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To bribe people...the first member to post a schools dates AND essays gets 10 kudos from me. *format must be correct to qualify...

Alright to try to keep stuff organized so people can actually find essays without a whole lot of looking, I am replicating a thread we had last year.

To keep this fairly organized please keep it to application information 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. Links to discussions of each school will be added to the information post as will links to the ambassador threads. Try to keep the formatting the same to keep it easy to follow the information. Anyone with the ability feel free to edit this with links to posts on schools since I wont have much time in August and early September when stuff really starts to flow in.

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!


Berkeley, "Haas": Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p486358#p486358

Carnegie Mellon, "Tepper": not yet available

Chicago GSB: Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p492058#p492058

Columbia: Dates but No Essays http://gmatclub.com/forum/p492125#p492125

Cornell: not yet available

Dartmouth, "Tuck": Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p491357#p491357

Duke, "Fuqua": Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p496530#p496530

Georgetown: not yet available

Harvard: Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p486359#p486359

ISB: not yet available

MIT, "Sloan": Dates and Essays http://gmatclub.com/forum/p490583#p490583

Michigan, "Ross": Dates and Essays http://gmatclub.com/forum/p487178#p487178

Nortwestern, "Kellogg": Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p486357#p486357

NYU Stern: Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p510477#p510477

Stanford: Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p486361#p486361

UCLA: Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p501539#p501539

UPenn, "Wharton": Dates and Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p492112#p492112

Virginia, "Darden": Dates but No Essays http://gmatclub.com/forum/p492595#p492595

Yale SOM: Dates and Essays:http://gmatclub.com/forum/p496461#p496461
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Kellogg Application Information [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2008, 05:45
Northwestern: Kellogg
http://kellogg.northwestern.edu/admissions/index.htm

GMAT Club Discussion: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t67009

GMAT Club Kellogg Ambassadors: http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62139

Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 17, 2008 decisions released January 7, 2009*
Round 2: January 12, 2009 decisions released March 30, 2009*
Round 3: March 9, 2009 decisions released May 18, 2009*
*note: Kellogg releases decisions on a rolling basis. For example decisions for R1 last year started to come out at the end of November.

Online Application URL https://apply.embark.com/MBAEdge/Kellogg/

*2008 application thread: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t49477

Essays
All applicants are required to answer questions 1, 2 and 3 in addition to two of the optional essays in question 4.

1.) Briefly assess your career progress to date. Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at Kellogg (one-two pages double spaced).

2.) Each of our applicants is unique. Describe how your background, values, academics, activities and/or leadership skills will enhance the experience of other Kellogg students. (One to two pages double spaced.)

3.) How have your past and current leadership experiences prepared you for Kellogg? What leadership areas are you hoping to develop through your MBA experience? (One to two pages double spaced.)

4.) Applicants must answer two of the below essays, limit two double spaced paragraphs for each question. (Re-applicants must answer question 4D and 1 other essay).
4A - Describe a time when you had to motivate a reluctant individual or group.
4B - I wish the Admissions Committee had asked me…..
4C - What do others admire about you?
4D - For re-applicants only: Since your previous application

Recommendation form See the first post on the ambassador thread for a copy of the form.
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Berkeley Application Information [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2008, 05:54
Berkeley: Haas
http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/fall2009.html

GMAT Club Discussion: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t65339

GMAT Club Haas Ambassadors: http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555

Application Deadlines
Round 1: November 4, 2008 Decisions released by January 28, 2009
Round 2: December 9, 2008 Decisions released by March 18, 2009
Round 3: January 30, 2009 Decisions released by April 28, 2009
Round 4: March 11, 2009 Decisions released by May 19, 2009

Online Application URL
https://ssl.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/application/

*2008 application thread: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t48803

Essays
Listed below are the supplemental questions, short answer questions, required essays, and optional essays for the fall 2009 application.

Supplemental Questions:
1. If you have not provided a letter of recommendation from your current supervisor, please explain; otherwise, enter N/A.
2. List in order of importance all community & professional organizations and extracurricular activities in which you have been involved during or after university studies. Indicate the nature of the activity or organization, dates of involvement, offices held, & average number of hours spent per month.
3. List full-time and part-time jobs held during undergraduate or graduate studies, indicating the employer, job title, employment dates, location, and the number of hours worked per week for each position held prior to the completion of your degree.
4. Please explain all gaps in your employment since earning your university degree.
5. Please identify the course(s) you have taken or intend to take to demonstrate quantitative proficiency. Provide the course name, date, grade if any, and institution at which the course was or will be taken. If you wish, you may discuss other ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities.
6. If you have ever been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation, suspended or required to withdraw from any college or university, please explain. If not, please enter N/A. (An affirmative response to this question does not automatically disqualify you from admission.)

