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Last Updated Jul 24, 2017 by

UVA / Darden MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Following up on the announcement of the Darden essay topic for 2017-2018, we wanted to take a closer look at this season’s prompt for UVA MBA Class of 2020 hopefuls. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Darden essay section has comprised a single 500-word essay asking applicants to recount... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 4, 2016 by

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 »

Last Updated Jun 23, 2015 by

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 »

Last Updated Jul 22, 2014 by

UVA / Darden Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Continuing our series of posts analyzing the essay topics of top business schools, we’re now turning our attention to the UVA Darden essay for 2014-2015. Darden has retained its structure of one 500-word essay for a third year running, though in past years the school has included additional short responses... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 20, 2013 by

UVA / Darden Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

Continuing our series of posts analyzing the essay topics of top business schools, we’re now turning our attention to the UVA/Darden essay for 2013-2014. Darden has kept last year’s structure of one 500-word essay, although with the online application not yet posted for the year, it remains to be seen... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 15, 2012 by

UVA / Darden Essay Topic Analysis 2012-2013

Continuing our series of posts analyzing the essay topics of top business schools, we’re now turning our attention to UVA / Darden’s essays for 2012-2013. While Darden has kept last year’s structure of one 500-word essay and two shorter essays, the adcom has revised all three topics this year, placing... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 21, 2011 by

UVA / Darden Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

UVA Darden’s MBA application essay questions for the 2011-2012 season are brand new for this year, with a greater focus on leadership in an increasingly global world.  Requiring three essays with an allowance of just 150 words for the shorter two prompts found in the personal information and employment history... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 20, 2011 by

Analysis of UVA / Darden Employment History Essay: If you were on an elevator with your dream company CEO or angel investor, what would you tell him/her about your professional ambitions and goals?

If you were on an elevator with your dream company CEO or angel investor, what would you tell him/her about your professional ambitions and goals? (150 words) Rather than have a full-length essay devoted to an applicant’s career plans, Darden has framed the typical career goals essay as an elevator... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 19, 2011 by

Analysis of UVA / Darden Personal Information Essay: At Darden, a core part of your academic experience is your participation in and contributions to your learning team. What will you contribute to your team?

At Darden, a core part of your academic experience is your participation in and contributions to your learning team. What will you contribute to your team? (150 words) This straightforward question presents an opportunity for applicants to highlight their team work skills, strengths, personality and general interests to the admissions... Read more »

Last Updated Sep 18, 2011 by

Analysis of UVA / Darden Essay 1: Share your perspective on leadership in the workplace and describe how it has been shaped by the increasing influence of globalization.

Share your perspective on leadership in the workplace and describe how it has been shaped by the increasing influence of globalization. (500 words) New to Darden’s application, but similar to last year’s second topic, this essay gives applicants the opportunity to discuss their perspective on leadership and to offer their... Read more »

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