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    1) We would like you to tell us about your post-MBA immediate career goals and how your professional experiences have prepared you to achieve these goals. You may do so by a 300 words written essay or a two-minute video. If you wish to submit a video, you can upload it on YouTube, change the privacy settings to “Unlisted” and email us the URL. Alternatively, you can send in your video to us in a thumbdrive or CD.

    2) The mission of NUS Business School is to advance knowledge and develop leaders so as to serve business and society. Discuss how you will contribute toward advancing the mission based on examples of past work and activities.

    3) Tell us something interesting or unique about yourself which you think would be helpful for the Admission Committee to better evaluate your candidacy.

    4) (Only applicable to re-applicants)
    Please provide an update on any new aspects of your professional, international, academic or personal profile that would not have been included in your previous application. Please also explain your motivation for re-applying to NUS.

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Essay 1
We would like you to tell us about your post-MBA immediate career goals and how your professional experiences have prepared you to achieve these goals. You may do so by a 300 words written essay or a two-minute video. If you wish to submit a video, you can upload it on YouTube, change the privacy settings to “Unlisted” and email us the URL. Alternatively, you can send in your video to us in a thumbdrive or CD.

1. This is slightly different from the usual goals essay as you are asked mainly to discuss the short term goals here. Just expound on your short term goals by showing a direct & strong co-relation to your past work experiences. Although the long term goal is not explicitly being asked here, you can put in a sentence to show that there is some clarity in your thought process with regards to future career path; but obviously you shouldn't spend too much words on the long term goals. Doing the video is another great option, but remember to make it very impressive since this is optional; so just talking about the question in front of a camera is not going to cut it, you need to showcase a few skills in actual environment and relate them to your goals in a clear manner.

Essay 2
The mission of NUS Business School is to advance knowledge and develop leaders so as to serve business and society. Discuss how you will contribute toward advancing the mission based on examples of past work and activities.

2. This is similar to a fit essay. You are being asked how can you contribute to the school's mission based on examples. You can mention both professional and personal examples, but first go to the school's website and take a look around to understand the school better. Go through the NUS MBA blogs and try to get an idea in to a normal day there and how the school shapes the people. Although it may seem a simple question, you really need to do some extensive research in order to give a great answer.

Essay 3
Tell us something interesting or unique about yourself which you think would be helpful for the Admission Committee to better evaluate your candidacy.

3. This is very interesting topic indeed. It can be seen as a chance to portray strengths not clear in other parts of the app or it can be seen as a chance to explain any potential weak areas in your application. The key here is that however you choose to answer this essay, you need to keep in mind to make it unique and interesting and actually helpful from the AdComs perspective. Before actually writing the essay list out all the things you feel are different or great about you, not everything needs to be unique though; its the combination of multiple things in a single person such as you that make you unique. So not everything has to be unique in itself, but together the picture it portrays should be different and helpful not just to AdComs but also to you to get in.

Essay 4
(Only applicable to re-applicants) Please provide an update on any new aspects of your professional, international, academic or personal profile that would not have been included in your previous application. Please also explain your motivation for re-applying to NUS.

4. Again, this is pretty straightforward. It would be helpful to do some analysis in the shortcomings of your last year application, if possible get some feedback on last year's rejection from the AdComs as well.


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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 04:43
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Hi Fellows,

Looks like no one is looking at the NUS applications yet! So I thought I will kick start some discussions in this thread...

Finally the application is open and the essay topics are up! :-D


1) The mission of NUS Business School is to advance knowledge and develop leaders so as to serve business and society. Discuss how you will contribute toward advancing the mission based on examples of past work and activities. (1800 characters)

2) Tell us something interesting or unique about yourself which you think would be helpful for the Admission Committee to better evaluate your candidacy. (1800 characters)

3) We would like you to tell us about your post-MBA immediate career goals and how your professional experiences have prepared you to achieve these goals. You may do so by a 300 words written essay or a two-minute video. If you wish to submit a video, you can upload it on YouTube, change the privacy settings to “Unlisted” and email us the URL. Alternatively, you can send in your video to us in a thumbdrive or CD. (1800 characters or the video)

4) (Only applicable to re-applicants)
Please provide an update on any new aspects of your professional, international, academic or personal profile that would not have been included in your previous application. Please also explain your motivation for re-applying to NUS.

Looking forward to listen to your views on the topics and some tips on how to approach the essays...

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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 23:48
I am in sir..
Even I was waiting for the essays..
Finally they are there
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 04:09
Hello all, I too have just started the application process for the NUS MBA programme. Discussions and inputs on the essays and anything on the application process, the MBA programme or any other topic related to the NUS MBA would be appreciated. Let's kick start this thread.
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2013, 04:20
Guys - does anyone know what questions are asked this time in NUS recommendation letter?
Or is it the same every year ?

