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

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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.

Registration for the 2014 MBALaunch for Women is closed. Information about the 2015 Forté MBALaunch for Women will be available in August. Please check back with us then to plan for your winning MBA application!  If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us.

Program Overview

  • Attend a one-day, kick-off event in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, 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
  • Meet directly with admissions reps from top MBA programs
  • Connect with hundreds of women who have the same goal as you
  • Gain insights and advice about the admissions process from current students and alumni
  • Participate in monthly webinars on specific topics geared at building a top-notch application
  • Connect with hundreds of women who have the same goal as you
  • Attend monthly peer group meetings
  • Receive additional resources and discounts for more support as you navigate this process

2013 MBALaunch Event Opening Speakers

  • Chicago: Angela Guido, Partner, Communicate Yourself Inc., Communication Strategy and Training
  • New York: Lisa Vertucci, Leadership Consultant
  • Washington, D.C.: Rebecca Shambaugh, President & CEO, SHAMBAUGH Leadership

The 2014 Forté MBALaunch for Women is designed for women interested in applying to an MBA Program in Fall 2014, for enrollment in Fall 2015.

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 five 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, Dallas or Los Angeles. You will then join our “Virtual City” group for the remainder of the program.

SELECTION PROCESS

MBALaunchDue 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 $25 non-refundable application fee
  • Answer two essay questions (2 pages only)
  • Update and submit your resume

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 DEADLINES:

  • Applications for all cities are closed.

Note: 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, Dallas or Los Angeles. You will then join our “Virtual City” group for the remainder of the program.

2014 PROGRAM DATES/LOCATIONS

  • Boston: Feb. 21
  • Chicago: Jan. 27
  • Dallas: Jan. 31
  • Los Angeles: Feb. 14
  • New York: Feb. 28
  • Washington D.C. Area (Reston, VA): Jan. 11

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • Applications for all cities are closed.

Read Participant Stories
Three MBALaunch participants blogged about their experiences with the program.

CONTACT

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

PRE-MBA BLOG

Women leaders from businesses and schools around the country share their experiences and insights about applying for the MBA on Business 360°.

FREE WEBINARS

Forté provides free on-demand webinars for women considering the MBA. View the calendar.

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Great on the Job Target Test Prep Test Prep New York/Test Prep San Francisco

2014 SPONSORS

AT&T Capital Group Deloitte Fidelity Investments GMAC IBM