Forté MBALaunch Program Prepares Strong Female MBA Applicants to Excel

Forté MBALaunch

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This comprehensive 10-month program, created by the Forté Foundation, guides promising female MBA applicants through each step of the application process, providing both a proven road map and an unparalleled support network to help you gain admission to your top school.

Applications are currently being accepted for women seeking to apply to MBA programs in fall 2016 (for enrollment in fall 2017). The deadline to submit is November 15th. To be considered for MBALaunch, you must have a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate solid academic standing. Post-undergrad work experience—between two and seven years—is also preferred.

The MBALaunch program begins with a day-long kick-off event in major cities throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, followed by online webinars, advisor meetings and monthly in-person peer group sessions in your host city. Host cities include Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, London and Toronto, and the kick-off events will take place in late January and February.

Interested applicants who do not live in or near one of the MBALaunch program cities can still take part as long as they agree to travel to the closest city to attend the kick-off event in person. After this first event, these participants will join the MBALaunch “Virtual City” group for the rest of the program.

How the Program Works

A previous MBALauncher taking part in the program

A previous MBALauncher taking part in the program

MBALaunch brings together hundreds of prospective female MBA applicants, creating a valuable network of peers who share the same goals. Intensive GMAT test prep is baked into the program, helping women conquer what many report is one of the greatest obstacles to applying. Two months of GMAT test-prep webinars target the most difficult testing areas, helping Launchers improve their scores and strengthen their candidacy.

The eight remaining months of the program are devoted to helping Launchers build their strongest possible MBA applications. Participants receive valuable feedback on essays and résumés from MBA alumnae. They also get to work closely with admissions consultants, business school representatives and Forté experts to hone their admission interview skills. Along the way, Launchers also learn about resources for financing their MBA and grow both their network of MBA alumnae and their networking skills.

The cost of MBALaunch is $500 (plus travel to the closest program city for the kick-off event if you don’t live in one). Compared to admissions consulting fees and GMAT test prep courses that can run several thousand dollars, believe us when we tell you it’s a steal. Not only that, participants who successfully complete the program receive application waivers from more than 25 Forté schools, as well as discounts from leading GMAT test prep providers and admissions consultants if you feel you still need more preparation. In total, these offers allow you to recoup the entire $500 cost.

How to Apply
Okay—so how do you apply? Complete an online application form, pay a $25 application fee and submit your résumé along with answers to two essay questions. For applicants interested in the MBALaunch program in Boston, Houston, London or Toronto, there’s still time to apply before the November 8th Round 1 deadline. A final round deadline, November 15th, applies to applicants for all cities.

Learn more about the Forté MBALaunch program.

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