Stanford GSB | Mr. Infantry Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Renewables Athlete
GMAT 710 (1st take), GPA 3.63
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Apparel Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 3.2
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Ernst & Young
GMAT 600 (hopeful estimate), GPA 3.86
Harvard | Mr. Armenian Geneticist
GRE 331, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. 1st Gen Grad
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Ross | Mr. Travelpreneur
GMAT 730, GPA 2.68
Harvard | Ms. Developing Markets
GMAT 780, GPA 3.63
London Business School | Ms. Numbers
GMAT 730, GPA 3.5
Kellogg | Mr. Innovator
GRE 300, GPA 3.75
IU Kelley | Mr. Fortune 500
N U Singapore | Mr. Naval Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Ms. Entertainment Strategist
GMAT Have not taken, GPA 2.92
Chicago Booth | Mr. Bank AVP
GRE 322, GPA 3.22
INSEAD | Ms. Spaniard Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 8.5/10.00
NYU Stern | Mr. Army Prop Trader
GRE 313, GPA 2.31
Chicago Booth | Mr. Unilever To MBB
GRE 308, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Ms. Healthtech Venture
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Columbia | Mr. Senior Research Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.58
Stanford GSB | Mr. Doctor Who
GRE 322, GPA 4.0
Rice Jones | Mr. Carbon-Free Future
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Salesman
GMAT 700, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Healthcare PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.8
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare PE
GRE 340, GPA 3.5
INSEAD | Mr. Data Savvy Engineer
GRE 316, GPA 2.92
Harvard | Mr. Policy Player
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
London Business School | Mr. FANG Strategy
GMAT 740, GPA 2.9

Candy Lee LaBalle

LaBalle Admissions



Consultant Bio

Nothing makes me happier than when a client calls to tell me ‘We did it! I got in”. Since 2008, I’ve helped hundreds of MBA applicants get into the world’s leading business schools, Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, London, INSEAD… As founder of mbaSpain and today, LaBalle Admissions, I’ve established myself as an expert in the MBA admissions consulting industry. I was elected twice to the Board of  AIGAC, the leading organization for graduate admissions consultants. I hosted four MBA conferences in New York City, Boston, London/Paris and Spain, have visited over a dozen top business schools and spoken at MBA events around the world. Today, with LaBalle Admissions, my mission is to offer aspiring MBA students, like you, my expertise and guidance to get you into your dream business school.

Company Information

LaBalle Admissions is a boutique, results-oriented MBA application consulting firm that puts talented professionals like you into the world’s best  business schools. The MBA admissions process is highly competitive and overly complicated. Why do it alone? LaBalle Admissions will guide you step-by-step through the process, save you hours & hours of precious time, and increase your chances of getting accepted into your dream school. Every applicant deserves a personalized, head-and-heart approach. Which is why you’ll get: tailored application that makes you stand out from the thousands of other applicants + the unconditional support to keep you focused and positive throughout the long process. From start to admit, LaBalle Admissions is all-in with you.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs


Your journey to business school starts here with the MBA Action Plan (MAP). This is the first step for MBA hopefuls who are ready to get started with LaBalle Admissions.

The MAP is an in-depth, one-to-one session designed to create the best, most efficient and direct path to admission. During our strategy session, we’ll review your personal, professional and academic background and identify your goals, challenges and areas where you need help.

In this session, we lay the groundwork for the rest of the application process together.


The path to an MBA is full of essays, CVs, cover letters, videos, presentations, letters of recommendation, data forms and so much more.

Application Incubator (AI) is your personally tailored, comprehensive application guide to get through all of these requirements and help you get admitted. From the first draft to the final submit, AI is a full-service package for MBA applicants who are motivated to get into one of the world’s best MBA programmes.


Have you already written your application essays? Has a friend, MBA alum, manager or someone else given your essays a look… but you really want an MBA expert’s advice?

Then, the Essay Accelerator (EA) essay review and consulting service is for you.

You get an expert’s objective opinion on your application essays and learn how to strategically adapt them to each school’s programme.


Whether you call it a CV or a resume, it is a critical document for your MBA application, a new job search or a scholarship application.

After the CV & Resume Master Class, you walk away with a powerful marketing tool that presents your profile, experience and potential in a convincing way to your target audience.


Have you been invited to interview? Congratulations! Once that invitation arrives to your inbox, statistics show an increase to over 60% in chances of admission.

Increase your odds even further this MBA Interview Intensive.

