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Last Updated Sep 25, 2014 by

UCLA / Anderson Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

UCLA Anderson’s MBA essay for 2014-2015 looks, at first glance, quite similar to last season’s prompt insofar as the program continues to require first-time applicants to respond to just one essay question in 750 words. On closer examination, though, one sees that Anderson is asking applicants to do quite a... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 4, 2014 by

Oxford / Saïd Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Continuing our series of essay topic analyses, we’re now turning our attention to Oxford’s Saïd Business School’s 2014-2015 MBA essays. Bucking the larger trend of different and fewer required essays that we’ve observed this summer, Saïd’s essays remained unchanged between this year and last, with the program again requiring that... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 1, 2014 by

Indian School of Business Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Today we’ll take a look at the Indian School of Business’s MBA essays for 2014-2015 and offer some thoughts about how applicants might approach this set of responses. With the exception of the fourth and optional essay, each of these prompts is new for this admissions season. Whereas last year’s... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 31, 2014 by

Georgetown / McDonough Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Today we’ll be turning our attention to Georgetown / McDonough’s MBA application essay for 2014-2015. Like so many of its peer schools, Georgetown has reduced its number of required essays between this year and last, dropping from three essay responses last season to just one for Class of 2017 admissions.... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 30, 2014 by

Cambridge / Judge Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Following up on the release of Judge’s MBA essays for 2014-2015, we wanted to provide some guidance for applicants targeting Cambridge this admissions season. In keeping with the trend of fewer and shorter essays we’ve been seeing this year, Cambridge has dropped its number of required responses from three to... 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 28, 2014 by

UT Austin / McCombs Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

**Working on your UT Austin / McCombs essays? Our 2015-2016 UT Austin / McCombs Essay Topic Analysis is now available.  Today we’ll be offering some pointers on UT Austin McCombs’s 2014-2015 application essays. While McCombs has reduced the number of required essays for this admissions season – down from three... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 24, 2014 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Following up on the announcement of the Kellogg essay questions for 2014-15, we wanted to offer some thoughts on how aspiring Northwestern MBA students might approach this element of the application. Kellogg’s essay set this season consists of just two required responses totaling 900 words, in contrast to its three... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 23, 2014 by

UNC / Kenan-Flagler Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

Following up on the recent release of Kenan-Flagler’s 2014-2015 application essays, we wanted to weigh in with some thoughts on this year’s prompts. UNC has dropped its number of required essays from three 500-word responses last year to just one required 500-word response this year, though applicants also have the... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 22, 2014 by

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topics 2014-2015

Northwestern/Kellogg has announced its essay topics for the 2014-2015 admissions season, which are as follows: Essay One: Resilience. Perseverance. Grit. Call it what you will…. Challenges can build character. Describe a challenging experience you’ve had. How were you tested? What did you learn? (450 words) Essay Two: Leadership requires an... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 21, 2014 by

Chicago / Booth Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

With Booth’s announcement of its 2014-2015 presentation/essay topic last week, we’re following up with some thoughts about how applicants might approach this ever-challenging task. In a new twist on a familiar format, Booth is again asking applicants to “show themselves” to the admissions committee via an essay or a visual... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 18, 2014 by

MIT / Sloan 2014-2015 MBA Application Now Live

In a recent blog post, the admissions committee at MIT / Sloan School of Management announced that their MBA application for the 2014-2015 admissions cycle is now live. In addition to reposting their deadlines, the admissions team also directed applicants to their online instructions regarding the résumé, essays and other... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2014 by

Chicago Booth 2014-2015 Essay Topic

Along with the application deadlines for the 2014-2015 admissions season, the Chicago Booth adcom has announced its 2014-2015 presentation/essay topic, which is as follows: Presentation/Essay: Chicago Booth values adventurous inquiry, diverse perspectives, and a collaborative exchange of ideas.  This is us.  Who are you? Presentation/Essay Guidelines Be reflective. We’ve learned... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 17, 2014 by

Cambridge / Judge Essay Topics 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 Cambridge / Judge essay topics have been announced!  The two essays are as follows: Essay 1: What did you learn from your most spectacular failure? (200 words) Essay 2: What are your short and long term career objectives? What skills/characteristics do you already have that will help you... Read more »

Last Updated Jul 9, 2014 by

Georgetown / McDonough Essay Topics 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 Georgetown / McDonough essay topics have been posted, following the announcement of the 2014-2015 application deadlines.  The essay questions are as follows: Essay 1: Why You? (Hint: we are looking for an answer that cannot be found from research on our website) – 750 words or fewer Optional... Read more »

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