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December 2018 Event Roundup

By - Dec 3, 13:53 PM   Comments [0]

Are you applying to business school this year? If so, you can enroll in one of our free business school workshops, which are offered both online and in person in major cities across the country! This December, the event lineup includes the following sessions: December 3 Writing a...

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Texas McCombs Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Sep 24, 13:15 PM   Comments [0]

As it tends to do, the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin has made some very minor adjustments to the wording of its application essay questions this year, but otherwise, they essentially remain the same. For its first essay, the...

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Dartmouth College (Tuck) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Sep 17, 13:25 PM   Comments [0]

As the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College enters its second full admissions season with Luke Anthony Peña at the helm as executive director of admissions and financial aid, we are not surprised to see a major overhaul in the program’s essay questions. What...

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Oxford University (Saïd Business School) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Sep 10, 14:11 PM   Comments [0]

After taking a new approach with its application essay questions last year and moving away from its previously rather traditional focus, the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford has elected to maintain its newer prompts for this season. The program probes into applicants’...

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Carnegie Mellon University Tepper Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Sep 5, 10:08 AM   Comments [0]

In recent years, Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has offered its applicants one required essay question that was in many ways an open invitation to share whatever they felt was most important for the admissions committee to know about them. For this season,...

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INSEAD Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Aug 20, 12:54 PM   Comments [0]

Last year, INSEAD made just the slightest of changes to its essay approach and questions, but this year, it has made none at all. Candidates must respond to four short career-focused queries and provide three motivation essays that together total 1,200 words.  Applicants are also...

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University of Virginia (Darden) Essay Analysis, 2018–2019

By - Jul 19, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

With Dawna Clarke back at the admissions helm for the University of Virginia’s Darden School after almost a decade and a half since her previous tenure there (and a stint as an mbaMission Senior Consultant), we were not surprised to see that she has put...

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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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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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