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Stanford GSB MBA Essay Topics 2019-2020

Stanford GSB essay topics

The The Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA essay questions for the 2019-20 application cycle are as follows:

Stanford GSB MBA Essay Questions

Essay A
What matters most to you, and why?

Essay B
Why Stanford?

Length

Both essays combined may not exceed 1,150 words. We recommend up to 750 words for Essay A and up to 400 words for Essay B. We often find effective essays written in far fewer words.

Optional Short-Answer Question

Think about times you’ve created a positive impact, whether in professional, extracurricular, academic, or other settings. What was your impact? What made it significant to you or to others? You are welcome to share up to three examples. (Up to 1500 characters, approximately 250 words, for each example)

The Stanford GSB admissions team notes: “Please do not include your short-answer response in your essays upload; use the text boxes provided in the application.”

Access our detailed analysis of the Stanford GSB MBA Admissions essays. Please note, the content is generally updated with these new essays within a couple of weeks of the essay release.

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