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

  • The best consultants I could have asked for!
    1 year ago
    From shaping my application strategy to thoroughly preparing me for my HBS interview, Ivy's thoughtful people have done everything just right. They are super professional, have a ton of experience and are ready to put an endless effort to achieve your (truly) mutual goal. Eli really measures himself in terms of acceptance rates, and his statistics are undeniably amazing. I would warmly recommend anyone who seriously thinks about applying to a top B-school to contact Ivy and their professionals- they will make sure you arrive at your desired destination.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Great Responsiveness and Personal Touch
    1 year ago
    I worked with Eli and Limor from the Ivy team. They helped me realize how to build my application and do the best job I can on every component the admission teams review. High response rate - usually within a few hours. I highly recommend Ivy for future MBA students.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Felt I was in good hands the whole way!
    1 year ago
    Eli was super responsive ever since the first time we met. He was the first person who ever told me that I have a unique story and an interesting background, and that I am worthy of admittance to any school. He has a very strong team of individuals that helped me the whole way from writing my applications through to interviews. Beyond this, Eli was also super helpful in guiding me through the thoughts process before I even committed to applying, and made me realize what was realistic for me to expect of myself. I got into my top school, HBS, and others as well, and received a very significant amount in scholarship. I am very thankful to Eli and his team and have recommended ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • David and team Ivy were one my best choices in life
    1 year ago
    I'm writing this for me. I want to remember always how great a part IVY had in realizing my life goals. I could not have done this without them. Under the guidance of Lianne and David, I managed to get to 3 out of my four dream schools and get maximum fellowships. When I got the big bold “YES” from my mostly strived school, I felt like I could have achieved anything. If I would have decided, a decade ago, to become an astronaut – today I could have become one. That was the feeling. I remember that time once when one of Ivy representative called me to ask if I was pleased with the process. It was at mid-July, several weeks prior application submission. I answered ...
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  • Absolute professionals when it comes to MBA admissions consulting
    1 year ago
    My acquaintance with David had begun way before I even took the GMAT. When I contacted him, at the advice of a friend of mine, he gave me priceless advice helping me to better position myself towards the application process. When I finally started applying I was exposed to Ivy's strong professionalism and know-how, which manifested in a meticulously planned process. David and his colleagues' advice and input made a huge and measurable difference in each phase: the initial strategic planning, the writing of the application materials, the preparation for the interviews (including invaluable mocks), the scholarship essays, and the final decision between the schools. David and Ivy's team were always available and responded promptly to each question or worry that I had, something that ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Eli David is an absolute miracle worker & #1 in the b-school consulting business
    1 year ago
    Spoiler Alert: I interviewed at Harvard, was admitted to Columbia, and will be starting at Wharton this fall as a merit scholarship recipient (I only applied to these three programs). But I can assure you that I'm not the all-star b-school candidate that you might be imagining. I didn't go to a fancy undergrad, my GPA was just average, my gmat score was just above 700, and I am a non-traditional applicant a few years older than the average b-school student. My x-factor was undeniably Eli David. I am absolutely certain that I would not have had the success I had without Eli, Rom, and the IVY team- it's a definitive fact. It's truly difficult to effectively capture the profound amount of knowledge and expertise ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • It is worth every penny
    1 year ago
    Ivy MBA Consulting got me the results that I wanted. The working methodology is very well-organized and builds you up to reach your full potential.  The consultants are very responsive to questions, provided an excellent background on each school’s application process, and provided clear guidance on the elements of my profile that fitted well with each school. During the first round I applied to 4 top 7 universities at the US with different MBA consultant and was dissatisfied with the results. I decided to use Ivy MBA Consulting services during the second round after I consulted with many friends of being a great MBA consulting company. The results were amazing, I was admitted to 3 out of 5 universities with a significant scholarship!!! I 100% ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • I owe my sucess to Eli and the team at Ivy
    1 year ago
    Eli and the team at Ivy consulting where there for me in every step of the long journey towards a top-tier MBA. From helping me understand which schools are right for me, to brainstorming a great strategy for each school, unrelentlessly honing the essays I have written until they were perfect, and preparing me for interviews. Eli has also been extremely flexible and accomodating towards certain specific constraints I had along the way, and always available to provide guidance or a quick answer for a question that "bugged" me. Not only did I feel great throughout the process, the end results speak for themselves - I was admitted to three top-tier schools, each with a generous scholarship, and Ivy consulting has a huge part in that achievement. Thank ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Not just a number - a consultant who truly listens
    1 year ago
    David has been a tremendous help and over the past year and has helped through 7 applications leading to an admission into a top MBA. Most consultants I talked to dissed me because I was too young but David believed in me. With Ivy, you're not a number, you're a person with your aspirations and dreams. This is what differentiates them from other consultants. David, Lianne and the others were always here to help when I faced a difficult decision, always here to listen when I had concerns. For instance, while other consultants suggested I diversify my target schools and apply to some tier-2 school although I specifically told them that I did not want to do so, David understood my decision and ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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