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?

Getting MBA Edge Step 6 - Letters of Rec

Getting the MBA Edge: Step 6 – Letters of Recommendation

(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 preferred letter of recommendation is typically from your immediate boss, the person you work with on a daily basis. Of course, ...

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 ...

From Olympic Glory to the MBA Masses

From Olympic Glory to the MBA Masses

In the time it takes most MBA students to pull out their notebooks and iPads for a class on microeconomic theory, Usain Bolt would have run clear across campus and been in a cab on his way to discuss his latest lucrative sponsorship offer. At least he would if he ...

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 ...

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