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University of London (London Business School) Essay Analysis, 2012–2013

Question 1 (500 words): In what role or sector do you see yourself working immediately after graduation?  Why?  How will your past and present experiences help you achieve this?  How will the London Business School MBA Programme contribute to this goal? This multipart essay question largely amounts to a request for a personal statement essay, … Read More  

2012-2013 MBA Essay Analysis University of London (London Business School)

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INSEAD Essay Analysis, 2012–2013

1. Give a candid description of yourself, stressing the personal characteristics you feel to be your strengths and weaknesses and the main factors, which have influenced your personal development, giving examples when necessary. (600 words max.) Although INSEAD’s request for “main factors which have influenced your development” comes near the end of the essay prompt, we … Read More  

2012-2013 INSEAD MBA Essay Analysis

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Duke University (Fuqua) Essay Analysis, 2012–2013

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is changing things up this application season, most interestingly, joining the ranks of schools with creative essay questions (e.g., NYU Stern, Chicago , Cornell) with its prompt asking candidates to list “25 random things” about themselves. Maybe we have a maverick admissions committee in our midst! We will see … Read More  

University of California Los Angeles (Anderson) Essay Analysis, 2012–2013

UCLA Anderson keeps things short and sweet this application season, with one personal essay question and one forward-looking professional essay prompt. As always, think carefully about what you want to say before you begin writing, and be especially careful to craft a concise and eye-catching resume. We emphasize the word concise! Do not overstuff your resume with … Read More  

2012-2013 MBA Essay Analysis University of California Los Angeles (Anderson)

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University of Virginia (Darden) Essay Analysis, 2012–2013

Is Darden trying to keep aspiring consultants at bay? Does the school just not have the resources to read a large number of essays? We have no real way of knowing, of course, but we have a hard time imagining that the admissions committee can get a full and accurate impression of a candidate from … Read More  

2012-2013 MBA Essay Analysis University of Virginia (Darden)

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