Short Answer:
1. If you could change one thing you've done in your life, what would it be, and how would you do it differently? (250 word maximum)
2. Tell us about your most significant accomplishment. (250 word maximum)
3. At Haas, we value innovation and creativity. Describe an innovative solution you have created to address a specific challenge. (250 word maximum)
4. What steps have you taken to learn about the Berkeley MBA program, and what factors have influenced your decision to apply? (250 word maximum)

Required Essays:
1. Give us an example of a situation in which you displayed leadership. (500 word maximum)
2. What are your short-term and long-term career goals? How do your professional experiences relate to these goals? Why do you want an MBA from Berkeley at this point in your career? (1000 word maximum)

Optional Essays:
1. (Optional) Please feel free to provide a statement concerning any information you would like to add to your application that you haven’t addressed elsewhere. (500 word maximum)
2. (Optional) If you wish to be considered for the Haas Achievement Award (for individuals who have achieved success in spite of significant economic, educational, health-related and/or other obstacles), please use this space to address the obstacles you have overcome. (750 word maximum)
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Harvard Application Information [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2008, 06:04
Harvard Full Time MBA:
http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/

GMAT Club HBS Discussion: http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/103-t63410

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Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 15, 2008 decisions released by January 21, 2009
Round 2: January 6, 2009 decisions released by April 2, 2009
Round 3: March 11, 2009 decisions released by May 13, 2009

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

*2008 Application Thread: http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/103-t49915

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 two of the following (400-word limit each):
3a) What would you like the MBA Admissions Board to know about your undergraduate academic experience?
3b) Discuss how you have engaged with a community or organization.
3c) What area of the world are you most curious about and why?
3d) What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to 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)
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Stanford Application Information [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2008, 06:15
Stanford
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/admission/index.html

GMAT Club Discussion: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t67290

GMAT Club Stanford Ambassadors: http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/128-t63379

Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 29, 2008 Decisions released by January 22, 2009
Round 2: January 7, 2009 Decisions released by April 2, 2009
Round 4: April 8, 2009 Decisions released by May 21, 2009

Online Application URL https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=SU-MBA

*2008 application thread: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=48804

Essays
Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?
Essay B: What are your career aspirations? How will your education at Stanford help you achieve them?

Essay C: Short Essays—Answer two of the questions below. Tell us not only what you did but also how you did it. What was the outcome? How did people respond? Only describe experiences that have occurred during the last three years.
Option 1: Tell us about a time when you built or developed a team.
Option 2: Tell us about a time when you felt most effective as a leader.
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.

Essay Length
Your answers for all of the essay questions cannot exceed 1,800 words. Each of you has your own story to tell, so please allocate the 1,800 words among all of the essays in the way that is most effective for you. We provide some guidelines below as a starting point, but you should feel comfortable to write as much or as little as you like on any essay question, as long as you do not exceed 1,800 words total.
Essay A 750 words
Essay B 450 words
Essay C 300 words each

Formating
Use a 12-point font, double spaced
Indicate which essay question you are answering at the beginning of each essay
Number all pages
Upload all four essays as one document
Preview the uploaded document to ensure that the formatting is true to the original
Save a copy of your essays
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Ross Application Information [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2008, 10:25
U Michigan: Ross
http://www.bus.umich.edu/Admissions/Mba/

GMAT Club Discussion: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t67306

GMAT Club Ross Ambassadors: http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/128-t63422

Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 10, 2008 decisions released January 15, 2009
Round 2: January 2, 2009 decisions released March 15, 2009
Round 3: March 1, 2009 decisions released May 15, 2009

Online Application URL
Not up yet

*2008 application thread: http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50249

Essays
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? (500 word max)

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.( 500 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 multidisciplinary problems? (300 word max).

