2022 San Francisco Forté MBA Forum

2022 San Francisco Forté MBA Forum

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San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission St

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Join us to discover the value of an MBA!

About this event

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.

Forté’s free MBA Forums are held annually to empower you with information about the value of an MBA. You'll make critical connections with admissions reps, MBA alumni, and students from top business schools in North America and Europe while gaining exclusive insights to the MBA admissions process.

This MBA Forum is sponsored by GMAT, Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business), and University of California - Berkeley (Haas School of Business).

Event Schedule

5:45 pm — Registration Opens

6-8:15 pm — Business School & Exhibitor Expo

  • Connect with admissions reps from top business schools
  • Learn about the admissions process
  • Find the program that's the best fit for you
  • Networking reception with light refreshments

6:20-7 pm — School Sponsor Presentations

  • 6:20-6:40 pm - Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business Presentation
  • 6:40-7 pm - UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business Presentation

7-7:45 pm — MBA Alumni Panel

Hear advice and stories from MBA alumni in various industries and career stages about how they chose a career, what motivated them to pursue an MBA, and the successes and challenges they’ve faced.

Alumni Panelists include

  • Jaclyn Loo (MIT, Sloan School of Management MBA)
  • Noura Liben (Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA)
  • Julie Deng (Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business MBA)

Panel Moderated by Nicole Irvin, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and an MBA Alum from Columbia Business School

8:15-9 pm — Admissions Panel

Seasoned MBA Admissions professionals discuss admissions requirements, researching schools, the application process, and financing your MBA. Schools presenting will vary by location.

Panelists TBA.

We encourage you to attend some or all of the sessions. Feel free to come and go as necessary.

Dress — Smart Business Casual

COVID-19 Guidelines for this event:

Forté is committed to hosting a safe event for all participants and to this end, requires all attendees to comply with safety precautions specified by local and state governments and specific venue policies in addition to other CDC guidelines and recommendations.

Be prepared to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at event check-in. Please do not attend if you have experienced COVID-19 symptoms such as: fever, fatigue, difficulty breathing, dry cough or other symptoms within 72 hours prior to arrival. We also encourage you to wear a mask, however, it is not required unless mandated by venue, local, or state policy

Meet with Business Schools & Exhibitors

Forté MBA Forums are your best chance to meet with admissions reps from the world’s best business schools.

Arizona State University (W.P. Carey School of Business) • Carnegie Mellon U Columbia Business School • Columbia Business School • Cornell University (Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management) • Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business) • Duke University (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) • Harvard Business School • IE Business School • IESE Business School • IMD Business School • Indiana University - Bloomington (Kelley School of Business) • INSEAD • Johns Hopkins University • London Business School • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan School of Management) • New York University (Stern School of Business) • Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management) • Penn State (Smeal College of Business) • Rice University (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business) • Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business) • Stanford Graduate School of Business • University of California - Berkeley (Haas School of Business) • University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA Anderson School of Management) • University of Chicago (Booth School of Business) • University of Michigan (Ross School of Business) • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler Business School) • University of Notre Dame (Mendoza College of Business) • 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 Virginia (Darden School of Business) • University of Washington (Foster 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) • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania • Yale School of Management

Hult International Business School (Hult International Business School) • Northeastern University (D'Amore-McKim School of Business) • Santa Clara University (Leavey School of Business) • UC Irvine (The Paul Merage School of Business) • University of California Davis (Graduate School of Management) • University of San Francisco (Masagung School of Management)

This MBA Forum is sponsored by:

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