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Welcome to the MBA Essay Resource Hub

Are you beginning to brainstorm ideas for your MBA admissions essays? Looking to get some tips on polishing essays? We have gathered together all of our MBA essay prep resources in one place to help you craft your MBA essays.

The essay portion of the MBA application is one of the most crucial and time-consuming aspects of the MBA application process. These essays are designed for MBA admissions committee members to learn about an MBA candidate and to determine if the candidate is a good fit for the program. While ‘career goals’ essays are common across many top programs, other essays seek to explore a candidate’s personality, accomplishments, weaknesses, or ethical code, to name just a few attributes that are interesting to business schools.

Given the importance of the essay in the MBA admissions process, it is essential for you to prepare. On this page you will find a list of key Clear Admit MBA admissions essay tips, advice and resources that will help you craft compelling MBA admissions essays.

MBA Essay Writing Tips

Here is a group of articles that can help you prepare to draft your MBA admissions essays.
Drafting Essays

Revising and Finalizing Essays

More Admissions Essay Writing Tips

Clear Admit MBA Essay Topic Analysis

Updated for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle.

Clear Admit MBA Essay Strategy Videos

Be sure to review Clear Admit’s essay strategy videos where we review different essay topics and questions in the Clear Admit+ Admissions Academy Series.

Watch the rest of our Admissions Academy Essay Strategy Videos at the links below:

Clear Admit MBA Essay Podcasts

The following podcasts provide in-depth guidance on key strategies you can use to start drafting your essays.  Be sure to give them a listen.

10 Tips for Tackling the MBA Written Application

Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Episode 19: Top 10 Tips for Tackling the MBA Written Application

Former Harvard Business School (HBS) Admissions Director Chad Losee Dishes on Interviews, Essays, Financial Aid, and More

Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast
Episode 22: Admissions Director Q&A with Harvard Business School's Chad Losee