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Yale School of Management Essay Analysis, 2017–2018

The Yale School of Management (SOM) is staying the course this year with its single application essay, joining both Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School in using the same essay queries as last season. The school has made no modifications to its one prompt, whose 500-word limit does not offer a lot of room … Read More →

Harvard Business School Essay Analysis, 2017–2018

Last year (after just one season), Harvard Business School (HBS) did away with its incredibly broad “introduce yourself” essay prompt in favor of one that at first glance seemed to have almost no parameters at all—and, interestingly, was more or less the same as the one from 2013–2014, when Dee Leopold was running the show. … Read More →

Columbia Business School Essay Analysis, 2017–2018

For years, Columbia Business School (CBS) has been at the front of the pack of MBA programs that have been gradually shortening their application essays and requiring candidates to be direct and concise in their submissions. It was even the first school to incorporate a micro essay into its application. Last season, CBS gave applicants … Read More →

May 9, 2017

2017-2018 Business School Columbia University (Columbia Business School) MBA Essay Analysis

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London Business School Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

Over the years, we have seen London Business School (LBS) progressively streamline its application essay requirements. In 2012–2013, the program asked candidates to submit six essays totaling 1,750 words. That dropped to three essays and 1,200 words the following year, then again to two essays and 800 words the two seasons after that. For 2016–2017 … Read More →

November 30, 2016

2016-2017 Business School London Business School MBA Essay Analysis

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USC Marshall Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

The University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business has made some fairly notable changes from the single essay prompt it has used the past two application seasons. This year, the school poses two essay questions (required), and rather than asking candidates about their short- and long-term goals and how they expect Marshall to … Read More →

November 22, 2016

2016-2017 Business School MBA Essay Analysis University of Southern California (Marshall)

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