Cornell’s Johnson School Unveils 2014-2015 Essays

Cornell Johnson MBA essaysCornell’s Johnson School has announced the essay questions for the 2014-2015 MBA admissions season. Nichole Grossman, assistant director of admissions and financial aid at Johnson, reveals that the essay questions this year are as follows:

 Applicants for both the One-Year and Two-Year Ithaca based MBA programs: You are the author for the book of Your Life Story. In 2,000 characters or less please write the table of contents for the book in the space provided or upload it as an attachment. Note: approach this essay with your unique style. We value creativity and authenticity.

 1-Year Ithaca applicants only:  How does your pre-MBA experience prepare you for the job that you envision post-MBA? (2,000 characters)

 2-Year Ithaca applicants only: What is the job that you would like to have immediately upon graduating with your MBA? (2,000 characters)

Optional Essay:  Here is your platform to address one or more aspects of your application (e.g. undergraduate record, test scores, etc.) that you don’t believe accurately reflect your potential for success at Johnson.  (also <2,000 characters)

Johnson MBA at Cornell Tech: As the only MBA program not housed in a business school, we know our students will be different. Students will be part of an innovative environment where creativity, technical sophistication, and sharp business sense share seats at the table. We value expressions of who you are and what you add to this formula.

There are three ways to demonstrate how you fit within this dynamic setting. You must select one of the following as part of your application, demonstrating your creativity, style and technical experience:

  • send a link to your work
  • upload a video
  • provide a written sample

Earlier this week, we learned the Johnson School has launched a redesigned application for its Ithaca-based MBA programs. “The revamped form gives applicants the option to share their LinkedIn profiles and allows the business school to track the candidate relationship from the first encounter to post-graduation,” Poets & Quants reveals. Read more of that story here.

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