Articles by Beat The GMAT

    How to Fund Your MBA

    How to Fund Your MBA

    by on August 1st, 2017

    Now that you are heading to your MBA program in the fall, it’s time to focus on how to pay for it. In this video, Dave Carter from CommonBond discusses the ins and outs of paying for your MBA—including looking at … Read More

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    M7 B-Schools: What Does It Take?

    M7 B-Schools: What Does It Take?

    by on July 15th, 2017

    The M7 are the super-elite business schools considered to have the world’s best MBA programs. The competition begins across the trifecta of GPA, GMAT and work experience, but ultimately, landing a coveted seat in … Read More

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    Write Your Way into HBS: MBA Essay Dos and Don’ts

    Write Your Way into HBS: MBA Essay Dos and Don’ts

    by on June 13th, 2017

    Larry King once said: “Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.” The same can be said about the MBA application process. Crafting responses for your dream school’s essay … Read More

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    4 Steps to a 5-Star Recommendation Letter

    4 Steps to a 5-Star Recommendation Letter

    by on May 27th, 2017

    Want to be admitted to a top MBA program for 2018? In this video, Stratus MBA Admissions Counselor, Donna Bauman, a former admissions committee member, provides insight into how to approach getting 5-star … Read More

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    MBA Strategy 101: Why MBA? Why Now?

    MBA Strategy 101: Why MBA? Why Now?

    by on April 8th, 2017

    Every adcom wants to know: “Why an MBA? Why now?” In this video, Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions at Stratus Admissions Counseling, shares the importance of self-reflection and clear career direction … Read More

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    How to Get into H/S/W with an Imperfect Profile

    How to Get into H/S/W with an Imperfect Profile

    by on March 17th, 2017

    Nobody is perfect. When applying to top MBA programs, there are things you can do to address your imperfections. In this video, Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions at Stratus Admissions Counseling, shares insider … Read More

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    It’s Application Season! Here’s What You Need to Know

    It’s Application Season! Here’s What You Need to Know

    by on February 12th, 2017

    2017 is here! So if you haven’t started your MBA applications yet—now is the time. Nick Rambo and Tom Bates, from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, offer advice and share tips on how to … Read More

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    B-School Selection 101: Choosing the MBA Program That’s Right for You

    B-School Selection 101: Choosing the MBA Program That’s Right for You

    by on December 23rd, 2016

    Harold Simansky of Stratus Prep shares the ins and outs of deciding which business schools you should apply to based on a wide variety of factors including school ranking, culture, courses, and your own likelihood of … Read More

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    43 Days Until R2 Deadlines: What Should YOU Be Doing

    43 Days Until R2 Deadlines: What Should YOU Be Doing

    by on November 29th, 2016

    In this video, Susan Cera, Director of MBA Counseling at Stratus Prep, covers what you need to be doing week by week through the end of the year for admission in Round 2. Read More

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    90 Days Until R2 Deadlines: What You Should be Doing Week by Week

    90 Days Until R2 Deadlines: What You Should be Doing Week by Week

    by on October 11th, 2016

    Susan Cera, Director of MBA Admissions for Stratus Prep and former Admissions Committee member at Duke Fuqua School of Business, provides a step by step timeline of what you can do in the next three months to perfect … Read More

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    7 Traits of a Successful MBA Applicant

    7 Traits of a Successful MBA Applicant

    by on September 27th, 2016

    Stephanie Butler, Assistant Director of Admissions at Tuck, discusses the qualities that make a candidate stand out in a competitive applicant pool and offers tips and ideas for approaching essays, selecting your … Read More

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    Building a Winning MBA Application for a Top 10 B-School

    Building a Winning MBA Application for a Top 10 B-School

    by on June 12th, 2016

    Susan Cera, Stratus Prep Senior MBA Counselor and former Adcom for the Duke Fuqua School of Business, outlines what you need to know to gain admission into the most elite business schools in the country. Susan and the … Read More

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    How to Get into HBS with a 590

    How to Get into HBS with a 590

    by on April 30th, 2016

    Reuben Advani, a Stratus Prep MBA Admissions Expert and Wharton graduate, shares insider tips for admission to HBS and other top business schools by overcoming imperfect profiles. Reuben and the Stratus Prep team of … Read More

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    5 MBA Application Myths Debunked

    5 MBA Application Myths Debunked

    by on March 31st, 2016

    Shaifali Aggarwal, a Stratus Prep Senior MBA Admissions Strategist and Harvard Business School graduate, debunks 5 common application myths. Shaifali and the Stratus Prep team have helped thousands of candidates (even … Read More

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