Articles by Beat The GMAT

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • What You Must Do Now for Admission to Top B-Schools in R1

    What You Must Do Now for Admission to Top B-Schools in R1

    by on February 27th, 2016

    Shaifali Aggarwal, Stratus Prep Senior MBA Admissions Strategist and Harvard Business School graduate, reviews exclusive actionable tips to get an edge in the application process, and maximize your chances of admission … Read More

  • HSW: What the Adcom is Really Looking for in R2

    HSW: What the Adcom is Really Looking for in R2

    by on December 22nd, 2015

    John Buckingham, Stratus Prep Senior Admissions Counselor and former Harvard Business School interviewer, shares tips for admission in Round 2 (and beyond) to elite MBA programs, such as HBS, Stanford, and Wharton. Read More

  • Writing a Winning Essay: The KEY to Getting Shortlisted for an MBA Program

    Writing a Winning Essay: The KEY to Getting Shortlisted for an MBA Program

    by on December 8th, 2015

    Eric Lucrezia, Recruitment Manager for MBA Programs at ESSEC, shares strategies and tips on writing a killer essay, as well as pitfalls to avoid—which will unlock the next steps in your admissions process. Read More

  • MBA Fit: Why Tuck?

    MBA Fit: Why Tuck?

    by on December 5th, 2015

    The Tuck School of Business is distinct among the world’s top business schools. In this video, Pat Harrison, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Tuck, discusses what makes the Tuck experience stand out, and … Read More

  • Getting Admitted to Booth & Columbia as a Finance Industry Applicant

    Getting Admitted to Booth & Columbia as a Finance Industry Applicant

    by on November 21st, 2015

    MBA Prep School Senior Consultants Erin Hale and Faisal Khan, who worked in the Columbia and Booth admissions offices respectively, share specific, actionable ways to boost your chances of earning an acceptance letter … Read More

  • Smith MBA: Experience Our Community Today!

    Smith MBA: Experience Our Community Today!

    by on November 19th, 2015

    In this video, the R.H. Smith Admissions Staff as well as a few current MBA students discuss what makes the Smith School stand out in the b-school landscape. Read More

  • Data Sufficiency to Boost Your Quant Score

    Data Sufficiency to Boost Your Quant Score

    by on November 11th, 2015

    In this video, Scott Woodbury-Stewart and Jeffrey Miller, GMAT experts at Target Test Prep, demystify data sufficiency concepts and provide practical strategies, tools, and techniques to boost your quant score. Read More

  • Scholarships, Grants & Loans: Tips for How to Finance Your MBA

    Scholarships, Grants & Loans: Tips for How to Finance Your MBA

    by on November 5th, 2015

    Once you have made your choice of which schools to apply to, it is time for another serious decision—how are you going to finance your studies? Rebekah Lewin, Assistant Dean for Admissions at the University of … Read More

  • 7 Traits of a Successful Applicant

    7 Traits of a Successful Applicant

    by on October 9th, 2015

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