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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MIT: Sloan
http://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/

GMAT Club Discussion:
t64214

GMAT Club Sloan Ambassadors:

Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 28, 2008 Decisions released by February 2, 2009
Round 2: January 13, 2009 Decisions released by April 6, 2009


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

*2008 application thread:
t50531

Essays and Requirements

Résumé
Please prepare a business résumé that includes your employment history in reverse chronological order, with titles, dates, and whether you worked part-time or full-time. Your educational record should also be in reverse chronological order and should indicate dates of attendance and degree(s) earned. Other information appropriate to a business résumé is welcomed and encouraged. The résumé should not be more than one page in length (up to 50 lines).

Cover Letter
Prepare a cover letter (up to 500 words) seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Describe your accomplishments and include an example of how you had an impact on a group or organization. Your letter should conform to standard business correspondence and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Director of MBA Admissions.

Essays
We are interested in learning more about you and how you work, think, and act. For each essay, please provide a brief overview of the situation followed by a detailed description of your response. Please limit the experiences you discuss to those which have occurred in the past three years.

In each of the essays please describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did.

All applicants:
Essay 1: Please tell us about a challenging interaction you had with a person or group. (500 words or less, limited to one page)

Essay 2: Please tell us about a time when you defended your idea. (500 words or less, limited to one page)

Essay 3: Please tell us about a time when you executed a plan. (500 words or less, limited to one page)

Essay 4: Please tell the Admissions Committee whatever else you would like us to know. (250 words or less, limited to one page)
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Dartmouth: Tuck
http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/

GMAT Club Discussion:
103-t66968

GMAT Club Tuck Ambassadors:
128-t64480

Application Deadlines

Early Action
October 15, 2008

November Round
November 12, 2008

January Round
January 7, 2009

April Round
April 1, 2009


Online Application URL
http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/apply.html

*2008 application thread:
t49003

Essays and Requirements

Please respond fully but concisely to the following essay questions. Compose each of your answers offline in separate document files and upload them individually in the appropriate spaces below. Although there is no restriction on the length of your response, most applicants use, on average, 500 words for each essay. There are no right or wrong answers. Please double-space your response.

Essay 1:

Why is an MBA a critical next step toward your short- and long-term career goals?
Why is Tuck the best MBA program for you? (If you are applying for a joint or dual degree,
please explain how the additional degree will contribute to those goals.)

Essay 2:
Tuck defines leadership as “inspiring others to strive and enabling them to accomplish great things.” We believe great things and great leadership can be accomplished in pursuit of business and societal goals. Describe a time when you exercised such leadership. Discuss the challenges you faced and the results you achieved. What characteristics helped you to be effective, and what areas do you feel you need to develop in order to be a better leader?

Essay 3:
Discuss the most difficult constructive criticism or feedback you have received. How did you address it? What have you learned from it?

Essay 4:
Tuck seeks candidates of various backgrounds who can bring new perspectives to our community. How will your unique personal history, values, and/or life experiences contribute to the culture at Tuck?

Essay 5 - Optional:
Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere that may be helpful in reviewing your application (e.g., unusual choice of evaluators, weaknesses in academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes, etc.). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application.

*Note: The questions for 2008-2009 HAVE NOT CHANGED. I spoke with Tuck admissions and confirmed that they are using the same essay questions as last year.

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Chicago GSB
http://www-gsb.uchicago.edu/

GMAT Club Discussion:
103-t64813

GMAT Club Chicago GSB Ambassadors:
128-t64977

Application Deadlines
Round One: October 15, 2008, mid-decision: November 12, 2008, notification: December 18, 2008
Round Two: January 7, 2009, mid-decision: February 18, 2009, notification: March 25, 2009
Round Three: March 11, 2009, mid-decision: April 22, 2009, notification: May 13, 2009

Online Application URL
http://admissions.chicagogsb.edu/admissions/AppHome.tap

2008 application thread:
103-t48955

Essay Questions and Slide Presentation
Essay questions for the Fall 2009 application are below. The Fall 2009 Chicago GSB application will be available in late-July 2008.

Essays
1. Why are you pursuing an MBA at this point in your career? (750 word maximum).

2. Please select one of the following two questions to answer. (1000 word maximum)

1a) Please provide an example of a time when you had to make a choice between two equally important obligations. How did you decide which obligation deserved your attention? b) Did you try and predict other people's reactions to your decision? If so, how accurate were you? Why do you think you were or were not accurate in your prediction? c) Reflecting on this experience, how do you think an MBA from Chicago GSB might have aided in your decision making process?

