MBA Admissions Articles

  • The Most Egregious Application Mistake

    The Most Egregious Application Mistake

    by on August 31st, 2014

    Perhaps the most egregious error I regularly come across is this one: failing to answer the three fundamental MBA application questions. Sometimes, these questions are included in the essay prompts from schools, but … Read More

  • MBA Admissions: Backing Up a Strong GMAT with the Personal Touch

    MBA Admissions: Backing Up a Strong GMAT with the Personal Touch

    by on August 30th, 2014

    Say hello to our friends at TopMBA! They’re offering Magooshers free attendance to their World MBA Tour, and they’re sharing tips to improve your b-school applications. The GMAT is often seen as the … Read More

  • How to Stand Out in the Application Pile

    How to Stand Out in the Application Pile

    by on August 29th, 2014

    On Tuesday, September 9, rain is predicted in Boston. In fact the campus at Harvard Business School can expect a deluge. So much so that Dillon House, which houses the MBA Admissions Office, will be ready with large … Read More

  • Assess 5 Funding Options to Help Pay for an MBA

    Assess 5 Funding Options to Help Pay for an MBA

    by on August 28th, 2014

    Getting your MBA acceptance letter is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but submitting your deposit for business school is a thrill of a different kind. After you decide where to attend, you’ll only have a few months to … Read More

  • 3 MBA Application Mistakes that Can Wreck Your Chances

    3 MBA Application Mistakes that Can Wreck Your Chances

    by on August 27th, 2014

    You’ve spent weeks and weeks working on your MBA application. You’ve doubled the number of stress lines on your forehead, your local barista is genuinely concerned about your caffeine intake, and you might be … Read More

  • 2014-2015 LBS MBA Essay Analysis

    2014-2015 LBS MBA Essay Analysis

    by on August 26th, 2014

    Are you ready to dig into your essays? Application essays are specifically and cleverly designed to get into your head. We like to turn the tables on the admissions committees and get inside their heads. Why are they … Read More

  • What Kind of Leadership Will Get You into B-School?

    What Kind of Leadership Will Get You into B-School?

    by on August 25th, 2014

    One of the most stressful moments in an applicant’s trek through the business school due diligence process is when they realize they have done very little engaging with anyone or anything outside of work. Let’s face … Read More

  • 3 Insider Top Tips on Applying to Stanford GSB

    3 Insider Top Tips on Applying to Stanford GSB

    by on August 24th, 2014

    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. … Read More

  • 2014-2015 UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Analysis

    2014-2015 UCLA Anderson MBA Essay Analysis

    by on August 23rd, 2014

    Are you ready to dig into your essays? Application essays are specifically and cleverly designed to get into your head. We like to turn the tables on the admissions committees and get inside their heads. Why are they … Read More

  • 3 Insider Tips on Applying to HBS

    3 Insider Tips on Applying to HBS

    by on August 22nd, 2014

    With the Harvard Business School R1 deadline now only 3 weeks away, the team at Fortuna Admissions is busy working with clients for the new admissions season. To help applicants in their preparations, we recently put our … Read More

  • 2014-2015 Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Essay Analysis

    2014-2015 Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA Essay Analysis

    by on August 21st, 2014

    Are you ready to dig into your essays? Application essays are specifically and cleverly designed to get into your head. We like to turn the tables on the admissions committees and get inside their heads. Why are they … Read More

  • 2014-2015 Northwestern Kellogg MBA Essay Analysis

    2014-2015 Northwestern Kellogg MBA Essay Analysis

    by on August 20th, 2014

    Are you ready to dig into your essays? Application essays are specifically and cleverly designed to get into your head. We like to turn the tables on the admissions committees and get inside their heads. Why are they … Read More

  • Should You Reapply If You Were Cut After an Interview?

    Should You Reapply If You Were Cut After an Interview?

    by on August 19th, 2014

    Many candidates struggle with what to do after they were invited for an MBA interview, but were not granted admission. This is never a happy outcome, but the bigger question looms: Should you reapply? The blanket answer … Read More

  • The 2014-2015 Stanford GSB MBA Application

    The 2014-2015 Stanford GSB MBA Application

    by on August 18th, 2014

    The Stanford GSB deadlines and application essays are out! This year, the Stanford application has some very notable changes from previous years. Last year, while other business schools were following the lines of … Read More