Keith Blume

Chicago, IL


  • Texas A&M
  • University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (MBA)

Keith Blume is an MBA graduate of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (GSB, now Booth).

As a U.S. Marine, Keith served in the northernmost capital in the world, the southernmost capital in the western hemisphere, and watched the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and worked in the circuit protection and wireless industries. As an MBA student and after he graduated, Keith evaluated applications and conducted interviews for the GSB and often gives students a glimpse “behind the velvet curtain” of the application/admissions process. Keith’s work with Manhattan Prep has allowed him to “live the dream.” He loves teaching and helping students overcome their fears and achieve the scores they desire. His work with Manhattan Prep has also given him the latitude to pursue the other main passion in his life, martial arts. While at first glance the two pursuits may not seem related, Keith believes that the mental and physical discipline necessary to become a good martial artist is also necessary to perform at a high level on the GMAT. Students attending his classes are not only trained in content, but also coached on the importance of the mental and physical aspects of the test.

What students are saying

“He provides individualized, highly effective instruction.”

What students are saying

“He is witty and easy to talk to and was always willing to stick around after class to address extra questions.”

What students are saying

“Keith knows how to teach ‘off book’ and does a good job managing time so that the class gets the most out of the sessions.”