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Chicago Booth values individuality because of what we can learn from the diverse experiences and perspectives of others. This mutual respect creates an open-minded community that supports curiosity, inspires us to think more broadly, take risks, and challenge assumptions. At Booth, community is about collaborative thinking and tapping into each other's different viewpoints to cultivate new ideas and realize breakthrough moments every day.

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best of luck everyone. if you have any questions about the application process, i'd be happy to try and answer them.

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Anyone know when new essay/presentation will be released?

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Still on the WL from this year, but let's get started with this one anyway!

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Does anyone know when the application opens?

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Essay has been posted, as well as deadlines.

Deadline:
Round 1 September 17, 2015
Decision December 10, 2015
Round 2 January 5, 2016
Decision March 24, 2016
Round 3 April 5, 2016
Decision May 19, 2016

Essay:

Chicago Booth values individuality because of what we can learn from the diverse experiences and perspectives of others. This mutual respect creates an open-minded community that supports curiosity, inspires us to think more broadly, take risks, and challenge assumptions. At Booth, community is about collaborative thinking and tapping into each other's different viewpoints to cultivate new ideas and realize breakthrough moments every day.


Using one of the photos provided, tell us how it resonates with your own viewpoint on why the Booth community is the right fit for you.

Essay Guidelines

• Choose the format that works for you. Feel free to submit a traditional essay, slide presentation, or any format that you feel best captures your response. Please use the format you are most comfortable with, the Admissions Committee has no preference.

• Determine your own length. There is no prescribed minimum or maximum length. We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.

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• Multimedia Restrictions: We will be viewing your submission electronically and in full color, but all submissions will be converted to PDF files, so animation, video, music, etc. will not translate over.

https://www.chicagobooth.edu/~/media/7F ... 14C998.pdf

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Umm.....what?

So then this should be an essay and not a presentation? It's titled "Essay Guidelines" then it says you can turn in a presentation, though I'm not sure how relevant a power point can be for this one if they specifically want to be "told" how a picture resonates with the applicant.

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Umm.....what?

So then this should be an essay and not a presentation? At first it says essay then it says you can turn in a presentation, though I'm not sure how relevant a power point can be for this one if they specifically want to be "told" how a picture resonates with the applicant.


Sorry, forgot to include the rest of the instructions. They kept the open format.

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Ok - big change from Booth, it's a very interesting "Essay" question!!

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It should be fun to write Booth's "interesting" essay for this year!

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Last year's 'essay/presentation' felt like it really warranted a presentation. I had even heard Booth liked to see this instead of an essay because it shows you really want to go to Booth and didn't just modify another school's essay. However, I feel like this "essay" warrants an essay rather than a presentation much more. Thoughts?

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I was in your shoes not that long ago and know the time and preparation it takes to get into a good program.

It's also very important to know why your doing and MBA and understand what your game plan is. The degree is quite flexible and allows you to enter a different industry without loosing hierarchy. If you are planning to switch both industry and function you will need to put in a lot of work in recruiting.

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The Chicago Booth School of Business has announced the following MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season.
Round 1
Application due: September 17, 2015
Decision released: December 10, 2015
Round 2
Application due: January 5, 2016
Decision released: March 24, 2016
Round 3
Application due: April 5, 2016
Decision released: May 19, 2016

Your application must be submitted by 5 p.m. (CST/Chicago time) on the day of the deadline in order to be considered for a particular application round. The Fall 2016 application is now live; please refer to the Chicago Booth admissions website for additional information.

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Chicago Booth Debuts Bold New MBA Essay Format

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The Chicago Booth School of Business is breaking ground with its Fall 2016 MBA essay prompt, which asks applicants to choose one of 16 photos depicting various aspects of Booth student life, and to write “How it resonates with your own viewpoint on why the Booth community is the right fit for you.”

Within the variety of images, you’ll see team-building exercises, adventure treks, classroom shots, cultural events, commencement celebration, and even a captivating image of architecture at Chicago Booth.

In the latest Booth Insider blog post, Kurt Ahlm, Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Admissions, explains that the admissions team wants to share with applicants more complete picture of what the Booth community is all about.

This new format, Ahlm writes, was conceived “In the spirit of diverse perspectives and challenging the status quo—even our own status quo,” and the team is excited about prompting applicants to think in a different way.

In the instructions, applicants are urged to select whatever format is right for them—a traditional essay, a slide presentation, or any format that best captures your response. There is no set size limit to this response, though candidates should use good judgement in how best to allocate the space.

