Admissions Consulting

M B A Exchange, Ltd. is a BBB Accredited Educational Consultant in Highland Park, IL

Deferred MBA Programs

While full-time work experience is a nearly universal requirement for admittance into a leading MBA program, deferred enrollment MBA programs allow applicants to gain critical work experience after they earn admission.

A college senior, very recent graduate, or (in some cases) graduate student can secure a seat in a future MBA class by applying in the spring of their senior year. (Business school matriculation is usually two to five years post-graduation from college.)

The MBA Exchange has worked with applicants from a wide range of backgrounds apply and gain admission to top-ranked Deferred programs including HBS 2+2, Yale Silver Scholars, Stanford MBA Deferred, MIT Sloan Early Admission, and Wharton Moelis Advanced Access.

Here’s how our Comprehensive Consultation works for Deferred MBA program applicants:

Analysis and Planning

  • Client submits resume, grade transcript and additional background on candidacy and goals.
  • MBA Exchange analyzes this input to help identify client’s strengths and weaknesses, develop tactical action plan, and confirm target schools.
  • MBA Exchange and client use proprietary frameworks to develop authentic positioning that aligns with the admissions criteria at each targeted school.
  • Client may request an audit of his or her “social-media profile” to identify content in need of immediate attention/action.
  • Client and MBA Exchange have a 90-minute teleconference to analyze candidacy and develop action plan.
  • MBA Exchange provides strategies, tactics, timeline, sample resume, and process for developing recommendations and essays.

Coaching and Guidance

  • Client implements customized strategies and tactics suggested by MBA Exchange.
  • MBA Exchange provides feedback, answers and continuing guidance to client via email and telephone.
  • Client may request a 30-minute, personalized teleconference on post-MBA career planning with a career services professional from a top- business school at no additional charge.
  • Non-native English speakers may request optional translation services for recommendations, etc.

Implementation and Support


  • Client updates resume and submits to MBA Exchange for review and refinement.
  • MBA Exchange edits resume and returns it to client.
  • Client prepares recommendation outlines and submits to MBA Exchange for review.
  • MBA Exchange critiques and comments on recommendation outlines.
  • Client prepares outline for essays for School #1 and submits to MBA Exchange for review.
  • MBA Exchange critiques and comments on essay outline for School #1.
  • Client prepares narrative draft based on final outline of essays for School #1 and submits to MBA Exchange for review and editing.
  • MBA Exchange reviews and suggests stylistic improvements to narrative draft of essays for School #1.

Interview Preparation

  • MBA Exchange provides written strategies and tactics for successful admissions interviews.
  • Client reviews input and refines interview techniques.
  • Client has unlimited access to MBA Exchange’s exclusive online video-practice facility with 25 simulated interviews for top schools.
  • MBA Exchange provides a real-time, mock interview for each school that extends an invitation.

Waitlist Support

  • If client is waitlisted by a targeted school, MBA Exchange provides proven strategies and tactics for advancing from waitlist.
  • MBA Exchange provides coaching via ongoing email and telephone until school announces decision.

Miscellaneous Coaching

  • As issues or questions arise, client gets MBA Exchange’s insights, suggestions and guidance.
  • For applicants to schools with required or optional video essays, MBA Exchange offers guidance on development and presentation with input from video essay coach. This service is offered at no additional charge as part of our Comprehensive Consultation.

We invite you to complete and submit the Deferred MBA Program Evaluation form. For current pricing and any other questions, please Contact Us.