Top 10 MBA Consultants for Your Application (2024)

Are you a prospective MBA candidate looking for personalized help on your applications? Check out our top MBA admissions consultants, who will work with you to present your unique story and craft a strong application package.

Posted April 19, 2024

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The MBA admissions process can be confusing and intensive. Each business school has its own requirements and expectations, and the applicant pool is becoming increasingly competitive. Navigating through each step of the process can be overwhelming on your own, especially if you’re a first-generation student, applying deferred, coming from a non-traditional background, or coming from a traditional background and unsure how to stand out.

If you’re looking for expert guidance on your application–from figuring out your applicant strategy to brainstorming essays, choosing your recommenders, polishing your resume, or anything else–working with an experienced personal MBA coach might be the solution for you.

The benefit of a coach is that you can find someone with experience with your specific background and goals, whether you’re looking for a former admissions officer or a recent admit. These coaches have helped tons of students apply, and from this, have learned what it actually takes to get in.

Coaching isn’t right for everyone – but if you think it might be right for you, here are several highly-rated MBA admissions consultants to consider.

Kerry P.

Kerry, a former Assistant Director of the Harvard Business School Admissions Board, brings six years of invaluable experience in reviewing, evaluating, and interviewing thousands of applicants. She also launched Harvard's innovative deferred MBA admissions program, the 2+2 program.

With an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a specialization in crafting candidate narratives, Kerry offers personalized MBA consulting services to help you navigate the competitive business school admissions process. Her firsthand knowledge of top business schools' admissions criteria ensures that she can assist you in presenting the most compelling candidacy for your MBA admission.

  • School: MBA From the Kellogg School of Management
  • Specialty: Crafting candidate narratives, firsthand experience with top business schools’ admissions processes
  • Background: Professional admissions coach, 6+ years of admissions experience at HBS

Andy P.

With more than two decades of experience in MBA admissions consulting, Andy is one of our most highly rated and experienced MBA coaches. Over the years, Andy has worked at three top-rated consulting firms, where he played pivotal roles in designing editing services, mentoring new consultants, and conducting workshops on essay development for over 100 employees.

Andy's philosophy revolves around combining modern business principles with the art of storytelling to help clients stand out in crowded applicant pools. He has helped applicants gain admission to every top business school in the world, including Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia, INSEAD, LBS, Haas, Sloan, Booth, Yale, Tuck, Duke, and NYU Stern.

  • School: BA in Economics from Stanford
  • Specialty: Storytelling in the application process
  • Background: 20+ years as a professional MBA admissions consultant; alumni interviewer for Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Ben L.

A five-star-rated (with 78 reviews!) MBA admissions consultant and recent Stanford GSB graduate, Ben has worked with many MBA applicants in one-on-one and group settings to perfect their essays and impress admissions committees. With a background in speechwriting, Ben provides expert advice, timely feedback, and project management skills and has helped students get into Stanford GSB, Harvard Business School, Wharton, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, INSEAD, Haas, and more.

Driven by a desire to pay it forward and inspired by the mentors who shaped his own journey, Ben is passionate about empowering applicants to put their best foot forward. Beyond crafting compelling narratives, Ben finds fulfillment in helping his clients uncover their personal threads and gain a deeper sense of the entire application process. By the end of their collaboration, Ben aims for his clients not only to present themselves as compelling applicants but also to feel confident in their identity and future aspirations.

  • School: MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Specialty: Essay feedback, mock interviews
  • Background: Speechwriting, professional writing, and interview-training at McKinsey

Emily L.

Emily is one of our most highly-rated MBA admissions consultants, with more than seven years of experience helping students gain admission to top MBA programs like Wharton, Kellogg, Sloan, Columbia, Tuck, Fuqua, Stern, Oxford, and London Business School. Having worked as the VP of Admissions and VP of New Student Orientation at Haas and more than seven years of experience as personal MBA coach, Emily strives to make the daunting application process straightforward and stress-free with the knowledge of a top admissions director.

As a Princeton and Berkeley Haas alumna deeply passionate about mentoring and admissions, Emily's journey also encompasses a series of diverse professional roles ranging from product marketing in investment firms to consulting for tech startups. Her breadth of experience uniquely positions her to understand and assist candidates from various backgrounds, excelling particularly in helping non-traditional applicants weave their narratives. Beyond her professional capability, Emily's genuine love for engaging with individuals shines through, fostering authentic and compelling storytelling that sets her clients apart in the eyes of admissions directors.

  • School: MBA from Haas School of Business
  • Specialty: Non-traditional applicants
  • Background: Co-VP of Admissions and New Student Orientation at Haas, college admissions counseling for financially disadvantaged students

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Tim F.

