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3 Tips for Perfecting Your MBA Application

Dec. 29th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

There are a number of steps you can take to perfect your MBA application, and, based on our years of experience in admissions, we’d like to pass on a few tips: 1. Don’t wait until the last minute to work on your online personal data form. The forms may seem like an easy, even tedious […]

New Video on Insider Tips for Applying to INSEAD – from former Director of Admissions at INSEAD, Caroline Diarte Edwards

Dec. 17th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

INSEAD is a top MBA program that stands out for several unique features, including its one-year format, which the school pioneered, and its strong international focus. Students attending INSEAD come from over 80 countries and there’s an equally diverse faculty body as well as large alumni base located around the world. As a top-ranked business […]

MBA Admissions Clinic – Applicant Profile 1 ‘Sarah’ – Young Management Consultant

Nov. 25th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

In partnership with the Forte Foundation, Fortuna provides MBA admissions advice based on our prior experience as senior admissions professionals at top MBA programs. Each case study features a common applicant profile and an evaluation of the applicant’s strengths, weaknesses and our admissions advice. The Applicant – Sarah Age: 23 Job:  Associate consultant at Boston […]

All shook up – the ups and downs of the BusinessWeek MBA rankings 2014

Nov. 20th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

As you have probably heard, the recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek MBA Ranking for 2014 features Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in the #1 spot, the school’s highest rank in its history. This news has sent shockwaves through the industry, and hopefully set an example for other MBA programs to dream big. Fuqua was established in […]

Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2014 – US Business Schools

Nov. 12th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Fortuna has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last 12 months to produce the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2014. How do the top business schools in the U.S. perform when you combine these results? The big news among the top US business schools is that Stanford GSB has displaced […]

Prepare for your Wharton Interview with Wharton’s Former Acting Director of MBA Admissions

Nov. 12th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

We’re offering mock interviews for Wharton’s team-based discussion group sessions, so if you’ve received an interview invitation, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. Led by Judith Hodara Silverman, former Acting Director of MBA Admissions at Wharton, our mock interview includes a prep session, a 30-minute mock group interview with other applicants, and individual feedback. Our […]

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Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2014 – European Business Schools

Nov. 12th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

We have compiled the results of the major media MBA rankings of the last 12 months to produce the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2014. How do the top business schools in Europe perform when you combine these results?  LBS continues to dominate, with INSEAD close behind for the third year in a row. In […]

When to Submit an Optional Essay

Nov. 11th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

When working in admissions departments at top MBA programs, some of the questions that we were asked each year were whether a candidate should write an optional essay, and what kinds of topics should be addressed in the optional essay space. In the last few years, as many MBA programs have reduced the number of […]

Common Mistakes to Avoid in your B-school Applications

Oct. 29th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Whether you’re just getting started with your MBA applications, or are adding the final touches before the upcoming deadlines, we’d like you to be aware of some common mistakes that many applicants make when applying to b-schools. It’s easy to get so wrapped up with what you want to communicate that you might not be […]

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