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Last Updated Jul 13, 2017 by

Cornell / Johnson MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the release of the Cornell University / Johnson MBA essay prompts for 2017-2018, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants who are targeting the Class of 2020. While the program has retained its creative Table of Contents essay, it has once again dispensed with the standard career goals essay and... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 5, 2016 by

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 »

Last Updated Aug 14, 2015 by

Cornell / Johnson 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of the Cornell University / Johnson MBA essays for 2015-2016, we wanted to offer some pointers to applicants who are targeting the Cornell MBA Class of 2018. At a high level, Johnson’s two required essay prompts remain fairly similar to those posed to applicants last... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 29, 2014 by

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topics Analysis 2014-2015

Today we’ll be offering some comments on Cornell/Johnson’s MBA application essays for 2014-2015. Johnson has moved from word counts to character limits this season; each of the school’s essay items are limited to 2,000 characters including spaces, which works out to between 250 and 300 words. This marks a reduction... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 25, 2013 by

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

The 2014-2015 Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis is now available.  As prospective students might have noticed when the Johnson School’s 2013-2014 application essay topics were announced earlier this week, Cornell is shaking things up once again through a combination of new and existing essay prompts.  The admissions committee has... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2012 by

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis 2012-2013

As prospective students might have noticed when the Johnson School’s 2012-2013 application essay topics were announced at the end of June, Cornell is shaking things up this year.  The admissions committee has created two career and goals related essays – placing an even greater emphasis on this topic – and... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 23, 2011 by

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

As prospective students might have noticed when the Johnson School’s 2011-2012 application essay topics were announced last week, Cornell is shaking things up a bit this year.  The admissions committee has moved their goal-related prompt to the start of the set – a new place of prominence for this topic... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 22, 2011 by

Analysis of Cornell / Johnson Essay 3: What legacy would you hope to leave as a Johnson graduate?

What legacy would you hope to leave as a Johnson graduate? (200 words) A new addition to the Cornell MBA application, this prompt asks applicants to go beyond their potential involvement in the school community and discuss some kind of lasting impact they’ll have on the program.  At its heart,... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 22, 2011 by

Analysis of Cornell / Johnson Essay 2: You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book.

You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. Please write the table of contents for the book. Note: Approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity. (400 words) This unusual prompt calls for a high-level and non-narrative overview of an applicant’s life to... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 21, 2011 by

Analysis of Cornell / Johnson Essay 1: What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why?

What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why? (400 words) This is a fairly typical career goals essay.  Although Johnson has dropped the follow-up question – “How will the Johnson School help you achieve this goal?” – that appeared in this prompt last... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 9, 2010 by

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis 2010-2011

Today we’ll take a moment to comment on Cornell’s MBA application essay topics for the coming admissions season.  With only slight changes to the first and third essays, the admissions committee has decided to keep its unique second essay, the unusual life story/table of contents prompt, for the third year... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 13, 2009 by

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis 2009-2010

Today we’ll take a moment to comment on Cornell’s MBA application essay topics for the coming admissions season.   The admissions committee has decided to keep its required essays the same as those from the previous year, including the unusual life story/table of contents prompt it introduced some time ago. ... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 10, 2007 by

Cornell / Johnson 2007-2008 Deadlines and Essay Topic Analysis

Today marks the first application deadline for Cornell’s Johnson School. The Johnson School offers four different application rounds, with the second round slated for November 14 (see below). In keeping with our series of essay topic analyses, let’s take a closer look at the essays. 2007-2008 Cornell / Johnson Application Deadlines Round... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2006 by

Cornell / Johnson Essay Topic Analysis 2006-2007

With the first of Cornell’s four deadlines coming up next Monday, we wanted to take some time today to offer our thoughts on that school’s application essays. The format of the school’s questions, with just two pointed inquiries of just 400 words each, make this one of the shorter –... Read more »

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