Posts Tagged ‘application essays’

The Expanded Executive MBA Profile

By - Feb 23, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

This is the first post in our Ace the EMBA series on how to apply successfully to a top executive MBA program.  The Executive MBA profile has changed over the past decade. Allen, a hypothetical candidate described below, represents the traditional EMBA candidate, which is still...

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Executive MBA Essays: How to Make an Impact

By - Feb 22, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

The following is an example of a successful Executive MBA essay for the MIT Sloan Executive MBA Program. Applicants to Executive MBA programs need to demonstrate significant leadership, impact, potential, and the legitimate need for the degree to be accepted, and this essay shows all...

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Choosing a Theme for Your Statement of Purpose

By - Dec 10, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

In our How to Write Exemplary Application Essays blog series, you’ll learn how to create outstanding essays by analyzing sample successful application essays. All effective essays have a distinctive voice and theme. Referring back to the essays we looked at in the first post in this series, we...

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NYU Stern Executive MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 30, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

Reflecting the character of the university at large, NYU Stern has always sought applicants who bring not just requisite accomplishment, but also intellectual energy and engagement with the world – people who have a point of view and are willing to express it. Stern’s EMBA...

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Wharton MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 25, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

Last year, Wharton didn't change its essays after years of shrinking its application. This year it's steady state, at least in terms of the essay questions. However, Wharton has made significant changes to its recommendations. It asks recommenders to choose from two lists of positive...

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Indiana Kelley MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 24, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

These questions are a straightforward mix of professional and personal. The adcom wants assurance that you have a clear professional focus and a solid plan for making productive use of the Kelley MBA resources. Beyond that, they’re looking for engaging applicants who are willing to...

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University of Texas McCombs MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jul 9, 06:30 AM   Comments [0]

McCombs combines its rigor with a passionate community. To create its desired community, it seeks a student body that is diverse in every dimension and comprises individuals who can bring together their varied voices to form a cohesive group. The questions below reflect this value;...

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Emory Goizueta Business School MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 20, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Taken together, these essay questions cover a lot of ground: your professional path and plans, your alignment with the program’s core values, and your unique individuality. Moreover, this vast ground is covered in few words – these essays are short, requiring tough decisions about what...

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Columbia Business School MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Jun 5, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Columbia slightly changed its first short answer question and materially changed all its essay questions. CBS also re-instituted word limits as opposed to the somewhat flexible ranges it gave last year. Overall, the word limits are less than the maximums were last year. Apparently the...

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How Personal is Too Personal?

By - Jun 4, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

The personal statement serves as a terrific opportunity to share with admissions committees an interesting and unique aspect of your life. How much should you tell, and how much is too much? When I applied to college, I wrote a personal statement describing some challenging family...

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