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Chicago Booth ProfessorsIf you want specific examples of what makes Booth faculty different from other school faculties, who are mostly academicians with limited tenure in high profile roles, cite the examples of Raghuram Rajan, Luigi...


Columbia MBA Essay 1 (2016-17): Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them? (100-750 words)

The short post-MBA goal question just gave a glimpse into what you want to do. Expand on that one line with details on where you want to see yourself immediately...


Essay 3: CBS Matters, a key element of the School’s culture, allows the people in your Cluster to learn more about you on a personal level. What will your Clustermates be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (100-250 words)

Imagine that you are chosen for Columbia MBA. The GPA and GMAT scores were good, your essays proved demonstrable career progression, and your communication skills were at par...


Essay 2: Columbia Business School’s students participate in industry focused New York immersion seminars; in project based Master Classes; and in school year internships. Most importantly, our students are taught by a combination of distinguished research faculty and accomplished practitioners. How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (100-500 words)

The MBA team has...


Q1. What are your post-MBA plans and how will your past experience and the London Business School programme contribute? (500 words)

In our LBS MBA Essay Guide, we have shown how applicants looking to get into Finance should map their pre-MBA experience...


Break Stereotype Harvard MBA Essay TipsWhen you introduce yourself, the class should feel confident about your ability as a decision maker. If you had a change in career path, explain your move with sound reasoning (supported by trends, opportunities and potential...


Essay 1: Professional Aspirations (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?
What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?
What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Stern MBA Essay Tips

Approaching Stern MBA essay is...


Essay B: Why Stanford? (400 Words) - Tips

Since you have a complete overview of the curriculum, the study options, and the student clubs, it is time to answer Essay B that asks specifically about ‘how your short-term goals will be fulfilled with a...


Q2. What specific areas of London Business School life are you most excited about getting involved in and where will you add value? (300 words)

The first essay question asked about your pre-MBA experience, and how LBS MBA program fills the skill gap. However, the second essay is about the student-led clubs, experiential learning opportunities, and other aspects of the program where your contribution...