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Forbes 2015 MBA Rankings

Oct. 1st, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

In case you missed it, Forbes published its 2015 rankings for MBA programs in early September 2015. Stanford GSB and Harvard Business School are in the #1 and #2 spots, respectively. For the top 1-year international MBA programs, INSEAD (in France and Singapore) takes the #1 spot with IMD (in Switzerland) at #2. As for […]

Recent Innovations in the MBA Admissions Process

Sep. 24th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

With the start of the new 2015-2016 MBA admissions cycle, the world’s best business schools are receiving a flood of transcripts, resumes, GMAT scores, recommendations and essays from MBA applicants who have spent the past few months focusing on the application materials that they hope will secure a place for themselves in these competitive programs. […]

Applying to Harvard Business School Q & A with HBS Alumna Katherine Johnson

Sep. 16th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

We are delighted to announce that Katherine Johnson, HBS MBA 1999, has joined Fortuna Admissions as an admissions coach. Katherine is a skilled marketing professional with a strong background in developing award-winning TV, digital, social, and branded entertainment campaigns for major brands. She previously served as the Senior Vice President at the Oprah Winfrey Network […]

The Growing Importance of the GMAT in MBA Admissions

Sep. 1st, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

According to a recent article by Poets and Quants, several MBA admissions experts believe that business schools are placing too much emphasis on the GMAT relative to other factors when it comes to MBA admissions. P & Q reported this information based on a recent survey of MBA admissions consulting firms, in which the relative […]

Beyond the Full-Time Two-Year MBA Program Format – The Part-Time MBA

Aug. 18th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

When many people think of MBA program structures, the full-time two-year MBA program format is often the first to come to mind. With full-time programs, students typically leave their jobs to enroll as an MBA student, hoping to return to work two years later, in a new role with a higher salary and a well-defined […]

Career Search Q&A with former Associate Director at Fuqua’s Career Management Center

Aug. 11th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

We are pleased to introduce a new expert coach at Fortuna Admissions, Catherine Tuttle. Catherine worked at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business for five years in marketing and career services roles. She has also worked at North Carolina State University providing career coaching and resume development services for alumni of the University. In addition, […]

MBA Application Mistakes to Avoid – Part 2

Jul. 30th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

We recently posted a blog about common mistakes to avoid in your MBA applications as you’re starting to work on your 2015-2016 b-school applications. To read the first four mistakes and tips for these, check out MBA Application Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1. We will start out this blog where we left off with […]

MBA Application Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1

Jul. 27th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

MBA Application Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1 With the new 2015-2016 MBA application season underway, many of you are just getting started with your business school applications. But before you get too far along, we’d like to make you aware of some of the common mistakes that we saw on a regular basis when […]

When it comes to b-school, should women approach the MBA application process any differently?

Jul. 17th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

If asked how they evaluate applications from female applicants relative to their male counterparts, many admissions officers would likely avoid suggesting that women applicants are handled differently. However, with years of MBA admissions experience reviewing thousands of files, we have identified a few common characteristics that are worth exploring. We won’t suggest how we think things should […]

New GMAT Features Set to Launch in July

Jul. 15th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

With MBA applicants getting ready to apply to business schools for next year, there are a few important changes about to take place regarding the GMAT test. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®), several updates will be made to help streamline the exam experience. GMAC arrived at the decision to introduce these three […]

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