Who We Are: The Full-Time mbaMission Team


Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck

Senior Consultant

MBA from: Columbia Business School

Working style: Energetic, supportive, positive, firm when necessary

What I love about my job: That every day, every client, and every conversation is different. I love meeting people from all over the world and helping them shape their stories. I really enjoy working with nontraditional clients who just need some encouragement to believe in themselves and their stories.

Having helped hundreds of domestic and international clients from various industries and backgrounds pursue their business school aspirations, Rachel Beck is a seasoned veteran of MBA admissions consulting. She possesses both a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s School of Journalism and an MBA from Columbia Business School (CBS), where she received the prestigious Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics Business Journalism. While at CBS, Rachel was a teaching assistant, an officer in the retail club, a resume reviewer for the MBA program’s Career Management Center, and a volunteer for iPrep, a program that helps the disadvantaged learn and improve their interview skills. After graduating from CBS, she served as an alumni admissions interviewer for eight years.

Rachel is a former national business columnist and features writer for The Associated Press, where she produced an award-winning syndicated column that reached thousands of news organizations globally and covered such topics as the financial crisis and Great Recession, consumer trends, accounting issues in corporate America, and executive pay. She has interviewed dozens of Fortune 500 CEOs and been featured in numerous radio and TV spots on major news events. In addition to serving clients as an mbaMission Senior Consultant, Rachel is a frequent presenter for the firm’s online webinars on industry insights.

I found my experience with mbaMission to be incredibly rewarding and it absolutely helped me to be admitted to my top choice business school. Rachel was instrumental in my successful application to business school. I felt like she was my partner in the entire application process and would recommend her to anyone seeking admission to a top tier business school.

Harvard Business School Admit

I decided to work with mbaMission at the recommendation of a friend and couldn’t have been more pleased with the result. Rachel was an incredible asset throughout. I can say with near certainty that I would not have been accepted a top 5 school without her help! Work with her. You won’t regret it.

Columbia Business School Admit

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