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Harshad Mali

Harshad Mali

MBA Admissions Managing Director

Chicago Booth MBA, recognized by Poets&Quants as one of the ten best MBA admissions consultants in the country

How I Can Help You

My friendly, upbeat, and supportive nature unlocks my clients’ true, hidden potential. I have a very direct approach in helping everyone, so that they get the best out of the MBA application process—a marathon that is run at the speed of a bullet train. As an engineer blessed with a creative writing acumen, I love the storytelling aspect of my job because stories are a subtle fusion of art, facts, emotion, and science. I will motivate you to introspect more deeply so that you develop a crystallized realization of who you really are and what makes you unique. My consulting style and approach enable me to work effectively with a wide array of people from various cultures and from both traditional and nontraditional professional backgrounds.

Why Choose Me

I have worked with more than 500 applicants on their MBA applications and have more than 100 five-star reviews on Poets&Quants and GMAT Club. My clients have received admits from Harvard Business School, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, Columbia Business School, the Kellogg School of Management, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the MIT Sloan School of Management, as well as from programs outside the M7 in the United States, Europe, and Asia. My straight talk and critical eye will ensure that you produce high-quality applications full of substance and relevance, while my creativity will help you acraft an intriguing and interesting style that fits the reading palate of the end consumer—the admissions committee reader. As an engineer, I have traveled all over the world to help create supply chains. These experiences have equipped me with an unmatched global perspective and worldly knowledge that positions me to enhance my clients’ applications. As a former co-founder of a consulting start-up that optimized operations of small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies, I constantly gather ephemeral and enduring insights on the economic, geopolitical, and market conditions that elicit clients to articulate what really drives them to earn their MBA. Moreover, my participation in university career fairs means I can coach my clients on how to network with others during their application journey and build an authentic interview persona.

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Trustworthy and Knowledgeable, Harshad is an Incredible Mentor and Friend

Working with Harshad has been the best decision I took during this admissions cycle

Harshad: Detail Oriented, Supportive, and Visionary

Harshad Mali helped me create the best version of my story

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