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Jul 13, 2016

Dartmouth / Tuck Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Update: Tuck recently made changes to their first required essay. Those changes are now reflected below. Now that Tuck has announced the Tuck MBA essay topics for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we wanted to offer our advice to applicants who are targeting that program’s Class of 2019. The format of... Read more »

Jul 9, 2016

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Now that Northwestern has announced the Kellogg essay topics for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we wanted to offer our advice to applicants who are targeting that program’s Class of 2019. The format and content for Kellogg’s essays remains the same as last year’s: applicants will respond to two required essays... Read more »

Jul 8, 2016

Duke / Fuqua Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on our announcement of Duke / Fuqua’s application essays for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we wanted to offer our essay topic analysis for the Class of 2019 Fuqua MBA hopefuls. Relative to last year, the Fuqua adcom has maintained their interest in candidates’ goals, personal background and passion about Duke.... Read more »

Jul 6, 2016

INSEAD Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Now that the online application for INSEAD’s September 2017 intake is live — and the INSEAD essay topics for 2016-2017 have been released — we wanted to follow up with some commentary for business school applicants targeting the school this season. INSEAD has maintained four Job Description essays for the... Read more »

Jul 5, 2016

MIT Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the release of MIT Sloan’s 2016-2017 application essay prompt, we thought we’d offer some suggestions about how Sloan MBA hopefuls might approach this year’s written materials. The school has maintained one required prompt and its open-ended optional essay for the coming admissions season. However, while having dispensed... Read more »

Jun 16, 2016

UT Austin / McCombs Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on our post with the 2016-2017 McCombs Essay Topics, we wanted to offer our analysis of this season’s UT Austin MBA essays. The broad format of these essays is nearly identical to last year’s, with applicants introducing themselves to their cohort via a 250-word essay or video (only losing... Read more »

Jun 16, 2016

Chicago Booth Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the release of the University of Chicago Booth MBA essay topics for 2016-2017, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants as they prepare to tackle this potentially challenging prompt. Similar to last year, the program presents candidates with images that capture life at Booth; applicants are... Read more »

Jun 16, 2016

NYU Stern Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Now that the NYU Stern MBA essays for the 2016-2017 admissions season have been released, we wanted to follow up with our analysis of this year’s topics. As has been the case for several years running, the Stern essay section comprises two required essays. The first, which focuses on the... Read more »

Jun 15, 2016

Wharton Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on our announcement earlier this week with the Wharton essay topics for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we wanted to offer our essay topic analysis for the Class of 2019 UPenn MBA hopefuls. The Wharton adcom has decided to retain its opening required essay on desired personal and professional growth, and... Read more »

Jun 8, 2016

Berkeley / Haas MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Now that the Haas MBA essay topics have been announced for the 2016-2017 season, we wanted to offer our thoughts on how to approach each of these prompts for business school applicants targeting the UC Berkeley MBA Class of 2019. Haas MBA applicants will respond to three required essays totaling 1,000... Read more »

Jun 6, 2016

Admissions Tip: Essays

With several of the leading schools having already released their MBA essay questions for this admissions season, we’re sure that quite a number of early birds are eager to get a jump on the process in order to complete as many applications as possible by Round 1. As applicants find themselves... Read more »

Jun 4, 2016

Emory / Goizueta Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the release of the Emory University’s Goizueta MBA essay topics, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants on how to approach these prompts. As with last year, this year’s essay section comprises four required responses, with a continued focus on career goals, leadership experiences, a four-option... Read more »

Jun 2, 2016

Michigan / Ross Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the announcement of the Michigan / Ross MBA essay topics for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we wanted to offer some thoughts about how prospective members of the Class of 2019 might approach this application. The overall length of the essay component of Michigan’s MBA application has been shortened. While applicants have... Read more »

May 30, 2016

Admissions Tip: The MBA Career Goals Question in Essays, Short-Answers, and Interviews

Though essay questions tend to vary year to year, the two things that nearly every prospective student can count on being asked are “What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals?” and “How will Business School X help you achieve these goals?” Even those schools that do not ask this... Read more »

May 16, 2016

Stanford GSB Essay Topic Analysis 2016 – 2017

Since the Stanford Graduate School of Business just released its essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we are following up with some advice for GSB applicants on how to approach Stanford’s essays. Stanford has asked applicants to respond to the same two questions it has asked the past few years,... Read more »

May 13, 2016

Harvard Business School Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

As we announced recently, Harvard Business School has released its essay question for the 2016-2017 application season.  This year’s prompt hearkens back to the essay from 2014-2015, again asking applicants for what else would pique the admissions committee’s interest outside of the other application materials. The school has also still... Read more »

May 13, 2016

UNC Kenan-Flagler Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the release of the Kenan-Flagler MBA essay topics for 2016-2017, we wanted to offer a few pointers to applicants targeting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for their business school studies next fall. The UNC MBA essay set is unchanged from last admissions season. The... Read more »

May 3, 2016

Indian School of Business Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on our post with the 2016-2017 Indian School of Business essays, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants who are targeting the ISB PGP in Management this admissions season.  The ISB adcom has streamlined its essay set for this year, yielding only two required essays with some... Read more »

Apr 22, 2016

Columbia Business School Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

With the recent announcement of the 2016-2017 Columbia Business School essay questions, this season’s Essay Topic Analysis series is officially underway. While the length of each of CBS essay prompts has been modified, the spirit of each question remains very similar to their questions over the previous few years. Covering both professional... Read more »

Apr 20, 2016

HEC Paris Essay Topic Analysis 2016-2017

Following up on the 2016-2017 HEC Paris MBA essay topics, we wanted to offer our Essay Topic Analysis for the MBA class. Let’s take a closer look at each prompt: Essay 1: Why are you applying to the HEC MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your... Read more »

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