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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 […]

Your complete guide: How to Ace the MBA Interview

Jan. 14th, 2020 | by: Fortuna

Among M7 schools, your prospects of admission are generally between 1 in 10 and 1 in 18. But secure an interview and your shot at acceptance has just improved to about 1 in 2. You now have a great chance of getting in, and now is the time to prepare with gusto. Even if you’re […]

5 Key Differences Between the EMBA & the MBA

Dec. 20th, 2019 | by: Bill Kooser

There are several attributes that distinguish Executive MBA (EMBA) programs from their “traditional” counterparts, and ever more candidates are feeling the allure. According to the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC), applications to EMBA programs are up an astounding 31.6% over the last four years – even as apps to traditional programs are down. So how do you […]

Fortuna Admissions, Ranking of Rankings, Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings European Schools


Dec. 16th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

Which is the #1 ranked MBA program in Europe in 2019? For the fifth consecutive years, INSEAD has claimed 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 […]

Fortuna Admissions Harvard Business School MBA Deep Dive Analysis

Nov. 21st, 2019 | by: Fortuna

What does a Swedish world rope-skipping champion, Obama Foundation chief of staff and reality TV star from CBS’s Survivor: Ghost Island have in common? They’re all MBA candidates in the Harvard Business School Class of 2020, where 9,886 applicants vied for one of 930 spots. The rope-skipping champion is also an entrepreneur who worked at […]


Nov. 6th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

Fortuna Admissions has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last 12 months to produce the ninth edition of the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2019. Every year we combine the results of the MBA rankings published by US News, the Financial Times, The Economist, BusinessWeek and Forbes to produce a wide-angle […]

Overview of the Top 7 MBA Deferred Admissions Programs

Oct. 31st, 2019 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

For the first time, Wharton has broadened its MBA deferred admissions program to include applicants beyond the University of Pennsylvania undergraduate community. Non-UPenn students now have the opportunity to vie for a prized place in a future Wharton MBA class, allowing them to gain several years work experience prior to enrolling. This is a significant development […]

How to Get Into HEC Paris

Oct. 16th, 2019 | by: Brendan Kramp

HEC Paris ascended two spots to #2 in last month’s Forbes 2019 ranking of global MBA programs. Last year’s graduates garnered the highest median base salary ($127,410) and signing bonus ($28,943) of any international program. With its $70,400 tuition fee, Forbes also noted that HEC is one of the comparatively more affordable options for those […]

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