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Carnegie Mellon University Tepper Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

This application season, Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business has streamlined its essay prompts down to just one and broadened the scope of the query to leave the decision of what to share largely up to the candidate. Rather than asking applicants about a defining moment and how they anticipate contributing to and benefitting … Read More →

October 19, 2016

2016-2017 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) MBA Essay Analysis

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Cornell University Johnson Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

Once again, applicants to the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University must contend with its rather unique “life story” essay prompt, which, despite the upside of allowing candidates to offer a well-rounded picture of themselves to the school’s admissions committee, can be a pretty challenging and daunting submission for some individuals. Last year’s … Read More →

October 7, 2016

2016-2017 Cornell University (Johnson) MBA Essay Analysis

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University of California Los Angeles Anderson Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

The UCLA Anderson School of Management has been asking applicants about their short- and long-term goals for as long as we at mbaMission have been publishing essay analyses, but not until 2014 did the school incorporate its three defining principles into its essay question. Last year, Anderson tweaked the query to address candidates’ goals for … Read More →

July 25, 2016

2016-2017 MBA Essay Analysis University of California Los Angeles (Anderson)

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Duke University Fuqua School of Business Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business has made some adjustments to its essay questions this year but has chosen to keep its rather unique “25 Random Things” prompt, which we imagine will delight some applicants but dishearten others. If you fall into the latter category, we encourage you to view this submission as the generous … Read More →

July 12, 2016

2016-2017 Duke University (Fuqua) MBA Essay Analysis

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INSEAD Essay Analysis, 2016–2017

In recent years, we have seen more and more of the top business schools scaling back the number and/or length of their required application essays, yet INSEAD continues to stick with its longtime format of multiple short essays. The school did reduce the number of  motivation essays by one (from four to three) this year, … Read More →

July 12, 2016

2016-2017 INSEAD MBA Essay Analysis

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