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Last Updated Aug 22, 2016 by

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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 »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2015 by

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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 »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2014 by

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CMU / Tepper 2014-2015 Essay Topic Analysis

As we get ready to roll into Round 2, we wanted to resume our Essay Topic Analysis series by taking a look at CMU/Tepper’s essay questions for the 2014-2015 admissions season. In keeping with the broader trend we’ve ben seeing his year of fewer and shorter essays, CMU has made... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 12, 2013 by

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CMU / Tepper 2013-2014 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of Tepper’s 2013-2014 essay topics, we’d like to offer up some commentary on this aspect of CMU’s MBA application.  Tepper has significantly revised its prompts, restructuring its previous four-essay set to now incorporate two short answer questions as well as three required essays.  The prompts... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 28, 2012 by

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CMU / Tepper Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on our recent announcement of Tepper’s 2012-2013 essay topics, we’d like to offer up some commentary on this aspect of CMU’s MBA application.  Tepper’s prompts are only slightly different from last year’s, and suggest a continued interest in the applicant’s broad goals and ability to make an impact,... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 28, 2011 by

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CMU / Tepper Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

Following up on yesterday’s announcement of Tepper’s 2011-2012 essay topics, we’d like to offer up some commentary on this aspect of CMU’s MBA application.  Tepper’s prompts are only slightly different from last year’s, and suggest a continued interest in the applicant’s broad goals, ability to make an impact, as well... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 27, 2011 by

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Analysis of CMU / Tepper Essay D: Outside of my professional and/or academic life, one thing that people would be surprised to know about me is… OR Outside of my professional and/or academic life, I am especially proud of…

Please answer one of the following two questions. Please clearly specify which question you are answering. (Recommended length: 1 double-spaced page) Option 1: Outside of my professional and/or academic life, one thing that people would be surprised to know about me is… Option 2. Outside of my professional and/or academic... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 27, 2011 by

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Analysis of CMU / Tepper Essay B: The Tepper School is looking for individuals who will make an impact. Give an example of a time where you made an impact in your professional or academic life.

The Tepper School is looking for individuals who will make an impact. Give an example of a time where you made an impact in your professional or academic life. (Recommended length: 2 double-spaced pages) This second question is another classic in terms of MBA essays; adcoms are interested to know... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 27, 2011 by

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Analysis of CMU / Tepper Essay C, Option 2: Describe a time in your professional or academic life in which your ethics were challenged. How did you deal with the situation and what did you learn from it?

Describe a time in your professional or academic life in which your ethics were challenged. How did you deal with the situation and what did you learn from it? (Recommended length: 1 double-spaced page) Questions of this sort are designed to gauge an applicant’s ability to see two sides of... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 27, 2011 by

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Analysis of CMU / Tepper Essay C, Option 1: Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development?

Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development? (Recommended length: 1 double-spaced page) This essay is a good place to highlight instances of resourcefulness and persistence, and to provide a insight into one’s... Read more »

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