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Minted CEO Mariam Naficy on startups, Stanford GSB & the value of the MBA

Feb. 11th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

Mariam Naficy, a Stanford GSB graduate, is an e-commerce trailblazer whose influence across tastemaking and disruptive startups spans multiple industries. Naficy co-founded of in 1998 and subsequently raised $28 million in funding, achieving the largest market share in online cosmetics. In 2017, she founded Minted, developing the organization from a stationary platform to an online […]

Wharton MBA Application: Tips From a Former Admissions Director

Feb. 6th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

Insider Advice on How To Get Into Wharton Part of a top-tier trinity colloquially referred to as “HSW,” Wharton is rarely found outside the world’s top four schools among recent years’ MBA rankings. If any of the premier business schools have taken the time to adjust to a post-Lehman Brothers world, it’s Wharton. The entrepreneurial community […]

Decoded: Results of the FT Global MBA Rankings 2019

Feb. 4th, 2019 | by: Matt Symonds

At first glance, the top of the FT Global MBA ranking of 2019 looks like business as usual. But wait, there’s more. With alumnus salaries at a weighted average of $228,074 three years after graduation, Stanford GSB maintains the #1 spot for the second year. Graduates also lead the way in career progress, calculated according to […]

Why ‘Professional Presence’ Matters for MBA Candidates

Jan. 30th, 2019 | by: Brittany Maschal

Leading up to a recent application deadline, a fellow coach at Fortuna Admissions found herself in a quandary. She was working with a strong candidate who had a noticeably untidy level of grooming, and felt apprehensive about how this might be perceived in the MBA admissions interview. Given her robust background in M7 admissions, she was accustomed […]

MBA Odds: What are my chances in Round 3?

Jan. 29th, 2019 | by: Matt Symonds

Is it worth it for me to apply in Round 3? We field this question each year from business school hopefuls, and the answer my Fortuna colleagues and I invariably reply is, “it depends.” Much like the rest of the MBA application process, there are no definitive rules. Yet for a strategic and sincere application, you […]

Insider Tips for The INSEAD Interview

Jan. 25th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

INSEAD is among the top schools that enlist alumni to conduct MBA admissions interviews, and by design it’s a conversational experience. But this is also where it gets dynamic, as INSEAD draws upon a pool of thousands of alumni interviewers and gives them latitude. Given the high degree of variability in style, tone, context and […]

5 Steps to MBA Scholarships

Jan. 21st, 2019 | by: College Coach

Applying to MBA programs strategically can help reduce tuition costs through merit scholarships. Now, you will find the most selective MBA programs may not offer merit scholarships, but instead may offer need-based aid (something Stanford GSB recently reiterated). However, the majority of full-time MBA programs do offer merit scholarships and for those, here are 5 steps to […]

MBA Interview Prep for HBS, GSB, INSEAD and More

Jan. 16th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

MBA Interview Prep for HBS, GSB, INSEAD and More If you have been called for an MBA interview, there is nothing more important at this stage than preparation. Practice, research and absorb all the information you can about your target school’s interview process, format and potential questions. Depending on the program, you can expect to […]

Top Tips for Polishing Your Round 2 MBA Application

Dec. 18th, 2018 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

If you do your best work under pressure, you’re not alone. And if you’re a round 2 MBA applicant, now’s your moment to kick it into overdrive. Round two deadlines for HBS, Wharton, Chicago Booth and Duke Fuqua arrive on January 3. Kellogg and Stanford GSB are waiting to hear from you by January 9 […]

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Fortuna Ranking Of MBA Rankings 2018 – European Business Schools

Dec. 12th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Which is the #1 ranked MBA program in Europe in 2018? For the past four years, INSEAD has held the top spot in the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings for European Business Schools,  which combines the results of the league tables published by the Financial Times, BusinessWeek, The Economist and Forbes. By aggregating the results of […]

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