Six Harvard MBAs have started a new business to help new applicants get into the prestige business school. They have persuaded classmates to donate their successful application essays to sell them on to applicants. Essay writing is often the most challenging task for MBA applicants and one where students regularly turn to essay services and admission consultants. The new business model wants to allow applicants to view successful essays. The company works on creating a database over time that will allow potential students to search based on criteria as career experience, age, and whether international or domestic applicants handed in the essays.
The young start-up company is called MBA Bee and has just launched its website. The idea was born during a Harvard course in which student teams require to de-velop a new product or service and work on a business model from concept to launch. Parts of the income are supposed to go to charity. The founders’ mission is to improve accessibility to MBA programmes for applicants from non-traditional backgrounds.