MBA Admissions Articles

  • Should Women Apply Differently?

    Should Women Apply Differently?

    by on June 30th, 2015

    In this exclusive column for Poets&Quants, Fortuna admission consultants look at some of the myths that surround the MBA admissions process—and how schools evaluate candidates. So if you have ever asked yourself … Read More

  • 12 Things to Do Before You Hit the Submit Button

    12 Things to Do Before You Hit the Submit Button

    by on June 29th, 2015

    Before you submit your application this coming fall, run through this checklist to make sure you aren’t leaving anything out or making a careless error. Programs don’t enjoy it when you mention another school’s … Read More

  • Read This Before You Post That Selfie

    Read This Before You Post That Selfie

    by on June 28th, 2015

    Do you have a profile on any of the major social media platforms? Do you frequently tweet, upload pictures to Instagram or Flickr, or post updates on Facebook? If so, you might want to make sure your online presence … Read More

  • 5 Key Qualities of Successful MBA Applications

    5 Key Qualities of Successful MBA Applications

    by on June 27th, 2015

    Every MBA candidate brings something unique to the table, but business schools are always on the lookout for specific qualities as they review the thousands of applications that cross their desks each season. If you can … Read More

  • Recommenders: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

    Recommenders: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid

    by on June 26th, 2015

    Would your chances of gaining admission to a top MBA program be improved if you had a recommendation letter written by the President of the U.S.? Although it might seem like a good idea to have one of the most powerful … Read More

  • What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

    What to Do if You’re Light on Extracurriculars

    by on June 25th, 2015

    If you’re applying to business schools in Round 1, the process of pulling your materials together will consume much of your life in the coming months. Of particular focus will be planning how to best position yourself. … Read More

  • Research U.S. MBA Programs Without Visiting Campus

    Research U.S. MBA Programs Without Visiting Campus

    by on June 24th, 2015

    Many would agree that visiting campus is the single best way to get a feel for the business schools you are considering. You can sit in on a class, meet current students, and really envision yourself as a part of that … Read More

  • MBA Admissions: Balancing Quality and Quantity

    MBA Admissions: Balancing Quality and Quantity

    by on June 23rd, 2015

    These days, as candidates consider their strategies for the coming MBA admissions cycle, many have a logical question in mind: How many business schools should I apply to? The answer, of course, varies considerably from … Read More

  • 2015-2016 Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

    2015-2016 Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

    by on June 22nd, 2015

    Yale School of Management‘s essay question has remained unchanged this year. Yale has found that the answers to the essay question are insightful and demonstrates whether a candidate fits with the Yale core … Read More

  • Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Friends MBA Advice

    Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Friends MBA Advice

    by on June 21st, 2015

    It’s application season and I’m getting a lot of candidates that are coming to me with really bad information from friends and family. It’s time to stop the madness. Here are the top 5 friends that will bring you … Read More

  • HBS Essay Question 2015 Analysis and Advice

    HBS Essay Question 2015 Analysis and Advice

    by on June 20th, 2015

    HBS Announces New Essay Question for 2015 In the spring of 2015, Harvard Business School’s Dean of Admissions, Dee Leopold, announced that the HBS admissions committee would move away from the optional essay question … Read More

  • Are You Prepared for MBA Application Season?

    Are You Prepared for MBA Application Season?

    by on June 19th, 2015

    MBA Application season is here. If we look to the trends, admission to a top MBA program remains as daunting as ever—despite the very minimal increases in admit rate when compared with last year. In fact, the admit … Read More

  • Choosing the Best B-School for You: A Guide

    Choosing the Best B-School for You: A Guide

    by on June 18th, 2015

    In the MBA admissions consulting game, the first question people ask us is, “what’s the ‘right’ school for me to apply for?” They want to know where they will fit best, which is the best school … Read More

  • Don’t Be “Joe MBA”

    Don’t Be “Joe MBA”

    by on June 17th, 2015

    As you begin to work on your Round 1 MBA materials, we have some advice for you: don’t try to be “Joe MBA.” One of the biggest mistakes we see applicants make is assuming that the surest route to business school … Read More