Our boutique team of insiders, from founder Scott Edinburgh to former M7 admissions directors and former interviewers will help you craft the best essays possible in the industry and claim the highest success rates and scholarships.

We start by outlining your goals and work through every step of the process until you decide what admission offer to accept.

Personalized, comprehensive, on your schedule.


1. Application Strategy & Story Development
The boutique one-on-one approach begins on day one. With a kick-off call or meeting, we will learn all about you and your aspirations. Together we will develop your overall application strategy, select target schools, articulate your DISTINCT story and fine-tune your goals. ​
2. Resume Review
An MBA resume differs from a professional resume, as each serves different objectives. Together we will work to tailor your MBA resume to ensure it effectively sells your future potential. Your resume will be edited from top to bottom, as many times as it takes to bring it to perfection.
3. Essay Brainstorming and Unlimited Essay Editing
Building from YOUR personal story, we will brainstorm topics and review award-winning essays. Using our school specific insider knowledge of what each top MBA program is looking for in their MBA application essays, we will provide targeted feedback on how to develop compelling MBA applications. Find out what details to include (and not to include) for each specific program. Send your essays and short answer questions back for detailed in-line editing as many times as it takes to get them right, with fast two-day turnaround (7 days a week) and direct and honest insight.
4. Video Essay Feedback
A growing number of top programs are now including video essays in their applications, whether recorded videos or live videos conducted on a Kira platform. For the live videos (Kellogg, Yale SOM, INSEAD, LBS (for LBS interviewees) and others, we will send you software that you can use to practice sample video questions on your own. Then we will review samples you create on YouTube and share detailed feedback on content and delivery. For the videos recorded in advance, we will provide guidance on the video content and will also edit video scripts.
5. Letter of Recommendation Support
Do not underestimate this crucial step. We will guide you through selecting the ideal recommenders and preparing them so your LORs shine and align with your overall application. We can help you to figure out when to ask your recommenders, how to broach what can be a sensitive topic and determine just how much guidance you should be giving them.
6. Interview Preparation
Seal the deal with detailed interview guides and mock interviews with former M7 and T10 admissions interviewers, followed by written feedback. For Wharton and Ross we will conduct group mock interviews with former group interviewers. Interview support includes editing of MIT Sloan and Chicago Booth pre-interview essays, support with Harvard Business School’s post-interview reflection.
7. Pre/Post Interview Essay Editing
A number of top MBA programs including Harvard Business School, Chicago Booth and MIT Sloan require candidates selected for an interview to complete an additional essay. Our support includes guidance and editing of these additional application components.
8. Waitlist Strategy & Post Acceptance Support
Our relationship does not end when you hit submit. Whether you are accepted or waitlisted, we will continue our personal support. Find out how and when to reach out to get off the waitlist, receive guidance on your waitlist update and get our advice on which school best suits your goals. We will connect you with former clients at your future school and across all schools as you join the small Personal MBA Coach alumni family and attend Personal MBA Coach alumni networking events.

Packages

Buy up front and save
1 School
$4,900
2 Schools
$7,500
3 Schools
$9,500
4 Schools
$10,900
8 Schools
$15,800
9 Schools
$17,000
Supplemental schools
If purchased at a later date
Each Additional School
$2,600

Testimonials

Class of 2023
I was initially hesitant to work with a consultant during my MBA application process. However, looking back, I am 100% certain that I could not have gotten into my target schools without Scott’s guidance! Coming from a nontraditional background and knowing little about the application process, Scott provided invaluable support and generated a series of... Read More

— Columbia Business School

Class of 2022
The people at Personal MBA Coach were a crucial asset in my MBA application process. As a civil engineer, I was worried that my professional background would hinder me during the application process, but the advisors at Personal MBA Coach helped me turn it into an asset. Personal MBA Coach helped me put together a... Read More

— Berkeley Haas

Class of 2022
Thank you so much Personal MBA Coach team for helping me getting admission from 2 M7 schools with scholarships. I could have not made it without you! While others might have already mentioned how Scott and the Personal MBA Coach team supported them in framing their story and navigating through the application process, I want... Read More

