UCLA Anderson | Mr. Worldwide
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Darden | Mr. Education Consulting
GRE 326, GPA 3.58
Wharton | Mr. LatAm Indian Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
HEC Paris | Mr. Indian Entrepreneur
GMAT 690, GPA 2.1
Wharton | Mr. MBB to PE
GMAT 740, GPA 3.98
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Ms. Finance
GMAT 760, GPA 3.48
Harvard | Mr. MBB Aspirant
GMAT 780, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Angel Investor
GMAT 700, GPA 3.20
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. MBB Private Equity
GMAT TBD (target 720+), GPA 4.0
Said Business School | Ms. Creative Planner
GMAT 690, GPA 3.81 / 5.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Wedding Music Business
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. First Gen Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB/FinTech
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Break Into Buy-Side
GMAT 780, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Perseverance
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Politics Abroad
GRE 332, GPA 4.2/4.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Canadian Banker
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Ms. Fintech To Tech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.54


Master Consultant

MBA Exchange

United States

Consultant Bio

Recognized by industry expert Poets&Quants as one of the “Top 10 MBA Admissions Consultants” for 2017, Stephanie is an MBA graduate with honors from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She was engaged by Kellogg to serve as an admissions interviewer. Immediately after business school, Stephanie was a senior associate at McKinsey & Co., advising technology and service clients on competitive strategies. She has worked in executive positions for DaVita, a Fortune 500 healthcare company; Viking River Cruises, a global travel firm; and Safety Kleen, an industrial chemicals company. Since joining The MBA Exchange, she has helped a wide range of clients achieve admission to top-tier business schools worldwide. Stephanie earned a master’s degree in English and bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Bucknell University, where she was a recipient of the Mellon Foundation Fellowship. While attending Bucknell, Stephanie was a writing tutor helping PhD candidates — including non-native English speakers — transform technical information into clear, compelling prose.

Company Information


Founded in 1996, our performance has been independently reported by a Certified Public Accounting firm. We proudly lead all 73 firms ranked on Admissions411.com with the highest number of admits and 4+ star ratings. We’re the first firm in the admissions consulting industry to provide such proof of performance. Furthermore, we are accredited with an A+ Rating for service quality by the Better Business Bureau, recognizing us for a complaint-free record of client satisfaction.


We know that applicants have full-time jobs, family obligations and a social life. So, The MBA Exchange remains accessible to them seven days a week, including evenings and holidays. We respond to our clients within hours, not days.


We feature more former admissions professionals, adcoms, evaluators and interviewers from more schools than any other firm in the world. Our consultants come from Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, Tuck, Kellogg, Yale, Cornell, Fuqua, INSEAD, London Business School and other top schools. These professionals are committed exclusively to The MBA Exchange and to your admissions success. You get the intimate 1-on-1 service of a boutique plus the resources of an entire firm.


Our team includes seasoned business professionals with the experience to help differentiate you from your competitors. Regardless of your industry or function, our consultants have either worked in it, consulted to it, or helped applicants from it crack top b-schools. Some of our consultants are full-time while others have complementary business interests that add freshness and energy to the engagement. Our team is based in 11 countries worldwide and has served clients from over 70 countries. We have an intimate understanding of the nuances and subtleties of nationality, ethnicity and culture.


We don’t dole out personalized admissions guidance via blogs, podcasts and online forums for applicants who are competing against our clients. We also don’t publish guides or books that would only dilute the effectiveness of proven strategies by helping thousands of other applicants. At The MBA Exchange, our sole focus is on you and your admissions success. Our expertise becomes your competitive advantage. We put our customized guidance to work exclusively for the benefit of each client on our limited roster, not their competitors.


The best way to begin your MBA admissions journey is with our candid assessment of your competitive strengths, vulnerabilities and target schools. No cost, no obligation. Just visit our website and tell us about yourself.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Gaining admission to highly selective business schools requires a combination of analysis, planning strategic guidance and tactical support. Our Comprehensive Consultation ensures that your admissions campaign will be authentic, effective and efficient, from start to finish.


