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mbaMission.com Overview

About MBAMission.com

mbaMission is a full-service consultant service with full-time consultants who have passed a rigorous training program. They also note a limit on how many applicants they will take on at any given time, citing a desire to avoid under-serving any client they work with. They also allow customers to choose which consultant they’ll be working with throughout the consulting process, rather than simply matching applicants to whoever is open.


mbaMission’s main offering is the Complete “Start-to-Finish” Package, which takes place in nine stages. This starts with an assessment of the candidate as an applicant, moves through the application process, and deals with letters of acceptance, creating a career action plan, and financing the degree.

They also offer A la Carte Hourly Services which can be used on any service from the list provided. They promise to have the work completed within two business days, and expedited work is available at an additional charge.

Somewhat rarely, mbaMission also offers a Pre-Application Strategy, which is designed to help people find ways of differentiating themselves in their personal, professional, and community achievements.

MBAMission.com Cost and Contact Info

The Complete “Start-to-Finish” Package starts at $4,900 for one school, with the option of purchasing up to seven schools at once. Clients can add more schools later on–up to three, at a cost of $1,500 each. Hourly services are available for $750 (for two hours), while the Pre-Application Strategy is listed at $1,500.

MBAMission can be contacted by email at info@mbamission.com, by telephone at (646) 485-8844, or by a Skype Call to mbaMission. They do not have a contact form on their website, but they do have a free consultation form.

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83 Ratings
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4 Stars 23
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83 reviews for mbaMission.com Overview

  1. 4 out of 5

    Esther Ajari:

    They have a lot of things going for them. But the best ones are attention to details, and an overwhelming commitment to customising your learning experience to suit your specific needs.

    • 5 out of 5

      Shivam Gupta:

      Great team here. There was no stone unturned in my preparation for business school applications. My consultant kept me on time and made the process much less stressful while I juggled work and other commitments. Finally, he was always willing to interview me and offer honest, constructive feedback.

      • 4 out of 5

        Sara Gichevska:

        I loved mbaMission’s hourly service. The consultant really knew what she was doing, and was mostly unbiased. There was definitely quality there!

        • 4 out of 5

          Levi Bowen:

          I purchased services using the A la Carte Hourly Services option. I found the assistance to be very high quality, especially the resume and essay review. Both conducted review at a high/summary level, as well as at a very detailed level. I felt challenged to be better by the consultants, and believe the quality of my application drastically improved as a result of leveraging their services.

          • 5 out of 5

            Frederick Frank:

            Worked with Jeremy at mbaMission. He was an absolute pleasure to work with striking the right balance of optimism and realism in my application progress as well as being very hands-on during the essay writing process. Could not recommend more highly. I really loved the initial consult as well. Other firms were overly conscious of GPA / GMAT when hearing initial target school lists and were very dismissive. mbaMission were much more open, considerate and welcoming. I loved their guides and additional content available on their websites as well.

            • 4 out of 5


              My experience with MBA Mission was good, the school guides released by MBA Mission were very useful.

              • 3 out of 5


                Used the a la carte services to review my essay. I didn’t find it to be that helpful.

                • 5 out of 5

                  Amit Patankar:

                  An excellent, professional, and effective service! I cannot highly recommend them enough. Their counselors go from being your mentors to your friends and really take the time to get to know you!

                  • 5 out of 5

                    Maria Paula:

                    MBAmission.com provided me with very useful information that I used to determine to which schools to apply.

                    • 5 out of 5

                      Jialun Wang:

                      Overall good consultants that will help you prepare for the interview.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU Stern, 2024
                      • MBA application & school advice: Stern offers the best part-time MBA program on the East Coast. Should definitely consider if you could balance work & study for a few years.
                    • 5 out of 5


                      Great consultants to work with. They go above and beyond to get to know your own unique story and help to tailor your applications to the unique strengths you bring to the table

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: Ross is a great place to be if you want action based learning in a community that truly values the 2 years of being in community together. Students here invest a lot in their network and relationships, and also are all on their own career path. Its really interesting to have classes with dual degrees with various interests.
                    • 5 out of 5


                      Overall good consultants- would recommend

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business, 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: Ross. Good culture
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Stephanie Wenclawski:

                      I was very happy with the consulting services I received from MBAmission! I felt like my consultant kept pace with me and worked to the timelines I set out. Would recommend!

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Haas 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: If your GMAT score isn't improving, try to take the GRE!
                    • 4 out of 5

                      Levi Bowen:

                      Overall, I was very pleased with my experience using mbaMission. The free resources that mbaMission provides, such as the school guides, essay and resume overviews, and interview guidebooks are fantastic. The resume and essay review I received was very detailed and I felt challenged to be better throughout the entire process. In the end, I presented myself as a much better candidate as a result of mbaMission.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Cornell Johnson School of Management
                      • MBA application & school advice: Make every school's application unique to that school. Take what the schools give you in terms of guidance and the explanations of what they're looking for in a candidate. For essays, make sure you focus on the stories that demonstrate exactly what each school is looking for - using the same essay for all schools will not work, especially for those requiring multiple essays. If you are going to get help with an essay, always write your drafts longer than the word limit - the experts will be able to tell you what to cut out and what to emphasize.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Remy Corvese:

                      They were very thorough and helpful throughout the process.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: WEMBA 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: Make sure to address what sets you apart. Do not get discouraged if much of the class material is content that you’re completely unfamiliar with. The professors do a great job of leveling the playing field, even for subjects that others have experience with.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Rohan Sharma:

                      mbaMission does a great job laying out a timeline of the entire admissions process and my advisor was incredibly hands-on in helping me craft my story and my “why”. Throughout the entire process I felt confident in my application and felt that my advisor greatly improved my candidacy. Even on tight deadlines my advisor was able to help me immensely and helped me land my top school!

