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

  • A Choice Of Programs.. & Scholarships!
    4 months 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!
    4 months 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
    4 months 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!
    4 months 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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  • More Than Just A Consultant
    4 months ago
    Working with Scott was the best decision I made in the arduous application process. He was HIGHLY responsive to any questions or concerns I had during this stressful time. My only regret is not doing the 5 school package (I chose the 3 schools). Scott really knows how to present your story in the best way possible to maximize your chances of admission and scholarship. If you're serious about an MBA, get started with him sooner rather than later!! Scott is more than just a consultant, he is a mentor and life coach!
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Results That Matter
    4 months ago
    I met Scott at the MBA tour in Toronto in August 2018, we chatted for a bit that day, as I did with many other consultants. About a week later, we set up a free consult and the first thing that made him stand out was how much he remembered from our conversation......many other consultants are just talking heads until you hire them. I enjoyed getting the personalized experience even before I decided to work with him. I hired Scott in Sept for just one school, and after 2 weeks I decided to go with the 3 school package to reduce my risk. I applied to Wharton, HBS and LBS Round 2. From day 1 the service was always available, always personal and always so ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Highly Recommended!
    4 months ago
    I was originally a bit skeptical on working with a consultant but changed my mind after taking a free consultation with Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach. I knew within 5 minutes conversation that I needed to work with him. I had taken consultations with another company but Scott possesses a warm personality that to put his clients at ease throughout the application process. Aside from all of his insights, I appreciated Scott’s ability to help to present my application in the most positive light. Furthermore, he was completely committed to helping me stick to our schedule and thoroughly review my essays. He diplomatically pushed me to do some self-reflection and demonstrated my unique story in the application essay. As a result of his consultant, ...
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    Class of 2021 Applicant
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  • Highly Recommend
    4 months ago
    I got admitted into LBS Class of 2021. Scott, thank you so much for the help! Scott is highly professional and a down-to-detail consultant and someone you can put into trust. Scott is very experienced and knows each school very well. Therefore, he was able to bring in more insights beneath general website info. He has navigated me through the entire MBA process with great details and helped me craft my own strategy along the way. With his help, I was able to identify my strengths and weaknesses and took action on them. He also kindly introduced his connections to me during the interview prep. It really helped a lot! On top of that, Scott has an admirable work ethic. He worked so hard and always responses within 48 hours, even ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Superb Support
    4 months ago
    I reached out to Scott while I was doing my research on various admission consultants, and after the first call with Scott, I knew he was the right consultant for me. Throughout the duration of our association, he has been available through a call/email etc especially when it is a time-sensitive issue. We took a lot of time to decide on the target schools based on my application as I wanted to apply to a lot of them, but then he helped me streamline my thought process. His approach in helping me build my story was phenomenal as he gave me ideas to ponder over instead of just enforcing me to use one strategy. This definitely helped me clarify the career trajectory for the application ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Excellent Service!
    4 months 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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