Posts Tagged ‘MBA application essays’

Maximize Your MBA Application: Every Essay Needs a Point

By - Aug 28, 07:24 AM   Comments [0]

This is the second post our new series, Maximize Your MBA Application: 5 Tips for Succinct Essays. Follow the series on the blog or download our special report to learn the tips and tricks needed to focus on the critical and trim your essays down...

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MIT Sloan 2014 MBA Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 27, 09:05 AM   Comments [0]

MIT Sloan dropped its cover letter requirement this year. The cover letter has been a required element in the MIT app since at least 2001, and possibly earlier. But this is the year for shorter apps. While all MBA applications are "behavioral" -- looking at your...

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Columbia Executive MBA 2014 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 25, 08:39 AM   Comments [0]

These essay questions focus mostly on the present and future. There’s a little room to discuss relevant past experiences, but not much, so don’t expect to richly portray your personal and/or professional development. Moreover, if the Columbia EMBA adcom wanted this information, they would ask...

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UCLA Anderson 2014 Essay Tips & Deadlines

By - Aug 20, 11:52 AM   Comments [0]

The advice that UCLA Anderson provides below is excellent, not just for Anderson’s essays, but for most MBA essays. Read it carefully. My tips are in blue below. Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the admissions committee....

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London Business School 2014 Essay questions

By - Aug 17, 00:14 AM   Comments [0]

London Business School announced their new essay questions for 2014 on their blog:   1. What will your future look like after completing your MBA? (500 words) 2. What value will you add to London Business School? (300 words) 3. What is the School’s responsibility to you and what...

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Duke Fuqua 2014 MBA Essay Questions and Deadlines

By - Aug 13, 14:09 PM   Comments [0]

Leadership, teamwork, ethics, and a global approach to business are essential elements of the Duke Fuqua MBA, which is why you’ll need to make sure you express your passion for these ideals in your application essays. Impress the Fuqua adcom by positioning yourself as an...

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Maximize Your MBA Application: Your Holistic Application

By - Aug 11, 12:56 PM   Comments [0]

Unless you’ve been in an MBA admissions cave or have your head buried deeply in the sand, you’ve probably noticed that MBA application essay word counts are on the decline. Instead of 500- or 1000-word essays, many applications limit essays to 250-400; some provide guidelines...

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Yale SOM 2014 Essay Tips and Deadlines

By - Aug 7, 13:13 PM   Comments [0]

The reduced essay requirements means that you have to make the boxes work harder to reveal achievement and fit with Yale SOM. The essays themselves are all about Why MBA? and Why Yale. My tips are in blue. Essays: 1. What motivates your decision to pursue an...

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Kellogg 2014 MBA Essays and Deadlines

By - Jul 30, 12:34 PM   Comments [0]

While this year Kellogg changed its MBA application less than it did last year, it too has cut word limits and it also removed its one short-answer question. There may be short answers as part of the online application, but that is not yet available. I...

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How to Write about Overcoming Challenges without Sounding like a Whiner

By - Jul 28, 10:39 AM   Comments [0]

It’s a classic MBA essay question: Write about a time when you overcame a challenge. How did you handle it? What did you learn from the experience? Let’s start by easing one worry you may have. Not everyone has faced a significant challenge at work by...

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