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UPDATED July 24: Briefing of the Latest COVID-19 Changes from MBA Admissions

Mar. 27th, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Our team continues to receive a flurry of Coronavirus-related updates from the senior leadership of the nation’s top business schools. Among the daily developments are unprecedented changes in the MBA application process – from increased exam flexibility for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle (Kellogg, Michigan Ross) to admit deferral options (HBS, Wharton) and other adaptations designed […]

HBS Admissions Response to COVID-19: What Applicants Need to Know

Mar. 24th, 2020 | by: Malvina Miller Complainville

Many of our international clients have expressed fears that where they live may negatively impact their chance of admission to their top-choice business school. With travel bans, consulate closures, and March 19 notice that the U.S. State Department is “suspending routine visa services in most countries worldwide,” uncertainty is on the rise. Last Friday March […]

INSEAD & LBS Response to COVID-19: What Applicants Need to Know

Mar. 23rd, 2020 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Today INSEAD posted an update on the health of Dean Mihov, who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15. I was relieved to hear he was in “stable condition and in good spirits,” thought currently under isolation in a hospital in Singapore and on mandatory leave. Given how our lives have been upended over the […]

Navigating Uncertainty: Free MBA Admissions Strategy Session

Mar. 21st, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

Tues., March 24 @ 12pm ET: An Open Q&A with Our Directors It’s an extraordinary time in every sense of the word, and many of us are wondering how the ripple effect of COVID-19 is going to impact our lives and future plans. Many business school applicants are facing canceled exams or speculating how their […]

Turning Uncertainty into Focus: 3 Tips for Starting Your MBA Application

Mar. 20th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

I hosted a webinar earlier this week for students of a test prep partner, and attendance was higher than expected. It was an animated discussion with terrific questions, which had my Fortuna colleague Curtis Johnson and I laughing about how easy and fun it felt to connect over video chat with our audience. After a […]

March 5 Exclusive Webinar with INSEAD Admissions Directors Past & Present

Mar. 3rd, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Register now for the opportunity to listen in on an exclusive conversation between INSEAD Admissions Directors, past and present! Fortuna Admissions Director and former head of INSEAD Admissions, Caroline Diarte Edwards, hosts a candid conversation with Virginie Fougea, the Global Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at INSEAD. Thursday’s webinar is an opportunity to take […]

Travel Ban & the MBA Interview: 7 Strategies to Shine on Skype

Feb. 24th, 2020 | by: Matt Symonds

As business schools scramble to interview MBA applicants via video, here are 7 strategies to shine on Skype. With growing fears about the spread of the coronavirus, business schools are anxiously assessing their global travel plans to meet applicants. Against a backdrop of quarantines, the cancellation of Asian recruitment activities, and the closure of GMAT […]

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Acing the Wharton TBD: 8 Tips for Your Tangen Hall Pitch

Feb. 20th, 2020 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

The Wharton Team-Based Discussion is a dynamic, relational experience that is about much more than delivering a strong pitch in a group setting. Wharton’s admission committee wants to observe how you approach a challenge, present yourself, cohesively work towards solutions in a small group context and think on your feet. This year, candidates are tasked with […]

How to Get Into London Business School

Feb. 7th, 2020 | by: Emma Bond

If London Business School (LBS) isn’t yet on your radar, it should be. LBS offers a flexible and rigorous applied MBA program with an immensely diverse study body – the most recent class is 89% international representing 60 nationalities. Its unveiling of the state-of-the-art Sammy Ofer Centre in 2017 increased academic space by 70% (and […]

HBS + Stanford: Comparing our Deep Dive Analyses on Who Really Gets In

Jan. 16th, 2020 | by: Fortuna

 Earlier this month, Fortuna Co-Founder Matt Symonds sat down with Poets&Quants Editor-in-Chief John Byrne for a deep-dive discussion into the Fortuna team’s extensive research profiling the successful MBA candidates in the Class of 2020 at Harvard Business School and Stanford GSB. Fortuna’s Deep Dive Analysis covers 95% of HBS & 85% of GSB admits […]

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