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Fortuna’s MBA Edge Step 7 – The Interview


Interviewing is a lot like dancing. You should probably dress up for it, learn the steps beforehand, and know who is “leading” during the dance itself. Here’s our tip: YOU are NOT the leader.

Fortuna’s MBA Edge Step 6 – Letters of Recommendation


A great letter of recommendation can make a big difference in your MBA application. So what are the guidelines for who to ask, and how to help them produce a letter that resonates with the admissions committee?

Fortuna’s MBA Edge Step 5 – The Application Essays


It’s hard to sit down one night and think “OK, now I am ready to write my MBA application essays.” We generally suggest looking at an aggregate list of the questions asked by the schools you are considering, and pulling out the main themes that the essays are looking for. You can then create a […]

Fortuna’s MBA Edge Step 4 – GPA and GMAT / GRE


So you think your undergraduate GPA is set in stone? Think again! For students who majored in the humanities and may not have had a strong quantitative exposure, or for students who have lower grades in quant classes on their college transcripts, our advice is simple – TAKE A CLASS! Courses are available at local […]

Fortuna’s MBA Edge Step 3 – Ideal Timing (Round 1 vs. 2)


There is much discussion about which round of applications is most advantageous for applicants, An ideal rule of thumb is to apply when you are ready. It is important though to keep in mind the obvious math – Round 1 has all of the spots available (beyond a handful of deferrals), Round 2 has fewer […]

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