MBA SERVICES

5 STEPS TO A COMPETITIVE MBA APPLICATION

MBA End-To-End Consulting

Step 01: Pre-application Strategy & Storyboarding

Our consultants evaluate your academic strengths through GMAT scores and undergraduate GPA and identify your personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. They also assess your work experience, extracurricular activities and your leadership profile. They help you set specific and realistic goals, keeping in mind your pre-MBA work trajectory, long-term and short-term aspirations.

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Step 02: Individual Essay Brainstorming, Writing & Editing

With our expert support, you will learn how to translate personal and professional experiences into impactful narratives that reflect your strengths, while also connecting with the unique ethos of each business school. Essays go through several rounds of in-house reviews for further refinement. Our team’s goal is to get you the best advice with diverse viewpoints on what really makes you unique.

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Step 03: Recommendation & Resume Guidance

Our consultants guide you on choosing the right recommender and provide guidelines for impactful letters that help you stand out from the applicant pool. You will receive expert advice on generic and school-specific resumes that highlight your academic accomplishments, impact and leadership experiences. Our specialists also apply their experience to help you with scholarship applications, if needed.

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Step 04: Finalise & Submit

Our consultants employ a team-based approach to review the final essays and application components. Our holistic approach ensures you receive personalised attention and feedback until the very last step of the process.

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Step 05: Mock Interviews

Once you submit your application, our consultants start preparing you for the interviews. After prepping you with our question bank compiled from real applicant interviews over the last 3-5 years, our mock interview sessions give you a feel of what to expect from the university. The sessions include two video-recorded mock interviews, a thorough analysis of your performance and one-on-one recorded feedback to highlight strengths and weaknesses.

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TRACK RECORD

95% OF APPLICANTS received offers to their top choices*
100% OF applicants received interview invites (from at least 1 programme)*
$1 Million+ in scholarships last year
98% of applicants apply to the top 25 global programmes

(* statistics from the 5 programme package)

OUR TEAM

At The Red Pen, we take great pride in our dedicated team who are invested in helping you find the best-fit business schools across the world.

ADMISSIONS

Our applicants have been admitted to:

US
Harvard Business School
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Booth School of Business
Columbia Business School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Kellogg School of Management
Yale School of Management
Darden School of Business
Fuqua School of Business
The New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tuck School of Business
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Haas School of Business
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Tepper School of Business
F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Gabelli School of Business
Goizueta Business School
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Kelley School of Business
Michael G. Foster School of Business
McCombs School of Business
Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Scheller College of Business
UNC Kenan–Flagler Business School

CANADA
Ivey Business School
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Schulich School of Business
UBC Sauder School of Business

Europe
London Business School, UK
INSEAD, France
Cambridge Judge Business School, UK
Saïd Business School, UK
ESADE, Spain
HEC Paris, France
IE Business School, Spain
IESE Business School, Spain
IMD Business School, Switzerland

Asia
Indian School of Business, India
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
National University Singapore, Singapore
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

OUR CANDIDATE PROFILES

OUR CANDIDATE PROFILES

PRE-MBA INDUSTRY

Startup (Ride-Hailing)

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Business Studies

YEARs OF EXPERIENCE

8 Years

GMAT / GRE SCORE

GMAT: 740

Undergraduate GPA

1st Division

Admitted to

INSEAD

The Red Pen took great pains to understand the unique strengths and weaknesses of my profile. They followed a truly methodological approach to each business school application, with each sub-part such as the resume, profile evaluation and recommendation strategy all catered to by a specialist. I also greatly appreciate the fact that they agreed to work with me on a tight three-week deadline.

PRE-MBA INDUSTRY

Consulting

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Commerce

YEARs OF EXPERIENCE

4 Years

GMAT / GRE SCORE

GMAT: 770

Undergraduate GPA

66%

Admitted to

Columbia Business School

I had a great experience working with The Red Pen. The team was very professional and extremely patient throughout the entire process-starting with school selection and ending with interview prep. The team were my partners throughout the whole application process and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is aiming to gain admission to the top business schools.

PRE-MBA INDUSTRY

Retail

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Technology

YEARs OF EXPERIENCE

9 Years

GMAT / GRE SCORE

GMAT: 710

Undergraduate GPA

8.24/10

Admitted to

HEC Paris

I approached The Red Pen after my friend ‘highly’ recommended them. I wasn’t quite confident about how to stand out with my profile and The Red Pen came to the rescue. From understanding my goals to getting to know me as a person, I felt they invested a lot in my personal growth while drafting my applications. The genuine concern for my motive to do an MBA, the perfectionist approach towards compellingly portraying my story draft and honest feedback helped me present my story brilliantly.

PRE-MBA INDUSTRY

Consulting

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Technology

YEARs OF EXPERIENCE

5 Years

GMAT / GRE SCORE

GMAT: 760

Undergraduate GPA

8.57/10

Admitted to

Yale School of Management, Fuqua School of Business & Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

My lead consultant went the extra mile to get to know me at a personal level. She used her insights to help me present a genuine picture of myself that reflected my strengths and core values. When I was preparing for interviews, several members of the team conducted mock interviews and provided diverse perspectives on how I could improve. Overall, a great experience!

PRE-MBA INDUSTRY

Banking

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Technology

YEARs OF EXPERIENCE

3 Years

GMAT / GRE SCORE

GMAT: 730

Undergraduate GPA

8.81/10

Admitted to

Harvard Business School & Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Although I was very nervous when I started my MBA application process, The Red Pen’s approach gave me the confidence to articulate my feelings and produce a successful application. Having an experienced lead consultant ready to guide me at different points in the process was instrumental in ensuring that every detail was thought through, that my experiences were well integrated and my overall story was highlighted.

PRE-MBA INDUSTRY

Food and Beverage

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Technology

YEARs OF EXPERIENCE

4 Years

GMAT / GRE SCORE

GMAT: 770

Undergraduate GPA

NA

Admitted to

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania & London Business School

My lead consultant took the time to understand my story, reviewed and refined the essays and helped me compellingly portray my story. I also benefited from their Wharton Team Based Discussion. I was quite anxious as group discussion was not really my forte. The Red Pen arranged a mock session with the shortlisted students and provided a flavour of the actual session, which helped soothe my nerves. I would definitely recommend The Red Pen’s services to all students applying to business schools.

PRE-MBA INDUSTRY

Social Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Business Studies

YEARs OF EXPERIENCE

9 Years

GMAT / GRE SCORE

GRE: 322

Undergraduate GPA

61%

Admitted to

Stanford Graduate School of Business

I learnt a lot about myself through my conversations with the content specialists and by listening to their perspectives. I also oddly learnt that digging deeper within yourself can help you push to achieve higher goals. This is something that I will keep with me forever. I feel I learnt a lot during the application process working with The Red Pen. I really appreciate their help in my journey towards ending hunger.