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

  • Highly recommend Scott Edinburgh!!
    1 year ago
    I highly recommend Scott. I did my homework and spoke to quite a few MBA consultants before settling with Scott. He was by far the most down to earth and easy to speak to. He is very knowledgeable about the admission's process, across US Ivy league and European top business schools. His turn around time was amazing, whether it was a weekend or a weekday, he always replied almost the same day. He was very honest in his feedback. He helped schedule two mock interviews, which was very helpful. At the end, I managed to get into LBS as well as get a scholarship without which I could not have proceeded further. I would urge anyone shopping for a consultant to give Scott a try! ...
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  • What you see is what you get
    1 year ago
    I decided to apply for MBA late in June, and to make the GMAT that I took 5 years ago count, I had to go for round 1, which left me with only 2-3 months to complete the whole thing. I talked to several friends who had MBA experience, and figured hiring a consultant would be very helpful in my case. I did not know where to start, so I googled. After visiting a few forums, I collected a few names, including both big names with a large team of consultants, as well as smaller shops like Personal MBA Coach. After completing several free consulting sessions, it was almost no brainer to go with Scott. The big firms are super good at marketing, followed up warmly ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • The best there is.
    2 years ago
    I vetted no less than 10 consultants. Scott is the most level-headed, logical, patient, knowledgable, and easy to work with. We worked on a four school package and I also added on several extra hours. He helped me craft my work experience, passions and extracurriculars in a very positive way and prepared me well for interviews. Actually, I overprepared. As a result of our months-long work I am attending my dream school with an $80,000 scholarship. Scott makes the process fun and rewarding. You may be considering someone else or thinking you can do this on your own. Why risk the results of one of the most important decisions of your life. Go with Scott!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Excellent Support
    2 years ago
    I got in Columbia CBS - 2019 thanks to Scott and his team. I decided to have the full school package, and they helped me from determining my interests (sounds strange, but true), sourcing the schools, finalizing shortlists, editing resume, brainstorming and editing essays, application review, and interview prep. The following is what I think makes Scott better than the rest: 1. Response rate: All communication was responded within 24 hours. 2. Personal attention: All questions are answered tailoring to your situation, in full details. He actually helped me understand what the admissions committee was all about. 3. Feedback: Frank, to-the-point feedback. 4. Editing: Extremely careful editing, and clear feedback whenever needed. Once you start working with him, you KNOW that you are NOT wasting ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Brilliant experience!!
    2 years ago
    I initially reached out to several admissions consultants (including some of the larger ones), but I found Scott at Personal MBA Coach to be the most engaged, thoughtful, and interested throughout the initial consultation process. The fact that I knew I would be working with him throughout the admissions process (rather than passed on to someone I had no connection with, which seems to be the practice of the larger firms) was also hugely important to me, particularly given the impression he made when I first spoke to him. In the end, Scott at Personal MBA Coach made my decision to work with him a relatively easy one. I went with the comprehensive school package and started preparing four applications in late-June. Throughout the process, ...
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  • Highly Recommended
    2 years ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Scott during the application process for M7 programs. Although I had a strong profile in terms of undergrad reputation, GPA, test scores and work experience, I knew that admission to the M7 programs would be highly competitive. Before I decided to work with Scott, I did my research and narrowed my options between one of the largest consulting companies and Scott's company. With pricing being relatively equal, I decided to go with Personal MBA coach because I wanted to work with Scott directly, as opposed to a random consultant who was working for one of the larger companies. Scott's academic pedigree is second to none - MIT grad / Wharton MBA. He knows exactly what it takes to ...
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  • Awesome experience!
    2 years ago
    I took the comprehensive school package with Scott. Since I had already created a shortlist of my schools, we concentrated more on essays and application content and interviews. The overall experience with Scott was excellent! With his help, I got into two of my dream schools, INSEAD and LBS. I started preparing for applications pretty late (mid August with September timelines). This, plus a demanding job, meant I was working late in the night on applications and needed someone who could help me finish the applications in such short time with quick turnarounds. Scott exceeded these expectations and was as invested in my applications as I was! There were times when he replied to my mails with edits and quick responses within hours. I would ...
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    - Akash R
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  • Highly Recommend
    2 years ago
    As a non traditional applicant, developing a compelling narrative was a task that I knew would be challenging and after reviewing ~10 admission consulting companies, I moved forward with Personal MBA Coach to be my partner during the application process. Personal MBA Coach helped work with me on my storyline, discover what makes me unique, and used these details to work with me to develop a concise and compelling narrative. I succeeded in getting into 4 of my target schools all with scholarship amounts. I highly recommend partnering with Personal MBA Coach.
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  • Got me into bschool!
    2 years ago
    When I decided to apply to Bschool, I knew that I needed some extra support. After some research, I found Personal MBA Coach and had a chat with Scott. He was friendly, genuinely interested, and understood where I was coming from and my needs. Scott was so helpful and open from the beginning and constantly challenged me. He critiqued my essays and references with great detail and endless patience. I have an unconventional background and was very unfamiliar with this kind of process; Scott helped me to pull out the right elements of my background and experience and convey it in the "Bschool way". I had a low GMAT score for the schools I applied to and there's no way I would've gotten into LBS ...
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    - Jannicke Jebsen
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  • Great Experience - Highly Recommend
    2 years ago
    I spoke with numerous large consulting firms and ended up choosing Personal MBA Coach because he was very clearly focused on this industry (rather than doing it on the side) and didn't sugar coat his feedback. Scott isn't in the business of telling you how great you are in order to make you like him - he'll be totally blunt and straightforward with you. In the end, this is something that I felt was extremely valuable for my application because it forced me to really look at what I was bringing to the table and go into the entire process more prepared than I would have otherwise. On top of that, he's always very responsive and I always felt like I was receiving above and ...
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