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2008 Application Information: [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 12:07
*** Updated Oct 10th, added essay questions for Yale ***

To keep this fairly organized please keep it to information applications and not discussion about specifics. I am sure the schools will all have threads of their own this fall so feel free to start them. Try to keep the formatting the same to keep it easy to find information. Anyone with the ability feel free to edit this with links to posts on schools.

Consolidated Threads : This one is for those with the scroll bar syndrome. Direct links to specific posts with the application information(By school). Have fun!


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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 12:12
Michigan ROSS Full Time MBA:
http://www.bus.umich.edu/Admissions/Mba/

Discussion on GMATClub
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=50249

Application Deadlines
Rd 1: November 1, 2007 Decisions released by January 15, 2008
Rd 2: January 3, 2008 Decisions released by March 15, 2008
Rd 3: March 1, 2008 Decisions released by May 15, 2008

http://www.bus.umich.edu/Admissions/200 ... stions.pdf.

Long Answers: (500 word max)

1) Briefly describe your short-term and long-term career goals. Why is an MBA the best choice at this point in your career? What and/or who influenced your decision to apply to Ross?

2) Describe your most significant professional accomplishment. Elaborate on the leadership skills you displayed, the actions you took and the impact you had on your organization.


Short Answers: (300 word max)

3) If you were not pursuing the career goals you described in Question 1, what profession would you pursue instead? (for example, teacher, musician, athlete, architect, etc.) How will this alternate interest contribute to your effectiveness in solving multi-disciplinary problems?

4. Describe your experience during a challenging time in your life. Explain how you grew personally, either despite this challenge or because of it.

Optional Question:

Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy?

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 12:14
MIT SLOAN Full Time MBA:
http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/apply.php

Application Deadlines
Rd 1: October 30, 2007 Decisions released by January 28, 2008
Rd 2: January 15, 2008 Decisions released by April 7, 2008

Essays
1: Please tell us about a time when you had an impact on a group or organization. Describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did. (500 words or less.)

2: Please tell us about a challenging interaction you had with a person or group. Describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did. (500 words or less.)

3: Please tell us about a time when you defended your idea. Describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did. (500 words or less.)

4: Please tell us about a time when you executed a plan. Describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did. (500 words or less.)


Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) applicants only:
5: Tell us about a time when you shared your talents or expertise with a group or organization. (500 words or less.)

Online Application URL
https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=mit-mba

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 12:18
Harvard Full Time MBA:
http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/
Application Deadlines
Rd 1: October 2, 2007 Decisions released by January 16, 2008
Rd 2: January 3, 2008 Decisions released by March 26, 2008
Rd 3: March 12, 2008 Decisions released by May 14, 2008

Essays
1. What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600-word limit)
2. What have you learned from a mistake? (400-word limit)
3. Please respond to three of the following (400-word limit each)
1. Discuss a defining experience in your leadership development. How did this experience highlight your strengths and weaknesses?
2. How have you experienced culture shock?
3. What would you like the MBA Admissions Board to know about your undergraduate academic experience?
4. What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?
5. What global issue is most important to you and why?
6. What else would you like the MBA Admissions Board to understand about you?

Joint degree applicants:
1. How do you expect the joint degree experience to benefit you on both a professional and a personal level? (400-word limit)

Online Application URL
https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=hbs

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 12:22
Stanford Full Time MBA:
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/admission/index.html

Discussion on Gmat Club
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=48804

Application Deadlines
Rd 1: October 22, 2007 Decisions released by January 24, 2008
Rd 2: January 7, 2008 Decisions released by April 3, 2008
Rd 3: March 21, 2008 Decisions released by May 15 2008


Stanford GSB Essays 2007-2008:
Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (recommended 3 page limit)

Essay B: What are your career aspirations? How will your education at Stanford help you achieve them? (recommended 2 page limit)
As a Stanford MBA student, you will be assigned a team of advisors who will guide both your academic experience and your personal development. Your team will include a faculty advisor, a career counselor, and a leadership coach. Use Essay B to help you prepare for your first conversations with these mentors.

