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University of Chicago (Booth) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jul 16, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

After maintaining its somewhat unique “choose a photo” essay prompt for three years in a row, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business has completely overhauled its application essays this season, transitioning from that single open-ended and creative option to two short, direct essay...

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University of California Los Angeles Anderson Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jul 12, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The UCLA Anderson School of Management has made no change to its primary essay question this year, asking candidates—as it has done for as long as mbaMission has been offering essay analyses—about their short- and long-term professional aspirations and why its program is the right...

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jul 9, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The MIT Sloan School of Management’s application essay prompts make for an unusual but comprehensive set! First, you will have to provide the program’s unique “cover letter” essay. Then, you will be the star of your own short video. Finally, those candidates who are invited...

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Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jul 5, 14:26 PM   Comments [0]

Last year, we noted that the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, seemed to have begun embracing the less-is-more movement with regard to its application essays, having cut back its required submissions slightly, and this year, the program seems to have...

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Duke University Fuqua School of Business Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 27, 14:17 PM   Comments [0]

We were thrilled to learn that nothing has changed with the application essay prompts for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business this season, because that means the school’s intriguing “25 Random Things” essay is back for another round! Very few MBA programs give applicants as...

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New York University (Stern) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 25, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

New York University’s (NYU’s) Stern School of Business has simplified its application essays this season, dropping last year’s “Program Preferences” prompt, which asked candidates to choose which of the school’s MBA programs they would attend. We imagine this deletion may have been so the admissions...

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Northwestern University (Kellogg) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 22, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University has not changed its application essay questions this year, after making only minimal changes to its prompts last season, when mbaMission Senior Consultant Rachel Hyman was a admissions officer at Kellogg. So, who better to ask than...

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University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 20, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Often spurned at the last minute for Harvard Business School (HBS), the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and, at times, Columbia Business School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, possibly more than any other top MBA program, really wants to know that you...

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Stanford Graduate School of Business Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 18, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

If we were to choose an MBA essay question that we felt could be considered iconic, it would certainly be the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) mainstay “What matters most to you, and why?” For at least two decades, the program has asked this...

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University of Michigan (Ross) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jun 14, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan must have liked the essay questions it used last year, because it has made only the smallest of tweaks to them for this season. Previously, the school gave applicants nine options for its 100-word short...

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