About Me

About Me

Scott Edinburgh Wharton MBA, MIT Sloan BS


A Wharton MBA graduate with a BS from MIT, I have been an MBA admissions consultant for 12 years and have helped hundreds of applicants around the world get into top MBA programs. I am on the Board of Directors for the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants and I was an invited speaker at the GMAC Conference with adcom directors from every top school. Besides perfecting the MBA admissions process and making dreams come true for applicants from Tokyo to San Francisco and everywhere in between, I have also worked across consulting, financial services and strategy & corporate development roles before becoming a Full-Time admissions consultant. I ran Global Strategy / Corporate Development as a Director of a 700 person leading independent publishing company. I also worked for InterContinental Hotels Group in Global Strategy, as well as JP Morgan and Deloitte Consulting in Mergers & Acquisitions. My experience in many of the jobs applicants have today or hope to obtain post-MBA helps me advise them on the best ways to not only get into their top choice schools, but position themselves for their dream jobs.

At Personal MBA Coach, we take the time to get to know every client personally as we go through the journey together. This starts with a deep analysis into your background, an identification of your objectives and a thorough development of your personal story. My no BS approach ensures that nothing falls through the cracks and my feedback is honest, non-sugar coated and immediate. I push my clients very hard and the work pays off. See testimonials for more details.

Past clients have been accepted at every top business school in the world including: Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, Kellogg, Columbia Business School, Berkeley Haas, Dartmouth Tuck, Michigan Ross, Duke Fuqua, NYU Stern, UCLA Anderson, Yale SOM, Cornell Johnson, London Business School, Darden, INSEAD, IE, IESE, HKUST and more.

96% of clients are successful. I work with applicants applying to full-time MBA programs as well as Executive and part-time MBA programs. Want help getting into HBS, Wharton and other top global programs? Submit an inquiry for a consultation.


Why Personal MBA Coach?

One Consultant - ALWAYS

Unlike with many other firms, you will have one consultant throughout your entire MBA application process. There are no interns in a back office editing your essays and you will not be handed off to someone junior who happens to have availability. Having an expert who knows you, your needs and your strengths and weaknesses ensures not only the greatest success but a comfortable working environment throughout the application process. 

I work when you work

I know that MBA applicants are busy working professionals juggling a demanding full-time job and extracurriculars. As a Wharton graduate, I went through the same application process. My clients live or work globally across numerous time zones. See below for a map! I make myself available when crucial needs arise!

A Flexible Product Offering

While most clients choose comprehensive packages that allow us to work on every aspect of the application from school selection to interview preparation and offer acceptance, I also offer more limited services during certain times of the year.  

Why else should you try Personal MBA Coach?


  • Customized, personal, MBA application consulting with no red tape, no complex forms, no cookie cutter approaches. I work nights. I work weekends.

  • Former M7 MBA student and alumni interviewers to prepare you for the crucial day

  • In-depth, professional help crafting your story and developing powerful, convincing essays that admissions officers are looking for.

  • Wharton MBA graduate who not only understands business schools inside and out but also has career experience across consulting, corporate strategy and financial services and can advise you on the best steps and the best schools to attend based on your specific profile in order to accomplish your career goals (getting into business school is only step one).


Contact me to see how I can help you get into the schools of your dreams. Many references available upon request.

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