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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  • Best MBA Consultancy!!!!
    6 months ago
    David and his team did a tremendous job with my application process, from thinking about the strategy to pushing me in finalizing my application. David brings to the table vast and deep expertise, tremendous experience and unparalleled attention to details. I heard great things about Ivy before retaining them, but they have definitely exceeded my expectations tremendously! I deeply recommend David, probably the best team to have behind you while writing your application!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Best MBA Consulting! Highly Recommended!
    7 months ago
    I met David couple of years ago, in what turned to be a meeting that changed my life! I couldn't have chosen a better person to go through this journey. David and the Ivy team were absolutely incredible. David guided me in building the most suitable strategy for me and helped to emphasize my strengths in the most remarkable way. He is super professional and has exceptional knowledge of the process. Even more importantly was his dedication for my process. He was there for me in every step of the way - from answering the smallest question I had to motivating me throughout the process. I was admitted to my dream school (Booth) with a full scholarship! I wouldn't have made it without David and the Ivy ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • BEST Decision I Made! In At Wharton & MIT!
    8 months ago
    David took all the guesswork out of the application process. He was absolutely invaluable, and choosing to work with him was the best decision I made. David provided an expert point of view on each tiny aspect of every single application, along with direct and clear-cut coaching on how to assemble the best application package. I appreciated how much he pushed me, and his willingness to do whatever it took and make himself available at all hours. We worked hard and it payed off. His steadiness, calmness, and confidence in my ability to succeed made all the difference. I can say without a doubt that my admissions to Wharton and Sloan are a result of our joint efforts, and that without him I wouldn't have been able ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Helped Me Get Into CBS
    8 months ago
    I had an amazing experience working with Eli and his colleague Boaz. Right from the get-go I had a feeling I was in good hands. Eli and Boaz accurately and honestly analyzed my strengths and weakness and helped me build the perfect application strategy for me. It was obvious Eli was very experienced, knew all the different nuances of every school and what would be the best strategy. The work itself was extremely efficient and professional. They had a special consultant who helped me to prefect my resume and they were available 24/7 for any question or concern. Most importantly, I got into all the schools I applied to and even received a scholarship. I highly recommend Ivy as your MBA consultants!
    Shai Eilat
    MBA Class of 2020 Admit
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  • HBS, GSB, LBS, and INSEAD admit
    9 months ago
    I had a 710 GMAT, ok grades, from an ok university, and as such, didn’t really believe I had a shot at these schools. I got into every one of them. What David helped me realise was the uniqueness of my story post graduation, and although he will not wright anything for you, he will make you think deeply and push you to present yourself in the most authentic and positive light. I can’t describe the value he added to my application through his feedback and coaching. David knows his stuff, listen to him, and I have no doubt you will succeed. Thank you so much for your help David.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Thanks to David & the Ivy team I was admitted to HBS, GSB & Sloan
    9 months ago
    I worked closely with David and the consulting team in every step of the application process: deciding which business schools to apply, building application strategy for each school, writing CV and essays and editing and fine-tuning the application to make sure it was the best fit for each top-tier school and preparing for the interviews. Ivy team was there at every hour available for any consultation, question or hesitation that came along the long way, and the process (and results) would not have been the same without them. After receiving the amazing news from Harvard, Stanford and MIT David & the Ivy team were almost as excited as I was, as they were true partners for this long and challenging process.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Got me into Stanford
    1 year ago
    I always dreamt of joining Stanford. No other school mattered. I knew it was my objective years before I submitted. I contacted David, who already got few of my friends to top schools in the past. Since it was still early, David consulted me on my career moves and timeline. The advice was priceless. I followed his advice and we were in touch all along. David kept reinforcing my confidence and helping me when I had questions. When we started the application process, David knew already how he wanted things to look like. He was confident the whole way. When the amazing news arrived, David was happy as if he got to Stanford himself, but I also sensed he was not that surprised. It really ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Supreme insights and professionalism = MBA dream coming true
    1 year ago
    Ivy MBA Consulting led by Eli David is a highly seasoned and experienced MBA consultancy firm with contributors that know and understand the intricate MBA landscape in depth. Eli and his team were very accessible throughout the rigorous and stressful process of applying to the M7 schools and provided unparalleled knowledge, insights, and guidance that led me to see fantastic results. The team brings years of experience as well as strategic and tactical aptitude to the table and I highly recommend working with them if you want to see results. They helped me put the very best version of myself forward when applying and interviewing for my dream schools and I cannot praise them enough.
    - Vic Yu
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  • Highly recommend! Eli and his team make dreams come true!
    1 year ago
    I worked with Eli two years ago when I was doing my MBA research. Eli called me on an Israeli holiday and we had a long conversation about choosing schools to apply for and building strategy together. Eli connected me with students from many business schools to help me make my decision. After choosing schools, Eli worked with me days and nights to make sure that my application is perfect. Although I had a tight timeline, we made it happen and I was admitted to Fuqua on the early round. Eli has a unique perspective and a deep understanding of the application process. I highly recommend him and his team if you want to make your dreams come true!
    Class of 2018 Applicant
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  • David and the Ivy team helped me get into my dream schools!!!
    1 year ago
    I worked with David and his team for several months and was admitted to Columbia (with a generous scholarship) and MIT Sloan!! I remember David told me he had no doubt I would be admitted. I must say I was not as sure as he was at the beginning because I am not coming from an exciting industry, to say the least. When we started the process, I understood why David was confident. I guess he knew what he and his team can do. They have an unbelievable level of understanding of the process and the schools. Nothing goes past them. There was not a single question I had that they didn’t have a good answer to. David was very available to me whenever I ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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