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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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How to Negotiate MBA Scholarships + Example Letter

Mar. 18th, 2021 | by: Catherine Tuttle

You’ve won an MBA scholarship, but not from your dream school. Should you take it? It’s a fortunate dilemma to have, but one that ties many of our clients in knots around this time year. The scenario typically goes like this: You’ve been offered a scholarship at one school – but not your dream school, […]

Yale SOM MBA Essay Tips & Strategy

Mar. 17th, 2021 | by: Zachary White

Over the past decade, Yale SOM has introduced several innovative features to their application, including a behavioral assessment, a personal assessment, pre-interview questions, and behaviorally anchored recommender forms. These elements have made the application more objective and more efficient, helping applicants and the admissions team focus on what matters most while boosting the predictive power […]

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 […]

Carnegie Mellon Tepper Essay Tips & Strategy

Feb. 22nd, 2021 | by: Catherine Tuttle

One of the smallest among the top 20 business schools, Carnegie Mellon Tepper 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 the leading business schools). As such, the admissions team is looking for evidence of self-reflection and your ability to […]

Applying to Carnegie Mellon Tepper: 3 Essential MBA Tips

Feb. 18th, 2021 | by: Catherine Tuttle

Over the past year, 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 […]

MBA Application Tips for Consultants, Engineers & Finance Candidates

Feb. 16th, 2021 | by: Matt Symonds

If you are in one of the three over-represented MBA applicant pools – candidates from finance, tech and consulting – how do you approach your MBA application strategy when the competition is more intense than ever? It’s the secret of admissions success: Your excellence is only your ticket to enter. Once you’re in the game, […]

Insider Tips for The INSEAD Interview

Feb. 16th, 2021 | by: Melissa Jones

INSEAD is among the top schools that enlist alumni to conduct MBA admissions interviews, and by design it’s a conversational experience. In doing so, the Fontainebleau, France-based strives to pair you with one alumnus of a similar profile to yours and, for diversity’s sake, another with a very different background. It’s a signal of how […]

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

Feb. 15th, 2021 | by: Bill Kooser

Your thoughtful preparation, even if you’re a confident interviewer, 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 Booth expects from you – the better. As former Associate Dean of Chicago Booth, I can affirm […]

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

Feb. 12th, 2021 | by: Karla Cohen

Earlier this week, HBS released its interview notifications to Round 2 candidates. This year, all MBA interviews are held virtually with a member of the Admissions Board. Here’s what HBS is looking for, along with seven top tips to make the best possible impression on video. The HBS interview is a search for authenticity – the […]

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