Alex Min

Principal Consultant

MBA Exchange

United States

Net Promoter Score: 10

Consultant Bio

Alex Min is one of the very few Principal Consultants of this consulting firm, providing admissions and career services for applicants, students and graduates of the world’s leading graduate schools including Harvard, Stanford, UPenn, Columbia, MIT, Northwestern, UChicago, Dartmouth, UC Berkeley, NYU, UCLA, INSEAD, London Business School, Instituto de Empresa (IE), Oxford, Indian School of Business, and over 60 additional institutions around the world. He is an MBA graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Company Information

When everyone claims to be “the leading MBA admissions company,” do words matter anymore? Who are you supposed to believe?

To be frank, we don’t pay a ton of attention to the field. Our objective can be summed up in one word: “Win.”

We don’t mess around. Our temperament comes from––in all candor––age and experience and enormous success. We keep a lower profile than others, but that’s part of our story. Our word of mouth from former clients is so powerful, we have the luxury to remain focused on the work, rather than on promoting ourselves. (As future business people, just think about how cool that is.) We’re able to dedicate all our time to helping our clients win by getting into elite business schools, and setting them up for success well beyond. If that kind of professional formula sounds like a good match for what you’re all about, come meet us. Let’s find out if we’ll click.

A lot of firms sport elite former Adcoms. And elite MBAs. And eye-popping stats and success and reviews. So…

Yes. If we were in your shoes, our eyes would glaze over, too. But you’ll do your due diligence––and we encourage it. Picking the right coach is important. In the end, you’ll have a strong sense of who’s for real and who’s all flair but no substance. Who offers a sincere, intelligent assessment versus who will prey on your anxiety. Our advice: put together a shortlist of firms, and go meet as many as you need. Get a feel. If you’re truly top MBA material, we’re confident you’ll recognize the unmistakable signature of experience, excellence and sincerity. In your bones.

Cool, but what’s The MBA Exchange’s… thing? What, if anything, makes your firm different?

  • A self-assuredness and focus that comes from experience and a roster of true professionals.
  • No bullsh*t. [Caring? Yes. Determined? Yes. Coddling? Not so much.]
  • Genuinely good, smart, decent, solid people.* 

[*As you get older and wiser, you start to realize how important this is, and more interestingly… how rare. Our M.O. at The MBA Exchange since our inception has been to only invite not just the smartest and most accomplished professionals onto our team, but also only those people who are genuinely “good eggs.” People we genuinely like. People we find to be mature and dependable and committed to others’ success. It may seem like a strange differentiator to call out, but honestly, that’s the one that may matter most at the end of the day.]

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We offer three different packages to accommodate individuals with different needs and budgets. Our Gold and Platinum packages include everything under the sun: deep strategic guidance plus comprehensive essay development, along with all the supporting elements such as interview prep, resume and LOR support, and unlimited access to your MBA consultant. We also offer a more economical Silver package (starting at $3,450) for those who prefer a more targeted experience: deep strategy plus essay development (and the flexibility to add on any individual elements as needed).