Essay C: Answer 2 of the questions listed below. (recommended 1 page limit each)
In answering both questions in Essay C, tell us not only what you did, but also how you did it. Tell us the outcome and describe how people responded. Describe only experiences that have occurred during the last three years.

Option 1: Tell us about a time when you empowered others.
Option 2: Tell us about a time when you had a significant impact on a person, group or organization.
Option 3: Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or complete a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating.
Option 4: Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected.

All essays must be double spaced, and in a 12pt font. For more detailed information on length and format, visit Stanford’s essay page.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 12:29
Chicago Full Time MBA:
http://www.chicagogsb.edu/fulltime/admissions/apply.aspx

Discussion on Gmat Club
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=48955

Application Deadlines
Rd 1: October 17, 2007 Decisions released by January 3, 2008
Rd 2: January 9, 2008 Decisions released by March 26, 2008
Rd 3: March 12, 2008 Decisions released by May 14, 2008

Online Application URL
https://admissions.chicagogsb.edu/admis ... nquiryForm

Essays
Chicago GSB Office of Admissions is pleased to announce the essay questions for the Fall 2008 application.

1. Why are you pursuing an MBA at this point in your career? Describe your personal and professional goals and the role an MBA from the University of Chicago GSB plays in your plans to reach these goals. (1500 word maximum)

2. If you could step into someone else's shoes for a day, who would it be and why? (500 word maximum)

3. We have asked for a great deal of information throughout this application. In this portion of the application, we invite you tell us about yourself using a non-traditional application format--a PowerPoint presentation. In four slides or less, please provide readers with content that captures who you are.

Given that this is a new section we have set forth the following guidelines for you to consider when creating you presentation.

The content is completely up to you. There is no right or wrong approach to the way you construct your slides or answer this question.
There is a strict maximum of 4 slides.

Slides will be printed and added to your file for review, therefore, flash, hyperlinks, embedded videos, music, etc. will not be viewed by the committee. You are limited to text and static images to convey your points.

Slides will be evaluated on the quality of content and ability to convey your ideas.

You are welcome to attach a word document of notes if you feel a deeper explanation of your slides is necessary.

If you do not have access to PowerPoint or a similar software application, you can contact the admissions office at admissions@chicagogsb.edu for alternative methods.

(Optional) If there is any important information that is relevant for your candidacy that you were unable to address elsewhere in the application, please share that information here.

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 10:27
In addition, I have added all these dates on a google calendar. I know that a similar calendar had been created for the class of 09 and I found it very usefull.

I will be updating this with the deadlines of the top 25 schools.

You can either add it to your google calendars by searching for 'DJM'S MBA', or access it over the web using the following URL:
http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?sr ... google.com

Let me know if you have trouble accessing it.

Also, if you guys are interested, I can add a couple of people who can edit/manage this calendar.
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YALE SOM Full Time MBA:
http://mba.yale.edu/MBA/admissions/apply/how_to/index.shtml

Application Deadlines
Rd 1: October 24, 2007 Decisions released by January 18, 2008
Rd 2: January 9, 2008 Decisions released by April 4, 2008
Rd 3: March 12, 2008 Decisions released by May 9, 2008

Essays :
Why an MBA? (Required)
Please describe your short and long term goals and how your previous experience and an MBA will help you to achieve these goals. (500 words maximum.)

Leadership Example (Required)
Describe a situation in which your leadership and/or teamwork had a significant impact. (500 words maximum.)

Personal Statement (Required)
Please develop a question/topic of your choice and answer it in essay form. Please state the question/topic at the beginning of your essay. To view sample questions/topics, click on "Begin Editing". (500 words maximum.)

Optional Essay
If any aspect of your candidacy needs further explanation, please provide any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. (200 words maximum.)

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Re: 2008 Application Information: [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 09:21
riverripper wrote:
I started this thread to post all the collected data for deadlines, essays, and other information about applications for the Fall of 2008. It seems like there have been new threads about each school when they announce info. In an effort to make this information easy to find please post any application information here.

To keep it fairly organized please keep it to information applications and not discussion about specifics. I am sure the schools will all have threads of their own this fall so feel free to start them.


