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Insider Tips for Wharton’s Team Based Discussion

Nov. 17th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

By Judith Silverman Hodara It’s that time of year again, when Wharton is inviting applicants to interview and as former Acting Director of MBA Admissions at Wharton, I have a good sense of what Wharton is looking for in the team-based discussion. With so many highly qualified applicants on paper, the team discussion allows applicants to demonstrate […]

What are you being evaluated on during your MBA admissions interview?

Nov. 12th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

With MBA admissions interview invitations going out for round 1 applicants, many of you are wondering what questions will be asked, how to prepare, and what will really be evaluated? We’ve already shared some tips to help you prepare for your interview but we also want to provide deeper insights about the specific areas that […]

Make the Most of your Campus Visits

Nov. 10th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

When it comes to researching different MBA programs, one of the best ways to gather information is through visiting program campuses. While some information about MBA programs is easy to find online, such as class profiles for current students or career statistics, other information is harder to come by. A campus visit is great way […]

Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2015 – US Business Schools

Nov. 9th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

For the fifth consecutive year, Fortuna has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last twelve months to produce the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2015 – US Business Schools. Though Stanford GSB might be the school of the year in terms of MBA applicant numbers and selectivity, when it comes […]

How to Stand Out in the Application Pile

Oct. 21st, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

Matt Symonds published an online article on this topic for Poets and Quants. Below is an adapted version. With Round 1 deadlines behind us and with many top business school R2 deadlines rapidly approaching, a topic on applicants’ minds is how they stack up compared to the thousands of others applying. You’re not alone in […]

12 STEPS ON HOW TO APPLY TO B-SCHOOL – STEP 11: PREPARING FOR YOUR MBA INTERVIEW

Oct. 7th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

Fortuna Admissions was 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 top MBA programs, including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Chicago Booth, IE Business School, Kellogg, NYU Stern, and US Berkeley, have contributed to this series. We have […]

Forbes 2015 MBA Rankings

Oct. 1st, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

In case you missed it, Forbes published its 2015 rankings for MBA programs in early September 2015. Stanford GSB and Harvard Business School are in the #1 and #2 spots, respectively. For the top 1-year international MBA programs, INSEAD (in France and Singapore) takes the #1 spot with IMD (in Switzerland) at #2. As for […]

Recent Innovations in the MBA Admissions Process

Sep. 24th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

With the start of the new 2015-2016 MBA admissions cycle, the world’s best business schools are receiving a flood of transcripts, resumes, GMAT scores, recommendations and essays from MBA applicants who have spent the past few months focusing on the application materials that they hope will secure a place for themselves in these competitive programs. […]

Applying to Harvard Business School Q & A with HBS Alumna Katherine Johnson

Sep. 16th, 2015 | by: Matt Symonds

We are delighted to announce that Katherine Johnson, HBS MBA 1999, has joined Fortuna Admissions as an admissions coach. Katherine is a skilled marketing professional with a strong background in developing award-winning TV, digital, social, and branded entertainment campaigns for major brands. She previously served as the Senior Vice President at the Oprah Winfrey Network […]

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