Liz Bender

Liz B.

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Former management team member with over a decade of client admissions success at every M7. A Duke Fuqua MBA, certified group fitness instructor on the side (she’s one of those lovely, petite ladies who can jump-kick you into next week).

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An MBA graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, she majored in marketing and management. While attending Fuqua, Liz worked in the admissions office advising MBA applicants. While her personal admissions campaign produced offers of acceptance from four top-tier schools, she selected “Team Fuqua” as her ideal fit. Over her 14-year tenure at The MBA Exchange, she has guided 100+ applicants (including two who lacked undergraduate degrees) in gaining admission to leading MBA programs including Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, MIT Sloan, INSEAD, London Business School, IMD, and Toronto Rotman. She has also led several key sales and service initiatives for The MBA Exchange. Prior to joining The MBA Exchange in 2008, Liz gained pharmaceutical industry experience through management positions in marketing, sales and human resources for a leading benefits-management company. She also worked in sales and information technology at Eli Lilly and Company. Liz earned a bachelor of arts degree cum laude in mathematics from Hanover College. She studied services marketing, leadership, employee and customer loyalty, and business ethics at The Center for Services Leadership at Arizona State University.

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What clients are saying about Liz.

“Liz was incredibly responsive with thoughtful, comprehensive feedback and suggestions for my applications, communications with schools, and other supporting documents. I was particularly impressed by how quickly she provided this high-quality feedback over Christmas break given my compressed application timeline. Liz was also very thorough and helpful in our mock interviews. The foundational materials from MBA Exchange were also extremely useful in crafting my story that I told in both my applications and interviews.”

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