eli david ivy mba consulting

Eli David

Co-Founder

Ivy MBA Consulting

United States

Consultant Bio

At Ivy, the philosophy is simple: your application is our application. Here’s the thing – when we applied to MBA programs, we didn’t know what we were doing. And there was no one around to offer the type of help we needed. Would anyone be willing to review our essays and provide feedback? Were there any alumni who could advise us regarding school fit? — Frankly, we had no tools – all we had was a phone and some nerve. So half way through our MBA tracks at Kellogg and Tuck, we wanted to start a consulting firm that micromanaged the hell out of our clients. We wanted to be much more than essay editors; we are mentors.

As Ivy founders, we don’t consider our job done when we match a client with an advisor – our job is done when our client gets accepted. For that reason, we created a process that keeps at least 3 sets of eyes on your work at any given moment, from story allocation, career path, written collateral, to interview prep. If you’re not sick of us by the time you get your first congratulations letter, you must not have gotten it yet.

Company Information

With over 20 years of accumulated MBA wisdom and advisors who are top-tier program veterans, we are proud to say that our anti-laissez-faire approach has proved itself big time. Ivy MBA Consulting was the first admissions consulting firm in the world to verify success rate using a Big 4 accounting firm. Deloitte confirmed both the 91.2% success rate and $2,194,000 in total scholarships of Ivy MBA Consulting in 2014-2015 application season. A copy of the report is available to any who wish to double check. Previous reports are available as well.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

The day we started Ivy we were reading essays until 4am, and that hasn’t changed a decade later. That’s because Ivy MBA Consulting does not take your investment lightly. We realize this decision is not only expensive; it will have a drastic impact on your future. That is why we created a comprehensive, multistep method that follows you through every step, with every school, and every bump along the way. Our process starts with mapping your life stories – we sift through even the most trivial details to find gems that portray your character. We then take these stories to an in-depth brainstorming session involving Ivy’s veterans to come up with the best story allocation per school. Once working on essays, we offer an unlimited number of draft iterations, as well as a final quality assurance quality pass by the founders of Ivy.

Location: United States

Email: eli.david@ivymbaconsulting.com

Website: http://www.ivymbaconsulting.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Helped My Process Alot!
    2 months ago
    Eli assisted me to apply to a few schools and was extremely helpful throughout. He was extremely responsive and helped formulate a strategy for the whole application process. After being waitlisted in my top choice, he came up with a plan to help me stay relevant to the admissions committee from October to May. This eventually lead to me being pulled off the waitlist and enrolled.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend!!
    2 months ago
    I can share many things about my process with David and Ivy but the bottom line is that I applied to a single top-5 school and was admitted. I was impressed by Ivy’s process all along but will mention two exceptionally outstanding things that helped me the most: the first was the management of the process, the drive of David and his team to get me in. They supported me and were extremely proactive throughout the process. This process is not easy and is extremely demanding, and David was able to push me every part of the way. The second is the people. Everyone I worked with at Ivy cared about me and wanted my success. I felt I was in great hands and I ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Expensive But Worth It!
    2 months ago
    The bottom line, I got accepted to both the top 10 programs I have applied for. Ivy consulting, escort you from the first step until you are accepted. They provide you insights about the programs that you wouldn't find online, prepare you for the interviews and help you create the best essays possible. They truly have vast knowledge in the field, providing insight at any specific school. The work with them was also a great experience, I found them very respectful and hard-working, guiding me in how to describe my story in the best way possible. In the end - you receive a top-tier product that enhances your chance to get admitted. I would recommend anyone who doesn't want to take chances in the admission process to ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Great Consultant - Great Results
    3 months ago
    I worked with Eli on my application for one of the Top5 schools - and got accepted. Eli was professional and nice, and it was great working with him.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Very Good
    3 months ago
    Eli supported me through a long and rigorous process, with many schools and countless essays. He consulted for anything MBA related and at late hours, weekends, and basically whenever. The process was hard, but Eli led it in an extremely professional manner, harsh yet fair. Received an offer from Booth.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Turned Top-10 MBA Application Into Almost Exact Science!
    3 months ago
    I came to David after working on 1st round applications with another advisor and, although having a solid professional profile and experience, good academics and a GMAT of above 700, was rejected by all 3 schools I applied to. I was perplexed and was losing hope but soon it became clear how David's thorough methodology was far superior to what I had experienced prior. David completely revised my application strategy and made perfect sense connecting my professional past, present, and future aspirations to present me as an attractive candidate for leading schools. Starting with my resume, David laid down very strict guidelines that help make my resume stand out, including the importance of quantitative data that help the reader unambiguously perceive my achievements as ...
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    Class of 2009 Admit
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  • Master Of His Craft
    3 months ago
    Eli knows what he is doing, and that what's important. No matter if you are targeting HBS, MIT, or UNC he know the right approach that will make your application stand out. From early brainstorming, through schools specific strategy development, to finalizing the application, Eli and his team were there for me every step of the way. With Eli's support I managed to tell MY story in a better way, and make sure that the school understood what value I bring to the table, and why I am the right candidate. I will forever be grateful.
    Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Best MBA Consultant
    3 months ago
    I researched close to 6-7 consulting companies and 2-3 independent advisers and all signs pointed toward IVY being the best option -- they did not disappoint! Working with IVY, I got into 4/5 schools that I applied to and got wait-listed in the 5th. This was a result of the professionalism, attention to detail and experience that David brings to the table. At IVY I worked with a consultant that David hand-picked for me based on my background and school selection, but he was involved in the process throughout. The biggest thing that stood out to me was the attention to detail. I went through multiple iterations on every essay until David and team felt it was nothing short of perfect. Submitting my applications, I felt ...
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    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Genuine, Professional Yet Personal, Goes the Extra Mile
    3 months ago
    My MBA application journey was a whirlwind. As recent as October of 2018, I had no idea that I was going to be pursuing an MBA. Essentially a lost puppy with no idea of what direction I was going in, I googled for an MBA consultant and found Eli's profile. Keep in mind, I had never worked with a consultant before and was quite hesitant to hire one because I felt that given sufficient time, I would be able to figure it out myself. Unfortunately, I had never even looked into MBA programs and didn't have the faintest idea of even the top programs to aim for; at this point, I had to go with one. After reading Eli's profile and the 40 some-odd reviews on ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Best In The Business!
    3 months ago
    I’ve been one of Eli David’s earlier applicants and I have to say I am not surprised form all the praises I read in the previous comments. Eli’s dedication to the process is impressive. I was especially impressed by the strategy sessions we conducted and how the impacted the entire process. Eli and his team understood how the admissions mindset works and were extremely professional in implementing this knowledge in the texts. When I was admitted, I felt that Eli was as happy as I was. I’ve been sending younger colleagues and friends to Ivy MBA Consulting ever since and they were all as happy as I was. I also strongly recommend getting in touch with Eli as early in the process as possible. The ...
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    Class of 2012 Admit
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