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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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