Let's be real

Admission to a top MBA program is ultra-competitive

AND IT’S HARD TO STAND OUT

Admissions directors at the top programs tell us that 75% of applicants are qualified on paper. Yet, less than 20% will get accepted.

Build an application that breaks through the clutter

We know that you’re much more than a combination of GPA and test scores. We help you discover and tell your story in the most authentic way so your application breaks through the clutter.

Build an application that breaks through the clutter

We know that you’re much more than a combination of GPA and test scores. We help you discover and tell your story in the most authentic way so your application breaks through the clutter.

FOR AN AUDIENCE WHO IS READING OVER 5,000 APPLICATIONS PER YEAR

Differentiation is the only way to get that covered ''you've been admitted'' call.

The Vantage Point MBA Difference

1

A sounding board to solidify your story

Self-reflection and vulnerability can be uncomfortable but that’s exactly what you need to do in order to develop a differentiated application. We help draw out what makes you unique and find the common themes in your background that give reason to your future ambitions.

1

A sounding board to solidify your story

Self-reflection and vulnerability can be uncomfortable but that’s exactly what you need to do in order to develop a differentiated application. We help draw out what makes you unique and find the common themes in your background that give reason to your future ambitions.

2

An expert in your corner

We know the process inside and out and will be there to guide you every step of the way. That way, you can focus all your efforts where it counts. We maintain the lowest average consultant-to-client ratio (1:4) so we can focus all our efforts on you.

2

An expert in your corner

We know the process inside and out and will be there to guide you every step of the way. That way, you can focus all your efforts where it counts. We maintain the lowest average consultant-to-client ratio (1:4) so we can focus all our efforts on you.

3

The collective knowledge of a world class team

Collaboration is our secret sauce and our clients benefit from our constant sharing of insights, tips, and best practices. Our team is entirely comprised of top MBA grads and former top MBA admissions directors.

3

The collective knowledge of a world class team

Collaboration is our secret sauce and our clients benefit from our constant sharing of insights, tips, and best practices. Our team is entirely comprised of top MBA grads and former top MBA admissions directors.

4

What you need to hear, not what you want to hear

We will provide direct and actionable feedback that challenges your thinking and pushes you until you’ve put your absolute best foot forward. This makes your application stronger, more genuine, and compelling, and prepares you to succeed as a future MBA student.

4

What you need to hear, not what you want to hear

We will provide direct and actionable feedback that challenges your thinking and pushes you until you’ve put your absolute best foot forward. This makes your application stronger, more genuine, and compelling, and prepares you to succeed as a future MBA student.

5

A commitment to your success

We work with clients whom we believe in – and we believe in our process. Our team is incentivized to help you get into the very best schools possible but in the very rare instance it doesn’t work out, we will refund 25% on a 4-school package or greater.

5

A commitment to your success

We work with clients whom we believe in – and we believe in our process. Our team is incentivized to help you get into the very best schools possible but in the very rare instance it doesn’t work out, we will refund 25% on a 4-school package or greater.

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Start with a proven roadmap

FROM A TEAM OF EXPERTS

If you feel like you’re flying blind in the MBA application process, it doesn’t have to be that way.

We are experts in the MBA admissions process. We give you our roadmap to get you over the finish line and walk with you every step of the way.

That way your learning curve is supercharged and you’re nothing but confident that what you submit is the best it can be.

Start with a proven roadmap

FROM A TEAM OF EXPERTS

If you feel like you’re flying blind in the MBA application process, it doesn’t have to be that way.

We are experts in the MBA admissions process. We give you our roadmap to get you over the finish line and walk with you every step of the way.

That way your learning curve is supercharged and you’re nothing but confident that what you submit is the best it can be.

Our proven process

Our proven process

Chat with an expert.

Just because you can go it alone, doesn’t mean you should.

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Be confident in your story

You’re proud of what you’ve achieved, but which elements of your profile will resonate best with the admissions committee? It’s hard to know and difficult to think about your own accomplishments objectively.

Top MBA programs expect you to lay out your career goals with clarity and certainty. But what if you’re not sure where the future will take you? Or, you know where you want to go, but are unsure if your goals will make for a compelling application?

We’ll brainstorm with you and find connections between your ‘dots’ - past, present, and future - that you didn’t even know were there.