— Chicago Booth

6 SCHOOL '22 ADMIT W/ $550K
Looking back on my MBA application journey, I can say with certainty that the best decision I made was to hire Personal MBA Coach. I ended up getting into every single school that I applied to with many full rides. Scott’s expertise, dedication, transparency, and most importantly, patience, allowed for my lofty goals to become... Read More

— Harvard Business School

Class of 2022
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... Read More

— Wharton

Class of 2022
I couldn’t have made it to my dream school, MIT Sloan, without Scott and his team’s timely support and guidance. The team was super responsive and to the point with their questions, prompts and edits. This allowed me to iterate through my ideas and bring relevant information into my essays. The entire process gave me... Read More

— MIT Sloan

Class of 2013
Thank you for the brilliant work on my application. I knew I had the experience but did not really know how to put it all together. Columbia has been a great experience so far and I could not have gotten here without the Personal MBA Coach expert help. I was pushed in ways I didn’t... Read More

— Columbia Business School

Class of 2022
When I reached out to Personal MBA Coach, I was nervous and unsure of what to expect in the MBA application process. Scott was so patient and understanding, helping guide me each step of the way for the application. I’m sure it was not easy for him considering my spelling and grammar errors are notoriously... Read More

— Kelley Direct MBA

Class of 2013
Coming from a small consulting firm, I was afraid that I didn’t have the brand cache to get into a good business school. Working with Scott, I was able to describe myself and my experiences in a way that set me apart from many peers, including those at larger firms. Since I had very clearly... Read More

— Yale SOM

Class of 2020
The Personal MBA Coach Team has been instrumental in my MBA admissions journey. They truly made it possible for me to achieve my long term dream of getting admitted to a top business school. The team’s thorough knowledge of the entire application process and guidance on how best to position myself along with various nuances... Read More

— Chicago Booth

Class of 2014
I knew I wanted to work full-time while getting my MBA and not leave NYC, so that didn’t leave many options. Plus, I love the village and only really wanted to go to Stern. My crazy work schedule makes me pretty difficult to work with, but Scott made it work while pushing me very hard... Read More

— NYU Stern EMBA

Class of 2019
Applying to MBA programs can be a daunting task. Between writing the essays, preparing for interviews, and finally deciding on a school that fits, the entire experience is rigorous. Scott prepared me for every single step of the process. He guided me on targeting the programs I was interested in, helped me brainstorm and compose... Read More

— UCLA Anderson

Class of 2016
Fabulous! As a non-native English speaker, I was very worried about applications. Besides putting me at ease, Scott helped me in my crazy dream to attend a top US business school. I didn’t know it was possible to get so close to someone personally who is on the other side of the world (11.5 hr... Read More

— Stanford GSB

Class of 2020
I applied from one of the most competitive categories in MBA – Indian Male engineer. My age was on the higher side (30 yrs) and my GMAT score of 730 was a little low for the competitive category of Indian Male engineers. I was also a reapplicant. One of my friends recommended Scott to me.... Read More

— Dartmouth Tuck

Class of 2012
With Scott’s consulting I was accepted into three of my top four choices. He really knows what works and makes the process simpler than I thought possible. More impressively, he worked with me on an aggressive timeline and was always available when I needed him. I’m not sure if he sleeps, but I’m not complaining.... Read More

— Harvard Business School

Class of 2021
I hired Scott after I spoke to a few consultants, some of them even suggested me to not apply with 3 years of work experience. However, Scott took on the challenge to help me build my story. He spent a considerable amount of time getting to know me, and then drafting the story with me.... Read More

— MIT Sloan

Class of 2018
After meeting with and chatting with over 7 MBA admissions consultants, ranging from the biggest brand names to the smallest independents, I decided to go with Scott, Personal MBA Coach, as my advisor for 8 schools. Not because he was the most optimistic or the most pessimistic, but because he seemed honest and like an... Read More

