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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, […]

The Power of Giving Thanks in the MBA Admission Process

Apr. 6th, 2021 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

I still have the thank you note from the first student I admitted to Penn in 1990 (pictured here). It means a lot to me. Then, because it allowed me to see that I was someone that students could trust. And now, because it reminds me how powerful it is for the person across the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

MBA financing

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, […]

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 […]

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