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Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2017 – US Business Schools

Nov. 20th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Fortuna Admissions has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last 12 months to produce the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2017. How do the top business schools in the US perform when you combine these results? The big news is that Wharton has displaced Harvard at #1, based on its […]

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How to Ace Your MBA Video Questions

Nov. 16th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

The video statement isn’t only a challenge – it’s a valuable opportunity to bring your application to life. More business schools are adopting a video component in their applications than ever before. This year, MIT made the move from optional to mandatory, and last year Rotman, Yale and INSEAD adopted the practice. While programs have […]

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Tailoring Your MBA Application to Yale SOM

Nov. 14th, 2017 | by: Fortuna

If you’re serious about Yale SOM, make sure your application is specifically tailored to its unique mission, values and culture. Any business school, for that matter, wants to be your number one choice. That means cutting and pasting isn’t going to win hearts and minds. But what does it take to effectively customize your MBA […]

European MBA Programs

Why European Business Schools Should Seize The Day

Nov. 10th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

  European MBA programs are on a roll. The oft-debated ‘Trump effect’, and concerns about stricter US immigration policy, combined with a growing appetite for the shorter one-year course length preferred by many European MBA programs has rocketed demand over the last year. GMAC Stats The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC)’s annual Prospective Students Survey […]

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Maximizing Need-Based Financial Aid for an MBA

Nov. 7th, 2017 | by: College Coach

By: Michelle Clifton, Senior Manager of College Finance, College Coach Reducing the overall cost of an MBA program is a top priority for many students. Some programs provide merit scholarships to entice applicants, others offer need-based grants or scholarships to help lessen the financial burden. Graduate need-based financial aid applications are based on your income […]

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What To Do Now That You’ve Submitted Your MBA Application

Nov. 6th, 2017 | by: Catherine Tuttle

You’ve logged long hours at work to keep clients happy, agonized over essays, juggled GMAT study sessions amid competing priorities, and exhausted loved ones with your seemingly obsessive commitment to perfecting your business school application. Finally, you’ve hit submit. Now what? First, congratulations – what an enormous accomplishment! DO stop to celebrate this huge milestone, […]

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What MBA Admissions Really Want: From Stanford GSB, Booth, Tuck & More

Oct. 30th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Admissions Directors from Chicago Booth, Stanford GSB, INSEAD and other top programs get candid about your spike factor, unicorns and top qualities they’re looking for in MBA candidates. “I don’t want unicorns,” says Kristen Moss, Stanford GSB Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions. “Leadership doesn’t come from a socio-economic status, it doesn’t come from […]

American MBA

US SCHOOLS DOMINATE ECONOMIST 2017 RANKINGS, KELLOGG CROWNED #1

Oct. 26th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

The Economist has a reputation for being the most volatile of the MBA rankings, and its global 2017 full time MBA ranking released today is no exception, with 27 schools that moved up or down by double digits. The headline? Total, complete and utter domination by the US schools. This is likely driven by the […]

How to Get into Stanford GSB

How to Get Into Stanford GSB: Tips from a Former Admissions Interviewer

Oct. 17th, 2017 | by: Tatiana Nemo

  If Stanford GSB is on your list, you’ll want to listen in to this first hand advice from Stanford GSB alum and former MBA admissions interviewer. Fortuna expert coach Tatiana Nemo shares her insights into what the school is looking for and how you can prove that you are GSB material. You’ll find the […]

MBA Elevator Pitch

How to Craft Your Personal MBA Elevator Pitch

Oct. 16th, 2017 | by: Sharon Joyce

Your personal MBA elevator pitch is a compelling and concise conversation starter that expresses who you are, what you’re passionate about and what’s motivating you to pursue the MBA. In essence, it’s your brand statement. It’s valuable in the context of networking events with faculty members, alumni and students because you get about 30-60 seconds […]

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