Karla Cohen, Fortuna Admissions

Karla Cohen

Expert Coach

Fortuna Admissions

United States

Consultant Bio

Karla has extensive experience in admissions and marketing for highly ranked business programs, having previously served as Manager of the PhD Program for INSEAD as well as the Assistant Director of marketing and admissions for the MBA and Executive MBA programs, operating from both the France and Singapore campuses over seven years.
Additionally, Karla spent three years as Associate Director of Doctoral Programs at Harvard Business School (HBS), overseeing admissions, marketing, and recruitment as well as providing broader administrative support for the Doctoral Programs Office. She also served on the MBA interview board for the HBS MBA program and partnered with the MBA team to identify and recruit high potential students for admission. Karla has also supported admissions efforts for Stanford GSB.

Company Information


Fortuna Admissions possesses unique insider knowledge of how admissions committees work, because we have been the gatekeepers in the admissions offices of top business schools. Our entire team comprises of former business school professionals from top-tier institutions including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, IE Business School, and UC Berkeley Haas.

We have personally reviewed tens of thousands of applications from candidates all over the world. We have also shaped admissions policy, devised the application processes, and had the final say on who got in. We know the inside track – what goes on behind the closed doors of admissions committees, how your candidacy will stand up versus the competition, and how you can best maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Our experience and passion for coaching gives you a level of MBA admissions insight that you won’t find anywhere else. And with our passion for coaching, we can help you bring out the best in yourself so you truly shine in your application and interviews.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Fortuna Admissions offers two packages: Comprehensive School Packages (CSP) & Premium School Packages (PSP).

The Comprehensive and Premium School Package services both include:

Goal Development
Target School List
Application Strategy
School Interaction Strategy
Recommender Strategy
Essay Editing
Resume Review
Biodata/Application Forms Review
Interview Coaching
Decision Management

Comprehensive School Package (CSP): You will work with a dedicated expert coach throughout the entire process, from goal development right through to interview coaching and decision management, with input from our resume specialists and a mid-point review of your entire application by one of our former admissions directors. Our Fortuna coaches have held senior positions at the world’s best MBA programs and are uniquely qualified to help you maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Premium School Package (PSP): In addition to working with an expert coach, the Premium School Package includes tailored guidance by one of our former admissions directors at critical stages of the application process.

Special Package Rates:

One-School Package: $4,9250 (CSP) / add $1,400 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,425 (CSP) / add $1,800 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $7,775 (CSP) / add $2,200 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $9,125 (CSP) / add $2,600 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $10,475 (CSP) / add $3,000 (PSP)

Other Services: We also offer other “á la carte” options such as: Early Stage MBA Planning, MBA Resume Review, Admissions Directors’ Evaluation, MBA Interview Prep, MBA Waitlist Strategy, Rejected MBA Application Strategy, and Hourly Consulting.

Please visit our website for more information and pricing.

Location: United States

Email: info@fortunaadmissions.com

Website: https://fortunaadmissions.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • The Support I Needed
    2 months ago
    I had a good sense of how I wanted to approach admissions, but Karla really helped me refine my story by forcing me to think through my entire background and craft a compelling narrative. I was amazed by how quickly she seemed to know myself better than I did -- a huge advantage, as self-reflection is so critical to the admissions process (and self-improvement in general!). She helped me understand all the 'beats' I had to hit in the HBS admissions process, from small items on my application to my general essay, and with prep and practice for the interview process. I felt confident throughout and especially going into the interview, and was admitted to HBS. I would highly recommend Karla without hesitation.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Knowledgeable & Incredibly Supportive
    3 months ago
    Karla provided all the help one could ask for during the admissions process and more. She not only provided valuable advice on crafting all the stages of my application, from resume to essay, but also facilitated several in-person introductions at HBS to help me build a stronger rapport with the school. With her assistance, I was able to secure admission from both HBS and Chicago Booth, and ultimately chose to attend Harvard as a member of the Class of 2020. My continuing thanks to Karla - any prospective applicant would be highly advised to seek her out for her combination of long-term experience and insightful advice.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • HBS Waitlist Acceptance
    3 months ago
    I came to Karla after being waitlisted at HBS. I felt uncertain about what next steps to take and wanted guidance from someone who had worked within the HBS admissions office. Both she and Matt were so generous with their time and encouragement. They helped me feel confident in a course of action. I ultimately was admitted thanks to their help!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Fantastic!
    3 months ago
    Karla is fantastic, at first I had some doubts on all the questions and the information she needed but in the end, it came all together and it was awesome! I gained admission into 2 of my top 3 schools (HBS & INSEAD) in large part thanks to Karla guiding me through the process.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Karla Will Help Craft Your Story For M7 Admissions
    3 months ago
    Karla is a master storyteller. She helped me take a bland application and turn it into a compelling admissions ticket. Her inquisitive nature help guide my own self-reflection, and her experience helped me select a narrative that adcoms would find compelling. I would strongly recommend her services!
    David Dever
    MBA Class of 2019 Admit
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