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2020-21 MBA Deadlines & Essay Topics of Top Schools

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Fuqua | Columbia | Harvard | Chicago Booth | Kellogg | Yale SOM | Wharton | INSEAD | Emory Goizueta | Michigan Ross | Darden | Tuck | Cornell | McCombs | Cambridge | Stanford | NYU Stern | CMU Tepper | MIT Sloan | Berkeley Haas | IESE | UCLA Anderson | McDonough | Oxford SBS | Kenan-Flagler | LBS


Duke Fuqua MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
Early ActionSep 19, 19Oct 28, 19
Round 1Oct 14, 19Dec 18, 19
Round 2Jan 6, 20Mar 18, 20
Round 3Mar 11, 20Apr 20, 20


Duke Fuqua Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Required short-answer essay questions.
    For each question, respond in 500 characters only (the equivalent of about 100 words).
    • Why is pursuing an MBA the right next step for you?
    • What are your post-MBA career goals? Share with us your first choice career plan and your alternate plan.
  • First required essay: 25 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF
    Instructions: Present your response in list form, numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be only a few words, while others may be longer. Your complete list should not exceed two pages.

    For context: Fuqua believes different types of people, points of view, and experiences bring out the best in everyone. And above all, we place a premium on succeeding while making a positive impact on businesses, organizations, and the world.

    These ways of thinking set the Duke MBA experience apart, and this concept extends beyond the student body to include faculty, staff, and administration. When a new person joins the Admissions team, we ask that person to share with everyone in the office a list of “25 Random Things About Yourself.”

    As an Admissions team, we already know the new hire’s professional and academic background, so learning these “25 Random Things” helps us get to know someone’s personality, background, special talents, and more.

    In this spirit, the admissions committee also wants to get to know you–beyond the professional and academic achievements listed in your resume and transcript. You can share with us important life experiences, your likes/dislikes, hobbies, achievements, fun facts, or anything that helps us understand what makes you who you are. Share with us your list of “25 Random Things” about YOU.
  • Second required essay: THE FUQUA COMMUNITY AND YOU
    Instructions: Your response should be no more than two pages in length.

    Fuqua prides itself on cultivating a culture of engagement. Our students enjoy a wide range of student-led organizations that provide opportunities for leadership development and personal fulfillment, as well as an outlet for contributing to society.

    Our student-led government, clubs, centers, and events are an integral part of the student culture and are vital to providing you with a range of experiential learning and individual development experiences.

    Based on your understanding of the Fuqua culture, how do you see yourself engaging in and contributing to our community outside of the classroom?
  • Optional essay: TELL US MORE
    If you feel there are circumstances of which the admissions committee should be aware (such as unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance), please explain them in an optional essay.

    Please do not upload additional essays or additional recommendations in this area of the application, and limit your response to one page.

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Columbia MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
August Entry
EAOct 4, 19Rolling
Merit fellowshipJan 3, 20Rolling
Regular decisionApr 10, 20Rolling
J-Term 2020Oct 4, 19Rolling


Columbia Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Essay #1: Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next 3 - 5 years and what, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job? (500 words)
  • Essay #2: Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you? (250 Words)
  • Essay #3: Who is a leader you admire, and why? (250 Words)

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Harvard MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
Round 1Sep 4, 19Dec 10, 19
Round 2Jan 6, 20Mar 31, 20


HBS Essay Question and Analysis


  • As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA Program? (no word count limit)

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Chicago Booth MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
Round 1Sep 26, 19Dec 5, 19
Round 2Jan 7, 20Mar 19, 20
Round 3Apr 2, 20May 21, 20


Booth Essay Question and Analysis


  • Essay 1: How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (250 word minimum)
  • Essay 2: Chicago Booth immerses you in a choice-rich environment. How have your interests, leadership experiences, and other passions influenced the choices in your life? (250 word minimum)
  • Optional Question: Is there any unclear information in your application that needs further explanation? (300 word maximum)
  • Re-Aplicant Question: 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 word maximum)

Response Guidelines

  • Length: There is no maximum length, only a 250 word minimum. 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.
  • Acceptable Formats: Submissions must be entered into the text box provided in the application.