— Columbia Business School

Class of 2021
When I first applied to business school in 2016, I was rejected by six of the M7 schools. With Scott’s guidance in 2018, I was able to secure acceptances from Kellogg, Booth and Sloan, and was offered a combined $170K in scholarship money from Kellogg and Booth. I started the process with Scott after meeting... Read More

— Chicago Booth

Class of 2017
Having been out of school for over ten years, the application process was something I initially dreaded. Luckily I was referred to Scott because he immediately put me at ease and talked through the process with me. Shortly after he started pushing me and in a matter of weeks we took my career and life... Read More

— Wharton Executive MBA

Class of 2011
In a very short time, Scott helped me turn my mediocre essays into a successful application that secured me a spot at HBS. I have been here for a year and love it. Thanks so much Scott!!

— Harvard Business School

Class of 2021
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 school package). Scott really knows how to present your story in the... Read More

— UCLA Anderson

Class of 2014
I thought I had well-defined goals and a decent story before I was introduced to Scott. He (very politely) had me redefine my goals in a context that made more sense and told a powerful story. The combination of professionalism and personalization is why I found the application process with Scott so rewarding. The benefits... Read More

— Duke Fuqua

Class of 2013
Unsure of the differences between the European and the US business schools, I first reached out to Scott for guidance on where to apply. From the initial school selection strategy brainstorming to deciding which school to ultimately attend, Scott was invaluable. Most impressive, his guidance on the letters of recommendation were incredible. London is incredible... Read More

— London Business School

Class of 2020
Scott was absolutely instrumental to my success in the business school application process; there was no way I would have been as successful and comfortable without him. From our very first conversation, it was clear that Scott had exactly the expertise, experience, and empathy I was looking for in an excellent MBA coach. Scott guided... Read More

— Wharton

Class of 2013
We all think we understand how to put together an application, but until one engages in the detailed revisions, it is difficult to understand the benefit of a professional such as Scott. Scott kept me honest and forced me to think outside the box. Getting the HBS acceptance was worth every minute, and I could... Read More

— Harvard Business School

Class of 2016
I give my highest possible recommendation for Scott; I would and have wholeheartedly recommended him to my closest friends. The application process is incredibly time-consuming, stressful, and costly. After working with a big-name firm in the previous cycle and ending up severely disappointed, I came to Scott disillusioned and skeptical about the whole process. Thankfully,... Read More

— Wharton

Class of 2021
I had an amazing experience with Scott. He is willing to go above and beyond to help you throughout the admission process-regardless of where you are or what you need help with. Personally, he helped me with school selection, presenting my resume, essays, interview prep, and everything that happens in between. Scott and his team... Read More

— Cornell Johnson

Class of 2012
I did not realize how important it was to not just sound genuine but also interested in all of the details I had not considered about the schools. Scott identified which programs would be relevant for me, which ones to stress in my application, and how to package it all together. A great help! Icing... Read More

— MIT Sloan

Class of 2022
I chose to go with Scott after making the usual consultation rounds as I felt our initial chat was the most earnest and straightforward out of everyone that I talked to. I liked the fact that his business model allowed him to personally oversee my application process the whole way through. Scott’s pedigree is second... Read More

— Berkeley Haas

Class of 2021
I have no words to express how grateful I am for all the guidance and support that Scott provided during the MBA application process. I was admitted into 4 out of 8 MBA programs I applied to and received a full scholarship to the one most dear to my heart. My experience with Scott was... Read More

— Yale SOM

Class of 2022
I reached out to Personal MBA Coach for their “Gut Check” service less than two weeks before the deadlines for my two schools – HBS (admitted) and Stanford 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.... Read More

— Harvard

Class of 2021
Scott helped me with school selection and resume prep while I was also on the waitlist for the previous year. I ended up getting off the waitlist, so our time was shorter than expected, but our interactions were all extremely positive. I instantly connected with his straightforward style of both written and verbal feedback –... Read More

— Chicago

Class of 2022
During the early stages of my search, I spoke with several consultants who worked for and promised the resources of a large organization. However, on my call with Scott, he promised me that he would personally review every aspect of my application – from the conversation about picking schools to getting the admit call –... Read More

