Best-Fit MBA Program and School Selection Strategy

It is important to attend the best-fit MBA program, and each business school has a different culture and unique values. We do a thorough assessment of your background, personality, and goals, and help you decide which school you should apply to.
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Data-driven background assessment

Do you enjoy working in a structured or flexible environment? Would you thrive at a school that uses a case-study approach or project-based approach?

We use our proprietary assessment tool to answer such questions. Our tool is built using data on hundreds of students’ pre- and post-MBA preferences and career paths and helps us pick the best-fit schools for you.

School-specific criteria

Each school’s admission committee is looking for unique characteristics when deciding who to accept. Some are trying to increase professional diversity whereas others are looking for someone with strong leadership traits.

We help you shortlist schools in a way that resonates with the values and brand of the school and matches with your future aspirations.

In-depth discussion with our Admissions Experts

Our Graduate Coach will schedule a 30-minute call to talk in detail through the best-fit school list. This will also be a great opportunity for you to understand what each school is looking for and how you should tailor your story.

Our Extensive Experience

20
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Factors considered when recommending best-fit schools
Business Schools Reviewed Annually
600
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Applicants supported
15
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School selection experts on Inspira's team

Hear From Inspira Alumni

“My original list of schools to apply to was mostly inspired by the schools my older friends and colleagues had attended. After speaking with Inspira, I learned that there were schools that better fit my interests and goals. My coach took the time to understand my background, passions, and future career interests before suggesting new school options. The team is constantly monitoring the selection trends of business schools, so they were able to suggest schools that not only would be a better fit for me but that were looking for candidates with my skills and background. They prepared a perfect list for me and provided a rationale for each school. Really appreciate this help!”

Julia

GMAT Score: 730
GPA: 3.7
Accepted to:

“When I started working on my applications I realized that I needed to write why I was a good fit for each specific school - but didn’t know enough about the MBA programs to do so. I started working with Inspira and quickly learned about what makes each school unique, and my graduate coach had great insight into which schools I should apply to as I was reworking my list. I am so glad I reached out to them because not only do I have a better list of schools to apply to, but I also have a better idea of the kinds of experiences to highlight in each application to match the values and specialties of each school.”

Sebastian

GMAT Score: 710
GPA: 3.2
Accepted to:

“Inspira saved me from what could have been a disastrous application season. I had originally chosen schools that weren’t a good fit for someone like me with a non-finance background, and got dinged from all of those schools in my round 1 applications. My roommate referred me to Inspira, and the Inspira team took the time to thoroughly understand my background and my goals for an MBA. They literally mapped my future aspirations with specific activities/opportunities at various business schools and came up with a comprehensive list. I used that to send round 3 applications and got admits from two of those. I am so glad I went through Inspira otherwise I would have wasted 18 months.”

Shannon

GMAT Score: 690
GPA: 3.4
Accepted to:

“I highly recommend Inspira Futures! They were so dedicated to finding the best schools for me to apply to. I worked with Arush, who clearly understood what makes each school unique and what they each look for in an applicant. He is up-to-date on the most important adcom selection factors, and with his help I was able to select the right safety, target, and reach business schools. I was so impressed with the list he created that I applied to all the schools he suggested!”

Harold

GMAT Score: 690
GPA: 3.5
Accepted to:

“I originally underestimated my candidacy at top schools. I had planned on applying to mid-tier schools because I didn’t think I would be able to get into the more selective ones, but after speaking with my consultant at Inspira I learned that with extra time spent on my essays, short answers, and resumes I would have a good chance. Arush had lots of insight about what the adcom looks for in an applicant and how to make up for a less than stellar GPA and GMAT.  For those interested to know, I took Arush’s advice and applied to Haas and MIT Sloan, and will be going to Haas this fall!”

Peter

GMAT Score: 730
GPA: 3.2
Accepted to:
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You Are Just a Call Away from Applying to the MBA Program That Fits Your Profile and Goals

FAQ's

Who is this service for?

This offering is for applicants who know that they want to go to business school but are not sure which schools to apply to. When it comes to choosing where to apply, you might have no idea or you might have some idea but are unsure.

Applicants who have been dinged in round 1 and are looking to apply in subsequent rounds also find this offering useful. This is not useful for applicants who know exactly what school they want to apply to.

Why is this service useful?

Choosing the right schools is important for a couple of reasons.

First, you want to pick a set of institutions that has three types of schools - ‘reach’ schools where you have a shot but it’s difficult to get in. Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton fall into this category for the majority of our clients. Then there are ‘competitive’ schools where you have a greater than 70% chance of getting accepted. Finally, there are ‘safety’ schools where you have a greater than 90% chance of getting in. You want to have a balance of these schools based on your background and career goals.

Second, you want to go to a school that is a good cultural fit. Our data-driven personality assessment makes sure that we recommend institutions where you’ll thrive. Things such as fit for case-based versus project-based pedagogy, preference for living in a city versus a rural are taken into consideration.

Finally, you want to go to a school that fits your career ambitions. Do you have a management consulting background and aspire to work at a fintech startup after your MBA? Are you looking to transition from sales to finance? Different schools fit the bill for each ambition and goal.

How do you decide which school is the best fit for me?

Right after you check out, you will receive a confirmation mail that’ll have a link to a proprietary test. This test helps us understand key aspects of your personality and background. We take everything into consideration - right from your test scores and undergraduate institution to your career ambitions. Our extensive network of former Admissions Committee members, Graduate Coaches, and Inspira alumni provides us constant updates on how schools are changing and what type of applicants each school is focused on in any give year and application round.

Can you tell me if I will get into Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton?

We get this question a lot. We can tell you with a high degree of confidence if your profile will be competitive for those schools. But we cannot tell with certainty if you’ll get in or not. In fact, nobody can. Your acceptance depends on several factors including your story, test scores, industry sector, etc.

If we think your profile is not a great fit for Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton (or other top schools you’re interested in) we will also tell you what you can do to make your profile competitive. Further, we will also provide our perspective on which schools you’ll be a competitive candidate for and which ones should be a breeze for you.

You Are Just A Click Away From Applying to the Right Schools!

You will receive an email once you checkout with a link to our proprietary test. Our Graduate Coach will reach out to schedule a call after you take the test.

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Best-Fit School Selection Strategy

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