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IE Business School Essay Tips and Examples

The application essays for IE University’s International MBA Program are not overly taxing from a length perspective, but they require candidates to make some important decisions as to what they choose to share and how. We imagine most applicants will end up devoting a good bit of time to considering their options as far as … Read More  

HKUST Business School Essay Tips and Examples

 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School asks candidates to submit two brief essays as part of their application. The first concerns the applicant’s self-assessed strengths and how they have applied them in the past in a beneficial way. The second essay involves basic topics commonly seen in business school applications: … Read More  

BU Questrom School of Business Essay Tips and Examples

Applicants to Boston University’s Questrom School of Business can either submit a written essay or respond on video to three questions, though the school does not provide these prompts in advance. This approach gives Questrom candidates the opportunity to choose the format that better fits their character and personality and that they feel more comfortable … Read More  

International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Essay Tips and Examples

The International Institute for Management Development (IMD) requires only one official written essay of its applicants, and it is a rather brief one on a difficult decision. However, candidates can submit a short optional statement as well, if they wish, and are tasked with responding to several short essay-type questions within the body of the … Read More  

2023-2024 B-Schools Outside the Top 15 Business School Essays MBA Essay Tips

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Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business Essay Tips and Examples

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has only one required written application essay. For it, the school asks applicants to discuss how they have promoted inclusion and how they expect to apply their related skills and mind-set at Tepper. Candidates are also tasked with recording a brief video about their post-graduation aspirations. Applicants who … Read More  


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