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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  • Absolutely stellar experience
    2 weeks ago
    Scott worked with me for nearly nine-months as I navigated the arduous MBA application process. He and his team helped with everything from school selection, to essay review, interview prep and post-acceptance decision making. From the very beginning, Scott got down to brass tacks. He helped me understand the best way to package my profile and frame my story. He additionally provided valuable insight into the specifics of what each program's admissions committees are looking for, which helped me to tailor my applications to their expectations. As a partner throughout this process, Scott was a professional in every sense; he was attentive, honest, and discerning. The overall experience was top-rate. With Scott's help, I was ultimately accepted into several top MBA programs with substantial scholarship money. I ...
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  • Highly Recommend Using Scott & Personal MBA Coach team
    2 weeks ago
    Choosing Scott as my MBA consultant was the best investment I made in preparing for graduate school admissions. I initially discovered Scott/Personal MBA Coach through a meeting with a recruitment member from the program I would be applying to. He spoke very highly of Scott and his team and recommended that if I needed help with any stage of the application or test preparation to consider Scott. About a year later at a QS MBA fair, I sat in the different MBA counselor panels and Scott’s presentation and expertise hit the nail on the head for what I was looking to achieve (1) authentically branding myself for an MBA, (2) support and guidance during the application process, and (3) he knew the school I ...
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  • Couldn't Have Asked for a Better Consultant!
    3 weeks ago
    I searched around on the internet for weeks and used introductory consultations from more than 5 different admissions consulting services prior to selecting Scott of Personal MBA Coach to assist me with my applications. I initially purchased a one school package and quickly upgraded to a 3-school after seeing how valuable Scott's help was. I also purchased individual hours for R2 apps after going 5/5 in round 1. In addition to Scott's impressive background as an MIT and Wharton graduate and his extensive track record of success in assisting MBA applicants to get accepted to their target schools, there are a few aspects of Scott's Personal MBA Coach services that I believe really separate him from most MBA consulting services: 1. Rather than provide me ...
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  • Highly recommend working with Scott
    3 weeks ago
    I worked with Scott last year on both my Round 1 and Round 2 applications for business school. Scott and I met early on in the process and he helped me frame my story for why I wanted to go to business school and what I would contribute. Throughout the process, Scott helped me construct my broader pitch, refine my essays, and prepare for interviews. I found Scott to be valuable across all three of these dimensions. His ability to offer constructive, candid feedback is a great asset and not something you will get at all admissions services. In particular, I would recommend Scott's ability to coach through interviews. His practice interviews prepared me very well for the actual ones, with the questions often being ...
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  • Scotty Knows!
    3 weeks ago
    I worked with a large consulting company prior to coming to Scott. I regret not using Scott from the start. The level of personal attention from him is unmatched, and he is sincerely invested in your future. I give him the highest recommendation possible. His expertise clearly was superior to my other consultant. The MBA process is a complicated, stressful road, and Scott was the perfect guide to steer me in the right direction every step of the way. From business school selection, essay work, and interview preparation, Scott provided the necessary attention to detail that brought out the best in me. I am thrilled to say I was accepted to both the programs Scott helped me apply to. Thank you Scott.
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  • Scott helped me get into every school I applied to
    3 weeks ago
    Scott was focused on helping me succeed throughout our time together. He was able to advise me on every step of the process and I achieved my goal of attending UCLA Anderson.
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  • 12/10 Experience (and results)
    3 weeks ago
    Scott did a fantastic job preparing me for interviews and creating my resume. I came in with a below average (at best) resume and he did a fantastic job helping me stand out to give me that extra edge. Scott is attentive, quick to respond, professional and provides an experience second to none. Not only did he help me cater my resume towards business school applications but also worked diligently on a resume catered toward the internship I had been pursuing - and was ultimately rewarded. Having used other services (both private and larger "institutional size" programs), I can honestly say he is by far the best.
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  • Scott Will Get It DONE!
    1 month ago
    When doing my initial search for an admissions consultant, I was first drawn to the big-name consulting companies. Yet, after doing more research I realized that I did not merely want to be another faceless customer at one of these big firms. I knew that I needed the personalized support that Scott @ Personal MBA Coach provides in order to get through the application process in one piece. The whole application process, from b-school research to essay writing, is intensive, time-consuming, and stressful. I highly recommend Scott as the person ripe for the job to get you through it—with success. Truth be told, Scott gets into the minutiae of the entire application, including the 50 character explanations for my ECs in your undergraduate studies. From ...
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  • Simply the best. Scott got me into Stanford GSB!
    1 month ago
    I don't write online reviews. Especially not 6 years after the purchase. But Scott deserves an exception. I knew MBA applications were a long shot for me to begin with. Coming from a no-name international school (not known to the U.S. application dropdown menu), I was hoping that I "had it in me", but at the same time know that I needed to craft the perfect application, most importantly the essays, to stand out. My first call was into Sandy Kreisberg. My second into Scott. I went with Scott, and never regretted it. The results spoke for themselves: 4 applications (all top schools), 3 admissions, including my dream choice: Stanford GSB. Scott knows inside out how to tailor your best and hightest-chance-of-success application package. He continually challenged me ...
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  • Scott got me into my dream school
    1 month ago
    Scott is no only a great resource to bounce ideas off of, but also an excellent essay editor. Much of my reason for a consultant was to develop a strategy for my application to school. I am a traditional background and struggled with what would make me stand out. Scott was great at helping me with this. However, Scott's strongest suit may be essay editing. I believe he is second to none at this. He would take my ideas/writing and put them all together in a coherent story that spoke directly to what I could add to a program. Evan after all that hard work, I was waitlisted at two of my top schools. Scott was integral ...
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