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Indian School of Business Essay Analysis, 2013–2014

The Indian School of Business (ISB) appears to have somewhat narrowed the focus of its essay questions since last season. It again asks candidates to explain what differentiates them from others, but this year, it specifically requests two examples and characterizes what kinds of qualities it seeks, rather than leaving the query more open-ended. The … Read More  

2013-2014 Indian School of Business MBA Essay Analysis

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Carnegie-Mellon University (Tepper) Essay Analysis 2013–2014

To us at mbaMission, one of the most notable things about the essay questions Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business is posing this application season is that the program has changed its approach to length guidelines by shifting from “double-spaced page” requirements to specific word counts. Candidates who have surveyed the school’s past questions may … Read More  

2013-2014 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) MBA Essay Analysis

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University of Texas, Austin (McCombs) Essay Analysis, 2013–2014

By asking candidates to submit three essays of 250 words each, the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin, has drastically streamlined its essay questions this year compared with last year—and in concert with what many other MBA programs are doing this season. Then, the length requirement for Essay 1 alone was … Read More  

2013-2014 MBA Essay Analysis University of Texas at Austin (McCombs)

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INSEAD Essay Analysis, 2013–2014

INSEAD apparently has not felt the pressure to alter its essay questions or requirements this season, as many U.S. business schools have done. Except for reversing the order of some questions, no changes have really been made to the school’s queries or allotted word counts. The program’s six “motivational essay” prompts are the primary ones, … Read More  

2013-2014 INSEAD MBA Essay Analysis

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University of London (London Business School) Essay Analysis, 2013–2014

London Business School follows in the steps of a number of top MBA programs this year in streamlining and downscaling its application essay requirements, going from six questions and 1,750 allotted words to three questions and 1,200 words. Two of the current prompts are reminiscent of several questions from last year—asking about applicants’ future plans … Read More  

2013-2014 MBA Essay Analysis University of London (London Business School)

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