MBA Admissions Consulting

Get into your dream business school with our dream team. We guarantee it.*

Dream Team Approach

With Stratus Prep, you don’t just work closely with an experienced MBA admissions consultant to optimize every part of your application.

You work with an entire team of specialists who provide extensive feedback throughout the process.

From crafting your essays to conducting mock interviews, this team-based approach ensures you stand out and get accepted into your dream business school. We guarantee it.*

We’ve successfully worked with applicants on Harvard Business School admissions, Stanford MBA admissions, and Wharton MBA admissions, among others.

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How Our Process Works

In order to maximize your chances of admission to your dream business school, our talented and experienced team of MBA admissions consultants will guide you through every step of the process.

Build Your Strategy
School Selection
Interview Preparation
Decision To Accept

MBA Admissions Consulting Details

1. Build Your Strategy

Your primary MBA consultant will guide you through a structured, proven methodology developed over the past 10 years to brainstorm and craft your MBA strategic plan. This includes helping you select business schools that are a fit with your goals and profile.

2. School Selection

We share our expertise and insider perspectives on school offerings to help you select a set of programs customized to fit your unique background, interests, and scores. These include both full-time MBA programs and executive MBA programs.

3. Application

We lead you through a 5-step process for providing the admissions committee with a concise, thorough, and winning picture of you. You will not only learn about yourself and the best that you can offer to a graduate program, but you will also learn how to convey those aspects of yourself through the essays and recommendations for each application. The essays and the MBA letters of recommendation are key aspects of the application. We also provide you with proprietary application strategy templates and worksheets so that you can easily capture your thinking, outline your essays, and prep your recommender.

4. Interview Preparation

We coach you through the MBA interview process by sharing our insider knowledge, providing you with MBA interview tips, giving you sample questions, providing role-play interviews and feedback, and customizing your answers for each program’s interviewer.

5. Decision To Accept

When the MBA admissions decision is in, we guide you in deciding which program you should ultimately attend by referring back to your decisions to apply and the results of your introspection. Your Primary MBA Consultant will also assist you with scholarship offer negotiations.

If in the event you are waitlisted, your Primary MBA Consultant will also help you develop and implement your waitlist strategy.

MBA Admissions Consulting Packages

Comprehensive MBA admissions consulting services with a team of dedicated MBA consultants, primarily from top schools with a minimum of two years admissions experience. The team is made up of a Primary MBA Consultant, Senior Strategist, Secondary Reviewer, Qualified Proofreader, and Account Manager. Comprehensive guidance is offered per school to maximize chances of admission.

Number of Schools Cost
One School $4,000
Two Schools $5,250
Three Schools $6,500
Four Schools $7,750
Five Schools $9,000
Six Schools $10,000
Seven Schools $11,000
Eight Schools $12,000
Nine Schools $13,000
Ten Schools $14,000
Hourly Rate (5 hour minimum) $250/hr
Interview Prep (4 1-hour interviews) $1,000
MBA Admissions Consulting Packages

School selection

Strategy Building

Profile & Resume Evaluation/Suggestions

Recommender Selection/Coaching

Essay Outlining

Essay Drafting

Essay Feedback

Essay Proofreading


Interview Prep

Scholarship Negotiation and Waitlist Strategy (if needed)

Standard Package

1 School: $4000

2 Schools: $5250

3 Schools: $6500

Feature 4+ School Guarantee*

4 Schools: $7750

5 Schools: $9000

6 Schools: $10,000

7 Schools: $11,000

8 Schools: $12,000

9 Schools: $13,000

10 Schools: $14,000

School Add-On: $1500

with Senior MBA Counselor

Team includes dedicated admissions counselors with top MBAs and experience reviewing hundreds of applications. The team consists of a Senior MBA Counselor, Senior Strategist, Secondary Reviewer, Qualified Proofreader, and Account Manager.

1 School: $5333

2 Schools: $7000

3 Schools: $8667

Feature 4+ School Guarantee*

4 Schools: $10,333

5 Schools: $12,000

6 Schools: $13,333

Additional MBA Admissions Consulting Services

Ding Analysis Package

Designed for candidates who were not admitted to an MBA program and seek feedback on their application. Most business schools do not provide insight on why they did not offer admission. This leaves candidates wondering how they could have bolstered their application. Through this package, an MBA Admissions Counselor will review the entire application using the Stratus Prep approach and provide written feedback (academic transcript, test scores, resume, essays, short answer questions, and recommendation letters, if available), highlighting specific, actionable areas of opportunity.

The package culminates in a 30 minute phone or Skype conversation with the MBA Admissions Counselor to discuss the feedback and answer any questions.

If a candidate purchases a comprehensive package within five business days following a Ding Analysis, the amount paid for the Ding Analysis will be credited towards purchase.

Starting at $600 per school
Interview Prep Package

This four hour package is solely focused on preparing an applicant to successfully interview with one or more business schools. Counselors will cover: program specific insights, frequently asked questions, interview strategies and conduct mock interviews.

Package includes: 3 hours interview prep with an MBA Admissions Counselor, mock interview and feedback with an MBA Admissions Counselor who attended a selected program (1 hour). Additional hours can be purchased for additional mock interviews.

Starting at $1000
Profile Development Package

Our Profile Development Package (5 hours) is designed for candidates who are not applying to business school in the current admissions cycle. Counselors will work closely with the applicant to identify ways to strengthen their profile (academics and quantitative readiness, work experience, leadership opportunities, community involvement, recommender relationships, global exposure, school selection).

The MBA Counselor will create a shared Profile Development Document to highlight areas for growth and provide ongoing feedback so the candidate is well-positioned to apply in a future application cycle. Counselor and applicant will connect every 6-8 weeks via phone for updates with email contact throughout.

Starting at $1100

MBA Admissions Consulting – Hourly

MBA Admissions Consultant
Hours Cost
5 Hours $1200
10 Hours $2350
15 Hours $3500
20 Hours $4600
Senior MBA Admissions Consultant
Hours Cost
5 Hours $1750
10 Hours $3500
15 Hours $5250
20 Hours $7000
Custom packages are also available. Contact us for details.

*Stratus Prep 4+ School Guarantee: While Stratus Prep cannot guarantee admission to a specific business school, Stratus Prep can guarantee that when working with our industry-leading admissions counseling team, each application will be maximized to increase chances of admission. Because we are confident in our ability to achieve success in partnership with our clients, if by chance one of our applicants does not gain admission into at least one of the schools in a package of four or more schools, we will work with the applicant for free on up to the same number of schools the following year. Applicants must use this guarantee within one year of learning of the admission decisions. Schedule a free consultation to learn more.