MBA NEXT Year

Plan Ahead For Next Year’s MBA Applications

We create a structured path and work with you to build the perfect profile for your dream business school
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You Get One Shot At Your MBA Application. Avoid Mistakes That Others Make.

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Of applicants wish they had started engaging recommenders sooner

We Help You Identify Opportunities to Strengthen Your Profile and Create a 12-Month Tactical Plan to Get Accepted To Your Dream Business School

Strengths and Opportunities Assessment

Determine background traits that will support and hinder your application so that you can solidify strengths and work to mitigate weaknesses.

Leadership Experience Planning

Create a step-by-step process to get relevant leadership experiences through work and extra-curricular activities that boost your application.

Career Development Support

Structured planning for your career growth, which supports your MBA aspirations and helps you find the right job or get promoted.

Test-Prep Strategy

Outline a test prep plan to make sure you use the right resources, have enough time to focus on your weaknesses, and take multiple practice tests.

Ongoing Mentorship and Support

Quarterly check-in calls and regular email communication with your dedicated Graduate Coach.

How It Works

Create an initial, highly personalized plan

You will be paired with a dedicated Graduate Coach who has experience in your industry. During the kickoff call, you will have the opportunity to both learn from their experience as well as discuss your career plans. Once the Coach has a good idea about your past experience, career ambitions, and business school plans, they will start crafting a customized plan for you.
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Start working on your MBA game plan

Your Coach will formulate a comprehensive game plan which will include a milestone-based roadmap, which tracks your progress over each month. Your Coach will explain to you the rationale behind each milestone and why it is important for your overall MBA application process. You and the Coach will always have an opportunity to refine those goals.
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Regular Check-Ins To Track Progress

Get on a call with your Coach every quarter for the next 12 months to discuss progress and challenges. Be it getting on a specific project at work or thinking about a promotion, your Coach will help you brainstorm actionable next steps to overcome roadblocks and capitalize on career growth opportunities. Interact more frequently via email for continued support.
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Start working towards your MBA Applications

As you successfully progress through your milestones, your Coach will kick-off discussions around starting your MBA applications. As MBA applications are time-sensitive, your Coach will help you structure and plan your application timeline so that you are able to apply within the required timeframe.
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Early and Rigorous Preparation Has Supercharged Many Applicants’ Aspirations

School
2019 Admit Rate
Admit Rate Post Inspira Mentorship Program
Stanford GSB
6.9%
19%
Harvard Business School
11.5%
25%
MIT Sloan
14.6%
39%
Columbia Business School
16.4%
45%

Your Experienced Team Knows What It Takes To Succeed

You get to benefit from our entire team's expertise when you work with our Graduate Coach

Graduate Coaches

Seasoned executives from top firms around the world who are responsible for project management, communication, and quality checks.

Former Admissions Committee Members

Leveraging years of experience at top business schools, our team of former Admissions Committee members ensures that each application aligns with a school’s admission criteria.

Writing Experts

Experienced linguists and M7 business school alumni who assess and improve your essay’s coherence, clarity, and language.
Start your Journey

Our Comprehensive Service Makes Sure Every Aspect of Your Profile Is Perfect Before You Start Applying

Strengths and Opportunities Analysis

Diagnostic calls and reports to build on strengths and work on weaknesses

Career Guidance

Brainstorm complexities of work such as promotions, staffing on specific projects, salary negotiations, and more

Community Involvement

Pinpoint co-curricular activities that interest you and would help with MBA applications

Recommender Strategy

Identify and engage the right recommenders at the right time

Test Prep Strategy

Resources and project plan support for the GMAT or GRE

Regular Check-ins

Quarterly calls and unlimited emails to track progress

Let’s Create A Pathway For Success!

Don't Take Our Word For It. Hear Their Stories.

"Inspira has such an extensive network of former adcom members and current interview panel members that their advice and intimate knowledge of the inner workings of business schools is a gold mine of information. Their team worked extensively with me to position each application in a way that met the specific criteria of each business school. Also, there were no restrictions on the number of edits or calls that I could ask for. This created such an open environment to discuss new ideas rather than being worried about the time on the clock."

Ming

GMAT Score: 710
GPA: 3.4
Accepted to:

“The Inspira team are really skilled storytellers and can find a way to create an intriguing narrative for even the most stereotypical candidate. I studied economics in undergrad at Yale, spent two years in banking, and now work in PE. I struggled to write a story that differentiated myself from my peers (who I knew were also applying to the same schools) and did not know how to make my path seem more unique. When I began working with Inspira, they spent a whole week just learning about my story and asking questions that got me to think in new ways about my life decisions. They used these conversations to create a persona doc, where they outlined my own personal history but in a way that was distinct and showed a clear path of professional progress. This really helped reframe my perspective of my own experience and enabled me to write application documents that showed why I was a unique applicant and why I was a good fit for my top schools. Their help with storytelling was a game changer for me!” 

