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Indian School of Business 2013-2014 Deadlines, Essay Questions

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.

Cycle One

Deadline: September 15, 2013

Notification: On or before November 15, 2013

Cycle Two

Deadline: November 30, 2013

Notification: On or before February 15, 2014.

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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.

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Three Application Tips from Chicago Booth

If you are contemplating applying to the Chicago Booth School of Business, here are just a few items to focus on when crafting your application package. According to a recent Business Because interview with Danielle …

If you are contemplating applying to the Chicago Booth School of Business, here are just a few items to focus on when crafting your application package.

According to a recent Business Because interview with Danielle Foster, associate director of admissions at Chicago Booth as of October 2011, applicants would do well to study her top three tips for impressing the MBA admissions team.

Tip #1:  Be Authentic

Don’t try to sell the admissions committee on an idealize image of the perfect b-school candidate. Considering the thousands of applications that come across their desks each year, it’s safe to assume their baloney detectors are finely honed! “We are very transparent at Booth and we appreciate applicants who are able to do the same on their application,” Foster says. Just be true to yourself and tell your own unique story.

Tip #2:  Do Your Research!

In addition to doing a lot of soul-searching to determine why you want to pursue an MBA, and why now is the time to do so, you must convey to the admissions committee why X program is the best fit for your career goals, learning style, etc. Culture and fit are two very important aspects of an MBA program, and truly do vary from school to school.

Foster says the admissions team values applicants who can demonstrate a clear understanding of Chicago Booth culture, and can describe how it is a mutual fit.

Tip #3: Pay Attention to Those Essay Questions

The temptation to cut-and-paste essays from one school to another is a strong one, and in some cases you may be able to judiciously recycle certain examples that support specific attributes or situations. However, Foster notes that often applicants miss the mark on answering the question actually asked in the essay set.

“We may receive a great essay, but if it is not answering the question, you have missed an opportunity to showcase your skills and talents,” says Foster.

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If you’re looking for clear examples of how to address the essay questions, check out our recent Chicago Booth MBA essay tips post for guidance on how to successfully convey your professional and personal stories.

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Saïd Business School Deadlines and Essay Questions

Saïd Business School at University of Oxford has posted the MBA application deadlines and essay questions for the 2012-2013 admissions cycle.  Stage 1 Deadline: October 12, 2012 Final Decision Notification: December 7, 2012 Stage 2 …

Saïd Business School at University of Oxford has posted the MBA application deadlines and essay questions for the 2012-2013 admissions cycle. Oxford MBA

Stage 1
Deadline: October 12, 2012
Final Decision Notification: December 7, 2012

Stage 2
Deadline: January 11, 2013
Final Decision Notification: March 15, 2013

Stage 3
Deadline: March 8, 2013
Final Decision Notification: April 19, 2013

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Essay 1:  Explain why you chose your current job. How do you hope to see your career developing over the next five years? How will an MBA assist you in the development of these ambitions? (750 words)

Essay 2: What should Oxford expect from you? (750 words)

Re-applicant Essay: What improvements have you made in your candidacy since you last applied to the Oxford MBA? (250 words)

For more information about the Oxford MBA, a top-ranked one-year program, visit the admissions website.

 

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Georgetown MBA Program Announces Essays and Deadlines

The Georgetown MBA program at the McDonough School of Business has posted the deadlines and essay questions for the 2012-2013 admissions season. Round 1 Application Deadline: October 15, 2012 Decision Notification: December 15, 2012 Round …

The Georgetown MBA program at the McDonough School of Business has posted the deadlines and essay questions for the 2012-2013 admissions season.

Georgetown MBA

Round 1

Application Deadline: October 15, 2012
Decision Notification: December 15, 2012

Round 2

Application Deadline: January 5, 2013
Decision Notification: March15, 2013

Round 3

Application Deadline: April 1, 2013
Decision Notification: May 15, 2013

Georgetown McDonough suggests that students wishing to be considered for merit-based scholarships apply no later than Round 2. Likewise, international students are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 2 in order to have sufficient time to secure a student visa.