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2a) Have you ever made a decision that caused you to go against popular opinion? Please describe that situation and your rationale for you decision. b) Did you feel at any point that people misperceived your motives? Explain? c) In retrospect, how do you think an MBA from Chicago GSB would have affected your decision?

Slide Presentation

We have asked for a great deal of information throughout this application and now invite you tell us about yourself. Using four slides or less, please provide readers with content that captures who you are.

We have set forth the following guidelines for you to consider when creating your presentation.

1. The content is completely up to you. There is no right or wrong approach this essay. Feel free to use the software you are most comfortable with. Acceptable formats for upload in the online application system are PowerPoint or PDF.
2. There is a strict maximum of 4 slides, though you can provide fewer than 4 if you choose.
3. 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. Color may be used.
4. Slides will be evaluated on the quality of content and ability to convey your ideas, not on technical expertise or presentation.
5. You are welcome to attach a document containing notes if you feel a deeper explanation of your slides is necessary. However the hope is the slide is able to stand alone and convey your ideas clearly. You will not be penalized for adding notes but you should not construct a slide with the intention of using the notes section as a consistent means of explanation.

Optional Essay

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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UPenn: Wharton
http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/

GMAT Club Discussion:
103-t66548

GMAT Club Ambassadors:
128-t66295 (for EMBA)

Application Deadlines:
Round 1: Thursday, 9 October, 2008
Round 2: Thursday, 8 January, 2009
Round 3: Thursday, 5 March, 2009

Online Application URL:
Not up yet

2008 application thread:
103-t50294

For applicants for admission in Fall 2009 (for the Wharton Class of 2011): below are the deadlines for submitting your application, as well as the essay questions that will be included in that application.

We post the essay questions now to allow you to plan your application preparation this year. The full application, which will include questions for recommenders and other application requirements, will be available on our website in August.

Application Essay Questions

First-Time Applicant Questions

1. Describe your career progress to date and your future short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MBA from Wharton to help you achieve these goals, and why is now the best time for you to join our program? (1,000 words)

2. Describe a setback or a failure that you have experienced. What role did you play, and what did you learn about yourself? (500 words)

3. Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)

4. Please respond to one (1) of the following questions:

a. Describe an experience you have had innovating or initiating, your lessons learned, the results and impact of your efforts. (500 words)

b. Is there anything about your background or experience that you feel you have not had the opportunity to share with the Admissions Committee in your application? If yes, please explain. (500 words)

OPTIONAL: If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, TOEFL waiver request, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application). (250 words, maximum)

Reapplicant Questions (for candidates who have applied for admission for Fall 2008 or 2007 only)

1. Describe your career progress to date and your future short-term and long-term career goals. How do you expect an MBA from Wharton to help you achieve these goals, and why is now the best time for you to join our program? How has your candidacy improved since the last time you applied? (1,000 words)

2. Describe an experience you have had innovating or initiating, your lessons learned, the results and impact of your efforts. (500 words)

3. Please respond to one (1) of the following questions:

a. Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)

b. Is there anything about your background or experience that you feel you have not had the opportunity to share with the Admissions Committee in your application? If yes, please explain. (500 words)

OPTIONAL: If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, TOEFL waiver request, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weaknesses in your application). (250 words, maximum)
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Columbia Business School uses a rolling admissions process. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received, and decisions can be rendered at any point during the review period. It is always to your benefit to apply before the posted deadline.

Deadlines
Application Review Period Begins Decision Period (once a complete application goes under review) Application Deadline
Accelerated MBA Progarm Starting January 2009
Deadline: October 8, 2008. Decision within 8 weeks of when application review begins. Columbia begins accepting apps April 30, 2008 for the accelerated program.

Early Decision entering Fall 2009
Deadline: October 8, 2008. Decision within 10 weeks of when application review begins. (Note: If accepted you have 2 weeks to make a $6k non-refundable deposit.) Columbia begins accepting apps August 13, 2008.

International Applicants entering Fall 2009
Deadline: March 4, 2009. Decision within 12 weeks of when application review begins. Columbia begins accepting apps January 7, 2009*.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents entering Fall 2009
Deadline: April 15, 2009. Decision within 12 weeks of when application review begins. Columbia begins accepting apps January 7, 2009*.

