MBA Videos Articles

  • Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds—Mr. Teach for America

    Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds—Mr. Teach for America

    by on July 16th, 2015

    For nearly two years, this 25-year-old male has worked at a boutique private equity fund with a focus on emerging markets, a position he took after turning down a prestige investment bank which offered him a full-time … Read More

  • Handicapping Your MBA Odds—Ms. Consulting Wannabe

    Handicapping Your MBA Odds—Ms. Consulting Wannabe

    by on July 15th, 2015

    She’s a 31-year-old white female analyst who has worked for the same financial services technology company for the past eight years. With a 680 GMAT and a 3.43 grade point average in economics from New York University, … Read More

  • 10 Steps to Standing Out in This Year’s MBA Applications

    10 Steps to Standing Out in This Year’s MBA Applications

    by on June 27th, 2015

    Stratus Prep Senior MBA Admissions Expert and HBS grad, Salma Qarnain, shares exclusive actionable tips to get an edge in the application process. Learn how Salma and the Stratus Prep team of industry-leading experts … Read More

  • Comic Relief from the MBA App Blues

    Comic Relief from the MBA App Blues

    by on June 8th, 2015

    While you’re laboring over your MBA applications this year, this Columbia Business School video from the school’s annual follies show should provide some comic relief. It’s from the 2012 follies but is an evergreen … Read More

  • Top 10 Tips & Strategies for Application Success

    Top 10 Tips & Strategies for Application Success

    by on June 1st, 2015

    Eric Allen, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage and Admit.me, outlines the top 10 tips for MBA application success. 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 May 1st, 2015

    Shawn O’Connor, world-renowned admissions expert and Stratus Prep Founder and CEO, offers actionable tips to get an edge in the application process. Read More

  • Insider Tips: 10 Secrets of the Adcom Revealed

    Insider Tips: 10 Secrets of the Adcom Revealed

    by on April 13th, 2015

    Kate Gumaer and Tianyu Wu, Graduate Admissions Counselors for the Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa, share insider tips on how to combat the growing challenge of standing out in large pools of … Read More

  • Mitigating Your MBA Weakness

    Mitigating Your MBA Weakness

    by on April 12th, 2015

    Joe El Rady, Director of Admit Advantage and a Stanford/Wharton MBA alum, reviews how to address key challenges plaguing typical applicants—including poor grades, a low GMAT score, work history gaps, lack of community … Read More

  • The Best of MBA Follies

    The Best of MBA Follies

    by on March 31st, 2015

    Each year, small groups of students at many of the top business schools produce short sketches that poke fun at everything from the school’s idiosyncrasies to pop culture trends. Even other business schools aren’t … Read More

  • 5 Must-Haves to Get Into Top B-Schools in R1

    5 Must-Haves to Get Into Top B-Schools in R1

    by on March 30th, 2015

    Round 1 MBA application deadlines will be here before you know it. Now is the time to start preparing! Shawn O’Connor, renowned admissions expert, Forbes columnist, and Stratus Prep Founder/CEO, offers an … Read More

  • A Bit of Uptown Funk at Chicago Booth

    A Bit of Uptown Funk at Chicago Booth

    by on March 1st, 2015

    When the latest crop of MBA admits came to the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business for admit weekend this month, they were treated to a surprise flash mob dance by nearly 100 current students. The dancing … Read More

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

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

    by on January 23rd, 2015

    Eric Lucrezia, International Recruitment Manager for the full-time Global MBA program at ESSEC, shares strategies and tips on writing a killer essay, as well as pitfalls to avoid—which will unlock the next steps in … Read More

  • The Best B-School Holiday Videos

    The Best B-School Holiday Videos

    by on December 24th, 2014

    Ever receive a holiday card from your alma mater? Chances are, you read the same disposable “Season’s greetings and good tidings” message that every school sends. These days, you might even open up an eCard, but … Read More

  • Profile Development: Set Yourself Up for Admission Success

    Profile Development: Set Yourself Up for Admission Success

    by on December 22nd, 2014

    Shawn O’Connor, world-renowned admissions expert and Stratus Prep Founder and CEO, outlines effective MBA admissions strategies. Find out what top business schools look for in a competitive candidate and the steps … Read More