Essay Questions

Essay One: (answer both part A and part B)

  • Part A: What is your short-term goal following graduation from the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA Program? What skills are you seeking to develop or improve upon in order to reach your goals?
    (500 words or fewer)
  • Part B: What is your long-term career goal? (100 words or fewer)

Essay Two: (answer either option A or option B)

  • Option A: Describe a global business challenge and its relevance to your post-MBA career.  
    (750 words or fewer)
  • Option B: Describe yourself both personally and professionally and how you will contribute to the Georgetown McDonough community.  (750 words or fewer)

“Essay” Three:  Why do you want to attend the Georgetown McDonough Full-time MBA Program?  Tell us in tweet format.  (140 characters or fewer)

Optional Essay One:   If you are not currently employed full-time, use this essay to provide information about your current activities.  (250 words or fewer)

Optional Essay Two: Please provide any information you would like to add to your application that you have not otherwise included.  (500 words or fewer)

Re-Applicant Essay:  (required only for reapplicants)
How have you strengthened your candidacy since your last application? We are particularly interested in hearing about how you have grown professionally and personally.  (500 words or fewer)

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UCLA Anderson 2012-2013 Deadlines and Essay Questions

The UCLA Anderson School of Management has announced the MBA application deadlines and essay questions for the 2012-2013 admissions cycle. Round 1 Deadline: October 24, 2012 Notification: January 23, 2013 Round 2 Deadline: January 9, …

UCLA Anderson School of Management

The UCLA Anderson School of Management has announced the MBA application deadlines and essay questions for the 2012-2013 admissions cycle.

Round 1
Deadline: October 24, 2012
Notification: January 23, 2013

Round 2
Deadline: January 9, 2013
Notification: April 3, 2013

Round 3
Deadline: April 17, 2013
Notification: June 5, 2013

Completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on the day of the deadline.

 

Essay Questions

Required Essay Question 1

What is your proudest achievement outside the workplace, and how has it impacted you? (700 words maximum)

Required Essay Question 2

What are your short-term and long-term career goals, and how will an MBA from UCLA Anderson specifically help you achieve these goals? (750 words maximum)

Optional Essay

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (250 words maximum)

Required Reapplicant Essay

(required for those who applied for the class entering in fall 2011 or 2012)

Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (750 words maximum)

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Chicago Booth 2012-13 MBA Application Deadlines and Essays

The Chicago Booth School of Business has just announced the 2012-2013 MBA application deadlines and essay questions. Deadlines Round One: October 2, 2012 Round Two: January 8, 2013 Round Three: April 4, 2013   Essay …

Chicago Booth School of Business

The Chicago Booth School of Business has just announced the 2012-2013 MBA application deadlines and essay questions.

Deadlines

Round One: October 2, 2012

Round Two: January 8, 2013

Round Three: April 4, 2013

 

Essay Questions

Long-Form Essay:
What are your short- and long-term goals, and how will an MBA from Chicago Booth help you reach them? (500 words maximum)

Short Answer Essays:
a. What has been your biggest challenge, and what have you learned from it?  (200 words maximum)

b. Tell us about something that has fundamentally transformed the way you think. (200 words maximum)

Presentation/Essay:
The Chicago experience will take you deeper into issues, force you to challenge assumptions, and broaden your perspective.  In a four-slide presentation or an essay of no more than 600 words, broaden our perspective about who you are. Understanding what we currently know about you from the application, what else would you like us to know?

Re-applicant Essay:
Upon reflection, how has your thinking regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application? (300 words) Please note that only those applicants who applied for entrance in Fall 2011 or 2012 are required to complete this essay.

The full application will be available in early August. Stay tuned to this space for our Chicago Booth MBA essay tips, coming soon!

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