Selecting the best MBA admissions consulting for your applications


How to find the best MBA admissions consulting for your needs

We considered it, our friends considered and you possibly know some one who is considering it. Almost all business school applicants, at some point, consider if partnering with an MBA admission consulting firm would help their admission process. The reasons are clear, applicants look towards finding the most appropriate and reachable schools and preparing their best applications; and the MBA admission consultants promise to do just that. At stake are the higher education, long term career ambitions and entrepreneurial goals, two years of life and the opportunity cost.

We have got many opportunities to speak with prospective applicants and all applicants want to ensure that they are trusting the right partners. At times, they discuss their previous, not-so great experiences with consultants and other times, they expect to receive a sample work from the consultants. Here, we are writing a post in an attempt to list some common and recommended parameters that prospective applicants may want to consider if they contemplate working with the professional firms.
Some parameters can be:

1. Experience
2. Support and friendliness
3. Transparency and honesty
4. Professionalism

Experience, focus and accountability

The business of MBA admission consultancy, has become competitive and we have seen the firms disappear shortly after their launch. The team of MBA alumni, with a promise of delivering expertise, somehow could not render the support that the applicants really needed to prepare those winning application. While you research about the consultants, you may consider:
Client reviews: the testimonials which are made public by the consultants on their own website, could be one option. Another way could be to check with them and connect with their old clients and know what worked for those clients. If you are being referred to a consulting team by your friends, nothing like it.
Checking the experience:how long have they been in business would help you determine not only if they have the expertise but also if they have worked with diverse applicants, with typical as well as atypical profiles. Application writing requires a combination of business school application experience, personal perspectives developed by working with diverse applicants and ability to identify and connect the relevant dots well to build a powerful story.
At ApexWriters:
1. We have worked for over 9 years and have studied, analyzed and experienced what works for the most successful applicants.
2. We do not spread ourselves thin, we limit ourselves to business school admissions and do not engage in offerings such as GMAT prep, career or visa counseling. In addition, we are readily available for direct communication but are not available across various forums and discussion boards. For us, it means that we keep our bandwidth for our intended offerings.
3. We feel accountable and we honor the privacy of our applicants. We do not publish or share names or identifiable details of our clients without their permission. At the same time, we request our clients to share their stories and experiences if they find appropriate as that can serve as independent reviews and believable testimonials for other applicants.


Imagine how would it be if you have a deadline to meet in the next 24 hours and your consultant is not answering your emails or calls, nightmarish! Or how would it be if in order to sign-up for services, you would first need to go through a screening call where the team can access your profile and decide to help only if they feel that you could add to their success rate.
In our experience, connecting with the team and ensuring that they are there with you is very important part of building comfort and trust with your prospective MBA admission consultant.
At ApexWriters:
1. Our 9+ years of experience is available for all. We do not make pre-sign up calls or emails mandatory, however, you are welcome to connect with us by scheduling your call and speaking with us about your candidacy and our offerings.
2. We offer a unique and convenient model of online presence, which ensures that our expertise is available to everyone across the globe.
3. Dedicated client relationship manager: We understand the need for quick and right communication. Apart from your consultant, you can also reach your dedicated client relationship manager in case of any questions/feedback and issues. Ensuring that you have a seamless experience while writing your applications is our priority.
4. WhatsApp reach: Quick questions need quick answers and we understand that. You may now discuss your questions on our dedicated whatsapp gateway:




Sunny assessments of your MBA candidacy is a pleasure for your ears, but overly optimistic view of your profile can land you in trouble. A consultant is expected to pass on the benefit of his experience and encourage transparent, open and honest communication to help you find the best programs to realize your MBA dream. It is in your best interest to check that the firm is open and transparent in its operations.
At ApexWriters:
1.We encourage you to schedule your call with us to discuss your profile, schools, application strategy and check the suitability of our partnership in MBA application process. We are known to be one of those consultants who share the insights to arm you with the right decision making, being well aware that it is not exactly in our professional interest. So, go ahead and schedule your 30-minutes call with us today.
2. We encourage you to get the portion of one of your essays reviewed/critiqued/edited for free. There are two reasons for this – One, feedback on your own essay is going to give you a much better idea about the ‘before’ and ‘after’ scenario than looking at some random sample on the web. Two, we are able to honor our non-disclosure clause with our enrolled clients and yet stay flexible in providing you a sample of our work.
3. We publish our engagement fee and current promotions on our website. No ‘get in touch with us’ or ‘contact us for pricing’ instructions at ApexWriters. We share our revenues with you for a referral, for writing feedback and offer you savings for multiple schools. Transparent pricing puts things strait and save your time and energy that you might spend in exchanging emails in getting the pricing and negotiating the same.
4. Our sign-up process is completely online. There are no hidden charges and we do not prepare special invoices for special clients. What you see is what you get. Just select the service, sign-up and start immediately.


It is not encouraging to hear stories where applicants miss the deadlines because of team’s laxity or bandwidth or do not get the promised services. We have learned form the experiences of our applicants and our own experiences in consulting space to ensure efficient, technology enabled and empowering experience to you.
At ApexWriters:
1. We take pride in our on-time delivery. If you are on time, we are before time. Over these years, we have not had a single applicant who has complained us of defaulting on deadlines, and this is some accomplishment.
2. We are flexible and we encourage you to create a custom service for your needs if our carefully crafted our end-to-end packages are not serving your needs. You can check our services or email us to customize your services.
3. We embrace technology. From monitoring deadlines or tracking documents to instant online checkout, we always work towards using technology for effectiveness. We switched from email to password enabled digital document management system in 2008, and we have reduced our turnaround time by over 25%, giving peace of mind to applicants and simplifying the document management process.

Each firm has core strengths, and you might like one firm over the others for the reasons best found by introspection. So, please follow your reasons and do a comparative assessment of the shortlisted firms to find the right one. MBA application writing, attending the preferred program and living your dream job are right ahead. Wish you all luck!

NUS MBA Essay Topics 2015 2016

NUS MBA Essay Topics 2015 2016

Application for 2016 intake is now open, please check the admission requirements

Here are the details about the deadlines and the list of essay questions-

NUS MBA Application Deadlines:
Round 1: 1 October 2015 – 31 January 2016
Round 2: 01 February 2016 – 31 March 2016

NUS MBA Applications Essays for 2015-2016 application are:

1: We would like you to tell us about your post-MBA immediate career goal, describing your industry, function & country of choice and a plan on how you would achieve this goal.(Maximum : 300 words)

2: Considering the vision and values of NUS Business School and a typical NUS MBA class, tell us what makes you a good candidate for admission (Maximum : 300 words)

3: What is the most critical problem facing your organisation or community? What recommendations would you make to deal with this problem? (Maximum: 300 words)

4: (Applicable to re-applicants)
Please provide an update on any new aspects of your professional, international, academic or personal profile that would not have been included in your previous application. Please also explain your motivation for re-applying to NUS. (Maximum: 300 words)

While preparing your application for NUS MBA if you find that you need support in preparing your best application – please consult us to know how can we support your application needs. Our team is tirelessly working to help NUS applicants prepare their application and review their essays.

Please sign-up for NUS MBA Essays Editing service that can just be the help that you may need.

ISB MFAB Admission and Application


ISB’s Management Programme for Family Business (MFAB) has been conceived for young business leaders, involved in or aspiring to make a mark in their family business.

Program duration and format:

The Programme Duration is close to 15 months and the classes are held for one week every 6th week. The modular schedule of the program invites students to Hyderabad or Mohali to attend the programme.


