Scott Edinburgh

Founder

Personal MBA Coach

Boston, Massachusetts

United States

Consultant Bio

I am an industry veteran with over ten years of experience personally helping hundreds of applicants around the world get into top MBA programs. 96% of clients are successful. I received my MBA at Wharton and BS at MIT Sloan. I have also worked in management consulting, travel and hospitality, financial services, consumer products, and healthcare for Deloitte Consulting, JP Morgan and InterContinental Hotels Group. As a result, beyond mastering the admissions process, I have an in-depth understanding of pre-MBA careers and exactly how to position these experiences to open the doors at the top MBA programs. I am also on the Board of Directors for AIGAC (Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants).

Admissions consulting is my passion and I am a frequent keynote presenter on application strategies at consulting firms, corporations and MBA events globally. I am an avid world traveler, both for work and fun, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Company Information

I founded Personal MBA Coach in 2008 to offer a very boutique and personalized level of application support. The approach is unique and because there is personal 1:1 work with all clients, we offer a level of support unmatched at larger firms. This means you work directly with an expert throughout the entire process. Plus, once you get to the interview stage, we have a team of former M7 interviewers who know exactly how to prepare you to seal the deal. We work with a select number of applicants each year and place them into the best MBA, EMBA and part-time programs.

Our clients don’t only get admitted, but many of them receive substantial scholarships. Last year clients received over $4.5M in merit scholarships.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

While most applicants work through a comprehensive admissions package, I offer a full suite of personalized and customized services including:

Application Strategy and School Selection
Early MBA Planning
Resume Editing
Personal Story Development
Essay Topic Creation and Unlimited Essay Editing
Letter of Recommendation Support
Interview Preparation
Scholarship Advice
Waitlist Strategy
Post-acceptance decision support
Ding Report

If you are truly dedicated to getting into a great school, I will personally walk you through the process.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Phone: +1 617-645-2424

