FUTURE APPLICANT services & PRICING

Shine is a full-service MBA admissions consulting firm serving business school candidates around the world.

For future applicants, we’ll work with you to develop your strongest possible candidacy by identifying the best steps you can take right now. We understand what admissions officers look for, and we’ll help you become a more compelling (and well-prepared) candidate when it’s time to apply.

Our broad range of services enables us to meet any applicant’s needs and timing, with the flexibility to focus on the areas most important to you. Just let us know how we can help.

For future applicants, we provide the following services on an hourly basis:

  • Candidacy assessment
  • Career advisement and goal setting
  • Strategic plan to gain/maximize relevant skills and experiences
  • Target school selection and research plan
  • Timeline planning
With an hourly structure, we will have the maximum flexibility to customize our work to your individual needs. You simply advance-purchase our time in blocks as follows:
  • 3 hours: $350/hr. =$1050  
  • 10- and 15-hour blocks are also available at a discounted rate
  • Single hours can be added (in advance) to any block at the same rate
  • Any unused time can be applied to future services

Estimating the time you’ll need:

In our experience, 3 hours is ideal for each year of advance planning work.  This time block enables an initial strategy session + 2 follow-ups per year.  We also offer the larger, discounted time blocks for re-applicants in need of long-term planning or who intend to engage us for additional services, such as developing your future set of applications.

We understand that this is a big investment. Is it worth it?  It truly is. Here’s why.

Do or do not, there is no try.”
-Yoda