  • GMAT and GRE test preparation
  • Test anxiety counseling
  • Social media profile optimization
  • Translation services
  • Video essay coaching
  • Interview coaching
  • Team-based discussion prep
  • Waitlist coaching & support
  • AppCheck™ application review
  • Post-admit background verification
  • MyAdcom™ application test
  • Ding analysis and feedback

Location: United States

Phone: +1 888-305-5553

Email: info@mbaexchange.com

Website: http://www.mbaexchange.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Great Industry Expertise & Outstanding Services
    9 months ago
    Background: Digital Transformation consultant at big 4 Engagement Experience: After carefully reading through consultant bios, I decided to partner with Stephanie for her expertise in the consulting industry. As I was applying to business schools from a highly competitive consulting industry, I found Stephanie's experiences working with clients from consulting background as well as her professional experience at McKinsey post MBA extremely valuable in preparing my application. As part of the comprehensive package, I had a couple of mock interviews with Stephanie. Mock interview feedbacks were spot on and were extremely helpful in performing during actual interviews. Also, I was waitlisted at a target school during Round 1. Stephanie provided guidance throughout the following rounds to help me get off the waitlist. I was admitted from ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Excellence!
    2 years ago
    After working with a different admissions firm on my R1 packages, I got dinged by three top MBA schools. Then, I looked for a different consultant and decided to work with Stephanie, on an hourly capacity. She helped me refine my R2 applications, gave me advise for my interviews, and worked with me all the way until I gained admission at Kellogg, school that was one of my top 3 programs. Stephanie took time to hear my story, and uncover some of my strengths and weaknesses; as a result, she pointed out experiences and skills that I leveraged for my R2 applications. Furthermore, she is very likeable, highly proactive, and nice to work with—traits that I value in any individual I collaborate with. Thanks, Stephanie!
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Excellent Service and Professional Attitude
    2 years ago
    Stephanie helped me analyze my whole profile and reveal vulnerabilities. She was always responsive and responsible with respect to my application. Based on her valuable guidance I was able to cherry-pick the best personal and professional stories and stipulate them in the application. Given the peculiarity of my background, her guidance enabled me to prepare the best possible application. Two top US business schools invited me to interviews. I got accepted to my target business school. When I received an offer of admission from one school I withdrew my second application. I strongly recommend working with Stephanie!
    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Great Person and Excellent Service
    2 years ago
    Stephanie was great, she helped me put together a good story to my application and helped me portray a unique story in my essays. This helped me with my MBA interviews and has helped with job interviews as well. I'm confident that with her I was able to send out the best possible application I could have.
    - btrede
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  • Top EMBA admission consultant
    2 years ago
    Stephanie is methodological in her process and punctual in getting back to questions/edits. She elicited fine details in my life and helped me place them in the correct order to strike the right note. She gave me the confidence in putting together the best application and helped me get into top #1 EMBA program in US. I would recommend Stephanie to anyone looking to apply for business school.Look no further from her!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Great Experience Working with Stephanie!
    2 years ago
    Working with Stephanie was easy and very helpful. She was always fast to respond and created a great timeline to get all my applications in even on a shortened time frame. She also helped me identify what experiences matter most to admissions staff and craft my story. With Stephanie's help I was admitted to 4 top schools with money from three of them! I highly recommend working with Stephanie.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Admitted to my first choice! Stephanie was amazing.
    2 years ago
    Stephanie acted as a drill sergeant for me throughout the entire application process. She was extremely responsive and on top of all details and timelines for my applications. Her advice was extremely helpful and professional, and I could not have been admitted to my first choice MBA program without her help. She helped leverage my unique position and portray a story to the admissions team that was unlike any other. She helped me get off the waitlist in less than two months by providing admissions with constant updates on my career and goals, as well as reaffirming my desire to attend the program. HIGHLY recommend her service to anyone looking for help no matter where you are in the application process.
    - Laura Greissing
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  • Reapplicant Success
    3 years ago
    I reapplied to two M7s this year with the help of Stephanie and the MBA exchange. Stephanie immediately had some great thoughts on a few key areas I could improve on and how I could improve the overall impact of my application. I didn't employ the help of MBA exchange until the end of July, but Stephanie designed a schedule both us could adhere to and always responds within 24hrs or less. She was fantastic to work with throughout the process and I've already been accepted to my top choice.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Excellent Experience w/ Stephanie and MBA Exchange
