Posts Tagged ‘how to write an applications essay’

INSEAD 2014- 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines – Take Two

By - Feb 12, 14:34 PM   Comments [0]

Not long ago, in the tips post for INSEAD, I wrote that INSEAD was “bucking the trend” of fewer and shorter essays. Well, scratch that. Mid-application-cycle, INSEAD has decided to hew to the trend and changed its essays starting now. The result is a shorter,...

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Cornell 2014 Executive MBA 2014 Essay Tips

By - Feb 5, 13:36 PM   Comments [0]

The Cornell Executive MBA Program has three required essay questions and one optional question in its application. One of the most important things to keep in mind is brevity. While no one is going to be counting individual words, the guideline of short word count...

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NYU Stern Executive MBA 2014 Essay Tips

By - Feb 4, 16:04 PM   Comments [0]

Reflecting the character of the university at large, NYU Stern has always sought applicants who bring not just requisite accomplishment, but also intellectual energy and engagement with the world – people who have a point of view and are willing to express it. Stern’s EMBA...

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2014 Kellogg Executive MBA Admissions Tips

By - Jan 29, 14:21 PM   Comments [0]

The Kellogg Executive MBA questions are among the most comprehensive, thorough, and numerous of any EMBA application. It takes significant effort to put together a strong set of Kellogg EMBA essays, and that fact weeds out potential students who are not seriously interested in this...

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2014 HEC Paris MBA Application Essay Tips

By - Jan 8, 13:33 PM   Comments [0]

These essays give the adcom a well-rounded view of you – not just what you’ve done but how you think and respond. Moreover, they require you to communicate some complex thoughts and experiences in few words. For the four short essays especially, don’t waste words...

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USC Marshall 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Dec 8, 09:38 AM   Comments [0]

What will you gain from your two years at USC Marshall, and what will the school gain from you during that time? These are the questions you’ll need to keep in the back of your mind as you prepare your USC Marshall application essays. The...

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University of Virginia Darden Executive MBA 2014 Admissions Tips

By - Dec 1, 14:39 PM   Comments [0]

Given that the Darden EMBA application presents only one essay question to answer, the balance of your application – the online form, the resume, the recommendations, the interview – all carry even more weight than they do in most EMBA applications that contain several questions...

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Oxford Said 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 26, 13:52 PM   Comments [0]

This program packs a lot into its one year, including a lot of team and group work. Therefore, it needs students who can quickly connect and form working relationships (and hopefully personal relationships). Also, its short duration means there is not time for creative soul...

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London Business School 2014 MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Nov 24, 14:41 PM   Comments [0]

If you look at the London Business School questions, you’ll see that a lot of introspection is required if you want to answer the questions thoroughly, thoughtfully, and compellingly. When elaborating on your career goals, your desire to participate in the global workforce, and your...

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UT McCombs 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 19, 12:49 PM   Comments [0]

McCombs combines its rigor with a passionate community. To create its desired community, it seeks a student body that is diverse in every dimension and comprises individuals who can bring their varied voices to form a cohesive group. The questions below reflect this value; they...

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