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Last Updated May 20, 2015 by

University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Essay Topics 2015-16

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business today released its essay questions for the 2015-2016 application season. They are as follow: 1. What are you most proud of and why? How does it shape who you are today? (up to 400 words) 2. What is your desired career path... Read more »

Last Updated May 19, 2015 by

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 »

Last Updated May 15, 2015 by

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 »

Last Updated May 12, 2015 by

MIT Sloan Admissions Director Provides Insight into New Essay Question, Third Round

In an interview today with Clear Admit, the admissions director at the MIT Sloan School of Management shared the reasoning behind the school’s decision to add an additional round to its admissions process and reduce the number of required essays applicants must answer to just one. For the first time... Read more »

Last Updated May 11, 2015 by

MIT Sloan School of Management Essay Topics 2015-2016

The MIT Sloan School of Management has just released its 2015-2016 application essay topics. Tell us about a recent success you had: How did you accomplish this? Who else was involved? What hurdles did you encounter? What type of impact did this have? (500 words or fewer). A second short-answer... Read more »

Last Updated May 7, 2015 by

Stanford GSB, Wharton, CBS Post Class of 2018 Admissions Deadlines

Deadlines, essays and word count, oh my. The Class of 2018 application season is officially in full swing with multiple schools—including Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Columbia School of Business—revealing details about the requirements applicants will face. Stanford GSB shared this week... Read more »

Last Updated May 7, 2015 by

Stanford GSB Essay Topics 2015-2016

Stanford GSB has released their essay topics for the 2014-2015 admissions season.  They are as follows: Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (Suggested Word Count: 750 words) For this essay, we would like you to: Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.” Do some deep self-examination, so... Read more »

Last Updated May 5, 2015 by

HBS Looks Ahead to Next Application Season

Don’t worry—if you’re applying to Harvard Business School (HBS) in Round 3, you haven’t missed the deadline. It’s next week, May 13th. But the school’s admissions committee is already thinking about the Class of 2018, according to a recent post by Director of Admissions Dee Leopold. If you are a... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 29, 2015 by

Columbia Business School Essay Topic Analysis 2015-2016

And we’re off! With the recent announcement of Columbia Business School’s 2015-2016 essay questions, this season’s Essay Topic Analysis series is officially underway. While the letter of each of CBS’s essay prompts has been modified, the spirit of each question remains very similar to their questions over the previous few... Read more »

Last Updated Apr 27, 2015 by

Columbia Business School Essay Topics 2015-2016

Columbia Business School just announced its essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season, and the application for the Class of 2018 is now live!  The essay topics are below.  All essays are required unless otherwise noted. Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum) Essay 1: Through... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 12, 2014 by

Kellogg Admissions Director Shares How School Assesses Candidates’ Interpersonal Skills

The director of admissions at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has devoted a series of recent blog posts to demystifying the admissions process at the school. Her most recent post shares what she and her team are looking for as they assess candidates’ interpersonal skills. How well a candidate... Read more »

Last Updated Dec 11, 2014 by

USC / Marshall Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Today we’ll take a look at the USC / Marshall essay topics for 2014-2015. While the topic of the school’s single required response has changed, the 500-700 word length is similar to that of last year’s admissions cycle. Of course, given that USC only required applicants to provide one 500-750 word... Read more »

Last Updated Nov 28, 2014 by

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 Oct 10, 2014 by

London Business School Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Looking at London Business School’s Essay Topics for the 2014-2015 admissions season, it appears that the school is sticking with three required responses and a word count on par with last year’s application as well.  The upside for applicants, meanwhile, is that the program has dropped last season’s challenging “What... Read more »

Last Updated Oct 5, 2014 by

INSEAD Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

For the first time in several years, INSEAD has made substantive changes to its MBA application essays, effective for the January 2015 intake. The program has reduced its number of required responses from seven to six, and has in several instances combined two of the previous season’s essays into a... Read more »

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