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MBAnalysis Blog: Four Tips as You Consider ROI on an MBA

By - Oct 23, 08:40 AM   Comments [0]

For many business school candidates, the issue of ROI on your MBA is paramount. After all, why pay a huge amount for a degree that isn’t going to pay off financially? While I appreciate the question, I find it overly simplistic; particularly as you are...

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MBAnalysis Blog: Doppelgänger MBA Programs – If You Liked X, You May Like Y

By - Oct 16, 05:00 AM   Comments [1]

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?...

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MBA vs MFE: 6 Tips to Help You Decide

By - Oct 15, 14:18 PM   Comments [0]

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...

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BusinessBecause: Is There A Cheating Epidemic At Business School?

By - Oct 13, 06:53 AM   Comments [0]

by Jonathan Pfeffer Some MBA students are cheating to get ahead Excerpt: Susan Cera, director of MBA admissions at Stratus Admissions Counseling, elaborates on the idea that cheating can result from a discrepancy in cultural norms: “In the US, elementary schools teach students how to research...

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MBAnalysis Blog: Plan B – 5 Things to Think About

By - Oct 13, 05:00 AM   Comments [0]

As Round 1 MBA decisions start rolling in, both in terms of admits and invitations to interview, now is the time to think about a Plan B, including MBA programs that you now wish to target for Round 2. Let me begin by reassuring you...

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NY Business Journal: 5 Johnson MBA application tips

By - Oct 12, 14:01 PM   Comments [0]

by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admisisons Counseling CEO The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson) MBA program emphasizes intense collaboration and prepares leaders for global success. Located in Ithaca, N.Y., four hours from New York City, the campus is surrounded by hiking trails and waterfalls. Ithaca also...

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How to Write a Compelling Georgetown McDonough Essay

By - Oct 12, 08:06 AM   Comments [0]

Georgetown is asking a new question this year and giving applicants 500 words to answer: Describe a defining moment when you were challenged and exceeded expectations. The moment can be a professional or personal one. If personal, then please also include how it had an...

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MBAnalysis: A Nobel Prize for Being (a) Different (Applicant)

By - Oct 12, 06:12 AM   Comments [0]

On Monday, Richard Thaler of Chicago Booth got the early morning call to say he had just won the Nobel Prize in Economics. For Professor Thaler, this was an honor long over-due, having already established himself as a ground-breaking thinker in that crazy world of...

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Engineering to MBA: 8 Problems to Solve

By - Oct 10, 17:25 PM   Comments [0]

As an engineer, you can bring problem solving ability to business, breaking down challenges, identifying root cause issues and developing innovative solutions. Often engineers and others with technical backgrounds look at an MBA to grow into management or leverage their technical skills to transition to...

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MBAnalysis: You’re Just Not Their Type

By - Oct 7, 11:25 AM   Comments [0]

Do business schools have “types?” Meaning, are there shared characteristics that are common among all students? The short answer is yes. But it is more nuanced than that. What you think is their type may not be their type at all. So how does this...

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