MBA Admissions Counselors

Susan Cera

Susan Cera

MBA Director

Academic Background

Dartmouth College, AB in Economics and Computer Science
Fuqua School of Business, MBA

Professional Background

  • Nearly a decade reviewing thousands of applications as an admissions committee member at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
  • Product management at Lotus Development and Open Market (a VC-funded eCommerce startup highlighted in an HBS case)
  • One of the first ten employees at UPromise; wrote initial requirements document (also featured in two HBS cases)
  • Pre-MBA experience in economics consulting with a focus on anti-trust litigation

Select Admissions Counseling Accomplishments

Susan has been a dedicated admissions counselorsince 2015, working with clients from more than 30 countries. Her clients—whose backgrounds span consulting, investment banking, private equity, marketing, nonprofits, Teach for America, Peace Corps, engineering, financial services, military and professional sports—have been accepted to every top US and European MBA program. Since the 2020-2021 admissions season, her clients have received over $10.5 million in merit scholarships. She was also named the number one MBA admissions consultant by Poets&Quants in 2021 and has been in the top 3 since.


North Carolina

You might enjoy working with Susan if

  • You have a background or interest in software development, consulting, or technology product management.
  • Soccer is a hobby of yours. Susan was the captain of Fuqua’s Soccer Club and played varsity soccer while at Dartmouth!
  • You are an Eagle Scout, have an IB diploma, or were a college athlete.

What Susan’s clients have to say about her

Susan is brilliant. She is kind but honest. If you want to give this process 110%, Susan is the one for you. She takes the phrase ‘going above and beyond’ to the next level. She has been an incredible guiding light for me in this process and did her job perfectly. I couldn’t recommend her higher and am so grateful I found her.
In Susan, you will find a warm and generous counselor, a trusted voice throughout the process, and a champion in your corner who will help you put forth the best application possible.

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