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90 Days Until MBA R2 Deadlines: A Week by Week Plan

by Beat The GMAT on Oct 7, 2017

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGpzIRJB60c[/youtube] The final Round 1 deadlines are upon us—now is the time to turn our focus to Round 2 applications. With just 90 days until the first deadlines, there is a [...]

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by Beat The GMAT on Sep 29, 2017

BeatTheGMAT is excited to announce a series of free contests for members of the BTG community. The first contest is currently drawing entries right NOW and you can enter for free [...]

MBA Strategy 101: Why MBA? Why Now?

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 8, 2017

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjK5JMy4vyE[/youtube] 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 [...]

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

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 17, 2017

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehD2GdMTnH8[/youtube] 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 [...]

3 Ways to Offset a Low GPA When Applying to B-School

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Aug 5, 2016

When your business school application lands on an MBA admissions committee member's desk, the member takes a hard look at two important metrics: your GMAT or GRE score and your [...]

Make the Most of Each MBA Application Component

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jan 9, 2016

As you pull together your MBA application materials for Round 2, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the Adcom something new about yourself. What we mean [...]

#AskStacyHBS: Twitter Party Transcript

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Oct 16, 2015

MBA admissions expert Stacy Blackman, president of Stacy Blackman Consulting , joined us for a Twitter party on September 28th at 1 p.m. EST to share tips and answer all [...]

MBA Game Plan Pt. 2: Mastering the Application Process

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 25, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4ZnqivdHJA[/youtube] David Adams &  Sasi Goldstein, Graduate Admissions Counselors for the Sykes College of Business at The University of Tampa, offer tips on how to get into your top choice schools. [...]

Adcom Secrets: 5 Key Tips to MBA Success

by Beat The GMAT on Aug 13, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qvljPmBfwM[/youtube] Emily Warter, Assistant Director of Recruitment for the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, shares the top 5 things the Adcom looks for in MBA candidates. [...]

Insider Tips: 10 Secrets of the Adcom Revealed

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 13, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_o6Qco06mfg[/youtube] 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 [...]

Mitigating Your MBA Weakness

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 12, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQQ9fgxxKK8[/youtube] 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, [...]

Addressing Academic Strengths on MBA Applications

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 24, 2014

Hard data points such as test scores and GPAs carry significant weight as business school admissions committees attempt to determine whether an applicant has the chops to handle the quantitative requirements [...]

Make the Most of Each Application Component

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 2, 2014

As you pull together your MBA application materials, try to think of each component as an opportunity to tell the Adcom something new about yourself. What we mean is, don’t simply [...]

Application Insights from UCLA Anderson

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 1, 2014

Most MBA admissions teams stress that the application process is holistic, meaning they take into account all elements of the candidate's application and don't assign overwhelming weight to any one [...]

Non-Traditional Applicants: Articulating the MBA Fit

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 24, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_h3IaJS4GY4[/youtube] Kofi Kankam, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage and a Wharton & Harvard MBA graduate, reviews the key steps for candidates with atypical professional and academic backgrounds to build a compelling admissions [...]

Inside Scoop: 10 Must Haves to Get Into Top B-Schools in R2

by Beat The GMAT on Sep 23, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pjv8dBaNZo[/youtube] [Editor's Note]: The audio is slightly distorted throughout this session, yet discernible for easy listening. We appreciate your understanding. Shawn O'Connor, renowned admissions expert, Forbes columnist, and Stratus Prep [...]

HBS Deadline is 9/9: 10 Must-Dos in the Next 7 Weeks

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 25, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrggKeMNeE[/youtube] 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 [...]

Top 10 Myths of MBA Applicants

by Beat The GMAT on Jun 23, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7PFVTWzJL0[/youtube] During your research you may have heard a few common things about the MBA, and some are more than likely NOT TRUE. In this video, Kofi Kankam, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage [...]

Preparing for the Fall Application Cycle

by Beat The GMAT on May 1, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0MD1dVn8-A[/youtube] In this video, Marc Zawel, Co-Founder of AcceptU , offers advice on preparing for the fall MBA application cycle. [...]

Admissions Tip: Avoiding Red Flags

by Clear Admit on Apr 26, 2014

When applying to the top schools, it is important to avoid “red flags” in your application. For the uninitiated, red flags are negative items that stand out in your file [...]

MBA Game Plan - Pt. 1: What to Do Before & After You Hit Submit

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 23, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9TBXxeZ2E4[/youtube] In part one of this two-part webinar series, Kofi Kankam, Co-Founder of Admit Advantage and Harvard College/Wharton MBA alum, discusses what to do before and after you've submitted your application. [...]

Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Strengths

by Clear Admit on Apr 18, 2014

While we devoted time last week to advice on  addressing weaknesses in one’s academic record , today we wanted to explore the other side of the issue: the strengths that [...]

Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Weaknesses

by Clear Admit on Apr 11, 2014

To follow up on  last month’s advice about GMAT preparation and timing , we wanted to offer some general comments about the role of academics in the admissions process. Many [...]

How to Get Into Your Dream B-School

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 30, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNx_xsln9J8[/youtube] Gary Christensen, Director of Graduate Admissions at The University of Tampa , along with his counselors provides 10 tips to increase your chances of getting into your dream b-school. [...]

Overriding a Less-Than-Ideal GPA or GMAT Score

by Beat The GMAT on Mar 27, 2014

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVQ4ejgaw7E[/youtube] Dr. Shel Watts, CEO & Founder of MBA Admit , shares best practices for overcoming a low GPA or GMAT score in order to gain admission to top MBA programs, [...]

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