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Another Win for Stanford GSB: What Stanford’s new Financial Aid System Means for MBAs

Nov. 15th, 2018 | by: Heidi Hillis

There’s a lot to celebrate this month if you’re part of the Stanford GSB community (or hope to be). This includes the school’s latest rankings triumphs – including the number 1 slot in the revamped Businessweek Ranking of Best B-Schools as well as yesterday’s Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings. But as a Stanford GSB alum, […]

Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2018 – US Business Schools

Nov. 13th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Fortuna Admissions has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last 12 months to produce the eighth edition of the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2018. 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 […]

MBA Interview Questions: Insider Tips

Nov. 9th, 2018 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

Being prepared is the best way to feel confident and get the most from your MBA admissions interview. It will also help you stay calm and continue to give thoughtful and poised responses when confronted by difficult questions. An important starting point is preparing to answer the standard questions (noted below) and training yourself to […]

How To Maximize Your Employer Tuition Assistance for the MBA

Nov. 6th, 2018 | by: College Coach

Your employer offers a tuition assistance program. Excellent! But do you know how it works? Failing to plan in advance could end up costing you unused dollars for your MBA. If you aren’t sure if your company offers tuition assistance, reach out to your manager/HR/benefits department to find out. You don’t want to leave any […]


Nov. 5th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Harvard Business School is looking for candidates who are ambitious and extraordinary, with a habit of leadership, an impressive track record, and a penchant for consistently hitting their goals. Beyond that, HBS wants mission-driven individuals who are poised to make the institution proud and motivated by a deeper purpose. If you can combine that with […]

MBA Interview Prep: ‘Which other schools have you applied to?’

Oct. 23rd, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Here’s a classic MBA admissions interview question that gives many candidates pause: Which other schools are you applying to? Every school wants to know they’re your first choice. So how to answer this tricky interview question? First, you want to demonstrate sound reasoning for why you’re applying to other programs in the context of why this school […], Fortuna Admissions, Best Letter of Recommendation

MBA Recommendations for Stanford GSB & Harvard Business School: Strategy & Tips

Oct. 10th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

If you’ve set your sights on both Harvard Business School and Stanford GSB, you’re not the first. They are indisputably the two most exclusive b-schools in the world. Since your letters of recommendation are the only part of your MBA application not written by you, they can tip the balance in your candidacy. That’s why […]


Free, live webinars in October: Behind the scenes of MBA Admissions with “The Committee”

Oct. 9th, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Discover the discussions that take place ‘behind the curtain’ in MBA Admissions Committees. Join Poets&Quants Editor-in-Chief John A. Byrne for a series of in-depth strategy sessions that take you behind-the-scenes to look at how MBA admissions decisions are made. Listen in as the Fortuna Admissions team of former gatekeepers from HBS, Wharton, INSEAD and other […]

Tips for Writing the HBS Post-Interview Reflection

Oct. 3rd, 2018 | by: Fortuna

The HBS Post-Interview Reflection is a distinctive element of Harvard’s evaluation process, and you’ll have just 24 hours to submit it the admissions committee after your interview. At first blush, this might feel like a timed test version of the HBS essay (‘what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy?’). […]

HBS interview invites out today: How to get ahead

Oct. 1st, 2018 | by: Fortuna

Word is out: Harvard Business School releases round 1 interview invites today, Oct. 1, with a second wave going out on Thursday, Oct. 4. If you, along with many of our clients, are among the fortunate few to receive an invitation to interview, it’s a tremendous validation of your hard work and talent. Yet having […]

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