Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has posted the updated MBA essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season. This year, there is only one required essay—down from two in the last cycle. They are:
Imagine that you meet up with a member of the admission committee at an airport while on a layover. You have an opportunity to make a memorable impression. Use this essay to introduce yourself. Include any information that you believe is important for the committee member to know about you both professionally and personally. (Maximum 300-350 words, 12-point font, double-spaced)
- Use this essay to convey important information that you may not have been otherwise able to convey. This may include unexplained resume gaps, context for recommender selection, etc.
- If you are a re-applicant, explain how your candidacy has strengthened since your last application.
For more information about applying to CMU Tepper, please visit the Tepper MBA admissions website.