View Article