Please reply asap. i need to discuss with my recommendor
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2013, 06:39
Is the admission on rolling basis.?
When is the admission intimation date? I see deadline for applying in R1 is 1st Jan 2014
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2013, 08:07
Request some one to please do an analysis of the essay questions that NUS has put up. I am especially struggling in interpreting essay 1. Please suggest how to go about structuring our response in essay 1.

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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 06:40
Hey Guys,

Has anybody in this forum been interviewed?

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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2013, 01:36
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The thread seems pretty dead!!!
Lets revamp it up a bit ... after being done with the ISB applications, most of the Indians would turn to this and NTU.
So lets starts some discussions
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2013, 01:38
Here are the essay topics:

NUS Essay 1. The mission of NUS Business School is to advance knowledge and develop leaders so as to serve business and society. Discuss how you will contribute toward advancing the mission based on examples of past work and activities. (Maximum 300 words/1800 characters)
NUS Essay 2. Tell us something interesting or unique about yourself which you think would be helpful for the Admission Committee to better evaluate your candidacy. (Maximum 300 words/1800 characters)
NUS Essay 3. We would like you to tell us about your post-MBA immediate career goals and how your professional experiences have prepared you to achieve these goals. You may do so by a 300 words written essay or a two-minute video. If you wish to submit a video, you can upload it on YouTube, change the privacy settings to “Unlisted” and email us the URL. Alternatively, you can send in your video to us in a thumbdrive or CD. (Maximum 300 words/1800 characters)
NUS Reapplicant Essay: Re-applicants need to complete this additional re-applicant essay. Please provide an update on any new aspects of your professional, international, academic or personal profile that would not have been included in your previous application. Please also explain your motivation for re-applying to NUS. (Maximum 1800 characters)
NUS Resume: Upload your updated resume containing your education background, work experience, memberships in associations/ organisations, achievements, international experience, etc.
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2013, 11:53
Anybody has insights into the reducing class size over last 5 years and the drop in the rankings?
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2013, 02:00
FROM NUS Admissions Blog: Cerebration 2013: Bigger, Better and Bolder!
As an organizing committee member of one of the largest student-run MBA Case competitions happening on November 13-14, you might be wondering why am I writing this blog post when I should be busy finalising event details. I felt the Read on! →
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2013, 02:00
FROM NUS Admissions Blog: Why So Serious? The Secret Rules of MBA Student Life
Maybe you thought that as an MBA student, life was all work and no play, all case studies and no BBQ parties. Well, we just might have to prove you wrong. This week, we’re rounding up a selection of some Read on! →
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2013, 02:00
FROM NUS Admissions Blog: Featured Interview | Ari Patera Nikicio
Ari Patera Nikicio, who hails from Jakarta, Indonesia, shares why he chose to pursue the NUS MBA programme.  About Me: Prior to joining the MBA program, I worked as a Business Development Manager for Mortindo, a ready-mix cement manufacturer in Indonesia Read on! →
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FROM NUS Admissions Blog: Voices: I Chose a Singapore MBA – Marie Cheong’s MBA Story
Why did an overseas Singaporean pick a MBA in Singapore as her best option? This post is part of the NUS MBA Blog’s “Voices” series, where MBA candidates at NUS Business School share their personal stories. Photo credit: Luca Sartoni For Read on! →
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2013, 02:00
FROM NUS Admissions Blog: Doing meaningful work with a dose of finance savvy
Despite doing well as a banking executive, Lynnette Wang Lingfang desired a socially rewarding career in healthcare. She says she’s found “the best of both worlds” in doing an MBA programme at NUS, given the business school’s consistently top global Read on! →
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2013, 19:00
FROM NUS Admissions Blog: So you want to be an entrepreneur… ?
Did you know that innovation is a strong feature of our community and a core value of our school? Following are some excerpts from a blog post by Christian Halberg, an NUS MBA student who perfectly embodies the school’s entrepreneurial Read on! →
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2013, 03:15
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Request some one to please do an analysis of the essay questions that NUS has put up. I am especially struggling in interpreting essay 1. Please suggest how to go about structuring our response in essay 1.

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Hi Abhishek,

In my opinion, by Essay 1 NUS wants the candidates to show instances in which their leadership skills and knowledge can be seen.
In case you have submitted the application for ISB, then I would say that this essay is pretty much similar to Essay 1 of ISB i.e. Attitude, Skills, and Knowledge differentiate people.
In case you need more details, feel free to ask.
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2013, 18:00
FROM NUS Admissions Blog: How to make grad school recommendations work for you?
Anyone who has ever been to college realizes the tremendous emphasis placed on letters of recommendation. If anything, the emphasis is even greater for applications to graduate programmes. While graduate school applicants tend to focus more on personal essays and Read on! →
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Re: NUS 2014 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2013, 00:35
Hi,

How good are my chances for NUS on my profile:

3 years of consulting experience (ZS Associates)
IIT graduate (Dual degree)
GMAT 680
Overseas experience for about 6 months in a diverse environment.

Please let me know should I apply on this or give GMAT again?
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