Best Business School Admission Consultants

stephanie horn mba exchange9. Stephanie Horn: An MBA graduate with honors from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Horn landed a job with McKinsey & Co. after getting her degree. At Kellogg, she  was engaged as an admissions interviewer. Prior to joining The MBA Exchange six years ago, she served in senior marketing roles for leading companies in the travel, healthcare, environmental services and retail food industries.

Review Excerpt: “I worked with Stephanie to make sure I was thinking through my school selection and application stories in the right way. She was immensely helpful in making sure I brought through the best examples in my essays and applications, and her help to kick-start my interview prep was invaluable. I ended up admitted to Kellogg, Booth, and Darden, and waitlisted at Ross and Sloan. Kellogg and Booth were my two choices, so we focused on those mostly, and I am very glad I solicited her help.”

Tyler Cormney of MBA Prep School

10. Tyler Cormney: Based in the Los Angeles area, Cormney got his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1998 and immediately joined PeopleSoft as a manager before becoming a tech and media consultant with Craft Consulting. He has been doing MBA admissions consulting work since 2006.

Review Excerpt: “I saw Tyler as a coach and less as a consultant, and our interaction also reflected that. I was unsure on grad school and MBA, until a bunch of my Stanford Alumnus friends (GSB mostly) convinced me that Stanford is the right next step for me, a few visits to the school and dropping in on few classes had me convinced. This was late November with a deadline in January. With 6 weeks to go, I got Tyler’s reference from one of the Stanford Alumnus who had played a big role in making the decision in the first place. Coming back to Tyler, he is the best coach one could ask for when applying to the best and the most selective business school – Stanford GSB. He doesn’t try to “game” the system. He acts as a coach, he spent 4-5 hours going through my life-story, giving me hours of homework to reflect and categorize my life experience and we did this until we found a very compelling, true and unique life story.”

Alex Leventhal of Prep MBA

10. Alex Leventhal: An HBS grad and philosophy major undergrad, Los Angeles-based Leventhal worked in pharma/healthcare consumer products prior to my MBA, and then post MBA worked in life sciences tech and management consulting. He’s worked for global firms such as Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Eli Lilly, and Siebel Systems.

Review Excerpt: “Alex challenged my thought process and never settled for a product that didn’t completely exhaust all opportunities to make me stand out as a candidate. He helped me completely re-work my resume and write thoughtful essays. He praised my work when appropriate that gave me confidence, but mostly provided constructive feedback that I would have never thought of if I had gone about the process alone. I called Alex on many occasions to discuss changes to my essays (big or small), and felt that I had him as a constant support system. All in all, I got into 3 of the 5 schools I applied to: Kellogg, Tuck and Fuqua (+$100K scholarship), and I know that Alex’s guidance was an integral part of my success.”

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John A. Byrne

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.