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Full-Time vs. Part-Time MBA: Comparing Your Net Cost

May. 20th, 2019 | by: College Coach

If you are weighing the pros and cons of attending a full-time or part-time MBA program, you’re not alone! Many corporate professionals struggle with this decision, as there are various factors to consider. Are you excited (and maybe a little scared) to leave your full-time job to immerse yourself into a program for two years? […]

Harvard MBA Essay Tips: 2019-2020 HBS Deadlines Announced!

May. 16th, 2019 | by: Karla Cohen

With HBS deadlines released for the class of 2022, you might be starting to think about how to tackle the application (R1 set for Sept. 4, 2019). While the application won’t open up until sometime in June, HBS affirmed that its singular essay question is the same: What more would you like us to know […]

Top B-School MBA Admissions Essays From 20 Years Ago

May. 2nd, 2019 | by: Matt Symonds

Update! Harvard Business School announced the deadlines and application details for the MBA Class of 2022. As in times past, HBS is the first school to announce deadlines for the 2019-2020 season, and traditionally sets the earliest M7 deadline. This season, deadlines for Round 1 move up one day to September 4, 2019 and Round 2  is […]

Wharton’s New Entrepreneurship Space Emblematic of its Changing Culture, and a B-School Building Trend

Apr. 18th, 2019 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Today, Wharton previewed the architectural renderings of its ambitious new Tangen Hall, a seven-story entrepreneurship center dedicated to cross-campus student innovation. The building’s precast concrete façade with shades of green glass is metaphoric for the transparent view Penn is hoping to give the world into its culture of innovation, and its use of sustainable materials […]

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How To Choose An MBA Program: 8 Key Criteria

Apr. 15th, 2019 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

The MBA degree is a coveted distinction, especially from a top 10 business school. And while each will offer a world-class education, they have uniquely different cultures, management curricula, strengths and specializations, and community vibes, among other distinctions that will influence the next two years of your life. So how do you create a target […]

April 10 Live Strategy Session on HBS, Stanford GSB & Wharton

Apr. 5th, 2019 | by: Fortuna

Live, 60-minute Strategy Session on HBS, GSB AND WHARTON on April 10. Applying to Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB or Wharton this year? Get your admissions questions answered by experts who have personally reviewed and interviewed thousands of applications. Join host John A. Byrne for an exclusive webinar with former admissions insiders from three of the […]

Choosing Between MBA Offers: 6 Top Tips

Apr. 4th, 2019 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

Over the last several weeks, my colleagues at Fortuna Admissions and I have been speaking with fortunate albeit anxious MBA applicants on the precipice of making life-altering decisions. While many of the scenarios are predictable, the factors influencing them are uniquely individual: A heartbroken candidate landed on the Harvard Business School waitlist after his interview, even though he […]

Dress for Success: The MBA Interview

Mar. 22nd, 2019 | by: Fortuna

The MBA interview is all about standing out for the right reasons, and candidates should want to be remembered for what they say, not what they wear. In my role as an expert coach at Fortuna Admissions, I field many concerned – and valid ­– inquiries about wardrobe at this time of the year. Why? […]

Insights from the Latest Round of HBS, Stanford GSB and Wharton Admissions

Mar. 20th, 2019 | by: Judith Silverman Hodara

One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from clients is how to gain acceptance into the fabled trinity of Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB and Wharton, colloquially referred to as HSW. While all candidates are unique and there’s no magic formula guaranteeing admission, there are certainly consistent themes across the profiles of successful […]

M7 Admissions Trend: MBA Early Admissions for College Seniors

Mar. 12th, 2019 | by: Matt Symonds

The final months of college are a whirlwind of final exams, pop-up campus activities, good bye parties and, of course, the feverish job searching. But what if you were guaranteed a place at one of the most prestigious business schools two- to five-years down the road? That would certainly take the edge off, wouldn’t it? […]

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