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU Stern - Tech MBA, 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: Break down your "why" into actionable insights and stories that align with your other essays and recommendations. Think of your application as one complete document, not separate essays, transcripts, and recommendations.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Kevin Fidler:

                      Throughout my application process, Jen from the mbaMission team was a fantastic resource and supporter that was key to my acceptance into several programs. She is thorough and detailed in her responses and helped me to craft my personal story that reflected in my essays and interviews. She spent the time to understand my ambitions and goals and tailored her guidance and corrections to meet my requirements. I have no doubt that she was a major factor in my application successes. I would absolutely recommend her, and mbaMission, to an MBA applicant targeting top programs.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Tuck 2023
                      • MBA application & school advice: Focus on the GMAT, plan for multiple attempts, then focus on the applications. Tailor each application to the school that you are applying to and ensure your recommenders do the same with their letters. Attend as many in-person or virtual events as you can to not only gain a better understanding of the school and its community but to also gain name recognition. Reach out to current students and clubs.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Ariel Greenhouse:

                      I worked with Kate from MBA Mission and purchased the start to finish package. Within a condensed timeline, she helped shaped all components of my application. Her help was invaluable to the MBA process! Through our work, I was accepted to 2 of my top programs.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Booth Class of 2023
                      • MBA application & school advice: Even if you think the school is a stretch, go ahead and apply! I am going to a school that I didn't believe I had a chance getting into.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Michael James Witous:

                      Katy Lewis from mbaMission helped set me up for success in this process!

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia 2023
                      • MBA application & school advice: Think about it in two stages: 1) get your test score, 2) crush your app. You need to put tens of hours into your essays and application and you do not want to have your test looming while working on filling out the actual applications.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Michael Witous:

                      MBA Mission really helped me pull out my personal story. Sometimes it is hard to get out of your own way, and the MBA Mission team really helped me thread the compelling aspects of my life experience.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School 2023
                      • MBA application & school advice: Talk to students, alumni, and faculty at the programs that peek your interest to get a feel for the culture.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      John S.:

                      Very helpful in framing my unique background into a resume and essay that could be digested by the admissions team. Always professional and responsive.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: Do not jump right into writing the essay from scratch. Think about your career, experiences, what makes you tick, and why you want an MBA from that specific school. Tell your story.
                    • 4 out of 5

                      Matthew Fiedelholtz:

                      Really helpful in nailing down my story and “why business school” questions

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton, 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: 1) Create a personal story that is both relevant and unique. Successful storytelling around your unique value-add is critical. 2) Talk to as many current students as possible to really "tap in" to each schools' unique DNA
                    • 4 out of 5


                      For MBAMission I found the sample essays and information on how to craft the narrative super helpful. They showed how to weave the core values of each program/school and apply them to your goal for grad school. It was one of the more helpful 3rd party components I used on my journey – the other being GMAT/GRE prep from Manhattan Prep.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Michigan Ross 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: The best advice I can give would be to network hardcore at the school/program you are most passionate about. If 1-2 people in AdCom know your name/face from repeat interactions, and several current student ambassadors do as well, it helps you stick out from the pack.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Mollie Harary:

                      I used MBA mission to help me edit and revise my essays. I found their feedback to be extremely helpful, and well worth the price. When I submitted my application, I was confident that my essays would help contribute to the strength of my application thanks to their services.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross School of Business, 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: Make sure to speak to admissions, current students, and alumni from every school that you are interested in. You can find out more about the curriculum, extracurriculars, and application by speaking to many individuals from the programs you are interested in.
                    • 4 out of 5

                      Akshay Goel:

                      Helpful as needed!

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: Starting early with your essay really helps!
                    • 5 out of 5


                      MBAmission really helped me structure my timeline, strategy and thoughts about the application process! They provided expert knowledge with compassion and I really enjoyed each of our sessions.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: Think about what you want to get out of your MBA and then look at schools that offer those resources/networks
                    • 4 out of 5

                      Ibrahim Hakima:

                      There are two important things that I would like to mention:

                      1) Their international program guide and tips
                      2) Their client base

                      It is important to stay competitive in today’s world. Studying abroad was my most preferable choice. They were quite knowledge in the information they provided me.

                      I fit the basics of their client base. I don’t know a lot about business and feel the need to learn it.

                      I recommend this service if you want quality advice.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: KAIST 2024
                      • MBA application & school advice: It is very important to do all of the necessary research and preparation work before attending a program of this level. I recommend fully preparing for the interview/application process at least a year before you will actually submit your application. It is also important to prepare for the coursework. Look ahead at the curriculum options and begin preparing for those classes.
                    • 5 out of 5


                      Melissa Merchant from MBA Mission was extremely helpful in my MBA application and waitlist process. Melissa was instrumental is helping me find the right language to articulate my career goals and non-traditional work experience through an MBA lens, and she is a pleasure to work with!

