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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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UNC Kenan Flagler Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School has not yet opted to take the ultra creative approach with its application essays as we have seen other top programs do in recent years, with requests for “introduce yourself” videos, hypothetical tables of contents for one’s life story, lists of “random things,” representative … Read More →

November 11, 2016

2016-2017 Business School MBA Essay Analysis University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

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Texas McCombs Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

Each year, the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin tweaks the wording of its application essay questions just a bit, though the core of what the program hopes to learn from its applicants seems to stay largely the same. For its first essay, McCombs has continued to narrow the scope … Read More →

November 7, 2016

2016-2017 Business School MBA Essay Analysis University of Texas at Austin (McCombs)

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Georgetown McDonough Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

Some applicants may be happy to learn that Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has dropped its rather intimidating “Why you?” essay prompt that we imagine gave some candidates trouble last application season. However, that relief may be short-lived when they learn that the school has added a video essay component, not to mention that … Read More →

November 2, 2016

2016-2017 Business School Georgetown University (McDonough) MBA Essay Analysis

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