Getting In

Competition to get in to a top business school is fierce. The economic downturn, the demographic boom of Gen Y and … dare we whisper it? A handful of top schools are encouraging younger applicants to apply, some even straight out of college.
So what do you need to do to improve your chances of MBA admissions success?

Getting MBA Edge Step 5 - The Application Essays

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 5 – The Application Essays

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas). It’s hard to sit down one night and think “OK, now I am ready to write my application essays.” We generally suggest ...

Getting MBA Edge Step 4 - GMAT & GRE

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 4 – GPA and GMAT / GRE

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas). So you think your undergraduate GPA is set in stone? Think again! For students who majored in the humanities and may not ...

Getting MBA Edge Step 4 - Ideal Timing

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 3 – Ideal Timing (Rounds 1 & 2 vs. 3)

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas). There is much discussion about which round of applications is most advantageous for applicants, An ideal rule of thumb is to apply ...

Getting MBA Edge Step 2 - Rankings

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 2 – Rankings and Priorities

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas). While it is tempting to strictly go by the rankings of top business schools in deciding where you would like to ...

Getting the MBA Edge- Step 1 – Researching Schools

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 1 – Researching Schools

(This 7-step MBA Admissions series is produced by Fortuna Admissions, a team of former Directors of Admissions from Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago Booth, London Business School, IE and UC Berkeley Haas) The world's top business schools can still fill their programs many times over with talented young professionals from around the world. The ...

Harvard, Stanford and Humility - the MBA admissions trinity

Harvard, Stanford and Humility – the MBA Admissions Trinity

With 18 applications for each place in the MBA program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and close to 10,000 applicants hoping to join the incoming class at the Harvard Business School, it is no secret that leading MBA programs have a highly competitive admissions process. Schools like Chicago ...

The MBA Admissions Edge

How To Get Into Business School

It’s not just the triumvirate of Harvard, Stanford and Wharton whose admissions offices are awash with applications from former East Coast bankers, fretting Midwest auto industry managers and disenfranchised West Coast software experts. With the number of people taking the GMAT admissions text expected to reach a record level by ...

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