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Berkeley Haas, 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: I purchased 5 hours "a-la-carte" and used it over a span of about 8 months to ask questions about how to phrase things or get advice on how to best use every section of the application or how best to navigate the waitlist. I highly recommend using MBA Mission, but I would suggest buying more than 5 hours. Looking back on it now, I wish I had paid for the Start-to-Finish Package, so that I would have been forced to invest more time in reflection and truly developing my narrative and discussing post-MBA goals.
                    • 4 out of 5

                      Kayla Phillips:

                      MBAMission’s free resources are great, and I highly recommend taking advantage of those! Their consultants are good and experienced, but I found that they took advantage of hourly packages and charged unnecessary time.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: It Can Be Challenging To Articulate Who You Are And What Your Goals Are. Start Your Application Process As Early As Possible So You Can Revise Your Strategic Positioning Until You Feel That You’ve Nailed It. Each School Has Its Own Distinct Culture And Community. Make Sure You Truly Fit In With The People At The School Before Applying - Don't Let School Rankings Influence Your Decision Too Much.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Alex LaValle:

                      I was blown away by the professionalism of mbaMission, particularly my consultant Helen Summers. Helen was the perfect combination of supportive and tough. She never made me feel discouraged from sharing my ideas but also ensured I didn’t waste time trying to salvage essays that weren’t going in the right direction. She also served as a pseudo-therapist (half kidding!), bringing a calmness to the process that helped me stay grounded and focused. Applying for business school is an incredibly stressful process so finding the right consultant is so important – I’m really glad I found that in Helen.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: It absolutely helps to have a consultant through the process. Crafting your story is incredibly important, and although Wharton's essays aren't as open-ended as GSB and HBS, for example, you want to create a cohesive and compelling narrative with very limited space. In terms of the TBD interview, it was more an exercise of understanding your leadership, problem solving, and collaboration. I prepped a lot for the TBD but in the end it came down to ensuring the group was working together rather than making sure my ideas were the ones that were used.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Jake Prince:

                      mbaMission provides a lot of great resources at 0 to little cost for self-drive applicants. I found the essay guides and program insider guides really helpful. I was able to learn things that did not surface during informational interviews with staff, students, and alumni that helped differentiate my application

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: Start early! Create an advisory board (1-2 people per school) who you can actively seek advice from and get feedback on your application for each program
                    • 1 out of 5

                      Anderson UCLA MBA:

                      I worked with their “best” consultant – Katherine Lewis after paying 5k for the “full package”. For that price I got something along the lines of English grammar correction with mistakes (that probably my roommate could have done even better) and a couple of agreements to the ideas I came up with.
                      During the initial brainstorming call, she was basically washing dishes (I heard it in the background). Despite the guarantee to get back in 2 days, she was constantly late with returning the feedback and then even when she did, I’d get it with mistakes.
                      I was shocked at the quality of “consultants”, but when I complained to their owner he basically insisted that “she is the best they have” and that “she had some personal issues”, which I guess should have been an excuse for a terribly poor service after I paid 5k?
                      Overall, completely not worth it, it’s just a way to suck out money out of people. There’s no accountability at all and I also did not get into my #1 school that she was meant to help me prepare my application for. Instead, I got into 2 others that I had prepared my application for myself… so that’s saying something.
                      If anyone wants consultation – both cheaper and better quality – contact me or any other current MBA student and you’ll get the same value (of not better) probably for $100.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Anderson UCLA 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: Contact a current or recent MBA graduate - you'll get more out of it and for free than paying any consultant.
                    • 5 out of 5


                      I had a terrific experience working with Debbie and Jessica. Hire them if you can. They are thoughtful, smart and caring.

                      It’s expensive, but it’s an investment. If you come from an overrepresented demographic they can help you stand out. Trust me, it is worth it. Wouldn’t have gotten into Stanford without them.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford GSB 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: 1. Write your essays such that when you hit print, you run to the printer. Your essays should be that personal 2. Be realistic about your goals - AdComs know what's real and what's not 3. Help your recommenders. Remind them of what you've accomplished. Don't write the recommendation for them - it's wrong, but more importantly it is obvious when you do it!
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Geet Bhatt:

                      Great ROI

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2020
                      • MBA application & school advice: Start early and be authentic
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Brin Ren:

                      I worked with Heidi on an hourly basis and she was very helpful in refining my essays and creating a well rounded application. She was quick to respond and thorough and thoughtful in her responses. I highly recommend her

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Virginia Darden School of Business 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: I suggest starting early. Narrow your schools down to top 3 or 4. Know what the most important points you need to get across to admissions and have an outside person read your essays to see if they catch those points. A consultant isn’t necessary but it is a confidence boost and brings your writing to the next level.
                    • 5 out of 5


                      I had a fantastic experience with Liza. I didn’t buy a full package, instead, I worked with her on an hourly basis for about 5 hours. She really pushed me to perfect my essay and make sure it communicated my message the most effective way.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: GSB 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: Location and culture matter the most in my opinion - so try to find a place that makes you feel home!
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Isabel Oliveres:

                      The mbaMission interview guides were an invaluable resource for me during the application process. They were thorough enough to help me feel grounded without being overwhelming. I used the question sets to practice with others and on my own, which helped me prepare fully for my interviews.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: HBS 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: Speak with as many students and alums as you can. Spend a lot of time reflecting before you start writing to really get to the core of your "why": why business school? why this program? why now?
                    • 5 out of 5


                      I took advantage of the free 30-minute review of my applications with Harshad. He was exceptionally friendly and helpful for such a short window of interaction. I found it reassuring to hear some of my hopes and concerns validated by someone with more experience in the admissions process, and I think this was the most valuable thing I took away from our call. Harshad made sure to listen to my specific factors in my decision-making process and also questioned some assumptions, such as applying this year vs. waiting for another year and improving my application. I’d recommend this to anyone who’s in the process – there’s nothing to lose!

