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Rejected by HBS/GSB/Wharton? How to bounce back in R2

Dec. 23rd, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

A little more than 900 of the round one MBA applicants to Harvard have been invited for interview. And with Stanford and Wharton reaching out to applicants, it’s the first reality check for many applicants about their chances of securing their place at a top business school for next year.

What are you being evaluated on during your MBA admissions interview?

Nov. 12th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

With MBA admissions interview invitations going out for round 1 applicants, many of you are wondering what questions will be asked, how to prepare, and what will really be evaluated? We’ve already shared some tips to help you prepare for your interview but we also want to provide deeper insights about the specific areas that […]

How to Stand Out in the Application Pile

Oct. 21st, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

Matt Symonds published an online article on this topic for Poets and Quants. Below is an adapted version. With Round 1 deadlines behind us and with many top business school R2 deadlines rapidly approaching, a topic on applicants’ minds is how they stack up compared to the thousands of others applying. You’re not alone in […]

12 STEPS ON HOW TO APPLY TO B-SCHOOL – STEP 11: PREPARING FOR YOUR MBA INTERVIEW

Oct. 7th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

Fortuna Admissions was asked by The Economist to write a multi-part series explaining how to improve your chance of getting into a top business school. Our experts from top MBA programs, including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Chicago Booth, IE Business School, Kellogg, NYU Stern, and US Berkeley, have contributed to this series. We have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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