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The 2019 Forté MBALaunch for Women is designed for women interested in applying to an MBA Program in Fall 2019, for enrollment in Fall 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Achievement: To be considered, applicants must have solid academic standing and a bachelor's degree. Those with a strong undergraduate record are encouraged to apply.
  • Work Experience: Applicants with two to seven years of post-undergrad work experience are preferred.
  • Commitment: Applicants must be willing to commit significant time and energy throughout the 10-month program, including attendance to live events, webinars, group meetings, submitting an official GMAT/GRE test score, and individual work and research.
  • Location: Forté MBALaunch for Women is open to candidates who are located in/near MBALaunch locations, where the in-person portions of the program will be delivered each month. Or, if you do not live in one of our program cities, you will be required to travel at your own expense to one of the live launch events in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto or Washington D.C. You will then join our “Virtual City” group for the remainder of the program.

Selection Process

Due to limited resources and the demanding requirements of our program, admission to the Forté MBALaunch for Women is selective. The selection committee will review applications and may follow up with a telephone call if there are outstanding questions.

Application Requirements


Program Fee

The Forté MBALaunch for Women program fee is $550. The Forté MBALaunch for Women is a resource intensive program and is supported by Forté Foundation sponsors and partners. Financial aid for this program is not available.

The MBALaunch program is not refundable. There is a period where one may defer her participation until 2020, but this option is eliminated once the launcher has been in the program for one month.


Application Deadline

Admission Notification

Program Fee ($550) Due for Admitted Applicants

Round 1:

Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

October 8

November 2

November 12

Round 2:

Atlanta, Boston, Houston, London, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto

October 15

November 9

November 19

Final Round:

All Cities

Extended: October 31

November 16

November 26

Host Cities and Kick-off Dates

Atlanta Feb./March 2019
Boston Feb. 15, 2019
Chicago Feb. 22, 2019
Houston Feb. 22, 2019
Los Angeles Feb. 8, 2019
New York Feb./March 2019
San Francisco Feb. 15, 2019
Seattle Feb. 22, 2019
Toronto Feb./March 2019
Wash., D.C. Feb. 1 & 9, 2019
London Feb./March 2019

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