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The 2020 Forté MBALaunch for Women is designed for women interested in applying to an MBA Program in Fall 2020, for enrollment in Fall 2021.

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. 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.

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

  • Complete the application form
  • Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Answer two essay questions
  • Update and submit your resume


Program Fee

The Forté MBALaunch for Women program fee is $595. The Forté MBALaunch for Women is a resource intensive program and is supported by Forté sponsors and partners. Financial aid for this program is not available.

The MBALaunch program is not refundable. Deferral requests are permitted before January 31, 2020.


Application Deadline

Admission Notification

Program Fee ($595) Due for Admitted Applicants

Round 1:

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

October 7

November 1

November 11

Round 2:

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

October 14

November 8

November 18

Final Round:

All Cities

October 21

November 22

December 2

Extended Deadline:

All Cities + London

November 8

November 22

December 2

Kick-off Event Cities

*Virtual Launchers must travel to attend a one-time event.

Atlanta March 6, 2020
Boston Spr. 2020
Chicago February 28, 2020
Houston February 21, 2020
Los Angeles February 28, 2020
New York I February 6, 2020
New York II February 7, 2020
San Francisco February 7, 2020
Seattle Spr. 2020
Toronto March 13, 2020
Washington, D.C. Spr. 2020
London March 20, 2020

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