Why AN MBA?
With a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, you get more than the opportunity to change and advance your career. You get the opportunity to change your life.
with an mba, you can:
- Increase your earning potential
- Advance within your current industry
- Gain a powerful network of peers, mentors, and alumni
- Make an impact in your community
“No matter what you choose to do, an MBA helps in every decision and conversation. As women, there is still inequality, and the ability to be a strong voice at the table comes from my MBA.”
Jessica Kapadia, 2010 MBA graduate, Indiana University (Kelley School of Business)
“To be in the roles that I wanted to be in, I definitely needed the skills that the MBA was going to offer me.”
Fahria Omar, 2017 MBA graduate, University of Rochester (Simon Business School)
Attend a Forté MBA Forum
Explore the value of an MBA at Forté’s free events, and make connections with admissions reps, alumni, and students from top business schools.
“The MBA Forum was an amazing opportunity to connect directly with a wide range of schools. It made me feel more prepared for the admissions process and more confident about my ability to get into my target schools.”
Jennie Graham, MBA Forum attendee
“The MBA Forum really helped solidify my decision to get an MBA.”
Marisa Li, MBA Forum attendee
Build Your Best Application.
Join Forté MBALaunch
Ready to get your MBA? Forté MBALaunch will guide you through the application process. This program provides a structured road map for applying to business school, including step-by-step application guidance, and a supportive network of peers, alumni, and admissions professionals.
"Participating in Forté’s MBALaunch Program was a really important step for me to realize that I could succeed in an MBA program. Forté connected me with a network of ambitious, supportive female business leaders, who modeled professional success and inspired me to pursue my ambitions."
Abby Larus, MBALaunch participant, Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business)
MBA Class of 2022
When Should You Apply to Business School?
Most MBA programs require that candidates have work experience prior to enrollment, but the average age and work experience in an MBA classroom varies widely. You may find you are ready for an MBA just a couple years after your undergraduate degree, or it may make more sense for you to wait.
When do you know your application is ready? Apply when you feel your candidacy reflects your best self. Generally, that means applying as early in the application cycle as possible. Applying early, or in the first round, may increase your chances of admission, since there are more seats available. However, if you are not ready, plan to retake your GMAT, or feel rushed to complete your applications, then you should wait and apply when you feel your application is truly ready.
“Make sure that your application is complete. If you started your application the day before the deadline and you're rushing things, that round is probably not the round for you. You want to be putting your best foot forward and submitting materials that you're truly proud of.”
Alexis Marcus, Associate Director of Evaluation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
If you are applying in:
- Watch Forté’s MBA Prep webinars to gain insights on career paths and the admissions process
- Begin a self-assessment: What are your career goals; what do you really want to do? Why is an MBA important to help you reach your goals?
- Start researching MBA programs
- Create your MBA budget and savings plan, and research ways to finance business school
- Apply for Forté MBALaunch for application guidance every step of the way
- Take a free GMAT practice exam and create a test and study timeline
- Attend a Forté MBA Forum to meet with representatives from leading MBA programs
- Attend a Forté MBA Forum to create a list of target schools and get to know each target school
- Visit target schools (if possible)
- Start studying for the GMAT and register to take the test
- Watch Forté’s MBA Prep webinars to gain insights about the application process and hear from alumni
- Apply for Forté MBALaunch or Forté MBALaunch On Demand
- Update your resume
- Attend a Forté MBA Forum to connect directly to admissions team members and reinforce your interest in target schools
- Complete the application materials
- Identify and coordinate with the people who will be writing your letters of recommendation