Fortuna Admissions

Top Tips for Tackling the Cornell Johnson MBA Application

By - Sep 27, 13:20 PM   Comments [0]

Over the past few years, Cornell Johnson has launched a variety of sweeping initiatives, including an overhaul of its management curriculum and the establishment of a new campus in New York City. A recent merger between the business school and schools of Applied Economics and Hotel...

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Insider Tips on the Top European MBA Programs: London Business School, INSEAD & IE

By - Sep 23, 09:13 AM   Comments [0]

We’ve summarized the highlights and key insights from our recent live strategy session: Decoding the Essays for the Top European MBA Programs.   This includes top application tips and essay advice for London Business School, INSEAD and IE Madrid by former directors of admissions at each respective...

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Fortuna Admissions Stanford MBA Deep Dive Analysis

By - Sep 18, 06:43 AM   Comments [0]

What do an NFL running back, an entrepreneurial architect from Uruguay and a Deloitte analyst with a stint in the White House have in common? All of them secured one of 419 coveted seats out of 7,797 applications to Stanford GSB last year. This demand for...

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Financing Your MBA: Fellowships & Assistantships

By - Sep 17, 13:45 PM   Comments [0]

In the world of MBA financial aid, you’ll often see more than just grants and scholarships mentioned as funding opportunities. Fellowships and assistantships are prominent and sought-after awards in b-school recruitment. However, it’s important to know these terms may refer to different types of awards at...

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How to Position Extracurriculars On Your Business School Application

By - Sep 3, 19:10 PM   Comments [0]

If you cook and run and travel, you’re the same as everybody else. Everything that goes on your application needs to work toward setting you apart, so the detail matters. When the MBA admissions committee starts reviewing a new applicant, they often scan ahead to the ‘Other...

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5 Insider Tips on Applying for the Duke Fuqua MBA

By - Aug 28, 08:44 AM   Comments [0]

Duke University’s Fuqua School of has ascended to one of the top international business schools in its somewhat brief history. Fuqua is routinely ranked among the best domestic MBA programs – #10 by U.S. News & World Report in 2019 and recognized by Forbes as one of...

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How to Tackle The MIT Sloan Application

By - Aug 27, 12:54 PM   Comments [0]

MIT Sloan’s MBA application epitomizes the institution’s ideologies around innovation and forgoes the norms of its M7 peers. It’s a beast of an application, and tackling it successfully requires a different strategy than any other program. The usual requested by the bulk of business schools include the...

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New Stanford GSB Short Answer Essay: 3 Insider Tips

By - Aug 19, 14:25 PM   Comments [0]

There have been no major changes to the Stanford GSB admissions essays in some 15 years (see our recent how-to article on GSB’s enduring ‘what matters most’ essay) – until now. The noteworthy change for the 2019-2020 season is the addition of the Short-Answer essay. The...

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5 Things to Do Now Before Starting the MBA this Fall

By - Aug 13, 11:34 AM   Comments [0]

Imagine: How do you want to feel when your head hits the pillow after your first day as an MBA candidate on campus? Thrilled to enter a new chapter of your life surrounded by fascinating people and big ideas, while appropriately daunted by the scope of...

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How to Create an MBA Career Vision: Long Term Vs. Short Term Goals

By - Aug 7, 09:02 AM   Comments [0]

To craft a powerful career vision for the MBA, you must present a coherent narrative that persuasively links your reasons for pursuing an MBA with your past experiences as well as your short- and long-term goals. Once you’ve begun to explore your career vision (see part...

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