What Can You Do Now for Early MBA Planning?

Want to ensure you get into your dream schools in the next 4 months to 3 years? Do you lack extracurricular leadership or do you have too many activities that are not connected through a theme? If you know you want to pursue an MBA or specialized master’s but are not ready to begin your MBA application journey just yet, Personal MBA Coach’s early planning services are a great way to start preparing for the future.

The best thing you can do to improve your candidacy is to plan ahead with the help of a trusted advisor to help you make all of the right decisions in the time leading up to your applications. Our early MBA planning clients have stellar acceptance and scholarship success rates. Kudos for taking the first step by coming here, all of the best applicants do!

Through our strategic guidance with our MBA consultants, you will:

  • Be better equipped to start the MBA application process and navigate it successfully when the time comes.
  • Find out what to do (and what not to do) to put your best foot forward and craft a compelling story.
  • Receive guidance based on how you compare to hundreds of applicants who have succeeded.

Plus – we will follow up with you to make sure you do the things we set out for you to do!

Unsure if early MBA planning is right for you?

Ask yourself these questions to get started: 

  • Are you looking for advice on potential career changes?
  • Are you wondering how you can step up at work?
  • Do you need advice on when to apply to graduate school?
  • Are you considering supplementing your coursework?
  • Do you want help beefing up your extracurricular profile?
  • Are you at least a few months or more away from your desired application submission date?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, our Early MBA Planning Package is likely the best place to start the MBA application process. 

After completing the early MBA planning package, most clients work with Personal MBA Coach to perfect all components of their applications through our Comprehensive Packages.

Personal MBA Coach’s early MBA planning package includes the following components to help set you up for success:

Initial 60-Minute Profile Building Discussion

Once you sign up for Personal MBA Coach’s early MBA planning services, the process will begin with an initial 60-minute discussion. This gives us an opportunity to connect and learn about your background, education, work experience, and extracurricular activities.

Concrete Educational and Career Action Plan

Personal MBA Coach will provide a personalized plan including specific changes you should be making to strengthen your profile. Get advice on when to make (and not to make) career moves, custom tips on how to make your career work harder for you, recommended additional coursework and more. Together, we will develop a realistic and actionable plan!

Extracurricular Profile Development

Find out how to improve your extracurricular profile so that you can differentiate yourself from the pack. We learn a lot about your personal background, challenges, struggles and current extracurricular involvement and benchmark you against successful applicants to determine necessary improvement. We will then brainstorm options for you to enhance your portfolio in a way that gels with your overall story.

Recommended Target School List

Personal MBA Coach will provide you with a recommended target school list based on your passions, learning style and career goals. This list will be adjusted accordingly as your experience and GMAT/GRE/EA score changes. On average, Personal MBA Coach clients ultimately apply to five to seven schools to maximize their chances of success.

Ad-Hoc Job Advice

Personal MBA Coach will provide you with ad-hoc job advice as needed when changes and/or promotions present themselves. We will help you make the right decisions to not only enhance your resume but to also maximize your chances of acceptance.

Ongoing Strategic Planning

Whether you want to begin the application process in four months or three years, your plan will be tailored to your specific goals. Through the course of four 30-minute follow-up calls, Personal MBA Coach will be your guide as you execute our plan!

When should you sign up for personal mba coach services?

If you know business school is in your future, it is never too early to get started. Strengthening your candidacy takes time, and we want to help you go through the process as seamlessly as possible.

We have clients who are in college and want to perfect their profile, so you can start anytime. To learn more about how to set yourself up for application success, schedule a free consultation with Personal MBA Coach today.

What Clients Say About Our MBA Planning Services

Chicago Booth ’25
It was such a pleasure to work with Scott through my deferred application process. I had the opportunity to compare my own application process with those of my friends, who used other top consulting firms for their deferred process. It turns out that Scott and the Personal MBA Coach team totally outperformed those big name... Read More
Early MBA Planning Client
When I first reached out to Scott, I was really early in the process, so he suggested I spend a few months working with MJ Shores in the Early Planning Program to really solidify my profile. I was skeptical at first because I wasn’t sure what Early Planning meant, but working with MJ really helped... Read More
Early MBA Planning Client
After having preliminary calls with multiple different consultants, I chose to work with Personal MBA Coach through their Early MBA Planning package and am very happy that I did. I did not realize how little I knew about how to present myself to the admissions offices and can say with confidence that without their help... Read More
Early MBA Planning Client
“I began working with Personal MBA Coach for early planning conversations approximately a year before applying in Round 1. From our earliest interactions, I knew I wanted to work with them during the application process. The other consultants I spoke with were great, but Scott and his team struck the perfect balance between believing I... Read More

How much does the service cost?​

​We offer our early MBA planning services and specialized master’s planning services at a flat rate of $2,250 to work with a former M7 Admissions Director or $3,250 to work with our Founder, Scott Edinburgh.

To help further strengthen your candidacy, Personal MBA Coach offers customized tutoring services to help you reach your goals. Like our admissions consulting services, our tutoring is boutique, meaning the level of support and personalization is unmatched.

If you are interested in beginning the application process right away, take a look at our comprehensive packages to learn more.