Essay Topics at Tepper School of Business

Essay topics are now available for the 2011-2012 MBA application season at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Applicants should note that the questions remain unchanged from the previous two application cycles.

Essay A
What are your short-term and long-term goals? How will a Tepper MBA help you achieve these goals? (Please include any information regarding what steps you have taken to learn more about the Tepper School.)

Essay B
The Tepper School’s culture relies on all members to be active contributors to our community. With your values, experiences, and interests, how will you make a unique contribution to the Tepper community? Your examples may include: classroom interaction, student activities, career development, community service, etc.

Essay C
Please answer two of the following three questions or statements. Please clearly specify which questions you are answering. Your two answers should equal a total of two pages or less.
1. Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development?
2. Describe a time in which your ethics were challenged. How did you deal with the situation and what did you learn from it?
3. One thing people would be surprised to know about me is”¦

Essay D
Is there anything additional that you think we should know as we evaluate your application?
Note: If you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you should not feel obligated to answer this question. This essay is intended to provide a place for you to add information that you think is important but is not covered elsewhere in the application.

Visit the Tepper School’s website for more information and the online application.

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