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Should I Go to Grad School?

Apr. 30th, 2022 | by: Fortuna Admissions

“Should I go to grad school?” As seasoned admissions coaches, our answer invariably is: It depends. A graduate degree is a coveted distinction, especially from a top program. And while the best graduate degrees promise to enhance your job and financial prospects, not all degrees are created equal. When asking, “what should I go to grad […]

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Understanding the Different Types of MBA Programs

Apr. 28th, 2022 | by: Fortuna Admissions

Committing to pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a life-changing endeavor. People that are drawn to risks and rewards associated with entrepreneurship, management, or corporations can duly benefit from business school. And, business school isn’t just about creating decision-makers — it’s about creating leaders. The most important qualities for catalyzing meaningful change across […]

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How To Negotiate An MBA Scholarship + Example Letter

Apr. 25th, 2022 | 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 of year. The scenario typically goes like this: You’ve been offered a good scholarship at one school – but not your […]

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Positioning Extracurriculars on Your MBA Application: Mistakes to Avoid

Apr. 22nd, 2022 | by: Heidi Hillis

As an MBA candidate, how you articulate your extracurricular involvement contributes to your overall story. Ideally, well-positioned extracurriculars will clarify and reinforce your passions, involvement in community, and commitment to pursuits outside of work. As mentioned in part one of this series on how to position extracurriculars on your business school application, what you share with the admissions committee sends […]

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How to Get Into Columbia Business School: MBA Application Requirements

Apr. 20th, 2022 | by: Karen Hamou

With its New York City location, Columbia Business School lauds that it’s at the “center of business.” The symbiotic relationship between Columbia Business School (CBS) and the business world is a major program benefit. Indeed, CBS notes on its website that “more business leaders visit our campus than any other top business school.” Because of its […]

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How to Get Into Wharton: Guide To Enter Wharton MBA Program

Apr. 20th, 2022 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Part of the venerated trinity known as HSW (Harvard/ Stanford GSB/ Wharton), and a place in Wharton’s incoming class is more competitive than ever. Last year, the application volume rose to a new record of 7,338 candidates vying for one of the 897 seats in the Class of 2023. But that’s no surprise. The evolutions […]

7 Tips on How to Choose Between MBA Offers

Apr. 12th, 2022 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

As decisions roll in from round 2, many MBA candidates are navigating tricky decisions about their future plans. Here are two spectacular quandaries I received from anxious – if fortunate – business school candidates. To paraphrase: “Is it foolish to pick MIT Sloan over Harvard and Wharton? Everyone says HBS is the obvious choice, but […]

HEC Essays & Interview Presentation: Strategy & Tips

Apr. 5th, 2022 | by: Brendan Kramp

HEC Paris is one of the leading MBA programs in Europe, offering a 16-month program of study with two intakes: January and September. Forbes crowned HEC Paris #2 in its most recent biannual Ranking of International MBA programs for 2019, and the 2022 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking placed it at #11 to tie with MIT […]

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How To Find Your GMAT Motivation: Expert Tips for MBA Candidates

Mar. 29th, 2022 | by: Jeffrey Miller

For better or worse, your GMAT score likely will have a significant impact on both your business school candidacy and your long-term career path. The higher you score on the GMAT, the more MBA admissions options you’ll have available to you. Furthermore, in today’s competitive job market, some companies request that applicants submit their GMAT […]

How to Get into INSEAD: Advice for Common MBA Profiles

Mar. 28th, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

During my seven years at INSEAD, where I served as director of MBA admissions, marketing & financial aid, I oversaw all aspects of candidate evaluation and policy decisions for INSEAD MBA requirements. In what’s looking to be another competitive admissions season, here’s my advice for positioning a stand-out application for six typical profiles to help […]

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