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A business school application is more than just a great GMAT® score.

In recent years the MBA admissions process has become more and more competitive as the quality of the average MBA candidate has increased.

Get an edge on the admissions process with Kaplan's MBA Admissions Consulting service. Work with business school experts to highlight your strengths and accomplishments and make you stand out from other applicants.

What can I expect from MBA Admissions Consulting?

Admissions consulting provides you with personal guidance from a business school admissions expert. Need help identifying programs, writing winning essays, approaching recommenders, or looking for guidance through the whole process? Not a problem - the service is tailored to your exact requirements.

Consulting is carried out by Skype and email, so is available to candidates situated in any location worldwide.

Here is an outline of the process you will go through with admissions consulting:

Step 1:  During your first session you will work with the consultant to clarify your MBA needs, career goals, what school(s) you are applying and why. They will also look at  your strengths and achievements,  and teach you how to write effective application essays, recommendations, and scholarships.
Step 2: You will write your essay and CV and then the consultant will review  and provide feedback.
Step 3: You will adapt your essay and CV based on the consultants' feedback.
Step 4: Consultant will review and give feedback on your CV and provide feedback a 2nd time.
Step 5: Mock interview and tips.
Step 6: The consultant will review your Scholarship Essays and provide feedback.

What are the benefits of MBA Admissions Consulting?

You'll receive personal advice from an expert consultant, an MBA him/herself, to help you fully understand the application process and how to create a compelling application, and therefore substantially increase your chances of acceptance to your target programs. Your consultant will work with you on all aspects of your application, providing help wherever you need it.

Who are the Kaplan MBA Admissions Consultants?

Kaplan's consultants are all MBA alumni themselves and have specific relevant admissions experience, e.g. many have served on admissions committees of top international business schools. They know what admissions officers look for in a successful applicant and use that knowledge to help you gain acceptance to your target programs.

What goes into a business school application?

Each MBA program may have different requirements, so you should check with the business school directly before applying. However, most business schools will require the following:

  • Application form

  • CV/Resume

  • Personal statement/Essays (usually several)

  • GMAT score

  • Undergraduate/Masters transcript(s)

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Interview

  • Financial aid and/or scholarship essays (if applicable)


Choose your MBA Consulting Package Option:

What is included?
MBA Admissions Consulting -
1 School
Complete expert guidance for 1 business school
(approximately 6 hours of consulting)
$1045   Enroll
MBA Admissions Consulting -
3 Schools
Complete expert guidance for 3 business schools
(approximately 10 hours of consulting)
$1630   Enroll
MBA Admissions Consulting -
5 Schools
Complete expert guidance for 5 business schools
(approximately 15 hours of consulting)
$2715   Enroll

Need GMAT prep as well? 

Our MBA Complete Package combines a live GMAT course ( In person or Live Online) with Private Tutoring and MBA Consulting.

What is included?

MBA Complete - Live Online
  • GMAT Live Online Course
  • 3 Hours Private Tutoring Live Online
  • Math Foundations Self-Paced
  • MBA Consulting for 1 School



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical time frame from admissions consulting?

This depends on the package you select. On average, 1 school will take around 6 hours of consulting, 3 schools will take around 10 hours, and 5 schools will take around 15 hours. 

What if I want to add on extra schools to my package?

No problem! Just contact our centre and we can determine how much extra time you need with the consultant. The price for extra hours is £125/hour. 

How will I meet with my consultant?

All sessions are held conveniently via Skype or phone (depending on your preference) and email.

What kind of things do consultants help with for the essays?

The consultant will help with talk with you about your topic and help with your grammar, overall structure, and any other feedback to help you create a stand out essay that reflects you.

How long does it take to match me with a consultant?

In general, it can take up to 10 days. However, the more flexible you are in terms of availability the quicker we are likely to match you with a consultant.

Can I meet the consultant before I purchase?

No, but we do offer a free MBA Admissions Seminar, that is hosted live online by an expert consultant. Furthermore, we have a consultant’s bio on the website if you want to know her background. Our consultants are also extremely engaging and passionate about helping students achieve their goals. You will definitely be in good hands.

Have more questions? You can contact us by phone (+44 (0)20 7930 3130) or email and we would be happy to help!