The Top MBA Admission Consultants Of 2023

Kellogg MBA Rajdeep Chimni, founder of Admissions Gateway in India, came in second on our list of the world's top MBA coaches

Kellogg MBA Rajdeep Chimni, the founder of Admissions Gateway in India, is this year’s top-ranked MBA admissions consultant for the second consecutive year

Convincing Detail On The Value Consultants Provide

The addition of an actual client satisfaction rating in our ranking also puts the focus more on the quality of a coaching assignment and less on the quantity of them. Publishing what amounts to a net promoter score, something every MBA will ultimately learn in marketing, also allows the spotlight to shine on excellent consultants who prefer to give more hands-on attention to fewer candidates or who make admissions advising more of a part-time endeavor.

The reviews, moreover, often go into the kind of convincing detail that reveals the extent of a consultant’s commitment to client service. Admits to leading business schools generally convey how important it was to get honest, candid feedback on their efforts, to have a supportive coach and guide in their corner at every turn of what is often a grueling journey to a highly selective MBA program where the vast majority of applicants are routinely rejected.

They praise their advisors for gently leading them through an introspective examination of their personal and professional lives and for drawing out of them the most compelling narratives and lessons drawn from them. (You can search our consultants’ directory by the number of reviews a counselor has received from clients. Just go to search parameters in the left rail of the directory and click under candid reviews to “highest number of reviews.” Consultant profiles will pop up in order of the number of assessments from clients each has received).

Not everyone can afford to hire an MBA admissions consultant, of course, and many candidates certainly don’t need one. Despite the high costs, however, few of the clients who have written reviews show any remorse. One after another, their testimonials often support the notion that they would not have gotten into their target schools without the guidance and help of an admissions professional.

THE TOP MBA ADMISSION CONSULTANTS OF 2023

Consultant Firm Client Satisfaction Scores Positive Reviews Cost
1. Emma Bond Fortuna Admissions 10.0 25 $450 Hourly, $10,580 (3-school package)
2. Rajdeep Chimni Admissions Gateway 10.0 23 $9,500 (3-school package
3. Susan Cera Stratus Admission Consulting 10.0 18 $585 hourly/$12,300 (3-school package)
4. Rishabh Gupta GyanOne Universal 10.0 16 $3,000 (3-school package)
5. Betsy Massar Master Admissions 10.0 15 $425 Hourly/$7,500 (3-school package)
5. Jessica Shklar mbaMission 10.0 15 $500 Hourly, $11,000 (3-school package)
7. Emily Sawyer-Kegerreis Military MBA Consulting 10.0 14 $350 Hourly, $6,500 (3-school package)
8. Krista Nannery mbaMission 10.0 13 $500 Hourly, $11,000 (3-school package)
9. Eli David Ivy MBA Consulting 10.0 11 $390 Hourly, $8,950 (3-school package)
10. Heidi Granner mbaMission 10.0 10 $385 hourly, $9,200 (3-school package)
11. Karla Cohen Fortuna Admissions 9.95 20 $450 Hourly, $10,580 (3-school package)
12. Harshad Mali mbaMission 9.94 18 $385 Hourly, $9,200 (3-school package)
13. Candy Lee LaBalle LaBalle Admissions 9.94 17 $350 Hourly, $5,000 (3-school package)
14. Angela Guido Career Protocol 9.94 16 $500 Hourly
15. Lindsay Sage Sage Admit 9.93 15 $350 Hourly, $8,000 (3-school package)
16. Shaifali Aggarwal Ivy Groupe 9.93 14 $550 Hourly
17. Donna Bauman Stratus Admissions Counseling 9.91 11 $485 Hourly, $10,700 (3-school package)
17. Harold Simansky mbaMission 9.91 11 $385 Hourly, $9,200 (3-school package)
19. Paul Bodine Admitify.com 9.90 10 $380 Hourly, $14,975 (3-school package)
20. Alex Leventhal Prep MBA 9.89 18 $400 Hourly, $10,995 (3-school package)
21. Katharine Lewis mbaMission 9.88 24 $500 Hourly, $11,000 (3-school package)
22. Nisha Kaul Admissions Gateway 9.88 16 $9,500 (3-school package)
23. Alice van Harten Menlo Coaching 9.83 12 $20,000 (3-school package)
24. Gavriella Semaya mbaMission 9.82 11 $385 Hourly, $9,200 (3-school package)
24. Sharon Joyce Fortuna Admissions 9.82 11 $450 Hourly, $10,580 (3-school package)
26. Scott Edinburgh Personal MBA Coach 9.81 53 $11,500 (3-school package)
27. Kate Richardson mbaMission 9.80 15 $385 Hourly, $9,200 (3-school package)
28. Neha Sundesha Seven Hats Consulting 9.80 10 $8,000 (3-school package)
29. Devi Vallabhaneni mbaMission 9.79 34 $1,250 Hourly, $11,000 (3-school package)
30. Sam Weeks Sam Weeks Consulting 9.79 33 $400 Hourly, $9,570 (3-school package)
31. Jenifer Raver Fortuna Admissions 9.77 13 $450 Hourly, $10,580 (3-school package)
32. Heidi Hillis Fortuna Admissions 9.70 20 $450 Hourly, $10,580 (3-school package)
33. Aziz Lalljee Career Protocol 9.70 10 $500 Hourly
33. Debbie Choy mbaMission 9.70 10 $500 Hourly, $11,000 (3-school package)
35. Shantunu Sharma MBA and Beyond 9.67 12 $200 hourly, $6,649 (3-school package)
36. Amrit Hassaram AmritAdmit.com 9.64 11 $300 Hourly, $7,000 (3-school package)
37. Petia Whitmore My MBA Path 9.62 13 $350 Hourly, $9,950 (3-school package)
38. Greg Guglielmo Avanti Prep 9.60 15 $296 Hourly, $9,745 (3-school package)
39. Pamela Jaffe The Jaffe Advantage 9.57 14 $9,200 (3-school package)

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