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Wharton Adds an Essay Question to their MBA Application

Aug. 7th, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

Read Judith Silverman Hodara’s (former Wharton Admissions Director) take on Wharton’s new MBA essay question for the upcoming admissions cycle.

INSEAD Introduces Video Component to MBA Application

Jul. 26th, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

INSEAD’S MBA Program recently announced some changes to the admissions process for the September 2017 and beyond, adding a new video component asking 4 questions and dropping 1 essay on cultural diversity.

10 INSIDER TIPS FOR B-SCHOOL ADMISSIONS

May. 27th, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

Fortuna Admissions’ 10 B-School Insider Tips for Booth, Columbia, Harvard, INSEAD, Kellogg, LBS, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Stanford GSB and Wharton.

Global Experience: What Schools Want

May. 19th, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

The following is adapted from our original article, Global Experience: What Schools Want in Poets and Quants.   More and more MBA programs are emphasizing the value of international experience in applicant profiles. Extensive international experience can help their application stand out to any business school, from M7 to the top programs in Europe and […]

30 Tips For MBA Admissions Success – Part 3 of 3

May. 4th, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

Matt Symonds is a Director of Fortuna Admissions and regular contributor to Forbes. The following is adapted from his original article posted March 31, 2016. The coaches at Fortuna have put together some MBA application advice, based on years of insider experience working in the admissions offices of the world’s top business schools. As the […]

30 Tips For MBA Admissions Success – Part 2 of 3

Apr. 29th, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

Matt Symonds is a Director of Fortuna Admissions and regular contributor to Forbes. The following is adapted from his original article posted March 31, 2016. The coaches at Fortuna have put together some MBA application advice, based on years of insider experience working in the admissions offices of the world’s top business schools. As the […]

Why Older MBA Applicants Need To Be Wiser

Mar. 17th, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

Matt Symonds is a Director of Fortuna Admissions and regular contributor to Forbes. The following is adapted from his original article posted March 8, 2016. Can you still secure a place in one of the world’s best full-time MBAs when you are over 30? It is true that the top business schools focus on 20-somethings. […]

Why a January MBA Start is a Good Option

Mar. 11th, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

If your business school applications so far this season have been unsuccessful, there’s no need to feel pessimistic about your MBA options for this year. Just because you haven’t made the cut for September entry options doesn’t mean you’re out of the game. Consider, instead, a January entry MBA program, for which the admissions season […]

How to Stand Out in the MBA Applicant Pool

Feb. 23rd, 2016 | by: Matt Symonds

The following is an edited transcript of a video interview between two of our Directors: Judith Hodara, former Wharton Director of Admissions and Caroline Diarte Edwards, former INSEAD Director of Admissions, and John Byrne from Poets and Quants. Watch the full video Question to both Judith and Caroline: Probably 80% of the applicant pool at […]

7 Essentials to Ace Your MBA Interview

Feb. 16th, 2016 | by: Malvina Miller Complainville

With the round 2 interview season underway, former Harvard Business School Assistant Director Malvina Miller Complainville from the Fortuna team offers 7 top tips to boost your performance in your MBA interviews.

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