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NYU Stern School of Business Essay Tips and Examples

The two application essay prompts for the New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business demand that candidates tap into their personality and character and convey a bit of their creative side. But first, the school poses a straightforward and rather traditional question about applicants’ short-term professional aspirations, limiting the response to a succinct 150 … Read More  

Northwestern Kellogg School of Management Essay Tips and Examples

Applicants to the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University must submit two written essays. For the first, candidates are asked to provide a somewhat short, but dense, explanation of their path to and motivation for pursuing an MBA from Kellogg and their vision for their professional future. The second essay deals with an experience … Read More  

The Wharton School Essay Tips and Examples

As a pair, the prompts for the two required application essays for the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania essentially ask candidates to describe a kind of give-and-take with respect to their engagement with the MBA program. For Essay 1, you must discuss what Wharton can do for you, and for Essay 2, the … Read More  

Texas McCombs School of Business Essay Tips and Examples

The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin requires just one relatively brief yet still revelatory written essay from its applicants. Candidates are directed to compose a cover letter for the admissions committee in which they essentially make a pitch for why they want (or need) a Texas McCombs MBA. In … Read More  

Yale School of Management Essay Tips and Examples

The Yale School of Management (SOM) is one of the few top MBA programs that give candidates just one required application essay with which to make an impression on the admissions committee. The school offers applicants a choice of three topics to, as the admissions committee states, “ensure that you’re able to write about something … Read More  


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