2023 Virtual Forté MBA Forum
“Forté MBA Forums are designed for those considering an MBA — whether you’re a high achiever looking to change careers, a college student planning for the future, or a professional ready to take your career to the next level.
This free event aims to empower you with information about the value of an MBA. The ROI of an MBA degree is not just financial. When more women earn MBAs, they open new doors for themselves, level up their careers, and gain the opportunity to leave their mark on the business world.
Join us to learn about the MBA advantage, connect with admissions reps at top business schools, hear from successful MBA women who have been in your shoes, and expand your network.”
The following is a selection of school-specific virtual events. If you’d prefer to see all of the available events including on-campus and international, please click on the name of the school.
Entrepreneurial Insights: 20 Minutes with an HBS Founder
“Wondering how an MBA can help with your professional growth? Learn from HBS alumna, Lizzie Matusov (MS/MBA 2022), how HBS helps prepare you for a career in entrepreneurship.
Lizzie Matusov is the co-founder and CEO of Quotient, a toolkit to manage engineering teams’ most important processes, starting with onboarding. Prior to Quotient, Lizzie wrote software to improve access to medical-grade genetic testing at Invitae, and built web applications and deployment pipelines for numerous customers at Red Hat. She holds a Bachelor of Science from UCLA, and an MBA and Masters of Engineering Sciences from Harvard.”
Q&A with Admissions
“This virtual session will be hosted by a member of the MBA Admissions Office Team and will include a short presentation on the MBA program as well as information on financial aid and admissions. This event is primarily Q&A based, so we encourage you to review our website beforehand and come with questions. We look forward to meeting you!”
Ask Me Anything Chat with a 2+2 Alum
“Join current Harvard Business School MBA students for an Ask Me Anything about the 2+2 program. This session will give you the opportunity to engage with students who have already been where you are and benefitted from all the 2+2 program has to offer.
Come and learn more about how the 2+2 program can allow you to take risks early in your career. Hear more about the HBS campus life and the community that you can be a part of as an MBA student. You will begin to see how an MBA from Harvard Business School is not only possible, but can be the program that prepares you for whatever career you choose!”
Life at HBS Chat with Current Students
“Virtual Life at HBS Chats are a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from current HBS students about their MBA journey. During this event, students will share insights about their backgrounds, experiences, and offer live answers to your questions. While the Admissions process may be briefly touched upon, the discussion will primarily focus on the student experience.”
2+2 Program and Admissions Information Session
“Do you know where an MBA can take you? Open your mind to the breadth of career opportunities available in business and feel the flexibility of the MBA degree. Come learn more about the MBA program at HBS including the 2+2 Program, a deferred admission process for current students, either in college or full-time masters programs. It is comprised of at least two years of professional work experience followed by two years in the HBS MBA Program.
Upon graduation, admitted 2+2 students spend a minimum of two years (maximum of four years) working in a professional position in the public, private, or nonprofit sector. We encourage students from STEM and humanities disciplines to apply, but the 2+2 Program attracts accomplished students from all fields of study.
In this session, we will also detail other ways for college students to learn more about HBS, including Peek, Summer Venture in Management, and Virtual Venture into Management.
It’s not about one position or one industry. It’s about the evolution of your career path and how the Harvard Business School MBA prepares you for whatever role you choose – both in the immediate future and the years ahead.”
Admissions Q&A for Current College Students
“This virtual session for college students will be hosted by a member of the MBA Admissions Team. This event will offer a brief overview of the 2+2 program, but is intended as an opportunity for students to ask follow-up questions after attending a 2+2 virtual information session or after reviewing our website in depth beforehand. You can sign up for a 2+2 virtual information session on our events page here!”
Admission Officer Open Question and Answer
“Sometimes you just have a question. Join us for this Q&A session with members of the MBA Admissions team dedicated solely to addressing what’s on your mind.”
Lauder Institute Virtual Information Session
“Join a member of the Lauder Admissions team for an interactive overview of The Lauder Institute’s MA International Studies joint degree program with the Wharton MBA and Penn Carey Law JD. This webinar will discuss the two-year curriculum, student life, career information, and the admissions process. After an overview of the program, we will answer your questions live.”
Virtual Visit Day: LGBTQ+ and Allies
“Join us online for this half-day virtual event to explore the academic, social, and cultural life of the Wharton MBA experience. We’ll be joined by current students from Wharton’s LGBTQ+ club, Out4Business, as they discuss how elements of their identity and experiences have guided their path to a Wharton MBA. With the goal of fostering an environment of openness and inclusivity, this event welcomes all applicants, irrespective of background, orientation, or identity.”
Virtual Visit Day: First Generation Students
“Join us online for this half-day virtual event to explore the academic, social, and cultural life of the Wharton MBA experience. We’ll be joined by current students from Wharton’s 1Gen club as they discuss how elements of their identity and experiences have guided their path to a Wharton MBA. With the goal of fostering an environment of openness and inclusivity, this event welcomes all applicants, irrespective of background, orientation, or identity.”
