MBA Admissions Articles

  • Why Your Friend Got In and You Didn’t

    Why Your Friend Got In and You Didn’t

    by on April 26th, 2015

    Round 2 results from your dream school are in, and you didn’t get the news you were hoping for. After months of hard work on your application and then a few more months of anxiety-ridden waiting, finding out that you … Read More

  • MBA Recommendation Tips and FAQ

    MBA Recommendation Tips and FAQ

    by on April 25th, 2015

    Check our Aringo’s tips for making your recommendation letter count! Most business schools require two or three letters of recommendation as part of the admission process. In most cases, the schools request that the … Read More

  • Building an MBA Program Short List

    Building an MBA Program Short List

    by on April 24th, 2015

    When the idea of pursuing an MBA degree first germinates, many prospective applicants begin picturing themselves roaming the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School or Stanford Graduate School of Business. But getting … Read More

  • 12 Steps on How to Apply to B-School – Step 1: Do Your Research

    12 Steps on How to Apply to B-School – Step 1: Do Your Research

    by on April 22nd, 2015

    Fortuna Admissions was 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, London … Read More

  • Tuesday Q&A: Do You Need an MBA for a Career in Management?

    Tuesday Q&A: Do You Need an MBA for a Career in Management?

    by on April 21st, 2015

    Question: Are MBAs pretty much a requirement if you’re thinking about a career in management? Answer: No, they’re not. It is a dirty little secret, that the best talents, the most impressive young men and women do … Read More

  • What to Do if You’re Waitlisted

    What to Do if You’re Waitlisted

    by on April 19th, 2015

    All MBA applicants wait anxiously to hear final decisions from the programs they’ve applied to. For some b-school prospectives, however, that date comes and goes—and they’re still waiting. They’ve been … Read More

  • 10 Tips for Standing Out in a Group Interview

    10 Tips for Standing Out in a Group Interview

    by on April 18th, 2015

    Submitted by Horacio M. Borromeo, Dean of the Washington SyCip Graduate School of Business at the Asian Institute of Management. A group MBA admissions interview, or discussion, is all about interpersonal skills. … Read More

  • How to Choose the Right Executive MBA Program for You

    How to Choose the Right Executive MBA Program for You

    by on April 17th, 2015

    Deciding to enroll in an executive MBA program is a momentous decision. Most executive MBA students are seasoned professionals with busy work schedules and numerous family commitments. In addition, they generally have … Read More

  • How to Pay for B-School

    How to Pay for B-School

    by on April 16th, 2015

    When assessing business school options and your plans for how to pay for an MBA, the “money issue” is nothing if not multi-faceted. Graduate degrees are an investment. Like any other investment, there is a … Read More

  • Will Your Letters of Recommendation Wow Admissions Committees?

    Will Your Letters of Recommendation Wow Admissions Committees?

    by on April 14th, 2015

    Letters of recommendation are an important part of your overall business school application package—they provide the only outside information the admissions committee receives about you. One of the most stressful parts … Read More

  • With Diversity in Mind: 3 Keys to Maximizing Admissions Events

    With Diversity in Mind: 3 Keys to Maximizing Admissions Events

    by on April 9th, 2015

    Submitted by Nicole Lindsay, founder of DiversityMBAPrep and author of The MBA Slingshot for Women. Each year, business schools aim to recruit diverse MBA classes, seeking students who have worked in different … Read More

  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Reapplying to Business School

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Reapplying to Business School

    by on April 6th, 2015

    Many business schools, even the most elite and well-ranked ones, welcome re-applicants. Reapplying to school shows you are very serious about your interest in the business school program. The best way to approach the … Read More

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Female MBA Applicants

    Challenges and Opportunities for Female MBA Applicants

    by on April 5th, 2015

    As a female MBA and entrepreneur and businessperson, I know that women can more than handle business school and the application process just as well or better than anyone.  Stereotypes do persist, however, and the … Read More

  • Checklist for Admitted MBA Students

    Checklist for Admitted MBA Students

    by on April 4th, 2015

    Reactions to an offer of admission seems to universally include calls to loved ones, social media updates, a spendy dinner or two to celebrate, and some form of happy dance in the privacy of your home or office. Once the … Read More