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Have you decided to get an MBA, but feel overwhelmed by the application process? Rest easy — Forté MBALaunch has got you covered!

This comprehensive program is your guide through the application process. We will help you stay on track with a structured plan for applying to business school next fall, including step-by-step application guidance and the most supportive network of peers and experts.

Applications for the 2025 MBALaunch cohort open in August. Sign up below and we will notify you when applications are open.

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  1. Build a winning MBA application
    Get advice about the process and feedback on your application from peers and program partners. Attend weekly virtual sessions covering everything from financing your MBA to power networking.
  2. Gain a network of peers
    Connect with hundreds of motivated peers who have similar goals and are going through the application process right alongside you.
  3. Connect with experts
    Schedule advising appointments with admissions reps from leading business schools and consultants, and take advantage of office hours with Forté experts.
  4. Receive feedback
    Draw on the experiences of peers and MBA alumni advisors — get tips for choosing the right MBA program, writing admissions essays, updating your resume, and interviewing with confidence.
  5. Access fee waivers and discounts
    Receive application fee waivers from 40+ top business schools and discounts from leading GMAT prep providers and admissions consultants — an estimated value of $6,000.

Dive deeper into MBALaunch program features.


2024 MBALaunch Cohort Profile



Arizona State University (W.P. Carey School of Business) • Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business) • Cornell University (Johnson School of Management) • Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business) • Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business) • Emory University (Goizueta Business School) • ESADE Business School • George Washington University (School of Business) • Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business) • Georgia Tech (Scheller College of Business) • HEC-Paris • IE Business School • IESE Business School • IMD Business School • Imperial College Business School • Indiana University - Bloomington (Kelley School of Business) • INSEAD • Johns Hopkins University (Carey Business School) • London Business School • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) • Michigan State University (Broad College of Business) • New York University (Stern School of Business) • Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management) • Ohio State University (Fisher College of Business) • Rice University (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business) • Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business) • University of Cambridge (Judge Business School) • University of Chicago (Booth School of Business) • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Gies College of Business) • University of Maryland (Smith School of Business) • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Carlson School of Management) • University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler Business School) • University of Notre Dame (Mendoza College of Business) • University of Oxford (Sa´d Business School) • University of Rochester (Simon Business School) • University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business) • University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business) • University of Toronto (Rotman School of Management) • University of Virginia (Darden School of Business) • University of Wisconsin - Madison (Wisconsin School of Business) • Vanderbilt University (Owen Graduate School of Management) • Washington University in St. Louis (Olin Business School) • Western University (Ivey Business School) • Yale School of Management • York University (Schulich School of Business)

A group of our partner business schools offer fee waivers to candidates who successfully complete the MBALaunch program. This group may change slightly for the 2024 MBALaunch program.


Read our FAQs to learn more about the MBALaunch admissions process, program participation, test scores, and more.


Platinum Sponsors

Personal MBA Coach

Founded by Scott Edinburgh, a Wharton MBA and MIT Sloan graduate who sits on the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants Board of Directors, Personal MBA Coach has been guiding clients for 17 years and has the most positively reviewed consultant globally on Poets&Quants. Last year our clients earned over $10M in scholarships, and in Round 1 alone, our Forté MBALaunch clients earned $2.6M in scholarships.

We help clients with all aspects of the MBA application process including early planning, GMAT/GRE/EA tutoring, comprehensive MBA application support, school selection, essay editing, and mock interviews with former M7 and T10 admissions interviewers.

All Personal MBA Coach clients work directly with Personal MBA Coach’s founder, Scott Edinburgh or a former M7 Admissions Director from Stanford GSB, Wharton, Chicago Booth or Kellogg. We have no junior consultants, and our small team regularly connects with admissions directors, after which we meet weekly to discuss all clients and share our insider knowledge. They are supported by former M7 and T10 admissions interviewers, expert GMAT, GRE and EA tutors and a small boutique team of seasoned writers and graduate professors with advanced degrees from leading universities including Harvard, Yale and Columbia. Personal MBA Coach’s leadership team also includes Erin Edinburgh Wand (Scott’s sister), a former Forté Scholarship recipient and Bain & Company consultant with an MBA from Yale SOM, who runs the company’s marketing, operations and knowledge management.

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Career Protocol

Having a major impact in your career is hard work, so you’d better have a good time doing it! That’s what we believe at Career Protocol, and that’s why the world’s top performers and changemakers come to us for career guidance and MBA application coaching. We make it easier to be a leader of consequence, and we’ve guided thousands of early career leaders worldwide to achieve their aspirations while also staying true to themselves and having more fun at work.

The Career Protocol secret sauce lies in how we facilitate growth in our clients. Through a proprietary process that’s half science, half art, and all love, we enable you to understand your unique strengths, values, and stories, clarify your sense of purpose and vision for your career, and craft MBA applications that showcase your awesomeness. Our clients have said that working with us helped cure their impostor syndrome.

You can find out more about our MBA admissions services and sign up for a free MBA Strategy Session at

Silver Sponsors

  • Applicant Lab
  • Stratus Admissions
  • Stacy Blackman Consulting
  • Vantage Point MBA

Program Sponsors

  • Her Story Coaching
  • Target Test Prep

Forté Partners

  • GMAT
  • Juno
  • Manhattan Prep