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Cornell Tech 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: Speak to as many current students and recent grads as possible to really get a feel for intangibles in each program. Do your research before applying, and give yourself enough time to apply - it goes quickly!
                    • 5 out of 5


                      I worked with Melissa Blakeslee. Melissa’s guidance and support throughout the admissions process greatly surpassed my expectations! During our initial call, I could feel her genuine interest in my background and experiences, as if I were talking to a close friend. Ultimately, with Melissa’s high-level assistance, I gained acceptance to my top two programs.

                      Melissa was instrumental in helping me craft my story and insured that everything always aligned with “who I am” as a person. We were able to pinpoint the weaker qualities of my application and enhance the subtle strengths, of which I would have overlooked without Melissa’s help. I was able to truly use her as a sanity check throughout the entire process, no question too small or basic. From helping with career guidance to reviewing my 9th draft of an essay, she was always there to assist.
                      After receiving admit calls, Melissa was one of the first people I told because I truly felt like we were a team and I knew I could not have done it without her help. I highly recommend working with Melissa to anyone applying and looking for teammate throughout the entire application process.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Duke Fuqua, 2022
                      • MBA application & school advice: Do as much research as possible upfront and try not to pay as much attention to overall rankings.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Jose Barreto:

                      I worked with Jen Kedrowski on my essay review and interview prep. I highly recommend the MBAmission program because it helped me fine tune my story. Jen was amazing at questioning some of the assumptions I had made and taken for granted. She helped me expand my reasoning and improved my final product.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: HBS 2020
                      • MBA application & school advice: Answer the following questions 1) Why an MBA? 2) Why an MBA in a specific school? 3) What can I bring to the School, and what can that School teach me that is unique 4) What are my short term goals 5) what are my long term goals.
                    • 4 out of 5

                      Dao Le:

                      I worked with Krista, who was very helpful in structuring my story and helping me on the essay in such a short amount of time (~2 months). Apparently she is also a very popular consultant, having helped many of my friends get into top business schools.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Yale School of Management, 2020
                      • MBA application & school advice: Highly recommend applicants to look for the fit, rather than just rankings/prestige. Go visit the school and talk to students/alumni, who can provide you with valuable insights that are usually not available on the internet
                    • 5 out of 5


                      Worked with Jeremy the founder of this company. Yes, working with the founder came with an even more expensive price tag but I have no regret making that decision to work with him and can confidently recommend other MBA applicants experience his profound insights into the MBA universe and almost magical consulting and writing skills that will bring the best version of you that you may not have realized.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Class of 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: Lay out your own objectives of pursuing MBA with clear game plans.
                    • 5 out of 5

                      Randall Goldfarb:

                      I worked with John through MBAmission and he was a godsend. Truly helped me work through my entire story, clean up my entire application, and suss out WHY I wanted to get an MBA. I literally could not have gotten through the process without him and likely would not have had success. This is honestly a multi-year process, but the hard work will pay off. John was a gift and while the cost is expensive, this kind of investment will hopefully pay off in dividends. As America becomes more competitive, having an advanced degree from a top school can be the difference maker. Highly recommend MBAmission

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: START EARLY
                    • 4 out of 5


                      Liza was a great consultant. She really invested in my story and cared about it. However, I felt that the turnaround time for some of the work she gave back was kind of minimal. There’s time trackers and sometimes it showed she only spent 10 minutes on it. If that’s the case…then just turn around in a day.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Kellogg School of Management Class of 2021
                      • MBA application & school advice: Do a lot of research and meet different consultants to see who is your style.
                    • 4 out of 5


                      I worked with Helen from MBAMission on my schools’ applications and she helped me to write a compelling story that stood out from other applicants. With her attention to detail and depth of knowledge, I was able to get accepted into business school. I recommend MBAMission to anyone applying to business school.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: McDonough School of Business (Georgetown) / 2020
                      • MBA application & school advice: When writing school essays make sure that the story is strong and that you clearly state why you are applying to the program and what you will contribute and get out of the program.
                    • 4 out of 5


                      Good information and free resources.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Georgetown MSB
                      • MBA application & school advice: Apply to all desired schools in the same round so you have proper time to make a decision.
                    • 5 out of 5


                      I got my application essay reviewed through this site. The comments are very detailed and customized to school. As international student, this service really helps me shape a authentic essay in application.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Georgetown 2019
                      • MBA application & school advice: Gmat score is the first thing admin look at. try to get a higher score. Without it, too schools may not even look at your profile
                    • 5 out of 5


                      Didn’t get that much help with test prep, effectively did it all on my own. I think all of the value for me was in help on the essays – both as a forcing function to churn out drafts and in terms of reviewing and commenting on the content. Really enjoyed the service, and think it was worth the investment on my end.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: GSB/2019
                      • MBA application & school advice: Start early!
                    • 5 out of 5


                      I had an excellent experience using MBA Mission with Monica. She provided structured support on all aspects of the application, but was especially astute about crafting my overall story and making sure it resonated throughout all of my essays and full application. She was also incredibly supportive, which is what I needed through what can be a very stressful process.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Yale School of Management '19
                      • MBA application & school advice: Get as many people (whom you trust and know you well) to review your essays as possible to ensure the voice and story are authentic to who you are, but take all advice with a grain of salt - there's a very specific strategy and approach to MBA admissions essays. Give particular weight to friends or contacts who were successfully admitted to top MBA programs, people formally involved in the admissions process in any capacity, etc.
                    • 5 out of 5