— Kellogg

Class of 2021
I have a GPA that falls in the bottom 20% of my target schools, and a GMAT of 710. My non-traditional background made my profile relatively risky. Scott immediately pointed out the strengths and weaknesses of my applications, yet still believed in me despite the competitiveness of my target schools. He always provided fast and... Read More

— Columbia Business School

Class of 2021
Scott was an absolutely amazing resource throughout the application process. When I first started working with Scott, I hadn’t hit my desired GMAT/GRE score and he was upfront and candid about what was realistic considering my score at that time. I really appreciated that he didn’t pander but was honest and constructive in his feedback.... Read More

— Chicago Booth

Class of 2023
I strongly recommend Scott for those seeking efficient, personable, and incredibly valuable advice on how to navigate the incredibly daunting MBA process. While it is a huge financial commitment (I went all in for 3 schools) to use a consultant and I was initially hesitant, it was worth EVERY cent and I would use the... Read More

— Kellogg

Class of 2018
I worked with Personal MBA Coach and thought the experience was worth every penny. I got into both the schools I had applied to (INSEAD and Columbia Business School). I worked with Scott and he was very responsive, gave excellent feedback, and gave me as much time as I needed. I do not think my... Read More

— INSEAD

When I did not perform well on my GMAT, Scott was very direct with me that I was jeopardizing my future success. After leveraging Personal MBA Coach’s GMAT tutoring service, I was able to hit my target score… I have so much respect for Scott and his team at Personal MBA Coach. Their commitment to... Read More

— Wharton

I was waitlisted at two of my top choices and Scott helped me develop a timeline and plan to strategically show my enthusiasm for the programs while not overwhelming the admissions committee with materials. I would highly recommend him for all facets of the application process.

— Undecided

I worked with a larger admissions consulting firm last year and did not have success. I was going to give up and do it myself until my friend put me in touch with Scott, who was a life saver! Scott LOVES what he does and working with Personal MBA Coach was the best decision I... Read More

— Harvard Business School

Coming from Europe with little knowledge about the US admissions process and what it takes to get in, I googled and ultimately contacted six admissions consultants. Scott and his team were by far the best – the personal touch in the very first conversation makes you quickly feel at ease. Even within our first conversation,... Read More

— Stanford GSB

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 at Personal MBA... Read More

— Columbia Business School

Personal MBA Coach was an incredibly smart and rewarding investment. Scott couldn’t have been more helpful and supportive throughout the entire application process. He took the time to understand my whole story and helped solidify my ideas into a very compelling narrative. …. He truly made this whole application process much less daunting and I... Read More

— Chicago Booth

I was waitlisted at my top choice and heavily relied on Scott’s guidance in writing update letters and also for strategies on how to navigate the smoke and mirrors of being a waitlisted candidate. I have so much respect for Scott and his team at Personal MBA Coach. Their commitment to helping early career individuals... Read More

— Wharton

After all the hard work I was waitlisted at two of my top choices. Scott was integral in helping me think through strategy and come up with the best ways to continue showing interest without pestering admissions committees. I ended up getting into both schools. Without Scott, I am confident I would have had the... Read More

— TBD

Class of 2018
If you are even considering working with an MBA consultant, be sure to talk to Scott first. From essay writing to letter of recommendation support to general application questions, Scott is always available and has great insights. The best part about working with Scott is how well he gets to know you early in the... Read More

— Harvard Business School

Class of 2018
Drawing from his deep understanding of how to tailor a successful application package, Scott continually challenged me to craft the unique and authentic essays that opened the doors to the top MBA programs for me.

— Stanford GSB graduate

Class of 2022
I highly recommend working with Scott and the team! In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable about each school’s admissions process, Scott spent the time to listen and internalize my story. Ultimately, he helped me to identify and highlight my most relevant experiences to appeal to each school. Personal MBA Coach is also extremely organized and... Read More

— Wharton

Class of 2022
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... Read More

— Georgetown McDonough

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