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Preparing for Success: Your Guide to the MBA Forum for Undergrads

As undergraduate students (like you) prepare for the future, we’ve wanted to answer a few questions that we’ve received about why you should get your MBA, how the MBA Forum for Undergrads can open business school doors, and how you can…

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Forté Events

Eight Tips to Making the Most of Forté MBA Forums

by Ashley Lautzenheiser

Forté MBA Forums are a valuable resource for business school research. These in-person (and virtual) MBA fairs are a great opportunity to connect with admissions reps at high-ranking business schools, hear from successful MBA women who have been in your shoes, and expand your network. If you’re attending a Forum, we can help you prepare to make the most of your experience.

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B-School Spotlights

Balancing MBA Admissions and Life: Insights from Carnegie Mellon MBA Graduate, Mable Thelakkaden

When pursuing an MBA degree, it can be challenging to balance the admissions process with other responsibilities in a prospective student’s life.  Learn more from MBA graduate, Mable Thelakkaden, who shares where her motivation came from to earn her MBA, as…

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Personal Finance

Five Ways to Make Your MBA More Affordable

by Marilena Botoulas, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Programs, Columbia Business School

As a financial aid professional, I often meet students with questions about how to best finance the MBA when it’s too late – AFTER they are already admitted.  If you are involved with Forté, however, it means you are already on…

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MBA - About the MBA

Which MBA Format Is Right for You?

by Ashley Lautzenheiser

Executive MBA, Professional MBA, Flex MBA, Full-time MBA — these are just a few of the degree formats you may have heard about. It feels like there are more MBA options than new Oreo flavors these days. So how do you decode all the options available to figure out which one is best for you? Let Forté help! 

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Four “Must Ask” Questions Before Starting an Online MBA Program

by Tawnya Means, Chief Learning Officer at the University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business

New online MBA programs are popping up seemingly every day, thanks to technological advancements and the unprecedented flexibility they offer. But not all online programs are created equal. So, we asked Tawnya Means, Chief Learning Officer at the University of Illinois’…

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