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The 12 Steps on How to Apply to Business School Series – Step 1: Do Your Research

Apr. 20th, 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 Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, London Business School, Chicago Booth, IE Business School, Kellogg, and UC Berkeley Haas have contributed to this series of articles. Below is an […]

3 Tips for Perfecting Your MBA Application

Dec. 29th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

There are a number of steps you can take to perfect your MBA application, and, based on our years of experience in admissions, we’d like to pass on a few tips: 1. Don’t wait until the last minute to work on your online personal data form. The forms may seem like an easy, even tedious […]

Demonstrating your School Interest

Oct. 14th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

One of our goals at Fortuna is to provide you with valuable insider information, from former MBA Admissions Directors, to help with your business school applications. When we were gatekeepers at our respective business schools, a common mistake we observed applicants make was failing to demonstrate their commitment to the school. Although you might consider […]

5 Social Media Tips to Protect your Future from your Online Past

Apr. 4th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Could there be some photos of you in a less than sober state on your Facebook? Are you tagged in a pic taken at a stag party where the pole dancing was clearly taking place somewhere other than Warsaw? After a frustrating day at the office did you lash out at your boss on Twitter? […]

50 Shades of MBA Admissions Grey

Feb. 28th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

It’s quite possible that you’re faced with the dilemma of what you ought to say in your MBA application versus what you should leave out. At Fortuna, we have often seen candidates with some element of their profile of which they’re not proud, and their first instinct may be to leave it out of their […]

3 Tips for Perfecting Your MBA Application

Feb. 25th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

There are a number of steps you can take to perfect your MBA application, and, based on our years of experience in admissions, we’d like to pass on a few tips: 1. Don’t wait until the last minute to work on your online personal data form. The forms may seem like an easy, even tedious […]

What Are My Chances Applying in Round 3?

Jan. 24th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Each year, clients ask us if they should consider applying in Round 3 (R3). The answer we invariably give them is “it depends.” Much like the rest of the MBA application process, there aren’t always definitive rules. You need to consider both the schools you’re applying to and your own profile before you move ahead. […]

What Should I Do Now After Round 2?

Jan. 8th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Happy New Year! Will 2014 be a life changing year in which you are admitted to business school? We very much hope so! Many of our Fortuna clients are sharing their own stories of where they were when they learned they had been admitted round 1 to Wharton, LBS, Kellogg, Columbia and other top business […]

Why Do MBA Admissions Rely So Heavily on the GMAT?

Sep. 11th, 2013 | by: Matt Symonds

The GMAT is often the primary source of frustration and anxiety for the MBA hopefuls whose chances of admissions success we assess at Fortuna Admissions. From successful entrepreneurs to fast-track financial analysts, time and again you see talented young professionals whose applications are let down by their overall GMAT score, or a below-par score in the Quantitative […]

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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