The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has announced the MBA essay questions for the 2014-2015 admissions season via a post by Admissions Director Soojin Kwon on the Ross Admissions Blog.
Class of 2017 Essay Questions
For the coming year, there will be two required essays instead of three, and 800 words instead of 950. Here are the two essay questions (400 words each):
• What are you most proud of professionally and why? What did you learn from that experience?
• What are you most proud of personally and why? How does it shape who you are today?
Kwon notes the goal with these questions is to give the admissions committee a sense of who you are, how you think about yourself and how you process your experiences.
Another change in this year’s application: Michigan Ross will require just one letter of recommendation, ideally from a current direct or immediate past supervisor.
Here are the recommender questions:
• How do the candidate’s performance, potential, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)
• Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicants. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)
The application will go live by July 15th, Kwon says.