Be confident in your story

You’re proud of what you’ve achieved, but which elements of your profile will resonate best with the admissions committee? It’s hard to know and difficult to think about your own accomplishments objectively.

NOT TO MENTION

Top MBA programs expect you to lay out your career goals with clarity and certainty. But what if you’re not sure where the future will take you? Or, you know where you want to go, but are unsure if your goals will make for a compelling application?

We’ll brainstorm with you and find connections between your ‘dots’ - past, present, and future - that you didn’t even know were there.

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Is Vantage Point MBA right for you?

For ambitious applicants like you, the cookie cutter, superficial approach you may experience with other consulting firms won’t cut it.

What you need is a true partner in the application process, laser focused on guiding you, encouraging you, and challenging you at every step.

That’s what sets us apart and that’s why we sell out every year.

Is Vantage Point MBA right for you?

For ambitious applicants like you, the cookie cutter, superficial approach you may experience with other consulting firms won’t cut it.

What you need is a true partner in the application process, laser focused on guiding you, encouraging you, and challenging you at every step.

That’s what sets us apart and that’s why we sell out every year.

Who this IS for

Young professionals who dream of getting into a top MBA program

Applicants who are seriously committed to doing the work it will take

Folks who are open to feedback and coaching

All types of pre-MBA backgrounds (veterans / active military, management consulting, and investment banking / private equity, tech, family business, public accounting, etc.)

Who this IS NOT for

Folks who are unsure if an MBA is right for them (it’s a big decision and it’s OK to be unsure - we just aren’t ready to work with you until you’re certain)

Applicants who are looking for an essay-writing service (we will never, ever author your materials)

Anyone who is not willing to get a little uncomfortable in order to take their applications to the next level

Who this IS for

Young professionals who dream of getting into a top MBA program

Applicants who are seriously committed to doing the work it will take

Folks who are open to feedback and coaching

All types of pre-MBA backgrounds (veterans / active military, management consulting, and investment banking / private equity, tech, family business, public accounting, etc.)

Who this IS NOT for

Folks who are unsure if an MBA is right for them (it’s a big decision and it’s OK to be unsure - we just aren’t ready to work with you until you’re certain)

Applicants who are looking for an essay-writing service (we will never, ever author your materials)

Anyone who is not willing to get a little uncomfortable in order to take their applications to the next level

Yes, this is for me.

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YOU DON’T SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST, NEITHER DO WE

Applying to the top MBA programs leaves very little margin for error. Does this mean that only perfect applicants should apply?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

But what that means is that successful applicants will go the extra mile to submit their best application.

And as a team, that’s what we will challenge, push, and encourage you to do.

We will be honest when it’s simply not good enough and then ask the right questions to reframe your thinking so PROGRESS IS INEVITABLE.

YOU DON’T SETTLE FOR SECOND BEST, NEITHER DO WE

Applying to the top MBA programs leaves very little margin for error. Does this mean that only perfect applicants should apply?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!

But what that means is that successful applicants will go the extra mile to submit their best application.

And as a team, that’s what we will challenge, push, and encourage you to do.

We will be honest when it’s simply not good enough and then ask the right questions to reframe your thinking so PROGRESS IS INEVITABLE.

See for yourself why our clients rave about us!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

HOW DO YOU MATCH CONSULTANTS TO CLIENTS?

That process is part art, part science and 100% collaborative. We will start by asking you what qualities and experiences are most important to you in a consultant. We will also share what we believe your greatest focus areas are based on our initial conversation. Lastly, factors like time zone, consultant availability (depending on the time in the cycle), and working style will be added to the decision. From there, we will align that wish list with our team’s extensive resumes and find the most common ground. Sometimes there will be an obvious match and other times there will be more than one option that is equally strong. No matter the outcome, we will share our rationale with you, offer you a chance to chat with your consultant, and give you the final say.

WHEN SHOULD I START WORKING WITH AN ADMISSIONS CONSULTANT?

The MBA application process is a marathon, not a sprint. The creative process takes time and there are very few shortcuts. In addition, coaching is not a transaction, it’s a relationship. And that relationship simply takes time to develop. So ideally, we start working with clients who are 6-9 months away from their target deadlines. This allows for a relaxed pace (to minimize stress) and gives us maximum time to impact your profile and application. (It’s much easier to add a little flour to cake batter than it is to do so when the cake is half baked!)

