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Introducing Stratus Admissions’ Business School Guides!

We at Stratus Admissions are proud to present our latest offering: the Stratus Admissions’ Guides to getting into top-ranked schools! After nearly 15 years as a premier admissions counseling company, we have revamped our look and our publications, but our focus remains unchanged—to offer our clients the most up-to-date information and guidance to help them…

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Part of a Family Business? An MBA Could Be Right for You! (Part 1)  

An estimated 80% of all businesses are considered to be family businesses to some degree. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of business schools have one or more courses focused on the unique challenges of running a business that means a whole lot more to you than just making money. If you are already working in a…

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College Seniors: Is an MBA in Your Future? Consider Deferred Admissions!

College Seniors: Is an MBA in Your Future? Consider Deferred Admissions!

More and more top MBA programs are offering admission to exceptional students in their senior year of undergraduate studies or students who started working on a master’s degree directly after college. Although deferred admissions programs differ, the gist is that if students know they need an MBA degree to achieve their goals, they can secure…

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Doppelgänger MBA Programs: If You Like X, You May Like Y

How do you “fit” into an MBA program? Whether it is about you liking a school or a school liking you (to the point that it accepts 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…

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How to Nail the CBS 2020-21 Essay Prompts

Like many of us, CBS just wants to be loved. For a successful candidate, that means making it clear to CBS that it is your first (and possibly only) choice for business school and that you possess the leadership qualities to succeed. If this is you—and you want the best chance of being accepted—then applying…

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College Seniors: Is an MBA in your Future? Consider Deferred Admissions!

More and more top MBA programs are offering admission to exceptional students in their senior year of undergraduate studies or students who started a master’s degree directly after college. Although the programs differ, the gist is that if college seniors know an MBA is the degree they need to achieve their goals, they can secure…

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How to Nail the CBS 2019-20 Essay Prompts

Like many of us, Columbia Business School just wants to be loved. For a successful candidate that means making it clear to CBS that it is your first (and possibly only) choice for business school, and that you possess the leadership qualities to succeed. If this is you – and you want the best chance…

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MBAnalysis Blog: Part of a Family Business? An MBA is Right for You! (Part 1)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An estimated 80% of all businesses are considered to be family businesses to some degree. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of business schools have one or more courses focused on the unique challenges of running a business that means a whole lot more to you than making money. If you are already working in a family…

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Tips on Writing the Columbia Business School Essay: Loving that New York Frame of Mind

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](Updated for 2018-2019) Like many of us, Columbia Business School just wants to be loved.  For a successful candidate that means making it clear to CBS that it is your first (and possibly only) choice for business school, and that NYC is the best place for you to spend two years. If this is you…

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MBAnalysis Blog: Columbia Business School and Rolling Admissions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   And we’re off to the races…if you are applying to Columbia Business School; that is. As of today, the CBS application is open, and as one of the few schools with rolling admissions, it also means that there is some advantage to applying before the deadline. These dates for Columbia get pretty confusing,…

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