Hillary Schubach

Founder & President

HILLARY SCHUBACH is the President of Shine/ MBA Admissions Consulting, a boutique consultancy serving top business school candidates around the world. 

She received her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001 and her BA in History from Duke University in 1993. Her background includes over 20 years of marketing and brand management experience at world-class firms such as Kraft and Unilever—proving to be the ideal foundation to help aspiring MBAs market themselves to the schools of their choice. 

A successful MBA admissions adviser since 1999, she maintains an exemplary track record, helping clients gain acceptance to their target schools year after year. As demand grew, she founded Shine in 2007, and is grateful to have now built an entire career from helping others achieve their dreams.  

Hillary is an active member of AIGAC (Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants), an organization dedicated to the highest ethical practices, professional excellence, and collaboration with admissions officers and fellow consultants. She speaks internationally on the topic of MBA admissions. And for her alma mater, she serves on the Board of Directors of HBS Association of Southern CA, the Regional Council of HBS Alumnae Circles, and the Reunion Programming Committee.

Hillary lives in Santa Monica, and when she’s not busy fostering puppies, she can usually be found enjoying the SoCal outdoors with her beau Rob and dog Emma.


Believe in something larger than yourself.”
-Barbara Bush