MBA Admissions Articles

  • Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

    Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips

    by on September 19th, 2014

    A clear application strategy is crucial to approaching these essays. Duke Fuqua‘s mission is to “identify, engage, and foster the development of future leaders of consequence,” and you will want to demonstrate … Read More

  • NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

    NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

    by on September 18th, 2014

    As the NYU Stern MBA website states, “Stern develops leaders who have an impact on business and beyond.” Evolving from a pure finance school into one that focuses on areas like entertainment and technology, Stern … Read More

  • 3 Top Insider Tips on Applying to LBS

    3 Top Insider Tips on Applying to LBS

    by on September 17th, 2014

    This week we’re focusing on insider tips for another top-ranked European business school: London Business School (LBS). It’s hard to believe that until the mid 1980s, middle management from the Commonwealth had a … Read More

  • 2014–2015 UCLA Anderson Application Essays and Deadlines

    2014–2015 UCLA Anderson Application Essays and Deadlines

    by on September 16th, 2014

    Today we take a look at UCLA Anderson’s admissions essays and deadlines for the Class of 2017. Last year Anderson was on the vanguard of the effort across MBA programs to reduce essay count, dropping down to just one … Read More

  • 3 Insider Tips on Applying to Wharton

    3 Insider Tips on Applying to Wharton

    by on September 15th, 2014

    With additional b-school Round 1 deadlines just a few short weeks away, Wharton is next up on our list for insider tips to share. As one of the oldest business schools in the world, the University of Pennsylvania’s … Read More

  • Exploring How to Pay for B-School

    Exploring How to Pay for B-School

    by on September 14th, 2014

    Few things in life have a greater payoff than an investment in education in terms of the opportunity it provides to acquire skills, build a career, boost income, and fulfill personal goals. But increases in tuition and … Read More

  • Is Round 1 the Best Time to Apply for MBA Admissions?

    Is Round 1 the Best Time to Apply for MBA Admissions?

    by on September 12th, 2014

    Future MBAs have a lot to keep track of when applying to business school, so we’re here to provide some straight talk on the issue of admissions rounds for business school—namely, whether applying in round one, round … Read More

  • 6 Steps to a Stellar Resume

    6 Steps to a Stellar Resume

    by on September 10th, 2014

    If you are applying to an MBA this year, you’ve probably noticed that top b-schools are not asking for many essays. Tuck requires two, Booth asks for a presentation only and Harvard has made its one essay optional. … Read More

  • 3 Insider Tips on Applying to INSEAD

    3 Insider Tips on Applying to INSEAD

    by on September 9th, 2014

    The next b-school on our Fortuna Admissions list of ‘Top Tips’, for insider advice on applying to selective b-schools, is INSEAD. One of two top non-US based b-schools in our Insider Tips series (alongside LBS), … Read More

  • Identifying Your B-School Short-List: 2 Factors to Consider

    Identifying Your B-School Short-List: 2 Factors to Consider

    by on September 8th, 2014

    For candidates choosing which business schools to apply to and for candidates trying to decide which school to attend after being admitted to several, there are many key factors that should influence your choice. Of … Read More

  • 3 Insider Tips on Applying to Chicago Booth

    3 Insider Tips on Applying to Chicago Booth

    by on September 5th, 2014

    Next up on our Fortuna Admissions series of insider tips for applying to ten top schools is Chicago Booth. This highly ranked program (#1 in BusinessWeek and The Economist and #2 by Forbes) is known for its academic … Read More

  • 3 Top Insider Tips on Applying to MIT Sloan

    3 Top Insider Tips on Applying to MIT Sloan

    by on September 4th, 2014

    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, … Read More

  • MIT Sloan MBA Essay Tips

    MIT Sloan MBA Essay Tips

    by on September 3rd, 2014

    On its website, MIT Sloan highlights programs from Entrepreneurship to the Digital Economy. Innovation is key for MIT Sloan and the program seeks interesting students to build a class that can learn from each other and … Read More

  • 2014 UCLA Anderson Essay Tips

    2014 UCLA Anderson Essay Tips

    by on September 2nd, 2014

    Last year UCLA Anderson reduced the required essays to only one, following the trend started by Harvard. UCLA’s essays were previously focused on career goals and last year’s single essay only asked about short- and … Read More