Location: United States

Phone: +1 888-305-5553

Email: info@mbaexchange.com

Website: https://www.mbaexchange.com/your-mba-evaluation/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Could Not Have Done It Without Alex!
    3 weeks ago
    Going to business school has always been a dream of mine. The latest application cycle was my second time going through this intense process, and it is safe to say I could not have done so successfully this time around if not for Alex! I applied to a range of top business schools globally with a below-average GMAT score and was quite worried I would not be successful yet again. However, Alex's immense knowledge, candidness, and willingness to push me to tell my story in a compelling way resulted in my dream of attending a top school coming true. I am incredibly thankful for his partnership and could not recommend him enough if you are looking for someone who can help you navigate this challenging ...
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    Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Absolutely Worth The Time & Money!
    3 months ago
    Alex is the perfect combination of structure and feel. Guided by a proprietary process, Alex takes you through a very in-depth set of exercises to perfectly set you up for success as you take on every step of the MBA application journey: essay writing, interviews, finding the write recommenders, etc etc. While the process is mainly grounded in his multi-step program, Alex seamlessly incorporates a very human side to your consultant-client relationship. He went out of his way to make me feel understood and taken care of during what is often a very vulnerable and time consuming undertaking. In the end, I applied to 6 schools and I got into four of them (Wharton, Columbia, Kellogg and Tuck), waitlisted at one (NYU Stern) and rejected ...
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    Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Thorough, Knowledgeable. Worth The Investment!
    3 months ago
    I applied as an older candidate, and I decided to make the investment to get a coach because I knew I needed help to put my best foot forward. I needed guidance in how to compile a competitive application, and leverage my age and experience as strengths. I chose The MBA Exchange, and ultimately Alex, because of his extensive experience and his own relatability to my circumstances. I appreciated the structured approach to crafting my story. Before we even looked at the schools, there was clarity on my strengths and points of improvement. There was so much information that leveraged his experience, that I would have never known had I not worked with him. He is structured yet flexible, knowledgeable yet open to different perspectives. It ...
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    Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Best Investment I Have Ever Made
    6 months ago
    Alex is the most knowledgeable, helpful, detail-oriented, and genuinely caring individual I have ever worked with. It wasn’t just the application itself. He had entire processes, methodologies, frameworks, and approaches in assessing and developing my candidacy before we even got to the mechanics of the application components. That was one of the many things that set him and The MBA Exchange apart. He really got to know me, assess candidacy strengths and less strong areas, come up with actionable plans to accentuate strengths, mitigate or neutralize less strong areas, and apply everything to the applications in the best ways possible. Alex chooses to only work with a very small number of clients each admissions season. I think that’s part of the reason he provides such ...
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    Wharton Class of 2026 Admitted
    MBA Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Alex Min: The Greatest Asset
    2 years ago
    To put it simply, Alex Min is a treasure and I could not have gotten through the MBA application process without him. Alex is far superior than any other consultant and goes above and beyond to help his clients succeed. Alex is thoughtful, accessible, detail-oriented, methodical, and realistic. Alex puts the process into perspective for his clients, and in the best way possible, is not afraid to push you to present the best version of yourself in each aspect of the application. Alex responded to every one of my questions and comments, in a thorough manner, and was willing to work with me on one sentence, for example, as long as I needed, until I felt it was right. Alex is patient, understanding, and most ...
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    Class of 2024 Admitted
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  • The MBA Exchange - Thorough, Knowledgeable, Superb Admissions Consultants
    4 years ago
    The MBA Exchange played an integral role in helping transform my application from average to excellent. The consultants took the time to understand who I am as a person, professional, and applicant. They were able to combine my work experience with my goals and personality to create an authentic portrayal of who I am. The consultants were extremely professional and very timely with their work turnaround. They were honest in their critiques (something that I believe is essential and invaluable) and provided detailed direction on how to improve. I would not have been accepted into my preferred program without their help, and sincerely refer them to anyone in search of an admissions consultant. I cannot emphasize how effective and valuable the knowledge that the MBA ...
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    William McCue
    EMBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • The Best Partner You'll Find In This Process!
    5 years ago
    Alex and the MBA Exchange are simply in a league of their own. Far from being just another group of consultants, the MBA Exchange truly becomes your best partner. Their level of service and the quality of their insights are extraordinary!! Throughout the whole process, Alex demonstrated the highest levels of professionality and his profound knowledge of the arcane admissions world. From exploring potential essay ideas to planning interview strategies, Alex's support was absolutely crucial. I'm very glad I chose to work with them and would gladly work with them again.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Alex Min's MBA Exchange Goes Above & Beyond For Their Clients
    5 years ago
    Within the first hour of speaking with Alex Min over the phone, his targeted insight into the MBA admissions process became readily apparent. The MBA Exchange as a whole treats their clients with warmth, respect, and truly personalized care. Every cent I spent for their services was paid back one hundred-fold with respect to the knowledge I gained and the level of preparedness I was able to achieve for the grueling admissions process. My only regret is that I did not seek them out sooner. An MBA can have lifelong implications, and the MBA Exchange goes out of their way to give their clients the best chance at positioning themselves toward the future they want. Even after completing the admissions process, having earned acceptance to ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • A+ Admissions Consulting
    6 years ago
    Bottom Line Up Front: The admissions consulting service that Alex Min at The MBA Exchange provided exceeded all expectations. His guidance was a key factor in getting accepted into both HBS & HKS! I HIGHLY recommend The MBA Exchange to anyone applying to an elite graduate school! More info: The MBA Exchange was clearly the best choice when it came time for me to choose an admissions consulting firm. From our first conversation, it was clear that Alex not only possessed the professional tools & insider’s knowledge to help me compete for a spot at HBS/HKS, but he also cared deeply about my success. Of all the firms I contacted, only Alex displayed this level of commitment and care (traits that ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Alex Min + MBA Exchange = Recipe for Success
    6 years ago
    Alex is a consummate professional and I credit him very highly in helping me get admission into a top-tier business school. As the CEO, Alex embodies what the MBA Exchange stands for in terms of caring for their clients and providing very specific and actionable advice. I know I would have done well working with any of the consultants in the firm, but I must say it was a genuine pleasure working with Alex. My case was a little unusual because we had to work through a couple of waitlists in our first year of working together before finally getting acceptance the following year. Alex guided me through every single step of the process with very prompt and sound advice. Alex has a deep understanding ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Outstanding MBA Consultant for Veterans
    8 years ago
    When I started my applications I was military officer who knew next to nothing about MBA admissions. Six months later I was admitted to four of the five Top 10 MBA programs that I applied to (including my top three choices). I could not have pulled that off with out Alex's help. At every stage of the application process Alex's insight and advice was invaluable. Alex is much more that a proofreader. As a former admissions committee member he brings a deep understanding of what top schools look for in an applicant, and the best ways to demonstrate those qualities in your application. Before hiring him I had no idea how much I didn't know. I am now certain the applications I would have submitted ...
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    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • MBA Exchange is a MUST for prospective MBA students
    8 years ago
    I was thoroughly impressed with the assistance I received from Alex and MBA exchange. His advice and the rigor that he introduced to the application process are largely responsible for the fact that I was accepted by many of my top choice schools. Alex brought order to the chaos of the MBA application process and instituted deadlines that allowed me to tackle the multiple items that I needed to complete to submit my applications. At every step of the admissions process he was there to provide me with the MBA exchange guide for each item and to walk me through what I needed to do to accomplish that step. I enthusiastically recommend Alex and MBA Exchange for all students who are seeking admissions to a ...
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