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

  • Supportive, Empowering, & Safe
    5 months ago
    After researching and having phone calls with several consultants, I choose Scott to support me with my application. I could not have made a better choice! Scott cares about your applications. He is highly responsive in addressing questions, queries, and concerns. He makes sure to always have enough time for you, and follows up with you to make sure you're on-track. Scott also has significant experience. That means he understands how you as a person can shine and be different. His experience makes a difference in letting you be unique and stand out from the competition. Scott empowered me to understand how to write my own essay that showcased who I was using my own words. As someone from a background that does not traditionally apply to business ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Exceptional Experience!!
    5 months ago
    I worked with Scott this past application cycle and it's been an exceptional experience! From understanding my story to identifying my strengths and weaknesses, Scott has been an asset throughout the application process. We went through 15+ rounds of edits between 4 schools with average turnaround times of 2-3 days. After applying and being admitted to 3/4 schools, Scott continues to be a resource in helping to make sure I'm thinking through the pros and cons of each program as I make a final decision. Tldr; Scott and his team have been great to work with. Overall great pricing, quick turnaround times, and personalized packages.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Apt, Precise, & To The Point Help
    5 months ago
    Scott is a true professional and knows the college admissions process inside out. He was a tremendous help in getting me into Booth-EMBA and is currently helping me with my applications to EMBA Programs at Columbia, MIT, and Stern. He is highly responsive, gives fantastic tips, and advice. He is even available on weekends and is very flexible with time scheduling. I highly recommend Scott for EMBA applicants.
    Admit
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  • Get The Edge You Want With Scott!
    5 months ago
    I met Scott at an MBA tour and was immediately blown away but his level of knowledge and expertise. Within 10 minutes, he totally changed my application game plan. I knew I had to work with him. I hired Scott for 2 schools. He was instrumental in helping me craft my story and also, I was extremely impressed by how much he knows about each specific school’s admission process. His knowledge definitely influenced how I approached each school’s essays. And during the essay process, he provided quick feedback and his revisions/suggestions only made my essays better. By the time I was ready to submit, I was so confident in my application. I didn’t have to worry about having said the wrong thing, accidental errors, etc. ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Amazing Application Support
    5 months ago
    Personal MBA Coach (Scott) supported me throughout the application process. I went in without a clear idea of how to approach the application, and PMC was a huge asset. I ultimately got into my top choice, and it wouldn't have been possible without their support. I'd recommend PMC to anyone who's pressed for time and/or would like to submit amazing quality applications.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • The BEST!!! Got Into HBS, Booth, Sloan, & LBS!
    5 months ago
    In Summary - Scott got me into four outstanding MBA programs despite my not having the highest of high GMAT scores. Through his coaching and advice, my essays and broader applications stood out. He helped me achieve my MBA dreams! Scott was instrumental in helping me through the MBA admissions process. I did a lot of research into which MBA Admissions Consultant I would work with and found that all other folks I spoke to for an introductory call just walked through a standard list of questions. Scott, on the other hand, had a conversation with me - about my career and life goals and experiences at my company. From that very first conversation all the way to the end, he was very personable and displayed ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Strongly Recommend Scott!
    5 months ago
    I am an Indian male applicant with a high GMAT score but a profile that's not very conventional (business degree in undergrad -> real estate strategy work ex). None of the firms on my resume were 'feeder firms' and hence while researching for MBA consultants, I got mixed responses about my prospects (one of the biggest MBA consulting firms in the US told me to apply to schools outside of the top-15 and to Cambridge Judge and below). Scott was one of the few consultants who fit the bill in more than one aspect: he boosted my confidence starting with our introductory call (encouraging me to apply to certain aspirational schools, cautioning against a couple), and since Scott's is a boutique firm, I was assured ...
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    Kartik Sharma
    MBA
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  • Stellar Experience With Scott
    5 months ago
    Scott is an amazing consultant for my business school application. I used another consultant in my round 1 application and did not have a great experience. I decided to switch and worked with Scott in my round 2 application for four schools and got in three of them with scholarships. Scott is extremely insightful, flexible, personable, and encouraging throughout the process. Highly recommend for everyone!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Just Go With Scott!
    5 months ago
    The short version: Researched multiple consultants. Chose Scott over all others. Got into Wharton, Columbia, and Ross despite tremendous odds. The long one: Since I was an Indian (read: one of the largest demographics) male (the most competitive gender) engineer (the hardest degree type to distinguish yourself in, especially when you are Indian), who was also a re-applicant with 8 years of experience, I knew it was going to be very hard to get into my dream school. I contacted 10+ consultants and spoke to them at length to understand how they operate. Given my background, I knew that I would need someone who will understand my story properly and help me craft a unique story. After talking to a few of the major consulting firms, ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Amazing Consultant
    5 months ago
    Scott is an exceptional resource to have throughout the long process of applying to schools. From the day you sign on, he forms a disciplined and effective schedule with you. Personally, he helped me from the very get-go, providing advice and clarity of which schools to apply to, how to effectively present your resume, format essays, and have successful interviews. Scott & his team also respond to any questions you may have day or night and always willing to jump on the phone with you. I made the right decision going with Personal MBA Coach and could not be any happier with the results as I got into my #1 choice. I strongly recommend other prospective students to use him. Thank you, Scott!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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