Posts Tagged ‘MBA application essay’

Yale SOM 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 28, 13:03 PM   Comments [0]

Yale is down to one essay this year from two last year. 500 words max. What does this shrinkage imply? You need to make the most of that single essay, but you also need to take the time to make every box in the appication...

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MIT Sloan 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 21, 08:20 AM   Comments [0]

For years MIT Sloan asked applicants to create a cover letter as part of its application. MIT dropped that requirement last year, but this year the big news is that MIT is asking you to write your own recommendation. And while many of you write...

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NYU Stern 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 16, 09:00 AM   Comments [0]

Your essays will need to highlight your qualities as a successful, leadership-driven, creative thinker and businessperson. For NYU Stern, you’ll want to reveal that you are a perfect fit with the program, the Stern community, and the global business world at large. Keep in mind...

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Columbia 2015 Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 14, 09:04 AM   Comments [0]

These essay questions focus mostly on the present and future. There’s a little room to discuss relevant past experiences, but not much, so don’t expect to richly portray your personal and/or professional development. Moreover, if the Columbia EMBA adcom wanted this information, they would ask...

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Wharton 2015 Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 8, 14:13 PM   Comments [0]

The Wharton EMBA adcom, through its three required questions, expresses its values and its interest in a relationship with students who share those values. Each of the questions highlights a different facet of this relationship. Respecting, recognizing, and responding to that vision through your essays...

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UC Berkeley Haas 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 3, 08:10 AM   Comments [0]

Haas’ application this year has relatively minor changes. It replaced last year’s #1, which was a somewhat artsy question about a song that expresses who you are, with a straightforward question about a transformational experience. The other significant change is that Haas provides word length...

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MBA Essay Writing Tips – Part III

By - Jul 1, 01:49 AM   Comments [0]

Most MBA programs have already published their updated essay questions for Fall 2015. Writing the MBA application essays is usually the hardest part of the MBA admission process. In the next few weeks we’ll bring here a few MBA essay tips and guidelines to help...

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Michigan Ross 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 24, 07:28 AM   Comments [0]

Ross completely redid the essay part of its MBA application this year. Getting rid of its long-standing goals essay, a fairly new “elevator pitch” question, and a question about dealing with frustrating or disappointing situations, it added two questions on achievements. The overall word count...

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Harvard Business School 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 22, 13:45 PM   Comments [0]

For the second year in a row, Harvard Business School is simultaneously demanding less and much more of applicants: No essays. Fewer words. Fewer characters. More thought. More brevity. And as much substance as you can cram into the responses limited not to a few...

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Wharton 2015 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 18, 12:19 PM   Comments [0]

Wharton is still marching in the MBA application shrink parade. It now has one required question and has dumped the question about contribution to Wharton’s learning community. However, it has made the optional a broader question than it was last year and has increased the...

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