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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  • Strongly Recommend Scott!
    1 week 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
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  • Stellar Experience With Scott
    1 week 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!
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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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  • Genuine & Actually Cares
    2 weeks ago
    I started off the MBA process with a large, brand name consulting service that proved to be a huge disappointment (lack of communication, poor advice, generic approach). Luckily, I met Scott who was the polar opposite of my initial MBA consultant. He took the time to truly understand my background which was pivotal in helping me craft my story. He also had experience with other clients from my industry, which was a huge bonus as I come from a relatively niche industry. His structured approach and methods helped streamline the entire application process and significantly reduced the stress I felt about the daunting task of applying to b-school. If you're looking for a personalized experience from somebody that truly cares about their clients, Scott is ...
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    Class of 2021, Admit
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  • A Reliable Companion Along Your MBA Application Journey
    2 weeks ago
    Thanks to Scott's support, I have secured admission to HBS ($$), Wharton ($$), and Kellogg ($$$). I greatly appreciate Scott's support during my whole application process! Scott is very professional: despite our time difference (I'm an international application), Scott always ensures timely response to my question/request. When he can't, he would let me know in advance and propose a suitable timeline. Scott is very experienced. Rest assured that you can trust his knowledge on MBA applications, whether it's about what the Adcom focuses on or what differentiates each school. As I was applying to multiple schools, some obviously are different from others. Scott was able to make sure I know how to present myself and put myself in the best possible position. While Scott didn't change ...
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    Class of 2021, Admit
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  • A Choice Of Programs.. & Scholarships!
    2 weeks ago
    After receiving acceptance to all 3 programs I applied to in 2nd Round, as well as scholarships at two of the three, I can't say enough good things about Scott. He took time, in the beginning, to get to know me and understand the story I should tell in my applications, and was incredibly responsive throughout the process. Not only did Scott help immensely with the applications (essay writing, resume development, etc.), but he was also a great resource when I was evaluating which schools to apply to, and helped me understand where I should spend more time in my extracurriculars. Finally, the interview prep he helped coordinate was the cherry on top of a wonderful service - I can't recommend him enough!
    Class of 2021, Admit
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  • Highly Recommend Scott!
    3 weeks ago
    The MBA application process is a daunting task, but Scott was wonderful at laying out a clear framework that walked me through the entire process. He got to know my "story" inside out right away, which added significant value when we were brainstorming essay topics and editing my resume. Scott's quick turnaround time allowed me to continue with the momentum that I had while in the middle of writing my essays. His edits were insightful and helped me craft a compelling story for why I was pursuing an MBA. At the end of the process, I landed a significant scholarship to one of my top choices.
    Class of 2021, Other
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  • Huge Asset To My Admission Prep
    3 weeks ago
    Scott was extremely helpful in my admissions preparation for business school. I can say with confidence, as a successful HBS admit, that he played a pivotal role in helping me highlight my strengths to the ad-com. He assisted in interview prep, profile construction, and essay outlining. He also was a great resource just in general throughout the very self-reflective process that is the MBA admissions process.
    Class of 2021, Admit
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  • Awesome Service!
    3 weeks ago
    It was a crazy ride from start to finish applying for top MBA programs. It wouldn't have been possible without Scott's assistance. Coming from an engineering background, both undergraduate and career-wise, I did not know anyone who went to a full-time MBA program let alone a top MBA program. I thought I could handle the process by myself with assistance from friends and family. I soon realized I was in over my head. This caused me to regroup and postpone applying to schools for a year while I found an expert to assist me. I heavily researched lots of different admission consultants including having an initial screening with a handful. Ultimately, I was looking for a consultant who had a few key qualities: success getting students ...
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    Class of 2021, Admit
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