  • Bachelors’ Degree or an equivalent qualification (like CA, etc.). Applicants should have completed the Bachelors Degree as the time of submitting the application.
  • No work experience is required for admission. However, the ISB strongly feels that an experience of 4-5 years will add a lot of value
  • Application essays for 2015-2016:
    Q1. Why do you intend to pursue MFAB program? (500 words)
    Q2. Describe an important initiative that your business has undertaken during the past 5 years. Explain why you consider it important. You may share an initiative taken by your company even if you were not necessarily involved or associated with it. (500 words)
    Q3. According to you, what are the main challenges faced by your business and how would you address them? (500 words)
    Q4. (Optional) Please use this space to highlight anything you wish to bring to the notice of the admissions office/admission committee which could not be highlighted in any other part of the application.(500 words)
    Q5. Based on your strengths, how would you add value to your peers in your joining class at the ISB? You could site examples to substantiate your response. (90 Seconds)

    ApexWriters’ exhaustive support in MFAB application preparation:

    In the past two years, we have worked with highly motivated and successful applicants to ISB’s MFAB program. Since the program is selective and the application is exhaustive, applicants find that they benefit from our understanding of the program and experience of working successfully working with MFAB students. Our inclusive and focused admission consulting service helps you:

  • Understand the program and understand it’s relevance to your career goals
  • Evaluate your candidacy and creating your application strategy
  • Brainstorm on the right stories and preparing application essays
  • Preparing for the interview
  • We are right here, with our experience of over 9 years, to partner with you for your MFAB application. Contact us today to discuss your profile and evaluate if our partnership would help you to create a winning application to ISB’s Management Programme for Family Business.

    IIM Bangalore Executive MBA Admission Essays


    IIM Bangalore requires the applicants to its executive program – EPGP – to write a statement of intent. This statement can be an important revelation to the admission committee and hence the applicants, who are seasoned busy professionals, would benefit by spending time doing introspection. To help you get started, we are sharing some pointers that may help you frame a skeleton and develop your SOP.

    Statement of Purpose, word limit- 600 words

    This year IIM-B has asked for a crisper SOP, when compared with most schools’ requirement of about 750 words. This encourages you to introspect well, prioratize your content and present it in a coherent manner. A good statement of purpose should effortlessly weave your experiences, achievements, and career goals and highlight your intention to get admitted to IIM Bangalore’s EPGP. This is not a resume, so refrain from restating your professional and academic achievements. Instead, write a narrative which, while chronicling significant accomplishments, focuses more on revealing your personal attributes, strengths such as leadership, team skills and interpersonal skills. You are an experienced professional and the school expects you to clearly state your future career goals, your fit with the program and the role that the program will play in preparing you for aspirations.

    While supporting you in your IIMB-EPGP application, we would carefully review your career progress and suggest you ways to highlight your strengths. For a free consultation call, please contact us today.

    Official link of IIMB-EPGP for checking eligibility, placements, program details and admission procedures.

    Columbia MBA Deadline-Early vs Regular Decision

    While applying to Columbia, which deadline should you pick-is the essence of this post.

    Every year, the applicants to Columbia Business School have to thoroughly consider whether to apply in the Early Decision or the Regular Round. This year is no different and we are being asked this question by many of our applicants. Thus, we are sharing our views and data from our robust client database of 9 years to help all our applicant friends make an informed decision.

  • Columbia Business School operates on a rolling admissions cycle, which means they read applications in the order in which they receive the application.
  • Early decision is perfect for those know that Columbia is their first choice and they are ready to withdraw their applications from all other schools on their radar. Early Decision applicants, if accepted, need to deposit $6,000 to secure their place within 2-3 weeks of receiving the decision. So, if you are trying to figure things out and are not sure if Columbia is an ideal fit for you, then please apply during the regular decision period.
  • If you decide to go for Regular decision, try to submit by the Fellowship Deadline at the latest – mostly in the first half of January, coinciding with the Round 2 deadlines of most top schools.
  • Going by the numbers at ApexWriters, we have seen in the last six years that the applicants who apply in the Early decision have a slight edge over the ones who apply in the Regular decision round. Columbia-acceptance-rate

    Regardless of the deadline you apply in, it will be advantageous to submit your (best) application as early as possible within each round to both show your commitment towards the school and to have an edge over candidates from a similar demography, country or professional space. The applicant pool will be smaller and you can expect a better visibility when you apply early.

    Official Source –Columbia Business School’s admission link

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