                      I signed up for 3 hours with Melissa Merchant to help me work through 4 different waitlists I was on. Heading into this point, about mid April of this year, I felt like I had made some errors in crafting the narrative I delivered to admissions, which meant I was only admitted to 2 schools at the bottom of my list. Melissa helped me carefully and thoughtfully take the right steps for each school I was waitlisted at – and, it paid off! I got into 2 schools off the waitlist and promptly withdrew from a third one.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Michigan Ross 2020
                      • MBA application & school advice: One thing that I think put me over the hump was having conversations with a lot of current students at the schools I applied to. This might take some extra leg work, but it will help you write customized essays for each school and will reflect well on you as adcoms review your application!
                    • 5 out of 5


                      mbamission.com provides the best resources to gain an “insider” view of each individual school. This is very useful in helping candidates choose schools and get admitted to schools that put a lot of emphasis on “fit”.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School / 2020
                      • MBA application & school advice: Start early, look into what makes each school special (mbamission.com has the best school guides that give you comprehensive view of each school).
                    • 5 out of 5


                      Krista Nannery is a great admissions consultant and truly provided me the support to get into my dream school! I don’t think I could have put together such a high quality application or would have handled it the way I did without her. I can’t recommend her enough.

                      First, Krista is extremely competent. She’s thorough in her comments on my material, and always gives me such high quality feedback; I’m also so amazed how she always manages to do it within mbamission’s two day turnover timeline (sometimes earlier). She also writes extremely well – she has an amazing way of cutting down your words without letting go of any substantive content (and in fact making your material tighter and cleaer), and has this way of bringing out your personality in your writing. Importantly, Krista is creative – I love how she can magically transform my boring essay outlines into such colourful stories to capture the AdCom’s attention.

                      Second, Krista is experienced with the MBA Admissions process, and could provide me with such great, wise advice (not to mention emotional support) to handle situations I encountered in the admissions process. She gave me great feedback for my interviews (e.g. how to structure my answers, the tone to maintain in my interviews, the length of my answers etc.) – I definitely wouldn’t have performed as well on my interviews without her feedback. I also encountered distressing situations during the process, including when my interviewer didn’t respond to me and took a while to submit his feedback, but Krista provided me wise advice on how to coolly handle this situation, and even emotional support.

                      Third, Krista is just such a wonderful person to work with, and truly made this painful MBA admissions process more pleasant for me. She’s funny, personable and passionate about her job, and I felt that she genuinely cared about her clients. I found it easy to talk to her on a whole range of issues I was concerned about over the phone, and she would always patiently address them. She was also enjoyable to speak to because of her bubbly personality, and would have interesting stories to share about her own MBA experience and previous jobs.

                      If you’re thinking of engaging an admissions consultant, I would confidently endorse and recommend Krista. I genuinely think she has all the skills and qualities that make a great admissions consultant, plus also great experience to help you navigate the admissions process.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School / 2020
                      • MBA application & school advice: If you're applying for CBS Early Decision, do so as early as possible so you don't need to worry as much about applications for back up schools. Make sure you do thorough research about the schools you're applying to and network with current students so you can clearly articulate why you're a good fit for the school.
                    • 4 out of 5


                      Katherine Lewis was an invaluable resource to my MBA application and I would not hesitate to recommend her. Biggest value I found was around brainstorming and developing a strategy for each school and well as interview prep.

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford GSB - 2018
                      • MBA application & school advice: go for it. there is nothing more worthwhile :)
                    • 5 out of 5


                      MBA Mission Consultant Was Very Helpful Throughout The Entire Process From Creating Strategies To Meet Application Deadlines, Brainstorming Ideas And Helping Think Through Past Achievement/Future Goals. They Are Very Interested In Your Applications And Active Throughout The Entire Process. If You Receive An Interview Invite, They Will Help You Prepare By Doing A Mock Interview. THEY ARE VERY RESPONSIVE AND EASY TO WORK WITH. It Was A Pleasure To Work With MBA Mission And I Highly Recommend Them To Anybody Going Through The Business School Process. They Help Manage The Stress Of The Process Since They Have So Much Experience And Insight Into The Business School Process

                      • MBA Program & Grad Year: GISMA/2018
                      • MBA application & school advice: MBA Mission Consultant Was Very Helpful Throughout The Entire Process From Creating Strategies To Meet Application Deadlines, Brainstorming Ideas And Helping Think Through Past Achievement/Future Goals. They Are Very Interested In Your Applications And Active Throughout The Entire Process. If You Receive An Interview Invite, They Will Help You Prepare By Doing A Mock Interview. THEY ARE VERY RESPONSIVE AND EASY TO WORK WITH. It Was A Pleasure To Work With MBA Mission And I Highly Recommend Them To Anybody Going Through The Business School Process. They Help Manage The Stress Of The Process Since They Have So Much Experience And Insight Into The Business School Process
                    • 5 out of 5


                      Dan is an extremely gifted writer; my responses would often be verbose and all over the map, but Dan has the unique ability to cut through the weeds and say “this is what I think you’re trying to say, let’s try to frame it in this way…”. We went through 5-7 drafts on each essay, and each was significantly better than the last thanks to Dan’s feedback and guidance. I am confident I would not have submitted such strong essays without his help.

                      What was even more valuable was that Dan really helped me map out my career path and think through what each job (and responsibilities) meant. This was key both to my essays as well as my own, personal growth. Dan is clearly very familiar with all types of career paths and can offer many details and insights to roles, responsibilities, etc.

                      Going into the process, I thought my resume would need minimal work – boy was I wrong! Dan helped make it MUCH stronger and cleaner. I learned that a business school resume is different than a professional one, but I also took away some tips to use in a professional context as well.

