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Top 10 Deferred MBA Programs + Tips on How to Get In

Mar. 24th, 2022 | by: Michel Belden

For college seniors with lofty aspirations, applying to a deferred MBA program is a strategic move. As opposed to the traditional path to the MBA, in which you spend roughly three to six years earning real-world career experience before applying, deferred MBA programs offer the potential to secure a spot at a top business school […]

MBA Waitlist Strategy: Actions to Take & Mistakes to Avoid

Mar. 22nd, 2022 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

While the waitlist can be tormenting, there are specific actions you can take now to increase your chances of MBA admissions success. One of my Fortuna Admissions colleagues heard recently from an anxious client who is still in limbo on the HBS waitlist – and she’s not alone. As Poets&Quants editor John Byrne quipped in our recent […]

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Spotlight on INSEAD: MBA Insights From Academic Dean Urs Peyer

Mar. 21st, 2022 | by: Matt Symonds

  Fortuna Co-Founder and Director Matt Symonds interviews Urs Peyer, Dean of Degree Programs at INSEAD, about the full-time MBA program. This candid interview, which takes place during the February 2022 CentreCourt MBA Festival, is full of insights for MBA hopefuls. Urs speaks to INSEAD’s core curriculum, its unique offerings and flexibility, the global reputation of the […]

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Wharton Lauder Adds A Round 3: What You Need To Know

Mar. 16th, 2022 | by: Jenifer Raver

The Lauder Institute’s MA International Studies joint degree program with the Wharton MBA added a Round 3 this year and is accepting applications until March 30. This is a tremendous opportunity for globally-minded professionals who are passionate about gaining deep international expertise while earning a Wharton MBA. As a Wharton Lauder grad myself, and now […]

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London Business School MBA Interview: Everything You Need to Know

Mar. 7th, 2022 | by: Emma Bond

London Business School has begun releasing MBA interview invitation for round two candidates. Due to the Covid pandemic, LBS is opting to conduct its interviews both virtually and in-person (typically in the location where you’re based). The LBS interview is a dynamic one, as beyond the standard one-on-one interview you’ll be asked to give a […]

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3 Reasons To Pursue An MBA In Europe Right Now

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

If your shortlist of business schools doesn’t include any top European MBA programs, it should. There are several distinct advantages to pursuing an international MBA. From the impressive ROI to peerless global leadership experience to make your resume stand out, more candidates are taking notice and targeting an MBA for an unforgettable international experience. European […]

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MBA Interview Prep: What to Wear on Video

Feb. 25th, 2022 | by: Karen Hamou

Did you see this selfie of the business school dean that went viral? As ESMT Berlin Associate Dean Nick Barniville prepared to preside over a virtual MBA graduation via laptop in June of 2020, he posted a photo of himself (at left) in a tuxedo top with shorts and flip-flops below. Nowadays, most of us embrace […]

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Advice for the Wharton 2021-2022 TBD Prompt + 5 Tips for Your Pitch

Feb. 23rd, 2022 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Wharton interview invites are out and this year’s question is a doozy. Are you ready? The Wharton interview is distinctive among the M7 interview landscape for its Team Based Discussion, and this year continues with Covid Protocols and preparing to collaborate with your unknown teammates in a virtual format over Zoom. This approach means briefing yourself on […]

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MBA Interview Prep For Stanford GSB + Example Behavioral Questions

Feb. 22nd, 2022 | by: Tatiana Nemo

Stanford GSB will conduct its MBA interviews both virtually and in person for round two, and invitations to interview have begun to go out. The GSB persists in being the most selective business school in the world, with an acceptance rate for the full-time MBA program below 6%. The school maintains the highest ratio of applicants to […]

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10 Tough MBA Interview Questions & How to Handle Them

Feb. 10th, 2022 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

What do you do when the MBA admissions interviewer asks you whether 3,599 is a prime number? (Besides trying not to break into a cold sweat.) Or, whether the government should apply tariffs based on a product’s environmental sustainability? Or how the pandemic has influenced the impact you’d like to make in your community? Now […]

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