Services: Complete Start-to-Finish Package

mbaMission believes in its package approach; this flat-fee option gives you unlimited brainstorming assistance, ongoing feedback and advice, and as many revisions to your essays, resume, and other elements of your application as you feel you need to craft the most successful application possible. Here we outline our Complete Start-to-Finish Package—a comprehensive process that has proven to yield results. But first, watch this short video to learn how our admissions experts can help you stand out and succeed in the admissions process.

Pre-Stage: Access the mbaMission Library

As an mbaMission client, you have full access to a wealth of unrivaled research and resources via our robust library of guides and primers. As your first step, we encourage you to read our Complete Start-to-Finish MBA Admissions Guide (which includes numerous sample essays, resumes, and recommendations). Next, our mbaMission Insider’s Guides and B-School Primers can offer insight into your target schools, while our school-specific Interview Primers are available to help you prepare for that important stage of the application process. We also recommend that you download any Career Primers that match your post-MBA aspirations to help you advance your understanding of these roles and industries and be better prepared to discuss your career goals in your essays and/or interviews.

Stage 1: Candidate Assessment

You can take several significant steps at the beginning of the application process that will help you develop your profile and improve your candidacy. We will advise you on these steps and various other important issues at this stage, such as taking or retaking the GMAT, enrolling in math and finance courses, selecting a volunteer organization to join, planning campus visits, and connecting with students and alumni to learn specifics about programs. By proactively targeting any weaknesses in your candidacy and complementing your strengths, we will help you complete your profile.

Stage 2: Program Compatibility

After reviewing your profile and developing a thorough understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, we will help you identify the MBA programs at which you will be competitive. Our next step is developing a strategy to move forward. Using the research in our Insider’s Guides, we will explain the attributes and strengths of the top business schools so you can pinpoint the best fit for you and your goals.

Stage 3: Brainstorming

Through one-on-one idea generation sessions, we will help you identify interesting and inspirational stories from your past. Experience has shown us that applicants often ignore events in their history that seem trivial to them, but such events can often be the incredible stories that make candidates stand out. We will guide you in incorporating these unique personal stories into the larger context of your application, developing compelling and comprehensive statements that will highlight your notable attributes.

Stage 4: Outlining

By working with you to develop a framework for each essay, we will save you valuable time while also reducing your stress and helping you avoid common applicant errors. You will prepare your first complete draft knowing that you have a clear direction and the foundation for a compelling essay.

Stage 5: Essay Writing and Unconventional “Essay” Constructions

In the edits of your essay drafts, you will find a variety of questions and comments designed to increase the detail, color, and flow of your writing, without compromising word limits. With each subsequent draft, we will help you further fine-tune your ideas, focusing on sentence structure, grammar, and style, while maintaining your distinct voice. Further, we can assist you in creating and managing the new wave of alternative “essays” schools are increasingly requesting such as videos and PowerPoint presentations. And our work is not done until you are satisfied; we place no limit on the number of drafts we will review for you.

Resume and Short Answer Preparation

Your resume and responses to your target school’s “short answer” questions are also crucial parts of your application. We will ensure that these elements are detailed, well developed, and results oriented, thereby bolstering your overall chances for success and allowing you to capitalize on every opportunity.

Letters of Recommendation

Selecting and managing the individuals who will write your letters of recommendation takes thought and skill. We will give you the tools to select and guide the recommenders whose letters will both complement and supplement your application and grab the attention of the admissions committees.

Stage 6: Interview Preparation

Using questions posed to previous applicants to your selected school and intelligence gathered through years of client interview reports, your consultant will ensure that you are thoroughly prepared for your admissions interviews. You will be able to meet with your official school interviewer with confidence, knowing that you have already been tested and that your answers have been refined.

Clients applying to Harvard Business School (HBS) will also have access to an exclusive, complimentary workshop hosted by Devi Vallabhaneni. Devi has spent more than five years interviewing hundreds of HBS candidates and will share insights and advice on how to best prepare for this unique interview experience. (For an additional fee, clients may purchase a supplementary intensive interview simulation package with Devi.)

Stage 7: Post-Acceptance

Our work is not over when you receive that coveted letter of acceptance from your chosen MBA programs. In fact, a whole new phase begins. Determining which school to ultimately choose can sometimes be an agonizing process. We provide objective advice and sober second thought for candidates facing difficult choices that will affect the rest of their lives. We will brainstorm with you once again as you work through this important decision and provide significant support to you on another round of distinctive essays to help you win coveted scholarships sponsored by your chosen MBA program.

Stage 8: Free Career Consultation

Once you have been admitted to your target business school, making the most of your pre-MBA time for professional development is crucial to your long-term career interests. Our experience has shown that many aspiring MBAs arrive on campus and feel both unprepared for and overwhelmed by the speed and intensity of recruiting. So now is the time to get a head start on refining your career goals, preparing for job interviews, and learning how to effectively network with employers. We therefore invite you to take advantage of a free career consultation with one of our experienced Career Coaches to ensure that you are ready from day one. During your complimentary 30-minute session, your coach will answer any initial questions you may have and will outline concrete steps you can take to turn your aspirations into job offers.

Package Fees¹

Senior Consultant Packages²,³

For clients working with Melissa Blakeslee, Heidi Granner, Michael Guttman, Julie-Anne Heafey, Kimberly Hoey, Susan Kaplan, Jen Kedrowski, Harshad Mali, Melissa Merchant, Lynn Moloney, Kate Richardson, Gavriella Semaya, Harold Simansky, or Nisha Trivedi

One-School Package $5,900
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Two-School Package - Save $200 $7,700
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Three-School Package - Save $700 $9,200
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Four-School Package - Save $1400 $10,500
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Five-School Package - Save $2300 $11,600
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Six-School Package - Save $3400 $12,500
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Seven-School Package - Save $4500 $13,400
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Supplemental Packages

(Add to your initial purchase at a later date)

One Additional School $2,250
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Two Additional Schools $4,500
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Three Additional Schools $6,750
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Managing Director’s Packages

For clients working with Rachel Beck, Debbie Choy, Katharine Lewis, Krista Nannery, Jessica Shklar, John Sisk, or Devi Vallabhaneni

One-School Package with Managing Director $7,200
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Two-School Package with Managing Director - Save $300 $9,400
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Three-School Package with Managing Director - Save $900 $11,300
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Four-School Package with Managing Director - Save $1700 $13,000
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Five-School Package with Managing Director - Save $2700 $14,500
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Six-School Package with Managing Director - Save $3900 $15,800
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Seven-School Package with Managing Director - Save $5100 $17,100
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Managing Director’s Supplemental Package

(Add to your initial purchase at a later date)

One Additional School $2,750
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Founder’s Packages

For clients working with Jeremy Shinewald

Three-School Package $17,500
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Four-School Package $20,000
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Five-School Package $22,500
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Six-School Package $25,000
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Seven-School Package $27,500
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¹mbaMission promises two-business-day response and will not miss that deadline. mbaMission will always strive to schedule a call, return a draft, etc. as soon as possible.
²You can purchase one school at a time and decide to purchase additional schools as you progress.
³When multi-school packages are purchased up front, clients receive the discounts listed in the “multi-school” fee schedule above. Pricing for dual degree and Consortium applications vary. Please contact mbaMission for specific pricing.

For information about hourly rates, please see our Hourly Services. Please note that the hourly service is a separate service and cannot be purchased in conjunction with the Complete “Start-To-Finish” package service.