                      Lastly, Dan helped me decide when enough was enough, and to just submit and stop worrying 🙂 I think you can go on forever refining essays, resumes, etc., but at one point that becomes more detrimental than helpful! Dan helped me decide when that point was reached.

                      With Dan’s help, I was able to get into my top choice school!!

                      I felt Dan was very respectful of our time together and I would not hesitate to recommend him, or mbaMission, to a friend. Well worth the investment!

                      A side note about mbaMission:
                      I originally spoke with Katy from mbaMission during my 30 min consultation. When it turned out she was booked for hourly work, she was quick to recommend Dan based on my background and choice of schools. I get the sense that mbaMission has a lot more camaraderie than some of their peers — which I think is great! I had several 30 min consultations and was most impressed by mbaMission’s professionalism, breadth of knowledge, and superior recommendations. I would certainly use them again.

                      • 5 out of 5


                        My MBAMission Consultant, Melissa, was an invaluable resource during the admissions process. I went with the 3-school comprehensive package and she guided me through the process starting with brainstorming through my essays and ending with advice on making my final decision. I found the prep materials they provided (brainstorming document, school selection tool, Letter of Rec Prep form, school info packets, and more) particularly useful as they gave me the flexibility to approach the process at my own pace. that being said, I started my applications late and melissa was very flexible and available when I needed her the most. I would recommend MBAmission to anyone looking for an admissions consultant.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Berkeley Haas / 2018
                        • MBA application & school advice: It's tempting to spend all your time studying for the gmat or writing your essays, but your letter of rec, resume, and interviews should all be tied together to tell one cohesive story. make sure you take the time to prep your letter writers, practice your interviews, and tailor your resume so each piece of your application highlights different strengths or reinforces the key points you want the admissions team to take away. the officers read thousands of applications and you make their lives easier when you paint one vivid, cohesive picture they can pull from to go to bat for you. good luck!
                      • 4 out of 5


                        I only used them for hourly essay services, but the feedback was useful and ultimately worth the money. they helped me assess me initial drafts and refine where i was being very wordy and what parts of my story weren’t clear.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross 2019
                      • 4 out of 5


                        I enjoyed working with my given consultant and felt that I could speak candidly with him. I did an hourly program and ended up buying more hours than i initially budgeted for, but i felt that I applied to my schools with greater confidence than i would have otherwise. I primarily worked with my consultant on my essays and he was great in providing constructive feedback.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: TBD
                        • MBA application & school advice: Take a course before enrolling in school to get yourself back in the flow of studying and managing your time wisely
                      • 5 out of 5


                        I COULD NOT HAVE HAD A BETTER EXPERIENCE WITH MBA MISSION. THE PROCESS WAS SEAMLESS, and the consultant kept me on track. i was able to finish multiple applications ahead of schedule and really put my best application forward. i highly recommend the service.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: columbia university / 2019
                      • 3 out of 5


                        I did a trial consultation that was provided to me through Kaplan GMAT prep. My advisor for this single session was Jeremy. Jeremy gave me concrete advice for my application to help me think about how to best present myself. He was very honest and matter of fact and I took his advice into consideration in preparing my final application package. In the end, I did not feel compelled to purchase a full admissions consultation package, but his advice in this single session was helpful.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: columbia / 2019
                      • 5 out of 5


                        I applied for the part-time MBA program at NYU stern and katharine L. was my admission consultant that i selected to help me make the most out of my application. I subscribed by the hour instead of traditional packages offered as I was more than half-way through my application as is. she had me write up a brainstorming document and was able to pinpoint the parts of my life that i should include in my mba application. we worked together over the course of a few weeks in order to perfect the application. i was accepted into the program and i am certain i could not have done it without her and mbamission

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: New York university 2020
                        • MBA application & school advice: Take the time to brainstorm and pick the parts of your life that makes you a unique candidate.
                      • 5 out of 5


                        MBA mission consultant was very helpful throughout the entire process from creating strategies to meet application deadlines, brainstorming ideas and helping think through past achievement/future goals. they are very interested in your applications and active throughout the entire process. if you receive an interview invite, they will help you prepare by doing a mock interview. THEY ARE VERY RESPONSIVE AND EASY TO WORK WITH. it was a pleasure to work with mBA mission and i highly recommend them to anybody going through the business school process. they help manage the stress of the process since they have so much experience and insight into the business school process

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia / 2019
                        • MBA application & school advice: Plan ahead and make sure you give yourself enough time to submit your applications. start early and submit applications as early as possible (Round 1 or earlier if the process is on a rolling basis)
                      • 5 out of 5


                        I Loved working with my consultant and really felt that I could open up to her. I did an hourly program and ended up buying more hours than i initially budgeted but definitely felt that I applied to my schools with far more confidence than i would have otherwise. I primarily worked with my consultant on my essays and she was great in providing realistic, constructive feedback. I think it’s important to spend upfront time brainstrorming / storyboarding with your consultant so that they can provide the most useful feedback. It’s more upfront time that cuts against budget but is worth it. MBA MISSION WAS ALWAYS VERY HONEST WITH ME ABOUT MY CHANCES BUT ALSO PUSHED ME TO APPLY TO SOME REACH SCHOOLS THAT I’M GLAD I DID. I would spend time finding the consultant that connects with you and can quickly understand your goals and schools.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School /2019
                        • MBA application & school advice: Consultants are great for helping you say what schools want to hear, but your friends know you the best. Run early drafts by the consultant to make sure you're getting the main themes across but then lean on your friends to assist with middle drafts - they turn things around sooner! Then send final copies to your consultant. it saves the consultant from seeing your essays 20 times and helps you maximize the value of your investment.
                      • 5 out of 5

                        Amanda n:

                        Applying for schools this time around was a lot more difficult; when applying for undergrad, a majority of your peer group is going through the same thing so you have that support and i would even go as far as saying that undergrad applications are a lot more formulaic in what they look for. business school programs are different, and it was really hard to gauge what they are looking for in applicants (especially when going at it alone).

