Michael Cohan founded MBAPrepAdvantage in 2004 to provide the absolute best and most comprehensive MBA admissions consulting services available. For more than a decade, he has helped hundreds of MBA applicants gain admission to their top programs.
Michael will help you articulate your authentic story in the most compelling way possible tailored for the different admissions committees that decide your candidacy. He brings to each engagement deep commitment, superb editing and a high-energy approach along with an extraordinary ability to understand what truly makes his clients unique. As a current entrepreneur and former sales executive, Michael applies considerable functional, industry, and management expertise to his MBA admissions consulting practice. He offers keen insight into the nuances of each business school from having traveled the world to engage firsthand with admissions officers, faculty members and program heads. Finally, his technology and consulting experience encompassing sales, client relationship partner, project manager, lead and developer roles gives him unique insight into clients with similar backgrounds.
MBA Admissions Expertise
Michael has been referenced as an expert on MBA Admissions in many leading domestic and international business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek (“Applying to B-School? Résumé Perils to Avoid” and “Acing the MBA Application Interview“), Financial Times (“How to choose a programme”, “Double acts”, and “EMBA basics: Where to start if you want to apply“), Poets & Quants and Crain’s New York Business. His analysis is also frequently featured in online media, such as MBAPodcaster (Getting off the Waitlist: How to Improve Your Chances of Getting Accepted and The 360 Degree Guide to Applying For & Getting Your MBA: Everything You Need to Know for a Successful MBA), QS TopMBA (Writing a Powerful MBA Resume and What Type of Education Can You Expect From an MBA Program?) and Magoosh (Part 1 — Determining An MBA Program Type, Part 2 — Selecting Suitable MBA Schools, Part 3 — Evaluating Your MBA Admissions Chances and Part 4 — Bringing It All Together). Click on the above links to hear him discuss different topics, ranging from selecting business school programs, to mastering MBA resumes and interviews, to optimizing waitlist strategy.
Michael is a former Board Director of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC). He served as the Sponsorship Chair for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 AIGAC Conferences in addition to serving on the 2014 Conference Planning Committee. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Economics from Northwestern University and his Master of Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Based on the strength of his UCLA Anderson School application, UCLA Anderson selected Michael for a Dean’s Fellowship that paid for a portion of his first year of business school.
A gifted teacher, Michael received U.S. Congressional Recognition for his outstanding and invaluable service to the community and has taught business plan writing, stock market analysis, and life skills to high-potential, low-opportunity youths as part of the Academy of Business Leadership Program. He previously served on the Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Greater Miami Impact Circle Steering Committee and is a Big Brother to Luke.
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