What We Do

MBA Apply is a personalized, no-nonsense admissions consulting service designed to help you get into the world's top business schools of your choice.

Whether you are a banker or NGO professional, consultant or military officer, engineer or brand manager, international globe trotter or All-American, or someone who has taken an unconventional career and life path -- MBA Apply can help you put together strong, cohesive applications that effectively convey who you are as an individual (and not just another worker drone), why your accomplishments are important to you, and how an MBA will help you fulfill your future ambitions.

As you are probably aware, the competition to get into the world's top programs is intense. Moreover, you have probably read countless articles and discussion forums providing conflicting advice about the key factors for admission and whether you have what it takes to get in.

So what are business schools looking for in the application? In essence, business schools are seeking students that have demonstrated a strong potential to become leaders within their communities -- large or small. To effectively lead involves a combination of the following attributes:

  • an aptitude for solving problems in real-world and academic settings;
  • an empathy for diverse viewpoints and circumstances, which is essential for being an effective leader and team player,
  • a sense of forward momentum and progress in their careers and extracurricular interests, and
  • a strong sense of one's values and priorities.

These attributes are precisely what all business schools are looking for when evaluating applications. This is why there are no absolutes when it comes to GMATs, college grades, work experience, and so forth. MBA Apply can assess your individual situation and help you tailor applications that are uniquely yours -- and thus separating yourself from the rest of the jargon-laden and canned responses common in thousands of applications.

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Alex Chu, Founder

MBA Apply was founded by Alex Chu, a Wharton MBA graduate. His clients have gotten admissions to virtually all of the top MBA programs. He is also the author of The MBA Field Guide: How to Get In & What to Expect at the World's Renowned Programs.

A native of Canada, Alex has lived in North Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, and on both coasts of the United States and Canada. Prior to MBA Apply, Alex served as the CFO of a venture-backed animation studio in San Francisco, a role in which he was instrumental in raising two rounds of funding and helping lead the company towards profitability. In addition, he previously worked as an investment banker in the Equity Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions groups at a global investment bank.

Alex holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University at Kingston. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.