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UV Darden Fall 2016 MBA Application Deadlines

The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia has announced the MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Round 1 Application deadline: October 8, 2015 Decision released: December 16, 2015 Round 2 …

Darden application deadlinesThe Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia has announced the MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season.

Round 1

Application deadline: October 8, 2015
Decision released: December 16, 2015

Round 2

Application deadline: January 8, 2016
Decision released: March 23, 2016

Round 3

Application deadline: April 8, 2016
Decision released: May 11, 2016

All applications are due by 12p.m. EST on the day of the deadline, and all decisions are released at 12 p.m. EST on the decision release day.

For more information, please visit the Virginia Darden MBA admissions website.

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Wharton Fall 2016 MBA Essays Announced

The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has confirmed the essay questions that will form a part of the Fall 2016 MBA application. The prompts remain unchanged from the 2014-2015 admissions season. Required Essay What do …

Wharton essay questionsThe University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has confirmed the essay questions that will form a part of the Fall 2016 MBA application. The prompts remain unchanged from the 2014-2015 admissions season.

Required Essay

What do you hope to gain both personally and professionally from the Wharton MBA? (500 words)

Optional Essay

Please use the space below to highlight any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about your candidacy. (400 words)

Reapplicant Question

All reapplicants to Wharton are required to complete this essay. Explain how you have reflected on the previous decision about your application, and discuss any updates to your candidacy (e.g., changes in your professional life, additional coursework, extracurricular/volunteer engagements). (250 words)

All applicants, including reapplicants, can also use this section to address any extenuating circumstances. (250 words)

For more information, please visit the Wharton MBA admissions website.

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Cambridge Judge Fall 2016 Application Deadlines

The Judge Business School at University of Cambridge has announced the following MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season. Round 1 application deadline: September 18, 2015 Round 2 application deadline: October 23, 2015 Round …

Cambridge MBA deadlinesThe Judge Business School at University of Cambridge has announced the following MBA application deadlines for the 2015-2016 admissions season.

Round 1 application deadline: September 18, 2015

Round 2 application deadline: October 23, 2015

Round 3 application deadline: January 8, 2016

Round 4 application deadline: March 4, 2016

Round 5 application deadline: May 6, 2016

We’ll bring you the updated MBA essay questions for Fall 2016 when they become available. Until then, please visit the Cambridge MBA admissions website for more information.

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HEC Paris September 2016 MBA Deadlines

The admissions process at HEC Paris MBA program is conducted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The following are the MBA application deadlines announced by the admissions committee for the September 2016 intake: Application …

HEC-ParisThe admissions process at HEC Paris MBA program is conducted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The following are the MBA application deadlines announced by the admissions committee for the September 2016 intake:

Application deadline: August 15, 2015
Decision given: September 25, 2015

Application deadline: September 15, 2015
Decision given: October 16, 2015

Application deadline: October 15, 2015
Decision given: November 20, 2015

Application deadline: November 15, 2015
Decision given: December 18, 2015

Application deadline: December 15, 2015
Decision given: January 8, 2016

Application deadline: January 1, 2016
Decision given: February 5, 2016

Application deadline: February 1, 2016
Decision given: March 4, 2016

Application deadline: March 1, 2016
Decision given: April 8, 2016

Application deadline: April 1, 2016
Decision given: May 9, 2016

Application deadline: May 1, 2016
Decision given: June 3, 2016

Application deadline: June 1, 2016
Decision given: July 8, 2016

For more information, please visit the HEC Paris MBA admissions website.

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Duke Fuqua Fall 2016 Essay Topics

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has announced the MBA essay questions for the 2015-2016 application season. Three short answer questions and two essays are required from all applicants. Required Short Answer Questions …

Duke MBA essaysThe Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has announced the MBA essay questions for the 2015-2016 application season. Three short answer questions and two essays are required from all applicants.

Required Short Answer Questions

Instructions: Answer all 3 of the following questions. For each short answer question, respond in 500 characters only (the equivalent of about 100 words).

  1. What are your short-term goals, post-MBA?
  2. What are your long-term goals?
  3. Life is full of uncertainties, and plans and circumstances can change. As a result, navigating a career requires you to be adaptable. Should the short-term goals that you provided above not materialize what alternative directions have you considered?

First Required Essay: 25 Random Things About Yourself

Instructions: Answer the following question — present your response in list form, numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be only a few words, while others may be longer. Your complete list should not exceed 2 pages.

