UCLA Anderson’s 2009-2010 Essay Questions

UCLA Anderson School of Management has posted the essay questions for the 2009-2010 application season.

The four required essays for first-time applicants are:

  • Describe the ways in which your family and/or community have helped shape your development. (750 words)
  • Describe the biggest risk you have ever taken, the outcome, and what you learned in the process. (500 words)
  • Describe your short-term and long-term career goals.  What is your motivation for pursuing an MBA now and how will UCLA Anderson help you to achieve your goals? (750 words)
  • Select and respond to one of the two following questions. We would like you to respond to the question by recording an audio or video response (up to 10Mb maximum) for upload in the online application. If you are unable to submit your response via audio or video, then please prepare a written response instead. (250 words)

a. Entrepreneurship is a mindset that embraces innovation and risk-taking within both established and new organizations.  Describe an instance in which you exhibited this mindset.

b.  What is something people will find surprising about you?

OPTIONAL: Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (250 words)

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