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How to Tackle the Columbia Business School MBA Essays

Jun. 5th, 2020 | by: Karen Hamou

Columbia Business School just posted its deadlines for the Class of 2023, along with a new essay question that goes further than before to push candidates to get personal. Unlike its M7 rivals, Columbia operates on a rolling admissions process – both for early and regular decisions – and applications are reviewed in the order […]

MBA Admissions Advice for Applicants from Asia

Jun. 4th, 2020 | by: Jenifer Raver

Join our free, live webinar, A Winning MBA Admissions Strategy for SE Asian Applicants, on June 6/7 (depending on your time zone). I’m hosting this one-hour strategy session designed for students from the ASEAN region, along with my Fortuna Admissions colleagues Judith Silverman Hodara, Nonie Mackie and Heidi Hillis. We’ll explore the unique benefits and opportunities […]

Advice From Heads of MBA Admissions at HBS, Kellogg, UT McCombs, EGADE

May. 21st, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Our second in this series of conversations from the CentreCourt MBA Festival include candid insights from the MBA Admissions gatekeepers at Harvard Business School, Kellogg Northwestern, UT Austin McCombs and EGADE in a panel hosted by Fortuna’s Matt Symonds. Topics range from admissions responses to Covid-19, deferrals for admits, extracurricular leadership during the pandemic, what […]

Advice from heads of MBA Admissions at Stanford GSB, UCLA Anderson, Berkeley Haas, UW Foster

May. 18th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

 View the candid insights shared by these elite admissions gatekeepers on topics ranging from Covid-19 admissions changes to what they’re seeking in applicants, recommender advice, mistakes to avoid, and more. On April 28, 29 & May 5, the CentreCourt MBA Festival – in its debut virtual format – brought together the Admissions Directors, Career […]

Live May 27 Webinar with London Business School’s Admissions Director

May. 14th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Free, live webinar with London Business School’s Admissions Director Wednesday, May 27 @ 12 pm ET / 5 pm GMT Register now for the opportunity to join an exclusive conversation between London Business School Admissions gatekeepers, past and present! Fortuna Admissions Director and former LBS Senior Manager of MBA Admissions, Emma Bond, hosts a candid conversation […]

May 13 Webinar: Applying to HBS, Stanford GSB & Wharton Amid Covid-19

May. 6th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Join us for a live strategy session on Wednesday, May 13, 9am PT / noon ET. All signs point to a record-breaking application cycle this fall. If you’ve set your sights on the hallowed HSW trinity – Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB & Wharton – the competition is about to become even more intense. Not to […]

Round 1 Strategies Amid Covid-19: MBA Application Tips & Advice

May. 4th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

It’s no wonder that business school holds enormous appeal as a key adaptation strategy for early career professionals and college seniors whose plans have been summarily upended. Given the exceptional circumstances at play, what do you need to know, and how can you prepare for delivering a standout application for round 1 as early as […]

Essential Viewing: CentreCourt MBA Festival is Virtual – and All Top 25 schools Are Coming

Apr. 23rd, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

In the 25 years since organizing my first World MBA Tour there has never been an MBA Fair that brings together the Admissions Directors of every top US and European business school. Until now… On April 28 & 29 and May 5, the CentreCourt MBA Festival with Poets&Quants welcomes the M7, the S7, the E7 […]

Sector Savvy – Top Tips for Engineers Applying to B-School

Apr. 17th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

When it comes to over-represented profiles in in the MBA applicant pool, engineers are at the top, alongside candidates from consulting and finance (part 1 and part 2 in our sector savvy series, respectively). Set your sights on a top 10 business school, and you can assume your peers have equally impressive academic and professional […]

Sector Savvy – Top Tips for Finance Candidates Applying to Business School

Apr. 16th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Imagine the scene: It’s Tuesday the 12th of October, about 3:45 in the afternoon. You are a persevering MBA Admissions reader who has just spent the last five hours poring over the profiles of investment managers, senior associates, private equity analysts (excepting a 25-minute break when sandwiches were brought in). There’s a point of saturation […]

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