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Have you decided to get an MBA but don't have the network to stay focused or don't feel prepared enough to make grad school a reality? Get focused with Forté MBALaunch, a 10-month program that pairs women seeking an MBA with a support network and provides a structured roadmap for applying to business schools.
MBALaunch is a balance of in-person and virtual events to keep you connected and get you prepared for your application. Our program begins in mid-January with our webinar series. In February and March, each city will have a one-day Kick-Off event throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK. You will continue to participate in online webinars and attend monthly in-person peer group sessions in your host city or via video chat.
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Over 10 months, Forté presented topics in an extremely effective sequence that made me feel super prepared at each step. When it was time to ask my mentors and supervisors to write recommendations, I knew when and how to have those conversations, and what materials to provide in helping my recommenders prepare to tell my story.
— Becca Grad, 2017 MBA Alumna, Tuck School of Business
Host Cities and Kick-off Dates
|Atlanta||Mar. 1, 2019|
|Boston||Feb. 15, 2019|
|Chicago||Feb. 22, 2019|
|Houston||Feb. 22, 2019|
|Los Angeles||Mar. 8, 2019|
|New York||Feb. 15 & Mar. 8, 2019|
|San Francisco||Feb. 15, 2019|
|Seattle||Feb. 22, 2019|
|Toronto||Mar. 8, 2019|
|Wash., D.C.||Feb. 1 & 9, 2019|
|London||Mar. 1, 2019|
MBALaunch is designed for women interested in applying to an MBA program in Fall 2020, for enrollment in Fall 2021. The program is open to candidates who can travel to a host city to participate in a kick-off event, dedicate 10 months to the online program, and meet monthly with your group in-person or via Skype and Google Hangouts. Candidates do not need to live in a MBALaunch event city to participate. Find out if you're eligible.
Applicants must pay a $25 non-refundable application fee. Once applicants receive admission notification, a non-refundable program fee of $550 is required. Upon completion of the program, you'll receive application fee waivers from more than 30 Forté schools and discounts from leading GMAT test prep providers and admissions consultants that can recoup the total cost of MBALaunch.
Applicants receive a one-month Premium Access Pass trial just for applying!
Applications for the 2020 program open in August 2019.
Arizona State University (W. P. Carey School of Business) • Babson College (F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business) • Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business) • Cornell University (Johnson School of Management) • Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business) • Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business) • Emory University (Goizueta Business School) • ESADE • George Washington University School of Business • Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business) • Georgia Tech (Scheller College of Business) • HEC Paris • IE Business School • IESE Business School • Imperial College Business School • Indiana University - Bloomington (Kelley School of Business) • INSEAD • London Business School • Massachussetts Institute of Technology (Sloan School of Management) • Michigan State University • New York University (Stern School of Business) • Oxford University (Sa´d Business School) • Rice University (Jones Graduate School of Business) • Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business) • The Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business) • University of Chicago (Booth) • University of Illinois (Gies College of Business) • University of Maryland (Smith School of Business) • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Carlson School of Management) • University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler Business School) • University of Notre Dame (Mendoza School of Business) • University of Rochester (Simon School of Management) • University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business) • University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business) • University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management) • University of Virginia (Darden School of Business) • Vanderbilt University (Owen Graduate School of Management) • Washington University in St. Louis (Olin Business School) • Western University (Ivey Business School) • Yale School of Management • York University (Schulich School of Business)
A sub-group of our sponsor schools offer fee waivers to candidates who complete the MBALaunch program. We will have the final list of schools that will waive the application fee for participants in August.
Stratus Admissions Counseling is thrilled to be the Platinum Sponsor for FortÚ's 2019 MBALaunch program. Since 2006, Stratus has helped thousands of clients achieve their dreams of going to business school. Stratus counselors are passionate about coaching young professionals on their application journeys. Our team of expert counselors are graduates of Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, Duke, MIT, and many have direct admissions experience or have served as either alumni or student admissions interviewers. Applying to business school is a complex and stressful process. Our seasoned MBA counselors can help you present a clear, compelling picture of who you are so you can apply with confidence. Last year, Stratus counselors conducted over 200 Office Hours with Launchers, providing profile evaluations, feedback on resumes, and guidance on school selection. In fall 2018, one quarter of Stratus’ female clients starting MBA programs were granted FortÚ Fellowships at Berkeley-Haas, Tuck, Yale SOM, Duke-Fuqua, UCLA Anderson, UVA Darden, Cornell Johnson, WashU Olin, and Vanderbilt Owen.