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The 2017 Forté MBALaunch for Women is designed for women interested in applying to an MBA Program in Fall 2017, for enrollment in Fall 2018.

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, advisor meetings, 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, San Francisco, London, or Toronto. 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

Applications are closed.

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.


Application Deadline

Admission Notification

Program Fee ($500) Due for Admitted Applicants

Round 1:

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

October 16

November 11

November 21

Round 1:

Boston, Houston, London, San Francisco, and Toronto

October 23

November 18

November 28

Final Round:

All Cities

October 30

December 2

December 12

Host Cities and Kick-off Dates

Boston Feb. 10, 2017
Chicago Feb. 17, 2017
Houston Feb. 17, 2017
Los Angeles Feb. 10, 2017
London Mar. 3, 2017
San Francisco Feb. 17, 2017
New York Jan. 26 & 27, 2017
Toronto Feb. 24, 2017
Washington, D.C. Jan. 28, 2017