Cornell’s Johnson School Posts 2011-2012 Essay Topics

The Johnson School at Cornell University has released the essay questions for the full-time two year MBA and Accelerated MBA programs. Applicants should note that Johnson is now accepting the GRE as well as the GMAT as part of the application process.

Here are the essays for this year:

1) What career do you plan to pursue upon completion of an MBA degree and why?
We are obviously looking at your career pathing and focus.  The adcom wants to see that you have done your due diligence on your career trajectory and what is it about b-school (hint: why Johnson) is the right fit and time in your life.

2) You are the author for the book of Your Life Story.  Please write the table of contents for the book.  Note: Approach this essay with your unique style.  We value creativity and authenticity.
We have been asking this essay question for the last two years.  It is a favorite to read and to write for our applicants.  Keep the creativity and personality because we enjoy learning more about who our applicants are!

3) What legacy would you hope to leave as a Johnson graduate?
The adcom wants you to really evaluate what “fit” means to you for Johnson.  “Fit” is different for everyone, so we want to see how authentic and purposeful you are about applying.

Deadlines will be forthcoming, and according to the admissions blog at Johnson, the application is set to go live on July 18th.

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