Essay Topics at Ross

The application is expected any day now, but essay topics for the University of Michigan Ross School of Business will remain the same for the 2009-2010 admissions season.  Ross requires two longer essays of 500 words, and two shorter answers with a maximum of 300 words.

The questions are as follows:

1.  Briefly describe your short-term and long-term career goals. Why is an MBA the best choice at this point in your career? What and/or who influenced your decision to apply to Ross?  [500 words]

2.  Describe your most significant professional accomplishment. Elaborate on the leadership skills you displayed, the actions you took and the impact you had on your organization.  [500 words]

3.  If you were not pursuing the career goals you described in Question 1, what profession would you pursue instead? (for example, teacher, musician, athlete, architect, etc.) How will this alternate interest contribute to your effectiveness in solving multi-disciplinary problems?  [300 words]

4.  Describe your experience during a challenging time in your life. Explain how you grew personally, either despite this challenge or because of it.  [300 words]

An optional essay allows applicants to share any additional information they feel the Admissions Committee should know to evaluate their candidacy.

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