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Welcome to fortuna admissions

A dream team of former MBA Admissions Directors from the world’s top business schools.

Fortuna Admissions is a team of former business school professionals from top-tier institutions, including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, IE Business School and UC Berkeley Haas.

We have personally reviewed tens of thousands of applications from candidates all over the world. But that’s not all. We also shaped admissions policy, devised the application processes, and had the final say on who got in. We know the inside track – what goes on behind the closed doors of Admissions Committees, how your candidacy will stand up versus the competition, and how you can best maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Our experience gives you a level of MBA admissions insight that you won’t find anywhere else. And with our passion for coaching, we can help you bring out the best in yourself so you truly shine in your application and interviews.

We have been gatekeepers to the world’s best b-schools – who better to help you unlock the door?

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Insider Tips for Wharton’s Team Based Discussion


By Judith Silverman Hodara It’s that time of year again, when Wharton is inviting applicants to interview and as former Acting Director of MBA Admissions at Wharton, I have a good sense of what Wharton is looking for in the team-based discussion. With so many highly qualified applicants on paper, the team discussion allows applicants to demonstrate […]

What are you being evaluated on during your MBA admissions interview?


With MBA admissions interview invitations going out for round 1 applicants, many of you are wondering what questions will be asked, how to prepare, and what will really be evaluated? We’ve already shared some tips to help you prepare for your interview but we also want to provide deeper insights about the specific areas that […]

Make the Most of your Campus Visits


When it comes to researching different MBA programs, one of the best ways to gather information is through visiting program campuses. While some information about MBA programs is easy to find online, such as class profiles for current students or career statistics, other information is harder to come by. A campus visit is great way […]

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Applying to Business School when you’re 30+?


Why does it seem like most top full-time MBA programs focus more on applicants in the 20 – 30 year old age range rather than those who are older? It’s not as if you’re too old to learn, and for many it’s not until later in their careers that they decide to focus of a […]

If you can’t score a 700+ GMAT, can you still get into a top 10 MBA school?


Scoring a 700 on the GMAT today isn’t worth the same as it was 10 years ago. While achieving 700+ in 2003 would place you in the top 92% of test takers, the same score today means you’ve scored in the top 89%. This is due to the fact that applicants are investing more time […]

What Matters Most to you and Why? Stanford Wants to Know and So Should You


This question seems straightforward; though coming up with your answer can be a lot more difficult. This infamous essay is at the heart of Stanford GSB’s MBA application, and typically ties applicants in knots as they try to come up with an answer that they hope is clever, striking, or even profound. Many business schools […]

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I truly felt that Fortuna went above and beyond what was promised; they were generous with their time, their network, their advice, and their experience. I would consider them more than coaches, but friends, and recommend the Fortuna team 100%, wholeheartedly!

Admitted to Stanford GSB with full scholarship, MIT Sloan with $110,000 scholarship, and Wharton with $60,000 scholarship

Still can’t believe it, I got in at INSEAD!  Fortuna’s advice was invaluable in helping me craft my application.  With timely and thorough feedback, I was able to draw upon the right experiences that allowed me to put my best foot forward. I would highly recommend this experience to any prospective applicants.

S.V., Ottawa – Admitted to INSEAD

You have first-hand knowledge of the admissions process (and not in a secondary role as many others) and can leverage that experience.
You are also a fun team to work with. Working for months on your applications can be stressful so this makes a difference.

J.F., Philadelphia – Admitted to Stanford GSB

Working with Fortuna is like having Warren Buffett as your personal financial advisor.

D.B., London – Admitted to HBS

I have been admitted to Stanford! This would never have been possible without your help. Beyond helping me correct the structure of the essays you helped me push my thinking especially on the ‘what matters most to me’ question.

A.B., Paris – Admitted to Stanford GSB

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