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Scott Edinburgh, Personal MBA Coach

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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  • Honest, Effective & Helpful
    2 months ago
    I used Personal MBA Coach for their 5-school package, and I ended up signing up for my sixth school since they broke down the complicated application process into a simpler step-by-step process. Before I started my application process, I did a fair bit of research on consultants, and finally decided to go with Personal MBA Coach. From Day 1, Scott will give you the honest, non-sugarcoated advice that everybody needs. As a business school applicant, you need to understand what your strengths are as well as your weaknesses. Most consultants are good with telling you your strengths, but they are not as good with telling you your weaknesses as they do not want to upset you. Scott was different, and hence I decided to go ...
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  • Knowledgeable, Flexible, & Reliable
    2 months ago
    I highly recommend working with Scott! From Day 1, Scott gave me insights about the application process and specific schools that I would not have known otherwise. I tend to be indecisive and Scott’s direct style helped immensely during the process. I always felt like he was on my side and available, whether by email or a phone call any day of the week. I particularly appreciated the help he provided on my resume to get to the right level of detail. On essays, Scott provides just the right amount of feedback, allowing you to maintain your personal voice and authenticity. I also found his school-specific essay guide extremely helpful! On top of everything, Scott is trustworthy and reliable. I ended up applying to just ...
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  • Great Feedback on the Gut Check!
    2 months ago
    I reached out to PersonalMBACoach for their “Gut Check” service less than two weeks before the deadlines for my two schools - HBS (admitted) and GSB (waitlisted) - and I’m super glad I did. Prior to sending it over, I was positive about my application and had spent two months on it. However Scott and his team dug deep and provided strong constructive feedback that showed I still had a long way to go. They even went beyond the provisions of the package and reviewed additional edits for each application. Within a week, my application was looking much better. I highly recommend Scott and his team at any stage of your application process!
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  • Extremely Helpful, Patient, & Knowledgable
    2 months ago
    I can't say enough good things about Scott and his team. I would 100% recommend him to anyone who is applying to business school. His personal approach is unique. Anytime we needed to chat, he was available for calls. I always spoke to him, as his team operated efficiently in the background. Scott was always expedient on responding to emails and he was meticulous when he provided suggested edits to essays and application prompts. If we did not see eye-to-eye on a certain detail as it pertained to the essays or application, he would explain his thoughts in-depth, and then we would come to an agreed-upon decision on how to approach. Ultimately, he helped me achieve my goal of getting into one of my top ...
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  • Dedicated, Efficient, Effective
    2 months ago
    I would 100% recommend Scott to anyone. Though, I almost don't want to so I can reserve him for my closest friends. I met with several consultants before working with Scott. He was the only one who I felt like would push me to get to where I needed to be with direct, thoughtful feedback. From the beginning, Scott's approach was dedicated to getting at the heart of my story and enabling me to bring that to life. His guidance helped me use my own voice to make my story sing. Scott is also incredibly efficient with a very structured process (digital tools etc.) which I really appreciated when trying to navigate work and the application process. Ultimately, this dedication and efficiency make for a ...
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  • Couldn't Have Done It Without PersonalMBACoach!
    2 months ago
    Scott is on your team on day 1 and tells you exactly what needs to be addressed and how to get it done. He is extremely responsive, direct, and involved throughout the whole process. I am excited to say that I have been accepted to a few of my target programs. When researching potential consultants, PersonalMBACoach struck me as a service that would provide the greatest value for me and I am happy to say that Scott turned out to be great. I would wholeheartedly recommend PersonalMBACoach to anyone that is serious about the MBA process!
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  • Effective, Exhaustive Knowledge & Spot on Applications!
    2 months ago
    The best In class consultancy that I’ve worked with! You can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. When I approached them it was a challenge, with most of the deadlines fast approaching. But they were extremely resourceful ensuring that I complete the applications well within the deadline. It’s highly Customized and personalized ensuring your applications completely reflect who you are and your story. The founder won’t settle for anything less than supreme quality on your applications and essays. They will push you to think through and get the best of your capabilities out to be written on the applications! They helped me with repeated iterations and edits of my application until I was completely satisfied! Strong and honest, feedback with each edit was extremely ...
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  • Effective & Informed
    2 months ago
    Scott and his team of editors were hugely helpful in my application journey. I was accepted to 3 of the 6 M7 programs I applied to, and I don't know if that would have happened without his support. From the initial work, we did together (writing a goal statement and resume from scratch) through the 15+ rounds of edits on each school's essays, his editors had sharp, strong feedback, and what felt like clear knowledge as to what each school was looking for. If you're looking for a consultant to manage the overwhelming process of applying to b school, someone to help organize your time or to-do list, or someone you'll speak to regularly on the phone, Scott is not your guy. However, if you're ...
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  • Direct, Honest, Committed
    3 months ago
    I decided to work with Scott after doing consultations with four other firms. I was very disillusioned about the industry and wasn't sure if I even wanted to work with anyone. Upon speaking with him, I was very pleasantly surprised by our natural chemistry and his easygoing nature. Rather than pushing a cookie-cutter narrative for my industry, he asked me for my story and pointed out areas that I should give more thought to. I was incredibly aggressive/ambitious in my school selection, however, Scott was very encouraging while still holding me accountable. Scott's team pushed me to take my essays to new levels which I can now appreciate was instrumental in bringing my personality to life in the application. When I did not perform well ...
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  • Highly Recommend Personal MBA Coach
    3 months ago
    It is hard to imagine where I would be in my MBA journey without Scott and the Personal MBA Coach team in my corner. I am proud to say that I have been accepted to several of my top MBA programs.   I looked into many MBA consulting companies, but after talking with Scott, he was clearly the best choice for me because I knew that I was getting personalized, no-nonsense service.   Scott and his team worked with me every step of the way to help me find my voice and craft my unique MBA story. I leverage Personal MBA Coach for school selection support, personal story development, essay crafting/editing, resume editing, and interview preparation. Scott works with you 1:1 on all aspects ...
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