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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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  • Very professorial and devoted service
    2 years ago
    Eli did an amazing job in tailoring the right strategy for my case. Throughout the process, he has been extremely devoted and caring. I highly recommend Eli to anyone who wants to get into top MBA programs.
    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Highly recommended MBA consulting service
    2 years ago
    Working with Eli and his team was a crucial part in my success getting into an MBA program (Booth) as he helped me in every-step along the way from formulating a target list, to research schools, crafting applications and managing the offer/scholarship process. The super-professional services stands out not only for the great advice and familiarity with the different schools and programs, but through getting to know my goals and story and providing me with highly-tailored advice and consulting that have helped me target the right schools and crafting effective applications. The daily work on the application is highly effective and enabled me to complete my research and applications in a very short time frame (I have decided to apply around mid-November). Eli and the ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Best MBA consulting service!
    2 years ago
    Working with David has become a family tradition! Six years ago, he helped my older brother get into several top five schools. He was as super-professional and supportive for me as he was for my brother, and helped me achieve the same great results, as I have been admitted to several top schools. When I started the process, I felt I could approach David with any question. He showed a level of knowledge, thinking, and rational decision making which was exceptional. His group of editors and the interview prep team were extremely professional. I especially remember the mock interview for Wharton, which proved to be fateful, as that’s the school I will be attending this fall. I highly recommended David and his team!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Very Professional, Insightful Advice - Highly Recommend!
    2 years ago
    David is a thoughtful professional that works closely to understand your career aspirations, pairing you with alumni from your targeted programs to provide detailed insight into how to best prepare your application and prep you for interviews. I was admitted to my top two schools (with scholarship) due to the assistance of David. He has an intricate understanding of each of the top 10 schools in the US and I would highly recommend him to all prospectives looking to pursue business school.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Best consulting service! Admitted to Kellogg, Chicago Booth, and Wharton
    2 years ago
    I worked with David and Lianne Hoffman on getting admitted to four of the top five schools. I was invited for interviews at four of them (including HBS), and even received a very generous scholarship. The process of daily work used by David and the Ivy team is extremely efficient. They seem to be familiar with the minute details of every school and its admissions process. Their turnaround time for supporting my application was very impressive and their quality of service was even better. David always made himself available and I could contact him anytime without scheduling a call. I couldn't have gotten this incredible opportunity without David. Highly recommended!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Highly Recommended!
    2 years ago
    Eli did an amazing job helping me get in to 5 out of the 5 schools I applied to (including HBS, Stanford, and Wharton). He is extremely dedicated and does an amazing job! I highly recommend his services!
    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Best MBA consulting service
    2 years ago
    Eli David is the best in his field. He can guide you on how to apply, where is the best place for you and your family and what you should consider. The main thing that makes Eli unique is that he does not just have a lot of information on different schools, he also has many colleagues from inside the various schools that he connect you with and guide you how to speak to them. Eli knows every school very well, and he knows what to focus on each school. Eli and his team are amazing when it comes to write the application and prepare for the interviews. He is always available to you for any concern, question, or guidance. If you’re considering applying for MBA, Eli ...
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  • Fantastic!
    2 years ago
    Eli and his team at Ivy MBA is top-notch. I worked with them on my applications for HBS and Wharton with a very tight timeline, and got admitted to both, and there's no way I could've managed that on my own. It really was like having a full-time coach with you for the whole process. Highly recommended.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • The best MBA services
    2 years ago
    Eli is absolutely one of the best consultants out there. I have been communicating with Ivy from the early days in which I decided to pursue my MBA dream. Eli has always known the right answer for any kind of difficulty along the way and it is visible that he is highly specialised in the application process of various schools. Eli has helped me to get into a top MBA school and has been very kind in this process. He has always found the time to make himself available to me even in late, out of work, hours. I would definitely recommend Ivy to anyone searching for someone to take him through the whole MBA process.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Great professional who got me into The Wharton School!
    2 years ago
    Eli David worked together with me on my application to The Wharton School. I chose working with Eli because of his excellent reputation in the field, and proven credentials, in the form of hundreds of successful applications to the world's top business schools. Eli was very helpful in the process of putting together my application strategy. He was a great partner to brainstorm with, to provide his incredible experience, and to validate and refine ideas and strategies I put in writing. Eli and his team were very professional in their approach, as well as with the service they provided, and helped me to put together the best application! My application was rather challenging as I took my GMAT on December 17, and only after that, I reached ...
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    Class of 2017 Admit
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