Robert

GMAT Score: 720
GPA: 3.4
Accepted to:

"No marketing, no salesy bs. Inspira is a pure results-oriented admission consulting firm. I worked with them on applications for 4 schools and was so impressed with their honest approach. Their advice on school selection was spot on and was backed by data and sound reasoning. The team that helped me with my applications included a former adcom member from HBS, a writing expert from Wharton, and my graduate coach, who has an IB background like me. No other firm has such a strong team and this was clearly reflected in how good my application turned out to be. Their inside information was incredibly helpful, and many of the questions that the HBS interview panel asked me were the same ones that Inspira had prepared me for. I was so impressed by their insights into the business schools."

Varun

GMAT Score: 740
GPA: 3.6
Accepted to:

"I was originally working with a different MBA admissions group, but ended up switching to Inspira Futures only five weeks before the Stanford deadline. It seemed risky at the time, but I ended up being so glad I made the change! Inspira went above and beyond, even working with me on weekends and evenings to ensure that my application was perfect. We went through multiple rounds of revisions and the Inspira team was always willing to hop on a call to brainstorm ways to include new anecdotes or ways to rephrase the experiences on my resume. They created such a friendly environment that I never worried if I was asking too many questions or asking for too much support in such a short time frame. Thank you so much guys!"

Becka

GMAT Score: 700
GPA: 3.7
Accepted to:

"As an international student from China, I was completely new to the MBA application process for US B schools. I really liked Inspira’s onboarding process which helps candidates like me get familiar with what different business schools are looking for. They also matched me with a consultant who perfectly understood what I needed. My consultant had work experience in China (and even spoke Mandarin!) and went to school in the US, so he was able to quickly identify differences in Chinese versus American application processes to make sure I didn’t make any of the mistakes common for international applicants. My consultant even helped develop a guide for my recommenders, who had limited experience writing the types of recommendations that schools like HBS expect. With their help I was able to frame my international experiences in a way that the HBS committee would not only understand but see as an asset for their incoming class. I would not have got into Harvard without his help!"

Louise

GMAT Score: 730
GPA: 3.8
Accepted to:

“I would not have gotten into Harvard Business School without help from Inspira. I went to a non-target undergrad and my work experience was at a non-blue chip company, so I did not think that I had a chance at a top school. But Inspira’s team has such a well-structured process that they made the stressful MBA application feel straightforward. They helped me decide which schools to target, showed me how to look at my history to find the best stories to use in my essays, and even shared advice on how to pick the best recommenders. Each phase of the journey was catered to serve my needs. I am so thankful for the Inspira team!”

Sam

GMAT Score: 730
GPA: 3.5
Accepted to:

“I was initially hesitant to get a consultant and spend that extra money, but on a whim decided to speak to an Inspira consultant for the 30 minute free consultation. I was really impressed by their deep knowledge of the MBA admissions process and their ability to talk me through my history in order to quickly identify accomplishments and anecdotes to highlight on my application. I ended up applying to six schools through Inspira, and got into all of them! Looking back, the investment was worth it because I don’t think I would have been able to get into my top choices without their help and I would’ve regretted not giving the process my all. I’m so excited for my next steps and am so grateful for the help of the Inspira team!”

Woody

GMAT Score: 690
GPA: 3.3
Accepted to:

"I spoke with 12 MBA admission consultants. Each firm used the “free 30-minute consultation” to sell their services and urged me to wire $10,000, whereas Inspira's call focused only on my background and the "Why" behind my decision to pursue an MBA. On top of that, unlike every other firm, Inspira DOES NOT ask for full upfront payment.  They only charged me on a per-go basis which allowed me to manage my cash flow. They were incredibly flexible with my hectic schedule and the quality of their work was top-notch. I got into Wharton with a $92,000 scholarship!"

Hemang

GMAT Score: 740
GPA: 3.5
Accepted to:

“I spoke with a bunch of admission firms before deciding to work with Inspira. The Inspira team seemed uniquely well-qualified, dedicated, and truly passionate about ensuring their candidates get into their dream schools. The consultant I worked with understood my professional background so well that just through the introductory call she was able to give me pointers on how to craft my story - all before we even started a formal engagement. I found that the biggest difference between Inspira and other groups is that the Inspira team is made up of former adcom members and senior industry professionals from relevant industries who can craft a compelling story based on my work. My background is in management consulting, so I really appreciated getting to work with a former Parthenon EY consultant who knew how to articulate those experiences on my application. I think this help was crucial in getting into Booth, where I will be going this fall!”