* Applicants who wish to be considered for a merit-based fellowship must submit a complete application by January 7, 2009. Fellowship recipients for the September class are announced between January and May.

ESSAYS

Thanks goes out to solaris1 that attended a Columbia event. These essays may/may not be word-for-word.

Essay 1: What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals? How will Columbia Business School help you achieve these goals? (Recommended 750 word limit)

Essay 2: Master Classes are the epitome of bridging the gap between theory and practice at Columbia Business School. View link below. Please provide an example from your own life in which practical experience taught you more than theory alone. (Recommended 500 word limit)
RealVideo: http://merlin.gsb.columbia.edu:8080/ram ... s-promo.rm

Essay 3: Please provide an example of a team failure of which you’ve been a part. If given a second chance, what would you do differently? (Recommended 500 word limit)

The optional essay remains, well, optional.

It looks like the essays are going to be the same as the J-term essays, except that there's not going to be an Essay 4 about your "passions" etc.


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University of Virginia: Darden School of Business
http://www.darden.edu/html/programs.aspx?prog=mba


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Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 28, 2008, Interviews: December 5-19, 2008 and January 5-9, 2009, Decisions released: January 30, 2009
Round 2: January 7, 2009, Interviews: February 16-March 2, Decisions released: March 25, 2009
Round 3: March 4, 2009, Interviews: April 9-17, Decisions released: May 8, 2009

See here for full table: http://www.darden.edu/html/standard.asp ... d=4&id=579

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2008 application thread: 103-t50611?hilit=darden+applicant

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Yale: School of Management
http://mba.yale.edu/index.shtml

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Application Deadlines:

Round 1 - October 22, 2008 (Decision Jan 16)
Round 2 - January 7, 2009 (Decision April 10)
Round 3 - March 18, 2009 (Decision May 8)

Online Application URL: http://mba.yale.edu/MBA/admissions/apply/index.shtml

*2008 application thread: 103-t49967

Essays
1: Why a Yale MBA?
What is the impact that you wish to have on the world? How will your previous experiences and a Yale MBA enhance your ability, in the short-term and long-term, to pursue a career that will allow you to achieve this impact? (500 words maximum)

2: Leadership Example
Describe a professional accomplishment that exhibits your leadership style. The accomplishment should include evidence of your leadership skills, a description of the actions you took, as well as the impact you had on your organization. (500 words maximum)

3: Personal Statement 1
Choose one of the following topics and answer it in essay form. Please indicate the topic number at the beginning of your essay. (500 words maximum)

(1) A central premise of our teaching about leadership at the Yale School of Management is that true leadership – leadership that helps to address a significant problem in a new way – is necessarily personal. It is only when personal passion aligns with meaningful aspirations that individuals are able to inspire others to act in support of an important goal or cause. What are you most passionate about, and how have you demonstrated a commitment to this passion?

(2) What personal achievement are you most proud of and why?

(3) Describe a situation in which your values were challenged. How did you respond to the situation and what did you learn from it?

(4) A phrase often heard among SOM graduates is that they aspire to lead a life that is an “SOM Story” – that of a broadly engaged, values-based leader who owns and solves hard problems that matter. How will you create your own SOM Story? Describe a situation in which you devised and implemented a creative or innovative solution to a difficult problem. What obstacles did you face and how did you overcome them?

(5) The Yale School of Management is a community of individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests. What unique attributes would you bring to the Class of 2011?

(6) What is the most difficult feedback you have received and how did you address it? Looking forward, what skills are you most eager to build or improve upon in business school?

(7) Required for reapplicants: What steps have you taken to improve your candidacy since your last application?

