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About Personal MBA Coach

Personal MBA Coach is a full-service consulting company and claims a 96% success rate at getting clients into one of their top two or three schools. They offer support with full-time, part-time, and Executive MBA programs, and cite that each applicant will only ever have one consultant working with them throughout the entire process. Help is available nights and weekends.

Basics

The main service is the Comprehensive Package, which goes from application strategy and personal story development to essays, social media review, scholarship advice, and post-acceptance decision support. This package includes unlimited support through email, phone, Skype, or (if you’re in the area) in-person.

Personal MBA Coach also offers the One Time Gut Check, an application review that includes editing, highlighting mistakes, and a general check for whether or not your application is truly strong. Hourly Services are also available, and the website includes a breakdown of the average amount of time spent on each aspect of the application process.

Special support is available for applicants who are invited to an interview at Harvard Business School.

Personal MBA Coach Cost and Contact Info

The Comprehensive Packages are available starting at $4,300 for one school. The website claims that five schools (for $8,950) is its most popular option. The One Time Gut Check is priced at $895 per-school, while hourly services are $350 per-hour.

Personal MBA Coach can be reached by email at scott@personalmbacoach.com, by phone at +1 (617) 645-2424, or through a contact form on their website at www.personalmbacoach.com. In-person meetings are available in Boston and New York City.

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6 reviews for Personal MBA Coach Overview

  1. 5 out of 5
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    I have a bit of an unconventional background, so I knew from the beginning that I wanted to work with someone who is dedicated and who really looks into my background to help me put my best foot forward. After some initial research and scoping calls with a shortlist of admissions consultants, it was a no-brainer to decide to work with Scott, because he really listened to what I had in mind and challenged me where appropriate. He was patient, friendly, yet super straightforward and critical. It was really pleasant working with Scott; I followed on with additional interview prep services. Got into Yale and MIT Sloan

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: MIT Sloan 2019
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    Rated 5 out of 5

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    I started working with Scott Edinburgh the fall after graduating college. I wanted to take a year off to prepare and apply to graduate programs but without a career center at my disposal, I had no idea where to begin. After reading reviews on the Personal MBA Coach website, I decided to reach out to Scott for more information. Hearing the realities from Scott about my reach schools following our conversation was daunting but he assured me that we would work together for the best outcome. I knew right then that working with Scott was my best shot at getting into my dream school.

    I never worked in person with Scott, I was living in New York City during our time together but he was available to me 24/7. He helped me build my story and was patient with me through the essay editing process. Even when I thought my essay was finished, Scott pushed me to make it better. All of my emails were answered almost immediately and he even offered to travel to New York to work with me in person. Scott put me in touch with an incredible GRE tutor who improved my test score by almost 20 points!

    I was accepted into all three of my 3 stretch schools, including yes, the dream school. I was even offered a substantial scholarship to Boston University. Not only was Scott available to me through every step of the application process but he helped me confidently choose the right program, which can be just as stressful. Working with Scott was the best decision I have ever made. I can truly say that without him and his diligent work I would not be where I am today, studying Public Relations and Corporate Communication at New York University.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: New york university, 2017
  3. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    at first i chose an mba consulting firm that charged thousands and the woman running that firm barely called me back or listened to my concerns (this was the so-called leading firm on google). so i searched for another firm and came upon scott. scott designs his services to meet your exact needs. he doesn’t charge for services you don’t need – he is flexible to help with any or all aspects of your application. if you just need to strategize with him or you need editing or interview prep, whatever it is he can help you and is so accommodating and flexible with scheduling. obviously the most important thing with mba applications is depicting a full/comprehensive picture of the candidate and scott masterfully pulled so many aspects of my life together to create a strong application that was successful.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: CBS 17
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    Admissions consultants are not cheap – they’re a big investment. Like many people, I did a bunch of free consultations with “big name” firms. Many of them sounded great, but it was impossible to know who exactly I would actually be working with and what their track record for success had been in the past. I wanted someone whom I could speak with and evaluate before I shelled out thousands of dollars. I decided to work with Scott, and it was the best decision I made throughout the entire process.

    Scott is everything he advertises: timely, responsive, honest, incredibly hardworking, thoughtful, and efficient. When he says he’ll get you edits in 48 hours, he means it. He’s also almost always on call despite his hectic schedule. I sent him countless emails with quick random questions, and he almost always responded within an hour or two. He worked with my schedule and accommodated calls whenever I asked.

    Scott was an enormous asset throughout the entire process. He helped me affirm my school selections, think through my career goals, evaluate and play to my strengths, hide my weaknesses, select my recommenders, and truly match my resume to the interests of my top schools. I consider myself a pretty good writer, but Scott tore my essays up regularly. He made them much, much better every time, without compromising what I wanted to say. He also works incredibly hard to build relationships at the top schools, which gives him amazing insight into what they look for and how to prioritize time on the applications.

    With Scott’s help, I got into my top choice, Northwestern-Kellogg. Without a doubt, Scott was a big reason why. Money well spent.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: Kellogg/2019
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    Rated 5 out of 5

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    When doing my initial search for an admissions consultant, I was first drawn to the big-name consulting companies. Yet, after doing more research I realized that I did not merely want to be another faceless customer at one of these big firms. I knew that I needed the personalized support that Scott @ Personal MBA Coach provides in order to get through the application process in one piece. The whole application process, from b-school research to essay writing, is intensive, time-consuming, and stressful. I highly recommend Scott as the person ripe for the job to get you through it—with success. Truth be told, Scott gets into the minutiae of the entire application, including the 50 character explanations for my ECs in your undergraduate studies. From countless essay edits to much-needed mock interviews, Scott was there for me at every step. Scott’s one-on-one support is exactly what I needed to conquer this arduous process and engineer an admission to my dream school of Columbia.

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: CBS / 2018
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Start your research months in advance of actually turning your application in. If you need help, get it. When you think of the cost of an admissions consultant versus the total cost of business school, it's entirely worth it. The future dividends of attending a top business school far outweigh the extra cost.
  6. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

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    Scott Edinburgh from Personal MBA Coach is exactly what I was looking for in a business school application consultant!! He has years of experience and is knowledgeable about everything in the application cycle from the GMAT to interviews. He was committed to making me a top applicant and meticulous in all of his work on my resume and essays. He is extremely honest with his feedback and pushed me to make every aspect of my application the best that it could be- and now I am going to my dream school next fall! I worked directly with Scott so he was very familiar with every aspect of my application- definitely not the case at big firms where junior resources end up doing much of the work. He also made it a priority to work around my schedule, both for the application and interview prep. I plan to recommend him to all of my friends applying to business school!

    • Business School Attended / Year Graduated: HBS '14
    • Your MBA Application Advice*: Start early! Don't underestimate how much time is involved in putting together a perfect application.

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