That said, we will meet you where you are in the application process. And if it took you a little longer to decide to engage an admissions consultant, that’s OK. If we believe we can help you, even if there are only 4 weeks before the deadlines, we will gladly take you on as a client and do whatever it takes to get you over the finish line.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?

As long as you have! Parkinson’s Law, the adage that work will expand to fill the time allotted for its completion, applies here. We have a fixed process that is intended to take a minimum of 2-3 months to complete thoroughly. However, we have built in enough flexibility that allows us to compress or expand that timeline as needed. In some cases, if you come to us further along in your application process, we may recommend one of our Amplify Hourly packages that is designed to focus on more narrow segments of our complete process. Be sure to discuss this with our team during your initial consultation.

DO I HAVE TO KNOW WHICH SCHOOLS I'M APPLYING TO BEFORE I SIGN UP?

Nope! In fact, helping you select your list of target schools is one of our specialties and we’d prefer that you keep an open mind. We find that applicants can be overly reliant on things like rankings and their perception of a school’s ‘brand name’ when choosing where to apply. While these are data points to consider, it’s important to dig deeper with your research AND self-reflection about what you want to get out of the MBA. Only then can you marry the two to determine which schools are a good fit for you. We’ll walk you through this process step-by-step when we begin working together. Then you can make a decision about which schools we will partner on all the way through to the finish line (assuming we aren’t working on all of your schools together - which is ok!).

CAN I CHANGE MY PACKAGE ALONG THE WAY?

You can absolutely add schools to your Comprehensive Package along the way. In fact, clients often do this once they see how helpful it is to have a partner by their side as they navigate a school’s application. Additionally, if you begin with our Pre-Pack, you can upgrade to a Comprehensive Package and we will credit the amount you’ve already paid towards its cost. Alternatively, you can continue working with your consultant on an a la carte hourly basis at the completion of your Pre-Pack. The same process applies to our Amplify Hourly Packages: once you’ve completed the package, you can continue working with your consultant on an hourly basis (whole hours only). Note that all of the above is pending consultant capacity, but we can virtually always make it work.

DO I HAVE THE CHANCE TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TEAM?

Yes, both formally and informally! Formally, our Comprehensive Packages include an ‘Adcom Trial Run’, where a member of our team who used to work in admissions at a top MBA program reviews your near-final application and provides detailed, actionable feedback. Additionally, if you are applying to HBS and/or Stanford GSB and working with us on your application(s), your Comprehensive Package includes an incremental ‘fit review’ with our School Specialists for these ultra-competitive programs. Informally, we have an active Slack channel where we bounce around ideas, challenges, and the latest insights about top MBA programs. It is also common for our consultants to email one another with specific issues where another set of eyes might help. Our culture of collaboration between team members is our secret sauce!

WHAT DO YOUR SERVICES COST?

Hiring an admissions consultant is an investment. It’s an investment in yourself and your future career. We take that investment very seriously and treat your application like it is our own. Accordingly, our services are not cheap. But we have carefully curated a menu of packages that accounts for different needs and budgets. While you will discuss our offerings in more detail during your initial consultation, our hourly a la carte services start at $2,625 for 5 hours and our all-inclusive school packages start at $7,900 for one school. Our add-on hourly rate is $475/hour.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

HOW DO YOU MATCH CONSULTANTS TO CLIENTS?

That process is part art, part science and 100% collaborative. We will start by asking you what qualities and experiences are most important to you in a consultant. We will also share what we believe your greatest focus areas are based on our initial conversation. Lastly, factors like time zone, consultant availability (depending on the time in the cycle), and working style will be added to the decision. From there, we will align that wish list with our team’s extensive resumes and find the most common ground. Sometimes there will be an obvious match and other times there will be more than one option that is equally strong. No matter the outcome, we will share our rationale with you, offer you a chance to chat with your consultant, and give you the final say.

WHEN SHOULD I START WORKING WITH AN ADMISSIONS CONSULTANT?

The MBA application process is a marathon, not a sprint. The creative process takes time and there are very few shortcuts. In addition, coaching is not a transaction, it’s a relationship. And that relationship simply takes time to develop. So ideally, we start working with clients who are 6-9 months away from their target deadlines. This allows for a relaxed pace (to minimize stress) and gives us maximum time to impact your profile and application. (It’s much easier to add a little flour to cake batter than it is to do so when the cake is half baked!)