4: Personal Statement 2
Choose one (1) of the topics listed in Essay 3, or create a topic of your own about a subject that is meaningful to you, and answer it in essay form. Please indicate the topic number (or state the topic if it is not one of the ones listed) at the beginning of your essay. (500 words maximum)
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Duke: Fuqua
http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/mba/daytime/

GMAT Club Discussion:
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Application Deadlines:
Application Round, Application Deadline, Decision Notification, Tuition Deposit & Official Transcript Deadline, Tuition Deposit Amount:

Early Action*, October 15, 2008, November 14, 2008, December 12, 2008, US$3000

Round 1, October 27, 2008, December 19, 2008, April 7, 2009**, April 21, 2009, US$1500

Round 2, January 7, 2009, March 10, 2009, April 7, 2009**, April 21, 2009, US$1500

Round 3, March 16, 2009, April 23, 2009, May 1, 2009, US$1500

*The Duke MBA Early Action option is ideal for applicants who have completed their MBA research and have decided that The Duke MBA is the best program for them. Applicants admitted in the Early Action round must submit the $3000 tuition deposit along with official transcript(s) by December 12, 2008. In addition, any applications submitted to other schools must be withdrawn upon an offer of admission from The Duke MBA.

**Scholarship and Visa Recipients must deposit by April 7, 2009

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

2008 Application Thread:
103-t50217?hilit=duke+2008

Application Essays:
Essays for Fall 2009 Entry
Three short answer questions and one long essay question must be completed before submitting your application. Prepare your essays carefully. The Admissions Committee considers your responses to the following questions important in the selection process. Please respond fully and concisely using 1.5 line spacing.

For the short answer questions, please restrict your response to a single page each. For the long essay question, please restrict your response to two pages. Please avoid using a font size smaller than 10-point.

Candidates who applied to Fuqua between September 2007 and April 2008 are considered reapplicants. All reapplicants are required to complete the Reapplicant Essay in addition to the Applicant Essays.

All applicants have the opportunity to submit an optional essay to explain any extenuating circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should be aware.

Applicant Essays
Short Answer Essays - Answer all short answer essay questions.

What do you hope to gain from The Duke MBA? How does it fit into your short- and long- term goals? If you are interested in a joint degree or the Health Sector Management program, please address in this response.
How will you contribute to the overall experience of your peers at The Duke MBA?
Discuss a person, event or experience that has significantly shaped your life and explain why. Note: The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have achieved professionally.

Long Essay - Answer the long essay question below.

Today, companies must navigate through complex and interdependent issues. They must deal with health and security matters, environmental impact questions, and diversity and cultural concerns. Leaders need adaptability, imagination, and emotional intelligence as well as business acumen.

Upon graduation, a Duke MBA will be a leader of consequence - able to deal simultaneously with complex matters and engage skillfully with colleagues, clients, and community. What impact do you hope to have as a leader of consequence?

Optional Essay (not required)
If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the admissions committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g. unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weakness in your application).

Reapplicant Essay
All reapplicants are also required to complete the Reapplicant Essay below. Please limit your response to two pages.

Write an essay describing how you are a stronger candidate for admission compared to the previous year's application.
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Re: 2009 Application Information [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 11:12
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UCLA: Anderson
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/

GMAT Club Discussion:
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Application Deadlines:

Round 1: October 9, 2008, GMAT Due Date: September 30, 2008, Interviews: Invitation Only, Decisions released: January 8, 2009
Round 2: January 8, 2009, GMAT Due Date: December 31, 2008, Interviews: Invitation Only, Decisions released: March 26, 2009
Round 3: April 2, 2009, GMAT Due Date: March 31, 2009, Interviews: Invitation Only, Decisions released: June 4, 2009

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

Application Essay Questions:

First-Time Applicant Questions:


The UCLA Anderson Admissions Committee is interested in getting to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, genuine, and succinct. We are more concerned with the content of your essays than their form or style.

All responses to essays must be on double-spaced pages that are uploaded in document form, except for Essay 4 for first-time applicants and Essay 3 for reapplicants, which may be submitted as an audio file instead. (Please note the word limits in parentheses.)

Four required essays:

1. How has your family and/or community helped shape your development? Please include information about where you grew up, and perhaps a highlight or special memory of your youth. (750 words)

2. What experience has had the greatest impact on who you are today and why? (500 words)

3. Discuss your short-term and long-term career goals. What is your motivation for pursuing an MBA now at UCLA Anderson? (750 words)

4. Audio or text: Select and respond to ONE of the following questions. We would like you to respond to the question by recording an audio response (up to 1 minute). If you are unable to submit your response via audio, then please upload a written response (250 words) instead. The supported file types for audio files are: .avi, .wav, .mp3, .wmv, .midi, .wma, .aiff, .au, .mp4

a. What does entrepreneurial spirit mean to you?
b. What global issue matters most to you and why?
c. What is something people will find surprising about you?

