MBA Admissions Articles

  • 2014-2015 Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Analysis

    2014-2015 Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Analysis

    by on July 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

  • UC Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips

    UC Berkeley Haas MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 20th, 2014

    The set of essays for admission to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business covers a variety of topics – from the personal to professional. In approaching these varied questions it will be important to remain focused on … Read More

  • MBA Application Essays: Strengths and Weaknesses & Open-Ended Questions

    MBA Application Essays: Strengths and Weaknesses & Open-Ended Questions

    by on July 19th, 2014

    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, … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

    Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

    by on July 18th, 2014

    As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have seen a significant increase … Read More

  • 2014–2015 Wharton MBA Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 Wharton MBA Essay Analysis

    by on July 17th, 2014

    The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has decreased its number of application essays to just two this year and is giving candidates a whopping 900 words with which to distinguish themselves. We surmise … Read More

  • Tuck Application Essays and Deadlines

    Tuck Application Essays and Deadlines

    by on July 16th, 2014

    Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business recently released its application essays and deadlines for the 2014-2015 admissions season. Like so many other top MBA programs these days, Tuck has eliminated an essay, going down … Read More

  • 2014–2015 MIT Sloan Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 MIT Sloan Essay Analysis

    by on July 15th, 2014

    The MIT Sloan School of Management bucks conventionality this admissions season and has added to the word count for its application essays—moving from a maximum of 1,000 words to 1,250. The school’s first essay … Read More

  • Michigan Ross Application Deadlines and Essays

    Michigan Ross Application Deadlines and Essays

    by on July 14th, 2014

    The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business recently announced its application essays and deadlines for the 2014-2015 admissions season. After dropping from four required essays to three last year, the Ross … Read More

  • 2014–2015 UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Essay Analysis

    by on July 13th, 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

  • Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips

    Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips

    by on July 12th, 2014

    Columbia’s updated essay questions are consistent with last year, with a new video about Columbia and New York City as a defining feature. As usual, Columbia Business School is highly concerned about fit and your … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

    Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

    by on July 11th, 2014

    Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing gaps in employment. When applying to business school, many candidates worry about how the adcom … Read More

  • 2014–2015 Michigan Ross Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 Michigan Ross Essay Analysis

    by on July 10th, 2014

    The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has refashioned its essay questions, going “smaller” with its requirements, as have several other schools this application season. Ross’s broadly worded … Read More

  • 2014–2015 UVA Darden Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 UVA Darden Essay Analysis

    by on July 9th, 2014

    The Darden School at the University of Virginia claims to have released its essay question for the year, but last year, it released a single essay question on its blog but then added more when the complete … Read More

  • 2014–2015 NYU Stern Essay Analysis

    2014–2015 NYU Stern Essay Analysis

    by on July 8th, 2014

    The admissions committee at New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business must be happy with the essay responses it received from applicants last admissions season, because the school has made no changes to … Read More