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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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Six Tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion Interview

Congratulations! You have been invited to interview at Wharton! Making it this far in the business school application process is a huge win, but preparing for the unique Team-Based Discussion (TBD) presents new challenges. Here are six tips to follow so you can feel ready (and maybe a little more excited!) for your Wharton Team-Based…

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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 Tackle the Wharton MBA Essays

Some MBA programs, notably Harvard Business School (HBS), have stopped asking “Why our program?” In Wharton’s case, the school has doubled down and asked two questions that require you to present your knowledge of its program. In short, Wharton really wants to know that you want to be at the school. So, really do your…

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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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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…

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Creating That Killer Wharton Essay

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   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 the Learning Team—a group of six students placed together during pre-term…

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6 Insider Insights for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion Interview

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Prepare for your Wharton TEAM BASED DISCUSSION What to do when you receive that coveted email inviting you to the Wharton team-based discussion (TBD). *This content has been updated for the 2018-19 admissions season. I applied to Wharton knowing the application process. Still, when I received that coveted email inviting me to the team-based…

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Tips for the Wharton Team-Based Discussion Interview

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Congratulations, you have been invited to interview at Wharton! Making it this far in the business school application process is a HUGE win, but preparing for the unique Team-Based Discussion presents new challenges. *This content has been updated for the 2018-19 admissions season. Rehearse. Rehearse your one minute solution out loud and time yourself…

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