Articles by Fortuna Admissions
Beyond the Full-Time 2-Year MBA Program Format: The Part-Time MBA
When many people think of MBA program structures, the full-time two-year MBA program format is often the first to come to mind. With full-time programs, students typically leave their jobs to enroll as an MBA student, … Read More
Career Search Q&A with Former Associate Director at Fuqua’s Career Management Center
We are pleased to introduce a new expert coach at Fortuna Admissions, Catherine Tuttle. Catherine worked at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business for five years in marketing and career services roles. She has also … Read More
MBA Application Mistakes to Avoid – Part 2
We recently posted a blog about common mistakes to avoid in your MBA applications as you’re starting to work on your 2015-2016 b-school applications. To read the first four mistakes and tips for these, check out MBA … Read More
MBA Application Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1
With the new 2015-2016 MBA application season underway, many of you are just getting started with your business school applications. But before you get too far along, we’d like to make you aware of some of the common … Read More
Should Women Approach the MBA Application Process Differently?
If asked how they evaluate applications from female applicants relative to their male counterparts, many admissions officers would likely avoid suggesting that women applicants are handled differently. However, with … Read More
New GMAT Features Set to Launch in July
With MBA applicants getting ready to apply to business schools for next year, there are a few important changes about to take place regarding the GMAT test. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council® … Read More
Innovation Trends in MBA Admissions
In a recent Financial Times article, reporter Jonathan Moules writes about some of the latest changes that have been made in the admissions process for top MBA programs. For expert admissions insight he reached out to … Read More
6 Smart Tips for Your MBA Recommendation Letters
In our previous blog, we discussed the topic of who to ask for your letters of recommendation, and common mistakes to avoid, and now we’d like to share some additional tips around your own recommenders. Based on our … Read More
Should Women Apply Differently?
In this exclusive column for Poets&Quants, Fortuna admission consultants look at some of the myths that surround the MBA admissions process—and how schools evaluate candidates. So if you have ever asked yourself … Read More
Recommenders: 6 Common Mistakes to Avoid
Would your chances of gaining admission to a top MBA program be improved if you had a recommendation letter written by the President of the U.S.? Although it might seem like a good idea to have one of the most powerful … Read More
Is a Brand Name Company Essential to Get into a Top MBA Program?
As former directors of admissions, we know that having McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Goldman Sachs, or aspirational companies such as Google or Facebook on your resume is far from a guarantee of getting in to a top … Read More
Can’t Score 700+ GMAT! Can You Get into a Top 10 MBA Program?
Scoring a 700 on the GMAT today isn’t worth the same as it was 10 years ago. While achieving 700+ in 2003 would place you in the top 92% of test takers, the same score today means you’ve scored in the top 89%. This … Read More
The Best Way to Focus Your Application Efforts Before Round 1- Part 2
The following blog is adapted from our article featured recently on Poets&Quants. Click here to read Part 1 of the adapted article. This is the second part of our adapted article, which focuses on tips to get ready … Read More
The Best Way to Focus Your Application Efforts Before Round 1 – Part 1
The following blog is adapted from our article featured recently on Poets&Quants. In the last few days, top MBA programs including HBS, Stanford, Wharton, MIT Sloan, INSEAD, and Columbia have announced their Round 1 … Read More