That said, we will meet you where you are in the application process. And if it took you a little longer to decide to engage an admissions consultant, that’s OK. If we believe we can help you, even if there are only 4 weeks before the deadlines, we will gladly take you on as a client and do whatever it takes to get you over the finish line.

HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?

As long as you have! Parkinson’s Law, the adage that work will expand to fill the time allotted for its completion, applies here. We have a fixed process that is intended to take a minimum of 2-3 months to complete thoroughly. However, we have built in enough flexibility that allows us to compress or expand that timeline as needed. In some cases, if you come to us further along in your application process, we may recommend one of our Amplify Hourly packages that is designed to focus on more narrow segments of our complete process. Be sure to discuss this with our team during your initial consultation.

DO I HAVE TO KNOW WHICH SCHOOLS I'M APPLYING TO BEFORE I SIGN UP?

Nope! In fact, helping you select your list of target schools is one of our specialties and we’d prefer that you keep an open mind. We find that applicants can be overly reliant on things like rankings and their perception of a school’s ‘brand name’ when choosing where to apply. While these are data points to consider, it’s important to dig deeper with your research AND self-reflection about what you want to get out of the MBA. Only then can you marry the two to determine which schools are a good fit for you. We’ll walk you through this process step-by-step when we begin working together. Then you can make a decision about which schools we will partner on all the way through to the finish line (assuming we aren’t working on all of your schools together - which is ok!).

CAN I CHANGE MY PACKAGE ALONG THE WAY?

You can absolutely add schools to your Comprehensive Package along the way. In fact, clients often do this once they see how helpful it is to have a partner by their side as they navigate a school’s application. Additionally, if you begin with our Pre-Pack, you can upgrade to a Comprehensive Package and we will credit the amount you’ve already paid towards its cost. Alternatively, you can continue working with your consultant on an a la carte hourly basis at the completion of your Pre-Pack. The same process applies to our Amplify Hourly Packages: once you’ve completed the package, you can continue working with your consultant on an hourly basis (whole hours only). Note that all of the above is pending consultant capacity, but we can virtually always make it work.

DO I HAVE THE CHANCE TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TEAM?

Yes, both formally and informally! Formally, our Comprehensive Packages include an ‘Adcom Trial Run’, where a member of our team who used to work in admissions at a top MBA program reviews your near-final application and provides detailed, actionable feedback. Additionally, if you are applying to HBS and/or Stanford GSB and working with us on your application(s), your Comprehensive Package includes an incremental ‘fit review’ with our School Specialists for these ultra-competitive programs. Informally, we have an active Slack channel where we bounce around ideas, challenges, and the latest insights about top MBA programs. It is also common for our consultants to email one another with specific issues where another set of eyes might help. Our culture of collaboration between team members is our secret sauce!

WHAT DO YOUR SERVICES COST?

Hiring an admissions consultant is an investment. It’s an investment in yourself and your future career. We take that investment very seriously and treat your application like it is our own. Accordingly, our services are not cheap. But we have carefully curated a menu of packages that accounts for different needs and budgets. While you will discuss our offerings in more detail during your initial consultation, our hourly a la carte services start at $2,625 for 5 hours and our all-inclusive school packages start at $7,900 for one school. Our add-on hourly rate is $475/hour.

Meet Our Founder

Hi, I’m Melody Jones, President and Co-Founder of Vantage Point MBA and a 5-star rated MBA admissions consultant with a decade of experience coaching applicants to (and now graduates of) HBS, Stanford GSB, Wharton, Columbia Business School, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, and other top MBA programs.

My mission is to transform the lives and careers of young professionals by enabling their dreams of a top MBA. The process I have created with Vantage Point MBA sets up our clients for success not only in the application process but through and beyond their MBA program.

Building and leading Vantage Point MBA is truly one of the great loves of my life and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Meet Our Founder

Hi, I’m Melody Jones, President and Co-Founder of Vantage Point MBA and a 5-star rated MBA admissions consultant with a decade of experience coaching applicants to (and now graduates of) HBS, Stanford GSB, Wharton, Columbia Business School, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, and other top MBA programs.

My mission is to transform the lives and careers of young professionals by enabling their dreams of a top MBA. The process I have created with Vantage Point MBA sets up our clients for success not only in the application process but through and beyond their MBA program.

Building and leading Vantage Point MBA is truly one of the great loves of my life and I look forward to sharing it with you.

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