Get a jump start and build a winning MBA application with
Forté's MBALaunch for Women.

Forté MBALaunch for Women is a hands-on 10-month program for women intending to pursue an MBA degree. Forté MBALaunch for Women provides guidance, resources and ongoing feedback on the business school application process including a one-day launch event, monthly webinars, peer group meetings, and feedback from experienced advisors.

Forté MBALaunch for Women will give you a clear road map to help you navigate the MBA application process. Our line-up of speakers, workshops, resources, and advisors will help you “get it done” but also inspire you along the way so that you feel good about your future and how the MBA will support your personal and professional goals. Our intention is to make you the best MBA candidate possible.

The 2016 MBALaunch for Women program kicks off in January 2016.

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Program Overview

  • Attend a one-day kick-off event in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, London, New York, Toronto, or Washington D.C. featuring intensive workshops with experienced speakers who can help you build your MBA candidacy
  • Get tailored, intensive GMAT study help from the leading GMAT test prep companies
  • Connect with hundreds of women who have the same goal as you
  • Gain insights and advice about the admissions process from current students and alumnae
  • Participate in webinars on specific topics geared at building a top-notch application
  • Schedule coaching appointments with admissions representatives from leading business schools
  • Attend monthly peer group meetings and gather application feedback from your peers and MBA alumnae advisors
  • Receive application fee waivers from 25 Forté schools and discounts from leading GMAT test prep providers and admissions consultants

The 2016 Forté MBALaunch for Women is designed for women interested in applying to an MBA Program in Fall 2016, for enrollment in Fall 2017.


  • 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, London, or Toronto. You will then join our “Virtual City” group for the remainder of the program.


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

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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.

November 1 November 27 December 6

Round 1:

Boston, Houston, London, and Toronto

November 8

December 4

December 13

Final Round:

All Cities

November 15

December 11

December 20


  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • London
  • New York
  • Toronto
  • Washington, D.C.

"The MBALaunch program panelists were not only well-informed, but also very open in their responses, which is really valuable. I also enjoyed meeting the other NYC Launchers - I'm not sure if I've ever been in a room surrounded by so many ambitious and inspirational women."



Do you have questions about MBALaunch for Women? Email us.


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