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Top MBA Programs Waiving the GMAT or GRE – Waiver Information

Mar. 17th, 2023 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

MBA programs understand that applicants are not solely represented accurately by their test scores. A number of top-ranked programs are waiving testing requirements, allowing you to submit your application without a GMAT or GRE score. Should you consider applying in round one without a GMAT/GRE score? Or should you take a test and see how […]

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How to Choose an MBA Program That’s Right For You

Mar. 3rd, 2023 | by: Fortuna Admissions

How to Choose an MBA Program That’s Right For You   You’ve made the decision to pursue an MBA. Now the question is, how to choose an MBA program that’s right for you? Today, MBA programs come in many flavors and varieties: full- or part-time, executive, accelerated, specialized in a particular field or sector. And […]

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Advice for the Wharton 2022-2023 TBD Prompt + 5 Tips for Your Pitch

Feb. 17th, 2023 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Wharton interview invites are out, and the prompt is a great one. Now is time to start preparing for your Team Based Discussion. Last year, 90% of our clients who participated in our Wharton Interview Prep sessions were admitted. Fortuna’s series of mock sessions are underway and spaces are limited, so sign up today to […]

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Chicago Booth MBA Interview: What to Expect & How to Prepare

Feb. 13th, 2023 | by: Bill Kooser

Chicago Booth is releasing MBA interview invitations for round two candidates, which include a pre-interview video component. Even if you’re a confident interviewer, your thoughtful preparation is essential to making a persuasive case for your candidacy and demonstrating your fit with Chicago Booth. The more you understand what to expect from Booth – and what […]

5 Strategies for MBA Admissions Success

Feb. 9th, 2023 | by: Matt Symonds

Applying for the MBA represents more than the next step in your career, but the opportunity to pause amid the velocity of your fast-paced life and enter a meaningful process of self-discovery. It’s an invitation to really think about where you want to see yourself five to 10 years, what matters most to you, and […]

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General MBA vs. Specialized MBA

Feb. 7th, 2023 | by: Fortuna Admissions

As you take steps toward continuing your education with an MBA degree, you’ll need to decide between a general MBA and a specialized MBA. While many undergraduates take the path of a general MBA, focusing on a broad range of topics, some may find the specialized MBA path to be a better fit.  This article […]

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Applying to Carnegie Mellon Tepper: 3 Essential MBA Tips

Feb. 3rd, 2023 | by: Catherine Tuttle

My Fortuna Admissions colleagues and I have seen an uptick in interest in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon. One of the smallest among the top 20 business schools, it boasts a close-knit culture and pioneering approach to management curriculum (a “management science” model over the case method, that’s now integrated within all […]

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Tips for Writing the HBS Post-Interview Reflection

Feb. 1st, 2023 | by: Karla Cohen

The HBS Post-Interview Reflection is a distinctive element of the Harvard MBA evaluation process, and you’ll have just 24 hours to submit it the Admissions Committee after your interview. At first blush, this might feel like a timed test version of the HBS essay (‘what more would you like us to know as we consider […], Fortuna Admissions, HBS Interview

How to Ace the HBS Interview: An Insider’s Advice

Jan. 31st, 2023 | by: Karla Cohen

On Wednesday, February 1 at 12:00 noon ET, Harvard Business School will release its Round 2 interview invitations. HBS is offering both in-person and Zoom interviews. Here’s what HBS is looking for, along with seven top tips to make the best possible impression. The Harvard Business School interview is a search for authenticity – the admissions […]

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10 Tough MBA Interview Questions & How to Handle Them

Jan. 26th, 2023 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

What do you do when the MBA admissions interviewer asks you whether 3,599 is a prime number? (Besides trying not to break into a cold sweat.) Or, whether the government should apply tariffs based on a product’s environmental sustainability? Or how the pandemic has influenced the impact you’d like to make in your community? Now […]

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Mistakes to Avoid Before, During & After Your MBA Interview

Jan. 17th, 2023 | by: Karen Hamou

The MBA interview is a relational process, and the sphere of influence goes well beyond your assessor. It’s vital to recognize that every interaction before, during, and after your interview can impact your candidacy. As a coach at Fortuna Admissions, a Columbia Business School alumna, and a former recruiting lead at Deloitte Consulting, I’ve seen […]

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Should You Waive The Right To View Your Letter Of Recommendation?

Jan. 7th, 2023 | by: Fortuna Admissions

When applying to a business school, just as in applying to college, you’ll have two options: waiving your right to view your letters of recommendation or retaining this right. It’s as simple as checking a box. But when it comes time to choose, many students are unsure of the best option.  Generally speaking, waiving your […]

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