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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, […]

How to Position Extracurriculars On Your Business School Application

Sep. 3rd, 2019 | by: Heidi Hillis

If you cook and run and travel, you’re the same as everybody else. Everything that goes on your application needs to work toward setting you apart, so the detail matters. When the MBA admissions committee starts reviewing a new applicant, they often scan ahead to the ‘Other Info/Extracurricular’ section of the resume. Why? That’s where they can […]

5 Insider Tips on Applying for the Duke Fuqua MBA

Aug. 28th, 2019 | by: Catherine Tuttle

Duke University’s Fuqua School of has ascended to one of the top international business schools in its somewhat brief history. Fuqua is routinely ranked among the best domestic MBA programs – #10 by U.S. News & World Report in 2019 and recognized by Forbes as one of the most globally-focused schools in the US. With the […]

How to Tackle The MIT Sloan Application

Aug. 27th, 2019 | by: Brittany Maschal

MIT Sloan’s MBA application epitomizes the institution’s ideologies around innovation and forgoes the norms of its M7 peers. It’s a beast of an application, and tackling it successfully requires a different strategy than any other program. The usual requested by the bulk of business schools include the application biodata, a one-page resume, essays and typically […]

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