MBA Team

Erik Hom

Erik Hom

MBA Admissions Counselor

Academic Background

Carnegie Mellon University, BS in Industrial Administration and BA in French
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA

Professional Background

  • More than 15 years as a business development and partnership executive for online direct-to-consumer retail
  • Strategy consultant for Accenture, advising health care, retail, and financial services clients with new product development and launch strategies
  • Corporate finance analyst for Citicorp, covering transitions in entertainment and hospitality, transportation, financial services, and oil and gas
  • Management associate for Norwegian Cruise Lines in finance, marketing, and on-shore operations
  • Startup consulting and investment banking

Select Admissions Counseling Accomplishments

Both as a Stratus consultant and before, Erik has helped applicants gain acceptance to such distinguished programs as Chicago Booth, Harvard Business School, the Stanford GSB, Wharton, Berkeley Haas, Columbia Business School, Northwestern Kellogg, Michigan Ross, MIT Sloan, Cornell Johnson, Duke Fuqua, UCLA Anderson, NYU Stern, Carnegie Mellon Tepper, and Toronto Rotman. He has also assisted candidates applying via the Consortium and Forté Foundation.



You might enjoy working with Erik if

  • You have a background or interest in strategic planning, business development, e-commerce, social media, or entrepreneurship.
  • You love ice cream - Erik is a co-owner of multiple Ben & Jerry’s franchises!

What Erik’s clients have to say about him

Off the bat Erik was very good at laying the landscape of MBA programs and helped me understand the pros and cons of the schools I was looking at and some that I wasn't. It was very reassuring to have an expert view especially as a foreigner applying to B-schools in the US.
Possibly the most valuable thing that Erik gave which should also be considered was peace of mind. Sometimes I would get particularly anxious over a multitude of things but Erik was always willing to get on the phone and he was always funny and reassuring and really helped brighten up a difficult process.