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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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Outstanding Results!
    2 weeks ago
    I have a GPA that falls in the bottom 20% in all universities I was considering, and a GMAT score of 710. However, my non-traditional background made my overall profile relatively risky, as I do not have a well-known company name on my resume, making my application tricky to some extent. Scott immediately told me the strengths and weaknesses of my applications, and still believed in me from the start. He always provided fast and great quality responses, was patient all along the way and always pushed me to improve every single detail presented in my application. I applied to a top school in Europe and an M7 school, and have been admitted to both. Looking back, it would have been near impossible to even get an ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Great Experience Working with Scott
    2 months ago
    I worked with Scott on my application for Columbia business school and could not have had a better experience. He was quick to respond to any questions I had with the process and was great with providing suggestions on how to improve the quality of essays. Scott's feedback was always honest and constructive and he didn't waste time trying to soften it. He was extremely helpful getting me to think about how my message would be perceived from an outside perspective and spent time helping me fine-tune it to articulate exactly what I had intended. Overall, would highly recommend Scott
    Class of 2022 Applicant
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  • Couldn't Have Gotten in My Dream School Without Scott! With Scholarship!
    2 months ago
    Scott was a very valuable resource throughout the entire application process. As an international applicant, I did not know a lot of people around me that were going through the same process, therefore I really needed someone that was knowledgable. Scott was a wealth of information and was extremely easy to talk. He was very straight-forward with his advice, not afraid to speak truthfully about the quality of your application, which was fantastic as it saved both his time and mine. When I was choosing an admission consultant, I selected Scott because I liked the idea of having one consultant help me through multiple schools, instead of the large consultancies where they allocate a different consultant for each application. This proved to be a very ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Couldn't Have Done It Without Him!
    4 months ago
    Scott was an absolutely amazing resource throughout the application process. When I first started working with Scott I hadn't hit my desired GMAT/GRE score and he was up front and candid about what was realistic considering my score at that time. I really appreciated that he didn't pander but was honest and constructive in his feedback. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable on the nuance of what each school is looking for and he gave me great advice for tailoring my story accordingly. His comments on my essays etc were always very constructive and helped me to think about my message from an outsiders perspective. He was always really quick to respond and I felt like I got a tailored, personal approach rather than ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • If You're Serious About Your MBA, Use Scott
    5 months ago
    I started with Scott a month out from the final deadline for my dream program and, despite the short timeframe, we were able to put together a solid application, ace the interview, and get in. It wasn't easy, but if you're serious about getting into the best MBA program you can it would be silly to go at it alone. The investment in your future is worth it.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Wharton Mock TBDs With Personal MBA Coach
    5 months ago
    I have been a Round 2 Wharton applicant for its prestigious full-time MBA program for the class of 2021. With a 720 on the GMAT, I thought my chances of getting into Wharton would be highly bleak. But I didn't want to let go off the possibility of being admitted to Wharton and hold a regret throughout my life of not trying. To my surprise, I received an interview call and without any delay, I started preparing for the Team-Based Discussion and 10 min personal interview. That's when I came in touch with Scott. Scott helped me navigate the unusual interview format, including the TBD. Realizing that I would need practice for the TBD, I enrolled in one mock TBD session with personal MBA coach. ...
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    Class of 2021 Waitlist
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  • Extremely Personalized, Detailed, & Insightful Coach
    6 months ago
    I engaged with Scott quite last minute for a US Top 5 program. Previous to working with him, I was already invited for interviews at several Top 5 schools, but got dinged post-interview. Scott was quick to identify the missing gaps and provide extremely thorough and individualized feedback on my application. In addition, his turnaround time for polishing and editing my materials was very timely. He never did the work for me but provided valuable insights that were customized to what the target school was looking for. I also appreciated that his feedback was brutally honest, without any BS. In my opinion, what you need from an MBA consultant isn't someone who will write your essays, but one that truly spends time to understand where you ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • No Bull, Gets Results! THE Difference Maker
    6 months ago
    Scott brings incredible insights into each step of the application process thanks to his career in the industry. He just gets it. I evaluated both large and independent consultants prior to applying, and each gave me the standard, sugar-coated feedback on application strengths and positioning my story. Scott provided a customized and tailored approach, was available through text and email each step of the way, and ultimately, navigated me to my dream school with a substantial scholarship. Can't recommend him, his team, and his services enough.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Wonderful Experience!
    6 months ago
    I have no words to express how grateful I am for all the guidance and support that Scott provided during the MBA application process. I was admitted into 4 out of 8 MBA programs I applied to and received full scholarship to the one most dear to my heart. My experience with Scott was absolutely invaluable and I know I would not have been able to succeed without him. He was there for me every step of the way. From the first moment I talked to Scott, it was obvious that he truly cares about me and was fully vested in my success. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott to anyone who is looking for an MBA consultant. I could have not asked for a better coach. ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Great Experience Working With Scott
    6 months ago
    I am currently a college senior. I’ve worked with Scott to apply for 6 MBA programs that have early admission/ deferral program. Now I have been accepted to one school and waiting for results on others. For the school I’ve been accepted, I also got half tuition which totally paid off the consultancy fees. I have to say that it has been a wonderful experience working with Scott. I’ve chatted with over 10 consultancies before deciding on who to work with. It was only until I was able to meet Scott in person when I traveled to Boson that I decided to work with him. Throughout the application process, he played a pivotal role. First of all, since I am a younger applicant, I was ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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