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How to Use LinkedIn to Enhance Your MBA Strategy

Jan. 3rd, 2018 | by: Sharon Joyce

When AdCom views your LinkedIn profile – and chances are good they will – make sure it will tip the balance in your favor, not undermine your MBA application.    It’s no surprise that your social media posts are fair game within your business school candidacy. More than one-third of admissions officers visit applicants’ social media […]

8 Tips for Tailoring Your Business School Application

Dec. 29th, 2017 | by: Amy Hugo

When reviewing your MBA application, you want the Admissions Committee to think, ‘Ah, they really understand the culture of our school.’ What does it take to customize your application to a specific MBA program? It’s tempting to want to plug your winning story into play for each program on your list once you’ve done the […]

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Waitlisted? Six Actions To Take Now

Dec. 26th, 2017 | by: Caroline Diarte Edwards

While the waitlist can be tormenting, there are specific actions you can take now to increase your chances of MBA admissions success. Learning that your dream school has placed you on its waitlist is frustrating, and often disheartening. It certainly beats being rejected. But it’s also maddening – to be so close to your goal […]

Why Tyrion Lannister Should Run Your Organization

Dec. 11th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Teaching leadership to the next generation of executives takes more than academic theory. So MBA programs around the globe have been tripping over themselves of late to find creative ways to engage students on their personal leadership journey. Budding captains of industry have consequently found themselves lifting lessons from the works of Shakespeare, from polar […]

Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2017 – US Business Schools

Nov. 20th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Fortuna Admissions has compiled the results of the big five MBA rankings of the last 12 months to produce the Fortuna Ranking of MBA Rankings 2017. How do the top business schools in the US perform when you combine these results? The big news is that Wharton has displaced Harvard at #1, based on its […]

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How to Ace Your MBA Video Questions

Nov. 16th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

The video statement isn’t only a challenge – it’s a valuable opportunity to bring your application to life. More business schools are adopting a video component in their applications than ever before. This year, MIT made the move from optional to mandatory, and last year Rotman, Yale and INSEAD adopted the practice. While programs have […]

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Tailoring Your MBA Application to Yale SOM

Nov. 14th, 2017 | by: Fortuna

If you’re serious about Yale SOM, make sure your application is specifically tailored to its unique mission, values and culture. Any business school, for that matter, wants to be your number one choice. That means cutting and pasting isn’t going to win hearts and minds. But what does it take to effectively customize your MBA […]

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Maximizing Need-Based Financial Aid for an MBA

Nov. 7th, 2017 | by: College Coach

By: Michelle Clifton, Senior Manager of College Finance, College Coach Reducing the overall cost of an MBA program is a top priority for many students. Some programs provide merit scholarships to entice applicants, others offer need-based grants or scholarships to help lessen the financial burden. Graduate need-based financial aid applications are based on your income […]

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What MBA Admissions Really Want: From Stanford GSB, Booth, Tuck & More

Oct. 30th, 2017 | by: Matt Symonds

Admissions Directors from Chicago Booth, Stanford GSB, INSEAD and other top programs get candid about your spike factor, unicorns and top qualities they’re looking for in MBA candidates. “I don’t want unicorns,” says Kristen Moss, Stanford GSB Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Admissions. “Leadership doesn’t come from a socio-economic status, it doesn’t come from […]

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How to Get Into Stanford GSB: Tips from a Former Admissions Interviewer

Oct. 17th, 2017 | by: Tatiana Nemo

  If Stanford GSB is on your list, you’ll want to listen in to this first hand advice from Stanford GSB alum and former MBA admissions interviewer. Fortuna expert coach Tatiana Nemo shares her insights into what the school is looking for and how you can prove that you are GSB material. You’ll find the […]

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