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Our Insider Top Tips on Applying to Ten Top Schools – Stanford GSB

Aug. 21st, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

In our Fortuna Admissions series of top tips for applying to ten top schools, today we’re looking at Stanford GSB. Accepting only 6.5% of those who apply, it remains the most selective business school in the world. Stanford’s MBA program is known for strengths in a number of different areas. Standout curriculum offerings include entrepreneurship, […]

Our Insider Top Tips on Applying to Ten Top Schools – HBS

Aug. 19th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

With the Harvard Business School R1 deadline now only 3 weeks away, the team at Fortuna Admissions is busy working with clients for the new admissions season. To help applicants in their preparations, we recently put our heads together to come up with a selection of ’Top Insider Tips’ – a collection of insights and […]

Insider Tips for Career Switchers

Aug. 14th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Everybody comes to the MBA application process with different end goals in mind. Many of you will be hoping to advance your career within the same industry. Others may be hoping to start a new business. And a sizeable group of you will be thinking about making a career switch. Fortuna’s Judith Silverman Hodara, Wharton’s […]

Insider Tips For Applying To The Wharton MBA

Aug. 4th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Former Wharton Director of MBA Admissions, Judith Silverman Hodara, offers her expert insider advice for applying to the Wharton MBA program For more videos with Fortuna’s dream team of former Directors and Associate Directors of MBA Admissions from the world’s top business schools visit our YouTube channel

12 Steps on How to Apply to B-School – Step 12: Managing the Waitlist

Jul. 30th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

MBA applications – waitlist

12 Steps on How to Apply to B-School – Step 11: Preparing for Your MBA Interview

Jul. 25th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

While your focus now is probably on deciding where to apply and starting your applications, it’s not too early to start thinking about your business school interviews. Being offered an interview from a business school is a very positive sign. It shows you’ve made the first cut; only a modest percentage of the thousands applying […]

MBA Admissions and Job Trends

Jul. 10th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

At Fortuna Admissions, our goal is to help you put together the very best MBA application possible. It takes a lot of time, effort and money to apply, and when you combine high school fees with loss of income, the opportunity cost of the degree is significant. But business school isn’t obligatory…so why do so […]

How to Get Noticed in just One Essay

Jun. 19th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Hot off the press this month, in an effort to simplify processes and distil the core information it needs, Wharton has decided to move to a single admissions essay model. Wharton joins Harvard and UCLA Anderson in the single essay club. Many other schools have also reduced their essay requirements and word count. Last year […]

How to Ace the MBA Interview

Jun. 16th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Former Harvard Business School Assistant Director, Malvina Complainville, one of our expert coaches at Fortuna Admissions was interviewed this week by the Financial Times to talk about the growing importance of the interview in the MBA admission process. The wide variety of interview options at the leading business schools now includes an application based interview […]

The Ideal Timetable To Do A B-School Application (featured in Poets & Quants 05/08/14)

Jun. 5th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

If it’s appealing to throw together your business school application the week before the deadline, think twice. Admissions can easily distinguish between last-minute applicants and those that have put considerable time and effort into their application. SCHOOLS OFTEN FILTER OUT THE LAST-MINUTE APPLICANTS Did you think it was an urban myth that candidates apply to […]

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