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, traveled 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 currently serves as the Director of Marketing at Elsmere Education, an innovative startup focused on providing admissions, marketing, recruitment, retention services, course design and market research to Colleges and Universities looking to take their graduate programs online.

Brian lives in Denver, 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