                        I applied early decision to columbia and hired a consultant from mbamission to help. getting their point of view and insight in terms of how to build a clear and coherent message was extremely helpful, especially because i am working full time and have a constant myriad of activities and duties outside of work. they were always there when i had questions, and even though i’d say my essays are 100% my message, my consultant really help me narrow it down to the key elements that would help me build “my story” in a concise and clear manner that addresses what columbia wanted to know.

                        i’ve never had strong scores (gpa or gmat), and knew that i had to try even harder to make sure my essays and resume could allay any potential concerns in my academic ability, and i really think my consultant helped me with that.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: columbia business school/2019
                        • MBA application & school advice: make sure to research the consultants and choose wisely, because the mbamission "process" will only take you so far. it's definitely the consultant that provides the potential value
                      • 5 out of 5


                        Admission consulting was great. I had a low GMAT score (ended up submitting GRE scores) but the key to winning the admissions committee was the rest of my package and MBAmission did a great job of helping me find my strengths and shining through the weakness that were in my application.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Emory Goizueta
                        • MBA application & school advice: I would pick 3-4 schools that you really like and apply, the application is a rough process and you want to make sure that the admissions committee knows you really well and sees you as a person and not an application. I think that was key to my admission as well (since I had a low test score)
                      • 5 out of 5

                        Saira Richardson:

                        Received the Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide, a great guide for those who are considering applying, those who are prepping applications, or those who have already applied. MBA Mission gives some general guidelines and good anecdotal advice, and it’s written in such a way that applicants can connect with the writers.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Texas McCombs School of Business/2017
                        • MBA application & school advice: Start early and have multiple people check your essays for grammar and content. Your essays distinguish you and represent the work that the school can expect you to produce, so do yourself proud.
                      • 4 out of 5

                        Jim L.:

                        I received a copy of mbaMission’s ‘Complete Start-to-Finish Admissions Guide’ as part of my GMAT prep coarse and often found myself referencing it during my applications. While I don’t think the book goes super in-depth on any particular topic (a lot of the advice you can find online), it does give a good general overview of the admissions process.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Michigan (Ross)
                        • MBA application & school advice: Apply early, do plenty of research on your schools, go to info sessions, the whole nine yards!
                      • 5 out of 5

                        Briana Ross:

                        Upon completion of my consultation, I was significantly more confident in my abilities. Moreover, they helped me relax and understand what to expect.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of West Florida/2016
                        • MBA application & school advice: it is important to be yourself in your essays and to focus on the details.
                      • 4 out of 5

                        Chad Johnson:

                        This is great resource for applying to B school. They will help track what schools are best fit for you and tell you what that particular school is looking for. Ask your consultant as many questions as possible. The fee won’t go up for this. Pick three to four schools that you want to get into and do your best to complete the essay in a clear way.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: GW School of Business 2019
                        • MBA application & school advice: Spend a lot of time figuring out what school best matches your goals, then relate that in your essay.
                      • 5 out of 5


                        I was recommended by a friend and started with the free 30 minute consult and kept using my counselor, Katy, throughout the process. She was wonderful – she thought critically about my narrative and gave me the advice I needed to hear. She also provided great feedback on my essays.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 17
                        • MBA application & school advice: Start those applications early! It takes a lot of time and reflection to build your story and figure out exactly what you want out of school.
                      • 4 out of 5


                        MBAmission was most helpful as I tried to fill out the short-answer portion of my application. I didn’t realize how much more content I could get into my application by really digging into the short answers and using those to augment and provide details behind experiences I only briefly mentioned in my essays.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: HBS 2017
                        • MBA application & school advice: Write about yourself personally, not just professionally. They want to see that you're more than just a rockstar at your job.
                      • 5 out of 5

                        Chris Hall:

                        My consultant, John Sisk, was crucial in helping me craft my essays. His insight with what the admissions committee would be looking for, and how to convey that information in my essays, was critical to me putting my best application forward. I only purchased 2 hours of the “a la carte” service, but John was able to edit a couple drafts of my two main essays. Also, the free 30 minute consultation was excellent. I received a ton of great information and John did not try to “sell me” on MBAmissions services during our time.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Foster - 2018
                        • MBA application & school advice: First, make sure you have a clear mission and reason for pursuing your MBA. Then make sure to clearly communicate that information THROUGHOUT your application. If you really want to go to a particular school make sure to network with students, faculty and the admissions department of that particular program.
                      • 1 out of 5


                        I was dinged from 3 out of my 3 schools and felt that MbaMission mislead me for much of the relationship. They sung my praises from the initial consultation about H/S/W and so I hired them on that good faith. When I interviewed other consulting firms, I received advice that was more critical and honest. So, in hindsight, I regret I fell for the sales pitch and hired MBA Mission. I was dinged by all three schools in round one. Fortunately, I applied in round two to Booth on my own and was accepted.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Booth
                        • MBA application & school advice: Hire a consulting firm that has former Admissions Officers because my work with MBA Mission was just 1:1 with a regular MBA graduate.
                      • 4 out of 5


                        I first went to their 30 minute free consultation and I really appreciated how Jeremy, the CEO, was honest about potentially not getting into the top schools with my background. He didn’t sugar coat anything. I bought the complete Start to Finish package as I reasoned that it was a small cost to pay to get into your dream school.