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Kellogg MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
Round 1Sep 18, 19Dec 11, 19
Round 2Jan 8, 20Mar 25, 20
Round 3Apr 8, 20May 13, 20


Kellogg Essay Question and Analysis


  • Essay 1: Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip and inspire brave leaders who create lasting value. Provide a recent example where you have demonstrated leadership and created value. What challenges did you face and what did you learn? (450 words)
  • Essay 2: Values are what guide you in your life and work. What values are important to you and how have they influenced you? (450 words)

Certain applicants will respond to additional questions:

  • 1Y applicants: Please discuss your post-MBA career goal, the current experience you will leverage to support the transition, and the Kellogg 1Y opportunities that will help you reach this goal. (250 words)
  • JD-MBA applicants: Please discuss your post-JD-MBA career goals and why the JD-MBA Program is the right program to help you reach those goals. (250 words)
  • MMM applicants: The five core values of the MMM Program are curiosity, creativity, empathy, open-mindedness and a learning mindset. Describe a situation in which you demonstrated one of these values. Why is this value an important part of the MMM experience for you? (250 words)
  • Reapplicants: Since your previous application, what steps have you taken to strengthen your candidacy? (250 words)

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Yale SOM MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1Sep 10, 19Dec 4, 19
R2Jan 7, 20Mar 24, 20
R3Apr 14, 20May 19, 20


Yale SOM Essay Question and Analysis


Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)

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Full Time MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1Sep 17, 19Dec 18, 19
R2Jan 7, 20Mar 26, 20
R3Apr 1, 20May 8, 20


Wharton Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Essay 1: What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)
  • Essay 2: Describe an impactful experience or accomplishment that is not reflected elsewhere in your application. How will you use what you learned through that experience to contribute to the Wharton community? (400 words)
  • Additional Question (required for all Reapplicants) (First-time applicants may also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances): Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

Analysis of Wharton Essays By: Stacy Blackman | Accepted | PersonalMBACoach




Executive MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1Dec 4, 19Jan 22, 20
R2Feb 5, 20March 25, 20


Executive MBA Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Essay 1: What are your career objectives and how will the Wharton MBA Program for Executives contribute to your attainment of this objective? (750 word limit)
  • Essay 2: In his groundbreaking Ted Talk “Are You a Giver or a Taker?” Adam Grant describes three primary personality types in the workplace: givers, takers, and matchers. Based on your understanding of yourself and our program, how do you intend to give and take as a student at Wharton? (750 word limit)
  • Essay 3: Given your already demanding job and the desire to remain committed to important family and personal obligations, how do you plan to handle this additional demand on your time once you enroll? (500 word limit)
  • Essay 4(Optional): Please explain any extenuating circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should be aware (e.g., unexplained gaps in your work experience, choice of recommenders, inconsistent academic performance). You may also take this opportunity to share other defining aspects of your life that the Admissions Committee would not otherwise have learned from your application or resume. (500 word limit)

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INSEAD MBA Deadlines: Sept 2020 Intake


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1Sep 18, 19Nov 22, 19
R2Nov 6, 19Jan 24, 20
R3Jan 15, 20Mar 20, 20
R4Feb 26, 20Apr 30, 20



INSEAD Essay Topics



  • JOB DESCRIPTION

    1. Briefly summarise your current (or most recent) job, including the nature of work, major responsibilities, and where relevant, employees under your supervision, size of budget, clients/products and results achieved. (short answer)

    2. What would be your next step in terms of position if you were to remain in the same company? (short answer)

    3. Please give a full description of your career since graduating from university. Describe your career path with the rationale behind your choices. (short answer)

    4. Discuss your short and long term career aspirations with an MBA from INSEAD. (short answer)

    5. If you are currently not working or if you plan to leave your current employer more than 2 months before the programme starts, please explain your activities and occupations between leaving your job and the start of the programme. (optional)

  • MOTIVATION ESSAYS

    1. Give a candid description of yourself (who are you as a person), stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary (maximum 500 words). *

    2. Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and explain why. In addition, describe a situation where you failed. How did these experiences impact your relationships with others? Comment on what you learned (maximum 400 words). *

    3. Describe all types of extra-professional activities in which you have been or are still involved for a significant amount of time (clubs, sports, music, arts, etc). How are you enriched by these activities? (maximum 300 words) *

    4. Is there anything else that was not covered in your application that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee? (optional) (maximum 300 words)

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Emory (Goizueta) MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1Oct 4, 19Nov 29, 19
R2Nov 15, 19Jan 24, 20
R3Jan 10, 20Mar 13, 20 (domestic)/Mar 20, 20 (international)
R4Mar 13, 20May 1, 20


