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Forté MBALaunch

Build your best MBA application and connect with the most supportive network.

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MBALAUNCH  
COHORT

Applying to business school next year? Get a structured plan and supportive community to build your best MBA application.


  • Eight months of guided learning to help you showcase your unique story

  • 100+ hours of application advice and admissions insights, test prep, professional development, and more

  • Advising appointments and exclusive events with admissions experts

  • Cohort of 600+ peers going through the application process with you

  • Application fee waivers from 40+ business schools — $6,000 value

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MBALAUNCH 
ON DEMAND

Applying to business school in the next six months? Get a clear plan to navigate the MBA application process at your own pace.


  • Access expert-led virtual sessions to build your best application on your schedule

  • 25+ hours of application and GMAT test prep

  • Exclusive online learning management system designed to keep you accountable to your progress

  • Supportive community of fellow participants

  • Application fee waivers from 40+ business schools — $6,000 value

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MBALAUNCH 
FOR UNDERGRADS

Get all the tools you need to build a competitive application for any top deferred MBA or early-career business program.


  • Four weeks of virtual guided learning, including 20+ hours of MBA application and test prep

  • Advice from business school admissions experts

  • Learn how a deferred MBA can help you after college with pre-admission to business school

  • Supportive network of driven peers

  • Application fee waivers from select business schools — $1,300+ value

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MEET THE MBALAUNCH TEAM

 

Have questions? Please don't hesitate to email us.

ASHLEY LAUTZENHEISER

Director, Pre-MBA Programs

Ashley Lautzenheiser is the Director of Pre-MBA Programs at Forté. She is responsible for all pre-MBA and early career programming, and connects women around the globe to resources and opportunities within the business world.

Prior to Forté, Ashley spent over a decade in admissions and recruitment — most recently at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband and rescue pit bull.

SARAH DUERR

Manager, Early Career Programs

Sarah Duerr is a Program Manager on the Pre-MBA team at Forté. She primarily oversees the MBALaunch cohort program and assists with additional early career programming.

Prior to joining Forté, Sarah spent more than a decade in recruiting and admissions — most recently at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Through her 5+ year tenure at Fisher, she became familiar with the mission and vision of Forté. She is happy to be part of a team with a strong passion to make a difference in the personal and professional lives of women.

A native of Ohio, Sarah lives in Lancaster, Ohio with her husband Jeremy, their sons Archie and Julian, and their dog Garth.

MELISSA GRAHAM

Manager, Early Career Programs

Melissa Graham is Program Manager at Forté where she facilitates the organization's early career and pre-MBA initiatives.

Prior to joining the Programs Team, Melissa enjoyed several years in her role as Executive Assistant to Elissa Sangster, CEO of Forté. She has spent over a decade in various roles within the organization and loves its mission of increasing the number of More Women Leading.

She resides in a small community outside of Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter, and various furry and feathery babies.




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