Brian Precious

Brian Precious

MBA Admissions Director

About Brian

Brian Precious has managed admissions, recruiting and marketing teams at three major MBA programs: Oregon State University, Purdue University and his alma mater, the University of Illinois. More specifically, he’s helped thousands of prospective MBA students navigate the tricky waters of business school—ranging from casual discussions at MBA conventions to formal admissions interviews.

Brian’s passion and belief in business school education stems from his own experiences as a student in the Illinois MBA program. While completing his degree, he gained the skills required to change careers, started a company, travelled the world, and made some of the best and most enduring friendships of his life.

Prior to his career in higher education, Brian worked as a management consultant and as the Director of Marketing for a solar electronics start-up. Brian’s passion for business school education stems from his own experiences as a student in the Illinois MBA program from 2004-2006. During that time, he gained the skills required to change careers, had the opportunity to start a company, travel the world, and make some of the most enduring friendships of his life.

He currently lives in Lakewood, CO—alongside his wife Cheryl, their son Sam, and their furry son, Miles—while offering consulting and speaking services for graduate school programs around the country.

Brian by the Numbers

Conducted Admissions Interviews

Hours Spent in Admission Committee Reviews

MBA Recruiting Events Attended

Countries Represented Among Prospective Students

Brian, Cheryl, Sam & Miles (2015)



Brian’s Credentials