Goizueta (Emory) Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Essay 1: Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience, and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300-word limit)
  • Essay 2: The business school is named for Roberto C. Goizueta, former Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, who led the organization for 16 years, extending its global reach, quadrupling consumption, building brand responsibility, and creating unprecedented shareholder wealth. Roberto Goizueta's core values guide us in educating Principled Leaders for Global Enterprise. Provide an example of your leadership in a professional setting and explain what you learned about yourself through the experience. (300- word limit)
  • Video Essay: Please select ONE of the following topics to share with us using the video essay feature. Your comments should last no more than 60 seconds and you have the option to re-record until you are satisfied, before submitting.
    • Of Goizueta Business School's core values (Courage, Integrity, Accountability, Rigor, Diversity, Team, Community), which one resonates the most with you and why?
    • What is the best advice you have received and how have you used it in your life or career?
    • Outside of family and work, what is something that you are passionate about and why?
  • Additional Information: Should you feel there is an important part of your story missing from your application (e.g., unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic probation issues), please use this section to provide a brief explanation. We ask that you limit your response to 100 words; responses in bullet point format are preferred.
  • Reapplicant Essays: Applicants who have applied to Goizueta Business School in the past are required to answer the following questions:
    • Define your short-term post-MBA career goals. How are your professional strengths, past experience and personal attributes aligned with these goals? (300 word limit)
    • Explain how you have improved your candidacy for Goizueta Business School’s MBA since your last application. (250 word limit)

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Michigan Ross MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1Sep 30, 19Dec 18, 19
R2Jan 6, 20Mar 18, 20
R3Mar 30, 20May 8, 20



Ross Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Part 1 -Short Answers: Select one prompt from each group of the three groups below. Respond to each selected prompt in 100 words or less (<100 words each; 300 words total). Every word counts here- the tight word count is intentional to force you to focus.
    GROUP 1
    • I want people to know that I:
    • I made a difference when I:
    GROUP 2
    • I was humbled when:
    • I am out of my comfort zone when:
    GROUP 3
    • I was aware that I am different when:
    • I was challenged when:
    “We encourage you to share personal examples in these short answers to allow us to learn more about who you are as a person.”- Soojin Kwon
  • Part 2 Career Goals Essay: Michigan Ross is a place where people from all backgrounds with different career goals can thrive. Please share your short-term career goal. Why is this career goal the right choice for you? (300 words)
  • Optional Statement: Is there something in your resume or application that could use some explanation? This is your chance to elaborate. You might want to discuss completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues, etc.

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UVA Darden MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
EASep 3, 19Oct 9, 19
R1Oct 4, 19Dec 11, 19
R2Jan 6, 20March 18, 20
R3Apr 6, 20May 6, 20



Darden Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Essay 1: Darden strives to identify and cultivate responsible leaders who follow their purpose. Please provide an example of a situation in which you have made a meaningful impact. (200 words)
  • Essay 2: Diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission, and they work best when they are an integral and celebrated part of our community. Read University of Virginia’s Diversity & Inclusion Vision Statement. Share a time in which you engaged with a perspective, identity, community or experience that was different from your own and how it impacted your worldview. (200 words)
  • Essay 3: The Batten Foundation Worldwide Scholarship provides all Darden students in our full-time MBA program with an opportunity to participate in a Darden Worldwide Course. If you could choose any location in the world, where would you want to travel, and why? (50 words)
  • Essay 4: Tell us what you would want your learning team to know about you – personally, professionally, or both? (100 words)
  • Essay 5: What is your short-term, post-MBA goal and why? (150 words)

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Tuck MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1Oct 7, 19Dec 12, 19
R2Jan 6, 20Mar 12, 20
R3Mar 30, 20May 7, 20


Tuck Essay Questions and Analysis


  • 1. Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why Tuck? (300 words)
  • 2. Tuck students recognize how their individuality adds to the fabric of Tuck. Tell us who you are. (300 words)
  • 3. Tuck students invest generously in one another’s success even when it is not convenient or easy. Share an example of how you helped someone else succeed. (300 words)

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Cornell (Johnson) MBA Deadlines


Two-Year MBA
RoundApplication DueDecisions Released Between
Oct RoundOctober 8, 2019November 15, 2019–December 20, 2019
Nov RoundNovember 5, 2019January 15, 2020–February 20, 2020
Jan RoundJanuary 8, 2020March 20, 2020–April 10, 2020
Apr RoundApril 8, 2020May 8, 2020–June 1, 2020


One-Year MBA
RoundApplication DueDecisions Released Between
Early ActionSeptember 5, 2019October 15, 2019–November 20, 2019
Oct RoundOctober 8, 2019November 15, 2019–December 20, 2019
Nov RoundNovember 5, 2019January 15, 2020–February 20, 2020
Jan RoundJanuary 8, 2020February 20, 2020–March 20, 2020


Cornell Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Goals Statements: Use this short answer question to succinctly share your short and long term goals. If invited to interview, you will have the opportunity to elaborate further and should be prepared to connect your prior experience with your future aspirations.

