MBA Admissions

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?

Applying to Harvard Business School Just Got Easier

Here’s Why Applying To Harvard Business School Has Never Been Easier

Applying to the Harvard Business School has never been easier. Rather, it’s never been more straightforward – for you and close to 10,000 other applicants who are likely to apply this year for one of 940 or so places in the Class of 2016. After reducing the essay count to two essays ...

Self-reflection

How to apply to business school – Part 2: Self reflection and how to position your candidacy; GPA and GMAT; the résumé (CV)

In this second of a four-part series, Fortuna Admissions, a team of former directors of MBA admissions at Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago, London Business School, UC Berkeley and IE Business School, explain how to improve your chance of getting into a top business school. The experts will also answer readers questions in ...

Explanations, Not Excuses

MBA Applicants: Offer Explanations, Not Excuses

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing ...

First Steps

How to apply to business school – Part 1: First steps

In this first of a four-part series, Fortuna Admissions, a team of former directors of MBA admissions at Wharton, INSEAD, Chicago, London Business School, UC Berkeley and IE Business School, explain how to improve your chance of getting into a top business school. The experts will also answer readers questions ...

Using Social Media to Get into Business School

Using Social Media to Get into Business School

Students and job applicants hear quite a bit about how social media blunders can hurt their job prospects and chances of being admitted to a graduate program, but savvy students can flip the coin and use social media to their advantage. A 2012 Kaplan Test Prep survey indicated that more than a quarter ...

What Harvard, Haas and Other Top Business Schools Want to Learn About You

What Harvard, Haas and Other Top Business Schools Want to Learn About You

The online community of MBA applicants has been buzzing in the last nine months with discussion of changes to the admissions process at many of the world’s top business schools. To assess the impact of these changes, and better understand what MBA admissions are looking for in their applicants, Pete ...

Women in the boardroom

How Male MBAs hold the keys to the Boardroom for Female MBAs

Are business school efforts to attract more women into their programmes missing the point? A guest post from Rachel Killian, Client Services Director at 360 Education. The latest statistics on the number of women who have reached an executive board position in 2012 make grim reading.Within the UK's FTSE 100, just 17% of directorships ...

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