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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  • More Than Just A Consultant
    3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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!
    1 month 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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  • Great Individualized Experience With Personal MBA Coach
    1 month ago
    I am a new member of the Wharton class of 2021. This past fall I worked with Scott on a 5 school comprehensive package. From the start, I felt that Scott was personally invested in my MBA application journey. I only ever interacted with Scott, and I felt that Scott knew my story and my essays inside and out. He was very accessible anytime I wanted to chat via phone or email. He provided great insights into what each school was looking for in its application--the kind of detail and nuance I would have never known without his help! I am incredibly excited to be attending Wharton and would 100% recommend Scott to anyone seeking the best possible outcomes from their MBA application process.
    Class of 2021, Admit
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  • There For Me Every Step Of The Way
    2 months ago
    The MBA application process can be overwhelming and all-consuming, especially for someone who has a demanding job. After chatting with several consulting companies, I felt that Scott was genuine and sincere and had my best interest at heart. He was very honest about my candidacy, evaluating and suggesting schools as he saw as good possibilities while all encouraging and supportive for “reach” schools. Scott was relentless in seeking to reveal and present the best of me. With patience, he inquired and brainstormed, until there were clear ideas for the various essays required; with professionalism, he helped edited and re-edited the essays. Scott will continue to push you until you put forth your absolute best work and deliver results. He was unflappable in a crisis and advised sound remedy based ...
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    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Great Service, Great Guy!
    2 months ago
    I'm applying for MIT / HBS / LBS this year and due to work commitment, my original plan with him had to change and I was working under a very tight timeline with him during Christmas and new year on my applications. Despite these difficulties and holiday season, Scott prioritized my applications and we managed to put together something that's superb and I submitted right on the deadline day. I also found him very direct, responsible, reliable and flexible to accommodate my needs. He's always very responsive on emails and never replied more than 2 days after my emails. Further, I found the HBS interview guy (who's working for him) extremely helpful. He put me on the spot, tried to challenging me and gave me ...
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    Bowen Zhang
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  • HIGHLY Recommend Scott Edinburgh @ Personal MBA Coach
    2 months ago
    I am a first year MBA Candidate at Columbia Business School and I have Scott Edinburgh to thank for it! It was a long, yet incredibly transformative journey to business school and I can certainly say that I would not have been able to do it without the help of Scott. Being there every step of the way, Scott will help you craft a strategy that helps present your best self in your B-School applications. He dives deep and curates your brand, your story, your resume, your letters of recommendation requests, and your essays line by line, going through as many iterations as you need to be confident in what you are submitting to admissions. When it comes time to interview, Scott will strengthen your interviewing ...
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    Class of 2020, Admit
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