Hannah

GMAT Score: 710
GPA: 3.6
Accepted to:

"I started with Inspira in order to review an application for one school and thought that all I needed was a quick review for structure in order to calm my nerves about the process. Once I started with Inspira, I realized I could really take all of my applications to the next level. My team was able to dissect my ideas in a way that I hadn’t been able to see and they connected the dots between my experiences so that I was able to present a coherent story in my application. My consultant really took the time to understand what I was trying to convey and tag teamed well with former adcom members on Inspira’s team to provide me a real life evaluation angle. I also loved the way that the team did not hesitate to push me. They demanded perfection but stayed supportive and encouraging. I am certain that I would not have received a scholarship to Columbia if it was not for their help. Working with Inspira was the best decision I made through the whole MBA process!"

Erika

GMAT Score: 720
GPA: 3.8
Accepted to:
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FAQ's

Why would I need this service?

Preparing for business school applications is like running a marathon. You probably won’t do very well if you haven’t trained and just get up on the day of the race and decide to run. Also, there are tangible steps that you can take in advance to prepare yourself.

Similarly, business schools evaluate you on your track record, not just what you are doing at the time of application. They look at how you progressed in your job, what extra-curricular activities you participated in, and how you’re shaping up to be a future leader.

We help you define and take the concrete steps that put on a trajectory for success. You know one year before your peers what sort of leadership experiences you should be seeking out and what types of extra-curricular activities you should be participating in. You also work with a dedicated coach to define concrete tactics that you need to take to fill gaps in your profile and double down on your strengths.

There are things you should work on and then there are must-dos such as taking the GMAT and engaging the right recommenders. These things take time. Almost one in three GMAT takers have to re-take the test.

You need to plan your test-prep so that you have time to re-take the test if needed. Engaging recommenders right before you need them to write reference letters for you can lead to a sub-standard recommendation. Your dedicated coach will help you outline test-prep timelines and brainstorm tactical next steps on what type of recommenders to select and how and when to engage them.

In short, we make sure you are on top of your game and two steps ahead of your peers at all times.

Who will my Graduate Coach be?

Your Coach is an alum of a top business school and has several years of industry experience. They also have extensive coaching experience and have helped several candidates like you prepare for business school.

Your coach will have relevant experience in your field of interest and expertise.

How do you match Coaches with future applicants?

We match you to a Coach based on your professional background, schools of interest, and career ambitions. This makes sure that the Coach understands ‘your language’ and you understand theirs.

If you worked on a major buyout as a private equity associate, we pair you with someone who has a finance background. If you lead a team that grew Sales Qualified Leads by 100% for a startup, we match you with someone who worked in sales or knows what it’s like to be at a startup. This helps create and execute growth plans that are tailored to your strengths and weaknesses.

A lot of the information needed to match you with the right Coach is collected through our intake form, so please be sure to fill it out thoroughly.

Should I go with this package or should I just go for the All-Inclusive when I am ready to apply?

Your MBA is a big investment in your career. It is generally a turning point that helps you expedite your career growth and has an impact on your career trajectory for years to come. Taking this into consideration, the earlier you begin, the better it will be for your applications.

While the All-Inclusive package will help you tell the best story possible, it won’t be possible for us to go back in time and fill gaps in your profile when the application deadline is just a few months away.

Graduating from a top school adds $4M - $5M - or more - to your compensation over the course of your career. Even in the short term, an MBA can double your salary. Further, alumni of this service have historically received over $90,000 in scholarships on average from each school they were admitted to. 

Given how much they spend on this service, this translates to a ~45x ROI even before they get to business school. If you take these things into perspective, your investment in this service generates outsized returns. However, you might not need this service if you are sure that you are participating in the right extra-curricular activities and don’t need help with test-prep planning and career progression.

Do you offer scholarships or discounts for your services?

Scholarships are only available for our All-Inclusive Service. Our mission is to help every candidate realize their true potential. When you retire, we want you to look back on your career and be proud of yourself for achieving your dreams. As such, we want to make sure that your financial circumstances are not a barrier to success.

In keeping with this mission, we provide a small number of partial and full scholarships to our candidates. They are awarded after you start working with us and are based on both professional potential and financial need.

That said, we also want to make sure you are working with the best team, and attracting top talent is expensive. Hence, we’re not able to provide scholarships to everyone. Your project team can tell you more about scholarship opportunities if you work with us on an All-Inclusive engagement upon completion of the twelve-month prep program. Alumni of the prep program receive a 10% discount for our All-Inclusive Service.

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