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  • Continuing our Columbia theme (psssst did you happen to see our screaming deal offered for the Complete Essay Package? it’s going to expire soon!) and in honor of the fact that yes they have already released their next-season app: Today we’re going to talk about a one-of-a-kind program offered at Columbia Business School. It’s the ... Read More

  • In case you missed the announcement emblazoned across the front page of our site yesterday: Columbia Business School released its 2015-’16 application.

    We list out the deadlines and their MBA essay questions on our Columbia page.

    Basically, they’re the same as last year, just with different angles, emphasis, and twists – all in your ... Read More

  • We have no way of proving this.

    It’s a theory that started burbling up for us last year. We did a mini-series on the phenomenon of more people applying to more schools. We talked about “app inflation” and compared it a little bit to grade inflation. App volumes are one metric that (rightly or not) many rankings systems use to assess ... Read More

  •   This post is part of the Class of 2018 Start Your Engines! series.   A low GPA is a serious issue with a candidacy for business school. And maybe it just goes with the territory… Not to get all judgey and stuff, but the candidate who’s now interested in the MBA, but whose college…

    While much of the blahg is available completely ... Read More

  •   In part two of our series, we continue looking at conversations with an admissions committe member, which can be stressful. Based on our years of experience, we have learned that if you avoid these comments you're more assured of success. (Refer to our previous blog for numbers 1-9!)   10. Are there tutors available for quant classes? 11. Can ... Read More

  • Since we’re now in the part of the calendar where admissions teams are meeting to plan out the coming admissions season, we thought it was a good time to present this.

    We have a lot of casual and mostly meaningless polls happening in Snarkville throughout the year, and one that we posted last Fall, right after Round 1 was due, asked people which ... Read More

  • Catherine Tuttle

    by Fortuna Admissions on April 19, 2015

    Catherine started her career in higher education at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where she spent almost six years, first as the marketing manager for multiple departments including Admissions, the Career Management Center and the Health Sector Management program, and finally as an Associate Director within the Career Management Center ... Read More

  • If you have low stats, you’ll have to be strategic about your application choices.

    Applicants and Admissions Directors almost always seek the same thing. Applicants want to be desired by Admissions Directors and Admissions Directors want their schools to be desired by applicants. Applicants want to optimize their ability to gain admission to ... Read More

  • Thanks to you guys I am admitted to the Stanford GSB, my dream school! My journey, as an older applicant with an unusual profile, started with skepticism by other consultants on even considering the Top 5 schools. But you guys always had faith in my candidacy, and encouraged me to give it an honest try. If not for your support I wouldn’t have even ... Read More

  • Dear MBA Applicant,

    I find it very surprising: Read Through

    Most of the Indian applicants I work with “DO NOT LIKE” what they are doing in their current jobs. Ironically, when they explore an MBA, they do not want to truly introspect in “IDENTIFYING” the job they are meant to be in or the companies they want to be with.

    “ I will be proud ... Read More

  • Prepare now and hit the ground running when classes start.

    Do you think you’re done with my advice now that you have received that acceptance letter? Not so fast. I still have a tip or two for you. There are a few things you can do to prepare for your MBA studies and enhance your chances of getting a great internship and ultimately post-MBA job.

    Take ... Read More

  •   This post is part of the Class of 2018 Start Your Engines! series.   Yes yes yes we’ve been banging the drum of “It’s time to get started!!” of late, and that’s totally true, but… If you get started on certain parts of your MBA app now, you’re either going to doom yourself to…

    While much of ... Read More

  • The number of companies offering free online GMAT practice tests has increased in the past few years, so it’s worthwhile to summarize all the free exams you can currently find.

    1)The best practice exams, without a doubt, are those published by the GMAC. You get two free exams with the GMATPrep software and can buy two more for $50.

    2)Next, you ... Read More