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MBA Tax Breaks

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.

MBA questions

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 […]

Typical MBA Application

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

  Like it or not, a projection of you lives online—even if you’re not engaged with its active curation. Which is why business schools, just like job recruiters, examine your social media presence. They want confidence that your personal and professional identities are consistent with the profile presented in your resume and application. It means […]

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 Essay

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.

Why now is a good time to apply for an International MBA

Mar. 26th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

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.

Top Tips for Financing Your MBA

Mar. 24th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

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.

Your Winning Strategy to Apply in Round 3

Feb. 6th, 2017 | by: Fortuna

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.

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