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Our Insider Top Tips on Applying to Ten Top Schools – Kellogg

Aug. 29th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

In our Fortuna Admissions series of ‘Top Tips’ for applying to top business schools, today we’re looking at the Kellogg School of Management. Sometimes stereo-typed as the school for marketing, Kellogg is so much more and it’s no wonder why McKinsey recruits more MBAs from Kellogg than any other U.S. school. With am emphasis on […]

Our Insider Top Tips on Applying to Top Ten Schools – MIT Sloan

Aug. 27th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Next on our Fortuna Admissions list of ‘Top Tips’ – insider advice on applying to eight of the top US, and two of the top European, b-schools – is MIT Sloan.  Despite its proximity to HBS, also located in Cambridge, MA, Sloan has a very different feel, as its campus is less traditional and more […]

Our Insider Top Tips on Applying to Ten Top Schools – Stanford GSB

Aug. 21st, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

In our Fortuna Admissions series of top tips for applying to ten top schools, today we’re looking at Stanford GSB. Accepting only 6.5% of those who apply, it remains the most selective business school in the world. Stanford’s MBA program is known for strengths in a number of different areas. Standout curriculum offerings include entrepreneurship, […]

Insider Tips for Career Switchers

Aug. 14th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Everybody comes to the MBA application process with different end goals in mind. Many of you will be hoping to advance your career within the same industry. Others may be hoping to start a new business. And a sizeable group of you will be thinking about making a career switch. Fortuna’s Judith Silverman Hodara, Wharton’s […]

Insider Tips For Applying To The Wharton MBA

Aug. 4th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Former Wharton Director of MBA Admissions, Judith Silverman Hodara, offers her expert insider advice for applying to the Wharton MBA program For more videos with Fortuna’s dream team of former Directors and Associate Directors of MBA Admissions from the world’s top business schools visit our YouTube channel

The Ideal Timetable To Do A B-School Application (featured in Poets & Quants 05/08/14)

Jun. 5th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

If it’s appealing to throw together your business school application the week before the deadline, think twice. Admissions can easily distinguish between last-minute applicants and those that have put considerable time and effort into their application. SCHOOLS OFTEN FILTER OUT THE LAST-MINUTE APPLICANTS Did you think it was an urban myth that candidates apply to […]

The 12 Steps on How to Apply to Business School Series – Step 2: Plan Your Timing

Apr. 29th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Step 2: Plan your timing Fortuna Admissions has been asked by The Economist to write a multi-part series explaining how to improve your chance of getting into a top business school. Our experts from Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, London Business School, Chicago Booth, IE Business School, Kellogg, and UC Berkeley Haas have contributed to […]

5 Social Media Tips to Protect your Future from your Online Past

Apr. 4th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

Could there be some photos of you in a less than sober state on your Facebook? Are you tagged in a pic taken at a stag party where the pole dancing was clearly taking place somewhere other than Warsaw? After a frustrating day at the office did you lash out at your boss on Twitter? […]

50 Shades of MBA Admissions Grey

Feb. 28th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

It’s quite possible that you’re faced with the dilemma of what you ought to say in your MBA application versus what you should leave out. At Fortuna, we have often seen candidates with some element of their profile of which they’re not proud, and their first instinct may be to leave it out of their […]

3 Tips for Perfecting Your MBA Application

Feb. 25th, 2014 | by: Matt Symonds

There are a number of steps you can take to perfect your MBA application, and, based on our years of experience in admissions, we’d like to pass on a few tips: 1. Don’t wait until the last minute to work on your online personal data form. The forms may seem like an easy, even tedious […]

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