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5 Things to Do Now Before Starting the MBA this Fall

Jun. 2nd, 2021 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Imagine: How do you want to feel when your head hits the pillow after your first day as an MBA candidate on campus? Thrilled to enter a new chapter of your life surrounded by fascinating people and big ideas, while appropriately daunted by the scope of challenge you’ve undertaken? Or will the quality of your […]

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How to Get Into Stanford GSB: Entering Stanford’s MBA Program

May. 26th, 2021 | by: Rachel Erickson Hee

Stanford GSB is the most selective MBA program in the world – only 6.2% of its annual MBA applicants secure a seat in its class. The dean estimates that Stanford is the preferred choice for 3 out of every 4 applicants admitted to both HBS and the GSB. Meanwhile, the school’s small size lends itself to […]

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Executive MBA vs MBA: 5 Key Differences

May. 24th, 2021 | by: Bill Kooser

As the MBA degree becomes more popular and competitive, an increasing number of schools are offering an alternative in the Executive MBA (EMBA). What is an Executive MBA? As opposed to a traditional full-time MBA, the EMBA is designed to appeal to working managers with significant experience. Both are general management degrees. Where the MBA […]

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MBA FINANCIAL AID: MAXIMIZE YOUR RESOURCES

May. 21st, 2021 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

If you’re struggling to figure out how to pay for MBA programs, the best time to start planning your MBA financing is before you apply to business school. After all, you’re committing to one of the biggest financial investments you’re likely to make at the same time you forego an annual salary. On average, this […]

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10 Tips to Apply for a Specialized Masters in Business (MiM, Mfin, MSMS & more)

May. 5th, 2021 | by: Matt Symonds

Over the past few years, my Fortuna Admissions colleagues and I have witnessed a surge in interest for specialty masters degrees across a variety of business disciplines. On the heels of our CentreCourt Specialized Masters Event last month, I hosted a live conversation with Poets&Quants editor John A. Byrne alongside my Fortuna Admissions colleagues and […]

MBA GMAT Prep

How To Increase Your GMAT Score: Tips from Test Prep Experts

Apr. 26th, 2021 | by: Matt Symonds

Securing a competitive and well-balanced GMAT or GRE score is imperative for maximizing your chances of admissions success to the top MBA programs. Though MIT Sloan and Darden are among those that have introduced a test-optional policy, you’ll still need to nail a great score if your target list includes HBS, Stanford, Wharton, INSEAD, LBS, […]

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Why Now Is A Good Time to Pursue An International MBA

Mar. 29th, 2021 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

If your shortlist of business schools doesn’t include a European program, it should. There are several distinctive advantages to pursuing an international MBA, particularly in Europe. From the impressive ROI to peerless global leadership experience, more candidates are taking notice and targeting the international MBA. European schools have maintained strong appeal, even during the global […]

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IMD Essay Tips & Strategy for Career Questions

Mar. 24th, 2021 | by: Karen Ponte

IMD offers a one-year, globally focused MBA program located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva. The program places strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, globalization, and digitalization while fostering a close-knit, collaborative community. The school cultivates leadership skills from day one through the Leadership Stream and encourages peer- and experiential learning alongside one-to-one coaching. […]

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Masters in Management: 5 Essentials for MiM Applications

Mar. 19th, 2021 | by: Emma Bond

Demand for Masters in Management (MiM) programs are on the rise, and have become increasingly popular over the last few years as more and more individuals seek to increase their competitive advantage on the heels of their undergraduate degree. Designed for younger candidates with little to no work experience, the MiM is a catalyst for […]

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MBA Letters of Recommendation: Strategy for Stanford GSB & HBS

Mar. 12th, 2021 | by: Karla Cohen

Stanford GSB Admissions Director Kirsten Moss put a fine point on having a strategic approach to securing MBA letters of recommendation during a panel discussion of Admissions Directors at the CentreCourt MBA Festival: “Recommendations are particularly important – it’s one time we can get someone’s outside opinion looking in, other than your own, of what you’ve actually […]

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