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MBALaunch Program Features

Application Prep

Build your best application with 10 months of guidance and support. We will cover everything from writing your essays and updating your resume, to interviewing techniques, to power networking.

  • Self Discovery
    Understand the unique characteristics that will make you a valuable asset to MBA programs through our personal branding workshop at the live online kickoff event. As you continue the exploration process, you’ll clarify your career goals and get excited about your MBA journey.

  • Application Strategies
    Through our webinars, you’ll develop and share your personal story, practice your interviewing skills, network with confidence, and learn how to write a business school resume that stands out.

  • Career Visioning
    Hear from MBA alumni about how earning this degree helped shape the trajectory of their careers. With their insights, you’ll understand how an MBA can be a valuable asset in any industry.

  • Personal & Professional Development
    Share your MBA journey with other talented women who are on a similar path, and learn how to identify specific business schools that align with your core values.

Community Building & Advising

During the MBALaunch program, you’ll have opportunities to connect with a variety of advisors: admissions experts, business school representatives, MBA alumni, and current MBA students. This approach provides diverse perspectives and detailed advice about the application process.

  • Peer Groups
    All Launchers will be matched with a peer group of 8-12 peers, likely by time zone. Throughout the MBALaunch experience, your peer group will provide encouragement, support, and networking opportunities. You will meet for monthly virtual “jam sessions” for the duration of the program.

  • Office Hours with Experts
    Office Hour appointments are 15 minute conversations by phone, Skype, or Zoom, in which subject-matter experts offer advice and answer questions on MBA admissions topics. Topics can include: Admissions, Career Services, financing an MBA, choosing the right school or program format, etc.

  • Connections with Current MBA Students
    Launchers will be introduced to current MBA women at Forté partner schools. These students will be a resource for you to learn about student life, campus culture, program requirements, and more.

  • Virtual Roundtable Series
    Connect with Launchers and program advisors outside of your immediate peer group during our newly-introduced roundtables. Roundtable discussions will cover everything from researching schools, to exploring specific industries, to making the most of an interview.

  • Ask Me Anythings
    Participate in online Ask Me Anythings (AMAs) with admissions representatives and consultants, current MBA students, and MBA program alumni covering different application topics.

  • Alumni Spotlights
    Browse our video library of alumni spotlight videos. Hear from a range of women from different schools and industries on why the MBA was integral to their career advancement.

Financing Your MBA

Find out how to finance your MBA with a four-part webinar series dedicated to creating a business school budget, understanding loan options, and researching and negotiating scholarships.


Improve your GMAT score with webinars led by instructors from top test prep companies. Their guidance will ensure that you're ready to tackle test day.

  • GMAT Myths
    Demystify the GMAT exam and learn test-taking strategies from the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). Gain tips and tricks that will make your GMAT experience less stressful.

  • GMAT Quant, Verbal & IR/AWA Prep
    Take your GMAT quant and verbal studying to the next level with seven webinars and seven one-hour study sessions with seasoned GMAT tutors. Use practice tests and online study questions to make progress in your studies.

Please note: Having an official GMAT/GRE score on file is not required to apply to the MBALaunch program. All admitted women must submit two practice test scores and an official score report during their time in MBALaunch in order to successfully complete the program.