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Maximizing US Tax Breaks When Financing an MBA


Getting an MBA is expensive. You may be able to defray the cost of business school by taking advantage of one (or more!) of the following tax breaks.

7-min MBA vlog: Is Age Just a Number?


Transcript Judith: I’m Judith Silverman Hodara, a founder and director at Fortuna Admissions, which is a boutique MBA admissions consulting firm. So excited to have with us today Cassandra Pittman. Cassandra has both an MBA at Columbia Business School, has worked as an Assistant Director at INSEAD, as well as admissions officer at London Business […]

MBA Class of 2020: Your 100-Hour Application Strategy


  By Matt Symonds, Director, Fortuna Admissions The world’s top business programs have announced MBA admissions deadlines for the Class of 2020 (and if that isn’t futuristic-sounding…). This year, Stanford led the dance, confirming Sept 19, 2017 to be its Round 1 deadline. Wharton’s is the same as GSB, and HBS released a September 6 […]

Inside an MBA Strategy Session


  By: Judith Silverman Hodara, Director, Fortuna Admissions Let’s talk strategy: Top MBA programs have just announced deadlines and essay requirements for the 2017/18 cycle. Poets & Quants’ John A. Byrne recently hosted three coaches from Fortuna’s team of former MBA admissions directors and insiders in a live strategy session, which focused on how to […]

VLOG: International MBA vs. US? One year vs. two? How to choose what’s right for you.


When it comes to applying for your MBA, there’s a lot more to consider than school reputation. What about international versus US schools? And how does a one-year program compare to two years? In this 8-minute vlog, Fortuna’s Judith Silverman Hodara speaks with expert coachCassandra Pittman, a Columbia MBA alumnus, former LBS admission officer and […]

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