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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maximizing US Tax Breaks When Financing an MBA

Jul. 18th, 2017 | by: College Coach

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.

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

Jun. 30th, 2017 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

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 […]

How to Turn Your Typical MBA Profile into a Stand-out Application

Jun. 21st, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

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 […]

Top Five Tips on Smart Social Media for MBA Applicants

Jun. 9th, 2017 | by: Fortuna

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. […]

Vlog: You’ve received a scholarship, but not from your dream school. Do you take it?

Jun. 1st, 2017 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

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?

New! INSEAD to weight the IR section of GMAT

May. 27th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

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.

Stanford GSB’s Iconic MBA Essay: Why it Still Matters

May. 23rd, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

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.

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