The “Team Fuqua” spirit and community is one of the things that sets The Duke MBA experience apart, and it is a concept that extends beyond the student body to include faculty, staff, and administration. When a new person joins the Admissions team, we ask that person to share with everyone in the office a list of “25 Random Things About Yourself.” As an Admissions team, we already know the new hire’s professional and academic background, so learning these “25 Random Things” helps us get to know someone’s personality, background, special talents, and more.

In this spirit, the Admissions Committee also wants to get to know you–beyond the professional and academic achievements listed in your resume and transcript. You can share with us important life experiences, your likes/dislikes, hobbies, achievements, fun facts, or anything that helps us understand what makes you who you are. Share with us your list of “25 Random Things” about YOU.

Second Required Essay (choose 1 of 2)

Instructions: Choose only 1 of the following 2 essay questions to answer. Your response should be no more than 2 pages in length, and should reflect your knowledge of the Fuqua program and experience, and the types of activities and leadership you would engage in as a Fuqua student.

1. Why Duke: When asked by your family, friends, and colleagues why you want to go to Duke, what do you tell them? Share the reasons that are most meaningful to you.

2. Team Fuqua Principles: The Team Fuqua community is as unique as the individuals who comprise it. Underlying our individuality are a number of shared ideas and principles that we live out in our own ways. Our students have identified and defined 6 “Team Fuqua Principles” that we feel are the guiding philosophies that make our community special. At the end of your 2 years at Fuqua, if you were to receive an award for exemplifying one of the 6 Principles listed below, which one would it be and why? Your response should reflect your knowledge of Fuqua and the Daytime MBA program and experience, and the types of activities and leadership you would engage in as a Fuqua student.

  1. Authentic Engagement: We care and we take action. We each make a difference to Team Fuqua by being ourselves and engaging in and supporting activities about which we are passionate.
  2. Supportive Ambition: We support each other to achieve great things, because your success is my success. The success of each individual member of Team Fuqua makes the whole of Team Fuqua better.
  3. Collective Diversity:  We embrace all of our classmates because our individuality is better and stronger together.
  4. Impactful Stewardship: We are leaders who focus on solutions to improve our communities both now and in the future. We aren’t satisfied with just maintaining the status quo.
  5. Loyal Community: We are a family who looks out for each other. Team Fuqua supports you when you need it the most.
  6. Uncompromising Integrity: We internalize and live the honor code in the classroom and beyond. We conduct ourselves with integrity within Fuqua, within Duke, and within all communities of which we are a part.

Optional Essay

If you feel there are circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should be aware, please explain them in an optional essay (e.g. unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance).

    • Do NOT upload additional essays nor additional recommendations in this area of the application.
    • The Optional Essay is intended to provide the Admissions Committee with insight into your circumstances only.
    • Limit your response to two pages.

For more information, please visit the Duke MBA admissions website.

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$11M Gift to UCLA Anderson Launches New Technology Management Center

Earlier this month, Anderson School of Management announced it will broaden the base of technology opportunities across the UCLA campus with its new Easton Technology Management Center, made possible thanks to gifts totaling $11 million …

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Earlier this month, Anderson School of Management announced it will broaden the base of technology opportunities across the UCLA campus with its new Easton Technology Management Center, made possible thanks to gifts totaling $11 million from James L. Easton.

The new center expands the Easton Technology Leadership Program, established in 2009 to develop strong business leadership skills in students with engineering and technical backgrounds.

With this launch, UCLA Anderson expands the scope of its programs and offers students with both technical and non-technical backgrounds, as well as faculty, alumni and industry professionals, access to the latest innovations in technology management. Currently the program includes nearly 430 participants with 30% of the 2016 class interning at technology firms this summer.

Guillaume Roels, UCLA Anderson associate professor and the new center’s faculty director, outlined the center’s strategic goals:

  • To create a hub for innovative research and scholarship in technology leadership
  • To increase program outreach and develop closer ties with UCLA’s engineering and medical schools as well as technology industry professionals
  • To foster curriculum innovation in technology leadership

As a CEO of one of the world’s largest sports equipment manufacturers, Easton Sports, Inc., it was Easton’s experiences designing and manufacturing high-performance sports equipment that first led him to recognize the need for business leadership education.

“I saw a need for leaders in technology, engineering and manufacturing, with knowledge and talent to create innovative products, who would benefit from UCLA Anderson by learning skills in management, communication and negotiation to run their companies,” says Easton.

UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian calls Easton a visionary when it comes to creating new approaches the school. “With the creation of the Easton Technology Management Center, Jim expands the impact of his vision by positioning our students to lead and drive change in the rapidly changing tech landscape of California and the world.”

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