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Fortuna Admissions Harvard Business School MBA Deep Dive Analysis

Nov. 21st, 2019 | by: Fortuna

What does a Swedish world rope-skipping champion, Obama Foundation chief of staff and reality TV star from CBS’s Survivor: Ghost Island have in common? They’re all MBA candidates in the Harvard Business School Class of 2020, where 9,886 applicants vied for one of 930 spots. The rope-skipping champion is also an entrepreneur who worked at […]


Nov. 6th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

Fortuna Admissions has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last 12 months to produce the ninth edition of the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2019. Every year we combine the results of the MBA rankings published by US News, the Financial Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek and Forbes to produce a wide-angle […]

Overview of the Top 7 MBA Deferred Admissions Programs

Oct. 31st, 2019 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

For the first time, Wharton has broadened its MBA deferred admissions program to include applicants beyond the University of Pennsylvania undergraduate community. Non-UPenn students now have the opportunity to vie for a prized place in a future Wharton MBA class, allowing them to gain several years work experience prior to enrolling. This is a significant development […]

How to Get Into HEC Paris

Oct. 16th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

HEC Paris ascended two spots to #2 in last month’s Forbes 2019 ranking of global MBA programs. Last year’s graduates garnered the highest median base salary ($127,410) and signing bonus ($28,943) of any international program. With its $70,400 tuition fee, Forbes also noted that HEC is one of the comparatively more affordable options for those […]

MBA Deferred Admission For College Seniors: 3 Key Tips For A Standout Application

Oct. 14th, 2019 | by: Matt Symonds

Last month, Wharton announced a new option for college seniors to apply to for its fulltime MBA with a two- to four-year deferment. The Wharton MBA Advance Access Program (application deadline April 1, 2020) represents an expansion of Wharton’s existing Moelis Advance Access Program, which will continue to offer annual fellowships designed to lure University of Pennsylvania […]

How To Tackle The HEC Essays & Interview Presentation

Oct. 4th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

HEC Paris is one of the leading MBA programs in Europe, offering a 16-month program of study with two intakes: January and September. Last month, Forbes crowned HEC Paris #2 in its biannual Ranking of International MBA programs for 2019. HEC occupies a unique space between the one-year programs like INSEAD and traditional two-year programs, and […]

Top Tips for Tackling the Cornell Johnson MBA Application

Sep. 27th, 2019 | by: Randall Sawyer

Over the past few years, Cornell Johnson has launched a variety of sweeping initiatives, including an overhaul of its management curriculum and the establishment of a new campus in New York City. A recent merger between the business school and schools of Applied Economics and Hotel Administration has enabled Johnson to pool resources, increasing student […]

Insider Tips on the Top European MBA Programs: London Business School, INSEAD & IE

Sep. 23rd, 2019 | by: Fortuna

We’ve summarized the highlights and key insights from our recent live strategy session: Decoding the Essays for the Top European MBA Programs.   This includes top application tips and essay advice for London Business School, INSEAD and IE Madrid by former directors of admissions at each respective school. Get a glimpse of the detail contained […]

Fortuna Admissions Stanford MBA Deep Dive Analysis

Sep. 18th, 2019 | by: Matt Symonds

What do an NFL running back, an entrepreneurial architect from Uruguay and a Deloitte analyst with a stint in the White House have in common? All of them secured one of 419 coveted seats out of 7,797 applications to Stanford GSB last year. This demand for so few places explains why Stanford is the most […]

Financing Your MBA: Fellowships & Assistantships

Sep. 17th, 2019 | by: College Coach

In the world of MBA financial aid, you’ll often see more than just grants and scholarships mentioned as funding opportunities. Fellowships and assistantships are prominent and sought-after awards in b-school recruitment. However, it’s important to know these terms may refer to different types of awards at various institutions. At some of the most selective b-schools, […]

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