Peter Johnson


Fortuna Admissions


United States

Consultant Bio

Peter led Full-time MBA Admissions at Berkeley Haas for over a decade before serving as the administrative program head for six years, overseeing student experience, academic affairs, and admissions. He’s passionate about helping candidates gain access to the life-changing opportunity that an MBA program can provide.

While leading Full-time MBA admissions at Berkeley Haas, Peter chaired the admissions committee, reviewed thousands of applications from US and international candidates, and co-created the interview and application review process. After more than a decade with Berkeley Haas, he moved to Europe and spent four years as Vice President for Central European University in Budapest before returning to Haas as assistant dean.

Peter was elected to the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) board of directors and currently serves on the board of the Forté Foundation. He graduated from Pacific University with a degree in modern languages and an MA in International Relations from Golden Gate University.

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

Goal development. Candidacy positioning. Interview coaching. Designed to guide you carefully through the entire application process, our MBA packages draw on our team’s industry expertise as former Directors and Associate Directors of Admissions at the world’s best business schools. For the highest impact, we recommend our Comprehensive Package or Premium Package Upgrade services.

One-School Package: $5,900 (Expert coach) $6,900 (director / senior expert coach)
Two-School Package: $7,900 (Expert coach) $9,200 (director / senior expert coach)
Three-School Package: $9,750 (Expert coach) $11,350 (director / senior expert coach)
Four-School Package: $11,450 (Expert coach) $13,350 (director / senior expert coach)
Five-School Package: $13,000 (Expert coach) $15,200 (director / senior expert coach)

You will work with a dedicated Expert Coach throughout the entire process, with input from our resume specialist and a mid-point review of your entire application by another of our Expert Coaches. 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 business school.

Location: Massachusetts, United States




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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • A Trusted & Excellent Advisor
    4 months ago
    Working with Peter made a resounding difference in the quality of my applications and my confidence throughout the admissions journey. Peter’s strength lies in his ability to genuinely listen and understand your personal motivations, and then crafting natural and authentic ways to showcase your strengths and characteristics carefully throughout your application. Given my circumstance, Peter was dedicated, enthusiastic, and realistic in helping me meet tight deadlines and demonstrated a true commitment to helping me achieve my goals. I wholeheartedly enjoyed my experience working with Peter and recommend Peter to anyone seeking to enhance their application and maximize their potential. Beyond being a sincere individual, Peter’s guidance and support are invaluable assets in navigating the competitive admissions process.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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