Blog: Archive for the “International Business Schools” Category

Oxford University (Saïd Business School) Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford takes a rather minimalist approach to application essays, asking its candidates to compose only one short (250-word), traditional written submission. And the prompt gives candidates the leeway to share whatever additional information they believe the school needs to fully evaluate them, so they are not restricted … Read More  

University of Cambridge Judge Business School Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

This season, a number of top business schools have cut back their application essay requirements, either removing queries or decreasing word allowances, and quite a few have been simply maintaining their questions and word limits from last year. The University of Cambridge Judge Business School is doing neither. Although the program published its new deadlines … Read More  

INSEAD Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

Once again, INSEAD appears to have made no significant changes to its MBA application essay prompts this season. Candidates must respond to four short career-focused queries (a fifth one is optional) and provide three motivation essays (with an optional fourth).  Applicants are also tasked with completing a video component for which they answer four questions … Read More  

London Business School Essay Analysis, 2020–2021

Like many top MBA programs this year, London Business School (LBS) has elected to make no changes to its application essay prompts. Except for some slight variations in phrasing and allowed word count, the school has been posing these same questions since 2015, so we presume they have proved effective in providing the additional information … Read More  

Consider a Part-Time MBA—or an MBA Program in Europe!

We at mbaMission often receive questions about part-time MBA programs, so we thought we should offer a look at some of the pros and cons of this option. As for the pros, the one that business school candidates cite most frequently is that the part-time MBA involves a limited opportunity cost. Unlike full-time MBA students, … Read More  

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