MBA Admissions Counseling: What You Pay and What You Get

Those who are new to the MBA admissions process often wonder whether they should engage the services of a professional consultant, and if so, to what extent. I believe a consultant can always help, whether you are a first-time or a repeat business school applicant, whether you are in the dark or more knowledgeable about the admissions process.

Working with a respected consulting team gives you the ability to leverage the database of knowledge of a collected group of experts who together have experience with thousands of clients in programs across the globe. As I pointed out recently in my US News blog post on the pluses and minuses of hiring an MBA admissions consultant, input from one friend who applied, or even someone who attended the school, provides only a limited snapshot.

For anyone interested in a closer look at the costs and variety of services provided by the leading MBA consulting firms, I recommend John Byrne‘s story on what admissions consultants charge, published by Poets & Quants yesterday. In addition to merely listing prices side by side, the article does a good job of explaining the whys as well.

While essay editing is a popular service we offer, the process is really much more involved than just working within a certain word count. My consultants coach clients in their up-front strategy, help them develop compelling stories that play out across the application, prep for interviews, review and retool resumes, and much more.

We have high standards, for ourselves and for you. We know what it takes to be successful and we’re excited to help you reach your goals. If you think you might be interested in working with an admissions consultant, I invite you to contact Stacy Blackman Consulting for a free consultation about your candidacy today.

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