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Alumni Gift Launches NYU Stern Venture Fellows Program

New York University Stern School of Business has announced the establishment of The NYU Stern Venture Fellows Program with a $1 million gift from technology executive and alumnus David Ko and his wife Jennifer Ko. With …

NYU Stern entrepreneurshipNew York University Stern School of Business has announced the establishment of The NYU Stern Venture Fellows Program with a $1 million gift from technology executive and alumnus David Ko and his wife Jennifer Ko.

With this gift, Stern MBAs will have the opportunity to apply to this new immersion program in lieu of a traditional summer internship and benefit from financial support, mentorship, workshops and access to NYC and Silicon Valley tech companies.

The launch of this program coincides with David’s appointment to Stern’s Board of Overseers and extends the commitment to education that he and his wife initiated in 2012 with the establishment of the Jennifer and David Y. Ko Family Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship at NYU Stern.

“We are grateful to the Ko family for their generosity and to David for his decision to get more deeply engaged with his alma mater and help us continue creating innovative new student experiences,” said Peter Henry, dean of NYU Stern.

“The NYU Stern Venture Fellows Program is an extraordinary opportunity for MBA students who come to Stern to set their entrepreneurial ambitions and dreams in motion.”

Incoming full-time MBA students will apply in Fall 2016 for consideration to become the first NYU Stern Venture Fellows. The program will start in Summer 2017 under the administration of Stern’s W.R. Berkley Innovation Lab and Office of Student Engagement.

It will provide each Fellow with a $10,000 stipend, a prototyping fee, workspace and access to a multi-week summer program featuring a “Silicon Valley Immersion Week” that includes company visits and access to VCs, mentors and Stern alumni.  Fellows will continue to receive mentorship support in their second year at Stern and can opt to earn course credit through a faculty-supervised independent study in which they can focus on their start up.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help Stern MBAs transform their ideas into viable businesses through the resources that will be available to them from the NYU Stern Venture Fellows Program,” said Ko.  “My goal is to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with early, firsthand access to leaders in the Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley tech communities and help them get a jumpstart.”

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USC Marshall Fall 2017 MBA Essay Questions

The application to the full-time MBA program at USC Marshall School of Business is now live, and here we share with you the essay questions, which remain unchanged for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Required MBA …

USC Marshall essay questionsThe application to the full-time MBA program at USC Marshall School of Business is now live, and here we share with you the essay questions, which remain unchanged for the 2016-2017 admissions season.

Required MBA Essays

  1. Please complete both sections in no more than 700 words combined:
  • What is your immediate short-term goal post-graduation from the USC Marshall MBA program? (please include industry and function information in your answer.)
  • How will USC Marshall enable you to develop or improve your skills in order to reach your goals?

2. Tell us about a time went you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected. (200 words)

3. Optional Essay: Please provide any additional information that you believe is important and/or will address any areas of concern that will be beneficial to the Admissions Committee in considering your application. (250 words)

4. Reapplicant Essay:  Please describe any significant professional, personal, or academic growth since your last application to the USC Marshall School of Business. Discuss your specific professional goals and how the USC Marshall Full-Time MBA Program will help you achieve those goals. (500-700 words)

For more information, please visit the USC Marshall MBA admissions website.

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Fall 2017 MBA Essays at Cornell’s Johnson School

The application for the full-time MBA program at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is now live, and within you’ll find the essay questions for the 2016-2017 MBA admissions season. The Table of Contents essay appears again …

Cornell Johnson application essaysThe application for the full-time MBA program at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is now live, and within you’ll find the essay questions for the 2016-2017 MBA admissions season. The Table of Contents essay appears again this year, as well as a new, second required essay.

Creating Impact

At Cornell, we value students who create impact. Please indicate the opportunities for impact that you have identified through engagement with our community and describe how these interactions have influenced your decision to apply to Johnson. (500 words or fewer)

Table of Contents

You are the author of your Life Story. Please create the Table of Contents for the book in the space provided or upload it as an attachment. We value creativity and authenticity and encourage you to approach this essay with your unique style. Alternative submission formats may include a slide presentation, links to pre-existing media (personal website, digital portfolio, YouTube etc.), as well as visually enhanced written submissions.

Maximum file size is 5 MB. If you choose to submit a written Table of Contents, please limit your submission to 500 words or fewer. Please limit multimedia submissions to under 5 minutes

Optional Essay

Complete this essay if you would like to add additional details regarding your candidacy. For instance, if you believe one or more aspects of your application (e.g., undergraduate record or test scores) do not accurately reflect your potential for success at Johnson.

If you are reapplying for admission, please use this essay to indicate how you have strengthened your application since the last time you applied.

For more information, please visit the Johnson School MBA admissions website.

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USC Marshall Fall 2017 MBA Application Deadlines

The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business has published the following MBA application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Round 1 Application due: October 15, 2016 Decision released: December 31, 2016 Round 2 …

USC Marshall application deadlines

The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business has published the following MBA application deadlines for the 2016-2017 admissions season.

Round 1

Application due: October 15, 2016
Decision released: December 31, 2016

Round 2

Application due: January 5, 2017
Decision released: March 31, 2017

Round 3

Application due: March 1, 2017
Decision released: May 15, 2017

Round 4

Application due: April 15, 2017
Decision released: June 15, 2017

Round 5 (rolling admissions)

USC Marshall will continue to accept applications after April 15, 2017. Applications received after this date will be considered on a first-come, first-served and space-available basis.

For additional information, please visit the USC Marshall MBA admissions website.

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London Business School Essay Questions for August 2017 Intake

The application for the Class of 2019 at London Business School will go live in early August, but until then, applicants can start preparing for the required essays of the 2016-2017 admissions season. We were interested …

London Business School essay questionsThe application for the Class of 2019 at London Business School will go live in early August, but until then, applicants can start preparing for the required essays of the 2016-2017 admissions season. We were interested to note that last year’s optional essay question is now this cycle’s second required essay prompt.

  • What are your post-MBA goals and how will your prior experience and the London Business School programme contribute towards these? (500 words)
  • Is there any other information you believe the Admissions Committee should know about you and your application to London Business School? (500 words)

For more information, please visit the London Business School MBA admissions website.

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London Business School Deadlines for the August 2017 Intake

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IESE Fall 2017 MBA Essay Questions

The Class of 2019 application is now live at IESE Business School, and so we bring you this preview of the essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season. Required Essay Please answer ONE (and only one) of the …

IESE MBA essay questions

The Class of 2019 application is now live at IESE Business School, and so we bring you this preview of the essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season.

Required Essay

Please answer ONE (and only one) of the following two questions. (400 words)

  1. Please describe a time when you had an idea that had a positive impact.
  2. How do you develop yourself? What do you see as your development areas now?

Essay Question II (Optional)

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