Location: Madrid Spain

Phone: +3 461-006-4964



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Admited to LBS
    2 weeks ago
    A friend of mine who was admitted to LBS and MIT recommend me, Candy. I was quite lost with my application and Candy really help me to focus my essays and LORs. She really knows what Top Business Schools are looking for and how to be a strong applicant. I only applied to LBS in R3 and I have been admitted. I strongly recommend Candy.
    Carlos Almenar
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • TOP Consultant
    2 weeks ago
    When I took the decision to apply for a M7 MBA in the US the first thing I did was talk to people that were already accepted and living the experience there so I could understand better the culture of each school and the complexity of the application process. It easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to put in, self-reflecting to identify your story and strengths, why MBA, why now, why here… One thing that surprised me was that several people I talked to in my target schools recommended me the use of a consultant to help with this process, and they all pointed to the same person: Candy. They described her as the person you need in your team ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Very Knowledgable & Results Oriented Consultant
    3 weeks ago
    The MBA application is a nightmare: Research about schools, programs, and which one suits you better, what are the real chances of getting in to not to lose time unnecessarily, Europe Vs US MBAs...I had a lot of concerns and questions difficult to find online however Candy provided answers for all of them from the very first moment. Together we defined where to apply, how were the process for each one, and knowing she was alongside me helping you through the path really made the difference. In my case I was a reapplicant to some B-schools, my profile was exactly the same but with Candy, I could see how many great things I accomplished and showed them into my essays. Candy really really made the ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Admitted To LBS, INSEAD & IESE!
    4 weeks ago
    Candy was a key pillar of my application process. I applied to the top 3 European b-schools, and I was admitted to all of them! With a 680 score on my GMAT, Candy helped me strengthen my application, building my best story, and preparing me to succeed in the interviews and admission process. I paid for the 'Application incubator' service, and I highly recommended it. I would outline the following key points of the service: - she has priceless insights from every school. Each school has its own culture and values, and she knows perfectly which points of your experience and skills you should highlight in your essays and CV to be a better fit for the school. - she also knows perfectly the differences between the admission ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Candy Is The Best Way to Get Into Your Dream Business School
    4 weeks ago
    There are no enough words to describe how important was Candy in my applications. I applied to two top 10 business schools in the world and I got an offer from both, 2 out of 2! That would have not never happened without her. Candy has a deep knowledge of the most important Business Schools in the world, guiding you to make the best possible application for any top business school you apply. First of all, Candy will help you with the CV, she will review professional experience to understand what things you should highlight on your CV and then, she will help you with the essays. There is no best asset than Candy to outstand the application essays. She will try to know more about yourself, ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Candy was my Best Asset in the Application Process
    5 months ago
    The MBA application process is long and tiring, so counting on someone that has the experience and the know-how is an invaluable asset! Candy helped me from the very beginning. I am from a noncommon background and thought it was hard to get it done. She always believed in me and my possibilities; she was there when the GMAT didn’t go as I expected giving patience and to indicate the following steps... This truly helps when you are lost. She also gave precious tips for my essays and really pushed me to reflect enough in order to get top essays. She also made an effort to get to know me and understand who I am which clearly boosts the quality of her help. Well, I got accepted ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Highly Recommended
    5 months ago
    Candy has been extremely helpful during my application process. She is very professional with a wide knowledge of universities and MBAs. She knows exactly what each university is looking for and prepares you not only with all documentation but also with the interviews. She also suggested some programs I didn't know about. She stands out your strengths and helps you improve your weaknesses. I strongly recommend her services. One of the best decisions I have made! Furthermore, she has a great personality.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Very Useful Coaching
    7 months ago
    Candy was very helpful in the essay part of my application. She is kind and certainly knows the business. She has a long record of successful applicants to top schools. I certainly recommend her.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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    7 months ago
    Working on my applications with Candy has been the best decision I have taken on the long application process. First, she was super helpful when I was deciding on which B-schools I would apply to, as she is an experienced professional with a deep understanding of each b-school’s culture and fit. She understood my profile and my stories (strengths, weaknesses, etc), and she helped me craft my application essays in order to bring forward my maximum potential. She is 100% committed to her clients (working on weekends and holidays when needed!) and, at a personal level, she is an amazing person that you know you can count on at any point for any kind of advice. I applied to INSEAD and LBS and I received ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • 670 INSEAD Admit
    7 months ago
    I was not a good GMAT taker and my 670 required to put all efforts into my INSEAD application. After speaking to Candy she kindly accepted to work together. I had the advantage of a nice story to tell (transactions+strategy consultancy+corporate) and she really helped me to show the best of me on my application. I also sometimes need some kind push and Candy will always set some sort of internal calendar and deadlines to coordinate with you. Very accessible and friendly. Pricing was reasonable.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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