There is also a required essay for re-applicants: Upon reflection, how has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (300 words maximum)

The Fall 2016 application is now live on the website, and we’ll be bringing you tips on how to approach this exciting new essay format very soon. Until then, good luck and have fun!
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Chicago Booth has always prided itself on valuing applicants who can handle ambiguity and lack of structure. And it's application reflects that principle. In spades. This year's Booth application also mirrors Chicago's pride in its distinctive culture. This essay/presentation question, which is new for this year, is about as open-ended and original as it gets.

My tips are in blue below.

Presentation/Essay:

Chicago Booth values individuality because of what we can learn from the diverse experiences and perspectives of others. This mutual respect creates an open-minded community that supports curiosity, inspires us to think more broadly, take risks, and challenge assumptions. At Booth, community is about collaborative thinking and tapping into each other's different viewpoints to cultivate new ideas and realize breakthrough moments every day.

Using one of the photos provided, tell us how it resonates with your own viewpoint on why the Booth community is the right fit for you.

This is a really difficult question.

What do you want to tell Booth that reflects your adventurous and curious nature, your distinctive perspective and experience --which will contribute to the class' diversity--and your ability to contribute to a vigorous but still collaborative exchange of ideas?  And yes it should be genuinely you.

To start make a list of the experiences and achievements that you are most proud of and that best reflect who you are.   Then review the Booth admissions criteria. Next to each item on your list, add the qualities from Booth's criteria that this experience or achievement reveals.

Next review Booth's website for insights into its community. If possible, talk to current students and recent alumni. Here is Booth's succinct description of its community:
"Our community is intensely collaborative. At Booth, ideas compete and people collaborate. We have a culture where we value people who are curious. Whether presented by a classmate or a professor, every idea is examined with a belief in data over dogma. We prefer to let arguments stand and fall on their own merit. Ideas are authentically and rigorously tested and refined through honest and thoughtful discussion and discourse. There are no wrong questions, except the ones that go unasked.

"This experience will take you deeper into an issue, broaden your perspective, and compel you to challenge assumptions. You will uncover new realities and INSIGHTS, crack open seemingly intractable challenges, and develop more valid and useful solutions."

Now that you have done your research, look at the pictures. Which one resonates with you? Which one will allow you to show fit with Booth's community, especially the admissions criteria related to community?

Presentation/Essay Guidelines
Choose the format that works for you. Feel free to submit a traditional essay, slide presentation, or any format that you feel best captures your response. Please use the format you are most comfortable with, the Admissions Committee has no preference.

Determine your own length. There is no prescribed minimum or maximum length. We trust that you will use your best judgment in determining how long your submission should be, but we recommend that you think strategically about how to best allocate the space.

Technical Guidelines
File Size: Maximum file size is 16 MB.

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Multimedia Restrictions: We will be viewing your submission electronically and in full color, but all submissions will be converted to PDF files, so animation, video, music, etc. will not translate over.

A few thoughts:

Should you write an essay or use a visual presentation? That depends on you. If you are talented visually and love graphics and powerpoint, use a visual medium as long as it will translate to PDF. If you are a "words person" who prefers expressing your thoughts in writing, write the response. Do what will make it easiest for you to express your essence.

Don't take the lack of a word limit as a license to write the great American novel or your culture's equivalent of War and Peace.  Don't use more words or take more of their time than necessary. Don't mistake quantity for quality.  This is a great place for you to show judgment -- good or bad.

Reapplicant Essay: Upon reflection, how has your perspective regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (300 words maximum)

This answer to this question is critical for MBA reapplicants. Remember, Chicago (and any school you are reapplying to) wants to see growth. Same ol’, same ‘ol got you a ding last time and probably will again this time.

Let this brief essay show a maturation and evolution of your goals and reasons for wanting to attend Chicago Booth.  Let it also reveal that you meet Chicago's criteria better this year than last.

If you would like professional guidance with your Chicago Booth MBA application, please consider Accepted’s MBA essay editing and MBA admissions consulting or our  MBA Application Packages, which include advising, editing, interview coaching, and a resume edit for the Booth application. 

Chicago Booth 2016 MBA Application Deadlines:

Submission Deadline
Final Decision Notification

Round 1
September 17, 2015
December 10, 2015

Round 2
January 5, 2016
March 24, 2016

Round 3
April 5, 2016
May 19, 2015

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