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?

Top Tips for Acing the MBA Interview

10 Tips for Acing the MBA Interview

For thousands of MBA hopefuls, January is the month when they hit the ‘submit’ button on their applications to the world’s top business schools. Having crafted their essays, nailed the GMAT, tightened their resume, and cajoled their supervisors for a letter of recommendation, everything is set to meet the round ...

Wharton Team Based Discussion

The Future of MBA Interviewing – Video and Team Based Discussions to Assess the Real You

To evaluate the leadership potential, intellectual ability and personal goals and values of their MBA applicants, business schools have long relied on a stable mix of components – academic transcripts, standardized tests in the form of the GMAT and GRE, a resume, essays and letters of recommendation. A number of schools ...

The Art of the MBA

The Art of the MBA

Over the past decade or so it’s become accepted in the business education world that some of the best value that MBA students get from a year or two in the classroom comes not from their chosen school’s academics but from their peers. This is why all of the leading ...

Selectivity, Yield, and MBA Admissions Math

Selectivity, Yield, and MBA Admissions Math

Beyond the headlines of the latest Bloomberg Businessweek MBA ranking, there is a tremendous amount of data for potential business school applicants to analyze. From class size, cost, and curriculum to community spirit and careers, the survey responses from more than 10,000 graduates provide invaluable perspectives on the search for the right ...

Getting MBA Edge Step 7 - Interviews

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 7 – The Interview

(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). Interviewing is a lot like dancing. You should probably dress up for it, learn the steps beforehand, and know who is “leading” ...

The High Cost of the MBA’s High Cost

The High Cost of the MBA’s High Cost

According to pop singer Jessie J, in her 2011 hit Price Tag, life shouldn’t be about the pursuit of money. The aim, apparently, should be to make the world dance. (You might want to consult a young person for a more in-depth explanation of this.) Statistics recently released by Harvard Business School, ...

10 Traits of Women Business Leaders- They’re Not What You Think

10 Traits of Women Business Leaders: They’re Not What You Think

This is a guest post by Elissa Sangster, Executive Director for the Forté Foundation, an organization that promotes women in business and cultivates the next generation of women business leaders by promoting and supporting MBA women. Over the years, Forté has profiled dozens of C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies, and ...

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