With experience working for the Chicago Booth admissions committee, Timothy is familiar with what admissions officers at the best business schools are looking for in an MBA applicant and will help you craft a top-notch application package. Tim has helped students get into every M7 business school, so he’s a great choice if you’re aiming for the most competitive top-tier MBA programs.

Timothy's professional journey, spanning from Goldman Sachs to his current role at Boston Consulting Group, showcases his proficiency in financial management and strategic consulting. Armed with an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Timothy's insights into MBA consulting and top-notch customer service guarantee invaluable support for aspiring candidates aiming for success in the world of business.

  • School: MBA from Chicago Booth
  • Specialty: International applicants, essay writing
  • Background: MBA admissions fellow at Booth, interview-trained at McKinsey

Yash G.

A recent Stanford GSB graduate, Yash identifies the key to his success and the success of his clients as authentic storytelling. Having helped over a dozen clients land spots in the M7’s full-time and deferred MBA programs, Yash provides expert guidance on every step of the MBA application process.

Prior to his MBA, Yash honed his skills at Boston Consulting Group, where he gained a deep understanding of the consulting industry and real-world campaign experience. Drawing from his own experiences as an ORM candidate, Yash emphasizes the importance of authenticity and consistency in his approach to creating standout applications, ensuring that his clients' stories resonate with admissions committees and pave the way for their success.

  • School: MBA from Stanford GSB
  • Specialty: ORM applicants, mock interviews
  • Background: Ex-BCG consultant, VC, founder

Mario D.

With extensive experience in coaching and mentoring, from MBA admissions consulting to sports coaching, Mario is invested in client success through collaboration. Mario strives to provide hands-on guidance and support as not just an MBA admissions consultant, but as your teammate and biggest supporter, to help you conquer your MBA applications.

With a strong background in management consulting at Bain and a dual master's degree holder from Stanford's Business and Education schools, Mario offers unparalleled expertise and enthusiasm for helping applicants succeed. His strategic insights, coupled with decades of institutional knowledge from Bain, make him the ideal coach for aspiring applicants seeking excellence unmatched in their MBA consulting experience.

  • School: MBA and Master’s of Education from Stanford
  • Specialty: Teamwork and mentoring-based approach to coaching
  • Background: Recruiter for Bain at Penn, youth coaching and mentoring

Geri T.

A former member of the MBA Admissions Board at Harvard Business School, Geri has firsthand knowledge of the admissions process and what the best MBA programs are looking for in an application. Geri’s goal as an MBA admissions consultant is to identify what makes you a unique candidate and help you stand out from the crowd.

With a background rooted in higher education and career development, Geri’s expertise extends beyond admissions to encompass professional development and digital education. Her commitment to excellence,combined with a deep understanding of modern business principles, ensures unparalleled excellence of guidance for aspiring applicants seeking top-tier MBA consulting.

  • School: BA in Political Science and Government from the University of Delaware
  • Specialty: Uncovering your unique strengths
  • Background: 8+ years on the Harvard MBA admissions board, helped launch Harvard’s 2+2 deferred MBA program

Reagan C.

Coming from a political science background, Reagan is passionate about helping applicants from non-traditional and underrepresented backgrounds and applicants interested in dual degrees land the best opportunities. Reagan’s goal for MBA admissions consulting is to help you develop your narrative and present it throughout your application process, from your essays to your interviews.

With a journey spanning from Bain & Company to education policy at the Gates Foundation and Harvard's MBA/MPP program, Reagan brings a wealth of diverse experiences to the table. Through Reagan's MBA consulting services, applicants can confidently explore their multifaceted identities and pursue their aspirations at top business schools with superior compliance services and unparalleled support.

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  • School: MBA/MPP Candidate at Harvard
  • Specialty: Joint-degree and nontraditional applicants
  • Background: Bain associate and recruiter, Ex-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Karla M.

Karla is another great pick for applicants looking to differentiate themselves from a competitive applicant pool, such as applicants from non-traditional or underrepresented backgrounds or applicants from established pre-MBA backgrounds looking to stand out. With more than ten years of career coaching, MBA admissions consulting, and admissions committee experience, Karla has successfully helped all kinds of applicants land the MBA programs of their dreams.

Armed with formal admissions training from the Kennedy School and a background in finance covering the technology sector, Karla offers invaluable insights into combining modern business principles with financial management strategies to navigate the MBA application process successfully.

  • School: MBA from Booth, MPP from Harvard
  • Specialty: Underrepresented and joint-degree applicants, mock interviews
  • Background: 10 years of formal admissions and career coaching experience

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