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MBA News: 2008-2009 Kellogg Essay Questions Released

We thank a conscientious reader of our blog for alerting us to the fact that Kellogg has released its essays questions for the 2008-2009 admissions season. Our essay analysis will follow in the next few days:

All applicants are required to answer questions 1, 2 and 3 in addition to 2 of the essays in question 4.

For questions 1-3, please limit responses to 2 pages.

1: Briefly assess your career progress to date.  Elaborate on your future career plans and your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree at Kellogg.

2: Describe how your background, values, academics, activities and/or leadership skills will enhance the experience of other Kellogg students.

3: Describe your key leadership experiences and evaluate what leadership areas you hope to develop through your MBA experience.

Choose two of the following three essays…

4. Applicants must answer 2 of the below essays.  (Re-applicants must answer question 4D and 1 other essay).  Please keep responses to two paragraphs.

4A – Describe a time when you had to motivate a reluctant individual or group.

4B  – I wish the Admissions Committee had asked me…..

4C – What do others admire about you?

4D – For re-applicants only:
Since your previous application, what are the steps you’ve taken to strengthen your candidacy?




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