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Forté MBALaunch

2021 Applications Open


Round 1 Deadline: October 9, 2020
Round 2 Deadline: October 23, 2020
Final Deadline: November 13, 2020

Have you decided to get an MBA, but wish you had a guide through the application process? Stay on track with Forté MBALaunch. This 10-month program provides a structured road map for applying to business school, including step-by-step application guidance and supportive peer groups.

MBALaunch offers live virtual events that will keep you connected and engaged as you build your best MBA application. The program begins in mid-January with a kickoff event where you will discuss personal branding, get insider information about the application process from a panel of admission representatives, and hear from an MBA alumna on how the degree changed her career trajectory. Following the kickoff event, you will participate in weekly webinars and attend monthly virtual peer group sessions.

Have questions? Join us on October 28 for a live MBALaunch Alumnae Meet & Greet webinar. Former Launchers will discuss their MBALaunch experiences, share where they are now, and answer your questions.


  1. Cultivate a network of peers
    Connect with hundreds of motivated women who have similar career goals.
  2. Get tailored GMAT prep
    Improve your GMAT score with webinars led by instructors from top test prep companies.
  3. Build a winning application
    Mitigate your weaknesses with 10 months of application prep and webinars that cover everything from financing your MBA to power networking.
  4. Connect with experts
    Schedule advising appointments with admissions consultants and  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 alumni advisors — get tips on writing your admissions essays, updating your resume, and interviewing with confidence.

Forté MBALaunch provided me with a solid foundation at the start of the application process, teaching me impactful ways to share my story. Additionally, my peer group was a constant source of support and encouragement throughout the process, from reading essays to celebrating admissions decisions with me long after the official program had ended.

— Ashley John, 2017 Forté MBALaunch Alumna, Rice University
(Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business)

2020 Application Fee Waivers

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 • IMD 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) • Queen's University (Smith School of Business) • 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) • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Wisconsin 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 partner schools offer fee waivers to candidates who successfully complete the MBALaunch program.