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Should I Work with an MBA Admissions Consultant?

Each year, thousands of people apply to the top business schools. Although many of them opt to work with an MBA admissions consultant, many others do not. We at mbaMission find that this decision greatly depends on each candidate’s personal, professional, and financial circumstances. In this post, we address several common questions from applicants related to hiring an MBA admissions consultant.

What kinds of applicants typically work with MBA admissions consultants?

Applicants seek the guidance of an MBA admissions consultant for different reasons. Here at mbaMission, we commonly interact with applicants who fit at least one of the following descriptions:

  •     Struggle to identify and tell their strongest story
  •     Want any edge they can get
  •     Would benefit from some help bringing efficiency and organization to this complex and time-consuming process
  •     Need assistance in overcoming cultural or language barriers that can complicate the application process

If you find yourself relating to one (or more) of these scenarios, you might benefit from the informed guidance of a professional MBA admissions consultant.

I am confident in my MBA application, but getting the opinion of an elite professional would not hurt. Is that possible?

Although not every business school applicant will find themselves in one of the aforementioned situations, we at mbaMission believe that everyone can benefit from objective feedback and informed guidance in the competitive world of MBA admissions. Quite frankly, no one should submit a business school application that has not first been reviewed by a second set of eyes.

Are you an applicant who requires support in the following areas?

  •     Compatibility and assessment advisory
  •     Brainstorming for essay ideas
  •     Individual essay editing
  •     Resume or short answer preparation
  •     Letter of recommendation advisory
  •     Interview preparation
  •     Waitlist guidance
  •     Post-acceptance counseling

For all these topics, a professional MBA admissions consultant might be able to give you the insight to build your most compelling MBA application.

In this blog post, we break down the tasks and goals of an MBA admissions consultant so you can better understand what working with one looks like on a day-to-day basis—and ultimately determine whether hiring a consultant is the right choice for you.

I would like to work with an MBA admissions consultant, but doing so is expensive. Can I find more affordable options out there?

At mbaMission, we are big believers in the expression “you get what you pay for.” That is precisely why we provide our clients with elite and dependable service throughout the entire admissions process and why we never discount our core admissions services. Opting to work with an MBA admissions consultant is undoubtedly an investment of your time and hard-earned money, but with the right firm on your side, it is truly a good decision. We invest significantly in our consultants—as well as in our research and other offerings—so we can provide our clients with the highest quality support possible.

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with our selection of services, which range from comprehensive “Start-to-Finish” packages (starting at $5,900 for one school with a Senior Consultant), to “a la carte” hours (starting at $800 for two hours with a Senior Consultant), and flat-fee options such as Mock Interview sessions (from $800) and “Ding” Reviews (from $700). We designed our offerings to fit the needs of today’s MBA applicant, and we take pride in their proven results.

I am ready to work with an mbaMission consultant, but I am not sure which service is best for me. Can you help?

Not to worry! We are here to help you determine which service is most beneficial to your specific application needs. Read  to get started.

I am not certain that I need an MBA admissions consultant at all. Is there a way to “test out” the experience?

Some candidates need a consultant for more than one of these reasons, and others, as we noted earlier, do not need one at all. If you are unsure whether working with an MBA admissions consultant would be beneficial for you, sign up for a free 30-minute consultation. We will honestly assess your candidacy and recommend what we truly feel is best for you.

In this blog post, we detail what and what not to expect during a free 30-minute consultation with an MBA admissions consultant. 

We look forward to learning more about you and your business school candidacy!



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