MBA Admissions Articles

  • 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

  • 5 Reasons Why a Round 1 MBA Application Is Important

    5 Reasons Why a Round 1 MBA Application Is Important

    by on August 17th, 2014

    On the EssaySnark blog, we often discuss the possible advantages of a first-round MBA application in terms of the perennial “odds of acceptance” question. EssaySnark’s experience from years of helping people with … Read More

  • The 2014-2015 Harvard Business School Application

    The 2014-2015 Harvard Business School Application

    by on August 16th, 2014

    The new MBA admissions season is starting, and Harvard Business School has released its essay prompt and application dates for the 2014-2015 cycle. Application Deadlines Harvard mandates that applicants apply only during … Read More

  • Admissions Tip: Feedback Session Etiquette

    Admissions Tip: Feedback Session Etiquette

    by on August 15th, 2014

    At the beginning of April, we discussed the importance of signing up for a feedback session when one is planning to reapply to a program that provides this opportunity. Today we’d like to follow up on that post by … Read More

  • Recommendation Letters: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Recommendation Letters: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

    by on August 14th, 2014

    Would a recommendation from the President of the United States help you secure a place at a top business school? This question came under close scrutiny at Fortuna Admissions when a client suggested it as an option for … Read More

  • NYU Stern Admission Deadlines and Essays

    NYU Stern Admission Deadlines and Essays

    by on August 13th, 2014

    NYU Stern has released its MBA application deadlines and essays for the 2014-2015 admissions season. Among top MBA programs, Stern has perhaps made the fewest changes of any school. But, Stern’s famous “Personal … Read More

  • Round 1 vs. Round 2

    Round 1 vs. Round 2

    by on August 12th, 2014

    There is little more debated in the business school application world than whether it is better to apply in round one or round two. Most can agree that the third round is the most challenging, but late night discussions … Read More

  • 2014-2015 Kellogg MBA Essay Tips

    2014-2015 Kellogg MBA Essay Tips

    by on August 11th, 2014

    Kellogg‘s close-knit community values leadership and teamwork. At the same time, diversity in experience, background and thought is important to the Kellogg admissions committee. Do your research on the programs, … Read More

  • Will a Low TOEFL or AWA Score Derail Admissions Success?

    Will a Low TOEFL or AWA Score Derail Admissions Success?

    by on August 10th, 2014

    Candidates who did not attend college where English was the primary language of instruction are often required to report a TOEFL or AWA score on their admissions applications. The question I often get is: How will a low … Read More

  • MBA Interview Tip: When Talking about College…

    MBA Interview Tip: When Talking about College…

    by on August 9th, 2014

    Hopefully, very soon, many of you start getting notified that you have received Round 1 interviews. Here is one quick tip I wanted to pass on for your interviews. This is something that candidates often do wrong (when … Read More