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CMU / Tepper Essay Topics 2011-2012

The 2011-2012 CMU / Tepper essay topics are now available, following up on the school’s earlier release of its deadlines.  This year’s essays are below:

Essay A
What are your short-term and long-term goals? How will a Tepper MBA help you to achieve these goals? (Please include any information regarding what steps you have taken to learn more about the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.) (Suggested length – 2 double-spaced pages.)

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. (Suggested length – 2 double-spaced pages.)

Essay C
Please answer one of the following two questions. Please clearly specify which question you are answering.  (Suggested length – 1 double-spaced page.)

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?

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?

Essay D
Please answer one of the following two questions. Please clearly specify which question you are answering.  (Suggested length – 1 double-spaced page.)

1. Outside of my professional and/or academic life, one thing that people would be surprised to know about me is…

2. Outside of my professional and/or academic life, I am especially proud of…

Essay E
Is there anything else that you think we should know as we evaluate your application?

If you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you should not feel obligated to answer this question. This essay is intended to provide a place for you to add information that you think is important but is not covered elsewhere in the application. This could include clarification of your employment or academic record, choice of recommenders or provide helpful context for the admissions committee in reviewing your application.

For more information, visit Tepper’s online application.

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