Posts Tagged ‘MBA application essay’

UC Berkeley Haas 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 26, 23:31 PM   Comments [0]

The supplemental information that Haas requests is almost unchanged. The essays are different from last years. For #1 they returned to an essay question two years ago. And for #2, they give you a choice of prompts. My tips are in blue below. Essays: At Berkeley-Haas, we seek...

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Chicago Booth 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 19, 13:27 PM   Comments [0]

Chicago Booth has always prided itself on valuing applicants who can handle ambiguity and lack of structure. And it's application reflects that principle. In spades. This year's Booth application also mirrors Chicago's pride in its distinctive culture. This essay/presentation question, which is new for this year,...

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Do Stanford GSB Grads REALLY “Change Lives. Change Organizations. Change the World.”?

By - Jul 19, 01:04 AM   Comments [0]

Episode 3 in our Big Brand Theory Series for MBA applicants: Stanford GSB's motto. Who wouldn’t want to change lives, change organizations, and change the world?  Right? For Episode 3 in our Big Brand Theory series, I set out to prove that Stanford GSB admits, transforms...

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How To Earn A Spot On Team Fuqua

By - Jul 16, 02:09 AM   Comments [0]

For an extra-strong dose of concrete MBA admissions advice, tune in to our conversation with Liz Riley Hargrove, Associate Dean for Admissions at The Fuqua School of Business. She is the woman responsible for all elements of the applicant evaluation process at one of the...

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Georgetown McDonough 2016 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 21, 00:15 AM   Comments [0]

Georgetown McDonough, the top MBA program at the intersection of business and government, takes advantage of its Washington D.C. location, its connections to the greater Georgetown University community, and its Jesuit roots while at the same time focusing on the global nature of twenty-first century business.  Your...

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Essay Tip: The Devil is in the Details

By - Jan 7, 15:16 PM   Comments [0]

You can argue about the devil, but certainly the substance, distinctiveness, and success of your essays depends on the details. Many applicants tend to bury their uniqueness and success under vague assertions. You don’t want to hide your achievements; you want to trumpet them loudly and clearly. For instance,...

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CEIBS 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Nov 21, 11:10 AM   Comments [0]

CEIBS (China Europe International Business School, pronounced “Seebs”), located in Shanghai, is the longest-running MBA program in China, boasting the largest MBA alumni pool in China and over 10,000 alumni around the world. Ranked by the Financial Times 2nd in China (behind HKUST) and 17th...

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Emory Goizueta 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 7, 14:42 PM   Comments [0]

To ace your Goizueta essays, you’ll need to show—not just tell—that you have the skills, passion, and motivation to excel in a rigorous academic environment, and in the business world at large. Illustrate who you are, what you want, and where you are going. These essays...

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CMU Tepper 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Oct 7, 14:36 PM   Comments [0]

The key to admissions success here is to exhibit your keen analytical capabilities through your essays—that and your strong passion for learning and your desire to expand your role as an innovative leader. Get those points across to the adcom members and you could be...

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Toronto Rotman 2015 MBA Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Oct 5, 10:52 AM   Comments [0]

The University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Canada. Known for its design approach to MBA education and strong emphasis on problem solving, Rotman’s program is growing in size and renown. My tips are in blue below. Essay...

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