                        I had Jon as my consultant. I thought the entire process and approach of MBAMission was extremely helpful. I first brainstormed all my past accomplishments/activities and thought hard about my post-MBA goals. The main value add was when writing the essays. Jon made a lot of helpful suggestions and edits, making things very concise. He always returned essays within 2 days.

                        I also bought Manhattan GMAT online course, which was unbelievably helpful. I thought of all the study guides I had from SAT, SAT2, etc, this was by far the best. It combined the theory with a lot of practice problems. The entire curriculum was structured very well.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Chicago Booth / 2017
                        • MBA application & school advice: If you have trouble with writing essays, I definitely recommend using a consultant. I don't think you need to purchase the entire package as people can brainstorm their stories on their own.
                      • 5 out of 5


                        When applying to Grad school and especially an MBA program, you want to prepare with the best of the best. I found MBA mission was very helpful in getting me to the point where not only I felt comfortable taking the GMAT, but I felt confident. MBA mission had incredible study tips and concepts that I gradually learned as I went. By the time I was done I felt I grew in knowledge and was able to take my GMAT quickly. Not only that, but the team provides to you sincerely helped my writing skills and essays so that they were easily understandable and of the best work. Their advice truly helped me write better.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2013/2017
                        • MBA application & school advice: Look around a lot! Gather information about which schools have the best programs to fit you. It also helps looking at their rankings and what type of help and resources they have for MBA students. Then revisit again just so you are sure.
                      • 5 out of 5

                        Kelsey Wolfe:

                        Helen at MBAMission was extremely helpful in tailoring my application to reflect my personality and my achievements. She pushed me when my stories were lacking the depth needed and let me know when what I was writing wasn’t going to cut it with AdComs at top programs. While she wasn’t able to turn me into anybody that I am not, she was able to help me form a cohesive story around my professional and personal experiences and connect them to my MBA goals.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton / 2018
                        • MBA application & school advice: Visit schools early on and re-visit your top choice schools just before or while you're writing essays. It's very important that you can write a compelling story about why a specific program is the best fit for you and the best way to learn about the program, culture, and people is by visiting. Since you'll be applying to multiple schools, you have to convince multiple people that they are your top choice.
                      • 5 out of 5

                        Phillip Mahyar:

                        The MBA mission consulting was crucial for my successful admission into this extremely competitive program. The writing and editing team took my application very seriously and added a lot of value. I recommend this service to all applicants looking for a stronger application.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Western Ivey Business / 2016
                        • MBA application & school advice: Balance the GMAT and the written application. Do not create a boiler plate essay for all schools. Reach out to alumni, friends, and mbainsight.com for help in writing a winning essay!
                      • 5 out of 5

                        Kaitlyn Klingensmith:

                        The individual school documents prepared by MbaMission I found insightful, detailed, and a huge help when writing my essays. Their services in general are incredibly personalized and they are very professional in all aspects. I would definitely recommend MbaMission.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2018
                        • MBA application & school advice: Do your research and know how to tailor your assets and strengths to what will be most valuable to the school and their fit. Use the detailed school documents to assist your essay writing and make sure to edit over and over!
                      • 4 out of 5

                        Akshay Kargwal:

                        Very comprehensive and detailed guidance! Would definitely recommend to future applicants.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto/2015
                        • MBA application & school advice: Start early, get as many people to reviews your essays as possible, make contact with your target schools admissions team to express your interest in the program and do not use the same essays for different school's, always customize your essays based on the school's expertise and strengths.
                      • 5 out of 5

                        Shreyas Jayanth:

                        I found the detailed school documents prepared by MBA MISSION to be incredibly helpful. Their essay writing and editing services were very personalised and professionally managed. I would definitely recommend applicants to use MBA MISSION.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2017
                        • MBA application & school advice: Start writing the essays as soon as you Complete your Gmat. Show your essays to as many people as possible and get their inputs on your application. Customise your essay to each school you apply to and do not recycle the essays. Good luck!
                      • 5 out of 5


                        Melissa, my consultant at mbaMission, supported me throughout the admission process with essay brainstorming, essay and resume review, interview prep, and more. She was always timely and constructive in her feedback, helping to restructure and providing concrete areas for improvement. Melissa was able to accommodate my schedule even though I started applying late in Round 2 and I would highly recommend her, and mbaMission, to any applicant looking for an admissions consultant.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Haas 2018
                        • MBA application & school advice: Spend time thinking about why you want to get an MBA beyond the general idea that it will open opportunities for you in the future. How has your career led you to the decision to apply? What specifically can school X, Y, or Z offer that will propel you to your next step? What can you offer the school? Every applicant has a different story and knowing why your journey thus far makes you a good fit for your dream school is critical for crafting a solid application. Good luck!
                      • 5 out of 5


                        I found their detailed packets with information on each school to be incredibly helpful during the essay writing process.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: Berkeley-Haas / 2017
                        • MBA application & school advice: Understand your personal story and how it matches a school's strengths, then use that connection as the basis for every part of your application.
                      • 4 out of 5

                        Aaron chiu:

                        the consults work with you throughout the process, knows your specific weakness and strengths and use that to craft your own story so you would stick out among the rest.

                        • MBA Program & Grad Year: raDy school of management ucsd
                        • MBA application & school advice: Bisit the school and talk to the students is the ULTMate deciding factor.
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