NYU Stern Fall 2011 Essay Topics, Deadlines

The Stern School of Business at New York University has just released its deadlines and essay topics for the 2010-2011 MBA admissions season. The deadlines are as follows:

1st Deadline: November 15, 2010
Notification: February 15, 2011

2nd Deadline: January 15, 2011
Notification: April 1, 2011

3rd Deadline: March 15, 2011
Notification: June 1, 2011

Essay 1: Professional Aspirations
(750 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)
Think about the decisions you have made in your life. Answer the following:

(a) What choices have you made that led you to your current position?
(b) Why pursue an MBA at this point in your life?
(c) What is your career goal upon graduation from NYU Stern? What is your long-term career goal?

Essay 2: Your Stern Experience
(500 word maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font)

We take great care to shape the Stern community with individuals who possess both intellectual and interpersonal strengths. We seek individuals who are highly intelligent, collaborative and committed to flourishing as Stern leaders. Please answer the following questions:

(a) What is your personal experience with the Stern community? Tell us what actions you have taken to learn about us.
(b) Describe what most excites you about Stern from both an academic and extracurricular perspective.
(c) How do you anticipate making your mark on the Stern community? Be specific about the roles you will take on and the impact you hope to achieve.

Essay 3: 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.

For more information, listen to Isser Gallogly, Executive Director of MBA Admissions, discuss Essay 3 on Public Radio’s “Marketplace”.

If you have a multimedia submission, you may:

  • Mail a CD, DVD or USB flash drive.
  • Include an online link in your submission description.

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request an alternate Essay 3 if we are unable to view your submission. Do not submit anything perishable (e.g. food).

If you submit a written essay, it should be 500 words maximum, double-spaced, 12-point font.

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