You are a genius.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 14:33
Darden 2007-2008 Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Rd 1 (early Action): November 1, 2007 Decisions released by February 1, 2008
Rd 2: January 3, 2008 Decisions released by March 24, 2008
Rd 3: February 28, 2008 Decisions released by May 7, 2008

Online Application URL
https://apply.darden.virginia.edu/admis ... ink&sp=101

Essays:
Not yet released.

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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 17:57
So the GSB want to increase their consultants numbers by requiring decks? Why? rhyme, please look into this and revert. :lol:

Thanks. L.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 18:04
im not sure if its a blessing or a curse. my title could be powerpoint engineer.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2007, 19:25
dabots wrote:
im not sure if its a blessing or a curse. my title could be powerpoint engineer.

heh heh! But seriously, as you said, this is one big WTF!
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That is interesting indeed... [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 04:04
I think this part of the essays is the most interesting I've seen among all the b-schools I have researched so far.

To a certain extent, asking for not only a free content but also a somehow free format gives the same competitive advantage to applicant profiles, as it is all about creativity...
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Jul 2007, 04:44
Chicago have kind of taken a twist on the NYU Stern creative essay.

That question will lure some people into powerpoint frenzy (I would likely as well as I have done full match reports with animation in PPoint).

Having read these earlier in the day, I think powerpoint is being used as a restrictive format for submissions. I don't think powerpoint itself is the point of this at all.

That has replaced the short essays on books and things that were the reflective part of your character. I disagree with the consultant advice at accepted that the second essay is a real chance to show the other side of your character. Essay 2 is a big second-reason to let me in. The powerpoint is the characterful free for all.

That is one hard application.
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for the Chicago essay 2:

2. If you could step into someone else's shoes for a day, who would it be and why? (500 word maximum)

do you guys think we can choose the exact day we would want to step into that person's shoes? can it be a time in the past?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2007, 07:32
ISB Admissions

Online Application URL
http://www.isb.edu/PGPApp/User/Default.aspx

Essays

1) The ISB culture stresses on a diverse mix of students; life at the ISB is a unique experience for the students. How will your candidature contribute to this culture at the ISB? (300 words max)

2) A million dollars or knighthood: what would you choose and why?

3) You have a new manager who has just joined your organisation. As a part of the handover, the outgoing manager is describing each person reporting to him. How do you think the outgoing manager will describe you to the incoming manager?

4 (optionsl) Please provide additional information, if any, that will significantly affect the consideration of your application to the ISB. Please do not repeat information which has already been stated elsewhere in the application. You may use this to clarify any breaks in education/work, inform about any other item which you think has not been covered elsewhere etc
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Stanford GSB Essays 2007-2008

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (recommended 3 page limit)

Essay B: What are your career aspirations? How will your education at Stanford help you achieve them? (recommended 2 page limit)
As a Stanford MBA student, you will be assigned a team of advisors who will guide both your academic experience and your personal development. Your team will include a faculty advisor, a career counselor, and a leadership coach. Use Essay B to help you prepare for your first conversations with these mentors.

Essay C: Answer 2 of the questions listed below. (recommended 1 page limit each)
In answering both questions in Essay C, tell us not only what you did, but also how you did it. Tell us the outcome and describe how people responded. Describe only experiences that have occurred during the last three years.

Option 1: Tell us about a time when you empowered others.
Option 2: Tell us about a time when you had a significant impact on a person, group or organization.
Option 3: Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or complete a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating.
Option 4: Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected.

All essays must be double spaced, and in a 12pt font. For more detailed information on length and format, visit Stanford’s essay page.

http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/admissi ... ities.html


Hi, can one of you explicate what 'Use Essay B to help you prepare for your first conversations with these mentors.' actually mean ? what is the expection from this essay - at the first read it seems like a normal - aspiration/school fit question but for the quoted line !
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So the GSB want to increase their consultants numbers by requiring decks? Why? rhyme, please look into this and revert. :lol:

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I think its kind of cool. I know I'll be keen to see what people come up with.
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dabots wrote:
for the Chicago essay 2:

2. If you could step into someone else's shoes for a day, who would it be and why? (500 word maximum)

do you guys think we can choose the exact day we would want to step into that person's shoes? can it be a time in the past?


Absolutely.
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