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Jul 31, 2015

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UCLA / Anderson Essay Topics 2015-2016

UCLA Anderson has announced their 2015-2016 MBA essay topics! The required and optional essays are as follows: First-time applicants – One required essay: We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change. With this in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum) Optional essay: Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee shou... Read more »

Jul 24, 2015

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CMU / Tepper 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the announcement of this year’s Tepper MBA essays for the 2015-2016 admissions season, we wanted to offer some guidance on how to approach these prompts for candidates targeting the Carnegie Mellon University MBA Class of 2018. At a glance, this year’s essay prompts look almost identical to last season’s; the school again poses two required essay questions with 300 word limits, one focusing on a defining moment and the other on the candidate’s fit with Tep... Read more »

Jul 23, 2015

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Indian School of Business 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on our post with the 2015-2016 Indian School of Business essays, we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants who are targeting the ISB PGP in Management this admissions season. On the surface, the ISB adcom has overhauled its essay set for this year, introducing three new prompts and increasing the total required essay word count from 800 to 1,000. This gives candidates a bit more room to work with as they convey the high points of their candidacies and address each of the school... Read more »

Jul 21, 2015

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CMU / Tepper 2015-2016 Essay Topics

The b-school admissions committee at Carnegie Mellon University has released the topics for this season’s Tepper MBA essays. The 2015-2016 CMU MBA application includes two required questions of 300 words each. Applicants are asked to describe an important moment in their lives, and to address their potential to contribute to and benefit from the Tepper MBA program. The CMU / Tepper MBA essay topics are as follows: Essay 1: Describe a defining moment in your life. How has it shaped you prof... Read more »

Jul 20, 2015

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U Chicago / Booth 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Following up on the release of the University of Chicago / Booth MBA essay topics for 2015-2016 last week — and our interview with Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Admissions Kurt Ahlm — we wanted to offer some guidance to applicants as they prepare to tackle this potentially challenging new prompt. Booth has sidelined its personal expression prompt, which had appeared on the Chicago MBA application for seven consecutive years, and has introduced a task that differs from the... Read more »

Jul 17, 2015

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UNC / Kenan-Flagler 2015-2016 Essay Topics

Following up on the announcement of its 2015-2016 deadlines, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has revealed the Kenan-Flagler MBA essays for the coming admissions season. Applicants are required to respond to just one 500-word essay about their career goals and interest in an MBA, and are given the option of responding to three additional 300-word essays. The UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA essay topics for 2015-2016: Essay 1: Please describe your short and long term goals post-MBA. Explain ... Read more »

Jul 16, 2015

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Chicago Booth Admissions Director Reveals Origins of Unusual New Essay Prompt

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has done it again. Seven years ago the school made waves when it invited applicants to respond to its essay prompts via PowerPoint presentation. This year, the school has decided to go even further—innovating on its prior innovation. Applicants now are instructed to select one of 16 photographs that capture elements of the school’s community and culture and offer a response—in whatever format they want—that tells the Admissions Committee how the... Read more »

Jul 14, 2015

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Admissions Director Offers Advice on Kellogg’s New Essay Questions

We caught up with Director of Admissions Beth Tidmarsh late last week to discuss the new essay questions posted by the Kellogg School of Mangement on July 8th. Though the wording and order of the questions has changed slightly this year, applicants are asked, like last year, to respond to two required prompts and given 900 words in which to provide their answers. As in past years, applicants also have the opportunity to respond to an additional optional essay with no word limit. Leadership and c... Read more »

Jul 13, 2015

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting an Optional Essay

We realize that the questions of whether to answer an optional essay and, if so, what to say are ones that loom large for many MBA applicants at this time of year. While we’ve been offering a great deal of school-specific essay advice over the past few weeks, we wanted to take some time to suggest a few considerations that applicants might want to take into account when making this call. Is it relevant? Perhaps this goes without saying, but the only information worth sharing in an optional essay... Read more »

Jul 10, 2015

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Northwestern / Kellogg 2015-2016 Essay Topic Analysis

Now that Northwestern has announced the Kellogg MBA essay topics for the 2015-2016 admissions season, we wanted to offer our advice to applicants who are targeting that program’s Class of 2018. The format for Kellogg’s essays remains the same as last year’s: applicants will respond to two required essays in a maximum of 450 words. Meanwhile, the content of the essay prompts has changed a bit since the previous season. Kellogg continues to ask a leadership-focused question, sign... Read more »

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