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Matt Symonds

Fortuna Admissions

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Matt Symonds is a Co-Founder and Director of Fortuna Admissions. He is also the Chief Editor of MBA50.com, and the author of the international bestseller “Getting the MBA Admissions Edge,“ sponsored by Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Co., BCG, and Bain & Co. His MBA admissions workshops have been attended by over 80,000 business school hopefuls, as part of the QS World MBA Tour that he founded in 1995 and the Kaplan Test Prep franchise that he launched in Europe. He has an extensive business school network, regularly interviewing deans, faculty, and admissions directors for the media. His industry knowledge makes him a regular guest expert on TV, radio, in the press, and at conferences. He covers business education for BusinessWeek, The Economist, Forbes, BBC, and AméricaEconomía , among many other global publications Within five years of founding the QS World MBA Tour, demand was such that Matt and his team expanded their events to 45 countries with the close participation of the world’s top business schools. He has maintained close friendships with admissions directors from the US, Europe, and Asia, bringing a rare level of insight and school knowledge to the in-house expertise at Fortuna.

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Career

2007 - 2017
Columnist on management, entrepreneurship, bus ed and rankings
Forbes, The Economist, BBC, BusinessWeek
2017 - 2017
Co-Founder
CentreCourt MBA Festival with Poets & Quants
2012 - 2017
Director
Fortuna Admissions
2005 - 2017
Co-Founder
MaKi Network
2015 - 2017
Advisor
Beeyond Inc.

Education

1999 - 1999
Bachelor's
Keele U.