Lauder Institute Virtual Information Session | Unite & Uplift
“If you are thinking of applying to The Lauder Institute’s MBA/MA or JD/MA joint degree International Studies program, sign up for an online info session with Lauder’s Diversity Recruitment Officer.”
Student-Led Wharton MBA Overview Webinar
“Join current MBA students for an interactive overview of the full-time Wharton MBA Program. This webinar will discuss academics, student life, careers, and leadership opportunities at Wharton. After an overview of the program, students will answer your questions live.”
Virtual Visit Day: Wharton Inspire
“Join us online for this half-day virtual event to explore the academic, social, and cultural life of the Wharton MBA experience. We’ll be joined by current students as they discuss how elements of their identity and experiences have guided their path to a Wharton MBA. This event will facilitate breakout conversations with student clubs that may include:
- Wharton African American MBA Association
- The Caribbean Business Club
- Wharton Latin American Students Association
- Wharton Hispanic American MBA Association
- Wharton African Student Association
With the goal of fostering an environment of openness and inclusivity, this event welcomes all applicants, irrespective of background, orientation, or identity.”
The CBS Experience: Student Chat with Management Consulting Association
“Join us to connect with the Management Consulting Association (MCA). This interactive online session offers prospective students an opportunity to learn more about MCA and have your questions answered by current MCA members in a small group setting. We encourage you to keep your cameras on during the conversation!”
August Round 1 Application Q&A Webinar
“Finalizing your August 2024 application? Get tips and tricks as well as have your questions answered by the Office of Admissions ahead of hitting submit. This webinar offers you an opportunity to get information about the process as well as an opportunity to ask your questions live to the team.”
Full-Time MBA Program: Last Minute Application Q&A
“This is your opportunity to connect with our admissions team before you hit submit. For this Ask Me Anything-style event, we invite candidates to come prepared with their application-focused questions.”
Full-Time Information Session: Program and Admissions Overview
“We want to help you make the connections to help grow your career and realize your potential on a professional and personal level. This is why we’d like to offer you insight into our programs, what we look for in an applicant and how we evaluate applications. Our goal is to set you up for success, so we hope you’ll consider joining us.
Please join us for an online information session hosted by the Full-Time admissions team. During this session you will be able to ask questions about our programs and the application and selection process.”
“Join us for an informal, small group chat with a member of our Admissions team to learn more about Chicago Booth and the impact of a Booth MBA. These virtual coffee chat-style sessions allow you and other prospective students to actively engage in a discussion with an Admissions representative and ask your questions in real-time. Rather than a high-level Q&A, we hope attendees will build on the information in our FAQ to engage in a deeper conversation about the Booth community, flexible curriculum, student life, living in Chicago, career impact, and more.
We hope to see you soon!
Chicago Booth Virtual Coffee Chats should last 20 – 30 minutes.”
Zoom In On Booth: Tips and Tricks for Creating Your Best Application
“Whether you’re planning to apply during the 2023-24 application cycle or just becoming acquainted with Chicago Booth, you’ll gain valuable insights into the Full-Time MBA Program as you Zoom In On Booth. Similar to a traditional information session, Zoom In On Booth will begin with a brief program overview focusing on the values essential to The Chicago Approach™. You’ll then spend the remainder of the time with smaller breakout groups in order to ask questions about Booth’s community, academic offerings, and anything related to the application process.”
The Student Lounge (Virtual Event)
“The Student Lounge is an opportunity for applicants to connect with current students and hear their perspectives on a variety of topics pertaining to life at Chicago Booth. The format is casual (no Admissions representatives) and provides the option for attendees to choose your own path to learn about the Booth MBA experience.
The Student Lounge will open with a 10-minute welcome and overview. The rest of the hour, attendees can join up to 6 different breakout groups covering the topics below. You are free to enter and leave the groups whenever you like to focus your time however is most beneficial to you.
- Student Clubs
- Life in Chicago
- Career / Recruiting
- Application Process
- Ask Me Anything”
Civic Scholars Program Info Session (Virtual Event)
“Please join our information session for the Civic Scholars Program at Chicago Booth.
The program, funded by a gift from the Neubauer Family foundation, supports impact driven professionals in Booth’s Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, and Weekend MBA Programs. Neubauer Civic Scholars receive a tuition award, specialized programming, and unique opportunities to engage with industry leaders in the civic space.
Additionally, a partnership with the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation ensures that the Civic Scholars Program integrates Chicago Booth’s business fundamentals with cutting edge research and experience-based learning at community organizations.
Learn how you can expand your business management and financial skills in order to lead sustainable organizations.”
“In this virtual small group setting, our admissions team shares more about the MIT Sloan MBA program and answers your questions. You will meet an admissions representative and fellow prospects during this interactive Q&A session.”
“In this virtual small group setting, our admissions team shares more about the MBA Early deferred admission offering, the Master of Finance and Master of Business Analytics programs and answers your questions. You will meet an admissions representative and fellow prospects during this interactive Q&A session.
Space is limited so you have every opportunity to contribute to the conversation and learn more about the MIT community. Additionally, because space is limited, please register for one chat only.
Coffee is optional, but encouraged.”