Blog: Archive for the “Business School” Category

UW Foster School of Business Essay Tips and Examples

Applicants to the University of Washington (UW) Foster School of Business must provide two average-length essays but have the option of submitting two more, allowing candidates to cover more of what they feel are the most compelling parts of their candidacy. The school’s first required essay focuses on applicants’ desire to attend business school with … Read More  

UCLA Anderson School of Management Essay Tips and Examples

The UCLA Anderson School of Management requires candidates to provide three “short essays.” The first is about their need for an MBA, and the second focuses on their short- and long-term professional objectives. For the third, applicants are asked to discuss their expectations for their time in the Anderson MBA program, particularly with respect to … Read More  

Cambridge Judge Business School Essay Tips and Examples

Although some top business schools have been gradually reducing the number of application essays they require, the University of Cambridge Judge Business School still demands four separate submissions from its candidates. The program’s first essay is about applicants’ career goals and related preparation, the second focuses on a “professional mistake” and the candidate’s analysis of … Read More  

Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management Essay and Examples

With its straightforward approach to the traditional goals statement and just one other required essay (now with two prompt options that applicants can choose from), the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University seems interested in getting right to the heart of the issues it considers most valuable when evaluating its applicants. The admissions … Read More  

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Essay Tips and Examples

Candidates for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business must provide just one written essay (of a somewhat succinct 500 words) in response to their choice of three questions. Applicants can discuss how their personal attributes and experiences could be additive to the school’s community, a time when they supported another individual and how that experience … Read More  


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