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December 23, 2013
There are only a few weeks to go until many top MBA program’s Round 2 deadline, so we’re reposting this client case study for those who are struggling with the agonizing question: Is it worth putting together a last-minute application?
Vipul came to us with this very dilemma. He had originally planned to apply earlier, but he had to re-take the GMAT after a disappointing 660 on his first attempt. He improved his score significantly, and with a 700 GMAT score, 3.6 GPA and career progression on his resume, he felt ready to try for admission to UT McCombs School of Business, CMU Tepper School of Business and Michigan Ross School of Business.
In our first conversation with Vipul we gave him the honest feedback that three weeks to complete three entire MBA applications would be unlikely to result in the best outcome. Typically, we work with clients for several months honing essays and ensuring recommenders are engaged in the process.
Vipul was confident that the timing was right for him, and he had already done the necessary soul searching on his future career goals, school selection, and recommenders. Most importantly, Vipul was willing to re-apply the next year if necessary because he enjoyed his job and knew he could continue his career there.
We decided that the hourly service would be the best option to assist Vipul. With limited time to devote to his essays and recommendations, Vipul first contacted all of his recommenders and asked them if they were able to submit by his deadline.
After a quick brainstorming session to determine his essay topics, Vipul got to work on his essay drafts. We focused on the key content Vipul needed to make his case for submission and he was able to quickly turnaround his drafts of the essays. Three iterations of his essays later we felt good about his final product and he was ready to submit after only three weeks of work.
Vipul’s dedication paid off and he was admitted to McCombs.
Rushing to make a deadline isn’t always the right course of action, though. For example, our client Michael made the decision to postpone to the next round in order to strengthen his application. If you’re wondering which course of action is right for you, sign up for a free consultation today.
*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client.
July 11, 2013
The Darden Admissions & MBA Blog at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has posted these application deadlines for the upcoming MBA admissions season. Round 1: October 15, 2013 Round 2: January 7, …
The Darden Admissions & MBA Blog at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has posted these application deadlines for the upcoming MBA admissions season.
Round 1: October 15, 2013
Round 2: January 7, 2014
Round 3: March 27, 2014
The online application will be available by the beginning of August.
June 28, 2013
The MIT Sloan School of Management has posted the MBA essay prompts included in the 2013-2014 application for admission. They are: We are interested in learning more about how you work, think, and act. For …
The MIT Sloan School of Management has posted the MBA essay prompts included in the 2013-2014 application for admission. They are:
We are interested in learning more about how you work, think, and act. For each essay, please provide a brief overview of the situation followed by a detailed description of your response. Please limit the experiences you discuss to those which have occurred in the past three years.
In each of the essays, please describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did.
Essay 1: The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and generate ideas that advance management practice. Discuss how you will contribute toward advancing the mission based on examples of past work and activities. (500 words or fewer, limited to one page)
Essay 2: Describe a time when you pushed yourself beyond your comfort zone. (500 words or fewer, limited to one page)
Optional Question: The Admissions Committee invites you to share anything else you would like us to know about you, in any format.
June 11, 2013
New York University’s Stern School of Business has announced the application deadlines and essay topics for the upcoming MBA admissions season. This year’s four deadlines are: Round 1 Deadline: October 15, 2013 Initial Notification*: December …
This year’s four deadlines are:
Deadline: October 15, 2013
Initial Notification*: December 15, 2013
Deadline: November 15, 2013
Initial Notification: February 15, 2014
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Initial Notification: April 1, 2014
Deadline: March 15, 2014
Initial Notification: June 1, 2014
*Applicants will receive one of three initial notifications: invitation to interview, waitlist offer, or denial of admissions.
The essay topics are as follows:
Essay 1: Professional Aspirations (750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)
(a) Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?
(b) What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?
(c) What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?
Essay 2: Choose either Option A or Option B
Option A: Your Two Paths (500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)
The mission of the Stern School of Business is to develop people and ideas that transform the challenges of the 21st century into opportunities to create value for business and society. Given today’s ever-changing global landscape, Stern seeks and develops leaders who thrive in ambiguity, embrace a broad perspective and think creatively about the range of ways they can have impact.
(a) Describe two different and distinct paths you could see your career taking long term. How do you see your two paths unfolding?
(b) How do your paths tie to the mission of NYU Stern?
(c) What factors will most determine which path you will take?
Option B: Personal Expression
Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative. If you submit a non-written piece for Option B (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit Option B via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.
Guidelines for Option B:
- Your submission becomes the property of NYU Stern and cannot be returned for any reason.
- If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.
- If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum.
- If you prepare a multimedia submission, you may mail a CD, DVD or USB flash drive to the Admissions Office. These are the only acceptable methods of submission.
- Please do not submit an internet link to any websites or to a video hosting service such as YouTube.
- The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an alternate Essay 3 if we are unable to view your submission.
- Do not submit anything perishable (e.g. food), or any item that has been worn (e.g. clothing).
Essay 3: Optional
Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE and/or TOEFL or any other relevant information.
If you are unable to submit a recommendation from your current supervisor, you must explain your reason in Essay 3.
If you are a re-applicant from last year, please explain how your candidacy has improved since your last application.
Stay tuned for Stacy Blackman’s NYU Stern MBA essay tips, coming soon!
May 30, 2013
The MIT Sloan School of Management has posted the application deadlines for the 2013-2014 MBA admissions cycle. Round 1 Deadline: September 24, 2013 Notification: December 20, 2013 Round 2 Deadline: January 7, 2014 Notification: April …
The MIT Sloan School of Management has posted the application deadlines for the 2013-2014 MBA admissions cycle.
Deadline: September 24, 2013
Notification: December 20, 2013
Deadline: January 7, 2014
Notification: April 1, 2014
All application materials must be received by 3 p.m. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. For additional information, please visit MIT Sloan’s admissions website.
May 8, 2013
The 2013-2014 MBA application to the Indian School of Business (ISB) is now live. Here are the deadlines and essay prompts for the upcoming admissions cycle. Cycle One Deadline: September 15, 2013 Notification: On or …
The 2013-2014 MBA application to the Indian School of Business (ISB) is now live. Here are the deadlines and essay prompts for the upcoming admissions cycle.
Deadline: September 15, 2013
Notification: On or before November 15, 2013
Deadline: November 30, 2013
Notification: On or before February 15, 2014.
Essay 1: Attitude, skills and knowledge differentiate people. Elaborate with two examples on how you would differentiate yourself. (300 words max)
Essay 2: How does the ISB PGP tie-in with your career goals? (300 words max)
Essay 3: Pick the most significant achievement (professional or personal) you have had and elaborate on the key learning you took away from it. (300 words max)
Optional Essay: Please provide additional information, if any, that will significantly affect the consideration of your application to the ISB. (300 words max)
The ISB conducts admissions events on the national and international scale at different locations. Click here to register.