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Oct 1, 2016

IESE Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

For those aspiring to join IESE, here is the Essay Topic Analysis for the IESE MBA essays of 2016-2017. Unlike last year, this year’s application only requires one 400-word essay, in addition to the usual optional essay (200 words). Let’s take a closer look at each prompt. Essay 1: Please... Read more »

Oct 1, 2016

Babson / Olin Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the Babson / Olin essay topics for 2016-2017, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis.  As with last year, Babson asks applicants for a straightforward career goals essay, followed by several options for differentiating details.   2016-2017 Babson MBA Essay Topic Analysis  Let’s take a closer... Read more »

Sep 30, 2016

UC Irvine / Merage Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

With the release of the 2016-2017 Irvine / Merage essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants. This year, Irvine / Merage asks MBA applicants for a typical career goals essay and offers space for additional information. Let’s take a closer look at each essay.   2016-2017 UC Irvine... Read more »

Sep 27, 2016

University of Toronto / Rotman Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

With the release of the 2016-2017 Toronto / Rotman essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants. This year, Toronto / Rotman asks for a nuanced version of a typical career goals essay, as well as what may be the shortest response across b-school admissions. Let’s take a closer... Read more »

Sep 26, 2016

Admissions Tip: Video Essays

It’s no secret that the use of video in the MBA application is becoming increasingly popular among top business schools. Schools that now use these so-called video essays include Northwestern / Kellogg, INSEAD and Yale SOM. Typically you will be provided with a question, then a short amount of time... Read more »

Sep 12, 2016

Georgetown / McDonough Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the Georgetown / McDonough Essay Topics, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis for the 2016-2017 admissions season. While last year’s application only had one essay prompt, the adcom has expanded the requirements to include a required a one-minute video essay in addition to the required written... Read more »

Sep 12, 2016

Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting an Optional Essay

We realize that the questions of whether to answer an optional essay and, if so, what to say are ones that loom large for many MBA applicants at this time of year. While we’ve been offering a great deal of school-specific essay advice over the past few weeks, we wanted... Read more »

Sep 7, 2016

UMD / Smith MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the UMD Smith MBA Essay Topics, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Required Essay Why Smith? Why an MBA? Why now? Be sure to include your short-term and long-term career goals. (Please limit your response to 300 words.) This prompt... Read more »

Aug 29, 2016

Admissions Tip: 10 Basic Essay Writing Rules

Before you complete your MBA application essays, it is worth noting the context within which they will be read. The adcom will be reading many essays in a short period of time. They may not have as much time as they’d like to reflect deeply on your content and ‘connect the... Read more »

Aug 22, 2016

CMU / Tepper Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the announcement of this year’s Tepper essay topics for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we wanted to offer some guidance on how to approach these prompts for candidates targeting the Carnegie Mellon University MBA Class of 2019. Letting go of the long time prompt about a defining professional... Read more »

Aug 17, 2016

Notre Dame / Mendoza Essay Topic Analysis

With the release of the 2016-2017  Notre Dame / MendozaMBA essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants as they prepare to tackle a potentially challenging prompt. This year, Notre Dame / Mendoza has provided three essay options and applicants are asked to only answer one of them.... Read more »

Aug 15, 2016

The MBA Application: Know Your Audience

As Round 1 deadlines approach, applicants are coming to understand that applying to business school is an incredibly demanding process. In addition to taking the GMAT, assembling academic transcripts and providing recommendation letters, candidates are required to draft multiple essays, job descriptions, lists of activities and more. With the obvious... Read more »

Aug 9, 2016

London Business School Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the recent release of the 2016-2017 London Business School essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants targeting London Business School this admissions season. LBS has decided to reduce the number of essays it requires from two to one, while retaining an optional essay. Let’s take a closer... Read more »

Aug 5, 2016

Cornell / Johnson MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the release of the Cornell University / Johnson MBA essay prompts for 2016-2017, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants who are targeting the Class of 2019. While the program has retained its creative Table of Contents essay, it has dispensed with the standard career goals... Read more »

Aug 4, 2016

Indiana / Kelley Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following this season’s release of the Indiana / Kelley Essay Topics, we wanted to share our essay topic analysis for the 2016-2017 admissions season.   2016-2017 Indiana Kelley Essay Topic Analysis Let’s take a closer look at each essay: Essay 1 Please discuss your immediate post-MBA professional goals. How will... Read more »

Aug 4, 2016

Oxford Saïd Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the release of the Oxford MBA essays for 2016-2017, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants targeting Saïd Business School this admissions season. The Oxford MBA adcom has kept its essays from last year, maintaing the number of required essays at two with a total 750... Read more »

Aug 4, 2016

UVA Darden Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the announcement of the UVA Darden essay topic for 2016-2017, we wanted to take a closer look at this season’s prompt for UVA MBA Class of 2019 hopefuls. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Darden essay section has comprised a single 500-word essay asking applicants to... Read more »

Jul 21, 2016

Yale School of Management Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the release of the Yale SOM essay topic for 2016-2017, we wanted to offer our advice on how to approach this year’s challenging topic. As was the case last year, Yale MBA hopefuls are required to respond to one 500-word essay, but the Yale adcom has chosen to... Read more »

Jul 14, 2016

Cambridge / Judge Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the release of the Cambridge Judge MBA essay prompts for 2016-2017, we wanted to provide some guidance for applicants targeting Cambridge this admissions season. While Cambridge has maintained its request for candidates’ career goals, the adcom has also revived their interest in a spectacular failure. New for... Read more »

Jul 13, 2016

UCLA Anderson Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

With the release of the 2016-2017 UCLA Anderson MBA essays, we wanted to offer some guidance for applicants targeting the University of California, Los Angeles for their business school studies. Anderson MBA essay section is identical to last season’s: first-time applicants are required to respond to one 750-word response and... Read more »

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