    A statement of your goals will begin a conversation that will last throughout the admissions process and guide your steps during the MBA program and experience. To the best of your understanding today, please share your short and long term goals by completing the following sentences and answering the enclosed short answer question:

    • Immediately post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) ____[Role]____ at ___[Company]___within___[Industry]___.
      • Targeted Job Role:
      • Target Job Company:
      • Industry:
    • In 5 – 10 years post-MBA, my goal is to work as a(n) ____[Role]____ at ___[Company]___within___[Industry]___.
      • Targeted Job Role:
      • Target Job Company:
      • Industry:
    • How has your experience prepared and encouraged you to pursue these goals? (350 words maximum)
  • Impact Essay: At Cornell, our students and alumni share a desire to positively impact the organizations and communities they serve. How do you intend to make an impact during the next several years of your education and/or career? (350 words maximum)
  • Back of Your Resume Essay: The front page of your resume has given us a sense of your professional experience and accomplishments as well as your academic summary and extracurricular involvement. If the back page reflects “the rest of your story,” please help us get to know you better by sharing ONE example of a life experience, achievement, or passion that will give us a sense of who you are as a potential community member.
  • Optional Essay: You may use this essay to call attention to items needing clarification and to add additional details to any aspects of your application that do not accurately reflect your potential for success at Johnson (350 words maximum).
    *If you are reapplying for admission, please use this essay to indicate how you have strengthened your application and candidacy since the last time you applied for admission. Please also review our Admissions Policy for additional information about re-applying
  • Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows* Program Essay: What is your greatest example of leadership and what personal qualities helped you succeed in that role? Please limit your submission to 500 words or fewer.
    *The Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows Program is a two-year full tuition fellowship award for Two-Year MBA candidates in Ithaca who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and who are committed to making an impact within their communities. Each year it is awarded to up to 25 incoming students, with the expectation that they will participate in additional leadership and personal development activities outside of our regular curriculum, serve in leadership roles within the school, and complete a public service project by the time they graduate. The Park Fellowship is only available to U.S. citizens applying for the Two-Year MBA program.

Please refer the Application Requirements for guidance on how to approach the essays.. https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/program ... uirements/

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McCombs MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1October 8, 2019December 17, 2019
R2January 7, 2020March 26, 2020
R3March 31, 2020May 7, 2020


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McCombs Essay Question and Analysis


  • Essay #1: We will learn a lot about your professional background through your resume and letter of recommendation, but we want to get to know you further. Please introduce yourself. Select only one communication method for your response.
    • Write an essay (250 words)
    • Share a video introduction (one minute in length)
  • Essay #2: Picture yourself at graduation. Describe how you spent your time as a TexasMcCombs MBA to achieve your personal and professional goals. (500 words)
  • Optional Statement: Please provide any additional information you believe is important or address any areas of concern that you believe will be beneficial to MBA Admissions in considering your application. (e.g. gaps in work experience, choice of the recommender, academic performance, or extenuating personal circumstances) (250 words)

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Cambridge (Judge) MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueInterview Days
R1September 9, 2019October 20-21, 2019
R2October 28, 2019December 8-9, 2019
R3January 13, 2020February 23-24 or March 1-2, 2020
R4March 9, 2020April 26-27, 2020
R5May 5, 2020June 7-8, 2020


Cambridge MBA Essays


  • Please provide a personal statement. It should not exceed 500 words and must address the following questions:
    • What are your short and long term career objectives and what skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you achieve them?
    • What actions will you take before and during the MBA to contribute to your career outcome?
    • If you are unsure of your post-MBA career path, how will the MBA equip you for the future?
  • What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words)
  • Describe a situation where you had to work jointly with others to achieve a common goal. What did you learn from the experience? (up to 200 words)

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Stanford MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1September 12, 2019December 12, 2019
R2January 9, 2020April 2, 2020
R3April 8, 2020May 21, 2020


Stanford Essay Questions and Analysis


  • 1. WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU, AND WHY?
    For this essay, Stanford would like you to:
    • Do some deep self-examination, so you can genuinely illustrate who you are and how you came to be the person you are.
    • Share the insights, experiences, and lessons that shaped your perspectives, rather than focusing merely on what you’ve done or accomplished.
    • Write from the heart, and illustrate how a person, situation, or event has influenced you.
    • Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.”
  • 2. WHY STANFORD?
    Enlighten us on how earning your MBA at Stanford will enable you to realize your ambitions.
    • Explain your decision to pursue graduate education in management.
    • Explain the distinctive opportunities you will pursue at Stanford.
    • If you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs, use Essay B to address your interest in both programs.

