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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


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 […]

INSEAD Blue Ocean Shift

Blue Ocean Shift – How to Seize New Growth and Inspire Confidence

Oct. 13th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Why INSEAD professors and bestselling authors say the best way to beat the competition is to stop trying to beat the competition. Image: Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim, authors of Blue Ocean Strategy In creating new market spaces, why do some companies succeed while others fail? It’s a question that’s studied in business school […]

London Business School

Topping Forbes’ Rankings, LBS sees a return on its investments

Oct. 4th, 2017 | by: Emma Bond

London Business School’s new Class of 2019 may justifiably be feeling a bit smug about their choice of MBA program. For the fifth time in 10 years LBS has taken all-important ROI honors, topping last week’s Forbes rankings and gaining the number one spot for international two-year MBA programs. With data collected five years out […]

Fortuna Admissions, Ranking of MBA Rankings

What Wharton’s #1 Forbes Win Means for the School

Sep. 27th, 2017 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

It’s been a long time coming: The Wharton School of Business, perennially vying with HBS, Stanford GSB, and Chicago Booth for the top spot among US business schools, has vaulted to number one in the Forbes MBA rankings published earlier this week. This is the first time Wharton has claimed the top spot in the […]

MBA Coaching by Fortuna

Walking Our Talk: Announcing Fortuna’s New Website & Evolved Brand

Sep. 27th, 2017 | by: Fortuna

We feel you. It’s taken us many months of self-reflection, writing and countless revision to produce a product we’re proud of. We sought fresh perspectives to better understand our strengths, motivations and distinctive qualities. We sweated the deadlines. We’ve stretched to be introspective about where we’ve been, where we want to go and how we […]

how to survive an MBA

How to Make The Most of Your First Month as an MBA Student

Sep. 27th, 2017 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Some of you are now fully adjusted to your new class schedules, new locations and new lives as MBA students. But many are still getting acquainted with the new lifestyle you worked so hard to achieve. Whether it’s learning how to balance school and family life, or if your challenge is simply trying to fit […]

MBA Loan Forgiveness

How to Get Your MBA Loans Forgiven

Sep. 26th, 2017 | by: College Coach

By: Shannon Vasconcelos, guest writer and Director of College Finance, College Coach If you’re considering a post-MBA career in the public sector, you may have heard about the prospect of loan forgiveness. Enticing as this may sound, the hard truth is that most MBA recipients will, in fact, need to repay their student loans due […]

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