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Thank you for your interest in MBALaunch. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 program at this time.

The 2018 Forté MBALaunch for Women is designed for women interested in applying to an MBA Program in Fall 2018, for enrollment in Fall 2019.

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 Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco, 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.

Program Fee

The Forté MBALaunch for Women program fee is $500. 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 2019, but this option is eliminated once the launcher has been in the program for one month.


Application Deadline

Admission Notification

Program Fee ($500) Due for Admitted Applicants

Round 1:

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

October 8

November 3

November 13

Round 1:

Boston, Houston, London, San Francisco, and Toronto

October 15

November 10

November 20

Final Round:

All Cities

October 31

November 17

November 27

Host Cities and Kick-off Dates

Boston February 9
Chicago March 9
Houston February 16
Los Angeles February 9
San Francisco February 16
New York January 25-26
Toronto February 2
Wash., D.C. (Reston) January 20
Wash., D.C. (Georgetown) January 21
London March 2