LENGTH: Your answers for both essay questions combined may not exceed 1,150 words (1,200 words if you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs). Each of you has your own story to tell, so please allocate these words between the essays in the way that is most effective for you.

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Yale SOM MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1Sep 10, 19Dec 4, 19
R2Jan 7, 20Mar 24, 20
R3Apr 14, 20May 19, 20


Yale's essay:
Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)
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NYU Stern MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1October 15, 2019January 1, 2020
R2November 15, 2019February 1, 2020
R3January 15, 2020April 1, 2020
R4March 15, 2020June 1, 2020


NYU Essay Questions and Analysis


  • ESSAY 1: PROFESSIONAL ASPIRATIONS
    (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)
    • What are your short and long-term career goals?
    • How will the MBA help you achieve them?
  • ESSAY 2: PERSONAL EXPERIENCE (AKA “PICK SIX”)
    Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements:
    • A brief introduction or overview of your “Pick Six” (no more than 3 sentences).
    • Six images that help illustrate who you are.
    • A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.
    Note: Your visuals may include photos, infographics, drawings, or any other images that best describe you. Your document must be uploaded as a single PDF. The essay cannot be sent in physical form or be linked to a website.
  • ESSAY 3: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (OPTIONAL)
    (250 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)
    Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

    If you are planning to attend the Langone Part-time MBA program and do not currently live in the NYC Metro Area or the Westchester area, please indicate your plans to pursue the program. If you are planning to relocate to the NYC area, please indicate your plans for employment.


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CMU Tepper MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1October 6, 2019December 11, 2019
R2December 19, 2019March 4, 2020
R3March 2, 2020May 4, 2020


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MIT Sloan MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
R1October 1, 2019December 18, 2019
R2January 21, 2020March 31, 2020
R3April 9, 2020May 7, 2020


MIT Sloan essays/requirements


  • Cover Letter
    MIT Sloan seeks students whose personal characteristics demonstrate that they will make the most of the incredible opportunities at MIT, both academic and non-academic. We are on a quest to find those whose presence will enhance the experience of other students. We seek thoughtful leaders with exceptional intellectual abilities and the drive and determination to put their stamp on the world. We welcome people who are independent, authentic, and fearlessly creative — true doers. We want people who can redefine solutions to conventional problems, and strive to preempt unconventional dilemmas with cutting-edge ideas. We demand integrity and respect passion.

    Taking the above into consideration, please submit a cover letter seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence, include one or more examples that illustrate why you meet the desired criteria above, and be addressed to the Assistant Deans of Admissions, Rod Garcia and Dawna Levenson (300 words or fewer, excluding address and salutation).

  • Resume
    Please submit a one-page resume (Times New Roman 10 point font preferred) that includes your employment history and academic record in reverse chronological order. Other information appropriate to a business resume is welcomed and encouraged, including extracurricular activities, awards, and achievements. Please REDACT your name, address, and contact information. For formatting purposes, please list the information in the following order:

    - Education – please feel free to include relevant awards, scholarships, professional societies
    - Work Experience – please list in reverse chronological order and include: company name, title, results-oriented bullets that demonstrate your skill set, and dates.
    - Additional information – languages, extracurricular activities/community service, technical skills/certifications, special skills/interests (if appropriate)

  • Video Statement
    Please take a minute to introduce yourself to your future classmates via video. Include a bit on your past experience and why MIT Sloan is the best place for you to pursue your MBA. Videos should be a single take (no editing) lasting no more than one minute and consisting of you speaking directly to the camera. We recommend using an application such as QuickTime or iMovie to record yourself.
    Upload the video file according to the detailed instructions within the application. We support the following file formats: .avi, .flv, .m1v, .m2v, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .webm, .wmv
    Should you experience difficulties uploading your file, please ensure that you're using a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) on the fastest wired internet connection available. An intermittent or slow internet connection can cause uploads to timeout.

  • Organizational Structure
    Please upload an organizational chart which outlines the internal structure of your department and company. Limit to two pages.
    Note: You may choose to create your own document or redact individuals' names. However, please provide as much information as possible.
    We should be able to see your line of reporting to the top of your organization, and to easily find you, your peers, your supervisor, their peers, and your direct reports (should you have any), as well as any recommender or references from your current organization. For those in consulting, please submit an organizational chart of a current or previous project you were staffed on. Please use the sample organizational chart displayed in the application as a guideline.

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