5. OPTIONAL: Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (250 words)

Re-Applicant Questions:

Reapplicants who applied for the entering Fall 2007 or 2008 class are required to complete the three essays below. The Admissions committee will refer to your previous application when considering your admission, but a complete new application must be submitted on-line. Please note that requirements for essays and letters of recommendation differ from those for first-time applicants:

Only one new letter of recommendation is necessary (not the two required for first-time applicants) to support recent professional or academic accomplishments; this will preferably be a work-related recommendation from a direct supervisor.

Three required essays:

1. Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. (750 words)

2. What experience has had the greatest impact on who you are today and why? (500 words)

3. Audio or text: Select and respond to ONE of the following questions. We would like you to respond to the question by recording an audio response (up to 1 minute). If you are unable to submit your response via audio, then please upload a written response (250 words) instead. The supported file types for audio files are: .avi, .wav, .mp3, .wmv, .midi, .wma, .aiff, .au, .mp4

a. What does entrepreneurial spirit mean to you?
b. What global issue matters most to you and why?
c. What is something people will find surprising about you?

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Carnegie Mellon: Tepper
http://www.tepper.cmu.edu/mba/admission ... index.aspx

Class Profile(s):http://www.tepper.cmu.edu/mba/admissions/successful-mba-candidates/class-profile/index.aspx

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Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 27
Round 2: January 5
Round 3: March 9
Round 4: April 27*
Round 5: June 1**
*Reserved for US Citizens and Permanent Residents, as well as FlexTime and FlexMode applicants.
**Reserved for FlexTime and FlexMode applicants

Online Application URL
Not up yet

EssaysPlease Note: These are the 2007-2008 Essays. These are pasted here only to give you an idea of what Tepper School is looking for. Please check the website http://www.tepper.cmu.edu/mba/admissions/downloadable-forms/index.aspx to keep checking for updated 2009 Application Information.

DO NOT ANSWER THESE ESSAYS - FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!!!!

A. What are your short-term and long-term goals? How will a Tepper MBA help you to achieve these goals. (Please include any information regarding what steps you have taken to learn more about Tepper.)
B. Describe an instance in which you made an impact as part of a team or as an individual. How did this experience help shape you as a team member or leader and how will it enable you to contribute to the diverse Tepper Community?
C. Please answer two of the following three questions or statements. Please clearly specify which questions you are answering. Your two answers should equal a total of two pages or less.
1. Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development?
2. Describe a time in which your ethics were challenged. How did you deal with the situation and what did you learn from it?
3. One thing people would be surprised to know about me is . . .
D. Is there anything additional that you think we should know as we evaluate your application? Note: if you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you should not feel obligated to answer this question. This essay is intended to provide a place for you to add information that you think is important but is not covered elsewhere in the application.
You must complete this essay if you answered “yes” to the additional information questions on the previous page.
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NYU: Stern
http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/admissions/fulltime/

GMAT Club Discussion:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t66860

GMAT Club Ambassadors:
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Application Deadlines:
Application Round, Application Deadline, Decision Notification

Round 1, November 15, 2008, February 15, 2009

Round 2, January 15, 2009, April 1, 2009

Round 3, March 15, 2009, June 1, 2009

Online Application URL:
https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=nyu-stern

2008 Application Thread:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t52274

Application Essays:
Essays for Fall 2009 Entry

Essay 1: Professional Aspirations (750 words, double-spaced)
Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Answer the following:

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?
(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?
(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Essay 2: Fit with Stern (500 words, double-spaced)
The NYU Stern collaborative community is one of our strongest assets. We seek individuals who are passionate about our community and committed to growing as leaders at Stern. Please answer the following questions:

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? What actions have you taken to learn more about us?
(b) What is the most difficult piece of constructive feedback you have received, and what did you do as a result of it? How will this experience make you a better member of the Stern community?

Essay 3: Personal Expression (500 words, double-spaced, if written)
Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.

If you submit Essay 3 with your supplementary materials, please include a brief description of it here. Please do not submit anything that must be viewed or played electronically (e.g. CDs, DVDs, mp3s, online links), that is perishable (e.g. food), or that has been worn (e.g. used clothing).

Essay 4: Additional Information (optional)
Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT and/or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.
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