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Remarkable Consultant? Financial Wiz? Cutting edge techie? If you’re seeking an MBA, you’re not alone. BY: MATT SYMONDS You distinguished yourself as a professional wunderkind, rising to the senior ranks at your company in your early 20s. Clocked long hours at work to keep the boss happy and meet client deadlines. Pulled all-nighters in college amid competing […]
Are there blush-worthy photos of you on Instagram? Have you ever taken to Twitter in a moment of frustration with a thinly veiled insult directed at your boss? Does your inattention to LinkedIn make you seem unconnected? Maybe you’re tagged in a Facebook photo from a friend’s bachelorette party that you wouldn’t show your mother. […]
In our second vlog post on the topic of navigating MBA decisions, Catherine and Caroline discuss this fortuitous yet tricky issue: You’ve been accepted by your dream school, but have a scholarship offer from another program. Do you take the money? How can you use this offer to leverage other schools for financial assistance?
Over the last five years, INSEAD and other programs have accumulated a strong body of data on IR scores from candidates and students, and how it correlates with academic performance. Now, INSEAD is placing greater emphasis upon IR score.
Whether you’re weighing the career path that is right for you or applying to GSB, making time to consider this essay question, “What matters most to you, and why?”, can offer invaluable insight about your values, identity and life purpose.
Once you know an MBA is right for you, it’s understandable to want to be there as soon as possible. So where does this put you? While the window has closed to apply for fall entry to most top US schools, if you still want to apply to now, consider the international b-school options.
Before you apply for an MBA is the best time to begin planning your financing. After all, you’re opting to forego your annual salary just as you’re committing to one of the biggest financial investments of your life.
If one of your key considerations is cost, you can find a vast array of financing options to fund your program. How to best finance your MBA is tied to your particular circumstances and profile—your nationality, personal resources, credit history and chosen program are all elements that can impact your approach. Here are some top tips to help you get started.
This is the time of year when applicants ask our advice about whether or not to apply for their MBA in R3. Here at Fortuna Admissions, our response is often, “it depends.” After all, it is well known that top schools have selected the bulk of their classes by early April, so odds seem far less favorable for anyone applying for the last deadline. At the same time, not applying now means waiting until the admissions cycle begins anew next fall. And there can actually be some advantages to submitting your application now.
Creating and conveying a career vision is an elemental part of your MBA application. It’s about portraying a clear picture of where you’ve been, where you are headed, and why an MBA is essential for getting you there. B-schools are looking for students who are poised to get the most value from their MBA experience by going on to great things in the future.
Caroline Diarte Edwards offers one piece of advice and one action that she believes you can take to dramatically improve your MBA application—to spend a considerable amount of time on self-reflection—no matter where you are in the MBA application process.