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12 Steps on How to Apply to Business School – Step 8: MBA Application Essays ‒ Your Contribution To The MBA Program And Fit

Jun. 12th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

  There are several themes that recur in essay questions that business schools ask so we’ll provide some MBA essay tips for these. Earlier in this series, we looked at three common themes around ‘Why an MBA now?”, “Why this MBA?”, and “What’s your career vision?”. Admissions committees also want to ensure they’re admitting positive […]

The 12 Steps On How To Apply To Business School Series – Step 5: Your CV/Resume And Application Data Form

May. 26th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

Certain business schools, such as Harvard, Wharton, and Tuck, have reduced the number of essays thus making your resume and biographical data a more critical part of the process. Often overlooked, or reduced to an uninspiring list of dates, places, and job titles, or qualifications, the resume is a critical component and overview to your […]

Part 2 – The Best Way to Focus your Application Efforts Before Round 1 MBA Deadlines

May. 20th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

The following blog is adapted from our article featured recently on Poets and Quants. Click here to read Part 1 of the adapted article. This is the second part of our adapted article, which focuses on tips to get ready to apply for Round 1 MBA deadlines. Weigh up your GMAT score. The GMAT can […]

The 12 Steps on How to Apply to Business School Series – Step 4: Your Academic Record – GMAT, GPA, and GRE

May. 19th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

An MBA emphasizes studying business and often the “M” in MBA, which stands for “Master’s”, is overlooked. Any self-respecting business school will want to ensure that you have the academic aptitude to handle a graduate degree. You’ll need to be skillful in math, critical reasoning/logic, and language. Therefore your academic results are important components of […]

A History of the US News MBA Ranking 1990 – 2014

Mar. 25th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

One of the longest-established of the big five media MBA rankings, US News recently released its twenty-fifth annual ranking of US-based MBA programs. Although BusinessWeek claims it published the first full b-school assessment in 1998, actually US News published a business school reputation survey in 1987, which would make it the oldest MBA ranking. However, […]

Harvard is still #1, but how did other b-schools fare in Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking for 2015?

Jan. 29th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

The new 2015 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking is out and for the third year in a row, the #1 spot goes to Harvard Business School. The school not only has the highest weighted MBA salary of $179,910 as well as strong figures for career progress and research, but also the strongest reputation among MBA […]

All shook up – the ups and downs of the BusinessWeek MBA rankings 2014

Nov. 20th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

As you have probably heard, the recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek MBA Ranking for 2014 features Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in the #1 spot, the school’s highest rank in its history. This news has sent shockwaves through the industry, and hopefully set an example for other MBA programs to dream big. Fuqua was established in […]

Top Insider Tips for Applying to HBS

Oct. 16th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Since Harvard Business School reduced its application requirement to just one essay in 2013 (which is now an optional essay), applying to HBS became a lot easier. But getting in is a whole other story. Several other top MBA programs have followed the lead of HBS by reducing their essays and it’s no surprise that […]

Our Insider Top Tips on Applying to Ten Top Schools – HBS

Aug. 19th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

With the Harvard Business School R1 deadline now only 3 weeks away, the team at Fortuna Admissions is busy working with clients for the new admissions season. To help applicants in their preparations, we recently put our heads together to come up with a selection of ’Top Insider Tips’ – a collection of insights and […]

Here’s Why Applying to Harvard Business School Has Never Been Easier

Aug. 23rd, 2013 | by: Matt Symonds

Applying to the Harvard Business School has never been easier. Rather, it’s never been more straightforward – for you and close to 10,000 other applicants who are likely to apply this year for one of 940 or so places in the Class of 2016. After reducing the essay count to two essays of 400 words each […]

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