Knowledge of global MBA programs to help MBA applicants highlight their individuality and strengths.

An MBA requires significant planning and effort. Each business school hasa distinct ethos with different application requirements and deadlines. The competition for admissions to leading, global MBA programs is i ntense. It is particularly difficult for international MBA applicants, whose educational and cultural frame of reference is so different to the institutions they apply to.

Our consultants will work with you every step of the way to offer customized inputs on your MBA applications, helping you gain a better understanding of what the process entails, culture of different business schools and what they look for in a candidate and programs charecteristics. Every applicant has a story to tell and we help you dig deep to draw out those stories that will become the foundation of your application.


Ideal if you are looking for end-to-end assistance with your application. Our team-based approach simulates the MBA admissions committee’s process.

Getting to Know You

We start by understanding your professional and personal experiences to help you develop your story, target schools and articulate your goals.

Resume Development

We help you develop a strong business school specific resume that highlights your educational and professional achievements, and leadership qualities.

MBA School/Program Selection

We leverage our professional affiliations and network to help you identify MBA programs where the curriculum and culture are aligned with your goals and qualifications.

Recommendation Strategy

We advise you on choice of recommenders and provide guidelines to help recommenders write impactful letters.

Essay Development

The essay is a distinguishing factor of your application. We will work with you from the initial brainstorming and drafting stages to the final presentation of the different essays required by each program. We help you translate your experiences into impactful messages that truly reflect your strengths.

The Interview

Applicants often underestimate the interview, a crucial step in the admissions decision. After your application is submitted, we will walk you through the interview formats of different MBA programs.

Final Program Selection & Waitlist Strategy

Whether you are confused about which school to attend or how to approach an MBA waitlist, we will guide you through your next steps.


Ideal if you require help with a specific aspect of your application.

Pre-application Strategy

We help applicants understand whether an MBA is appropriate for their career path. After reviewing your background, we help you develop a personalised action plan in preparation for applying to business schools. This includes a comprehensive MBA pre-application preparation booklet.

Interview Preparation

We will walk you through the interview formats of different MBA programs, and conduct school-specific video-recorded mock interviews. Our interview specialist will provide detailed review and written feedback on key areas for improvement.

Ding Analysis

If you have been waitlisted or rejected by an MBA program, our consultants will conduct a comprehensive review of your previous application materials, and highlight factors that need to be addressed to strengthen your candidacy in the future.

Spot Review

Comprehensive review of applications materials for a single MBA program prior to submission. Our reviewers provide extensive feedback on various components of the application such as resume, application form and essays.

Admissions Highlights 2017-18

260+ Applications


630 - 780

Supported applicants across a wide range of GMAT scores

700+ essays reviewed


Applied to 32 unique schools in

USA | Canada | UK | Spain | France | Singapore | HK

₹5 crore +

scholarships awarded



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A business school education complemented his work goals

A business school education complemented his work goals

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My MBA application journey spanned 3 years and 11 applications (7 without TRP and 4 with TRP). I was only able to get up to the interview stage and could not convert any top schools in the first 2 years, despite having good work experience, a GMAT score of 750 and an undergrad brand (IIT Madras). Finally, thanks to TRP's structured approach, a great lead consultant and dedicated teams for various components of the application, I got interviews with Wharton and LBS and eventually, an admit from LBS. Since LBS MBA was a re-application for me, TRP advised me on how to showcase the progress I have made since my last application. Another aspect that makes TRP unique is the approach of their lead consultants; they go beyond just editing and reviewing the essays we send. Garima was like my friend and mentor with whom I could bounce off any ideas pertaining to the interview or application process and take her inputs. Garima's research on the interview format and the interviewer helped me to a great extent in preparing for my interview. Thank you TRP!

-London Business School, Class of 2020

I chose to work with The Red Pen because I knew a couple of their former clients and they had great things to say about the MBA team. I was also reassured by the fact that many of your team members had international degrees and had lived worked abroad – I was sure that I would get an in-depth perspective of business schools. TRP was super professional and the process was well organized. The team was always responsive and were invested in every application. We went through several drafts together, and my lead consultant helped me mould a very personal and hazy story into something that was concise and easy to understand. Also, getting multiple perspectives really helped me out.

-Harvard Business School, Class of 2018

A big thank you to you all. You helped me to understand myself so much better in that initial meeting we had. Frankly, I wasn’t considering Ross in the beginning. And now, it looks like the perfect fit. I’m excited to get in! My conversation with Michael Lippert from Ross adcom was really helpful in learning about the school and building rapport. All the other help during the entire process, with reviews and information along the way, has also been key to getting over the wire. The calls to discuss my essays, the application reviews and most of all, the confidence boosts a day before the interviews!

-Harvard Business School, Class of 2018


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