NYU Stern 2015-2016 Deadlines, Essay Questions

NYU Stern long horizontalNew York University’s Stern School of Business has announced the application deadlines and MBA essay questions for the 2015-2016 admissions season.

Round 1

Application due: October 15, 2015

Initial notification by: December 15, 2015

Round 2

Application due: November 15, 2015

Initial notification by: February 15, 2016

Round 3

Application due: January 15, 2016

Initial notification by: April 1, 2016

Round 4

Application due: March 15, 2016

Initial notification by: June 1, 2016

Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. NYU Stern encourages international applicants to apply by the November 15 deadline to facilitate visa arrangements and to have priority consideration for off-site interviews, if desired.

Essay Questions

Essay 1:  Professional Aspirations

(750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

  • Why pursue an MBA (or dual degree) at this point in your life?
  • What actions have you taken to determine that Stern is the best fit for your MBA experience?
  • What do you see yourself doing professionally upon graduation?

Essay 2:  Personal Expression
Please describe yourself to your MBA classmates. You may use almost any method to convey your message (e.g. words, illustrations). Feel free to be creative.

If you submit a non-written piece for this essay (i.e., artwork or multimedia) or if you submit this essay via mail, please upload a brief description of your submission with your online application.

Please note the following guidelines and restrictions:

  • Your submission becomes the property of NYU Stern and cannot be returned for any reason.
  • If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.
  • If you submit a video or audio file, it should be five minutes maximum. NYU Stern accepts most common video formats.
  • The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an alternate essay if we are unable to view your submission.
  • Do not submit anything perishable (e.g. food), or any item that has been worn (e.g. clothing).
  • Mailed materials must be postmarked by the application deadline date. Please follow our mail and labeling instructions.

The online application is undergoing annual updates and will be available in August. For more information, please visit the NYU Stern admissions website.

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