Email: scott@personalmbacoach.com

Website: http://www.personalmbacoach.com

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  • Excellent Service!
    1 day ago
    I would highly recommend Scott and the Personal MBA Coach to anyone interested in getting accepted into a top MBA program. Scott is patient, organized, attentive, and an excellent coach through the entire process. Together, we laid out a strategy (which included guidance on the resume, essays, interviews, and other crucial factors) that eventually led to a series of well-rounded applications that demonstrated my appeal as an MBA prospect to the adcom. But instead of trying to mold my application into a predictable form, we worked together to create an application that was authentic. Scott was an integral part of my HBS application success, and I sincerely recommend him for application consulting!
    Class of 2021, Admit
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  • Great Individualized Experience With Personal MBA Coach
    1 week ago
    I am a new member of the Wharton class of 2021. This past fall I worked with Scott on a 5 school comprehensive package. From the start, I felt that Scott was personally invested in my MBA application journey. I only ever interacted with Scott, and I felt that Scott knew my story and my essays inside and out. He was very accessible anytime I wanted to chat via phone or email. He provided great insights into what each school was looking for in its application--the kind of detail and nuance I would have never known without his help! I am incredibly excited to be attending Wharton and would 100% recommend Scott to anyone seeking the best possible outcomes from their MBA application process.
    Class of 2021, Admit
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  • There For Me Every Step Of The Way
    3 weeks ago
    The MBA application process can be overwhelming and all-consuming, especially for someone who has a demanding job. After chatting with several consulting companies, I felt that Scott was genuine and sincere and had my best interest at heart. He was very honest about my candidacy, evaluating and suggesting schools as he saw as good possibilities while all encouraging and supportive for “reach” schools. Scott was relentless in seeking to reveal and present the best of me. With patience, he inquired and brainstormed, until there were clear ideas for the various essays required; with professionalism, he helped edited and re-edited the essays. Scott will continue to push you until you put forth your absolute best work and deliver results. He was unflappable in a crisis and advised sound remedy based ...
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    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Great Service, Great Guy!
    4 weeks ago
    I'm applying for MIT / HBS / LBS this year and due to work commitment, my original plan with him had to change and I was working under a very tight timeline with him during Christmas and new year on my applications. Despite these difficulties and holiday season, Scott prioritized my applications and we managed to put together something that's superb and I submitted right on the deadline day. I also found him very direct, responsible, reliable and flexible to accommodate my needs. He's always very responsive on emails and never replied more than 2 days after my emails. Further, I found the HBS interview guy (who's working for him) extremely helpful. He put me on the spot, tried to challenging me and gave me ...
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  • HIGHLY Recommend Scott Edinburgh @ Personal MBA Coach
    4 weeks ago
    I am a first year MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School and I have Scott Edinburgh to thank for it! It was a long, yet incredibly transformative journey to business school and I can certainly say that I would not have been able to do it without the help of Scott. Being there every step of the way, Scott will help you craft a strategy that helps present your best self in your B-School applications. He dives deep and curates your brand, your story, your resume, your letters of recommendation requests, and your essays line by line, going through as many iterations as you need to be confident in what you are submitting to admissions. When it comes time to interview, Scott will strengthen your interviewing ...
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    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Great Experience
    4 weeks ago
    Scott is extremely knowledgeable about schools and test taking. He will offer you great guidance. He puts a lot of emphasis on ethics as he does not write essays for students and lets students' unique voices shine throughout the application process. He offers superb interview tips and mock interview sessions to make sure that you go into the interview with confidence! I highly recommend him.
    Class of 2021, Admit
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  • Reliable & Patient - Scott's Your Man!
    4 weeks ago
    Scott was the quintessential pillar of support during my applications. I was really struggling to manage with intense work-life and my applications. Scott set deadlines and planned out my journey to ensure we finished the applications well in time. At the same time, when I failed to meet these deadlines, he demonstrated patience and worked to help me push past the finish line. The other great attribute of Scott that I really appreciate is his ability to give candid feedback. He has a clear line of thinking and communicates his ideas quite clearly. He was surely the much-needed sounding board for my applications! He has a great sense of what works and what doesn't - which is extremely helpful to international applicants like myself who ...
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  • Go With Scott!
    4 weeks ago
    When I first applied to business school in 2016, I was rejected by six of the M7 schools. With Scott's guidance in 2018, I was able to secure acceptances from Kellogg, Booth and Sloan and was offered a combined $170K in scholarship money from Kellogg and Booth. I started the process with Scott after meeting him in late July 2018 after the MBA Tour and listening to his talk about the 10 things that one must do to prepare for applications. He seemed very knowledgeable and mentioned his connections with admissions offices, all while offering insights that I would never find online. I immediately signed up with him and am so glad that I did. Scott took the time to thoroughly understand my background before laying ...
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  • Great Service!
    1 month ago
    Starting off, I knew I wanted to work with a consultant because I wanted someone to help keep me on track while I balanced a busy job (I do consulting) and my extracurricular commitments. My initial search process started off with the free 30-min consultations with the larger brand names. I realized that I wanted more personalized attention and that the quality of the experience varied based on which consultant you worked with when signing on with a larger group. Eventually, I found Scott and we connected because of our backgrounds (Scott is a former consultant) and the fact that I would get his personalized attention throughout the process. We worked together on 3 applications. He was extremely helpful when it came to outlining an essay ...
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    Class of 2019, Admit
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  • Highly Recommended and Responsive
    4 months ago
    After calling several consulting firms for their free consultation, I found that Scott was the most straightforward and provided the most honest feedback. He did not try to up-sell me his services when I indicated that I only wanted to apply to two schools. He indicated that my odds were not the greatest upfront and did not pressure me to use his services, unlike some of the big firms that referred me to their outside/lesser known partners. I ultimately accepted early decision at one school and declined my interview at the other. Throughout the application process, Scott kept his promise on providing comments or feedback within 48 hours. I was able to get quicker responses/live phone calls within 24 hours, when necessary. Given that Scott ...
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