Articles by Fortuna Admissions

MBA Requirements: Advice for Non-traditional Applicants

by Fortuna Admissions on October 5, 2018

Gone are the days when the serious MBA contender had to possess a certain academic and career pedigree. At a time when business schools are aggressively [...]


8 Tips for Student Loan Refinancing

by Fortuna Admissions on October 4, 2018

Everyone loves a good deal, whether we’re talking about student loans or anything else. MBA students, in particular, tend to be money-savvy, and don’t want to [...]


Make Me Forget About Your GMAT Score – Q&A with Kellogg’s MBA Gatekeeper

by Fortuna Admissions on October 3, 2018

Ahead of the CentreCourt MBA Festival in Chicago, Fortuna Admissions Director Matt Symonds catches up with Melissa Rapp, Director of Admissions for the full-time MBA [...]


MBA Advice for the Entrepreneur: INSEAD Grad Mike Davis

by Fortuna Admissions on October 2, 2018

Mike Davis was running three successful startups from a rented office in Manhattan when he decided to pursue the MBA. Before co-founding the student lender [...]


Advice on a Non-traditional Path to an MBA: LBS Grad Paul Heslop

by Fortuna Admissions on October 1, 2018

In his role at the United Nations (UN), London Business School grad Paul Heslop is responsible for peacekeeping efforts in 17 countries, clearing thousands of [...]


Essential MBA Admissions Tips From The Gatekeepers At Stanford GSB, Berkeley Haas

by Fortuna Admissions on September 28, 2018

“What I’m really looking for is what have you done and how has that mattered in any organization you’ve touched,” says Stanford GSB Admissions Director [...]


MBA Trend Alert: Americans head to Europe

by Fortuna Admissions on September 27, 2018

We’ve seen a dramatic increase in interest for the top European business schools from the US market over the last 18 months, which made us [...]


The Harvard Business School Essay & What HBS Really Wants

by Fortuna Admissions on September 26, 2018

With the Harvard Business School round one deadline around the corner, Fortuna’s Karla Cohen offers her insights on what HBS really wants. Whether HBS is on [...]


How to Navigate the new MIT Sloan Org Chart Requirement

by Fortuna Admissions on August 24, 2018

This year, MIT Sloan became the first top tier MBA program to ask applicants for an organizational chart that outlines the “internal structure of your department and [...]


Fixed vs. Variable Rates: Which MBA Student Loan is Right for You?

by Fortuna Admissions on August 23, 2018

Let’s face it, business school can be expensive, and many students find themselves needing to take out at least one student loan. With so many options [...]


Stanford GSB Essays 2018-2019 – Analysis & Strategy

by Fortuna Admissions on August 22, 2018

When he introduced the “What matters most to you and why” admissions essay in Stanford GSB’s MBA application over 14 years ago, did former GSB Dean [...]


Chicago Booth’s New MBA Essay – Analysis & Strategy

by Fortuna Admissions on August 17, 2018

Gone is the creative and quirky Chicago Booth essay that asked MBA candidates to choose among an assortment of photos, name a “Booth moment” that [...]


New MBA Essay from Berkeley Haas – Analysis & Strategy

by Fortuna Admissions on July 20, 2018

At first glance, it seems that Berkeley Haas went from three required MBA essays to two, preserving its poetic “six-word essay” question and distilling its [...]


Cornell Johnson’s “Back of The Resume” Essay Analysis & Strategy

by Fortuna Admissions on July 13, 2018

Whether or not Cornell Johnson is on your target list of business schools, its new “back of the resume” essay prompt is instructive for anyone [...]