    3 years ago
    I began working with MBA Exchange in May of 2016. I decided to go with their firm as the founder/CEO responded within 30 minutes when I submitted my initial email. Within an hour, we were on the phone discussing my candidacy. Given the high stakes of the MBA process, I knew this was the type of partnership I was looking for. I was paired with Stephanie and couldn't have been happier with the experience. From the beginning, Stephanie proved to be a thoughtful, experienced and responsive partner. Using the robust MBA Exchange process/templates etc., she helped me to transform my experience into a cohesive and powerful story via application essays (revisions turned around within 24 hours at the very latest) and the interview process. After ...
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    - colletta.matt@gmail.com
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  • Strongly Recommend
    3 years ago
    I worked with Stephanie to make sure I was thinking through my school selection and application \"stories\" in the right way. She was immensely helpful in making sure I brought through the best examples in my essays and applications, and her help to kick-start my interview prep was invaluable. I ended up admitted to Kellogg, Booth, and Darden, and waitlisted at Ross and Sloan. Kellogg and Booth were my two choices, so we focused on those mostly, and I am very glad I solicited her help.
    - ericcitron1219@gmail.com
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  • Strongly recommend!!
    3 years ago
    Stephanie has been highly effective as my lead consultant. I am accepted to Kellogg School of Management and wait-listed at Booth. I have an undergrad degree in engineering from India. I work as a Management Consultant in a Big 4. Long term goal: Consulting. Some specific points I would like to highlight: 1. Stephanie has been very effective in answering all my initial questions regarding school selection, GMAT score. Her thorough and comprehensive answers enabled me take tough calls throughout the process 2. Stephanie always kept the big-picture in mind while reviewing my essays. This ensured I bring out the right leadership stories in all the essays. 3. The turnaround of essay review was pretty quick. Sometimes less than 12 hours. 4. The interview prep was the most helpful ...
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    - yash.iitgn@gmail.com
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  • Transforming the MBA Application Processs - MBA Exchange + Stephanie
    4 years ago
    I was a round three applicant in 2016. By way of background, I have four years of professional experience in private equity, management consulting (MBB), and venture capital. My undergraduate degree was in economics with a GPA in the high 3's. In February I began thinking through timing for when to apply for business school. My target school was Kellogg and specifically the 1Y program. By beginning the process in March however I had one month to craft my story for the admissions team. The frameworks of the MBA Exchange provide a great starting point to think through the relevant stories dating back from childhood through your professional experiences. Once the frameworks were built out I was then paired with Stephanie and I could not ...
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    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • MBA Exchange - Stephanie - A+
    4 years ago
    Stephanie is everything I could have wanted out of an admissions consultant. She was nice, knowledgeable and responsive on all aspects related to the admissions process. In particular, her ability to dissect essays and provide quality feedback was absolutely invaluable. Also, and most importantly to me, Stephanie made the effort to get to know me as a person and not just as a client on paper. I strongly recommend Stephanie to anyone who is considering reaching for their top schools!
    Class of 2018 Applicant
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  • B-School Admission Process with MBA Exchange
    4 years ago
    I had an amazing experience working with MBA Exchange and my consultant Stephanie Horn. I am a working professional with 5 years of experience as product manager in one of the top tech firms in silicon valley. Last year when I decided to apply for B-school , one of my friends recommended me "MBA Exchange". The support and guidance I got from "MBA Exchange" and Stephanie in particular has truly helped me achieve an important milestone in my life. She helped me organize my "raw material" into something eloquent and grand. I am confident that my essays were greatly improved after each discussion with Stephanie. I would often come to her with loose ideas and she would help me explore and tease out those ideas. ...
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    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Fantastic Experience!
    4 years ago
    My test score was about to expire in 5 months when I met Stephanie. She is extremely helpful, patient and responsive. She helps me select the right school to apply, and also lay down my strengths and weakness for best positioning. English is my second language, she is extremely helpful in terms of editing my application. Without her, I would not have a chance with the time limit I have. I highly recommend Stephenie!
    Class of 2016 Admit
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