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Jul 24, 2015

CMU / Tepper 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the announcement of this year's Tepper MBA essays for the 2015-2016 admissions season, we wanted to offer some guidance on how to approach these prompts for candidates targeting the Carnegie Mellon University MBA Class of 2018. At a glance, this year's essay prompts look almost identical to... Read more »

Jul 23, 2015

Indian School of Business 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on our post with the 2015-2016 Indian School of Business essays, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants who are targeting the ISB PGP in Management this admissions season. On the surface, the ISB adcom has overhauled its essay set for this year, introducing three new prompts... Read more »

Jul 20, 2015

U Chicago / Booth 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of the University of Chicago / Booth MBA essay topics for 2015-2016 last week -- and our interview with Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Admissions Kurt Ahlm -- we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants as they prepare to tackle this potentially challenging... Read more »

Jul 13, 2015

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 »

Jul 10, 2015

Northwestern / Kellogg 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Now that Northwestern has announced the Kellogg MBA essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season, we wanted to offer our advice to applicants who are targeting that program's Class of 2018. The format for Kellogg's essays remains the same as last year's: applicants will respond to two required essays in... Read more »

Jul 3, 2015

Georgetown / McDonough 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of the Georgetown MBA essays for 2015-2016 -- and our recent interview with Associate Dean of MBA Admissions Shari Hubert -- we wanted to take a closer look at the program's essay prompts and offer our analysis for applicants targeting McDonough's Class of 2018. Georgetown's essay section has remained... Read more »

Jun 30, 2015

INSEAD 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Now that the online application for INSEAD's September 2016 intake is live -- and the INSEAD MBA essays for 2015-2016 have been released -- we wanted to follow up with some commentary for business school applicants targeting the school this season. Whereas last year saw INSEAD shortening the essay portion... Read more »

Jun 29, 2015

Duke / Fuqua 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of the 2015-2016 Fuqua MBA essays, we wanted to offer some guidance to business school applicants targeting the Duke Class of 2018. Duke's essay section of the MBA application is largely unchanged from last admissions season. The Fuqua adcom has doubled the length limit for... Read more »

Jun 24, 2015

NYU / Stern 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Now that the NYU adcom has released the Stern MBA essays for the 2015-2016 admissions season -- and now that Assistant Dean of MBA Admissions Isser Gallogly has offered his insight to NYU applicants via Clear Admit -- we wanted to follow up with our analysis of this year's NYU essay... Read more »

Jun 23, 2015

Berkeley / Haas 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Now that the topics for each of the Haas MBA essays have been announced for the 2015-2016 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 2018. Haas MBA applicants will respond to... Read more »

Jun 23, 2015

UVA / Darden 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the announcement of the Darden essay topic for 2015-2016, we wanted to take a closer look at this season's prompt for UVA MBA Class of 2018 hopefuls. This is the third consecutive year that the Darden essay section has comprised a single 500-word essay asking applicants to recount the... Read more »

Jun 15, 2015

Dartmouth / Tuck 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

After this season's Dartmouth MBA application essays were announced last week, we wanted to follow up with our Tuck 2015-2016 essay topic analysis. The format of this essay set is similar to that of last admissions season, with two required essays of about 500 words, along with an optional response... Read more »

Jun 11, 2015

UT Austin / McCombs 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on our post with McComb's 2015-2016 MBA Essay Topics and our interview with Director of MBA Admissions Rodrigo Malta, we wanted to offer our analysis of this season's UT Austin MBA essays. The broad format of these essays is identical to last year's, with applicants introducing themselves to... Read more »

Jun 3, 2015

Wharton 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up our announcement earlier this week with Wharton's Class of 2018 application essays, we wanted to offer our Wharton 2015-2016 essay topic analysis for this year's crop of UPenn MBA hopefuls. The Wharton adcom has decided to retain the same essay structure it used for last year's admissions season, with one required... Read more »

May 28, 2015

Yale SOM 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of their Class of 2018 essay question earlier this week, we wanted to offer our Yale SOM Essay Topic Analysis for 2015-2016. As was the case last year, Yale MBA hopefuls are required to respond to one 500-word essay, and in fact, the Yale adcom... Read more »

May 25, 2015

Admissions Tip: Crafting Strong Essays – The Rewards of Reflection

With several of the leading schools having already released their 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 brainstorming for... Read more »

May 22, 2015

Michigan / Ross Essay Topic Analysis 2015-2016

Following up on the announcement of Michigan / Ross's essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season, we wanted to offer some thoughts about how prospective members of the Class of 2018 might approach this application. The overall length of the essay component of Michigan's MBA application is the same as last year's:... Read more »

May 22, 2015

Harvard Business School Essay Topic Analysis 2015-2016

Harvard Business School's 2015-2016 MBA application essay was announced last week. This is a new prompt for this admissions season; whereas applicants were previously invited to share something with the admissions committee that didn't appear elsewhere in their applications, they are now asked to introduce themselves to their sections: the 90 students... Read more »

May 19, 2015

MIT / Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2015-2016

Following up on the release of MIT Sloan's 2015-2016 application essay prompt (as well as our interview with Admissions Director Dawna Levenson), we thought we'd offer some suggestions about how Sloan MBA hopefuls might approach this year's written materials. While the school has reduced its number of required questions from... Read more »

May 15, 2015

Stanford Graduate School of Business Essay Topic Analysis 2015-2016

Since the Stanford Graduate School of Business just released its essay questions for the 2015-2016 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 asked last year, but the... Read more »

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