Shine is a boutique MBA admissions consulting firm serving business school candidates around the world.

For Future Applicants, we’ll identify the best steps for you to take now to maximize your chances of success. We understand what admissions officers look for, and we’ll work with you to become a more compelling (and well-prepared) candidate when you’re ready to apply.


For Future Applicants, we provide the following services on an hourly basis:
  • Candidacy evaluation
  • 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 hourly packs as follows:

  • 3 hours: $365/hr. =$1095
  • 10 hours: $350/hr. =$3500
  • 15 hours: $340/hr. = $5100
  • Single hours can be added (in advance) to any pack at the same rate 
  • Any unused time is fully refundable 

Estimating the time you’ll need:

In our experience, 2-3 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 larger, discounted time blocks for those seeking 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.”