Brian Yi

I am passionate about guiding my clients through their MBA application journeys. Aware that the process can feel overwhelming, I am prepared to help you enjoy the process, as you and I work together to discover and share your unique story. I’ve worked with people from around the world and a myriad of career backgrounds, so don’t fret if you come from an overrepresented geography or unconventional career.

I have a BA in Economics (cum laude) from Tufts University, an MBA from MIT Sloan, and MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. At Sloan, I was active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem (Entrepreneurship & Innovation academic track, InSITE Fellow) and Happy Belly foodie club. At Harvard, I was a Fellow at the Harvard Center for African Studies and earned the MLD (Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences) certificate.

Beyond Square One Prep, I have worked in management consulting, financial services, technology, and the public sector—at firms such as McKinsey, BlackRock, and Amazon—and across North America, LatAm, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

My hobbies include following financial news (yes, I’m a nerd), traveling (~30 countries and counting), trying new wines (WSET Level 2 certified), and exploring our world beneath the ocean surface (Open Water scuba certified). I am fluent in Korean.