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Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Communications from Northwestern University and his Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Based on the strength of his Anderson application, he was selected for a Dean’s Fellowship that paid for his first year of business school; an award that fewer than 10% of those attending the UCLA Anderson School of Management receive.
A gifted teacher, Michael received U.S. Congressional Recognition for his outstanding and invaluable service to the community. He has taught business plan writing, stock market analysis, and life skills to high-potential, low-opportunity youths as part of the Academy of Business Leadership Program. He previously served on the Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Greater Miami Impact Circle Steering Committee and is currently a Big Brother to Luke.
Michael Cohan founded MBAPrepAdvantage in 2004 to provide the absolute best and most comprehensive MBA admissions consulting services available. For more than a decade, he has helped hundreds of MBA applicants gain admission to their top programs.
Michael will help you articulate your authentic story in the most compelling way possible tailored for the different admissions committees that decide your candidacy. He brings to each engagement deep commitment, superb editing and a high-energy approach along with an extraordinary ability to understand what truly makes his clients unique. As a current entrepreneur and former sales executive, Michael applies considerable functional, industry, and management expertise to his MBA admissions consulting practice. He offers keen insight into the nuances of each business school from having traveled the world to engage firsthand with admissions officers, faculty members and program heads.
Finally, his technology and consulting experience encompassing sales, client relationship partner, project manager, lead and developer roles gives him unique insight into clients with similar backgrounds.
MBAPrepAdvantage provides MBA admissions consulting services on an hourly consulting basis only.
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I just heard from HBS and I’ve been accepted in Round 3!! I found Michael’s input really useful, both with the guidance on essay direction and interview prep. You can count on him to be relentlessly logical. Be warned, he will poke holes in your carefully constructed arguments so he’s definitely not for the faint-hearted :). My advice to anyone working with Michael: he’s great, reflect on his advice seriously and craft your own story in your own voice.
Michael was instrumental in my MBA admissions process and I could not recommend him more highly. He truly went above and beyond to help me craft the best application possible. Having also worked with another reputable consultant briefly, I can say that there really was no comparison between the two and that in working with Michael you are receiving the highest quality product available. He completely transformed my resume from a resume that was a barely readable to a polished final version that best highlights my skills and experience. My essays similarly shined after a lot of work with Michael in a way that would have been nearly impossible without his guidance. He is there whenever you need him throughout the process. Michael even went beyond his typical duties as a consultant and helped me to mitigate a challenging situation with one of my recommendations. I can confidently say that I would not have secured admission at two top 15 schools without Michael’s help. In conclusion, Michael is truly the best of the best in MBA consulting and is someone you really want by your side if you are trying to get into the top programs. Thanks for everything Michael!
Thank to Michael I got an offer to Wharton! Michael is extremely dedicated and thorough. Michael helped me to brainstorm and develop my essays and gave detailed feedback on my resume. I recommend Michael without a doubt to any other applicant to a top 10 school!
I used Michael’s resume editing service while applying to business school. He reviewed every line of my resume and provided detailed feedback about formatting and content by phone and email. He wanted each bullet point to be a value-add. By the end of the revision cycle, it transformed into a more results oriented, impactful resume. Thanks Michael. I’ll be attending Chicago Booth in the fall!
I’ve applied for Wharton EMBA in SF. I’ve used the services of Michael for essay writing, resume and interview preparation. Calling Michael just an admission consultant is an extreme understatement. He was there, available through out the process of application. He is more of a coach/friend than just a consultant. Always a phone call away. His ability to visualize exactly what you are trying to portray is simply amazing. His involvement has surely made all the difference to my application. In every aspect. Essays, recommendations, resume, interview. His understanding of different demographics and using that to your application is phenomenal. I’d recommend Michael for applications without batting an eyelid.
Thanks to Michael, I got accepted to HBS! He was instrumental in helping me brainstorm and craft a compelling essay that brought out the best of my professional and personal background. He is knowledgeable with what admissions look for, and is detail-oriented and creative in his approach. Highly recommend!
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