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2018 Forté MBALaunch

Registration for the 2018 Forté MBALaunch has closed. If you are intending to enroll in an MBA program in Fall 2019, you may register for MBALaunch On Demand until June 30. Learn more.

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 begins with a one-day kick-off event in major cities throughout the United States, Canada, and the UK, featuring intensive workshops with experienced speakers who can help build your MBA candidacy. Thereafter, you'll attend online webinars, advisor meetings, and monthly in-person peer group sessions in your host city.


  1. Cultivate a network of peers
    Connect with hundreds of women who have the same goal as you.
  2. Get intensive GMAT test prep
    Improve your score by 100 points on average with our GMAT study prep that includes two months of webinars and assignments on difficult testing areas, ranging from data sufficiency to reading comprehension.
  3. Build a winning application
    Mitigate your weakness with ten months of application prep and webinars that cover everything from financing your MBA to power networking.
  4. Practice your admissions interview skills
    Schedule advising appointments with admissions consultants and  business school representatives from leading business schools and take advantage of office hours with Forté experts.
  5. Receive immediate feedback
    Draw on the experiences of your peers and MBA alumnae advisors
    when writing your admissions essays and updating your resume.

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


Babson College (F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business) • Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business) • Cornell University (Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management) • Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business) • Duke University (Fuqua School of Business) • Emory University (Goizueta Business School) • 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 (Kelley School of Business) • INSEAD • Michigan State (Broad College of Business) • MIT (Sloan School of Management) • New York University (Stern School of Business) • Queen's University (Queen's Smith School of Business) • Rice University (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business) • Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business) • The Duke MBA • The Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business) • University of Chicago (Booth School of Business) • University of Maryland (Smith School of Business) • University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management) • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler Business School) • University of Notre Dame (Mendoza College of Business) • University of Oxford (Saïd Business School) • University of Rochester (Simon Business School) • 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) • Yale School of Management

A sub-group of our sponsor schools offer fee waivers to candidates who complete the MBALaunch program. This group may change slightly for the 2018 MBALaunch group. We will have a final list of schools that will waive the application fee for 2018 Launchers in August 2018.

MBALaunch Sponsors & Partners