MBA News: Stanford Essay Questions Released

When HBS released its essay questions earlier than usual, we guessed that others would follow suit. Well, Stanford, which usually has a July release date, just published their essays questions as well. Our analysis will follow in the next few days.

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?
Essay B: What are your career aspirations? How will your education at Stanford help you achieve them?
Essay C: Short Essays—Options 1-4

Answer two of the questions below. Tell us not only what you did but also how you did it. What was the outcome? How did people respond? Only describe experiences that have occurred during the last three years.

Option 1: Tell us about a time when you built or developed a team.

Option 2: Tell us about a time when you felt most effective as a leader.

Option 3: Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or complete a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating.

Option 4: Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined, established, or expected.

Essay A     750 words
Essay B     450 words
Essay C     300 words each

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