Consultant Profile: Philippe Barr


Dr. Barr has worked for over ten years in higher education. He served as Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at UNC, Chapel Hill for seven years where he coordinated the admission process for the masters and doctoral programs. As former Assistant Director of MBA Admissions for Kenan-Flagler Business School, Philippe has reviewed thousands of applications, interviewed hundreds of applicants, and knows how to help prospective students present their competitive advantage on paper and in-person. He holds an M.A from McGill University and a Ph.D. from New York University.

I want to work with Philippe!

With a Ph.D. from New York University and more than 10 years of comprehensive experience in higher education, I have a deep passion for education and a talent for helping students put their best foot forward.

As a former Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at UNC Chapel Hill, I know the skills needed to navigate the demands of graduate school. I’m also an expert in narratives by trade. Having directed several masters’ thesis and doctoral dissertations, I have a knack for assisting students in coming up with compelling narratives. I love helping students sharpen their writing skills, communicate their ideas, and share experiences more effectively.

My experience as Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has provided me with deep insight into the expectations of top-tier MBA programs. I have improved the academic profile and diversity of the entering class by assessing student files and conducting admissions interviews with local and international prospective students. Having read thousands of applications and interviewed hundreds of applicants, I can help you discover and present your competitive advantage on paper and in-person. 

I see my role as an admission consultant for Accepted as helping students define their goals and providing them with a personalized roadmap to academic and professional success. I look forward to working with you!