Trisha Nussbaum

Trisha Nussbaum

MBA Coach

Fortuna Admissions


United States

Net Promoter Score: 10

Consultant Bio

With her background in tech consulting, Trisha Nussbaum has developed extensive expertise in coaching and cultivating talent in new business professionals. While working at IBM and Google, Trisha was directly involved in intern selection and program management. Through these endeavors, she has helped other passionate individuals communicate their diverse experiences into compelling narratives.

As Vice President of NYU Stern’s Technology Association, Trisha worked with both current and aspiring MBAs to elevate their resumes and interviewing prowess. Additionally, she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow for Technology Product Management, working directly with Stern’s first class of Tech-focused MBAs to develop ideas into goals and actions.

Trisha has a B.S. from Cornell University, where she studied Information Science and Applied Economics Management. Her MBA from NYU Stern included three specializations – Entertainment & Media, Product Management, and Business Analytics.

Company Information

Fortuna Admissions possesses unique insider knowledge of how admissions committees work, because we have been the gatekeepers in the admissions offices of top business schools. Our entire team comprises of former business school professionals from top-tier institutions including Wharton, INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, London Business School, Chicago Booth, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, IE Business School, and UC Berkeley Haas.

We have personally reviewed tens of thousands of applications from candidates all over the world. We have also shaped admissions policy, devised the application processes, and had the final say on who got in. We know the inside track – what goes on behind the closed doors of admissions committees, how your candidacy will stand up versus the competition, and how you can best maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.

Our experience and passion for coaching gives you a level of MBA admissions insight that you won’t find anywhere else. And with our passion for coaching, we can help you bring out the best in yourself so you truly shine in your application and interviews.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Fortuna Admissions offers two packages: Comprehensive School Packages (CSP) & Premium School Packages (PSP).

The Comprehensive and Premium School Package services both include:
Goal Development
Target School List
Application Strategy
School Interaction Strategy
Recommender Strategy
Essay Editing
Resume Review
Biodata/Application Forms Review
Interview Coaching
Decision Management

Comprehensive School Package (CSP): You will work with a dedicated expert coach throughout the entire process, from goal development right through to interview coaching and decision management, with input from our resume specialists and a mid-point review of your entire application by one of our former admissions directors. Our Fortuna coaches have held senior positions at the world’s best MBA programs and are uniquely qualified to help you maximize your chances of gaining a coveted place in a top MBA program.
Premium School Package (PSP): In addition to working with an expert coach, the Premium School Package includes tailored guidance by one of our former admissions directors at critical stages of the application process.

Special Package Rates:

One-School Package: $5,150 (CSP) / add $1,400 (PSP)
Two-School Package: $6,950 (CSP) / add $1,800 (PSP)
Three-School Package: $8,650 (CSP) / add $2,200 (PSP)
Four-School Package: $10,250 (CSP) / add $2,600 (PSP)
Five-School Package: $11,750 (CSP) / add $3,000 (PSP)

Other Services: We also offer other “á la carte” options such as: Early Stage MBA Planning, MBA Resume Review, Admissions Directors’ Evaluation, MBA Interview Prep, MBA Waitlist Strategy, Rejected MBA Application Strategy, and Hourly Consulting.

Please visit our website for more information and pricing.

Location: Massachusetts, United States



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  • Best Consultant, Best Investment
    10 months ago
    Trisha was truly the best consultant I could have asked for. She was instrumental in helping me achieve my goal! Initially, I was very hesitant about investing in a consultant, but when Trisha and I had our initial call, I felt that she was very approachable, candid, experienced, and knowledgeable. It was the best investment I have ever made. I am beyond glad I had her as a resource through this whole process because it would not have been as smooth as it was if I had tackled applying to business school by myself. I only applied to one school and opted for the one school package through Fortuna. I appreciated how organized Trisha was in setting up timelines and weekly meetings. She was always ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • The Best Investment I Have Ever Made!
    1 year ago
    Trisha was instrumental in helping me get admitted into several of my top schools, including my dream school. She helped me identify what made my story compelling and effectively communicate it through my essays. She was readily available and was always quick to provide feedback on all of my work. She was also critically helpful in helping me prepare for my interviews. I could not have done it without her, and she was a joy to work with. I cannot recommend Trisha enough.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Fantastic Experience!
    1 year ago
    Trisha was my MBA admissions consultant as I applied to full time MBA programs this year and she was incredibly helpful throughout the entire process. I come from a non-traditional background and Trisha was able to provide strategies and insights that really paid off as I applied to my target and reach programs. She provided constructive feedback on my essays and was always available for a quick chat when I needed to go over any revisions. Our meetings were productive and she had a game plan for every session to maximize the time we had together. Overall I had a great time working with her and can't recommend her enough!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Very Helpful & Easy To Work With
    2 years ago
    Trisha played an instrumental role in not only helping me develop the stories for my essays but also helped me really think about the reasons behind why I wanted an MBA. I feel as if this translated into stronger final essays and helped with admissions. She was also very timely at returning edits to me and helpful at managing deadlines when I would fall behind a bit from being busy with work. Some of my essays easily went through 10 iterations (2 even had complete rewrites) and she was always quick to review and provide thoughtful feedback. Finally she was almost always available to set up time to meet. I found this particularly helpful for brainstorming essays and getting some ideas down. She was easy to brainstorm ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Couldn't Have Done It Without Her!
    2 years ago
    Trisha was my primary consultant for my applications to 2 schools. My biggest fear in applying was the essays. Trisha really helped me articulate and define my story and was very patient through the multiple rounds of reviews we went through perfecting it. I started the process very late in the game but Trisha was always on top of things and making sure we remained on track for both of my deadlines. I always appreciated how she made herself available for calls to walk me through things and help with my interview prep!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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