Fortuna admissions blog
Read Judith Silverman Hodara’s (former Wharton Admissions Director) take on Wharton’s new MBA essay question for the upcoming admissions cycle.
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 […]
INSEAD’s number one spot in the Financial Times’ ranking has been a long time coming. In the 18 years that this ranking has been published, the top spot has been held only by Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and London Business School. So what is INSEAD doing so well?
The news that INSEAD has claimed the #1 spot in the FT Global MBA rankings will send shock waves from Boston to the Bay Area. This is the first time that the school has topped the FT ranking which Harvard, LBS, Wharton and Stanford have dominated since Della Bradshaw and her team first published in 1999. But the 2016 result is likely to generate more agitation than others, challenging as it does the dominance of ‘HSW’ dominance of the two-year program.
The annual Ranking of the MBA Rankings, which combines the results of all the rankings of the last 12 months by regions of the world, shows that once again the top places are held by seven business schools, the legendary M7.
Would your chances of gaining admission to a top MBA program be improved if you had a recommendation letter written by the President of the U.S.? Although it might seem like a good idea to have one of the most powerful leaders in the world write on your behalf, our team at Fortuna Admissions debated […]
In this step we’ll discuss a very important component of your application: letters of recommendation. Every MBA application requires candidates to submit letters of recommendation, which provide the admissions office with valuable insight into how you’re viewed by others. The recommenders that you select, and the strength, thoroughness, and enthusiasm of what they write is […]
Previously in this series, we identified five common themes found in essays. In addition to those, some of the most daunting essay questions for candidates to address are topics that force you to be self-reflective and reveal your level of self-awareness. Candidates can sometimes be unduly modest and uncomfortable promoting themselves and discussing their strengths. […]
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 […]
Once you’ve spent the required time identifying your target schools’ admissions criteria, self-reflecting and identifying some of your key traits, and focusing on the personal narrative you want to depict in your applications, it’s time to dive into the essay questions. There are several themes that recur in the essay questions that business schools ask. […]