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Kellogg and NYU Stern Announce 2018–2019 Deadlines and Required Essays

Recently, The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University released its 2018-2019 application deadlines and required essays.The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University - Application Deadlines 2018-2019
Essay 1: Kellogg’s purpose is to educate, equip & inspire brave leaders who create lasting value.  Tell us about a time you have demonstrated leadership and created lasting value. What challenges did you face, and what did you learn? (450 words)

Essay 2: Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg? (450 words)

Kellogg also asks applicants to submit a Video Essay, which provides students with “an additional opportunity to demonstrate what you will bring to our vibrant Kellogg community – in an interactive way.”

For more information, please visit http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/programs/full-time-mba/admissions/application-process.aspx.

New York University’s Stern School of Business also announced its deadlines and required essays this week:

New York University’s Stern School of Business - Application Deadlines 2018-2019
Essay 1: Professional Aspirations

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

  • What are your short and long-term career goals?
  • How will the MBA help you achieve them?

Essay 2: Personal Expression (a.k.a. “Pick Six”)

Describe yourself to the Admissions Committee and to your future classmates using six images and corresponding captions. Your uploaded PDF should contain all of the following elements:

  • A brief introduction or overview of your “Pick Six” (no more than 3 sentences).
  • Six images that help illustrate who you are.
  • A one-sentence caption for each of the six images that helps explain why they were selected and are significant to you.

Note: Your visuals may include photos, infographics, drawings, or any other images that best describe you. Your document must be uploaded as a single PDF. The essay cannot be sent in physical form or be linked to a website.

Essay 3: Additional Information (optional)

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

Please provide any additional information that you would like to bring to the attention of the Admissions Committee. This may include current or past gaps in employment, further explanation of your undergraduate record or self-reported academic transcript(s), plans to retake the GMAT, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL, or any other relevant information.

For more information, please visit http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/mba-programs/admissions.

For a complete list of 2018–2019 business school deadlines, be sure to check our Application Deadlines page. We will be updating our list as business schools release their deadlines in the coming months.

Finally, stay tuned to the mbaMission blog for our analyses of the 2018–2019 business school application essays, and be sure to download our free Insider’s Guides!




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