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

Aug. 29th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

In our Fortuna Admissions series of ‘Top Tips’ for applying to top business schools, today we’re looking at the Kellogg School of Management. Sometimes stereo-typed as the school for marketing, Kellogg is so much more and it’s no wonder why McKinsey recruits more MBAs from Kellogg than any other U.S. school. With am emphasis on […]

Our Insider Top Tips on Applying to Top Ten Schools – MIT Sloan

Aug. 27th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Next on our Fortuna Admissions list of ‘Top Tips’ – insider advice on applying to eight of the top US, and two of the top European, b-schools – is MIT Sloan.  Despite its proximity to HBS, also located in Cambridge, MA, Sloan has a very different feel, as its campus is less traditional and more […]

Our Insider Top Tips on Applying to Ten Top Schools – Stanford GSB

Aug. 21st, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

In our Fortuna Admissions series of top tips for applying to ten top schools, today we’re looking at Stanford GSB. Accepting only 6.5% of those who apply, it remains the most selective business school in the world. Stanford’s MBA program is known for strengths in a number of different areas. Standout curriculum offerings include entrepreneurship, […]

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 […]

Insider Tips For Applying To The Wharton MBA

Aug. 4th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Former Wharton Director of MBA Admissions, Judith Silverman Hodara, offers her expert insider advice for applying to the Wharton MBA program For more videos with Fortuna’s dream team of former Directors and Associate Directors of MBA Admissions from the world’s top business schools visit our YouTube channel

How to Get Noticed in just One Essay

Jun. 19th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Hot off the press this month, in an effort to simplify processes and distil the core information it needs, Wharton has decided to move to a single admissions essay model. Wharton joins Harvard and UCLA Anderson in the single essay club. Many other schools have also reduced their essay requirements and word count. Last year […]

How to Ace the MBA Interview

Jun. 16th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Former Harvard Business School Assistant Director, Malvina Complainville, one of our expert coaches at Fortuna Admissions was interviewed this week by the Financial Times to talk about the growing importance of the interview in the MBA admission process. The wide variety of interview options at the leading business schools now includes an application based interview […]

The Ideal Timetable To Do A B-School Application (featured in Poets & Quants 05/08/14)

Jun. 5th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

If it’s appealing to throw together your business school application the week before the deadline, think twice. Admissions can easily distinguish between last-minute applicants and those that have put considerable time and effort into their application. SCHOOLS OFTEN FILTER OUT THE LAST-MINUTE APPLICANTS Did you think it was an urban myth that candidates apply to […]

How ExtraCurriculars Can Make You Extra Special (featured in Forbes 05/07/14)

May. 22nd, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Admission teams typically receive more applications for a seat in their MBA program than they have places to fill. So how do they select who to interview among so many qualified applicants? An often underestimated way to differentiate your MBA application from the competition is through extracurricular activities. Why do business schools pay such close […]

The 12 Steps on How to Apply to Business School Series – Step 2: Plan Your Timing

Apr. 29th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Step 2: Plan your timing Fortuna Admissions has been 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 […]

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