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Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 10:13
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This was originally posted by a guest in the off-topic forum. I figured I would repost it here so you guys who dont frequent off-topic see it. ITS ALL IN GOOD FUN. If this veers toward a bad place it will be deleted.

Harvard: Of which Fortune 1000 company are you going to become the CEO and why would you pick that company?

Wharton: Of which Fortune 1000 company are you going to become the CFO and why would you pick that company?

MIT: Draw an ASCII picture of your favorite Lord of the Rings character and describe three lessons that today's business leaders can learn from Lord Of The Rings.

Stanford: Why? (100,000 words recommended)

Chicago Booth: Provide a detailed statistical analysis of why Chicago-Booth is #1 in BWeek and never higher than #3 in USNews. Do the math in your head.

NYU: How badly do you need a vacation from your ibanking job, and what makes you think you will be able to get back into ibanking upon graduation?

Yale SOM: Which nonprofit organization do you plan to run, and what about running a nonprofit makes you feel important?

Columbia: In your opinion, what is the best way to sabotage the Whartonian CFO of your company and become CFO?

UC Berkeley Haas: What makes a hippie like you think you can succeed in business? Use the words 'sustainable' and 'green' at least twice in your response.

Cornell Johnson: Describe how awesome being an Ivy Leaguer would make you feel.

UVA Darden: How badly do you want your ass to be kicked by our professors on a scale of 9 to 10?

Notre Dame: Describe how awesome Irish Football is, and list ten ways we can make our MBA program as well-known as our NFL training program.

London Business School: Answer NYU's essay and use the find/replace function to replace all 'NYU' with 'LBS', 'New York' with 'London' and 'program' with 'programme'.

Wash U Olin: How early are you willing to wake up to serve coffee to our medical students?

UNC Kenan-Flagler: See Notre Dame but replace Irish Football with Tar Heel basketball, and NFL with NBA.

U of Phx (pick 2 of 4): When your boss finds out you have enrolled here, how loudly will he/she laugh? Have you ever wasted a lot of money on something useless before? Would you be willing to appear on a billboard or would you rather keep your enrollment a secret? What is 5+8?

Tuck: Do you remember summer camp? How amazing was that!?!? Don't you wish you could go to camp for 21 months? Attach a letter you wrote to your parents in fifth grade summer camp explaining how awesome it was.

UMich Ross: What was the craziest thing you did while tailgating during undergrad, and are you prepared to tailgate like a pro again? In your essay, try to include the words moonshine, goat, and anus.

Kellogg: Explain why you think good quantitative skills are not required in business and discuss the importance of teamwork in situations in which no one is skilled enough to do the job by himself.

UCLA Anderson: Have you seen that show "The Hills?" Isn't it amazing? Discuss your strategies for getting into clubs to party with the cast of "The Hills" so you can feel important.

Duke Fuqua: What are your short-term and long-term career goals? Begin your essay with the sentence, "My career goal is to provide investment and business advice to the much more successful graduates of the Duke Law and Medical Schools."

Carnegie Mellon Tepper: Draw an ASCII picture of your favorite MIT student and list three things that business leaders can learn from MIT.

INSEAD: List the number of languages in which you are fluent, and explain how knowing a bunch of languages and studying in one of the world's slowest economies for ten months will make you an effective business leader.

CEIBS: Would you rather be upper middle class in the US, or rich in China? Pleeeeeeeease say rich in China!

list originally posted at businessweek forum.
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 12:51
I thought the list would be stupid, but it is actually pretty funny and in a few cases very brutal, especially the MIT one.

Good post!

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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 13:22
I think why I like this list so much is I could actually see these questions on some of the schools applications.
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 14:58
that is really comical...i think they left off a zero in the number of words in the stanford essay though.
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 15:28
Stanford: Why? (100,000 words recommended)

can't stop laughing at this ... :)
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 19 May 2009, 06:20
All kudos should be given to user "wcgc" in: real-business-school-admissions-essay-topics-humor-78619.html#p591652
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 19 May 2009, 06:35
The best one is Tepper's.
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 19 May 2009, 07:46
Raabend wrote:
UMich Ross: What was the craziest thing you did while tailgating during undergrad, and are you prepared to tailgate like a pro again? In your essay, try to include the words moonshine, goat, and anus.


Oh, if only this were the case. I probably would've been given a full ride!
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 19 May 2009, 14:19
pleonasm wrote:
Stanford: Why? (100,000 words recommended)

can't stop laughing at this ... :)


Me too. Best ever!
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 20 May 2009, 11:43
LOL!!! He was extremely harsh to INSEAD - I loved it. Canegie Mellon was also brutal.

But the ones I like the most are NYU/LBS questions :)

Excellent post.
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 25 May 2009, 12:15
Hilarious! :-D
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2009, 08:27
LOL. This is great.
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2010, 20:04
I want to bump this because I really needed the laugh this week, and I'm sure some of you folks do too.

Who needs all those pricey school guides? Who needs to mine a school website for rare nuggets of information that the other 9203948029000 applicants haven't already mentioned in their essays? I swear this list says just about everything you need to know.
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2010, 20:17
this list is hilarious...too bad not many of my friends would get the joke if i wanted to forward this. i love the stanford question
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2010, 20:46
I love it. Major kudos to the author of these. The Stanford and MIT questions are terrific.
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2010, 20:58
Expert's post
Cataloged under "funny things": advanced-search/?search_id=tag&tag_id=244
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2010, 02:03
Quote:
MIT: Draw an ASCII picture of your favorite Lord of the Rings character and describe three lessons that today's business leaders can learn from Lord Of The Rings.


MIT is an awesome place :-D
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2010, 21:31
nice one...funny...
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2010, 14:50
Was this written before 1997? Just trying to think of the last time Notre Dame could call themselves an NFL training program... :-D
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Re: Funny Fake MBA Application essay questions by school [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2010, 16:09
Wow, I really needed this. I'm sitting here at work trying not to laugh too loudly so people don't ask what I'm looking at...I'm in tears (probably because of a combination of actually being funny and a delusional exhaustion).
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